More memories from the past to share. I rejoice having these letters and notes to refresh my mind. March brought signs of spring. I look forward, as usual, to our spring vacation. I had the car serviced for troubles I was aware of, and some items they found so I feel safe and OK there. I went to the trailer show and didn’t see anything I really liked more than ours, though I hope to have bunk windows put in the rear. They should have been built in when designed as there is no ventilation and gets hot up there. I want Louise, who sleeps there to be comfortable.
As always, our health is a concern of mine. Not that we are unhealthy, but I want to do all I can to be sure we are all well. Louise did have a second bout with the flu, but got over it. I was a bit tired last week and had a severe headache, so had the sense to leave work early and now feel OK.
Our daughter Ingrid is 13, she is officially a teen-ager and another life transition takes place. On Saturday after her birthday greetings, she and Marge went shopping as a mild celebration and we all went out to dinner at a local restaurant we like to patronize. Her school was sponsoring a showing of the movie “1766” so we went to see that after dinner. We had seen it before and we liked it and it was worth seeing again Unfortunately, there weren’t too many people there. We hope that the student council, the sponsors, made at least some money putting it on.
For me, guitar lessons are coming along well.
The music store across from my Allentown office had a sale and I bought a 12 string guitar at a reduced sale price. It seemed a good deal, and the 12 string has a richer tone, though a bit more difficult to master playing.
The guitar course is 8 weeks long and will soon be over. They have an advanced course following this one, so I believe I will enroll in it. I do enjoy music in any form and really enjoy the guitar. I hope to improve both my understanding and technique.
I am getting to the end of refinishing the chairs I mentioned earlier. I do like working with wood in many ways. I did have trouble with an earlier chair as the cellar is cold and I put on a second coat too soon to dry properly. The brush dragged and the end result was uneven. I do believe that with considerable sanding and waxing it will look OK. Live and learn they say. I learned that I will allow more time for the others to properly dry. No big deal at all.
We had what is called an “onion snow” that lasted about a week and now has melted. For the uninitiated, that is a bit of snow coming after the onion sets are planted. Next we expect the considerable rain showers that are typical for this time of year.
March is a slow month. It is too early to do Spring activities and we are tired of winter. Still, winter is not as severe as it was when we lived further north. We did see the film “Orient Express” with Albert Finney and did enjoy that. The quality of many movies, in my opinion is questionable, but this one was good.
So, little pleasures and little problems. All part of the rich fabric of life. We move along, accept what comes and see what we can make of it for our needs and our pleasures. That’s it for now.