Busy Sunday in the Hood. Our favorite neighbor The Major returned from Afghanistan last Saturday. In the past week he's adjusted to a 8 and a 1/2 hour time difference, learned while it's okay to put beer in the vegetable drawer it's not okay to put in on the vegetables, been to Home Depot one million times and I believe has found out home repair is not as much fun as golfing.
A 6 week old German shepherd puppy also arrived on the block last Saturday. She too is being domesticated, but since she doesn't drink beer or handle power tools it appears to be going a little more smoothly.
While watching the Major and his one true love hang a new storm door today and visits with the new puppy we gave the garden a day of beauty. The front yard and beds are pruned and weeded, the grass mowed, the edges trimmed. I was feverishly weeding a side bed when out popped a vole. That was an adrenalin rush and a half and drove me inside to make my first batch of chili for Fall 2010.
Now it's raining, the dog is snoring, the defiant cat is outside soaked to the skin. All is well in our house and I hope in yours. Oh, yeah, and if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can remove the fern chewing, hosta chomping rascally vole from my flower bed please tell me. ASAP.