I know--it's fall, and this is obviously a spring picture. However, all will soon become clear. This is my lovely apricot tree that I assumed would provide me apricots for years to come. Alas, it is not to be. We had a crazy storm fly through Thursday evening. It snapped my poor apricot tree off at the ground and sent it skipping across the driveway. I was amused to discover that while the tree went sailing away, nothing on the bac deck even moved in the wind.
Now the yard looks barren and strange.
We will begin looking for new apricot trees soon. I want at least two and I would like two different varieties--an early and a later producing tree.
I am still faithfully applying for three jobs a week--as required by the unemployment department. But I am very weary of filling out job applications! I would really like to be working already. (As I am sure the other millions of unemployed would also prefer.) Oh, well, this too shall pass.
I am very excited to be able to finally replace one of our poorly functioning toilets with a new one. And we also have two new kitchen cabinets to replace the ones that are inconvenient and breaking. The drawers are breaking, so that the top one falls into the drawer below--causing much distress. It is going to be so wonderful to have new drawers that easily open and a cabinet large enough for all my pots!