this morning, just when i was first up, there was what i had been hoping for. In the common strip of Google News. Right there with all the usual and Trump wacking Clinton with a golf ball. Right there,
"Forget Trump. The US Storms Ahead on Climate Change Like Never Before."
NBC news.com Politics Adam Edelman
"....the Trump administration's rolling back of federal environmental protection has spurred localities around the country to step up in what experts say is an unprecedented effort."
i printed it. I have it here next to me. 3 printed pages giving examples of how local governments are moving forward. "Were really seeing a groundswell of activity, " Sierra Club Exec Director Michael Brune.
i made my first cup of tea and came back and it was gone. All day it is gone. ????? But it WAS there and i DID make a copy of it. I'm hoping it's a sign.
Worked Outside today. Pulling weeds close to rocks and raised beds so i can, OnceMore, weed whack Kochia and now Pig Weed. I don't want to. I am so Done with it...this is the 4th or 5th time this season?, when there is usually twice? I cut big ones by the Gate to the Car and Truck so i could open the Gate wide enough to bring out all for a trip to the dump. It was overgrown. I cut them with branch trimmers. EEEeee. eee for e nough. But so what. Needs doing. and then i called it quits and turned to the dye table.
from the porch
the spool table itself is beginning to fall apart. If i were going to be here, i would need to mend it. Maybe Travis and Everett will? or not...but it's served Good and Noble Purposes for 22 years. The pot with the lid and rock; is the wood stove ash pot. still has ashes from last year. need to dump and i'll wash it out and take it. the enamel pot next to it, still with dried up walnuts from last dye season. Emptied and i scattered them along the road on the way to the dump.
can't tell, but this is the copper pot with walnut residue. Will clean. Take.
i suppose they have gallon jars in California, right? But i'll take these. Just in case.
my favorite shovel. This is how i will introduce myself to a local hardware there. Need a handle.
since the kids were here last summer, this table had all manner of stuff on it, under it, around it. I got a feed bag from the Albatros to put stuff in that needed to go to the dump. While filling it, all of a sudden noticed a !!!! and it was a Black Widow, clinging quietly to the outside of the bag...probably hoping for the best. I got a stick and carried the bag, half filled, over to one of the Ghost chairs by the Giant Secaton Grass and lifted her "tent" , she rushed to her egg sac and embraced it. I caught her egg sac with the fibers of her tent, she clung silently in determination. I swept them off onto the ghost chair. things were still ok and she can relocate. All will be well. and back to the sorting thru.
This is all stuff i'll Take. Jenny tells me that there will be a big porch deck. a picnic table kind of table and a wood stove for outside cooking. She says i can make my morning tea on said wood stove. I listen and smile. this is not so much the Jenny i know, but a Jenny that is imagining things. She has avoided imagining things all her young adult and then adult life. Now she imagines.
i need to do these kinds of things every day now. There's so much. and there are only so many days.