Don’t do me any favors!

Part of our family vacationed in Florida and brought us back some unbelievably good grapefruit. Some of them had sprouting seeds, something I have not seen in years. I planted them and had two baby trees growing. When I came home, the pot was empty and they were gone!

People do favors for you and sometimes they literally blow up in your face.

We had some work done recently and besides the actual work, something extra was accomplished.

That something extra necessitated searching all over for missing items that somehow disappeared while the work was accomplished. I couldn’t figure it out. Luckily, I had purchased extra chair pads and quickly managed to replace them, checking each chair to make sure that they had them.

A plant that I had been carefully nursing since about March or so disappeared. I found the empty pot by the foundation of the house and then I searched for the contents.

It wasn’t until I talked to my son who stayed at our house that I went back outside and found the baby grapefruit trees that I had growing in a pot in the backyard. I saw the tiny plants flung into the grass and quickly scooped them up and repotted them.

It is strange.

Then our son mentioned to me that a borosilicate teapot that we have and use for both tea and coffee was missing. I looked around and found the teapot lid and the insert for the loose tea leaves and nothing else. All we could figure out is that perhaps the cleaning lady had broken it. Luckily, it was not an expensive item, we bought it at IKEA, but it is a favorite. I remembered that we liked it so much that we bought a backup, it being made of glass, just in case we broke it. I pulled that out.

There are times when you prefer to do things yourself so you don’t get burned. Thank goodness our son and his wife were at our house to take care of Mr. Stewart and to make sure that other things did not disappear.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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