Hey, I got some new news!
YGF has a boy friend, and we'll call him G here.
G's a sweet kid, and is doing some odd jobs to earn some money, so I invited him and YGF to come over and work in the yard. And my daughter Sarah and I did some of the work also. G mostly mowed and used my weed whacker to whack weeds, and us girls mostly swept up the pine needles that have fallen by the bucket loads from the huge pine tree in our front area out side the fence. Also the are lots of bark that the sycamore trees have dropped off in sheets, and of course the beginnings of fall leaves. It is after all just now autumn in our part of hemisphere.
Thank you everyone on your concern over mine and my daughter's cold--we're still got the sniffles though. I was working late on computer writing on one of my stories, and I was hearing a squeaking noise. It took me a while before I realized that that squeaking was happening everytime I breathed in or out. Apparently the cold has gotten into my lungs and has aggravated my ashma.
Our air quality is real bad at the moment too, because of it being harvest season.
Peaches have already been harvested during the heat of summer and one farmer just down a little ways from my house has quit the peach growing business, and has pulled up every tree! The old peach trees are waiting in huge drying piles to be lit on fire, as soon as the farmer gets the okay to do so.
And it's the end of the grape season too, so the crush season will be ending soon for my husband at the winery. So that may mean my husband will be put on his regular shift soon, and I'll have him snoring in my ear at night before too long.
But the Almond harvest is still in full swing at the moment, and I can still see the activity just down the road from me as they gather the nuts that they shook loose using a machine at night. I think the almonds harvest maybe responsible for a lot of the dust we have in the air right now, because it does cause a lot of dirt to be puffed up in the air with the sweepers(machines) brushing the almonds into piles to be collected by the nut gathering machines.
Cotton will be harvested next, and I know two miles down the road they are still cutting their alfalfa hay, thank goodness I don't live too close to there--I'm allergic to alfalfa!