That pretty much says it all...
Too many days in a row that the temps have been over 100 degrees.. and the heat index well over 110.
Too many days in a row without rain... it sure is dry here.
I still try to get in my 10,000 steps each day. I have to start early... try to get out by 7:00 am and back by 8:00. That only gets me around 8,000 steps, but I make up the others during the day. A trip to Wal-Mart, or Home Depot or H.E.B..... or, if I feel real ambitious, I'll do some geocaching.
The other morning I walked out into the morning to this....
Pretty neat, huh?
I love seeing the different phases of the moon, and to see this was a treat.
Today (Aug 6) is just a few days away from the Perseid Meteorite Shower. The peak should be August 11.. (I'm amending this to Aug 12 and 13... I've read 2 different reports). I hope it's not too overcast and we get a lot of streaks through the night sky. The key word here is "night"... usually the prime time is around midnight or 1am. Kinda late for this old girl....
Bill's been really busy here, despite his broken ankle... This collage shows our daughter's storage shed and some of the things he's been doing. It needed wired for electric... the upper right photo is the wire he put in so he could install an outside light. The lower right is one of the many electrical outlets he's installing.
The left photo is Bill working on some shelving. This shed was "remodeled" and is now "new and improved". The old workbench has been removed... Bill recycles everything... the wood is now stacked for another use... all the old nails have been taken out. Look at Bill... his shirt is totally sweat-soaked. AND... today was the first day he's not used that boot. It's been 2 months since he had that break and I'm amazed at how much he did while wearing that boot.
Another project was making a new gate that separates the properties.
The old one was rotten and literally fell apart the last time it was opened. The new gate is ready to put up... the hinges are laying on top of the gate at the left. Tomorrow morning, before it gets too hot, that's another job that Bill hopes to get done.
The contractor that's putting in the water feature will be here next week... Bill will be doing the electric work on that. After they leave, now that Bill's ankle is well on the mend, we'll be heading off as well.
Our plans now are to head to Bill's sisters place in Farmington, NM... visit with her, then head to Ohio by the end of September. In October we'll be heading to Baltimore, MD... taking a cruise out of the harbor there up to Nova Scotia. It's the annual Genealogy Conference that Bill attends. We'll leave our motorhome at our place in Ohio and drive to Maryland. Our daughter Donna lived in Baltimore for 6 years so I've made that trip many times in the past. Kinda wished she lived there now instead of in the Hudson Valley of New York... nah... not really, they really love their place in NY.
I think the Painted Buntings and Cardinals are getting some competition for the feeders now...
This white-winged dove and a couple of house sparrows were busy flipping seed all over the place. Painted buntings are kind of unique (at least to me) in that they prefer millet over sunflower seeds. They totally ignore the sunflower seed feeders.... but they sure do chow down on the millet!
I've written about the local farmer's market...
They were selling green tomatoes on Saturday...
I'd never pass up the chance to have fried green tomatoes... these made a really tasty dish!
Of course I forgot to take a photo of them after I fried them... but let me assure you, they were very good.
Guess this has been one of those blogs that's all over the board... nothing really exciting to write about, but doesn't stop me a bit from writing about all the trivial stuff in my life.
That's All For Today!