Hello readers, I had intended to say some disagreeable things about our weather in the start of this column. Then, today (Sunday) came out just about as pretty as a picture postcard with the best temps that we'd had all week.
I believe the temperature reached 50 degrees and what can I say. I wanted to get out and do something, but knowing that light wind could get worse, I decided to stay in and do some much needed paperwork. I'll have to say spring cleaning did interrupt my thoughts as I sat gazing out the kitchen window. A long walk would be nice, I thought -- anything but this never ending business of paper. It's tax time and I am eager to get through the season. You know, it's one bill I can take care of before warmer days hit and I will go outside then, for sure.
Not much is happening in Paint Lick other than the rising creek waters and all those workers out by the electrical station. They just keep on keeping on. I am curious as to what they are fixing up each time I drive by, and there are so many big trucks and huge equipment around -- it's somewhat dangerous. So, Paint Lick is on the move and, wherever there is work, we have progress and hopefully our community will benefit.
I did notice a sad sight today. The trash on The Old Railroad Grade is really getting out of hand -- even the ditches are filled with everything and all the rain -- makes it look even worse. I can remember some years back when the residents who cared for this community got the chance to clean up the Old Railroad and the Solid Waste of Garrard County matched the in-kind donation for a charity of our choice. A lot of us really worked that Saturday. What has happened? Why do we have a want to to "dirty things down?" I have walked some, almost to Paint Lick, with my friend, Janet, and I will pick up some little something as we go. Maybe as the days get warmer, I'll do more.
A good day with my brother J.R. on Saturday and coupled with knowing my sister Emma was also having a better day than most, made my whole weekend.
Thank you, Jesus. Special birthday wishes for sister-in-law Eva last Friday I am sorry I forgot to mention her last week. Brother Johnny will have his big day this Thursday, I pray you'll have a good one, (69) years son, that's a good many days that our family has been blessed with your presence.
My two babies are well and lively. I could go on and on about those two, but with Valentine's Day coming up it will have to wait. I have baskets to make.
May God bless.