Tuesday, April 27, 2010

On the road again

My truck is back in the driveway...hurray, hurray. Amazing how $3,500 worth of damage can be taken care of in a week....and the paint job even matches.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

wash out weekend

The rain canceled my plan for today...was going to go canoeing this morning, then maybe stop in Barnesville for BBQ on the way home. Today is the Blues and BBQ festival there.

Might be a good day to just nap around the house instead!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Macon On The Cheap

One of my favorite websites to visit. You just never know what you might find. Sometimes, it is wonderful stuff, sometimes not. But the price is right either way!

Macon On The Cheap — Your Guide to the Best Deals on Restaurants, Shopping, and Events in Macon, Georgia

Stuck at Home

Well, here I sit at home. As you may know, a car turned across my lane of traffic, right in front of me, and I crashed into her on the way to work last week....so I am stuck at home without a vehicle for a week or so. They say, my truck will be ready a week from Tuesday or Wednesday. It seems like a long time, and the damage didn't look like $3,500. But what do I know? It will be a new bumper, lights, grill, and fender...so yeah, I guess that is about right.

In the meantime, I will have plenty of time to catch up on my reading here at the house.

Monday, April 12, 2010


I spotted my first hummingbird of the year at my feeder yesterday. I guess that makes it officially springtime now!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Soapbox Derby

One of several racers in today's Magnolia Street Soapbox Derby in Macon, GA. I think this is the winning run, although he just about runs off of the course at the end!

Spring Flowers

Well, it took a bit, but spring is finally here!

The flowers around my house are blooming...as the peach, camellias, redbuds, and daffodils begin to fade, the azaleas, dogwoods, and vinca are beginning to flower.

The grass should be greening up very soon too.

The pecan trees are also beginning to leaf out, so it will be back to the shade for the back acre of my yard very soon.

The trees around the house and in the back are a mixed blessing...I love the shade during the summer, but I always worry about those huge trees just a few feet from the house when storms come through.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Pollen, Pollen, Pollen

Last week, my dad helped me to put a new metal roof on the garage. It is an orange-ish red roof; but as you can see below, in a week's time it has been covered by pollen.

So much pollen, that it now blends in with the color of the outside walls, which are a yellowish beige.

I have never seen so much pollen! Even the grass in the yard is yellow and a small cloud of pollen rises up around you as you walk across the yard!