On Saturday, Aug. 21st, we were up and about around 7:30 again. Gibbs got fed right away and he and I went for our Baptist Church Rd. walk. Not all the way to Turbine Lane but it was already quite warm so I understood. His tolerance of heat in his furry coat is much less than mine – or is it? I sure tested that theory later today.
I had my tea and Bill went out to connect our new macerator. He dumped the black tank and I messed around inside mostly. After we had lunch, I loaded some items we wanted to sell in the back of Ptooties. I wasn’t looking forward to dead heading M’s flowers today but I told him I’d be over today. When I arrived, I unloaded the chairs and tools, pricing them to sell. Then I went about taking care of the flowers.
It was so hot and with so many blooms, they needed a lot of attention. It seemed that even the ones I looked after the other day were already needing to be cleaned up. We didn’t sell anything and after an hour and 15 minutes, I was melting through my clothing. The radio announcer said it felt like 38C/100F and I didn’t doubt that for a minute. I could work on the rest of the flowers on Tuesday.
When I got home at 2:30, after proofreading Bill’s blog post (On Our Way) for him, I changed into my bathing suit. Donna had invited me over for a swim. I knew Bill wasn’t interested so I loaded my hat, towel, water shoes and pool noodle in the car and drove to the Acreage. Gerry had disappeared to the back where their trailer is parked so Donna and I had some time to ourselves. 😉
The pond water was cool at first but felt absolutely wonderful! Donna said it was 76F which is a nice temperature for getting refreshed on a 100-degree day. We were only in for about 15 minutes before getting out to sit outside together. The sun had disappeared behind the clouds and by 4:15, it felt like the calm before a storm. I checked the weather network and sure enough we were under a severe weather watch.
|we expected something but|
it wasn't really anything to write
I scooted out the lane and stopped down the road at the Dairy Farm to pick up ½ dozen cobs of freshly picked sweet corn. Bill and Gibbs were outside waiting for me, sweet! The clouds to the southwest were very black and we came inside to wait for whatever was coming. The warning (or watch?) was from 5 to 6:30 and they were pretty bang on with the time. There was a bit of rain but nothing much at all and it had passed over.
For supper, we had pancakes and sausage and it didn’t take much to fill us so I’m glad we didn’t go to a lot of trouble for a big meal. Donna texted to see if we were having a fire here tonight but I was feeling too tired. Party pooper, maybe, but I think the sun and swim today did me in! So maybe it isn’t just Gibbs today that had a low tolerance for the heat.
After dishes we relaxed in front of the tv. Bill actually had to do a temporary fix on my laptop charging cord first. Yes, when my laptop got moved off the table to the floor for our meal, Gibbs found it necessary to chew on the cord. Woops! We couldn’t get angry at him, he was just doing what he always does. Never missing an opportunity. 😊 So, I ordered a new one on Amazon and Bill set me up until it arrives.
This was another good day. I hope you can say the same. Thank you for your visit.