Today was a Winston trip day. I left around 9 this morning. I took the two lane road, hwy 67 instead of the interstate since it brings me into the side of town I needed to be on to go by the beer distributor warehouse to pick up the beer donated for the golf tournament on Friday. From there I headed on into Winston to run another errand before my 11:30 haircut appointment.
From there I stopped at Costco for gas then headed downtown for a late lunch with Tina and Lori from the Firm. From town it’s about as quick to go back home 67 as it is to go back across Winston to get to 421 the four lane route, especially at 2 pm in the afternoon.
It was 97 degrees in Winston when I left downtown. I hit a brief down pour just outside of Winston dropping the temperature down to 77. By the time I was 20 miles up the road it was back up to 95 until I started up the mountain. It’s 83 up here with a breeze and lots of sunshine.
Another warm, sunny day but very breezy with 15 to 20 mph gusts. Al drove up this morning to swap out the recycling bins and help me with a couple of things in the garden. It’s very hot in Winston with temps in the mid 90’s and a heat index of over 100. Too hot to do anything outside down there so he decided it was a good morning to come up to the high country.
He left a few minutes ago. I will fix some lunch and find something to get into this afternoon.
I am reading Death in Vineyard water by Philip R. Craig.
Gym this morning. After I finished my workout Amy and I started working on the goody bags for the golf tournament on Friday. We finished up with those by 11 for our meeting to get all the last minute things organized.
It’s another warm, sunny day with temperatures in the upper 80’s and a little more humidity than yesterday. There is also not much of a breeze. I need to clean up the three fixtures I painted yesterday.
Remembering dad today and how special he was to both me and Frances. Missing Bob a lot today as well.
I’ve painted the last three light fixtures. I cleaned the bulbs and glass on the third one I painted yesterday. I can pull the tape on those this afternoon but will wait until tomorrow to clean the glass and bulbs to give the paint a chance to dry thoroughly.
It’s another warm one today with temperatures in the mid to upper 80’s though the humidity is low and there is a breeze. This afternoon; wash a load of towels and watch the final round of the US Open.
It’s a nice day outside; warm, breezy, and just a little bit of cloud cover. Great conditions to start on the front light fixtures. I’ve painted two this morning and taped up the third one. I am working my way from the corner of the house toward the porch so that by the time the sun is fully up I am now working in the shade. I took a lunch break before heading back out to paint the third one. By later this afternoon the first two should be dry enough to pull the tape. I need to clean the glass and take out the bulbs and clean those. The two by the front door and the one on the side of the house can wait until tomorrow.
I still have a load of laundry to do and I want to watch some of the US Open golf tournament.
Early workout at the gym, grocery store, and home. Back to the gym to work 10:30 to 3:30.
I want to thank Rick for updating Bob’s home page and keeping up with all the admin behind the scenes stuff for Nick and the gang and for my site as well.
Today was another warm, dry day but no wind. Hopefully the garden will dry out some. When I checked it this morning you cannot tell I weeded grass out of it Tuesday.
Another thunderstorm yesterday evening bringing another 2 inches of rain. This morning is was mostly sunny, breezy, and cool. A good morning to start my new project.
Last summer Bob and I looked at replacing all the wall mounted exterior lights. The metal is faded and in some places rusted particularly the two on the back deck. After looking at the way they were mounted to the stone wall and not sure of what type of electrical box was behind them we nixed the idea.
I decided to try hand painting them with black Rust-Oluem paint. I started with the two on the back deck to see how they would look. I must admit they look better than they did. The ones on the front of the house will make a good project for the weekend. I have a couple of other things to do this afternoon including washing the car.
I am reading The Plot is Murder by V.M. Burns.
Gym this morning. I had an 11 o’clock golf meeting as well. I was going to do my workout and just stay for meeting but decided to go early and come back to shower and let the dog out just in case the meeting ran longer than the usual hour. Glad I did. I stayed after the meeting to help Kay do a couple of things.
Warm, partly cloudy, and breezy today with a chance of afternoon/evening thunderstorms.
We had a thick fog with drizzle and temperatures in the low 50’s when I took Colin out this morning. I took advantage of the damp conditions to weed the grass from the garden.
This afternoon I volunteered at the bookstore from 1:30 to 5. After a cloudy, cool, day the sun came out this afternoon but temperatures are still cool for this time of year even in the mountains.
Off to the gym this morning for my workout then back home to do a few things, shower, and head back to the gym for a 11-4 shift.
We had a mild thunderstorm last night about 6 pm dropping another inch of rain. It also brought some cool temperatures to start off the day this morning. Today has been partly cloudy, humid, and temperatures in the upper 70’s.