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The Sun is Out!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

For the first time in a few days, the sun is showing. I rolled out at 6 today, went to my Kiwanis meeting, then didn't walk the dogs or myself. I see the urologist tomorrow, and I'll probably skip the walk then unless I just take the dogs out, so maybe I'll walk them later today. I think it's time to work on the frame for the big mirror in the master bathroom, so maybe I'll hit that after lunch, and getting a frame for my PE certificate.

  
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S3XYDIVASMOM 7/6/2010 5:54PM

    Nice weather here in Utah. Not too hot, no too c old, not threatening rain.

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MRDPOLING 7/6/2010 3:12PM

    It is beautifully sunny here but too warm to be outside in it. They are saying we're going to hit 96 today.

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MS.ELENI 7/6/2010 11:29AM

    It is still cloudy over here.It isn't raining but looks like it might soon.
you sure get up early.You must go to bed early. My eyeballs don't work at 6am emoticon I had too many years of having to get up way too early plus I am not a morning person.
Sounds like you have some projects you can do inside today.
Good luck at the docs tomorrow

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Rain Rain Go Away

Monday, July 05, 2010

It's raining again today. I guess I got used to the drought, but it doesn't seem right that it should rain every single day. How will the farmers survive? Our lawn is starting to look like an embryo hayfield, and I'm waiting - maybe I'll get out and walk later.

This is later, and it did quit raining. We went to Wendy's for a snack, the to Ace Hardware to get an instant-read meat thermometer (and also paint, epoxy adhesive, adhesive Velcro strips, a patio table, and two patio chairs), then came home. I war raining lightly when we started out, but by 2:15, when we got home it had stopped except for the odd few drops. As a consequence I took the dogs for their walk to the cemetery, which is only a mile, even though it was the middle of the day. It was cooler. By the time we got home it was only dripping a little under the trees, so I cut the grass. Since it was around six to 8 inches high and I cut it to three inches, I didn't have to work to tell where I had cut. It also looked a lot better - all the same length and pretty much a smooth surface.

That took 90 minutes, and I did get soaked with sweat, even though the sun never shone. I guess it was the humidity.

  
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MRDPOLING 7/5/2010 7:37PM

    Yeah, been a week here without rain. I've taken to watering the new grass and bushes so they doesn't die on me.

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MS.ELENI 7/5/2010 6:43PM

    I am ready for some sunshine. emoticon

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Big Question

Sunday, July 04, 2010

I got up this morning, and it was wet, but not raining. I took the dogs for a ride over to Sweetbay and got four apple fritters and two glazed cake donuts - three for me and three for the BW. I was going to cut the grass after I read the comics and ate my donuts, but by 7:30 it had started to rain again. I had emptied the rain gauge, and the last time I looked we were up to three inches again (it's 10:55 now) and still having that nice stead rain. I think the drought may be breaking. And we don't have a boat.

Unless something changes a lot, I won't be cutting the grass this Sunday, and we won't be going over to Tampa to party on the American Victory and watch the fireworks. Bummer. And the grass really needs to be cut.

  
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WINE4GIRL 7/5/2010 5:46AM

    We could use some up here in VA as well. I call it liquid sunshine.

I used to love living in FLA! Happy late 4th!

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MS.ELENI 7/4/2010 10:26PM

    Hope you were able to enjoy fireworks.We spent quiet day at home

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MRDPOLING 7/4/2010 7:23PM

    Happy 4th of July ... oh and feel free to send some of that rain my way.

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Saturday, July 03, 2010

I forgot to say - it rained like crazy this afternoon. I don't know how the fireworks will go tomorrow.

  


Idle Afternoon

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Well, I got my walks in today, and my legs didn't want to quit before I even got started, so it can't be all bad. I did get sprinkled on while I was out alone, but not really wet. I passed the grocery, and it would open in 10 minutes, so I waited and then I brought home a half gallon of skim milk for the BW, and 8 cups of yogurt for me, so I had four pounds hanging off of each hand on the way back from Sweetbay. It is about a mile and a half, and the groceries got sort of heavy by the time I got home.

Today is the Automobile Section day for the St. Petersburg Times, and looking at the ads I saw that I could buy a new Malibu from Autoway for 15,988, which is only about a thousand more than the end of the year specials last year. Of course you have to pay tax and so on, but no "fee" to fight over with Autoway. I still have $2250 on my GM card, which would bring it down to $14,000. Then I wondered how much the Stratus was worth, so I looked that up just now, and it looks as if a dealer would want 5525, and I might be able to sell it for 3775. If I got $3k out of it, a new car would cost us about $12,000, which is pretty cheap.

Then I decided to search the Autotrader.com, and found a 2006 Camrey XLE from a guy in St. Pete who is moving to New York. He is willing to sell it for $9250, which is a third of the sticker four years ago, without the transportation. There were several 2003's there with more miles, lower trim, and a higher asking price, so I guess Dave Ramsey is right, If you are willing to play cash and search for a few months you can find a bargain. You just need to find someone who really wants to get rid of the car, show up with the currency in your hand, and make him an offer that he can accept.

It made me want to buy another car. I guess I better start reading another book.

  
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MRDPOLING 7/3/2010 7:53PM

    Before my legs gave up on me, I was enjoying walking to the local stores instead of driving. I would take my backpack to save my arms on the walk back.

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MS.ELENI 7/3/2010 6:56PM

    Sounds like someone has a car itch. I get that once in awhile but mine is going to be my last one.
We got another good rain today.
Are you going to the fireworks tomorrow?

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