An invasion – I knew it was coming. When the fruit comes in season so do the fruit flies. At first it was a few “scouts” looking at the property. They were reviewing it for the fruit fly version of Airbnb. From the level of “reservations” that came in, we received high marks. They came with their aunts and uncles, grandparents and brought all the kids. ALL THE KIDS! (Do they not have birth control?) The advertisement read bright, sunny, lots of counter tops. Ripe fruit just waiting for you! (Yes, I love my fruit!) I have netting covers to put over fruit but that doesn’t get rid of them. In a pinch they will visit the cat food dishes. So annoying! It’s going to be a long season.
Freaking beeping! – Two of our neighbors had work done this week. One had several large pieces of heavy equipment in their yard. Starting shortly after 7 a.m. I heard the “beep, beep” of equipment in reverse. I did some laundry and put food in the oven. I couldn’t tell one beep from another unless I was in the same room. I was “beeped out” by the end of the day. The best news is that the BIG job (with all the equipment) was done in a day. Peace and quiet (sort of) reigns again.
You can’t get there from here – It’s road construction time. There are several large road projects going on this summer in our area. I went to our library this week. There are two ways to go and both had construction. One was a total road reconstruction with exposed re-bar and concrete trucks pouring and the other was a bridge rebuilding (with half the bridge gone!). I was wishing I had a drone that could support my weight! Fortunately this is not as bad as the year they redid the bridge between me and Starbucks. That was a cranky summer.
The power of music! – On the way to Starbucks I was bouncing and singing to Billy Idol’s “Mony, Mony.” (Pre-8 a.m. and pre-coffee. Only music can get me going like that!) It reminded me of a great conference I attended when I was working. I got up for a 7 a.m. presentation. There were 60 people ahead of me at the Starbuck kiosk so I went coffee-less (never a good thing!). When I walked in the room the presenter had really jumping 70s music playing loudly. My eyes bugged out but before you know it everyone there was bouncing in their seat and singing along. It would have been even better with a Starbucks.
Anticipation! – Next weekend is our family reunion. It’s always a great time and there is always some surprising news. Even better news is that I am not hosting this year but I am making my mom’s strudel recipe. I’ll keep my ears peeled for a good blog post! As Carly says, These are the good old days!
So how was your week?