Traditional Thursday #302

Our new refrigerator is great. Our only “complaint” is that it doesn’t make ice as fast as the old one even though the freezer is colder. And, of course, it was gigantically expensive. We’ll have a few cool days that we will not need much, if any, ice for our sports water bottles and the ice maker will eventually fill up. But, we’ll remember the cost for a long time. Not having a lot of low-cost options is one of the unfortunate realities of our kitchen.

Wednesday Weirdness #302

The change engine oil soon notification is appearing whenever I start my car. It’s actually very annoying since it blocks the dashboard display and has to be explicitly dismissed rather than disappearing after a set time like the other notices. Especially since “soon” is sometime in September. My vehicle is well maintained. But I don’t change things super early.

Tuesday Two For #302

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that summer had just started and we were enjoying the long days; but, sadly, it’s become apparent that summer is definitely starting to wane. The evenings are cooler and sunset is 45-minutes earlier than it used to be. We still have plenty of time to have a good row. But, its usually getting dark by the time we are home. It’s been a great summer that has zoomed by all too quickly.

Monday Monologue #302

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

  • We got chased off the river by heavy thunderstorms twice in three days. The first time we got thoroughly soaked. But the second time we were in our car before the deluge started. Then the sun came out. Strange weather.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. It is nice having a powerful mower that power though tall, damp grass. That way I can mow quickly and move on to the summer activities I enjoy.
  • I had to work on Saturday. I know it’s not always the case but it seems like stuff always blows up on Friday. Luckily, I was still able to get out and enjoy the sun (and still get all the yardwork done).
  • My next-door neighbor cut his grass too even though its August and he just cut it earlier in the week. I wonder how much time he wastes cutting his grass (and doing other things) when he doesn’t need too.

Friday Featurette #301

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherThe new refrigerator got delivered today. It cooled down MUCH faster than the old one, even compared to when the old one was working. We’re just waiting for it to make the first bucket of ice (which we’re supposed to throw away) before it is fully functional. The new one is a lot nicer than the old one. We just hope we will not be unexpectedly buying anything new for a while. It is definitely not fun having to purchase an emergency replacement.

Traditional Thursday #301

Our “broken” refrigerator can keep things cool so long as we don’t open it. So, we’re using it for a few items that don’t fit in the other one. Until the new one arrives. We’ve had a LOT of things break this year. So, in addition to spending a bunch of money, we’ve often found ourselves waiting for the new ones to get delivered.

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs in the air

Wednesday Weirdness #301

For some strange reason, I’ve been finding a lot of dead birds outside recently in the mornings. Picking up dead things is not the preferred way to start the day. And, leaving them to sit in the heat until the evening is probably not a good idea. Plus, now that the neighborhood is developed, I don’t have an easy place to bury them. So, the day starts off with a nuisance chore.

Monday Monologue #301

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

  • We had a great day on the river on Saturday. Possibly too warm; but we’ll take plenty of sunshine over cold and dreary any time.
  • I forgot to turn on the circulating pump to my pool after adding some chlorine tablets to the automatic feeder on Friday. And we were out all day on Saturday. Fortunately, the water cleared up quickly and we were able to get in the pool on Sunday.
  • I was too busy to cut the grass this past weekend even though it probably needed it. It’s getting long and rain is in the forecast. So, it will definitely need cutting this coming weekend.
  • I weighed less than 150 lbs. when I stepped on the scale this weekend. All these busy days we’ve been having don’t allow for much time to eat.

Friday Featurette #300

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherWe have a busy weekend planned since we can never get enough warm summer days. Sometimes, I think we are too busy. Then I remember what it’s like to be stuck inside during the long, cold, snowy winter. These days can be hectic. But, later, when we look back, we wouldn’t trade them for any thing.

Have a great weekend. We will see you on the other side.