I expected the yard man to arrive around 9 this morning, and was getting a little nervous when he didn't. A little before 10 he arrived with a helper, and said they expected to get it all done in one day. I asked them about lunch - whether they brought their own, or whether I could get them lunch at In-and-Out Burger which is just outside the park gates. They said they had brought their own, so if everything goes well I'll add the lunch money as a tip. I am just so relieved they are here and working.
About an hour after they began work the man next door came out and started talking - I avoid him like the plague because you can't get away from him as he never allows a break in the conversation. Good thing I'm not paying by the hour, although I hate to see the workmen losing time either. I think Ed hires this guy for small jobs once in a while so he probably has to be civil. Back before the election Ed came to my door for some ridiculous reason but he really wanted to engage me in a political discussion. I knew right off that our political views were poles apart, so I cut it short before I got too aggravated. It's a good thing I have Bruce on the other side because he is a wonderful neighbor. I think we are two misfits in this place.
I called GreatCall this morning about the text messages I kept getting from my kids last weekend, and it turns out that since I don't have the $3/month unlimited text package the overage charges would amount to $11.50. It was suggested I pay the $3 for the texting and at the end of the billing cycle I can cancel it if I want. This will save me over $8 for this month and I won't have to worry if I get any more messages. I may just decide to keep it, but I have until the 17th to decide. The number pads on my Jitterbug are large and easy to read, so maybe I'll try texting once in a while. Once again I found the customer service to be very good.
I think I discovered why my Sitemeter doesn't work on this computer. I have a DoNotTrack program set up and in scrolling through the hundreds of tracking companies that are blocked, I found Sitemeter. I guess I will keep it on the DoNotTrack list for now. I used to see the counter every time I looked at my blog, but I'm no longer used to it.
I had some dinner rolls left over and just made croutons with them. The croutons are so good I'm snacking on them, and they may never make it to soup or salad.
The yard man just left around 3 pm and will be back Thursday to finish up. He will also bring rock to spread over the thin layer that was there to begin with. I decided to get the rock and pay for it through him rather than have to deal with it myself. So far, so good.
NOT EVEN AN INKLING
9 hours ago