Taking the seaweed from Onondaga Lake

Taking our work break walk from the library recently, we noticed some mining going on in Onondaga Lake. A truck in the Marina announced that the vegetation piling up in the bed was 100 percent natural. I spotted the boat doing the work right in the marina waters. Interesting, I thought. Looks a lot like…

See you next year, pool water

The pool company workers stopped by just after Labor Day. On went a new security cover. This baby will last a couple of decades, says the material in the brochure. Knock on wood. More than enough for us. Now it can be colder for the season, yes. This sure beats how we had to close…

Hooray for another walk up the Syracuse University hill

My dear wife Karen and I were more than ready for our first walk up the big hill for another college football season. We kept up with our traditions, starting with pulling into the same lot on West Genesee Street at the bottom of University Avenue. Quickly we noted that our friend who collects the…

Time for some backyard blanket cleanup

We thought we had a great idea when the old heater that came with the big backyard pool when we moved into A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville went on the fritz in year one. My dear wife Karen ordered us a solar blanket. We tried it. Not so much for us.…

Bring on the Carrier Dome and Orange football

The Syracuse Orange plays its first college football home game of the season this afternoon. My dear wife Karen and I will be happily walking up the hill to seats again for the third season under head coach Dino Babers. Thanks for the personal letter, Coach! Oh, that went out to every season ticket holder…

This text get an extra half hour from my dear wife

My dear wife Karen was working the later Friday shift, meaning she’s get home from the eye place after my arrival at A Bitty Better from the library. What’s that, I see on my phone after I feed Elle B aka Dogamous Pyle? A text saying that my wife is running late. I set up…