The last 3 days, torrential rains, strong winds and a lot to tidy. Small clearing around cottage is surrounded by limbs, branches and limbs hanging from trees.
Twice had no current but that is not new in this rural area.
Just came inside was going to try with cane in hand to dead head a few plants. Insects covering
every plant and soon felt something crawling on my back, so I head back inside to change
my blouse and not going back outside.
Before I did this heard something like a large bang and thought someone is using a rifle
then noticed a large branch falling from a tree.
Everything lush, green and growing wild from sun, heat and rain,
Have put in several calls for help and it will happen. now I need patience.
A blessing that down the road roof work being done and after contacting that neighbor
the roofers pulled in late yesterday and with ladders emptied the down spouts filled with leaves.
Such nice young men and the owner looked so young and handsome, thought he looked like
he was in his 20,s, he said thank you "I am in the 40's."
Have heard many people complain of the gutter guards and he installs the screens, so a
price will soon be given me. In almost 60 years of owning homes have never done this
always family or someone near would clean gutters. Now living by the woods with leaves
constantly falling 9 months out of the year guess it is time to have something on the gutters.
An errand and as I pulled down the road my normal way - I had to back up to my drive
as neighbors field had turned into a lake and water covering the road. I was hesitant about
driving through the flowing water that looked about 10 inches high. Took the opposite and longer
way for trip to town.
I am like a broken record with my sharing as I look around the surroundings which were always
almost perfect. Now cannot weed, use a hoe, ride the lawn tractor and spread weed killer.
Was doing all of this 2 years ago and trying to accept and not doing well at accepting.
Truly never thought this would happen, always considered reasonably intelligent
and I must not be.
Over and over the thoughts of living somewhere with less responsibility surface.
Following my heart and will just have to have help like never before and realistically
that is less expensive then selling, relocating and not liking my surroundings.
I have to have nature
looking out every window,
have to see plants, birds and critters that come to visit.
Everything may be closer to this cottage then I planned.
Whats important to this one
nature, garden, my books, computer, my yoga mat, meditation. prayer,
simple healthy meals, visits from family
and guess that is it...
Next week several appointments for consultation on results of blood work done
told everything normal and this almost sounds like a contradiction of the way I
am at this time. May just be aging but my mind thinks like 20 years ago.