Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Back to it

The last few weeks have been fairly rough for DKW and I as we've both been sick and fighting the crud.  I seem to be doing somewhat better now.  A little wrung-out and feeling weak, but other than a tickle in the middle of my chest that makes me cough when I breath deeply, I'm much better than I have been.  My birthday was almost 10 days ago (April 3rd) and I turned 61.   Now that is not too big a deal to most folks, but my Grandfather (George) died at age 60, and his son (my father), Fred died at age 56.  So for my personal family history (on my dad's side), I am currently the longest lived male.  Now, on my mother's side (who passed in December, 2015), she lived to be 80, and her parents (my maternal grands) both lived to age 97.  I've been told my whole life that I took after my mother's side of the family, and I hope so.  I'm shooting for a 100-plus!

Hmmmm! And made in Mississippi
Mowing season is upon us again, but lots of rain is making it difficult to do anything.  I did get out with my riding mower this past Saturday as the ground, though damp, was fairly firm and rain was predicted for yesterday. (And it did rain all day long).  I mowed the front yard of my house but had to quit as the mower was having all sorts of issued.  The repair guy just picked it up and took it to his shop a few minutes ago.  He's supposed to give me an estimate before doing the work.  It may be time to get a new mower.  We'll just have to see.  Everyone have a great day!