Fixing a Hole

Wild is the wind. I just realised I didn’t write a post this month. Shame on me… So here’s a quick note. I’m ok, and Jimi’s ok. We’re both enjoying the first warm sunny days in spring. Unfortunately, snow is predicted for tomorrow and it’s no April Fool’s joke.

“I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in. And stops my mind from wandering. Where it will go…” – The Beatles

In February two storms passed over Europe, Eunice and Franklin. I had some minor damage on the roof and a few weeks ago a team of experienced roofers came to fix the problem. Thank goodness we had a devoted supervisor on the site.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

79 responses

  1. Good work, Jimi. After a few years of very little precipitation, the sun cracked some patches on our roof. I had some leaks from the recent snows. I was up on the roof Monday patching old sun cracked patches. So much fun.

  2. When I saw the title, that old Beatles song started playing in my mind. 🙂 Jimi looks like an excellent supervisor, Herman.

    The cherry tree garden daffodils are up and blooming.

    • Hi Lavinia. Always love to hear how the cherry tree garden is doing! It gives me a warm feeling each time you’re mentioning it. Thank you so much, my dear friend!

  3. jimi…april foolz iz playin a joke on uz two….two caturdayz ago…70 and sunnee 🙂 thiz week end
    down inta de 20’z !!!

    ewe did a grate job helpin thoz men fix de roof !! 😉

    happeez and healtheez two ewe and dad ….stay safe ♥

    • Glad you liked this post, my friends! Just when I thought spring arrived, there’s that snow again… Cold is only good in ice cream! 😉

      Jimi sends his regards! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  4. OOPS on the roof repairs but those two storms really were “mean” and lots of people had issues over there – glad you two are OK. Jimi was keeping a close eye on the repair team so no doubt things were PERFECTLY done! Does he get a bonus???? Nice to hear from you Herman……..

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    • Hi Pam. Of course, Jimi was payed with extra treats afterwards! You have to keep your furry friend happy!

      Glad you liked this post, Pam. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

  5. I’m hoping it snows today just so that I can say “Sometimes it snows in April …” 💜💜💜

    • What a coincidence… First song on the radio after the morning news (today) was Prince… The DJ said he just couldn’t resist playing this song.

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

        • Merci bien! Jimi stayed outside for 45 minutes, chasing tiny snowflakes. But right now he’s back inside waiting for a treat…

  6. I would feel uncomfortable trying to take on a task without Andrew the Persian kitty boy making sure I did it right! I’m sure Jimi assured the best quality work, too, or he would have stopped the process and made them redo the work!

  7. Bagheera and I send hugs to you and Jimi. Happy that the roof is patched and you are both safe. We too have snow and wish for warmer days…and continue to pray and advocate for peace 🇺🇦

    • Hi Christine. Jimi was chasing tiny snowflakes this morning. Thank goodness the snow is already gone now in the afternoon. Please, let spring come back to this garden…

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend! Jimi sends his regards!

      PS: thank you so much for the tweet!

    • Thank you so much, my friend! Glad you liked the post.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

  8. We only have snow every few years, and when we do, everything shuts down. Always good to have a dependable supervisor when having repairs done.

    • Hi Patrica. We had almost no snow today, thank goodness. Jimi chased some tiny snow flakes but we couldn’t make a snowman… 😉

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you so much, France! Glad you liked this post.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

  9. How did I miss this, here I am late to respond to you. It’s great that so many things at your house have a good supervisor to are sure things go really well. 👍. Enjoy your spring, your favorite season.

    • Thank you so much! Glad you liked the post.
      Enjoyed reading your latest post about music and cats. This is the perfect combination for me…
      Wishing you a great week ahead!

