Terry was gone on business. but now he's back. We leave for Seattle in a few days. I keep moaning and sighing and mumbling to myself and was trying to figure out why and then realized it's been too long since I've seen my children and grandchildren. So this trip should be the cure for these signs of impending dotage.
The weather is not helping. It was OK for a long time and then it started seeming unbearable. So I decided to find some silly season stuff to cheer me up. and I hope also my fellow sufferers from extended unpleasant weather. August was the silly season in the olden days, when there was really no news, so the paper would be filled with novelty, man bites dog stories and "human interest" pieces. This sort of thing:
That's the only item I could find that was classic silly season stuff. Well, these days it's silly season all the time while we simultaneously hear about all the awful things happening everywhere and the terrible people who get most of the media attention.
To get a little exercise before the dreary drag of dealing before the humidity set in, we went for a walk right after sunrise and got these pix of our neighborhood. It's like Google street view with comments.
They could have built anything. They built this. And they want almost $800,000 for it. No concessions to tropical living here, uh uh! They just plunked it down on a piece of land right next to the highway. Classic spec house.
New neighbors' gate. They are well protected against our crime wave. Someone had a computer stolen a few years ago, and building materials left out got stolen once, so we have to be on guard. Haven't met them yet, but I presume they are not friendly. But I guess this is a high class "exclusive" thing, in a tacky sort of way.
Landscaping dilemma solved. No weeds here! It may be bleak, but it is neat and tidy.
Ivy on cement stairway. This is a nice house.
Long shadows, proof it was very early when we went out. Such shadows last only a few minutes here, because the sun rises so fast. I think Terry is imitating the mailbox.
And we have a hurricane coming at us again, which will arrive (if it hits us) just in time for us to fly to Seattle. The fun never stops.
I think I'll do something for pleasure. I know! I'll drive up to the Kaiser Pharmacy and pick up my medications and do a few other errands! That should help calm down my sighs and silliness. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!