Tuesday, March 2nd

It looks like the strong tradewinds are going to be around for a while.  Every time the winds start blowing I start sneezing a lot – must be all the pollen and stuff in the air!  Anyway, it’s another slow day so I’m hanging around at home listening to some of the tracks from the new JVC CD due out in the spring … good stuff!  The puppies just came back from their walk too and are now crashed out in the family room.  What a life – eat, sleep, and poop .. and oh yeah, chase cats and birds!  Also some bad news … my beloved avocado tree may have to be cut down!  Nick was afraid that it was going to fall on our house because of all the strong winds recently, so we had a tree expert come and take a look.  He said that the tree is going to fall eventually because it has extensive termite damage and is hollow inside – but that trimming it may keep it standing a little longer.  I’m torn because this tree has been here since we moved in over 20 years ago and provides the best avocados in the world.  At the same time, I don’t want to risk having it fall on our house and hurt anyone …

The calm before the storm .. puppies at rest!