Monday Monologue #359

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

  • Our three-day weekend was great! I wish we had more of them. With winter approaching, it won’t be too long before the only thing we will be able to do is sit inside and watch it snow.
  • We had yet another power outage this weekend even though the weather was great. Apparently, a small animal crawled into their equipment. We really need a backup generator.
  • I cut my grass this weekend. Not for the final time this season; but there aren’t many more cuttings left. Summer has flown by.
  • I washed my car even though it’s supposed to rain. I just wanted to get the dirt off since I hadn’t washed it recently. I like to keep things looking nice if at all possible.

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 #355

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

  • Today is the first day of fall and there was a bit of a chill in the air after the sun went down which was mildly depressing since we like to do so many things outside.
  • We visited the temporary dog and her owner this weekend. The two of us being house guests (rather than the other way around) still seems slightly weird.
  • I skipped cutting the grass for yet another weekend. I can finally see a difference between mine and my next-door neighbor who cuts his all the time. So, I’ll probably need to mow soon.
  • The water level in the river is as low as I’ve ever seen it. We can’t row when the water gets too shallow so the laps we row get shorter and shorter.

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 #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.

Monday Monologue #346

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

  • After a zero-day work week and a four-day work week, this week will seem long.
  • Its been hot so I haven’t been cutting my grass. Our grass is only slightly longer than that of our next-door neighbor who has cut his twice. But it’s much greener.
  • We got in the pool on Saturday and didn’t even need to turn on the heater. It’s been that warm recently. It won’t last; but after the cold, wet spring the July heatwave has been great.
  • The new air-conditioner that we got last year is fabulous. It runs way less than the old one; but still easily keeps the house cool.