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 #345

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

  • Our Independence Day vacation was great! We got outside every day. Sometimes it rained; but we were able to enjoy the day before the rain or after the sun came back out. We got in the pool a lot too.
  • I had a dentist’s appointment today on my first day back to a regular work schedule. I don’t mind; but it was quite a difference from last Monday.
  • It’s been hot which is a good thing for us. So even though we had some rain, I only cut the grass once since it didn’t grow much.
  • We didn’t do everything we planed last week which is a good thing. It was great to just be spontaneous and not have anything that we “needed” to do. It was a great week!

Monday Monologue #344

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

  • We rowed and got in the pool both today and yesterday. It doesn’t get any better than that. Day’s like today don’t come around too often.
  • We’re on vacation all this week, and so far, the weather has cooperated. Rain is in the forecast almost every afternoon or evening; but; mornings are supposed to be sunny and warm.
  • We’re soccer fans so we’ve been following the games from France. Its great being on vacation and able to watch the big game tomorrow live.
  • I still haven’t washed my car. Mostly because I’m slightly superstitious and don’t want to jinx us.

Monday Monologue #321

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

  • The NFL regular reason is over. It was a forgettable season for our favorite professional football team.
  • We had a fleeting hope that we might be able to row today. Unfortunately, it rained a lot and the river will be unrowable due to high water for until at least the next weekend.
  • We will ring in the New Year quietly at home tonight. We do watch the ball drop since we’re usually awake then anyway; especially when we are on vacation.
  • Have a safe and Happy New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Monday Monologue #308

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

  • I’m creating this post before it gets published; but, we are back online. Hopefully I can get caught up on everything and get this published tomorrow.
  • It was a GREAT week/weekend for The Wife and I. More on that later. We are both fully recharged and regenerated.
  • It was a good weekend for the college and pro football teams we follow. I am definitely a believer now.
  • It was weird being offline for so long. Looking forward to our next photo session.

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 #255

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

  • The eclipse today was super cool. We don’t live in the path of the totality; but it still got dark enough that wildlife was confused. Birds were flying around confused and roosting for the night. Water fowl got out of the water. And other things like that. Glad we decided to go watch it outdoors.
  • Our vacation was great! Almost enough to keep us going until Labor Day. We really hated to see it end. Especially since the weather around here is turning cooler after having 90-degrees temperatures every day while we were on vacation.
  • I had to have the hard drive replaced on my computer at work. Unfortunately, a few programs were corrupted before I noticed including Internet Explorer which seems impossible to fully uninstall and reinstall. And a lot of other automatically applications send you to web sites using the default browser.
  • I’m more relaxed than I was before our vacation; but I’m so far behind at work that I’m sure it’s going to take me all week to catch up. But, our vacation was definitely worth it.

Monday Monologue #250

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

  • The Temporary Dog and her owner were home this weekend. The dog still remembered how to swim which is always one of my worries and was well behaved except for barking out the window one night at a skunk wandering around in the front yard.
  • A flat tire on Saturday night is a nuisance if you have to drive home to another city the next day. There are not a lot of places that can fix it on Sunday. I was at the shop before 8AM and there was already a line before they opened.
  • I was out and about a lot on Saturday and Sunday so I didn’t cut the grass over the weekend. Hopefully it won’t get too long before I can get too it. I probably could have done it on Sunday, but I just wanted to relax and enjoy the last little bit of my vacation.
  • Its going to take several days to catch up on the work that accumulated while I was on vacation. Recently, it seems like taking time off is really just scheduling extra-long work days for when I return. I enjoy my vacations; but, hate the long hours that follow them.

Monday Monologue #249

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

  • All of the rain that we had in Friday made the water high and the river full of debris. So, we didn’t row over the weekend; but we definitely got in the pool. So far, a great start to our vacation.
  • I did few errands this morning. It was weird since some places were open and some places were closed. Most parking lots were only half full and I was able to get in and out of everywhere very quickly. If only every day could be like this.
  • My gas trimmer has been at the repair shop for a long, long time. I would have purchased a new one except its still under warranty. I’ve been using my old corded electric one for much of the summer which is a nuisance.
  • I ate way too much at the cookout we had today. It was good. I just need to make sure it’s a very occasional thing. I could never exercise enough if I at that much all the time.
  • Everyone have a happy and safe Independence Day.

Monday Monologue #237

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

  • The Wife and I are on a short mini-vacation. It’s coming to an end but it’s been fabulous. It’s been a great way to kick off the start of warm weather.
  • My “smart” car is smart once again and has performed very well on the road trip we are on. I was very happy to have it operation since we use many of the previously non-working features when we are travelling.
  • I noticed that we have a bunch of USB transformers and mini power strips in our travel kit that could easily be replaced with one USB charging station. At one time, we had several non-USB-powered chargers like our camera and needed the extra outlets; but, not any more.
  • Now that it has been warm, I kinda wish we were opening our pool around Tax Day as we have done in the past. May isn’t too far; but it’s would be nice to be able to look out over the pool even if we can’t get in it.