Tuesday, October 14

Thank You for Raking

I want to thank that guy who was raking his yard as I went by on my run tonight. I don't care so much that you are tidy. I am just thrilled that you are not using a leaf blower! I heard the quick rustle of the leaves as I approached and enjoyed the sound as you shot a rake-full up a three foot pile. For a split second I thought about jumping in it and how much fun that was as a kid. Thank you Rake Guy for filling the neighborhood with pleasant sounds. Me, I will let the leaves rot right into my lawn and blow all over my neighbors yards come spring. My dear husband is a better person than me though, and once they all fall, he will probably go rake them up. I could be persuaded to help if it's a beautiful day out.

While I'm at it, I also want to thank my library. Not only can I read more books than I'd ever have room to keep at my house if I bought them, but you actually send me an e-mail reminding me the day before they are due. As if that weren't enough, you also include a link for me to renew online in case I won't be able to make it. So, dear person at the library who thought this up and also to the no doubt group of people who made it happen: You rock.

1 comment:

julie king said...

i'm not fond of the sound of the leaf blower either. i miss my little old hometown where i walked to the library every two weeks or so. here where i live now the library is bigger and impersonal and i've gotten out of the habit of going. isn't technology wonderful??