Thanks for the info on the tree, I was told by the [literally, certifiably] crazy lady I bought the place from it was a japanese pear or maybe plum tree.. but it sure looks like the Kousa Dogwood you showed..
Brckwit, Sting, Dan: I'm going to start another thread about joint suppliments and vitamins. lets take that discussion there.. I'be been given some good advice from forum members since I started whining a wimpering about my knees and back. and since it helped me a lot, I'd like to have everyone share their joint/pain remedies.
The house is waiting for me.. I can hear it calling to me.. and i'm on the far west coast. it's 'only' about 2000miles. and I won't be home till saturday.. like F'Fred says, this paying job thing sure interferes with getting the house project done !!
I think my caretaker may clean up a bit today, I need to get started on the wood floor of the family room.. a much easier job I hope..
I still have to prep, stain and finish all the wood windows.. that's going to be tedious work!!
I realized this morning, that I was in a reasonably good mood,, a major change from the last several weeks.. the black cloud of the floor install is gone !