Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So, I was out watering the few plants still outside this morning and noticed that one of my wind chimes is missing. It's not really one of my favorites, but a golf gal pal made it for me (it's actually the ugliest one I have) so I've been looking around to see if it had fallen to the ground somewhere. That tends to happen a lot when the West Texas winds really get going. You never know where things left outside might end up. Why, they might even end up in Lamesa which is 45 miles west of here, then again it might just blow back into town the next time the wind blows. That's how crazy it can get out here during high winds. Being the true flatlands, there is just nothing to break the wind (a little play on words there).... like hills, mountains, valleys, rivers, whatever.
Anyway, I was about to give up my search when I just happened to look up at a plane that was flying overhead and there it was in all its sad glory, hanging from the limb of a Live Oak tree. Apparently, the wind had been blowing hard enough to swing the odd, crudely made wind chime from its original hook, defying gravity and wrapping several times around the tree limb. Just another oddity in what I call my daily life.
Oh, and did I mention that after 24 years of having a Shake (wood shingle) roof, we changed to a composite when we got the new roof several months ago? Now, the Live Oaks dropping acorns on the roof sounds like World War III is going on outside. It never dawned on me that there would be such a difference, but it IS LOUD! Of course, Mr. Snoots is mostly deaf, so he thinks I'm nuts since he can't hear it. *Sigh...*
And did I ever mention how much I HATE Live Oaks? They do nothing but shed leaves and acorns and it's a constant mess to clean up. When we eventually move, I don't ever want to see another Live Oak. I might not even want to see another tree. Period. Ever.
Frankly, this is only fueling the fire inside me that I need in order to get this house ready for putting on the market. Although a gargantuan project, I now have a huge fire in my belly to get the Hell out of here....