Something new! – This week while walking along the stream in my happy place, I saw a turtle. First one I’ve seen here. He was sunning on a branch that was hanging over the stream. Not my idea of relaxing but I’m not a turtle.
One of my favorite things – This past week I had a whiff of hyacinth. It was in a store gearing up for Mother’s Day. My childhood home had a lot of good smells. My mother had a wisteria vine just outside the kitchen door and there were fruit trees with sweet smelling blossoms. I’ll have to work on getting some scented plants here. My nose is lonesome.
Neighbors – We met a new neighbor. They live in the other end of our triplex. All three homes have similar layouts but over the years previous owners made changes making them all slightly different. I enjoy going into other homes in the neighborhood. It gives me ideas. I like to see something before I commit to it. This home feels comfortable. It’s beautiful. There isn’t too much furniture and tchotchkes to make it cluttered or claustrophobic. Yep, I could live there. Better still, I met a neighbor who has similar taste. I can use her as a sounding board when I get one of my crazy ideas. (Just ask the beloved husband who says I spawn them weekly!)
I’ll never understand nature – I live near a creek that floods the main road into our development. We’ve been here 15 months and it’s flooded three times. Usually the road is closed for two days until the water level goes down and the township clears the debris off the road. We had two solid days of constant (and sometimes heavy) rain this week. It didn’t flood. Each day as I went out for my Starbucks I would wait until I could clear the bridge before I put the order in just in case I couldn’t get there. The best harbinger is the neighbor who lives along the bridge road. Their entire yard gets flood and in bad rain, their house too. If their cars are parked on the hill (they are downhill from us – we don’t get flooded) there is a good chance that the bridge is flooded or will be shortly.
Deck update – Deck is in progress. It’s four weeks behind promised delivery date but I’m getting accustomed to contractor-speak and I didn’t flinch. This week promises to be sunny. They are looking at another two weeks of work barring a visit from Murphy and his law. (Still trying not to flinch!)
So how was your week?