What? Could you speak more clearly? The Geezer is not ready for a hearing aid but feels like a jerk smiling stupidly when conversations turn into mumble jumble. My suggestion – we all start sitting closer to each other.
I know it’s the height of eco cool, but aren’t there zoning laws to prevent urban dwellers from keeping ducks and chickens? Of course nothing beats eggs hatched at home but if my neighbor’s pet fowl keep up their racket I’ll be doing some squawking.
Unless you leave home on Thursday and come back on Monday I strongly recommend keeping off all freeways on the weekends til summer’s over.
Miss the chatter and camaraderie of your working life? Get a dog and start walking. Nothing is a conversation magnet like a cute (or even an ugly) pooch.