A week of sadness – I experienced a real sadness about the loss of Robin Williams. I can’t explain it but it affected my snark. It really is hard to be funny when you can’t feel it.
Rebates – I hate them! In January I bought a nifty electric toothbrush that is supposed to be great for my teeth. It was outrageously expensive but there was a rebate that made it somewhat reasonable. The form said it would take 8 to 10 weeks. At 16 weeks I wrote them a note and resent all the info. For a $5 rebate, I wouldn’t bother but this one was substantial. They were betting I would forget about it. After another 8 weeks I got it but I have really bad feelings about the company. I think it’s weasely to promise something then make people wait so long. (My snark may be on the down low but my whining is doing great, isn’t it?)
Well that’s a hornet’s nest! – A large insect nest hanging from the 2nd story gutter of our home turned out to be a hornet’s nest. It’s too high to knock down safely (with occupants inside) and ever since my wasp incident where I ended up with a dozen stings, I am very cautious. A call to a local apiary guy advised us to leave it alone until after the first hard frost, then to knock it down. The hornets die with the frost except for some queen bee larvae which will hatch next year and start the cycle all over. Since they aren’t annoying us, we will let them live. Bees in our area are down. Most insects of that type are not aggressive unless threatened. I have a bee’s nest by my garden. I walk by and talk to them every day. We have a symbiotic relationship. They never bother me and I never bother them but they do a nice job of pollinating my garden.
A real sign of aging – I was in the doctor’s office waiting this week and picked up an issue of People Magazine. You know you are getting old when you don’t recognize most of the “celebrities.”
So where is summer? – We had “fall” weather here this week. It’s around 50 degrees when we get up with a high of 70. What’s with that? My tomatoes are not happy. They like heat. It’s been an all around bad year for tomatoes here and this is not helping. On a more positive note, I have peaches from my trees. Typically the trees produce 200 or more peaches and the critters eat them all. I have picked about two dozen and that is a miracle!
And how was your week?