A Quiet, Peaceful Day…

It’s been a quiet, relaxing day.

Some of the commercials and cards indicate, through artwork, that dads should be relaxing, eating breakfast in bed, and doing whatever pleases them.

I woke early, and by 8:00am, was busy creating more wooden barriers for the backyard to protect plants, mainly my hosta field. The plan originated around 6:00pm the previous evening, and I completed a front row of short fencing to guard the hosta field. However, I had enough wood left over that I created a complete barrier, and a free-standing fence for one of my other plants that Navi seems to favor.  I also purchased a large tub to plant flowers, and transplant some items growing poorly in other areas of the yard.

Following a shower, and some attention to a nice blister on the palm of my hand, I devoured my lunch, did some odds and ends around the house, and took, what I thought would be an hour long nap… sadly, I slept 2 additional hours.  I was hoping to head down to Carillon Park to hear the summer band comprised of high school students.

Upon waking I was disappointed that the much promised, much needed rain, had not arrived.  Within twelve minutes, the skies broke loose with a short, torrential soaking!  The air is crisp, and clean smelling, and the cool breeze maintains a constant “ssshhhhh” as the leaves dance along with the accompaniment of the wind chimes on my deck.

I don’t believe the evening will be anything exciting. Quintin continues to have a great time with our family in Fowler, Indiana, and will return Friday.

Happy Father’s Day to all those who have served as role models, and inspired me throughout the years.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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