Yard work, cousins! That’s what we’ve been up to. We got pretty much all the dead leaves up, Becky got some plants in the ground, and we put down some grass seed to try and get something approaching a normal lawn going on.
Now speaking of leaves, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to call the Spring leaf bag contest prematurely. The reason for this is: we lost count. The city finally picked the bags up today, and we were already pretty sketchy on what we were up to, and then when the truck pulled up, we rushed the bags in progress out there to get them picked up as well. We’ve got no idea what the actual number is.
Now, this isn’t too much of a problem, for two reasons. First, there weren’t that many entries anyway, and second, you’re all way off. The highest guess was 52 from Mister Thiel. Folks, we lost count somewhere around seventy. I’m willing to bet there were close to 80 picked up by the truck today. Dave, I’ll work on finding something fabulous to send you.
I should also report on how Becky insulted our good friend Dan (who, by the way, I dreamed last night got married to none other than Britney Spears.) There’s a branch on our dogwood tree that’s partly cracked and hanging down, and I remarked that I’d like to get it down. It’s pretty high up, though. First, Becky declared that this was not a task I was up to. I said, “Oh, not by myself. I’ll get Dan to help me!” At this point she rolled her eyes and said, “Oh good, Tweedledum and Tweedledee would be hacking at the tree!”
Can you imagine!? I was shocked — shocked! — at her brazen insult of our dear close friend. Especially after that favor he did for her! When I later took her to task for calling Dan “Tweedledum” she merely replied that she didn’t specify who was who in that scenario and he very well could have been Tweedledee. I then told her my plan to cut the branch by taping a saw to a broomstick and then taping that to a rake so I’d have the reach to get at the branch and she once again impugned my abilities. I don’t know why I put up with this wrathful woman.
We also found out some news about the House Across the Street (nee, Krakhaus). It’s been sold! We don’t know many details except that the closing is on the 28th. It’s been bought by a couple of young men, Slammy O’Cardoor and Smokey Crackerson.
And finally, will some more people get in there and seed the new Doctor Who episode, “New Earth?” This download rate is pitiful!