Loving This Time of Year

It’s late fall and the early morning grass is covered in frost. The sun stays low in the sky even at noon and it never really warms us.

Coats and sweaters hide (somewhat) the fact that we never worked on our summer tan or lost those extra pounds trying to look good in a swim suit. The gnats, flys, spiders and mosquitoes have all either gone to hibernate or fly around that great, muddy water puddle in the sky. Continue reading “Loving This Time of Year”

Insurance Claim

Extent of Injuries: Sprained ankle, numerous cuts and contusions.

Cause of Injuries: Fall from step ladder.

Circumstances of injuries: The unusually nice weather encouraged me to clean the leaves from the gutters on the garage. This hadn’t been done in several years so there was a large accumulation of dead leaves and rotted mulch in addition to the fresh leaves from this year. As a result it was necessary to climb the ladder and use a hand trowel to dig the muck out of the gutter. Continue reading “Insurance Claim”

Scary Things For a Scary Month

A pumpkin Corral from the Dallas Arboretum

I used to like autumn but now its just the doorway to winter. However, there are still a lot of reasons to like October. Its the month when the travel shows specialize in haunted houses and the food shows do everything that can be done with pumpkins. I don’t cook or travel much so this is by far my best month for movies. The movie channels dig deep into their vaults and blow the spider webs off of the classic, scary, monster movies. And I’m not talking’ about Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet FrankensteinContinue reading “Scary Things For a Scary Month”