Good morning to everyone on the Front Porch! Welcome to July 2019. We had a strong Sunday morning storm to ring out the month of June on the Front Porch! Welcome to July 2019. Going to be a busy day tomorrow if we do not have more rain. Remember that May - June are CLOSED now.
Summer miseries here. Its hot and humid and hazy. Only good thing I can say is it could be worse. The temps could go to 95 and it could stop raining on a regular basis. I better stop now, I do not want to bring everyone down with me. Going to lunch with a friend so maybe I will cheer up.
I know it's early and maybe not everybody's quite up yet, but I'm just about ready to get off of work now. So I thought I'd send my greetings out now. When I came in to work yesterday, I was skating through a rain storm which brought flooding to the expressways. But I hear tell now, the coast is clear and the sun and heat are both back and rising. So I'm ready to kick this popsicle stand and get out to meet a new day.
By the way, @Frozenoem , thanks for telling now about the chainsaw-on-a-stick. Indeed, that would have been much easier and a whole lot safer too. But I wobble, wobbled through it on my trusty, crusty old wooden ladder and equally crusty knees and hip joints.
Anyway, for me it's...
and I gotta get to it!!!
Needless to say......
Ummmmmm! I can't wait. Got my lips, teeth, and gums all set for the first sip of that piping hot, cream-colored deliciousness. Yum, yum, yum!
Wishing each and every one the bestest and blessest day!
The weather here has been exceedingly hot and wonderful! This is what I have waited all winter long for--hot days and warm nights and NO SNOW!!!!!! YAY!
So I have been able to spend the last coupla days working in my yard. Today I trimmed five large bushes and pruned one large pine tree. My ladder is kinda rickety, but I was able to get up on it and prune the highest branches on one side of the pine and then all around the base. Will have to tackle the other side of the pine tomorrow. At least, that's the plan. In any case, the front yard is looking well groomed and dressed. With all of the greenery now tamed, I just might add a little color with some potted plants. Will see.
While I was out working in the blazing sun, my mailman happened by with a whole stack of mail for me. Before he could drop it in my mailbox, I offered to save him a few steps and take it. As he turned to go on to the next house, I offered him an ice cold bottle of water from my fridge. He seemed a bit hesitant, but looked up at the sun and then back at my sweat-drenched face and said yes. I quickly ran in and got him two bottles from the fridge. He was very thankful and went on with a smile. I smiled to myself. Just glad I was able to do something nice and unexpected. By the way, this is a temporary fellow as "my" regular mailman retired a month or so ago. He had been my mailman for at least 15 years or so. Since then there have been several different folks who have passed by. Guess we'll get a regular mail guy or gal soon. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Yep, I'll have some iced cold water just waiting for the next mailman on a hot, hot day.
We are having the last of the 2 lovely days we were given. Steam heat and its thunderstorm activity arrives again tomorrow and will last for a while. Last night I even had to pull up the blanket!
Right now it is 81 and it feels like 81! Woke up to 66! So nice with the low humidity.
Of course with every good thing comes a "pita." Today it was a water company reconstructing the sewer connections in the neighborhood. (We had gotten a notice on our doors last week that this would take place today.) So we were supposed to limit all liquids from going down the drains and not supposed to use the washer or dishwasher. I felt like a pioneer for a few hours. I threw the water I used for washing blueberries and my toothbrush out into the yard.
They arrived around 8 AM. We were told it would take about 4 hours, but I still see some of the huge trucks on the street (it's almost 2 PM) Some of the trucks left so I hope they finish soon. Happy July, everyone! N.