Tuesday, July 7th Bill was up at his normal 6:30 and showered, ready for work. He was pretty sure he was going ‘somewhere’ just hadn’t received the destination yet. Mike and his crew do small jobs around the areas from railings to decks and larger jobs like tear down and building new garages to siding on homes so when a project is delayed or finished, Bill is never quite sure what is up next.
|It was a refreshing walk at a slow pace|
|The asphalt fix on the road is quite messy|
but I guess it does the trick
|I had certainly warmed up on my return to our lane|
So, I closed all windows and blinds and turned it on, leaving the door open to the downstairs. There is a breeze today but we don’t have a lot of windows on the south side and that was the morning’s direction. I’m just hoping that this works. If nothing else, there will be relief upstairs if nowhere else! We can turn it off in the evening when the air temp drops to the 60’s again, which it is supposed to.
|When the adults moved in a bee-line across the field to shade,|
I noticed this little guy appeared quite comfortable
|Mama saw me stop so she called to him|
That's his little backside running to her
At a few minutes before 9, I drove over to Graceland 2 and started by picking the exxpired heads off the petunias. After about 10 minutes, Mitch arrived and motioned me inside. He only deadheads every 3 days (otherwise, we’d be doing it all the time) so moved me inside with the car, where it was cooler. There was a breeze coming in the big door. I was grateful and now I’m getting to know his routine. Tomorrow, I’ll do some deadheading. 😊
|Today, my job was to sand above the windows down to the metal|
I had to be careful around the original windshield wiper
and the rust parts on the hood was what I did the other day
to remove the blue
For 2 ½ hours I worked away with the sanding and at one point had to give him a hand as he welded a piece on the door frame of a pick up truck he’s working on. “Hold this like that and turn your head away”. Okay, so now I’ve done some welding too! Ha ha, just kidding!
|I'm a pretty dirty mess|
Notice the mustache?
At 11:30, I said goodbye for the day and drove home. I made myself a coffee with some heavy-duty cream (35%) and also put my lunch plate together.
Time for a thorough sink bath
|All clean now!|
After eating, I went outside and watered my potted plants, they were looking a mite sad. That’s from me not getting outside over the last couple of days.
|Boring for you but a good reminder for me of a good way for me to eat|
Then I filled a couple of the mid-size bird feeders. That was almost too much exertion, LOL, but I still dragged the hammock over to the shade beside the dining tent and stretched out with my book. The breeze was nice but it was sporadic and not doing me much good. After 15 minutes of that, I’d had enough so moved inside.
|First bloom on my perennial Daisy|
The bedroom a/c was certainly helping to keep the Suite at a moderate temperature. Not cold, not cool, but moderate enough so you weren’t feeling all sticky. At least for the time being the humidity from outside isn’t continuing to come in. I boiled 3 cups of water to make some Jell-o for Bill’s lunch and for evening desserts. I didn’t go so far as to make the creamy part; we’ll eat it plain this time.
|It looks inviting but there wasn't enough breeze to keep me here|
Then I caught up on my blog and chatted with my buddy, Pat. She was helping us with some info that we are looking for. It’s always nice to help each other out and they are very good at it. The rest of the day was just doing what my blog title says. There wasn't much ‘chillin’ going on though so I mostly read my book, the least exertion I could come up with being turning pages. 😊 The heat was overtaking the indoors despite my efforts.
|I was comfy for a while|
Especially when the wind was blowing and the clouds covered the sun
Bill worked a long day and arrived home around 5:30. I’d planned chicken thighs for supper but I also thought it would be cooler for cooking inside. When our thermometer still read 32C/88F inside, Bill suggested a replicate meal of last nights. It meant cutting and chopping but a lettuce salad with peppers, onions, cukes , tomatoes, tuna and shredded cheese was still a lot cooler than Madame IP heating things up. It was good and we were cleaned up by 6:30.
The Jell-o I made up earlier is setting nicely but I didn’t check it to see if it was ready for dessert. Bill opted for a yogourt and I chose some pecan halves. I needed to increase my fat content today, it seems I’m not eating enough good fat. These will help. I wanted to finish my blog posting early again so I could relax with Bill.
|As Bill requested, a carbon copy meal|
Filling and good at the same time
Good night everyone!!
We are looking forward to the decrease in temperature again this evening, in the hopes we can turn the a/c off. If not, nice to know it is working upstairs.
This was a good day. I hope yours was too. Thank you for the visit!