Can it really be May? – April turned out to be a cold and windy month. That didn’t stop the flowers and trees from starting their blooming season. It did, however, curtail my walks to my happy place. Hoping for more great weather.
Gone! – There was a barista at my local Starbucks that had been there for at least a decade. She knew everything and could fix anything (but the expresso machine!). She was poached by a local car dealership to start an upscale coffee shop inside their customer area. I was surprised. What auto place would set up a fancy coffee shop? Most have those help yourself pods for the folks waiting in the service area. It’s the Porsche dealer so they pamper their clients. I will miss her, but she will be a great fit there. Super friendly and remembers everyone.
Speaking of remembering everyone – I’m getting that disease where you can’t remember people’s faces. I call it anti-facial recognition syndrome. Everyone looks alike. We’ve had three different workmen here this week. The lead I know from other projects but the other two I can’t tell apart. They are white middle-aged males of similar height, but their facial features escape me. I refer to them by their transportation. There is jeep guy and motorcycle guy. It doesn’t help that they’ve been wearing hoodies. It happened with landscapers too. There were three guys, all Latino. One was the lead on the job. I was good as long as his jacket was different. They wore jackets supplied by the company. On a cold day they all had the same thicker jacket, and I was up the creek! Oh the joys of aging.
Still struggling on that tree – We are adding a tree off the new deck. Visiting nurseries is as confusing as researching on the internet. I’m looking at sticks and wondering how it will look in 20 years. I drove around neighborhoods and took pictures of trees that are blooming now. That’s all good but I don’t know for sure if they are cherry or crabapple trees. I’ll get one chance to make a selection. It takes years for a tree to mature and match that pretty picture posted. By then it’s too late to say “I want the other one.”
An unwanted visitor – Covid made a sneak attack in my family. My 90-something brother and sister-in-law got it. That are vaxxed and boosted. My brother, who we worried about the most because he has asthma, had a short run but his wife is very ill. Her doc prescribed the pills. They cut down on the duration and the severity, but she’s still been pretty sick this week. We are grateful they didn’t get it when there were no treatments or vaccines.
So how was your week?