Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Rise and Fall

Yes.....the temps have been rising every day for the past week.  And I'm anticipating the Fall.

I can't take this hot, humid weather any more.  A few weeks ago, we had a week-long spell of 90's.  Then it broke and we had day time temps in the low to mid 70's; nights were in the mid 40's, sometimes as low as upper 30's.  Now this is my kind of weather.  I was in heaven!!  Thought for sure it was the end of summer.

Yeah.  Not quite.  So this hellish weather pattern is supposed to last until Monday, Labor Day.

We had a severe storm rip through here Monday night.  Tree limbs and leaves all over the place.  It even caused 2 medium sized trees to fall on the power lines at the top of our road.  The power went out.  Called the electric company and reported it.  No fans; no A/C.  And it's 80 degrees in the house.  We did have a good gust of wind and the temp dropped about 8 degrees.  That lasted for 1 1/2 hours.  Then it climbed again.  We played BlackJack by lantern light till nearly 11:00pm, and went to bed.

We knew the power company would not send a crew out during the heavy rain, thunder and lightening.

But at 1:00am......BH woke me to say the lights were on.  Hallelujah!!!  Our power company is Awesome!!  Truly, they are a great bunch of guys.  And get this.....we don't live in a populated suburban area.  As a matter of fact, there are only 4 houses on our road......and the 4 of us were the only ones affected by the outage. (Our town has a population of 402).  (Yes.....402).

Anywho, big doins' this weekend.  Another Yard Sale.  This one is only craft supplies.  I'm attempting to get rid of all my supplies accumulated over 20 years.  Don't do it anymore.  Now it's just spinning, knitting and eventually....get back to quilting.

So the sale will be Friday through Sunday.  It's all organized, categorized and most of it is boxed up for "bulk" sales.  I sure hope we have as good a sale as we did for our "Moving Sale" in May.

After the holiday, it'll be back to keeping the house in tact.  The dining room still needs to be scrubbed, ceiling and walls painted, curtains and shades washed.  It's the last room to be done.  Maybe then I can get back to things I really love doing.

Granddaughter called from Basic Training camp Monday night.  I was thrilled!!!  She said they were given an hour to make their phone calls.  That's an hour for the whole company.  I'm assuming someone either gave them phones or they were using pay phones, because they were not allowed to bring their cell phones to bootcamp.

Anyway, by the time it was her turn, she told me she had just 2 minutes to talk.  Everything is going well, she said.  They just had rifle training and she scored 31 out of 40.  She received the "Sharp Shooters" medal.  What a kid!!!   She said the only bad thing was that some of the girls get into fights - physical fights - every night.  And apparently, the Sargeants haven't stepped in to stop it yet.

Nothing on the house yet.  No lookers.  We did have a new furnace put in 3 weeks ago.  Can't wait to see how it works!!!  Told BH it's going to be great getting up in the morning in the dead of winter and not be able to see our breath!!  Or guess what the actual temp is in the house because the thermometer is at it's lowest reading....40 degrees.  Yeah....this is going to be great!  Won't have to use the wood stove so much (this is still a bit of a battle discussion between him and me).

So, we keep trucking along.  Fall will be here soon.  My very favorite season.  And then we'll be getting ready to hunker down for winter.....with our new propane furnace!  This might be a winter I really enjoy!


Sandra Knapp said...

As I understand it, after this muggy hot week is over, we will have maybe two cooler days, and then the temps will be going back up again, for at least another week. So you will have to hunker down now, and be prepared to ride it out.

Good luck with the house sale. I hope it all goes well for you, and that you don't have to wait forever to find the right buyer.

Sandra Knapp said...

Oh yes, I doubt I have your e-mail address, so I need to tell you here. Because of some confusion on my part, and Google, I ended up deleting my blog. No big loss, I've started a new one. You can find it at

Linda said...

Oh thank you so much, Sandie. I was worried something happened to you and I had no way of contacting you to find out what happened. So glad you are alright; I will definitely check out your new blog.