SUMMER! Hot nights, scorching days, cats sleeping in shaded
gardens, flowers blooming with abandon, glorious colour
everywhere, butterflies delight, pollen laden bees trundle by, a
garden chair, a good book of light literature, ice-cold
lemonade, a trip to
the beach, hot sand between my toes, cool water, screaming sea
gulls and a sound like water falling as the wind streaks through
the beach trees, a picnic lunch and ice cream on the way home.
Need I say more? I wish it would never end. Unfortunately
reality catches up sooner than later and the city has us back.
We escape to picnics, watch the Pan Am games on TV, talk to
friends about not much or to clients about business. What
business? The lack of it, the beauty of it, and what can and
should be done close to home and elsewhere.
When it is too hot I wonder off into the cool dungeon of my
basement and sort through boxes of surplus. Amazing what I find:
Teddies I forgot I had can be designated to children or Sally
Anne; sweaters I had put away years ago, out of style, books
read at least twice, shoes no longer comfortable, skirts and
dresses too small. Kitchen gadgets no longer needed, cleaning
supplies past their due date, and on and on. What to do with all
that stuff, some of which I do not even know what it is? I will
never take it anywhere. Is there no one who can help?
Yes there is! Ken of Bismark Estate Services. (416-767-5723) He
is like your friendly next door neighbour who will come and
clear out you attic, basement, garden shed, garage or whatever
and take it all away, for a fee of course, but you will not have
a headache. He can do things to the property to spruce it up and
many other things. Just talk to him, you won’t regret it! He is
very handy! So you
did not get around
to do a thorough spring clean-out, summer is also a good time
for it, actually any time is a good time. And should you be
leaving your house behind and move to an apartment, well, then
you really do need him! Don’t fret, let him do it. He knows how.
I still have a few items I can get rid of, like a humidifier
that does not work anymore, old computers, air cleaners and,
well, don’t get me started. It is amazing what accumulates. I
wonder what the best of all husbands has in the garage.
But enough of that. Let me contemplate the next picnics. You
will hear from me after those. I will not be thinking about the
election much, except for my talks with some interesting folks
from our community, like Sven Spengemann, running for MP in the
Mississauga Lakeshore district of Toronto. Not a chance until
summer is officially over. I will not have my summer ruined.