Saturday, June 8, 2013

They Shouldn't Fence at Night!

Dear John,
I had a good day - went to Elyssa's birthday party, came home and mowed. It was a bit sobering to realize that I was Elyssa's age a full half-century ago. And I bet it's the same next year, since I was 50 when she was born. Jen gave a lovely party at the West Park, and I got to see the Brothers Huffman.
I had explored the mower last week, found where the oil went and how to check it, and found it was a bit low. So I put oil in it all by myself today. And the Gorilla Glue is terrific. The grass chute is firmly and permanently attached. That means I can't change it to bag grass, but I'll never want to do that anyway. I now have a great appreciation for grass chutes.
Mowing does turn your mind loose for an hour and a half, doesn't it? I used to think about how surprised and happy you'd be to get home and find the yard already done. Now I just mow. And I still have yesterday's song stuck in my head, which isn't terribly comfortable.
But I do have something you'll love! Joel introduced me to Virtual Videos, and I'm experiencing a delight similar to what we felt when we first discovered MST3K. They leave the videos as they are, but change the words to the songs so that they describe what's going on in the video. Hence things like, "And they shouldn't fence at night, 'cause they're going to hurt the gymnasts." I haven't laughed so hard in months. If you can get YouTube there, you really have to look these people up. It's just our kind of thing.
Anyway, the original song was rattling around my head while I mowed, and it stopped on the line, "Your love is like a shadow on me all of the time." And that's wrong. Your love is like a light to me. It's a light shining on me now and up ahead. It always has been and it always will be. I do think the best of all the years have gone by. But there's light here and in front of me. I will be patient and content.
Love you with every bit of me,


  1. Yikes, never thought about the OIL...

  2. It took me a while, too! Turns out that mowers take 30-weight. And they don't need much at all. *sigh of relief*