That's what it feels like when it is 38 degrees F mid-morning in May! Everybody is getting a bit frustrated.


Business is as strong as can be expected at the nursery, but late springs are stressful. 


Stopped at the Hilton to see Aunt Olla today. I had to check on her pension fund numbers. I'll bet her pension fund (the Nevada teacher's pension plan) doesn't like her very much! When you live to 102, you screw up the actuarial tables. 


"I don't know when I'll kick off," she said today with a shrug. 


And then, the litany of how good she has it. The room is great. The people are nice. She loves her chair. She could sit in it forever and reminisce. The woman who brings the mail? "She couldn't be more beautiful!" 


Emil, the maintenance man? "He's just perfect." 


I was swimming in molasses this morning, but a good dose of Olla's positivity got me going again. 




That's what it feels like when it is 38 degrees F mid-morning in May! Everybody is getting a bit frustrated.

Business is as strong as can be expected at the nursery, but late springs are stressful. 

Stopped at the Hilton to see Aunt Olla today. I had to check on her pension fund numbers. I'll bet her pension fund (the Nevada teacher's pension plan) doesn't like her very much! When you live to 102, you screw up the actuarial tables. 

"I don't know when I'll kick off," she said today with a shrug. 

And then, the litany of how good she has it. The room is great. The people are nice. She loves her chair. She could sit in it forever and reminisce. The woman who brings the mail? "She couldn't be more beautiful!" 

Emil, the maintenance man? "He's just perfect." 

I was swimming in molasses this morning, but a good dose of Olla's positivity got me going again.