Saturday, July 25, 2015

Heat is in the mind....

I keep trying to convince myself that heat is all in the mind. It doesn't work.  I went outside to garden around 6:30 this morning and lasted until about 9.  

Sam lasted less than 5 minutes.  Actually, he dashed out the door, ran to the grass, turned around and ran back inside.  I thought that was  a little strange for him.  

A little later, I found the reason!  Diarrhea.  I am so thankful it was on the grass and not on the carpet this time.  Wahooo!  I just watered it down until it was gone.

Some plants are dying but others are going strong like my little roma tomato plant.  There's a bunch of new little tomatoes and even one orange pepper!  That's a good crop for me.  

Stay cool!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Rain, now Hot!!

 We had enough rain to get out of the drought.  

We had enough rain that this is the first time I've had the sprinkler system set to run early this morning on my watering day.  And it didn't want to engage.  It finally started, lasted a minute, then stopped.  I tried it again.  It finally started, last a minute, then stopped again.  Eekkkkkk. It is Sunday so I tried talking nicely to it, it finally started, and kept going.  Wahoo

Since I live on a little hill, I run it three times for short periods of time.  I had to manually start it but it worked on the last 2 rounds.  Yea.  I know I need a new controller.  

Now, the new guessing game begins.  Will it reach 100 today?  The real temperature not the Heat Index.  The Heat Index makes me more hot just like the wind chill number makes me ice cold in winter.

But heat can provide some entertainment. Drivers are so rude these days.  A light was out at an intersection and it was funny because no one knows the rules to stop, wait for your turn then go.  I was able to get in the turn lane and giggle at the 5 cars stuck in the intersection because no one a) knew the rules, b) had any common sense and c) knew how to be a polite driver.  Good thing it was only 90! 

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  

This year, a bazillion mosquitos are out and about and they all seem to love me. I'm using chemicals I've never used before in an attempt to keep them from biting me. Nothing is working and I am scratching myself silly.

Oh well, at least for now, I'm still in the land of the free and home of the brave.  

Thanks to all who make that freedom happen.