11 thoughts on “Silent Sunday: October 4, 2020

    • I can’t believe how quickly the leaves are starting to fall. The picture was from a park 2 weeks ago. The leaves around homes are changing colors, not in the phase of active falling off.
      They look so similar to pears and I picked one to check at home. Nothing like a pear. The inside of the peel was soft and under that was a hard seed. I cut off a piece of the seed and tasted it. Not good! Have no idea what it is. But they are cute and could be mistaken for pears.

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      • Once those leaves start falling, they are everywhere and when it rains, they are a slippery mess in the neighborhoods for walking. I wondered – now I know – thank you. I’m surprised the squirrels are not knocking them to the floor and taking them to eat- maybe they are distasteful to squirrels too?

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      • Yes, it is dicey sometimes. We used to have a locust tree out front (before the Carpenter ants came along and it had to be cut down along with two oak trees). Anyway, the tree had lots of tiny leaves which would fall down, then the “stringy things” that held all the “leaflets” (for lack of a better word) fell down; it was a huge mess and the leaves and the strings got tracked in the house, garage … you could not sweep them as they were too small.

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      • I am grateful too – the older I get, the less tolerant I am of big messes. I feel lazy about it sometimes … that was a totally messy year between the plumbing debacles – three times lots of water and mess in the basement and the tiles had to be ripped up. I painted it, and they had to rip a hole in it again – I was furious. And when I said something, the plumber got in my face and said “you’re welcome to find someone else” … he acted like a punk, so I said “just finish it please.” I held my tongue, but they made a mess as did the insulation guys. I was fed up.

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      • Plumbing issues are of another level with the mess that can result from them. It can get costly too! Glad you didn’t start an issue with them; trouble is not worth it. You never know how people will react to criticism nowadays.

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      • I had multiple plumbing disasters that year and didn’t like the attitude, nor the looks or the screaming in my face. But all the work they did had to be redone (upstairs) when the kitchen sink pipes fell apart in my hands. I was furious – luckily I had asked my hairdresser for a recommendation and the guy showed up at around 11:00 p.m. to fix them on one of the coldest nights of the year (I was worried the pipes would freeze in the kitchen … I had been letting a small trickle of hot water run in all the tapes during the brutally cold weather and could not do so since they had fallen apart.

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