Random thoughts on a cool, sunny June day

At first it looked gloomy, but the sun has brusquely pushed the gray aside allowing a bright blue sky to be seen. That makes all the difference in the world.

I am happy that my kitchen venture is pretty much done. I realized, in my painting the walls, woodwork, and back door, that the lighting we have is way outdated. The buzzing from the old, fluorescent fixtures is annoying. New LEDs are the way to go and they are relatively easy. The good news is that when we redid the kitchen some twenty years ago, we had outlets put inside several cabinets, allowing us to easily set up lighting. That remains as something to do later this month and I don’t see it as a real issue. One of our sons recently redid a kitchen and I just need to take a look at what he has put in, because it provides exactly the look I want.

I just noticed that the major orchid bloom has subsided, so that a certain orchid needs to make a move outside into the mini-greenhouse, for its summer vacation.

Our youngest grandkids are back in town so I imagine that we shall be seeing them. I have Oakton this morning and then a quick stint at the gym before returning home to see how the new cleaning people are doing.

My lotus seed venture is slow and almost painful. I am guessing my one dollar investment is going to come to naught.

The pond is clearing ever so slowly and granddaughter number two (chronologically) was not impressed and told me that I should clear it out. It was almost painful for me to explain it to her as she keeps looking at me and reminding me that she ‘doesn’t understand French.’ She has been most resistant to French, making me think that she might be the one to surpass them all in ability. She has a mind like the proverbial steel trap. Many years of teaching have made me non-judgmental as you just never know. Anyhow, I tried to explain to her that it takes time to clear the pond water, once it has been stirred up by stormwater input.

I am way over my limit, I thought I had nothing to say and I am almost at four hundred words. Go figure!

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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