374. Yard Clean Up and Old Friends

Re-established email contact with Holly yesterday! She is on the cusp of becoming “Doctor Holly, PhD.” Holly and I have been exchanging emails, and sometimes actual mail, off and on, since perhaps 2012 or so, usually lengthy and copious missives full of intellectual banter, real news, and total nonsense.

I am usually the one who drops the ball on the communication front.

Also email related: I was able to finish cleaning up my two primary email accounts. Yay for that.

I am also resurrecting my presence on Plurk.com, a short-comment format social media platform.

Today I managed to finish… for now, at any rate, until I find another hidden junk pile… cutting up the scrap lumber that was lying about into fireplace-length pieces. Much of the debris was full of nails and staples and screws, so it was a task not without hazards.

I shall include the image I meant to feature yesterday:

Construction debris to use as firewood

Construction and yard cleanup debris to use as firewood

398. Last Day of Summer

Tomorrow is the astronomical midpoint between the Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice and the Northern Hemisphere Autumn Equinox. Despite what the news media tries to tell us, that the Summer Solstice is “the first day of summer” and the winter solstice is “the first day of winter” and the spring equinox is “the first day of spring,” the seasons traditionally begin at the astronomical midpoints between the solstices and equinoxes.

And fall begins tomorrow.
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