Thursday April 25, 2024

52 degrees, sunny, and breezy when I left for Winston this morning.

Had a haircut appointment then met Bonnie for lunch at the Carriage House. Had not been there in a long time. Food and service good as always. We had a nice visit then I headed back up the mountain. Back in Sparta, I needed to run an errand before coming to the house.

It’s in the low 60’s for highs today with a breeze and back down into the upper 40’s and 50’s at night.

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Tuesday April 23, 2024

An almost perfect weather day. Lots of sunshine, temperatures in the low to mid 60’s and light winds.

Went to the gym, library, grocery store and Scott’s on the way home. Then headed outside to pull some weeds and do more clean up in the beds along the porch. Scott’s had a few plants I did not find at Third Day last week. I started putting plants in the hanging baskets and some of the pots but have left them in the garage for now.

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Monday April 22, 2024

The warm spell is over. Highs back in the mid to upper 40’s with lows in the upper 30’s. We had some light rain yesterday but today is sunny but breezy with 10 to 15 mph gusts.

Went to the gym then ran an errand in town before heading back home. This afternoon change the sheets and pull down the shower curtains to wash with the sheets and do a couple of other chores.

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Saturday April 20, 2024

Rain showers off and on this morning gave way to sunny and breezy conditions this afternoon. Temperatures only in the low 60’s with 10 to 15 mph plus wind gusts.

A busy day at the store. Lots of out of town folks or friends of locals. We made over $100.00. Had two nice donations come in to work on. Yesterday busy but not as good in sales but almost made $100.00. Tourist season is about to open up which is good.

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Wednesday April 17, 2024

Partly sunny most of the day with some off and on cloud cover. Temperatures in the upper 60’s to low 70’s. May get a stray shower this evening.

A slow day at the store. The coffee shop two doors down was closed today which often impacts our traffic. Joyce and I did shelving and organizing to keep busy. She had to leave early for a meeting so I held down the fort to the bitter end.


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Monday April 15, 2024

A warm and sunny day with temperatures in the mid 70’s and breezy. At least the winds have calmed down from the last three days.

I went to the gym then from there drove over to West Jefferson to the plant store I like. I wanted to get there early before things get picked over for Mother’s Day. I found most of the thingsĀ  I was looking for. From there it was quick ride over to Lowe’s to pick up something I forgot the other day. We are still not out of the woods for some chillier weather so the plants will live in the garage for another week or so. I can start putting plants in the hanging baskets and pots while they are in the garage and then move them.

I came home and fixed some lunch and then started on the weeding. Cold weather does not stop some type of ground covering grass that grows everywhere I do not want it. I managed to get another hour and half of work done before calling it a day.


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Saturday April 13, 2024

After the deluge on Thursday and a near miss from tornadoes on Thursday night we have had two days of howling 50 plus mph winds. They will stick around at least though tonight though they have calmed down a little. Temperatures have been in the upper 50’s to low 60’s and sunny or things could be even worse.

A better day yesterday at the store after two dismal days. Did not break $100 but at least had a few more customers.

Today we had an excellent day almost making $200 to make up for the slow days. Lots of out of town folks plus some locals. We had a couple of real nice donations as well.


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Thursday April 11, 2024

A nasty weather day. It has rained all day with off and on squalls of pouring rain that came down slanted in one direction or the other and sometime completely horizontal. So far around two inches here at the house.

I went to the gym then back to town to work at the bookstore. Our Thursday person that volunteers with Joyce is out sick. So, with the nasty weather we only had a few customers and another day of low sales. But, we were there for those few that came in. We organized shelves and I processed one little donation.

We are under wind advisory for tonight. No storms yet but we may get some before the night is over.

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Wednesday April 10, 2024

Mostly cloudy today with a few off and on showers. Temperatures in the upper 50’s and humid. Heavy rain to move in tonight.

One of the most dismal days at the store in a long time. A few customers and three sales. Thankfully one decent one of the three or the day would have been even worse. Had two small donations come in we sorted. We kept busy doing shelf organizing and sorting some of the stuff in the back.

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Monday April 8, 2024

Mostly cloudy this afternoon and warm with highs in the low 60’s and breezy. Partial eclipse could be seen here but looks like it will be clouded out. I prefer the lunar eclipse rather than the solar anyway.

Went to the gym this morning. Had a Friends of the Library meeting this afternoon.

Now time to change the sheets and do a few other chores.

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