We went to the big city today to load up on more supplies. We never did see a thermometer so don't know how hot it was but we suspect it must have been around 120 degrees. (Okay, a slight exaggeration, but not much. When we got home a little after 6 p.m., our thermometer in the shade still read 83.7. And we're 125 miles farther north --- and usually cooler --- than the big city south of us.)
Add the high temps and the fact that the air conditioning isn't working in our Suburban and, well, I might have to take a shower tonight to deodorize. (TMI?) 'Nuf said.
But the trip was a success. As we were loading the back of the truck at the lumber yard, a very nice gentleman who must have been 10 years older than we are, stopped to ask if we needed any help. I don't think it was that we looked so incapable of doing the job but rather the magnitude of the load.
Tomorrow we will hopefully work on the floor tile in the pantry. It's such a small room that if all goes well, I'm going to go out on a limb and say we can finish it in one day. Maybe. We'll see.
Doesn't the pink on the walls bring out the pink in the floor tile just perfectly? I didn't even know there waaaas any pink in the tiles. Ooooh, what am I going to do?? I haaate pink!
I didn't have the oompf left to go out into the strawberry patch as I should have when we got home and unloaded. It was still so hot out there. (I'm sorry, Erin, I don't really know what hot is, do I?) So I will have to get those berries picked tomorrow along with processing them. If we don't have a heavy dew, I'll go out as soon in the morning as I can. Depending on how much of a harvest I get, in the name of simplicity (and the need to keep going on the construction work), I may give them away and only keep enough for our fresh eating. That will save me the time of processing them. So bring your containers and line up at the door around 10 tomorrow morning, 'kay? And if you want to stay and help lay tile, that will be fine, too.
the quotidian (10.23.17)
13 hours ago