Tuesday, June 19, 2012
For some unknown reason, the neighbors I wish would move and sell to deaf mutes who have no pets decided it would be good to hack down the bottom 15-20 feet of ALL their pine tree branches which have provided us with a lovely privacy screen for the 13+ years we have lived here (they're here 3-4 years now)!
I have no idea why they did this cos that is sooo not how one prunes pine trees and I have been recovering from my initial gutted reaction of just wanting to cry, and trying to brainstorm how to regain my privacy. Their house is also ugly and their second story newly-enlarged deck make me feel like I am now under a microscope. Savings have been slowly depleting cos my husband hasn't had a raise in 10 years and everything else has gone up dramatically in cost. I will also have 2 kids going to college in the fall. I will be exploring some options I've thought of soon, cos I want to enjoy my yard in privacy again. They have to be dumber than cotton to have thought this would possibly be good for either of us. Dumbasses.
Tonight, my younger son is having several friends sleep over for a belated birthday party (he had to make sure they could all come and tonight was the night that worked) and they've taken over the basement for the night.
I tackled the bike again cos I figured with the heat wave due tomorrow, there is no way I'd get on it when seriously hot. I didn't like it yet this time either, but I made myself do TWO loops this time, so I am pretty pleased with myself for doing that.
I also arranged a ladies lunch for Thursday at the Japanese hibachi place with the Lindas.
After lunch, we'll come back to my house and swim. I spoke to Linda K for an hour last night and caught up a lot, but I'm certain we'll talk nonstop all day Thursday anyway LOL! She's been to Germany, Luxembourg, and some other European country, I forget which, since I last saw her, plus Chicago (her parents live in her house there), and she and her hubby and middle son (I guess older son now, since Ben died a year ago in a motorcycle accident) are all going to San Francisco next week. Her baby, Andy, 20, is at Harvard (goes to MIT) taking a summer course so can't join them. I LOVE hearing about all her travels! And Linda D, I haven't spoken to in a week or two, so it will be fun to all catch up! I'll have a pitcher of yummy lemon cucumber water chilling in my fridge for when we get back