The one thing we don’t have, however, is central air. So the living room reached a high temp of about 82 (making the one window air conditioner unit work overtime), and the kitchen, dining room and upstairs bedrooms soared into the 90’s. Luckily we do have window units for the upstairs bedrooms, so at least we’ll be able to sleep comfortably in spite of the excessive heat. Just don’t plan on spending any excess time in the upstairs bathroom or you’ll melt into a pool of sweat.
Hubby did get the needed belts for the tractor, so I was able to enjoy my music and some fresh air on Saturday before it got excruciatingly hot. Note to self: Remember to set the music player to ‘play all’ or you end up listening to silence for a while before you realize it only played one artists songs. Oh, and remember to remind hubby about filling the tank in the tractor with gas before you start – so you don’t run out of gas in the middle of the Back 40 when you’re thisclose to being done.Since it was so hot yesterday, Princess Nagger and I spent a majority of the day indoors. She was insistent that I play Sly 2 for her while she watched. For hours. My hands are more sore from doing that than they get from excessive typing or weeding or anything else. Go figure. It was a nice bonding moment, though, because she’s a great cheerleader, and when there were jobs she could manage on her own, she had lots of fun getting through those. She’s been on a Sly kick lately for some reason – and while I’ve played all 3 versions eighty-million times, it’s still fun to play while she’s overseeing the game because it’s like playing it fresh. Mostly.
All that game playing kept me away from my computer yesterday – I’m definitely counting down the days until school starts. Only 15 days. It’s going to be a big change for her (and me) with her being in school all day vs. last year’s 3.25 hours.
My weeds are still running rampant in my flower beds. I specifically left the ones alone in the one flower bed that the voles have taken up annoying residence under. They ate all my flowers and good plants – but they’ve left the weeds alone. You’d think they’d be appreciative of the yummy food I supplied them and would help me out by clearing out the weeds, but no such luck. I still haven’t figured out how to get rid of them short of stuffing some sort of explosives in their holes and blasting them out. But I worry that it will damage the hand dug stone well that is near their tunnels. At least the rest of the yard looks great after all the hard work hubby and I did over the weekend, so that’s a good thing.
Speaking of hubby – I mentioned he forgot our anniversary last week and I was feeling hurt and angry. I’m over it. I realized that I should shoulder some of the ‘blame’ for that, because all the other ‘special events’ prior I had reminded him of those, and gave him a ‘list’ of things that I would appreciate. This time I didn’t. Since we lovingly refer to him as the ‘Absent Minded Professor’, I should have known better. So when other ‘special events’ loom in the offing, you can bet I’ll be reminding him – and giving him lists. Then he won’t be in the dog house even mentally speaking.
I think that’s enough randomness for the week – my brain is a puddle of goo from the heat, and my computer isn’t liking it so much, either, since it’s been giving me the Blue Screen of Death a lot lately. Twice on Saturday, once on Sunday and once yesterday. So far so good today, so here’s hoping it’s not going to be time for me to FDISK it and reinstall everything (fingers crossed).
Don’t forget to stop by theUn-Mom‘s place and harass her guest posters….I’m sure she’d appreciate it while she’s on vacation so her guests will feel just as loved as she is. 😉