Saturday, May 22, 2010

Reflections of days on by

This week was a week of reflections. My Mother-in-law moved from a rented house to a rented apartment. As I mowed the grass for the last time at the house, I couldn't help but reflect on the memories over the five years she had lived there.

The fence that we built was the first major project on the property. It took a couple weeks to plant the posts and install the panels. It was a great addition to the property.

The patio was another addition. She and I sat on this patio and talked about many things happening in the world. We found many solutions to the worlds problems here on this patio, but just couldn't get anyone to listen. Imagine that.

Who could forget the flag pole. When she moved into this house the Land lord had just removed a tree in the front yard. She wanted the flag pole moved from the rented duplex to this house. We dug up the flag pole along with the hardened concrete under the ground, transported it to its new location, and planted it in the ground concrete and all. Of course she wanted it right where the tree had been removed. It was a job to bore a hole down through the root system of the removed tree to set up the flag pole. I've found that everything has a solution. It's just a matter of how much work do you want to do to get it accomplished. So now we begin building memories in the new residence. Anyone ever had reflections of the ending of one thing and the beginning of another?

1 comment:

  1. No reflections you ask for, but as a landlord, it sure would be nice to have your mother-in-law for a tenant because you sure do a lot to improve the property!!!