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NORTH NORWAY — We are entertained by all the roadwork going on outside our house. We are going to have a super highway and won’t that be nice. Meanwhile we are enduring shake, rattle and roll as the big equipment works compacting the road in preparation for tarring. We do not need a vibrator as when the roller compacter goes by you can feel it right in the seat of your pants. I always knew when the school bus or any trucks went by as there was a series of rough places in front of the house. Now everyone glides by without making any noise. Doesn’t take much to entertain us old folks but both Dell and I have spent too much time watching the work outside this week. The chipmunks that live in the stonewall beside the road are all shook up and the gray squirrels dart out with an acorn and busily bury it whenever they get a chance.
We do not have much color here. The leaves just turn rusty and fall. We must take a drive towards Fryeburg and see if they have more color. Some friends from Pennsylvania are coming up and I haven’t been able to give them a date for the best color.
Pat and Charlie went to the Bethel Chowdah Fest. Pat tried four different ones and found them all good. Charlie had a hot dog, not caring for seafood. We went to Augusta and had lunch one day, then to Longfellow Gardens which are always interesting. Charlie was looking for a particular item and they advised him to try Paris Farmer’s Union which he had already done. I could drop a few nickels at the Gardens but restrained myself, waiting until next spring.
Judy came by this week and planted a few bulbs for us so we could have some early spring color. If the deer and squirrels do not get them. Gave up on my crocus as they were eaten two years in a row. Trying daffodils instead. Supposedly not attractive to deer. We haven’t seen any deer around here for some time but Dell said a very young fawn was in the road below us the other day.
Paula and Dana had Kevin Jr. over the weekend and he came to join us at the coffee hour at Pat and Charlie’s. He kept on the run the whole time. He is almost two but shows no sign of the terrible two’s as of yet. Shilah the cat takes a dim view of having him around.
Our cat, Rajah, is completely spoiled now. She had tuna with her meds and now all she wants is tuna or salmon. She acts as if she is starving but put anything else down and we get a dirty look and she ignores her dish. Otherwise she seems fine and we hope she stays that way.
Dell had a follow up appointment with his orthopedist in Falmouth and she said she didn’t need to see him again unless he decided on surgery on his shoulder. He says it is bearable now after physical therapy and he is adopting a wait and see attitude. After his appointment we drove to the So. Portland mall area and had lunch and shopped at a couple stores.
Paula Perham stopped by one day and we had a nice visit. She is so busy it’s a wonder she knows which way is up. Pat Pulkkinen also came by and gave us the program for the Senior Forum up to Sunday River. We would like to attend but we shall see how things go. Some days I just do not have the energy it takes to go to things like that. When we go to places I sometimes just sit in the car and people watch. Yogi Bera said “You can see a lot by just looking" and I find he is right.
David and Joanna Tamminen stopped by Pat and Charlie’s this week and brought quite a few books. We are always glad to see their offerings. Dell went down to Tractor Supply and I rode along. He came out and said he liked to go there because it smells so nice. Oil and leather he said. So I don’t need to bother with perfume. Just put some gun oil behind my ears and wear leather.
Here is a word to enhance your vocabulary. Inuendo: an Italian suppository.