Hope it continues to miss you all. If I lived there I would definitely have a storm cellar or safe room and wouldn't ever live in a mobile home. Too spooky... yet our hurricanes don't scare me because we have time to act. Stay safe all of you... well, almost all...
So yesterday we risked putting out the toms and peppers. It is sooo late as compared to usual. I've got my assortment of herbs and mint in big pots on the back deck and hanging baskets on the front porch. My Rosemary wintered over in the basement in it's big pot, but looks kind of scraggly. I'll wait a bit yet to plant the cukes and beans. The big pots of pansies, petunias, snapdragons, nicotinia, tuberous begonias and red salvia look good and have kept the hummers happy. My favorite iris are in bloom, but I lost my old blue grape scented one and will have to try to find another one somewhere. Al's test came back clear for bladder cancer cells, so now we just wait for three months for the next scoping. We are very relieved. Tonight we get together for parade practice with the Emerald Society Pipe band that is coming up from Washington DC to parade with us tomorrow in Newark's big Memorial Day parade. Then it's party time afterward. We will be dedicating our ladder truck and the new rescue truck to all our local vets. Lou Angeli, a long time friend and world renown fire service photo journalist will be coming to do photos for our 125th anniversary. He did a lot of the post 911 photos and programs in NY. Then another lunch and party for the fire and police at our big hall after the parade. Showers are predicted but hopefully it won't be a wash out as happened two years ago. Hope everyone is having a great weekend .
Thank you.It's always nice to hear what you are up to also. We're on the downhill run to finishing the new Newark Charter JR. SR. High School. Except for details it will be completed next month. Hope to get the C of O in mid June. It really looks like a school now and not a big industrial building.It will eventually hold about 1200 as we grow into it over several years. It will be another four years before they have a class graduate.
We had frost warnings last night and the heat came on. Very unusual! Petals are flying everywhere and the azaleas are beautiful. I may get to go visit three college girlfriends for some girl time at Beach Haven NJ in Sept. The one girl, who is a professional artist and teacher, who retired to Maine, has her brother's place at the beach available. It did have some Sandy damage but has been repaired. Two are fighting breast cancer. It's a two hour drive for me but worth it. Al has developed new back pain right over his kidneys...It's a worry. Hopefully he just overdid the yard work. Pork chops on the grill tonight.
Nah, my sources tell me that is a fake asteroid drummed up for the nay sayers. It really is a huge potato that escaped from the gravity of the Vegeron galaxy. If the dairy industry can get it's act together in time they will be producing the butter and sour cream. California has offered parsley. Great for their economy. NASA is going to try to nudge it down in Bullfrog County Nevada. They figure by the time it enters our atmosphere it will be well baked and ready to serve. When they know for sure when it will land, tickets for dinner will be available from the NV Chamber of Commerce. Price to be announced. Music will be provided by the group "Loco Talentt."