"One of these things is not like the other."
(With apologies to Sesame Street!)
We've been having some deck boards replaced, little by little. We'd love to have the whole deck torn out and re-done, but that is cost prohibitive, especially now that hospital bills are coming in at an alarming rate! We had two small decks close to the house when we moved here in 1982, and the first full summer, we had a 1500 sq. ft. deck built around the pool, along with a retaining wall. I think I wrote about it earlier this year. The 25 years since then have not been especially kind to the wood, although it lasted longer than we thought it might.
I meant to tell you this on Tuesday. Anna, of Anna's Photo of the Day is off-line due to computer or hook-up problems. Her mom said she hopes to be back posting very soon. I know many of you who read my posts also check Anna's, so I am doing my good deed for the day by reporting to you. Anna's mom brought me the BEST Friendship bread/cake last Monday, when mr. kenju came home from the hospital. We cut into the second loaf today at noon, Alice, and it is excellent! Mr. kenju is having trouble remembering that he is supposed to be cutting back on the sweets! Thanks again.
And finally, the quote:
To use bitter words, when kind words are at hand is like picking unripe fruit when the ripe fruit is there.
Thiruvalluvar, poet (c. 1st centuryBCE or 6th century CE)
Have a good weekend, everyone!