Some Random Thoughts for a Tuesday Afternoon


I wish this thing would hold still long enough for me to get a good pic of it. I did some checking around and found out that there are a number of the white version of the Infamous Minnesota Wingless Tree Dragons running around my area. I wonder if it could be a genetic condition that is left over from the last ice age. Hares change colour to white during the icky bad part of the year, so why couldn’t white Wingless Tree Dragons be a normal thing for this part of the Hundred Acre Wood?

The guys came and left after tearing out the asphalt driveway and got it all set up for concrete to pour some time mid-Thursday. It will be nice having concrete instead of asphalt. I only had to wait almost 20 years to get this improvement made.

I figure that I’m working maybe about 1/3 of my work day with the rest of the time just hanging out waiting on them to assign me something. Hey! It’s easy money and I’m not complaining.

I completely forgot what I was going to write next. Oh well. It probably wasn’t that exciting.

Monday Evening


I’ve been rather lethargic lately and I’m sure that the weather has a lot to do with it. I’m so used to southern Iowa weather and blue skies for April and here I sit in central Minnesota which is out there with it’s own peccadilloes. It’s depressing to this kid from Iowa. No, I don’t miss the bugs and the chiggers and the big spiders and the June bugs. I don’t miss going to the WalMart so I can count the number of people with either a full set of teeth or having their hair cut in a mullet. And I especially don’t miss the narrow minded bible thumpers down home.

But I’d like to see violets growing in my garden and I just don’t see that happening in these parts. I miss sitting on a porch while the Spring rains would fall down and smell how fresh everything smelled once it was done. I miss the roll of thunder and lighting flashing in the night sky. The lilacs should soon be in bloom if they aren’t already and they smelled so good after it rained.

Oh well. It will be May soon enough. Maybe it will warm up then.