Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday and the heat was gone…

When I woke up (at 4:00 a.m.) the first thing I did was to shut the kitchen and bedroom windows. It was cold outside and inside! I got the trash all set and out to the road.

I didn’t wear a jacket to work, though. So, when I went to walk outside at 10:00 a.m., I only made two round trips before I gave up and walked inside.

I went to Newburgh Grill again. This time I got a cup of the bean and ham (my favorite, and only on Tuesdays – if then) and a gyro. From there, I went and got the truck washed. It’s not supposed to rain again until the weekend (of course).

Back at work, I read a book until 1:00 p.m.

I walked inside in the afternoon. The winds had picked up and the temps were still dropping.

Back home after work, I got in the trash can, treated the cat, changed clothes and took each cabinet door outside to scrape off the stripper. This time I wore a jacket.

I got three done when Jon-Boy showed up.

Sidebar: After racing around last week to try and get the lawn cut before it rained (and doing a crappy job of it), I made an executive decision. With everything I have to do this summer, I don’t have time for lawn cutting. So, I called my old service provider (I’ve used them when I was laid up several times and once when my tractor was broken) and got on their schedule. I didn’t know what day they would come, but now I know. The nice thing was that the price hadn’t gone up.

So, I went in and got a cup of coffee (I needed it) and filled in the Blog while they cut, trimmed and blew off the grass.

They finished up about 6:45 p.m. and I got back to work. I finished up about a half hour later. I put everything away for the night.

Note: I did not put another coat of stripper on. The doors still seem damp, so I’m gonna let them sit and dry out a couple of days (and give myself tomorrow night off, LOL).

I noticed the iris I got from Sadie’s farm were starting to bloom so I took a couple of photos for you, as well as the ones that are under my bedroom window (facing east).

Original iris under my bedroom window (ignore the grass, please!)

Sidebar: I hope the ones I gave my brother Carl are blooming this year as well.

I used the last of the taco meat to make another taco salad. I kicked it up a notch by adding sliced black olives this time.

Unfortunately my NCIS shows were all reruns. I watched them anyway and went to bed at 10:00 p.m.


  1. Not yet...give me a couple of sunny warm days and they will be out.

  2. Post a picture when they are in bloom please!