Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hotter, Stickier Tuesday

There was more air you could wear on Tuesday.

It made the morning walk even more uncomfortable.

Lunchtime was bad too, as they said it could rain at any time (and it sure looked like it sometimes). So, I had left the truck windows up. Dumb! I went to Annie’s and got a salad I couldn’t finish. Then I drove across Farmington to the 24-hour grocery store to pick up a few supplies.

The afternoon walk was worse.

When I got home after work, and with still no rain, I went out and watered the raised bed herb garden with the rain shower wand. Then I dragged the hose out to the vegetable garden and hooked up the drip hose. I came inside and set a timer for two hours.

Then I got an old empty milk jug and walked around the front, dumping one gallon of water on anything that looked wilted. My Purple Picotee Dianthus (I think they are also called Sweet William) were in flower, so I took a picture for you. Nice looking.

I was going to make that baked potato salad but I was hot and sweaty and it seemed like too much work. So, I heated up a can of Campbell’s Bean with Bacon soup and ate that with saltine crackers instead.

The high here was 93 degrees F. and, once again, my air conditioner couldn’t keep up (I think). But, I am also on that discount power interruption DTE plan, so maybe I’ve just been interrupted too much recently.

Anyway, at 7:30 p.m., it was 80 degrees F. in the house. So, I had both the bedroom and the kitchen ceiling fans going. Then it dawned on me to check the set-back thermostat. Turns out that (again to save money – I’m cheap) when I’m at work (or asleep) I had it set at 77 degrees. But, I didn’t have it set to go back to 73 degrees until 4:30 p.m. Now I’m thinking it just can’t catch up that fast. So, I reset it. It won’t help tonight, but we’ll see in the coming days.

Or maybe the damn thing's just broke!

I watched a rerun of NCIS and then the latest taped Longmire. I shut off the TV and switched to reading until bedtime.


  1. Nice Purple Picotee Dianthus!

  2. Mom always had Sweet William in her garden

  3. @ Jake: Thanks!

    @GPF: Interesting. I just wish I would have planted it out front more, rather than behind the spirea bush. Now, you have to walk over to see it.