We did not set out to do so much in a day, it just happened. We did plan on pancakes at the fire station this morning, and when that plan shifted from noon to nine in the morning the rest of the day just got longer.
After pancakes we (royal we) mulched the garden. Then Jan and Hazel and Laura and I went shopping for a new picnic table for the back deck. That had been slated for tomorrow and happened today. Tomorrow Tom and Tony will surely assemble the new outfit. At least one of them won’t rest until he knows what we bought.
Without further ado:
Some of the equipment the fire district put on display. They move it all outdoors for pancake breakfast morning so the equipment garage becomes the dining hall. On the right, the pumper. Its cab, at least. I forgot my camera and put Emily in charge of taking pictures with my phone. On the left, the squad. Personally, I would call it an ambulance. It is the very one I rode in to the hospital when I had a stroke three years ago.
For the first time I remember a medi-vac helicopter came for the public to inspect. Geoff told me they have been on the field the last three years; I guess I've just been missing it. I was not about to walk on the very lumpy field to take a picture of Hamilton, Laura and Emily together so they passed the phone among themselves. Someone forgot to tell Hamilton the color scheme du jour.
Tony, Tom and my nephew Mark up close and personal inspecting the chopper. Tom left, Tony right in the right hand picture. Hazel calls them "the stomachs."
Passed Geoff in the parking lot and got a hug. I worked for the fire district for four years, through the construction of the new station garage. My favorite: construction accounting for a government entity. Not.
The first day I went into the station house, a building already on the site, construction was all around. 2x4's on the floor, marked up drawings on long tables, a to do list on a chalk board. Item one on the list: Fire Geoff. They're a pretty loose lot when they don't have to be serious and apparently firing Geoff seemed like a good idea that day.
At work back at the house. Mark took pity on them after a dozen bags of mulch and unloaded the bags from the tractor. My knees should be as young as Laura's knees! I am keeping an eye on the lettuce tower in the lower left picture and will soon have a report.
My little corner vignette. I moved in one of my lavendar plants, added the pansy pot and pulled all the weeds from around the blarney stone and the indian. Mulch compliments of my grandkids.
Finally. Look at this young man's dirty feet. A black and white with dirty feet. I finally realized when we are outdoors he lays at the storm door with his front paws pushed as far as possible underneath. Feeling the breeze? He does not try to leave when we open the door, although we have to push him aside or try to step around.