Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dear Construction Crew,

Dear Construction Crew,

Thank you so much for waking me up at 6:30 this morning and ruining my gorgeous tomatoes.  Weeks ago when I planted these beauties, I thought to myself, I should water them, nurture them, and stake them so you could squash them in a matter of minutes.

Today when you woke me up with the doorbell an hour before I was told you would arrive we may have gotten off on the wrong foot.  I understand that it is freaking hot.  I understand that you were trying to beat the heat.  I really didn't care when you arrived, as long as I had time to cover my plants, cover my air conditioner so it didn't get scratched, and put my car out into the street.  There was no time to prepare, and I consequently was a very crabby beheaded zombie.

When your foreman didn't answer his phone when I called to complain, because he was still sleeping?  That was so fun!  Thank you.  I kept telling myself, tons of people don't even have roofs, or homes.  I kept chanting Katrina.  Joplin.  Knoxville.  My construction woes then seemed like nothing.

I'm so glad I took these photos a few days ago, so I can remember what once was.  Pictures are better than real tomatoes.  Right?  There is always next year.

Sweet Cherry Tomato Kisses,



Hi, I am Linda said...

Hi. I just stumbled upon your blog and I'm so glad. Your thank you's are great and I need to do the same. I love writing them with pen and paper so, why not on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration.


Nice plant!