Fall Chores

Another week, come and gone. My ankle is better, but I am not up to hiking yet. I think I’m ready to try the treadmill. That will be a good test. I can ride my bike, however. Being fairly level around here, it works because I can use the leg with the good ankle. We have been having perfect fall weather, no bugs, crisp air, and colorful foliage. I recently discovered a lovely trail by the river close to me.
I am trying to be pro-active this fall. I got my flu shot, blew out the sprinklers, painted and caulked, put away the outdoor furniture, and read about all of the ballot issues, (which in some cases doesn’t help).
I am almost done making a new vegetable garden bed for next spring. It has not been an easy endeavor. I’ve had to move a lot of rock, and that stuff is heavy. All that remains is filling it up with dirt (which is also heavy) and adding the sprinkler system. Next spring I’ll be glad it is done, but I’ve told myself more than a few times that I could always finish this next year. I am also building steps up to the garden bed. Now that has been a challenge, but I have the logistics worked out, the stone all placed where it goes, and have only to dig clay for setting the steps.
I’ve also been hauling baby stuff up from the basement in anticipation of my grandsons’IMG_1264 visit this weekend. It just dawned on me, I need to do some grocery shopping before they get here. The stuff in my cupboard might not be appetizing for the little guys, or their parents for that matter. Shucks.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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