Monday Monologue #295

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

  • Our air condition ran very low on freon on Thursday. So, we had no A/C for the pat four days. Its cooling the house down now. Friday was miserable. but, fortunately, we were out of the house a lot on Saturday and Sunday.
  • We did well at our rowing race this weekend. Its always nice to win medals even if we don’t have anything to do with them later.
  • I did not cut the grass this weekend since it’s bene hot and it didn’t grow much. It still looks fine; but, I’m sure that the next-door neighbor is not pleased. I didn’t feel like a lot of yard work with no A/C inside.
  • One more week and then we are on vacation. Friday can not get here soon enough.

Monday Monologue #293

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

  • We did NOT ride our bicycles this weekend like we wanted too since there were too many “scattered thunderstorms” both afternoons. It never really rained. But, being caught in the rain 10-miles away from our vehicle is not any fun.
  • We’ve are rowing a lot faster than before. We’ve known how to row for years. But we are only just now truly understanding the mechanics of rowing. We always knew technique was important. But, being able diagnose and fix bad technique is elusive.
  • It’s great having a big lawn mower when I want to get the grass cut in a hurry. Even wet grass is no problem if the ground isn’t soggy. I can get the yard done early and enjoy my weekend without having to wait around.
  • The summer solstice and the 4th of July is right around the corner. We’re a bit sad because it means that summer is half over. But, there will still be many glorious summer days.

Monday Monologue #292

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

  • The new bags I ordered for our bicycles work well and are just the right size. We have plenty of space to carry what we need unlike the almost nonexistent storage capacity we had before. Much more convenient.
  • The string in the gas-powered trimmer I use always breaks multiple times whenever I edge along the fence. It’s more convenient than the corded, electric trimmer I used previously. But it’s not as easy to use as I expected since I didn’t realize how much I used auto feed.
  • When new were riding our bikes on Sunday, we almost got run down by a group of people riding ATVs on the bike trail even though a “No Motor Vehicles” sign is clearly posted at every entrance. Hopefully the park police will stop them before someone walking or running gets injured.
  • May was a warm sunny month that mostly made us forget how cold and dreary April was. Hopefully June will be more of the same. This weekend was good; but, is supposed to rain tomorrow.

Monday Monologue #291

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

  • The Girl and her clan (AKA husband and two dogs) unexpectedly made it home for the weekend. Weekends like this don’t come around too often.
  • After sitting unused in the basement for years, we’ve started riding our bicycles again. You never forget how to ride a bicycle. But, helmets don’t age as gracefully. The new ones we purchased are cooler and more comfortable than the ones we had before.
  • We rearranged are storage in the garage over the weekend. It wasn’t haphazard. But, some things had spread out and were making it some items hard to reach. You can never have enough storage space.
  • It rained on Saturday; but we got in the pool on Today and Sunday. We didn’t even need to turn on the heater. It was a glorious weekend ending up with dinner on the grill.

Wednesday Weirdness #290

The Wife hit a chuck hole on the highway that totally destroyed her tire. Thankfully, the wheel appears to be OK. Still, it’s an expensive repair since a new tire for her vehicle is not cheap. One of the hazards of living in an area where they salt the roads in the winter and are slow to patch the damage in the spring.

Monday Monologue #290

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

  • We had a good race this weekend with our new boats. Even though we already had one we row together, we did not realize how much of a difference having a good new boat would make in the individual events.
  • We had a great anniversary celebration on Sunday. It’s hard to believe that its been thirty years. Where did the time go?
  • I did cut the grass this weekend despite being busy racing and celebrating our anniversary. Having a lawn mower that can power through wet grass without bogging down is very handy when we have things to do.
  • I updated the version of WordPress which powers this site yet again. The authors keep adding to it. But, despite the frequent updates, whatever is broken seems to stay that way.

Monday Monologue #289

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

  • The latest Windows Update installed a new major version of Windows 10 on our home computers. Now, they can’t see each other. It works great otherwise and has some interesting new features, so, I won’t be rolling back. But, that’s an annoying problem.
  • The Girl and her family of dogs was home for the weekend. We had a great Mother’s Day. Although, strangely, one of her dogs can’t swim and needed to be carefully watched whenever they were outside near the pool.
  • One of the “waterproof” electronic items that I use for rowing somehow got water inside the screen on Saturday. So now I have to pay to ship it it back to the manufacturer and pay for repair. I’m definitely not happy.
  • My next-door neighbor did NOT cut his grass this weekend which is very unusual. Especially since I cut mine. I wonder if he’s started to notice the damage all the frequent mowing is causing.

Monday Monologue #288

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

  • The pool is open! The water is still a bit cloudy and it still has some earthworms in it. But, it should be ready very soon.
  • It rained a bit on Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon; but, we had a great weekend outside. The cold weather seems to be ending. And were finally enjoying some warm sunny days.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. So, for the next day or two, it will be shorter than my next-door neighbor who mows his lawn twice a week. I like a nice-looking yard too; but, I’ve usually got things to do in the evening during the week.
  • I got a mud on my car from the parking lot at the place where we row and need to wash it again. It got flooded during the high water we had this spring. So, there is mud every where whenever it rains. My vehicle looks like I went off-roading.

Wednesday Weirdness #287

Shopping for new sheets for the bed was a very frustrating experience for The Wife. She was unable to find any complete sets. Only separates. I’m not sure what their logic is. Yet one more reason not to shop at local stores. It’s almost like they don’t want our business by making it a nuisance to shop for department store basics in their misguided efforts to increase sales.

Monday Monologue #282

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

  • Earlier today we had nice spring like weather with temperatures near 60-degrees. Now, the temperature outside has already dropped into the 30s and snow is supposed to start falling in the next few hours. Not the best way to start off the week.
  • Of course, I used the good weather on Sunday to switch my outdoor power equipment back to lawn-care mode. So, I will be outside in the cold on Tuesday changing things back to the winter configuration.
  • Since it was looking more like spring, I ordered some new prescription glasses for outdoor activities on Friday. They won’t arrive for a week or so. Hopefully this is the last blast of winter and there will be plenty of sun to try them out.
  • Taxes are due in a month. Long past time to work on them. I just haven’t had the energy to start on such a depressing task whenever I happen to think about it. Hopefully next weekend.