Friday, August 4, 2017

Hot Thursday

It was supposed to be hot and humid with rain after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. I woke up just before 7:00 a.m. I ate two slices of cantaloupe for breakfast  (I forgot I bought it and stuck it in the fridge).

Sidebar: My father loved to eat it with vanilla ice cream. I like to eat mine with salt.

I shaved, showered and got dressed in shorts and a t-shirt. There were branches down out back from yesterday's storm, so I went out back and picked them up before it got too hot.

Then I went out front and checked on the rocker. The glue had dried, so I got out the drill, bits and two sizes of deck screws. I pre-drilled the screw holes (to prevent splitting) and then screwed it all in place. I don't trust just the glue.

I ran a sander over the bottom (so there wouldn't be any bumps when rocking) and set it back in place.

I was sweating when I finished up. It was only 11:30 a.m. but already 78 degrees and sticky outside.

I ate leftovers for lunch and then took a break.

I got back up and started rearranging the downstairs, so I could get the toy box back in the kitchen to get back to work on it.

I finally got everything relocated and moved the toy box back (I don't remember it being that heavy!)

I took a break. It was a good thing I did because my daughter, Melissa, called. When we finally hung up, I started dinner. The night's gourmet entree was hot dogs and beans.

I had been been waiting since 4:00 p.m. for more rain. So, I was glad when, at 7:30, it began to thunder loudly. I got up and looked out the kitchen window. It was sprinkling. You could see the splotches of raindrops on the patio. Then it stopped! The thunder kept booming, but there wasn't enough rain to even wet the whole patio. Sigh...

Sidebar: In contrast, my brother Carl said he got over an inch of rain in Mt. Clemens from the same storm.

I found a NCIS marathon that took me to the 11:00 p.m. news and bedtime.


  1. That's not the rocker from the cottage is it??

  2. God no! The Orion rocker was recaned and is safe and sound in my office. That was a porch rocker from St. Clair (remember the big wrap around porch on the house?)