Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sssssssssssssst-eam Heat!

Saturday; free Hazardous Waste day; up early to make the drop off with oil changes from Dottie's car and both boys rides along with a very old bottle of flea spray that was starting to "ooze" in the heat of the garage.

Home via Lowe's to pick up some blades for my new circular saw, an extra regular, a finish one and a cement one as I have a sidewalk I need to piece in before winter.

Earlier in the week I bought replacements for my 5 foot tall stepladders; one came from my Mom's Dad and it's mate from an estate sale 30 years ago. The sidebraces on both were being held in place with vise-grips and growing scarier with each ascent. They've been replaced with 6 footers, one fiberglass (to hopefully keep me from "getting bit" when I'm playing with electricity) and the other aluminum as the 'glass one doesn't have a paint shelf. The rung heights match so I can still use Dad's painter's board between them, which is where I'm headed as soon as I finish this coffee. New facia boards and soffets (sic?) to cut and caulk so perhaps I can prime them tomorrow.

After Lowe's I hit the carwash to blow the last remnants of the roof off the bedliner in my truck as Dottie has decided that our almost 10 year old BeautyRest is sagging enough to set off the arthritis in her back and in the hip she hasn't had replaced; if she feels like it after she gets off work tonight then we'll be going to buy replacements this evening. It will be deficit spending, like so many things of late, but if she gets to sleep through the night it's worth it!

My title is a reference to it being 84F. outside with about 88% humidity as it rained last night and this morning...breathing feels like you are in a sauna that's not quite up to temperature yet. Makes me think of a local history story I should tell sometime...

I got tagged while I was on vacation; if I can get these boards up this afternoon then perhaps I will put my reply up tomorrow. I need to go through some photos as well, as I have one really nice one of Dillon to share...

Angel seems to be turning back the time clock; though she gets up a little slow every now and then, if she doesn't start acting her age I'm going to start taking her medication instead of my WalMart Glucosamine Chondroitin! She's even taking to chasing the cat off when he badgers her for the first time since her hip acted up, a sight I thought I'd never see again!

A final thought: if Dick Cheney isn't part of the Executive branch, why is Bush handing power over to him while he goes in so they can look for his brain?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

"Hill" had this video attached to a post earlier in the week, and I just now got around to listening to it; wiping away tears as I type now...huge lump in my chest...

So much talent...so much heart!



alan

8 comments:

Nikki said...

I don't visit as often as I would like.
I got a few mintutes to myself and thought I'd check in.I'm going to take the time to catch up with what has been going on in your life.

stay safe

ZBTzahBTzoo said...

And I thought I was working too hard!

It's lovely here (70's & partly cloudy, nice breeze), and we've got lakes. Let's knock off and go fishing!

ConnieJane said...

Nothing like mid-western heat and humidity....

100 % humidity and it's NOT raining. UGH

annie said...

jerry was the man... and yes, he had a big, sweet heart. ya gotta love hill, too.

dragonflyfilly said...

hi alan,
you have been "smoozed"...i will come back to read your latest post, but right now i have to go have something to eat.

cheers for now,
pj

Dr. Deb said...

It's been steamy here too. The humidity is like a dense fog!

yellowdog granny said...

44 counties in texas are declared disaster areas ...I keep hearing that old johnny cash song..'how highs the water father?...6 feet high and rising...'

yellowdog granny said...

ps...kath and hill are two of my favs..