Mar 3, 2008
"Springtime is the land awakening.
The March winds are the morning yawn." - Lewis Grizzard
Lewis may have been right, but I think that the wind is a high price to pay for the awakening of Spring. I hate the wind.
Yesterday we had a day long cold wind from the west. Today it was equally cool , but the wind was out of the east. Go figure.
Before the wind came up this morning I raked leaves in the back patio and generally cleaned up a bit. That was not a waste of time, but looking at it now, it's hard to see that I did much.
We have a large Southern Live Oak tree and for reasons that are a mystery to biologists, it keeps its leaves through the Winter and then over the course of just a few days, drops them in Spring.
I had lunch with my pals, Lonnie and Chuck today. Monday is my only day off work this week. Chuck, who is ninety, was complaining about having taken his new car to the dealer for routine service. He thinks that they rooked him. You think? He paid sixty bucks to have the oil changed and a "safety check" done. The car has less than five thousand miles on it.
Chuck said that the guy at the dealer was telling him that regular maintenance was important in order to keep the five-year extended warranty valid. Chuck told the guy that when you are ninety, a five-year extended warranty is not all that big a concern. Chuck is not exactly right on that one though. The life expectancy for a healthy male, aged ninety is 3.9 years. He better keep that oil changed.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky