Friday, April 29, 2011

Red barn, redbuds

Sunshine finally has returned, just in time for Lucas County's annual display of redbud blossoms. This modest display is on the historical society grounds, looking southwest toward the barn. The most lavish display is at Red Haw State Park, just east of town. If you're not here to see it, you should be. If there's time, I'm going to run out late this afternoon.

The home computer has been diagnosed with acute motherboard failure, a transplant is scheduled and the darned things should be home Monday --- providing all goes well.

Withdrawal isn't that bad --- just early in the morning when I'm accustomed to catching up on the world and writing a little. So now I wash dishes, read, do laundry and other stuff.

And mow the lawn --- that's finally almost done, for the first time this season --- and that's late. But it's been so chilly the grass hasn't grown that fast.

The boiler inspector made his annual visit to St. Andrew's yesterday --- coinciding as it happened with the visit of the plumber we finally convinced to come correct the minor "irregularity" discovered by said inspector last year.

The inspector seems to discover irregularities in direct proportion to which side of the bed he got up on the morning of his visit, since they tend to be odd and mystifying --- like a joint made of a material now deemed inappropriate after having been examined yearly for, oh, 20 years.

So that joint now has been replaced along with a few other bits and pieces the inspector, with plumber at hand, decided weren't appropriate either. That took the whole day. What the plumber discovered on his own was an ailing pump for one of the zones, so that now must be replaced, too. If it's not one thing, it's another!

Another bus tour here later today, this one a church group of some sort from Des Moines.

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