|According to Bella, this is packing light. The other three girls are all bringing two vehicle loads. Wrenches included to assemble lofts (if necessary). Cordless drill to assemble furniture, if necessary.|
One of the things GVSU did well was to put their campus in the middle of nowhere. NOBODY will be walking off campus to a package liquor store or a bar. The distances are daunting. Yeah, I know that many college students drink. But it does not need to be easy nor does it need to seem as though it is encouraged.
Today I helped Roger by cutting up dead trees to make it easier for him to maintain his place.
People can really piss me off. While Roger (and his wife) were recovering from multiple surgeries in an assisted living facility, somebody stole his chainsaws, his leaf blowers...even the power meter off the side of his house.
Working for Roger is pretty light duty. I think he enjoys a chance to jawbone with somebody about fruit growing even more than the help he gets tidying up the place. I had plenty of chances to catch my breath as Roger passed on hard-won information. Some of the information involves taste testing the kaleidoscope of apples as they become ripe. Every year they seem to come in a slightly different order. This year the McIntosh types seem be be early.
Roger's favorite McIntosh is UltraMac. I found that it was very sensitive to scab when I tried to grow it. Note to reader: I don't spray. But I may have to give it another look. They are delicious.