Wednesday Weirdness #94

The weather we’ve been having recently has been really weird. It rains; but not for very long. Then it’s sunny and humid; but not hot. Then it rains again. And, the water in our pool has been evaporating much faster than it usually does this time of year. You would not know its July without looking at a calendar. We haven’t had good “pool weather” for almost two weeks. In fact, The Wife actually wore long sleeves when we went for our row since it was later in the evening. It was that cool. We’re still waiting for the endless days of burning sun that we usually have.

Monday Monologue #94

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Glad to see LBJ return to the Cavs. The essay he published was as elegant as “The Decision” TV special of was ugly. He’s definitely grown up in four years.
  • I spent some time on Saturday cleaning out a drawer in the laundry room that was overflowing with stuff both useful and useless. Some things I use regularly. Other things I’ve never touched and wonder why I saved them. Somehow, I can’t see a use for THREE spare hard drives that don’t fit any of our newer computers.
  • We went shopping on Sunday and picked up some more summer gear. They already had winter stuff on display even though it’s was a HUMID 85°F outside.
  • Congratulations to Germany for winning the 2014 World Cup!

Friday Featurette #93

The Husband and The Wife together on a hot summer nightThe summer is zooming past. But, unlike in previous years in which the kids went back to school, and suddenly things were different, it will still be “summer” for as long as we have good weather. We could not row on Monday because it was raining; but, we’ve mostly kept our schedule of outdoor summer activities. And the bitterly cold winter weather we had is a distant memory. We’re not there yet; but we are well on our way to our goal of “living large”.

Monday Monologue #93

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • Last weeks’ vacation was fabulous! And, unlike in past years when we had a lot of obligations in the fall, we’ve starting to think about when we might take another one. It still seems strange NOT planning for our kids’ events; but it does give us a lot more flexibility.
  • Everyone really likes the new smartphones we got last week. They are bigger. And faster. And easier to use. We won’t be trading them in for a long time.
  • The Wife and I did some painting in a much needed area over the weekend. It looks really good; but now it makes places that we were NOT thinking about painting look more in need of it. That’s often the way things go I guess.
  • I ordered a couple of replacement throttle springs for the lawn mower since I used my last one recently. Every year, one or two get caught and completely stretched out of shape. For some unfathomable reason, it’s on the front in a very exposed part of the engine and frequently gets stretched or broken when I’m cutting around shrubs.

Wednesday Weirdness #93

When The Wife and I got back to the dock after we finished our row last Friday, I asked some boys who were playing on the dock to “clear the dock”. When they didn’t respond I called out to them to “get out of the way” so they would not get hit by our oars when we were docking. They moved when I said something the second time; but their mother who was some ways away completely flipped out and said we should have said something to her rather than her kids. Firstly, we row backwards and don’t have the best vision. Secondly, if kids are playing in traffic, our first thought isn’t that there’s a parent nearby “watching” them that thinks that’s a good thing to do. Docks are for boats not playgrounds and it’s dangerous for us and them. The Wife got really, really fired up once and had quite a bit to say to their mom we landed. The woman could not understand that her kids was doing something unsafe. And, for some strange reason, she thought it was OUR fault for saying something to them. As parents ourselves, we get really annoyed with other parents who think there kids can do no wrong and it’s always someone else’s fault. Irresponsible kids grow up to become irresponsible adults. And there are far too many stories in the news about the tragic mishaps of kids people that never learned right from wrong and started associating the wrong people.

P.S. I know that it’s really Monday; but this incident was just too strange.

Friday Featurette #92

Sometimes I take candid videos of the wife doing nothing special “just because”. Here’s one from a couple of weeks ago of her drying her hair when she got out of the shower. We’re both still on vacation but watching it still helps me get in the mood for the weekend. We hope you had a GREAT 4th of July.