It’s the first week in July, and it just doesn’t get any more “summer” than this.
It is still early enough in summer that you have a clear blue sky, with a big yellow sun.
The haze doesn’t come for a couple more weeks.
I love summer.
We are almost complete moving into our new house. Our dream house. And today is the first day that I can sit and enjoy the place. Poor Darlene had to go to work today.
Poor Darlene. She has busted her butt harder than anybody else.
Today the girls and I will spend most of the day out in the back yard – swimming in the pool.
That ought to wear them out.
The best part about this house is that the neighborhood is chalked full of kids. Kids - kids - kids. Lots of kids. Lots of kids who are five and six years old.
Finally the girls can play with kids in the neighborhood. They can go over to a friend’s house, knock on the door and say “can Mary come out and play?”
They just have to make the friends now.
We still have stuff at the old place. It is amazing how much the movers didn’t move. How much they didn’t move for six hundred bucks.
Nothing behind the bar
No clothes packed in Wardrobe boxes.
No closets packed in little boxes
Nothing from my workshop – not even the Christmas decorations
Nothing from the outside shed – I had to haul my lawnmower myself
Nothing from the back yard – like the teeter-totter or the girls bikes.
And the whole time they weren’t moving that stuff, they were complaining about how hard the work was.
They were clearly stoned.
“I’m sorry”, I would say over and over, “perhaps you need to find a different profession”
“Nah, moving is in my blood. Can’t nobody pack a truck like me” replied their leader
“Where is my lawn mower?” I asked having heard his self-proclaimed skill.
“Oh – it’s still at the other place. Nothing but small stuff there”, should be easy for you.” He replied – “If you want to pay us for a second load we could …”
“Ahh” I said deciding if this was a fight worth having. “
He was stoned and exhausted, I could probably take him.
I went to the old place the next morning with Dar.
We spent the next days hauling stuff in our Jeep and Sebring.
Next time I go car shopping, I’m getting a truck.