REXTINE1   96,115
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
REXTINE1's Recent Blog Entries

Another Day

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I had an annual appointment with my urologist today, then walked the dogs and helped the BW roll out the hedge trimmer and weed eater. She trimmed to suit herself, and I dragged the dumpster around and raked and picked up all the trimmings. She also went crazy and pruned the camphor tree a little more. I had to stop her from pruning the avocado tree - I had already trimmed it enough to suit me.

The sun comes and goes. There are cumulus clouds scattered all over the sky, and I went from sun to shade four times in a one mile walk with the dogs. It was after 10 in the morning, and they were both panting away by the time we got half way through a short walk, and I was sweating OK by the time we got home. It seemed relatively cool in the shade, but if you move just a little bit you get nice and warm.

I'm going to a meeting of the Tarpon Springs Kiwanis tonight - the Palm Harbor Kiwanis plan to merge with them by 1 October, and we need to get to know each other sooner rather than later. They meet twice a month, once in the morning and once in the evening. We meet every Tuesday morning, and it will be interesting to see how it all works out. It would be nice if we could agree to meet at just one place instead of two, but I don't think it will make a significant difference to the vitality of the future organization.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MRDPOLING 7/7/2010 7:49PM

    Be sure to drink lots of water while you are out and about. If it is as hot down there as it is up here in Ohio, then you got to stay hydrated big time!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS.ELENI 7/7/2010 5:03PM

    It is so hot out there.I opened my front door a minute ago and it was like a blast of hot air from a furnace.
Joining the two Kiwanis should make it stronger with more members.
Be careful walking the dogs in this heat

Report Inappropriate Comment

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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

S3XYDIVASMOM 7/6/2010 5:54PM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
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.

Report Inappropriate Comment
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

Report Inappropriate Comment

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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS.ELENI 7/5/2010 6:43PM

    I am ready for some sunshine. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

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.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MS.ELENI 7/4/2010 10:26PM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRDPOLING 7/4/2010 7:23PM

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

Report Inappropriate Comment


Saturday, July 03, 2010

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


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 Last Page