Got a new bench for the front porch so the plastique Adirondacks, which are actually very comfortable, are now on the back patio so I can read in peace without the neighbors coming over to bug me every time I want to sit outside for awhile. This bench is more comfy than it looks. I can’t decide if it needs a cushion. The bench seat is curved so I don’t know if a cushion would lay flat against it.
This morning’s view from the bench, love that flare.
This is the old view from the porch.
There was a tree for every mail truck. These trees are very old.
But tree #1 wasn’t doing too well. We kept getting the dead limbs trimmed off. This photo from earlier in the summer shows that it still was green although very sparse.
Even though we watered it frequently, the long hot summer took its toll. So a few days ago, we sadly did what needed to be done and put it out of its misery. It leaves kind of a gaping space in our yard that we’re not sure what to do with yet. It’s always sad when an old tree bites the dust.
And the reason I’m sitting around on the bench drinking coffee instead of going to work is because I have “flu-like symptoms.” I had the seasonal flu vaccine but not the H1N1 one yet because it hasn’t arrived. I work in a hospital so we have to stay home if we have these symptoms. I can’t go back to work until at least Thursday. I don’t feel that bad now other than the persistent, annoying cough.
There were 5 of us out yesterday in my 16 person office. I don’t usually get the flu so I was surprised that one of those was me…Take your echinacea. I didn’t.