Thursday, May 29, 2008

Playing Hookey

Once in a while, it is fun to not show up anywhere for a day or two. Hookey, is what we called not going to school when you were supposed to. But we seldom got away with that, because the school checked with our parents, to see if we were really sick.

I do remember using a plug of chewing tobacco to get sick for the school nurse, so she would send you home early. Once the tobacco was hurled, you were fine in a matter of several minutes. She never did catch on!

So today was a hookey day. I studied the internet and went to the Lowes store for some TV coax connectors to work on a wiring project, and frittered the day away.

Well, mid afternoon I did go get some gas mixed with oil, to run the lawn boy. As in lawn mower. Also for the two cycle weed wacker. But the main part of the lawn gets mowed with a riding tractor. It eats more gas, but gets the job done more quickly. Iwas done with that by 5PM.

The yard is healing nicely from the digging work of the irrigation system. It has rained a lot since the project was completed, filling in the holes.

Tonight, I spoke with several Des Moines friends on Skype as the weather there was tornado watches. Last week, Parkersburg, Iowa was leveled with a tornado, so that makes storm watching more meaningful.

So all is well here on our retirement style day off. Hope you had a good day too.

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