I awoke this morning and I could hear the birds chirping away as my window was open. It is really great this time of the year as the days are getting longer and warmer. It is nice to see the new green on the trees and the flowering trees out. Now is the time to take out the barbecue and lawn furniture that you may have stored at Storage Station over the winter. My wife will soon be saying to me that it is time to get the flowers that she plants and hangs around our patio. I must say that she does a great job doing this as it looks great when she is done. It is also time to clean up the yard by picking up any broken branches and twigs that might be in the yard along with getting the leaves out from any shrubby you might have. It is also time to take care of the lawn. That means putting down fertilizer with a weed killer, lime and to also thatch the lawn.
I really look forward to these spring and summer months getting together with family or friends and throwing a few steaks on the barbecue and having a few drinks. I can remember some great picnics where we partied until late in the evening. It is such a pleasure eating outside. My wife and I love to go to restaurants and be able to eat outside especially after a long hard winter.
Since the warmer weather is here you also see a lot more motor cycles on the road. I notice this from our office here as I hear the roar of the bikes as they take them out of their units here at Storage Station. We do have quite a few tenants that store their bikes here at Storage Station during the winter months.
I can even see a change in our tenants here at Storage Station now that the weather has gotten better. As I do my tour of the facility and I see them, they all seem to want to chat for awhile. Most all mention how glad they are that winter is over and are also looking forward to summer and planned vacations. A couple of tenants are going on cruises’ this spring. I mentioned to one tenant that the last time I was on a cruise which was from Cape Cod to Nantucket I did get sea sick. I got sick going there toured the island and felt better but then there was the trip back. I had a buddy who was in the Navy who described sea sickness this way: He said that the first day out you feel miserable the second day out you wonder if you are going to live or die. The third day out you wish you were dead. Another family is planning on going to Disneyland in Florida. I told him I was also planning to go there next spring as my granddaughters will be old enough to really enjoy it though I think my wife and I will enjoy it more seeing it through their eyes.
Spring also brings some changes here at Storage Station as we must re-set our timers and take care of the grounds. That usually means the planting of some flowers and the use of some sort of treatment for the elimination of any weeds that may grow. Though sometimes I think that is a losing battle.