  10. Hello friends ! I guess I wasn’t the only one wondering how you were 🙂 I have another friend in the Netherlands who’s house lost tiles in storms this winter. Some trees there also were up rooted! Wild European winter weather everywhere it seems. Jimi looks very much in control there :D, glad he has it all in hand. We had a cat, Ginger, who once climbed a ladder to our roof, then couldn’t come down. Oh the meowing was frantic, LOL. I hope that April snow melted and we’re all on our way to a lovely spring 💗 Have a beautiful week boys xK

    • Hi Kelly. Glad to see you again!
      Jimi likes to keep an eye on everything what’s going on outside. It’s so obvious that he believes the garden is owned by him and I may use it occasionally. He loves it when I join him for an espresso outside. Thank goodness we’re heading for spring and summer. And ice cream of course… 😉

  11. Gotta a fix those tears when they happen. Always important to have feline supervision.

    I saw an episode of ST: Picard. You’re not missing much. It seems like the story writers are trying to stitch the loose threads of ST lore together and they’re not doing a very good job. If you remember, the Enterprise bridge in ST: Enterprise was more modern than the bridge in ST: TOS. At least they made no effort to explain it in the episodes.

    • Hi David. Oh yes, I’m very happy to have such a devoted supervisor taking care of things outside…

      I watched the first season of Picard last year and it looked ‘so so’ (a Flemish expression) to me, a bit messy and predictical guest appearances of other characters from the past. Didn’t liked the story… I believe the second season is on air in the US of A?

      • Yes, the second season started. This time, Picard is trying to save time. He’s certainly no Jim Kirk saving humanity from itself. I also use ‘so so’ to describe things too.

        • I loved JL Picard in the Star Trek series. But I’m not getting excited about the new Picard series. I miss the magic from the original series…

    • Hi Julie. Yes, I’m very lucky to have such a sweet boy by my side… He also loves to join me when I’m having coffee in the garden.

    • Hi Bernadette. Thank you so much for your comment. You are so right, it’s very hard to understand what’s going on in the world these days… All the crazy stuff keeps me awake at night…
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  12. Herman, I hope you are doing well and have had better April weather than here. Winter keeps trying to hang on while I’m longing for spring days in the 50’s F (10C and above) so I can get on the bike or spend more time outside. I shouldn’t have “cabin fever” in April…right?

    • Hi Mary. Jimi and I are ok and enjoying a warm spring Sunday. It almost feels like it’s ice cream time… 😉
      Glad we’re heading in the good direction and I’m looking forward to the summer.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday, my dear friend! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Jen. Thank you so much for your comment. Glad you liked this post and the photograph of my devoted supervisor.
      Wishing you a great week ahead!

    • Hi Charlotte. Oh wow… already a heatwave in April? Time to buy some extra ice cream I guess… The temperatures stay just below 20°C in this part of the world. We already had coffee and ice cream outside. Jimi loves to stay outside in the garden. So glad we’re heading in the good direction…

    • Hi Jill. Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you’re doing ok too…
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday. Jimi sends his regards!

    (a mostly true story)

    ‘If only I had something new,’
    she thought, ‘something adventurous
    to do, like when the fields grew tall
    fields from which wild fowl fed and flew’;
    she the feline feisty and precious
    needed something new or to climb the wall.

    She walked over to the window pane
    and looked out to the neighboring homes
    to where she hoped to find something
    —something new, beyond the back lane
    rocky road where she often roams
    to where her eyes would be wandering.

    And when her attention was caught
    by the towering shingled roof
    sheltering the large corner store
    she at once decided she ought
    to climb to its black peak as proof
    of her worth to those who did her adore.

    Through the yards one by one she went
    glancing around this and that corner
    over then under fences tall
    till she stood at the wall she’d meant
    to conquer as a foreigner
    without any fear that she’d fall.

    She looked to the two garbage cans
    leaning against the wooden shed
    right next to the store that was so pink;
    up she jumped, her feet and hands
    reached the top by but a thread
    of no better place could she think.

    Having achieved her noteworthy climb
    she gazed over to the swaying trees
    unaware that her hostess stood near;
    at the bus stop as passed the time
    the woman looked up into the breeze
    and saw her black cat who knew no fear.

    Thus the feline had done something new
    and not seeing her hostess’s stare
    she returned home fulfilled and content
    for from this day excitement she drew
    and she thought again she’d climb and dare
    those high places worthy of her scent.

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