I can’t remember if I mentioned it earlier, but I murdered some of my neighbors Sunday night. I found their company extremely unpleasant, so I waited until after midnight (since I’d forgotten earlier) and gassed them. I killed hundreds of them, no doubt, probably thousands in fact. At least I didn’t burn their home, like many murderers do. Now, the next time I mow the yard I won’t have to watch for yellow-jackets.
I went out yesterday to see if any activity remained at the crime scene and took along the new pruning saw I mentioned the other day. A decent-sized ash sprout, which I thought would make a good walking staff, was growing in the forsythia bush. I was using the little saw for the first time, but it cut like it was already worn out. An inspection showed that Fiskars’ Chinese manufacturer thinks that adding a non-stick coating means that you can do away with setting the teeth. I have a saw set, but the teeth are supposedly hardened and I wonder if they will take a set, and if the teeth will break off if I try. It looks like Fiskars is no longer maintaining quality. What a shame for a formerly wonderful line of products.
I was so aggravated with having to “wear off” the ash sprout that I forgot to check the yellow-jackets, so I guess I’ll go back again before I mow. Incidentally, I looked up the sapling’s leaves in a 1949 Yearbook of Agriculture and it was a white ash, not that it matters, but we have at least a couple other varieties around here.
The missus is having a lot of pain these days, some probably due to serious reasons and some just plain old-fashioned arthritis. I have arthritis problems myself, plus two symptoms which aren’t bad separately, but could signal a serious situation when considered together. We don’t have healthcare of ANY kind, so our health and our lives are totally dependent on the grace of God; which is not a bad thing. I ask my Christian friends to say a prayer for the both of us that God might heal whatever is ailing us. We’re good-to-go spiritually, but would prefer to stick around a little longer if possible. Thanks in advance, as I know you will pray.
The missus had her eyes checked today for the first time in years. The doctor found no disease or cataracts and only changed her lense prescriptions one notch. He said her eyes are in excellent shape. That was nice to hear.
It was another nice day here, cloudy but nice. Unfortunately, I squandered it by watching the 700 Club, taking a nap and then taking the wife and pooch for a spin after the news this evening. Oh well, if I die and leave work undone, it’s no skin off MY dead nose! – LOL
Thanks for your patience with my semi-coherent musings. May God bless you every one. © 2017