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The Sound Part 2

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Well, part 1 was the pleasant sounds. Yesterday and today was the sound of chainsaws and lawnmowers and string trimmers and leaf blowers. The sound of work. The sound of power tools. The sound of wood falling and the thud when it hits the ground. The sound of me moaning as I bend over to pick up what I just raked up.

Still sounds like that, I can live with. I’m so glad we got this tree down despite it looking very alive it was getting hollow in the middle and it was leaning towards the house a bit. And given its height, it had a good chance of reaching it. I would have never known but one day I was watching two squirrels running around that tree and then one disappeared. And then the second. As I got a better angle, I could see they were in the tree.

Not a stable base. Photo by Mike Hartley

We are really making some good progress and the home is coming alive again. Still, a ways to go with some masonry work on the chimney needed and more landscaping and runoff fixes. But as far as keeping mother nature at bay, we have success.

And keeping mother nature at bay isn’t the right way to put it. Keeping in balance. I believe I’ll plant another tree being this one above had seen its day.

An overcast day but these guys don’t matter. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Youngsters will never know the joy of your favorite song coming on in the car on the radio at the perfect time. Now they can play it anywhere and anytime they want so the magical part is gone. Yes, there were days when a car just came with a radio. And my parents would probably tell me “Well we didn’t have a radio and just had to sing ourselves.”
  • Sometimes things just start as a job. Sometimes they become a career.
  • My transporter consists of headphones, a comfortable chair, my favorite music, and shutting my eyes.
  • My hope is the weather might be warm enough from now on to consider driving with the top down each day.
  • Sometimes when I’m typing and I get on a roll speed wise I wonder if I could play piano well.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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