Just a little informational blurb here to give you the buzz.
Actually, on a different note, the first time I ever used stereo headphones was in the very early 1970’s (could have been 1970 as I was only just married) at my ex-husband’s parents’ home. His Dad had a fabulous stereo system with quite an extensive collection of old record albums. They asked me to put the headphones on and listen… I never heard such a fabulous sound in my life. The rest of the world was erased (sound-wise anyway), I sat back in my father-in-law’s deep cushy chair and listed to the whole side of the album, Jesus Christ Superstar. Wow. I was speechless.
We went out and bought that album, and I must have played it non-stop for weeks. Long enough to know every song and to sing along with all the words.
So, “what’s the buzz”?
Well, it’s been an eventful week, for me anyway. On Wednesday my friend Mary (hi Mare!) came over to visit for a spell (that’s what they all say here in Salem…) and we each had a piece of The Cake. (Oh, BTW, that cake is history now). We had a nice couple of hours chatting about this and that.
On Thursday, we had the septic tank guy come over with his specialty guy who does scoping of pipes, and they put a snake up a pipe in the back lower garden area, where Paul had dug down to expose a broken pipe coming out of the septic system, and they got it unblocked and running free (P.U.), but now it’s back to the way it should work. I wasn’t directly involved in that operation. Like Paul said when I sat him down and asked “so what happened?” – “It’s a guy thing!”
Yeah. I’m glad of that.
Then, today we have the water meter man coming to install some new-fangled device on the water meter that will enable the City to read our meters from anywhere – even from the office I suppose. Remote reading. They won’t have to come to the actual house any more and traipse through people’s yards, (possibly stepping in poo, etc), so that will be a good thing. Our front yard area is like a land mine of poo etc. from the dogs). He hasn’t shown up yet, but he’s due here in about an hour. I’m alone here so I hope I don’t have to do any “guy” stuff.
Oh, the other big thing that happened this week. It came after several days of Paul not being able to go out lobstering, so the traps were on a long “soak,” as they say when they aren’t hauled up every day. About 3 or 4 days’ worth. But when Paul got home from lobstering the other day, after the long soak, he had gotten 105 lobsters!
That almost called for a celebration, but I’m waiting til the low-iodine-diet is over to make another cake. A hundred and five may not seem like an awful lot, but compared to the usual catch lately of under 10 lobsters, it’s massive.
I hope it continues.
I’m watching the men’s tennis semifinals right now – Federer vs. Djokovic. Don’t like either one of them so no rooting from this peanut gallery. Later, the Nadal vs. Ferrer match will be better, and I actually like both of those men, but will be rooting for my fave, Rafa Nadal. Go Rafa!
The women’s final is tomorrow morning. It’s Maria Sharapova vs. Sara Errani (Italy). Errani is an unexpected semifinalist. Never been in a major final. It’s been 4 years since Maria has won a major. So I’m rooting for her because she’s really worked hard to get here again after surgery. Go Maria! (But good work Sara for getting this far!)
So that’s the buzz.
Hey, tell me what’s happening at your end…
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“Our entry to it is naked and bare;
Our journey through it is trouble and care;
Our exit from it is who-knows-where;
So if we’re all right here, we’re all right there.”
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
“There are only two seasons – winter and baseball.”