It had been a long horribly busy week for Terry and I. We decided that we needed to remove the privet hedge and lay irrigation pipe and set up a different system to water the yard.
I truly hated to see the hedge go, but it had become a horrendous chore to keep the weeds out of it and to keep it clipped…I have a sorry elbow on my left side and an even sorrier shoulder on my right side. Hefting the electric clippers weekly had fast become a much dreaded job.
We worked on the hedge in the cool of the day and then down at our other house during the heat of the day. We aren’t doing lots down there, sprucing up the paint, sanding down a door that keeps getting stuck…little things that take time, but are necessary.
I also finally finished up my fall house cleaning, walls, windows, scrubbed floors, sorted through drawers…you know that sort of stuff, while Terry worked on repairing the 630 John Deere–he is putting on a different front end.
Tired and not interested in cooking Terry took us out to Pizza Hut to eat wings and a salad.
It was when we were leaving a wonderful lady came up to me and told me she was a long-time reader of this blog, although she never leaves a comment. She also said she very much enjoys the photos and the tiny peak into our lives.
What a wonderful lift she gave both of us! We talked about her smiling face and her sweet laughter as we drove home. She gave us a extraordinary bit of joy after along week of steady work.
I do believe this world of blogging has given us friends that we would have never/ever otherwise been able to meet and get to know.
It is true we all leave footprints wherever we go…it’s nice to meet the people who read my blog; they truly leave a kindness in our day.