2018 Life Logs, Day 158—Shredded Tire
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Weather: Sunny, but Still Cool; High 65, Low 51 F
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

Mid-afternoon, I drove to Bruce and Jane Woodin’s to pick up some fencing they were donating to my front yard gardening project. On the way, I started hearing a very loud noise that seemed to be associated with the rotation of the tires on the passenger side of the car. I thought maybe I had picked up a stick that was rubbing against tires. Thankfully, I arrived at Bruce and Jane’s intact, but when I checked the tires on the passenger side, I saw a totally deflated, shredded back passenger side tire. Lucky for me I arrived safely and there doesn’t seem to be any permanent damage. I called AAA to come change the tire as neither Bruce, nor I, need any more strain on our backs right now. And the bonus was that while waiting, I got to visit with Jane. I had intended to pick up the fencing and leave immediately, but Jane was awake and ready for a visitor. She got home on Tuesday night and had a pretty good day yesterday. But this morning, the severe pain caused by the pool of blood in her abdominal cavity resurfaced with a vengeance. She slept most of the day, but woke up about the time I arrived and we had a good visit. While there, I also got to take a peak at the robin’s nest just outside their dining room window. Bruce said there were only two eggs yesterday, but today there were three. As I came close to the window the mother flew off the nest. I shouldn’t have come so close, but I did get a quick peek at those three bright blue eggs. Just before I left, I got a text from Heather inviting me to dinner, so after a quick stop at home, I went to have dinner with the Goldstones.

Between a physical therapy appointment and my visit with Bruce and Jane, I finished planting in the garden. I took photos, although there’s not much to look at right now. Seeds I planted last week have sprouted, but all of the other seeds were planted just yesterday. Today’s photos serve as the ‘before’ part of the garden story. As the weeks progress, I’ll post photos of the progress. Tonight I had great phone conversations with friend Lynne Kirwin in New York and my sister in Tennessee. Both reported on how hot it has been. Not here! I’m loving the sunshine this week, but ‘hot’ does not describe the current weather on Cape Cod.

2018 Life Logs, Day 159—Free and Easy Day
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