I got a text while my dear wife Karen was still at work the other night, asking if I’d looked out back.
No, I had not. Walked Ellie. Fed Ellie. Ate dinner. Watched TV.
But no, I had not looked outside to the backyard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville to notice what had been purchased and placed while I’d been working at the library.
There sat two plastic red Adirondack-style chairs to replace the ones that we’d thrown out after my early spring mishap.
They were half-price, Karen explained when she got home later. And, she figured, we’d gotten six years’ use out of them before that one chair back gave out on me.
I took the photo come morning.
The new ones look good. Knock on wood.
I will store them in the basement come winter instead of leaving them out on the covered alcove …