Monday Monologue #260

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

  • The recharged air conditioner cooled things down very efficiently and we had a cool Friday night and a comfortable weekend generally.
  • The Wife and I rowed extra on Sunday even though it was blazing hot. Mostly because it’s one of the last hot days of the summer. Sadly, we will be back to normal late September temperatures by the end of the week. We hate to see the end of summer.
  • We also got in the pool both days. It was glorious. It was probably for the last time of the year; but, it was a great way to end the pool season.
  • Due to a glitch from maintenance over the weekend, I have no email at work. In fact, I can’t even start Outlook and look back over old emails. And no matter how many times I personally tell people that I don’t have email, people continue to message me and wonder why I don’t respond.

 

Monday Monologue #259

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

  • I was able to cut the grass in between the time we rowed and we got in the pool after we got home on Sunday. So, I got my weekend chores done and had still had a relaxing day.
  • My next door neighbor cut his grass too even though he cut it few days ago. It’s kinda funny that my grass can never be shorter than his. Of course, the grass in our yard is much thicker and looks a lot better since it’s not stressed by constant mowing.
  • Earlier today, I almost got run into by a car turning left into oncoming traffic after going the wrong way on a one-way street to go the wrong way on the one-way street I was driving on. Thy didn’t seem to know or care that they were going the wrong way.
  • Every day the sunset gets noticeably earlier and earlier. It’s kinda depressing. It won’t be too long before we’ll only have the weekend to do outside things because it will get too dark in the evenings.

Monday Monologue #258

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

  • Both our favorite college and professional football teams endured thorough beatings this weekend. Hopefully they can regroup; but, right now, it’s still kinda depressing.
  • It didn’t need that much; but we put water in the pool for the first time on Saturday. Its definitely been a wetter summer than previous years.
  • It was good to have my more powerful gas-powered trimmer back from the shop. I did all the areas I hand been mostly neglecting due to the difficulty of using my corded electric trimmer.
  • My weight has been staying around 150lbs since I gave up eating snacks at the beginning of last month. I knew I snacked too much; but I still didn’t think it would have such a dramatic effect.

Monday Monologue #257

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

  • Saturday was wet and dreary; but we were able to get in the pool both yesterday and today. A great way to commemorate the symbolic end of summer.
  • Looking forward to pro football season. Hope springs eternal for the downtrodden fans of our favorite team.  Especially before the first game of the season. Perhaps the weather will cooperate and we’ll be able to get attend some games in person without freezing.
  • I replaced one more item on our boat that I didn’t think needed to be replaced but was actually more worn out than I thought. We row it a lot so things get worn out faster than if we didn’t use it so much. Hopefully this is the last thing for the season.
  • For some strange reason, an old computer game that is a favorite of The Wife and I has been crashing a lot recently. I’m not sure what, if anything, has changed; but it’s frustrating, especially when we’re winning.

Monday Monologue #256

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

  • I enjoyed the big fight this past Saturday. Usually, events like that don’t live up to the hype; but this one did.
  • We rowed and got in the pool on Sunday. Hopefully, there will be more of the same over the three-day weekend next week. Hopefully we won’t be in the path of hurricane remnants.
  • We have our pool closing scheduled so the un-official end of summer is near. It’s already starting to get dark much earlier than it a couple of months ago so it’s clear that that the long hot days of summer are coming to an end.
  • We’ve had to replace several things for our boat recently. Having your own equipment is nice but there is more ongoing maintenance that that I thought there would be. Probably because our more stringent definition of needs replacement.

Monday Monologue #253

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

  • My Saturday was even busier than I expected. It was all good. But I’m still hoping for a quiet relaxing Saturday sometime in the next few weeks.
  • We’ve been washing our boat more frequently than in the past and we can definitely tell the difference. We’re getting a lot fewer hard water spots than we used to. We will certainly look good at our next regatta.
  • We row it a lot; and definitely are getting our money’s worth; but, it still seems wield that we have our own boat. It’s nothing we would have ever even considered when we first started. Now it’s our preferred row.
  • July has been a lot more rainy than normal, so I’ve had to cut the grass a lot more than normal. In a summer with ordinary rainfall, I would not have needed to cut the grass nearly as much as I have been.

Wednesday Weirdness #250

It was 90-degrees with 95-percent humidity today. Most people can’t stand weather like this; but I like it. It’s much preferred to the winter. I long for days like today in January and February when every day is cold and dreary and the sun is a distant memory.

Tuesday Two For #247

The Husband going down on The WifeToday is the last day of spring and the second longest day of the year. A great time to be out and about. We hope that tomorrow brings a day you can get outside and enjoy the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. There will be plenty of time for indoor activities over the winter during the endless dreary days we always seem to have. Summer has finally arrived!

Monday Monologue #247

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

  • The weekend was even busier than planned. But it was all good. Looking toward another crazy busy couple of days outside in the sun next weekend. The upcoming long weekend for the 4th of July should be nice and relaxing.
  • The new outdoor power equipment I got last year is great for hectic weekends. The engine is powerful enough that yard work always takes the same amount of time even if the grass is long and/or wet. Definitely quicker than the small push mower I was using previously.
  • I did take a break and get in the pool on Saturday afternoon which was nice. It was a great way to relax after a busy day. Unfortunately, Sunday was super windy and not good pool weather. I really could use an extra weekend day sometimes.
  • It rained today; but we still got our row in after the storms passed. It’s nice not being on a schedule and being able to get out whenever we want. Much better than rowing at a specific time.

Monday Monologue #246

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

  • The weekend was glorious. We rowed every day and got in the pool as well. I did have to cut the grass along the back line; but skipped the rest of the yard. It was a cool spring. So, we are really enjoying the hot weather.
  • The new automatic chlorine feeder certainly makes checking and adjusting the pool chemistry an easy task. Every time I replace it I think that Its not that expensive relative to operating a pool I need to get a new one more often before it becomes such a nuisance.
  • Our printer is running out of whatever ink cartridge is represented by a circle as opposed to a bowtie. I wonder why they couldn’t just use words rather than cryptic symbols since it has an LCD display. I think it’s low on color ink.
  • The Wife and I did our second twilight row today. We love the long days of late spring and early summer. We just wish they lasted longer. We’re already almost to the longest day of the year.