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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.

  
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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!!!!

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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

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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.

  


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