one screwdriver, two ratchet wrenches, two letter openers, a wicked looking leather awl, and a seriously sharp steak knife later...the cap, by the way, is supposed to look like that, it looks pretty in the store but you just can't get enough "push down" to make the "turn" work. what it really needed was a five year old.
Well, silly me. I've had this blog for four years and counting, and i just discovered the NavBar search function at the top. Type in "bird" and all the posts with "bird" in them come up. Type in "snow" and the same thing happens (with "snow", of course. Not "bird")
She is a happy woman, yep. A bit slow around the sharp corners sometimes, but happy.
apple trees are notorious for living apparently forever. This one is (possibly) a Gravenstein, a very old very good species. For the past decade or so we've watched this tree, which had a massive trunk, slowly get more and more brittle, limbs came off, it looked dead.
Let's wait a bit, I said. Put away the chain saw ("but.. but...we can use the wood. it's DEAD") and give it some time.
This year the few puny branches, like wisps of hair on an old man's head, became serious foliage.
and on one side:
if you look really closely you can see apples and even the parts that look as if they could be cut off with a pair of scissors now have living branches. Just 'cause it's old, doesn't mean it's not got value.
People who see you a half mile across the parking lot and decide to hold the door open for you
forcing you to either break into a brisk trot or let them wait until you're almost there and then they give up and let the door swing shut...
Traffic lights that try to combine right turns and pedestrians at the same time. As the light changes to green, all the waiting pedestrians cross en masse, forcing you to wait, and then the light turns red again...
Electric cars that cost more in energy wasted and less value per mile than they could ever hope to amortize or justify by the amount of gasoline used or not used.