"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN
Sunday, February 26, 2012
There hasn’t been much to post about the past few days. We did manage to avoid the rain for the balance of the week. Most days were sunny with warm temperatures. Sally really enjoyed spending time soaking it up, along with her best friend.
My brother and I were able to make quite a bit of progress on the house we’re building. We got it all framed up, along with all the truss’s up and in place by Thursday afternoon. Pretty good for one old guy, and one a few years younger. The last two years we had people stop by and ask if we could hire them for a few days or weeks. Not so this year. They have either found jobs, or don’t want one.
I just looked at the weather forecast. Chance of rain for most of the week ahead. Warmer temperatures have the hardwood trees beginning to bud out. The blooms are also starting to show on the pines, and within a week I’m sure we will see the beginnings of the yellow fog. At the least, if it rains, it will wash away most of the pine pollen. If it doesn’t, everything outdoors will be sporting a coating of yellow for days.
Anyway, just two more weeks and we’re on the road, again. Can’t wait to get rolling. There are folks to visit with that we haven’t seen in almost a year. Looking forward to seeing them again, as well as some friends we haven’t even met, yet………jc