Yesterday, I cleaned up the branches I cut from a maple tree that was in desperate need of a trim. The higher branches are still about even with the top of Lion’s antenna. Fortunately, (or unfortunately because I have to go on the damn roof again) his new antenna should be much taller than the branches. I also started removing the rocks the landlord put in the yard. I’m assuming it was him. It’s just the sort of thing he’d do. They were some big rocks. For now, I’ve filled in the holes with smaller rocks I pulled from beside the sidewalk. I’ll need to find dirt to fill in the rest.

Today, I mowed the non-dog portion of the lawn. I still have to weed whack. Still. It’s not my favorite activity and Lion has added a redo of the ham radio antenna to my plate. In a few weeks, it will be a year since we sold the camper. The stuff I took out of the camper is still sitting in the living room. No, I haven’t put it away. It’s on the list along with every other damn thing that needs to be done around here.

I’d rather not do the antenna tomorrow after work, but I don’t want to disappoint Lion. I know he’s anxious to make contact with more repeaters in the area. He also wants to go to one of the ham radio club meetings near us. You can imagine how thrilled I am for that. It’s like the opera all over again. I also know it will help Lion make contact with other people. I’m not sure how many clubs there are in the area. We’ll probably hit a few different ones. As long as no one encourages him to get a different antenna, we’ll be fine. There are only so many times I’m willing to go on the roof.

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