|Little wonder I'm having such a hard time lately.|
Cold and lack of sunlight is hard on me.
It's a miserable out there, today. Cold, overcast and rainy, with an occasional snowflake making an appearance. Everything's damp and generally rather depressing.
That doesn't stop my neighbor from mowing his lawn, though. Nope, he's out there, bundled against the cold and damp, alternating between using his weed-whacker and lawnmower on the damp grass.
Scratch that, I think he's trying to use his leaf blower on the sodden leaves.
As if that weren't odd enough, he's been known to do yard work in the middle of the night, as has one of our other neighbors.
That's not the strangest thing that's happened since we moved here, though.
- We've had most of a shop vac stolen. They left the hose in our yard.
- Hubby fell a small dead tree a couple of years after we moved in. When he went in to get a drink of water before chopping it up, someone dragged it off our property and drove off with it.
- A plastic lawn chair magically appeared next to our garage. We later found out one of our neighbors picked it up somewhere and thought we'd want it.
Just yesterday, in fact, as I walked home from voting, a guy paused in his conversation on the phone, and asked if I'd settle an argument for him by answering an awkward question.
This hasn't been the best week for me, and I knew I was either in for a laugh or embarrassment. I figured I'd take the chance and agreed.
"If a guy came up to you and asked if you had sex with a person, would a yes answer indicate you did it once, or more than once?"
He asked this with complete sincerity, and I saw absolutely nothing untoward in his expression or body language, but I was still understandably taken aback for a moment. My first urge was to say something along the lines of, "Well, I'd answer the question with 'none of your business'", but I felt that response was uncalled for in that particular situation.
After a moment's thought, I replied, "I'd say it could mean once."
He thanked me very politely, then returned to his conversation with, "I just asked someone AND THEY AGREED WITH ME! HAH! TOLD YOU!"
I had to laugh. Just another bit of strangeness to add to the list.