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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Seriously... out of touch!















Dear Abby:

There's a tree company working in my neighborhood. Their goal is to take out trees, or limbs that interfere with power lines. They're giving away free mulch. Two other neighbors gave my name as someone interested in taking the mulch off their hands. Sweet!

I made arrangements to have them deliver on Saturday. Three dump trucks, fully loaded arrived!!! It was a big surprise, and men were everywhere, unloading these trucks where I asked them to dump the mulch. The supervisor apologized for not having any more, until Monday, the 30th. I told him I'd see him on Monday. Oh why not?

After the trucks left, I knew I'd better assemble the 'troops' to help me spread mulch. As I headed for the door to make the call - my little friend in the neighborhood walked over with... a big bouquet of daffodils in one hand, and a pitch fork in the other.

You know - I love flowers but I was more excited to see he had a garden tool! Help me out here. Does it mean anything serious when a gentleman brings flowers? I really don't know about entanglements... but I know he's got the arms to pitch some mulch!

Later he wanted to take me the local chicken drive through. I know it sounds funny, but they have great food. I had money and was going to pay for our dinners, but he was dead-set against it. By today's standards, am I in trouble now? And if not, do you think it's okay to let him come over and mulch some more?

Seriously... out of touch! (aka Soot)

30 comments:

  1. let him mulch away his heart out :) Is he a handsome one? Not that it matters... Oooh, spring brings smell of lurv in the air :)

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    1. Dezz, do you, (of course you do), remember the movie Pretty Woman? He looks like that guy - um, Richard Gere? That's his name, I think, but this guy's nose is a big longer. Do you think Richard Gere is attractive?

      But Dezz, he works out, and the arm muscles! He's a champ at doing this stuff. Great looking pitch fork too! Right now, I 'lurve' that!! But is it wrong to want someone for their pitch fork?

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    2. than I clearly see no reason not to go naughty with him :)

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  2. You certainly are a popular gal, Dixie...
    I do believe it is time for a pic of you....
    Make us all understand why you are sooooo irresistible!
    Enjoy your day!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Oh, Linda, I did a selfie that looks, well, terrible, but it's me...So I'm even more confused 'why' he brought flowers and a pitch fork?
      Irresistible? Geez, Linda, why didn't all the mulch guys go gaga then? Scratch that, I wasn't paying attention - You're funny!!

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    2. Oh, maybe it's my scandalous poems at Blue's and Pat's? No, I don't think he reads their stuff. Heck, he probably never reads my stuff. (You know I never thought about him reading my blog!!!)

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    3. That would be really funny....
      So.....where's the selfie?

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    4. Oh gee - I look terrible and realistic. Does anyone have photoshop??

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  3. Gawd yeah, let him mulch 'til he drops! And who knows -- maybe he's just being friendly -- or maybe it's "more" -- time will tell!

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    1. Sounds good to me, Debra. Btw, he brought a thermos of coffee this morning. I think I'll keep my invisible running shoes on!

      After lunch, he wants to take me to the hardware or some store to find a new wheel for my wheel barrow... of course I'm paying for it, but this is so strange... I've been on my own a long time now.... and happy!

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  4. This is a good question. I would say have him mulch since he is volunteering but while he is mulching offer him some homemade lemonade or cookies or whatever you can make or buy. Then say something like, "Thanks for the chicken dinner the other day, but you haven't had anything as good as my cookies!"
    ... then maybe that will "level the playing field" as they say.

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    1. Oh, Lauren, that's clever...my peanut butter cookies are the best. He loves those! In fact, any time I've ever cooked, he said he enjoyed it.

      I've got to stay focused on the mulch!

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  5. Have him mulch away at your bay. But the cat says there is something more at play

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    1. Well, Pat, that reminded me. Three years ago I catered an Easter dinner for his family. Maybe he wants to do that again, and is paying forward, as they say. Yep, that might be it. I could handle that - but spring lurve - not so much!

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  6. *hehehe* looks like you have a happy mulcher on your hands! I'd let him mulch, but don't accept any more dinners. I like the cookie idea...but none of this means you should listen to me. I'm just happy I got married 20 years ago and don't have to figure these things out anymore (I was never very good at them ;) )

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    1. Oh Tonja, you're so funny. I'm so out of touch, I'm not sure what to do, but I can bake some cookies!!!

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  7. either there's no such thing as a free lunch or never look a gift horse in the mouth. i think it's time to flip a coin.

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    1. In that case, Pilgrim, I'm going with the gift. LOL

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  8. Hey, if there is no expected return on the help, then I'd go for it!

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  9. Wonderful to read post Dixie,
    Hope all is well.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Yvonne. I'm just tired now. :))

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  10. Don't read anything in to it. Just let it progress as it will.

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    1. Either way, I'm enjoying those flowers. He must have five different kinds.

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  11. If you like the guy (as in Like the guy) I'd say this looks promising. If you don't, I bet you're gonna have to let him down hard. Sigh.

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    1. Geez, Robin, I really don't know how to answer. We always seem to have a good time. This would take a lot of thought. Thanks for pointing this out. I never think anyone would be interested because that's not where my focus is. Wow!

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  12. Wow, wow, wow! I've never heard of anyone using that much mulch! And how nice of your neighbor to come by to help. ;o) The flowers are beautiful. The stars must've been aligned in your favor this week. lol

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    1. Oh Kimberly, I'm expecting at least one - two more truck loads on Monday. I have a serious piece of land, and this mulch is like gold to it. I read ruins at Kelley' site. She's on the Celebrate blog hop, under 'Soul Intent Arts'. Really!!

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    2. Kimberly - correction, Kelley is under: 'Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell,' on the Celebrate blog hop.

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