Taking Over


The trees in my back yard seem to be taking over my house. If anything is victorious in this scene I would have to say the trees have proven to be a great contender.


My task now is to find a tree groomers to cut down this huge overpowering tree that has chosen to hang out in the alleyway, hopefully this will be its temporary home.


Until I am able to come up with the funds to remove this lovely gigantic and sweeping tree,  it has the advantage of trying to conquer the exterior of my house.


Maybe I should be unfriendly to it and it can go away. Maybe this tree this find hanging onto my house very comforting and pleasurable. I have to admit it does add a little mystery on maybe some eeriness to my house.


But this is also quite embarrassing.


So right now this alluring, lingering, and massive tree remains victorious in conquering the foundation of my home, adding maybe a touch of bizarre mystery to my house. Maybe I shouldn’t really be embarrassed or hide my face in shame.


I will be glad when I can claim triumph and defeat this humongous tree that has taken abode in the back alleyway.


This is in response to today’s daily prompt  from the Daily Post




In today’s Daily Prompt the goal is to describe a hand-me-down. It could be clothing, toys, books, recipe, story, song, anything inherited, that is a legacy. This is my inheritance, whether or not it would be my legacy is undecided.

I really need to learn to be more thankful. I am blessed, I have to constantly remind myself as I rant, rave, and complain of the daily, weekly, monthly toils of this big, huge “hand-me-down” I do not want, but considering it is better to be “living” here than to deal with the many unpleasant elements of the streets; the weather, the people, the potential danger…I’m sure the list can go on.

I never really wanted this house, it’s very old, I mean very old. Originally built in 1907, I’m sure this history is impressive and this house let’s me know it has a history with it’s antiquated pipes, walls beginning to crumble, creaking floors, I’m constantly trying to catch up with patching and fixing, the one thing this house and I have in common is that we both are falling apart (in more ways than one).

So I could go on wishing for something better or accept what has been gifted or bequeathed to me and learn to take care of and cherish this old house. I’m not wealthy, so I can’t afford a new, fabulous place, other family members are in the same financial position, living with them is not an option, so I have to I will take care of this old house, “we” don’t actually have to love or even like each other, just learn to co-exist.

To dare or not to dare

Amusement park rides are becoming more daring and risque. This year Six Flags introduced it’s newest most daring ride called Kingda Ka at over 400ft and going at the speed of 128mph this ride is categorized as one of the world’s most scariest thrill seeking ride.

What does this say for those who love the adventure of accomplishing such feats. Does this mean these people are actually more brave, daring, or courageous?  Well I don’t really know but I’ll accomplish my daring feats with my feet firmly planted on the ground thank you.