Tuesday June 22, 2021 Guerneville CA.
Finding a Notary
Today I needed to find a notary to sign some papers and delivery them.
That sounds easy but finding a notary in Guerneville didn’t turn out to be so easy and I was prepared to go over to the city to get it done.
But at the last minute I found one I thought would work so I called. No, that person is so on vacation, but.
She did tell me that Lark’s Drug in downtown Guerneville did it so I called and yes there was a lady there that would do it so that made everything easy as I didn’t have to drive a long ways.
So I drove on down to the little town of Guerneville and met the lady and we did our business chatting along the way.
Headed to Granny’s old house
Now the signed papers had to go to my grandmother’s old house which has been turned into what they call Applewood an expensive bed and breakfast place, very upscale. I think. It may be something else as it’s just changed hands and they are remodeling everything.
I saw a guy in the driveway so started chatting with him telling him I was here to see Emily the head lady this was my granny’s place a long time ago.
Eventually Emily came walking down the driveway so I gave her my papers. She said unfortunately she wasn’t able to give me a tour but said I could wonder around and have a look, so I did.
Checking the place out
I walked in and there it was, the fireplace. It’s a back to back fireplace and there is one on the other side of the wall made out of the little round rocks that can be found outside. Not much changed here.
Up the stairs
I headed for the steps that take one upstairs and they were the same and this part was mostly the same and recognizable.
After a good tour I headed for home but first I needed to go to the local auto parts store to get some new headlights for my car as one of them was out.
That worked out and I bought these. I was only going to get one but the guy there mentioned two and since they weren’t very costly and this kind is easy to change I decided I might as well to save me the time later.
I started for home again but decided to go visit John and Cheryl so I did and found John home talking to Brian in the yard but no Cheryl, but she showed up later.
So I shot the bull with John and Brian until about 5 when Cheryl showed up so I chatted with her a bit and it was time to leave.
The Lightning Tree
On the way to the car John asks if I’d ever seen the big redwood just up the hill called the Lightning Tree as the top is bare. No I hadn’t so we walked up the road a short distance to check it out.
I noticed one of my apricot trees had ripe cots on it. I know better than to wait too long or the birds will eat them all up, so I got the ladder out and picked them all on that tree.This is the first year that tree gave apricots as it’s a new tree I planted.
Freeze them for popsicles
My plan is to split the cots into halves and freeze them. Then you eat them like popsicles and they are very good that way and one of the easier ways to have apricots later.