I’m a little sad that summer is half over. I’ve not really done any summer things. I’m not very good with outdoor chores. My front lawn shows it as it begins to turn an unpleasant shade of brown. But I’m smart and I know how to use the internet so I’m on a mission to save it.
The obvious first thing is more water. There is no in ground sprinkler system so I’ve begun to use an ancient back and forth sprinkler that came with this house. It squirts but not well. Looking for something new and first item on a “Ten Best” site for lawn sprinklers is this baby.
It’s the Orbit 6210 Yard Enforcer with day and night motion detection. Motion detection? “It sprays and deters unwanted animals without wasting water or energy.” Yes but it will also spray and deter the neighborhood kids who play ball in the street in front of my house. I remember “that guy” in the neighborhood I grew up in. Actually it was an older woman, Mrs. Kramer. She sat on her porch all day. God forbid your bike should vere toward the edge of her grass. Once I actually fell off of my bike onto her grass. She didn’t say “Are you okay?” It was “Hey you, get off of my grass”. I’ll give the Orbit 6210 a pass.
Do you listen to the Will Shorts puzzles on NPR’s weekend edition Sunday? When they are word puzzles that are solved knowing the meaning of words I’m pretty good. But it it’s an anagrams or crossword I suck. I’ve never learned to spell. This week’s challenge is something like this; think of a famous resident of Chicago with the first name of Al. Substitute the “e” in the last name with an “i” and you get a famous actor also named Al.
For the first time in my life I solved it immediately. It must be too easy. How long did it take you?
The world is trying to make sense of the Helski press conference in which Trump sided with the President of Russia instead of our Intelligence community. People seem much more comfortable with the words “traitor” and “treason”. Is this a Tipping Point? I doubt it.
Enjoy hump day. I’m going to do something summery.