Wednesday July 17, 2024

Warm today with highs in the mid 80’s but a nice day with low humidity and a breeze.

A good day at the store. We did not make $100.00 but still had a good day.

I have been asked to serve on our local library board. Tonight was the first meeting so I left the store to go straight to the library for my meeting. Being a new board member myself and another new member met with the chair of the board and the librarian at 4 pm to get us up to speed before the actual meeting which started at 5:30.

Being a retired librarian it will fun to serve on the “other side” as I do as a member of the Friends of the Library.

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Monday July 15, 2024

Mostly sunny and warm today with highs in the mid 80’s but breezy and low humidity.

Went to the gym this morning then drove over to Galax, VA to run some errands at Lowe’s and Wal-Mart. Monday is a good day to hit both those places as they are usually not very busy. Found what I needed at Lowe’s and Wal-Mart plus stocked up on a few pantry items I was getting low on.

Changed the sheets and did a few other odds and ends in the house this afternoon.

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Saturday July 13, 2024

Mostly sunny and warm today with highs in the upper 80’s but breezy and relatively low humidity.

Two busy days at the store making almost $200 yesterday and today. Lot’s of folks from out of town for family events or to escape the heat down the mountain. Several small to medium donations came in to work on between customers.

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Wednesday July 10, 2024

Warm and sunny today with highs in the low 80’s and very breezy.

A busy day at the store. A lot of folks up here to beat the heat down the mountain. Had several nice conversations with folks from Winston and surrounding areas. We did make over $100.00. July is starting out as a great month for the store.

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Monday July 8, 2024

Mostly sunny today with temperatures in the low 80’s and a bit humid.

I went to the gym then came home and did some outdoor stuff. It was hot in the sun and we did not have much of a breeze. I weeded and dead headed the flowers out by the mailbox then did the same in the butterfly garden. Moved the three primroses along the yard side of the sidewalk to the butterfly garden.

Between the grass and the stone crop I no longer have a strip that I used to plant flowers in during the summer. So I moved them before they were over taken.

After lunch I went over to Donna’s. Visited with her and the dogs then we did some craft stuff in her she shed.

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Saturday July 6, 2024

Warm, sunny, and breezy today with highs in the mid 80’s and a bit humid.

Busy, busy day yesterday and today at the store. Close to $300.00 both days. Today was the 4th of July parade followed by Music on Main. We always stay open late for that. So, lots of folks in town for the holiday weekend.

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Thursday July 4, 2024

Sunny and warm today with highs in the upper 80’s, a little higher humidity, and the usual 10 mph breeze.

A busy day at the store. Almost all out of town folks in town to escape the heat down the mountain or visiting relatives, etc. Fireworks in town tonight and other assorted activities tomorrow and Saturday. Most of the stores on Main street were open bringing a good amount of foot traffic up our way. We did make over $100.00 so a good day for us as well.

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Wednesday July 3, 2024

Sunny and upper 60’s this morning when I left for Winston for my haircut appointment. From there I stopped at Home Depot to pick up bird seed then on to Village Tavern to meet Jean for lunch. It’s been since before Covid that we’ve gotten together it was nice to see her and get caught up.

Temperatures in Winston in the mid  90’s and humid. I headed back up the mountain from lunch and drove into town to pick up and return a book at the library and stop at the drugstore.

Low 80’s here with low humidity but not as breezy as usual.

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Monday July 1, 2024

Sunny and breezy today with highs in the upper 70’s and humidity levels in the %30 range. A nice day.

Went to the gym this morning. Came home and watered all the pots and plants in the grounds and did some weeding in the bed along the porch. We’ve had several light showers over the last couple of days but not enough to water the plants with the winds blowing drying things out.

After lunch I had a Friends of the Library meeting. Afterward, ran a couple of errands in town before heading back home.

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Saturday June 29, 2024

Warm and sunny today with highs in the low to mid 80’s and a light breeze. We had a quick heavy downpour early this morning around 1 am that woke me up. Just and couple of tenths of an inch but added a little more moisture to the ground. Over the last few days we’ve had at least a little over  half an inch which is better than nothing. James had to skip mowing this week because it has been so dry.

A busy day at the store. Between cooler temperatures than down the mountain and a couple of events going on in town it was steady pretty much all day.  Did well over the $100.00 mark. Yesterday we did well over $200.00 so a good weekend to finish out the month.

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