Friday, June 26, 2009
Since summer has finally descended upon the metro Detroit area, I've been filling up the porch with pretty things. I spend more time out here than anywhere else. While the back deck is nice, if a wind blows in, the trees shed sticks everywhere-including on top of my head. I much prefer sitting out front knitting, reading, blogging or spinning. It's a great neighborhood for people and dog watching. The squirrel watching is not bad either. There is one black squirrel who routinely runs into the middle of the street then falls over and plays dead. He may be nuts. He'll lie there for a few moments then get back up and skitter away.
The one thing I don't like about this house is that I don't own it. I don't feel comfortable making any permanent changes. If I could, I'd repaint the porch in something that doesn't always look dirty even after it's been washed. I'd paint the swing blue. After first telling us that we could have a dog in the house, the landlords changed their mind. Sniff. We'll go house hunting in the spring for our own place and then I'm getting 2 dogs to make up for the lack of even one.
Mr. Mocha Latte has been dropping by often. One night last week, he came to the door seeking shelter from a storm. Once in, he got lost. I found him asleep on the sofa burrowed under the throw pillows. His name is Alabaster and he does own a person that lives across the street. He could have gone home, but I guess any port in a storm will do. He created a ruckus this morning by sunbathing on my deck right below the Blue Jay's nest. They were dive bombing him, but he took it all in stride. What a cacophony of noise those birds made!
This is not my porch. I wish. It's my friend Jeanne's view of the world in Managua. Lucky girl. I'm just bringing it up because she hasn't written a post in awhile and this is my way of giving her a nudge. I can't believe she's not in the thick of something worth writing about down there.
In case you're interested, MLTL survived his hospitalization and came home today. It ought to get interesting now.
Have a great weekend.