Monday, April 1, 2019
Spring Reflections and Pressure Washing
Yesterday Olga and I took a long early-spring walk on Hampstead Heath, where the irises are coming up in the ponds.
Soon those irises will be covered with yellow blossoms.
Olga, who'd been cooped up at home all day Saturday, worked out her excess energy and had a great time. She lost her tennis ball somewhere, but fortunately it was close to the end of our outing and that was no great tragedy.
She even went wading, a sure sign that the weather has grown warmer!
I also mowed the lawn for the first time this year. So we're back on that treadmill.
Our upstairs neighbor, the Russian guy, came knocking on our door wanting to pressure-wash the front steps. He'd even borrowed a pressure washer from someone else on the street. All he needed was to hook up the washer to a water supply. So we ran our garden hose from our outdoor spigot at the side of the house, and he was out there for hours washing not just the steps but his parking space. It would never have even occurred to me to pressure-wash the steps -- and I'm fairly obsessive -- but I have to admit they look better.
Oh, and remember how I applied for a refund from Thameslink because of our train ticket mix-up coming back from Malta? Well, they did give me £11.20 back -- after taking a £10 "administration fee." Kind of a hefty fee, but I was happy to get anything back, honestly.