Sunday, September 28, 2008

Two cats in the yard

Gracie is thriving at the new house. She loves the yard. The pretty black and white cat belongs to someone in the neighborhood, but has been spending a lot of time in our yard. The two cats tolerate each other. When I looked out the front window earlier and saw the two of them sitting there I was reminded of one of our favorite songs. It is schmaltzy, but it has a history.

It was a beautiful day today. We went out to the garden center to buy arborvitae for the backyard. I post pictures of the front yard, which is vast and very pretty. I haven't really shown you much of the back. It backs up to a subdivision, though thankfully, none of the houses behind us have windows that look into our yard. But the view is unlovely straight out the back. We see the side of a house, with their garbage cans, utility meters and a little bicycle that doesn't seem to have moved all summer. There was a falling down fence that Ray hauled away. The fence posts remain.

The arborvitae will grow quickly and screen that view. Ray will make the yard wonderful. Here he is getting to it.

It's been a hard week hasn't it? What is happening with the economy is so scary. We haven't sold our old house. We don't have money to finish doing what we want to do here. Who knew? But if I have learned anything it's that nothing is permanent and things will improve. Meanwhile, we have a beautiful day, five fluffy arborvitae and two cats in the yard. Our house is a very, very, very fine house.


  1. Ack, now i've got that song stuck in my head! Good thing I actually like it. ;-)

  2. That song is one of our anthems, though in actuality it's always been three or four cats. Even better.

    The economic picture is scary. Jer and I are watching the nest egg we're supposed to be living on for the next 30 or 40 years melt away. But, like you, we're hangin' tough; it's gonna get better. At this very moment I have two cats on the couch, six inches from me on either side. Life could be a lot worse.

  3. You've got that right!!