Amid all other influences

Amid all other influences
"reaching for the light"

Monday, November 27, 2006

A Little Bit Here, A Little Bit There . . .

Sorry for not updating the blog page more often. Sometimes there isn't much to say or add to the happenings from below "G" Mountain. We are well and have been doing the normal things the fall season brings to this area. That is, rake and lawn vac the leaves. I don't mind having to rake up the leave from our trees in our yard but the one that gets me is the one that hangs over from our neighbor to the south. They are such nice people and we have gotten along very well since we move here. Their tree puts out big leaves. They mostly fall onto our yard. Thinking back, I believe our kids didn't appreciate having to rake them up also.

I'm almost to the point of taking my chainsaw and cutting a portion of that tree down, the portion that hangs over the brick wall. As far as leaves from our tree, I even get the ones that fall on the road and onto the gutter and take care of those. Now, if the wind does blow them over to the other side of the street or down the street in either direction, that I classify that as payback or just the way things are in the neighborhood. Is that not being nice or what?

Enough of the leaves since we are having our first winter storm this afternoon and for the next two days. I don't mind it though, just don't like to drive in it. There should be a law where the snow only falls on the mountains and stays there till late spring or summer. How come that never happens?

You get the feeling that this is a gripe session or an outward appeal for help? Well, there is some benefits to living below "G" Mountain. They are: hmm . . . Well, we've established a place where our children and their families can come an visit. Ok, it's not Disneyland but visiting in times other than when it's snowing or utter cold is the best. Our home is a landmark, the kids have put their mark on the place, like when I poured a cement pad at the back door, some of our kids wrote their names in the soft cement. There was also some carved initials in one of the trees in the front yard which has since gone they way of the earth. There are other good memories here and it always comes to the forefront of our mind when our kids and their families come for visits. There hasn't been any exception to that statement ever.

Anyway, the town below "G" Mountain is growing, traffice is getting heavier each day, and more stop lights have been put in on the roads. You can never have it like it was, such is life.

1 comment:

piglet26 said...

Dad, Why dont you just throw some rock salt under their tree and then it will die and they will never know who did it...hahaha..just kidding. CAnt wait to come and visit. George and Henry only talk about the snow and seeing grandma, grandpa and Ipo.