Today was graduation. I usually go every semester. It’s bitter sweet really. It’s nice to celebrate the achievements of the students, but it’s sad to see them go. Tracie, Susan’s sister also graduated today. We had Susan’s parents, Susan’s sister Rose, and Rose’s children up for the weekend.
Ethan, Kevin, Heather, Kaitlin, and Jared Eating Pizza Friday Night
After graduation we came back home for lunch. We barbequed marinated chicken and vegetables that were coated with olive oil, lemon, and salt. It was my first time using the grill this year. It sure tasted like summer.
Veggies on the Grill
We have a big pine in our front yard that is a little out of control. I mentioned to Keith, Susan’s father, that I’d probably get around to thining out the bottom part of the tree sometime this summer. He said “I’ll go get my gloves”, and then he went for it. He got in there with the loppers and hand saw and proceeded to clear out the bottom 6 feet of branches. The rest of us jumped in and before you know it we had it done. We ended up with three huge piles of branches and 32 bags of pine needles when it was done. The city picks up yard waste through next week. I think they’re going to hate us.
Pine Tree After (sorry I don’t have a before)
24 (of 32) Bags of Pine Needles