On the walk along the stream near my home, there is a ditch next to the open grate bridge. It’s at least a foot deep, maybe more. It washes out with big rains but it’s been there a long time. It’s next to the shoulder of the road. If a car tried to pull over too far and hit it, there would be damage. During the hottest part of the summer the water level drops but there is always water there. Last week for the first time I saw tadpoles. They weren’t there last year, but some frogs laid eggs and they hatched. For a few days I would stop and watch them scurry around. I would tell them how pretty they were and what wonderful frogs they will make. (Yes, I talk to tadpoles!) Yesterday on my morning walk, I saw that the street crew filled it with macadam killing all the taddies.
The deck guy was able to get two other guys to show up (hallelujah!). They put the beams up for the pergola. He couldn’t do that alone. There is still significant work to be done but he was hopeful he’d have them both for another day. I’ve gotten to understand the steamier side of the construction trade but that’s a post all by itself.
My dry eye kicked up again this week. It’s painful and annoying when it does and it’s always the worst when allergy season collides with routine dry eye. I’m trying a new doc next week. I’ve read about new treatments (I’ve tried most of the old ones available and they are very temporary) so I’m hopeful.
We are getting a new tree planted on Saturday. It’s exciting for me as it’s off the side of the deck. I will surely be dead before it’s completely grown but I’m hoping in a year or two we’ll get to enjoy seeing it from the second floor. We planted a tree last year and it’s doing great. I am amazed at the amount of growth in a year.
And we had another angry person kill a large group of innocent children who had nothing to do with his pain and a segment of the country doesn’t think it’s about the guns. It’s harder to drive a car than it is to buy military grade weapons. Thoughts and prayers seem to be the national “go to.” They are useless.
It’s been up and down, good and bad, but life continues to go on.