For the fun of it, I thought I’d quickly check when fall arrives this year. Are you ready? The Autumnal Equinox arrives Friday, Sept. 22 at 2 P.M.! That’s 37 sleeps! That means there’s still over a month of summer to enjoy.
Looking back at this summer, my wife and I accomplished everything we wanted to get done. We re-shingled the house, got new eavestroughs, painted the house, and stained both the deck and fence. However, there was still one more major chore that my wife wanted done.
Through the summer I have been cleaning up some of the trees around the yard by sawing off branches and placing them just outside the back fence. It was getting to be quite a pile that needed to be hauled away, which my wife didn’t see any point of doing until all of the branches she wanted gone came down. There were some big branches she wanted cut off one of our trees out front. Hey, I didn’t even notice them, but my wife, with her X-Ray vision, couldn’t help but notice them and they were driving her crazy. She had been harping about these stupid branches all summer. I wanted to do what an old diamond commercial promised it could for your wife…”render her speechless.” Seeing as I couldn’t afford a diamond, I did the next best thing.
Last week my friend came over with his flat bed trailer and a chainsaw and we got to work. We sawed off the branches my wife wanted gone and then loaded everything on his flat bed. Finally, every branch was loaded up, under a tarp, and on it’s way to the dump.
My wife loved it. It didn’t leave her totally speechless, but she’s been quiet about branches ever since. To me, that’s way better than what any diamond could have done!