Watermelons are nice on a hot day. Make a nice touch of colour.
On July first, our mortage is finished. I don't regard this with the joy that so many others seem to feel. Now its mine instead of the Banks' property, so I guess I had better get cracking on fixing it up. I suspect the money I have been putting into the mortage will simply now be put into septic fields, roofs, decks and paint. Just a different pocket will get emptied, thats all.
I also liked the attention the bank paid to me....when my job situation would change, they would get nervous. I was never late and never missed a payment, yet they got so nervous when they found out that pretty much all my income came only during the summer months. It was kind of cute actually, they maintained a file on me, my business, my press releases, and all sorts of stuff. Oh well, I still owe them a serious debt of gratitude, (not for loaning me the money, that is their job,) but for making sure that the powers that be did not take me to the cleaners when I moved to Ottawa from my previous posting. It was their attention to detail which enabled me to keep the house when the "man" tried to change the terms of our compensation package when they closed the base behind me.