I had to get out of the office for a while today to enjoy the beautiful weather.
Traffic was bumper to bumper...especially on the sidewalk, as a good share of people working in downtown Boise also felt that they couldn't pass up being outside.
It's like our long lost relative, the sun, finally returned home where it belongs.
You know what's missing? We haven't had any reports this spring on KBOI about flooding on the Boise or Weiser rivers.
It's a natural happening year after year, except this year and I'm worried because, as we all know, the reason is a lack of water.
Everyone is going to have to conserve water this year but what I'm really worried about is the potential for smoke from wildfires.
I had to look up how hot last summer was because all I really remember was how hard it was to suck in a good breath of air. And the summer of 2011 wasn't much better.
If the wildfires are bad this year, maybe we'll all have to buy big box fans and aim them south at the same time and send a gift to Nevada and Utah.
Just a thought...(cough).
I live near a hardware store, uh I guess they want to be called a Home Improvement Store now since they sell everything from lumber to even a coffee maker.
I was on a part run and was greeted by friendly staff, almost to the point of thanking me for just walking in.
Ah yes, it's the time of year when subdivisions turn on the pressurized irrigation systems and that means broken sprinklers, parts needed, and if you're like me one part run just won't do it.
Heavens no. You forget to buy the thingamajig to fix the whatehmacall it the first time you were in. ( In my case I think they now know me on a first name basis.)
Yes it's that time of year when Home Improvement Stores take it to the bank, a lot, so it's not surprising the staff is as happy as they are.
My neighbor has already started mowing his lawn! Doesn’t surprise me because this is the same neighbor that will mow 3 times a week in the peak of the season because the grass “looks a little rough.”
He’s almost given up using an edger because a pair of long blade scissors works better in the front yard where everyone sees it.
He has a fertilizer company come and do his yard about six times a year, but a week or so before they come he gives the lawn a “little feeding.” I guess it because he wants the pros to feel like they’re doing a great job, but it’s all him really.
His sprinklers have been going for over a week now getting everything off and growing.
He’ll water some of his bushes and plants in the evening and give them a little treat (fertilizer) if they’re good to him.
Did I mention that the full moon in the summer is not in the sky? Nope, it’s my neighbor bending over to pull out a weed that had the nerve to try and grow in his yard.
But why I’m writing this blog is to say thanks to my neighbor Ron. Yes he’s fanatical about his yard and house but nothing makes you want to do a good job on your yard more than having someone like him setting an example and always willing to help you achieve results.
For the record, my yard pales in comparison, but I’m trying.
I hope you have a great neighbor like I do. It makes living next to him a joy rather than a pain in the a.. uh, you get the idea.
Yes, they lost, but congratulations are due the BSU Basketball team!!!
It's been 21 years since BSU has played in the NCAA tournament.
La Salle just couldn't miss, no matter what the Broncos did. Usually, when BSU scores more than 70 points, they win. It just wasn't going to happen last night.
But they made it and congrats!
I'm just thinking, as I watch some of the games today, just how lucky I am here at KBOI.
Most offices frown on employees taking time at work to watch, check scores, or read tournament stories on company computers and tv's. My wife's office (major corp) has been sending up to 4 emails a day saying that.
Here's at KBOI, It's part of my job to be informed, so I HAVE to watch! So excuse me as I get back to ...work.
Driving into downtown Boise on Main for work today, I've decided a red light no longer mean 'stop'.
At ONE stop light I watched the last 4 cars in the left turn lane drive right through a red light.
It wasn't even still flickering yellow - it was red!
Maybe they thought because they were in line that it was a free pass to just keep going.
Are we getting to the point that we're in that much of a hurry that a few seconds or minutes make a difference.
I'm seeing this happen more and more and it's making me a little jumpy at intersections watching for those "second-savers."
Take a breath...it's relaxing AND safer.
Spring isn't "officially" here, but some signs are showing up already.
In the past 2 days I've received 9 flyers in the mail or hanging on the front door from lawn care companies wanting to take care of my yard. It's a sign.
A street sweeper rolled down the road this week. A sign.
Coscto has all their summer stuff out (which means we're only 4-to-5 weeks away from Christmas displays). Another sign.
My cat has started to shed. Definite sign.
But most importantly, I'm playing the first round of golf this weekend. There's your sign.
Now excuse me, I have to go outside and do a sun dance for that first round.