The roofers came and went and Gosh Dern It none of them looked like this guy. I know that you probably wanted me to re-post the picture of the hottie but last time I sent some of you into convulsions so I played it safe this time. Also, I sent the hottie photo to some former work buddies in response to a hot female picture they sent out and I think some of the guys nearly passed out. I guess I shocked them or made them feel incredibly inadequate. I sure hope they recovered OK.
Unfortunately, my roofers looked more like this guy. They had the same crazed look but with a Hispanic flair or maybe it was just indigestion.
Instead of the "nice" silky shirt and vest and a colorful turban, it was old shirts and ratty jeans and I'm not sure I want to know what their headgear was made of. I guess if you worked on top of roofs all day in the blazing sun then you might want to keep your skin covered. I don't want to do their laundry.
Here's a picture of the backside of my house and, um, yes, you can see the new roof. Not that I took a picture of the roof or anything. It's the plants. No, really, the plants but, believe it or not, the roof is "black".
The hummingbirds love the Lantanas. Those are the hot and tired green bushes against the side of the house next to the bay window. Yes, there really are juicy colorful blooms on the bushes. There is also a flower arrangement in the bay window. Lately, I've been hearing something like a "thump" against the house. Using my amazingly accurate sleuthing skills, I noticed a poor wittle bird hitting the window trying to reach the flowers. Hum... Maybe I should move the flowers!
Unfortunately, you are getting a view of the sunny side of my house after nearly a week of blistering temps and roofers letting shingles sit on the grass more than five minutes. They also put a tarp over some bushes and flowers and I think at least two plants committed harry-karry by asphyxiation. ;-(
It doesn't take long to toast landscaping in this weather. I thought about frying an egg on the sidewalk but I wasn't sure what would show up to eat it so I passed.
Here's a picture of the front of my house:
Yes, I know you can see the roof but look at the Asian Jasmine. It's FINALLY climbing up the bricks. Yes, I also know my house kind of resembles a barn. Maybe that's why we have so many visitors from the animal kingdom. There is a reason we don't have a cat door.
In other news, a male member of the family received this fortune cookie when we went out for Chinese recently. I'm having a bit of a problem with the Engrish:
"You have had long-term success relative to business [in bed]."
By adding "in bed", my guess is that he took one of those little pills and needs to call the doctor after 6 hours and shame on him for conducting business in bed! Or, you have been doing business in bed and the cat's finally out of the bag? Oh, my, my. What do you think?
Be safe out there folks. Specifically, if you are age 50 and a celebrity, OK?
Photo credits: ReformingGeek house: wanna-be photographer ReformingGeek, Abdul: jflashphoto on flickr.com, Creative Commons license (see sidebar)