The weather for the first week of May has been pretty gloomy here. Today has been cool and overcast and Sunday is supposed to be very windy with winds averaging 35 mph with gusts to 50. I was going to put a truckload of mulch down but I don’t know if I should with the winds so high. Most of it might end up in the neighbors yard. Teresa has been working very hard in the yard planting shrubs and flowers and I have been very busy mowing and weeding. Teresa has decided she wants the gumball trees in the backyard gone so today a crew came over and cut them down. We plan on landscaping back there and planting many bushes, ground cover and planting some trees. So I hope in the end it will much prettier than it is now. My only concern is that I know that area of the yard was home to a lot of rabbits and some red fox and I hope that they will only be out of a home for a short while. It is going to take a lot of time and a lot of money to make it look like we want but since Teresa is retired now, at least she will have the time to do the work.
Teresa also wants to improve our deck and put in a nice aboveground pool. I don’t think that is such a great idea as we plan on moving within three years but it is her house so she gets to do what she wants. But when we move to Texas or New Mexico it will be my house and I will get to do what I want to do. I took Max for a walk to the Great Dismal Swamp today and he had a great time. I saw signs of a black bear and there were a lot of turtles sunning themselves. Work has been busy and the webmaster for our command, Ron Campbell, will be TDY for two weeks to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. That means that I will be doing his job for those two weeks. Did I mention that I am also the backup Information Security Officer and the backup Information Management Officer for our command? So I expect the next two weeks to be pretty busy. When I am not working I have been staying busy with my blogs and reading. I have about 7 books in my backlog so I am never seen without a book in my hand. My next book is going to be a graphic novel titled: "Alice in Sunderland" I am looking forward to reading the book as it had very favorable reviews. That is it for now. Stayed tuned for the next exciting posting.