since 4 am. Nice, steady, rain. Now I'll HAVE to finish that flower bed. I'll put LOTSA mulch on it and maybe, just maybe, it won't be as bad next year. It's a fairly new flower bed, compared to the front of the house. I attacked it when we bought the house in 1978. So, each year it's fairly easy to maintain. But, didn't put the side bed in until 2001 when we built the addition. Never did finish the one in the back, got it half done, maybe next spring.
Was getting ready to leave yesterday when a silver van pulled into the driveway. She started rattling off about how her grandmother use to live here when her dad was born, and, would it be OK to bring them by sometime. I gave her the 10cent tour, and, eventually found out (when she finally shut up and took a breath) she lives on the farm on the road behind me. Her sister-in-law manages the golf course restaurant where I take Archie for breakfast. Cool.
I hate to admit it, or, even say it, and, if my half-sister were still alive, she would flog the daylights out of me for doing so, but, I think Dad's going down-hill this year. He has been getting frail over the past couple of years but, yesterday his remarks were oh so negative. I tell him, he can pay someone to mow the yard and I'm sure his Amish neighbors would clean his house for a fee. They love making money. Why don't I do it, you ask? HA! I could never do anything to please the man. Don't even go there. So, I tell him, it would be cheaper to pay these people than to sell out and go into a home. But, as usual, I'm only 2 years old.
Must go unclog a toilet, later.............