We are looking forward to having Jack at our house tomorrow morning for a while. He, Sadie and Julie have all been under the weather these past few days but are on the road to recovery. Elaine and I appreciate having Jack around for his "youthful exuberance" and optimism that he passes on to us, just by his presence. It is always difficult for us to adapt to the time change; we are still getting over Duke getting beat in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament, and now we are having some garage door problems. One of the channel braces has broken.
I was able to get on our step ladder yesterday and do a temporary fix but today am stiff and sore from using some muscles that have "aged". I called a repair shop and was told by the receptionist they would call back, but it still hasn't happened. It's a small job and something I could have fixed a few years ago. We do appreciate the Daffodils blooming next to our front porch. We have also noticed Japanese Magnolia's in bloom around town. We always enjoy seeing the one that we planted in the early '80's at the house where my folks lived. It has been well cared for by more than one owner during the years. It would help if the Oregon Ducks could win their game tonight. I worked with Dana Altman's father-in-law who was detailed from SCS to work with us in the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission back in the late 80's.