I Forget Things…..You Ever Kill a Frog in February?

Friends, Romans, fans of Middle Earth. Lend me your thumb! Okay. It’s a bad start. I get it. Gotta try and turn this thing around real quick.

Well fans of Middle Earth and the few who are somewhat clueless in the ways of Hobbits. Welcome! So glad you dropped in on me again. Thanks a bunch.

So I happen to be one of those people who has a poor memory. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I don’t take the required time to remember what I should be remembering. Hmmm. Maybe I’m just getting old. Although I feel that I’ve been this way for quite some time. Guess I’ve been getting old for a while. Yeah. Yeah so what am I getting at.

So in the fall the tradition is to go out to the local orchard and pick up a pumpkin and put it on the front porch. You know in the spirit of the fall harvest and all. So we do that and then we wind up leaving the pumpkin out there until it’s practically disintegrated. So like I was saying I usually forget about the pumpkin. The reality is I forget because I usually don’t come into our house through the front door. I always come in through the garage door. I have know idea what’s on the front porch. I’m never there. So like the day before Christmas I just happen to walk up the front steps through our front door and I notice the pumpkin is still there…..practically disintegrated. I get inside the house and tell Terence to, ” Get rid of the pumpkin this week!”

After I made that statement I forgot about it. Me not really needing to spend another nanosecond remembering about that damn pumpkin. Terence will take care of it……

…….and some things that should not have been forgotten were lost.

Terence gets rid of the pumpkin.

Look what I found Saturday! I was wondering why we had all those fruit flies out on the front porch!  TERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah. Went to the doctor for the first time since my thumb surgery. He says its not doing too bad. He put two pins in it to hold it together. Okay I’m going to show you a picture of it so just skip it if you want.





Thumb with pins.

I go back in three weeks to have him pull the pins. Hopefully everything turns out alright. Its pretty stiff though. I was afraid to move it after he took off the original shroud from the surgery. I have a hard cast on it now so if I don’t have to work in the city next week I might be able to get something done at the house with some help. We shall see.

On another note we hit the seventy degree mark the other day for all you climentologists out there.(Not so sure of the spelling.) It rained the other night and the Editor ran over a  frog. She actually saw a bunch of them. Hard to believe. Unfortunately it really is pretty easy to run over a frog. What happens is you see this thing hopping across the road and it doesn’t look right. Like why is a frog in the middle of the road and not in a pond??? By the time all of that registers it’s too late.  Tis true.

Well the hour is later than I thought and I hope to have something to show you all next weekend from a construction point of view.

Enjoy your work week!


Ps: Some additional items for the record.

End of Main Street Beacon, New York.

There are about 8 million shops on Beacon’s Main street. Who knew? Quite a nice excursion we had.

Putting the art back into architecture.
Jackson Pollack at MoMa. Never really got what Jackson Pollack was all about until I saw his work in a museum. This one is not the one I first saw. I think I saw one of his at the Guggenhiem Museum in NYC. It was most impressive.

This thing is huge. Probably 10′ x 25′



Hobbit type of door that I liked.

4 thoughts on “I Forget Things…..You Ever Kill a Frog in February?”

  1. I meant 3 years ago..sorry!

    I have to tell you this one. Over time this will be a classic. I know everyone has their own way of doing things and all, procedures, time frames, when things ought to be done and when things must be done. We sort of have that going on here. My wife keeps everyone in line with that sort of thing. I happen to be the worst offender. Ok, our Halloween pumpkin was still on our front porch well into December. Ok I said it. For those of you who don’t celebrate Halloween, Halloween is in October. But just being honest about it, I personally feel this was one of the best pumpkins we’ve ever had. We didn’t make a Jack-O-Lantern out of it so it didn’t get the usual bug infestation that comes with a warmer October. (Just being honest again ususally the bug infestation precipitates me getting rid of said pumpkin immediately…to the dump we go!)

    So my wife says Christmas week: “We really have got to get rid of that pumpkin.” Or maybe it was: “We are the only people in the state of New York who still have a pumpkin out. Make sure the boys get rid of it this weekend!” I came home one night and the pumpkin was gone…I really didn’t think much of it. I go to work when it’s dark out and I get home and it’s dark out. I just figured they put it in a bag and went to the dump with it. You’re never gonna guess where these geniuses threw out the pumpkin. I mean we have almost 3 acres of property and tons of woods behind our house. Look where Terence “The Formerly Good ” threw out the pumpkin!!!!

    • Hey Mike. Yeah. It’s deja vu all over again as they say.

      Glad you got a laugh out of that one. I hope all is well!

      Thanks for writing!


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