Sunday, September 1, 2013
Holy Fly-bys, Batman!
School buses are back on the roads, too--a sure sign that we are heading into the fall and winter season. Not that I mind--the weather is very agreeable here in the fall and winter. When it gets over 90 degrees here, it is too much for me. I love the 70s and 80s--not a big fan of 90 degrees and above.
It is has been an unusual weather season here all around. We hit triple digits in June here, and were consistently over the 95 mark for three weeks--unreal. And while an afternoon shower is normal here in the summer, we got rain, rain, and more rain! We had been in draught here so long, the aquifers couldn't fill fast enough. The lakes look great, as do lawns. Can't keep up with the grass! It gets mowed one day, and two days later, it is going to seed!
NOT complaining. It will take a few years to get used to the heat. I am sure in no time, I will be like my grandmother who wore sweaters in the summer and complained when we turned the air conditioning on. She got so used to the Florida sun and heat that anything under 80 degrees was COLD. HA!
Our dogs are nuts. They insist on finding the hottest patch of cement or brick to lay on in this heat. They lay there panting, but seem content to be in the sun. In the meantime, Bud and I are melting...right now, we are worshipping the gods of air conditioning. We walk in the house and always let out a big, "AAAAHHHHHH!" It is mandatory.
I have a four day weekend due to Labor Day. We are feeling a bit claustrophobic at the moment, as we are dead broke and therefore are pretty much stuck here all weekend. Too hot to go out for very long, so we sleep--a lot. I cleaned house yesterday, did three loads of wash--it helped pass the time. I plan on doing some ironing later (if we ever win the lotto, I will gladly pay someone else to do this chore, as I loathe ironing. I used to love it, but now? Not so much...)
I am making a big pot of homemade beef and noodles for my lover. He is worth the effort, and it gave me something useful to do today. I should be writing, but I just don't feel like it. Sigh. The West women are in France right now, and that is where I left them--hope they are having fun! The next segment of the book is going to be rough on them, so I guess they better enjoy themselves while they can.
The sun is on the west side of the house right now, so the glare is making it impossible to really see my screen. Hope I am not just typing a bunch of random characters...
Goodbye, summer 2013, hello cooler temps!
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