Monday Monologue #358

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

  • Our weekend was another busy one. It turned cooler on Saturday. So, we know that there won’t be many more for us to enjoy.
  • We set our setback thermostat to winter mode where it lets it get cooler at night and warmer during the day when we are awake. (Its reversed in the summer.) I don’t think we’ll be running the air conditioning much.
  • We closed our pool last week. Yet another sign that summer is over. It went past quickly.
  • I’ve also started preparing our vehicles for cold weather. It’s not here yet. But its close enough that I want to be ready.

Monday Monologue #357

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

  • The weekend was great. And not just because I didn’t have to go to work. We got out side and had a good time rowing and a good time running. And it didn’t start raining (which we need) until the sun was going down on Sunday.
  • Even though we got started at our regular time, we couldn’t row as much as we wanted to today since sunset is a lot earlier these days. Sadly, not too many more days of rowing left this year.
  • In another sign of the end of summer, there weren’t any grill style hamburger patties at the grocery store and they don’t plan to have any more until sometime next spring. Everything is seasonal these days.
  • And, in the strongest sign that summer is over, we’ve just started running the heat overnight the past few days. Mostly just to take the chill off the morning. Air conditioner weather is likely over for the year.

Monday Monologue #356

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

  • Our weekend was busy and somewhat hectic. But it was good. Soon enough, there will be plenty of weekends where all we do is sit inside and look out at the snow.
  • I cut the grass this weekend. It needed mowing in some spots, especially in the shade; but must of it was still short and dry. The drought we’ve been having has been hard on our lawn.
  • We’re having a heat wave with temperatures expected in the 90s for the next few days. We got in the pool on Sunday. We’ve done so in late September before; but yesterday was definitely the warmest.
  • The warm weather that we have been experiencing is going to make it even more depressing when it cools off. The last two weekends have been great.

Monday Monologue #354

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

  • We survived Friday the 13th (and a nearly full moon) without any major mishaps. But it was somewhat eerie.
  • It’s been very dry here. So much so that we had to water the grass (and skip mowing) over the weekend. It’s probably too dry; but we clear weather is good for row rowing races.
  • It’s going to be a long season for our favorite professional football team.
  • The Wife got a new diaphragm. More on that later.

Monday Monologue #353

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

  • We had more free time this past weekend than usual since we didn’t have to do any yard work. I didn’t cut even the grass. After a wet, soggy spring, this has been a very dry summer. Mowing the lawn isn’t a favorite activity. But I would like just enough rain to keep the grass green.
  • We had some good rowing today and over the weekend. Unfortunately, its usually starting to get dark when we finish our weekday evening rows. So, we are rushing to get everything put away. But the weather has been warm.
  • There were some wacky games; but we still enjoyed the start of the pro football season. We lost whatever interest we had in baseball long ago. But we still follow our favorite college and professional football teams. Hopefully they will have good seasons.
  • We’ve had to add so much water to the pool this summer that I’ve needed to rebalance the chemistry multiple times. Usually all I have to do is occasionally add chlorine. But, adding a lot water from the hose to replace water that evaporated changes things.

Monday Monologue #352

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

  • Today would have been a good day to get into the pool. Unfortunately, the day started out foggy and cloudy so I didn’t think about turning on the heater until it was too late.
  • We haven’t been able to get in the pool as much as we would like this year. It rained a lot in the spring and early summer. Then when it was warm, there were a lot of afternoon thunderstorms though there was very little actual rain.
  • We spent a lot of the Labor Day weekend doing yard work that had been put off. Its all done now. But it was a lot to do.
  • I cut the grass on Saturday. It was uneven; but not really high considering how long it has been. The super wet weather followed by hot, dry conditions has really been hard on our yard.

Monday Monologue #351

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

  • It was interesting to watch some of the rowing championships on TV. Everyone has decent technique. But like most competitors at the international level, they are mostly freakishly good athletes.
  • We finally have had some rain. I didn’t cut the grass this past weekend (again). But, hopefully, it will recover quickly and I’ll need to mow next weekend.
  • The Wife and I ran today since it was rainy. We haven’t run a lot recently since almost every day that was good to be outside was a good day for rowing.
  • The weather this week is forecast to be much cooler. We are looking forward to a three-day weekend next weekend. But, with Labor Day being the symbolic end of summer coupled with the change in the weather, it’s seems like the warm, sunny days we love are over until next year.

Monday Monologue #350

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

  • Both Saturday and Sunday were busy days like we “like”. Probably a bit too busy. But much better than sitting inside waiting for warm weather.
  • The river we row on is really shallow because of the drought. There ware always places you could see the bottom. But, now it’s not deep enough to safely row in places that the water level was never an issue.
  • I washed my car so, of course, it rained. Not enough to help the grass. But enough so that my car didn’t look like I washed it recently.
  • We’re both taking some time off this week so we won’t be posting until after we go back to work. It Looking forward to our time way.

Monday Monologue #349

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

  • We had a great weekend. The weather was good and we were outside enjoying the summer. The only “bad” thing was that we had to get up too early on Saturday morning.
  • We were out in the sun all day Saturday so we didn’t get in the pool on Sunday even though it was great pool weather. Instead we stayed inside and enjoyed the air conditioning when we weren’t doing things outdoors.
  • My car still has 2% oil life left despite us taking a road trip this week. I know thus because I’ve been seeing the change opal soon message multiple times a day all weekend. I will be very glad to finally have an oil change the week.
  • It’s been so dry that we finally had to start watering the grass. Needless to say, I haven’t been cutting the grass.

Monday Monologue #348

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

  • We had another weekend of warm, sunny weather. Typical July weather for around here; but very welcome after all he rain, we’ve had.
  • We’re dog-sitting the temporary dog (and friend) for a few days. Its just like old times excerpt it reminds us how much time has passed.
  • I cut my grass on Saturday. It wasn’t really long. I just wanted to even it up a bit. It’s in much better shape than the neighbor who continues to cut his several times a week despite the hot weather.
  • We got in the pool over the weekend too. The water was so warm that we didn’t even have to heat it up.