Our hunkering down is not without walking the neighborhood when we can. Shirley 1 commented about our observations during our Sunday walk and mentioned it being somewhat like the Twilight Zone and asked, “Where is Rod Serling?”
The nice weather continued well into Sunday afternoon, so I tried the lawnmower again. Fortunately, we have lawn service, so it’s rarely used – in fact not since this time last year. My weed eater still worked, so my rototiller is happy that it will be back to work after hunkering down for a year.
I had a new plug for the rototiller and after putting it in, the machine started on the first pull. But I discovered that I have a non-clinically diagnosed case of octogenarianitus. 3 My first symptom is: it’s going to take three afternoons to do what I used to do in one.
Like the afore mentioned coat hanger project 4, I was just going to make a quick run to pick out my seeds – no need to mention why I didn’t. So it was back to Amazon. Free delivery 5 has more than paid for my Prime subscription.
I watched about five minutes of a golf re-run, but later we went to Netflix for an Agatha Cristy movie 6 The Pale Horse.
Well that was Sunday and Monday in a nutshell. And in the words of a cartoon character, “Th-th-th-that’s all folks !” For today anyway.
unkering down postscript: Will our hunkering down days be as many as episodes on The Twilight Zone? 7
unkering down random: Remember the young man who was ticketed for texting while driving. That same day he dribbled gas on his coat sleeve while filling up his vehicle at a self-serve pump. A short time later, he lit a cigarette and held it out the window to keep the smell out of the car as he drove through town. A spark caught his sleeve on fire, and he waved it frantically in the wind. the same officer stopped him and arrested him for displaying a firearm in public.
My wife. ↩
He watched the show as a kid and still remembers the format >! ↩
If that’s not a real word, I’ll take credit for coining it. ↩
Amazon came through with the screws I needed, so I’ll be back on that. ↩
and free movies ↩
Interesting in its own way but was only a little like her book of the same name. ↩
Rhetorical question of course. ↩