Hello? – We have an arched window over the front door. Yesterday I saw this robin looking in. He was standing on the outside ledge. He did a lot of walking up and down and peering. First time I saw that! So cute. The cats wanted to invite him in.
That was weird – You get weirdos visiting your site. They leave messages that don’t make a lot of sense. These are not the clearly spam comments but a little more articulate (not much) and without links so they get past the spam filter. I had an unusual one last week. Someone left two messages on my post saying he was offended. That’s all, just offended. It was Wednesday’s post on jumping to conclusions. I looked at it with different eyes. I would not describe my blog as offensive, sensualized, political, violent, belligerent, hateful or insulting. It’s more bland, lackluster, boring, etc. I clicked on the commenter’s blog and it was a sales site. Maybe his goal was to get me to click. It may benefit him somehow. His mission was accomplished. I spammed his comments. My blog, my rules. If he was truly offended, he needs to grow a thicker skin.
And it goes on – After a month of sliding start dates, tomorrow is the current magic one for the deck renovation. The reasons for not starting run the range of finishing another job, the weather to helping a friend move. At one point I was asked if I’d rather have him work on my job or finish helping his friend. I said work on my job (he had spent the week with his friend already). He went with his friend anyway (so why ask?). We have some rain in the forecast. We’ll see how this goes. Last big project. I will either end up in the poor house or the looney bin. (Was looney bin offensive?)
Speaking of contractors – I had a really good experience with a landscaper. My project was scheduled for July. That was the soonest they could get in. One part of it was planting a street tree and cultivating a front bed for flowers near the front door. I wanted those done early so I could plant flowers in May. They came this past week and not only did the tree and bed but the entire job. I was over the moon! They worked here for three days through cold temperatures and a few showers. Wish they were all like that.
Trees, trees, trees – I want to plant two more trees in the back yard, partly for screening out the neighbors and a distant highway and partly to diffuse the sun streaming in the windows. A tree is a big deal. It takes years to grow so you want to be sure you pick the right tree for the right location. The selection is endless. Bloomers or fall foliage? Taller or shorter? One thing is for sure. I want a tree that the birds love. Nothing says home like bird poop on the walkways.
So how was your week?