Last night I had a dream. Over and over. The same dream.
A few days ago I was moving rail road ties in my yard. They had originally been placed at the edge of my driveway to help keep cars and people from sliding down the slope on the other side. When my driveway was graded and packed down last year, the road grader knocked most of them off the edge. They were in disarray, at all different angles, some barely off their place, others askew like you wouldn't believe, some on top of others, etc.
Well, recently I got around to doing something with them. I found that if I hook a tow rope around one of the ties and the other end to my truck hitch, I could pull them up onto the flat. From there, I can maneuver them around by shoving them. So I put four back in place. I still have about four to relocate. I'm not in a hurry for this. It would be nice to have it done, but I don't care if it is today or next week or next month.
Last night as I was falling to sleep I thought about perhaps moving one or two today or tomorrow. Maybe. Depends on what else happens in my world.
Then, sometime in in wee hours, I woke after dreaming that I was standing out in the driveway, staring at three of them that are almost piled on each other, and fretting about just which one to move first. I have already pulled another on up into place, but I was almost wringing my hands about what to do next!
I groggily thought why was I dreaming about that? I wasn't worried, didn't care if it got done, and even realized that those three ties aren't a big deal either! So why was I dreaming it? Oh, well, back to sleep.
Yeah, but ..... I dreamed the same thing and woke up briefly at least five or six times!!!!! When I woke from the last one, the room was becoming light, and I inwardly groaned! What in the world is wrong with me that I'm dreaming that?? I did go back to sleep and didn't dream again. When I woke around 8:45, I was a little more rested, but still very groggy. And at noon I was still not putting 2 and 2 together with the result always being 4!!
OK, anyone have any thoughts about that dream interpretation?
Along the same line.... Sandra asked recently that I take pictures of my "before" walkway/stairway. So here it is from the lower driveway, looking up at the upper one. See my car up there? The "trail" of rocks are part of the current walk. Yeah, right. Those of you who have been here know how awful the whole thing is. It's almost transversable (is that a word?) in good weather, but in snow, rain, etc. forget it! The worst was at the top where it is more or less like climbing a very rocky hillside. If you made it up... well, you're durn good!! And going down was plain old scary. I think it goes without saying that most of us walked around the long way.
You can see a couple of the railroad ties at the top of the frame. The one on the right has slid down the embankment. On the left it has just rolled slightly down from the top, but is still in line with it's correct placement. And if you're wondering, the white tube think sticking up at the bottom of the picture is the RV hookup. Bring your RV and camp out in my front yard!! If you're lucky, the walk and steps will be finished and you'll be able to actually walk up to the house!!
This second shot is from the top of the same area. If you enlarge one or both pictures, you'll see that I've rolled some of the rocks out of the way already ... not all of them, but it's a start. When I'm don, there will be a path from near the RV hookup that has incremental steps as needed, especially at the upper end. It will end approximately at the place where you see my shadow at the bottom of the picture.
A while ago Ali was scratching his back on the carpet and he got up looking like this....
LOL!!! I got me a real "fly dog"!!!
Sorry the pic is blurry, but I was hurrying because, as you know, he doesn't like his picture taken. And see, this next one shows he was already trying to escape!!!
Have a good week ahead, everyone!!