Monday Monologue #305

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

  • It rained on Saturday; but was sunny and hot on both Sunday and Monday. Great pool weather for the traditional “end of summer”. Plus, it’s supposed to be hot for the next few days. So, we’ll have some more good days on the river.
  • The rain on Saturday was “good” since the yard needed some water and I was still able to cut the grass. It took a long time to get all the wet grass out of the lawn mower. But, it was nice having no chores left to do on Sunday or Monday.
  • We’ve rowed our boats at LOT this summer. Definitely a worthwhile investment. Today isn’t the last day of the rowing season. But, the days are getting shorter and, soon, the weather will be turning colder. Hopefully it will still be short sleeve weather for a while.
  • I didn’t watch very many games; but, it was good that football season is back. It usually doesn’t last for our favorite teams; but, the optimism that accompanies a new season is always enjoyable. Hopefully, the fall weather will be good and we’ll be able to attend some games in person.

Monday Monologue #303

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

  • We did indeed get in the pool on Sunday. The water was cold (for us) but it was still good.
  • We got chased off the river by rain again today. It’s slightly frustrating since it never rains for too long. But its better to be safe; especially since rain showers can easily turn into a thunderstorm.
  • I cut the grass in record time on Saturday; mostly because didn’t edge with the push mower and trimmer like I usually do.
  • After watching a few preseason games over the past two weeks, we are ready for some real football.

Monday Monologue #298

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

  • Saturday was great. We rowed and got in the pool. Plus, I didn’t have to cut the grass since it hasn’t rained recently and the grass hasn’t grown. So, our weekend was very relaxing.
  • One of the “good” things about getting a new air conditioner during a heat wave is that we’ll probably save about $100 over our old one (if it hadn’t died) off our next electric bill.
  • We finally had some rain today which our lawn really needed so we won’t need to water the grass for a while. It still hasn’t grown enough to need mowing. I don’t want a drought. But it is nice to be able to occasionally skip cutting the grass.
  • The days are getting shorter and the sun is going down a bit earlier. There is still plenty of summer left; but we have noticed that the days aren’t quite as long.

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.

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 #283

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

  • It was a little bit hectic because of some of the things that we had going on; but, otherwise, we had a great weekend.
  • The Wife and I rowed for the first time of the year today. Later in the year than we would like for a first row. But, we can’t control the weather. And, the winter weather has really dragged on this year.
  • And now that winter is (almost) over, I seem to be catching a cold. Hopefully, I will get over it quickly.
  • I still haven’t done our taxes. This is as long as I can remember going without at even starting. Of course, we can’t file for an extension since we always owe.

Monday Monologue #281

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

  • We watched a spectacle style Blu-ray when I finally got finished with all of my work. I like always having a movie or two around to watch whenever we don’t feel like going out
  • We are not having as much difficulty as usual adjusting to the time change this year. I’m not sure why, but we’re not complaining.
  • I washed my car on Sunday so of course it snowed today. Not a lot of accumulation. But enough road spray still got on my vehicle; so that it doesn’t look like it was just washed.
  • Looking forward to the basketball tournament this month. It should be good, even with the cloud hanging over the coaches at some of the programs.

Friday Featurette #278

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionRecently, we’ve been doing all of our chores on Saturday so we don’t have anything to do on Sunday and can just stay around the house and relax. So far, that has worked well even if the gym we usually go to is more crowded on Saturday mornings. It definitely makes the weekend seem a bit longer although we long for the days when we can get out on row on Sunday afternoons. We plan to do the same this week. Have a great weekend!

Monday Monologue #262

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

  • It’s taken over a year; but I’m actually almost comfortable transporting our boat on the roof of our car. I still don’t drive as fast as I normally do which is probably wise.
  • We visited the temporary dog and her owner. It was a bit weird being the guest rather than the host. But everyone, dogs and humans were glad to see us.
  • It rained so I didn’t cut my grass over the weekend. It’s going to be kind of shaggy before I get to it this coming weekend.
  • I didn’t realize it was Columbus Day until I was already in my car preparing to run errands. Unfortunately, it’s just a regularly day for us.

Friday Featurette #247

The Wife sitting naked on the bed before a "photo" sessionThe river is too high to row due to the heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy so The Wife and I didn’t row today and will likely be of the water for the next few days. We had an early evening; but, we prefer being outside enjoying the sun. Compare The Wife’s tan with the one in pictures from earlier in the year. Stay dry and have a great weekend.