Wednesday, February 17, 2016
It's A Cat's Life
With rain predicted today, I pulled the leaf blower out of retirement yesterday afternoon to rid the deck of the accumulated piles and drifts from winter. There had been no sense doing it until the trees were completely bare; I don't believe in wasted effort. I knew Linda was going to stop by, but I did not see her car drive up nor, with the sound of the blower and my concentration on getting the job done, did I see her standing nearby. I almost wish I could have seen myself jump-start when I looked up. I'm sure it was classic. Fortunately, I am not a screamer and I did not throw the leaf blower at her. It did take a minute for my heart to start beating again. We had a nice visit.
Strong winds came up in the night and are really howling this morning. After days of gorgeous weather, we're back in it again with heavily overcast skies. The blossoming almond tree was a bit premature, I fear. There will be no looking out the open door for the cats today.