Up about 7:30. Made lists. Wendy came around 9 o’clock. Dick off to Wonderworld to get the materials to put in a bubbler system to the trees out back I paid Water bill. Wendy started in cleaning and I made a butterscotch pie for Dick. Jerry Douzat the gardener arrived in the middle + after several little conferences with him I succeeded in burning the pie crust + had to start again from scratch. He’s going to take care of the front for $40.00 + leave the back to us. He started in clipping the oleanders. I kept waiting for Dick to come back. George Hall came by. It’s his birthday. I gave him a beer + told him Dick had gone to get sprinkler heads + wax for his truck. George said how did he go + told me the truck was out back – + so was Dick!! I hadn’t seen him. He talked with Jerry + liked him + had good visit with George. I fixed tuna sandwiches for all. (Leon’s Tuna) George left. Dick back to his work + we to ours. Moved my clothes, got a few more odds + ends put away. Went with Dick to Wonderworld to get some more equipment + groceries + look at a job. Back by 4:00. Dick finally got all bubblers working equally when the pipe broke near the house. Wendy had left leaving the livingroom, kitchen + our bathroom immaculate. Back to Wonderworld. Finally as the last rays of light were dimming Dick got everything mended + functioning beautifully. He took a shower + I gave him a shave + we had dinner. Called both Bill + Leon + made final plans for next weekend. When we fed Rusty today I saw my first scorpion from far too close!
At 4 am tomorrow morning we will have known each other for a year! Wendy showed me an ad for actors in the Word journal