It’s 6:30 in the morning, and here I sit, unable to sleep any longer! When I used to work, I dreamed of the days when I’d no longer have to get up early. It never occurred to me that I would still be getting up early because I wouldn’t be able to sleep! Oh the joys of growing old… Since I’m awake, I think I’ll take this opportunity to join in a little Friday Fun with Unknown Mami and the gang!
This week, Ed and I have worked diligently on getting ‘things’ back to normal around the house. We’ve raked up tree roots, limbs, pine straw, and stump shavings. We’ve filled in holes and ruts left by falling trees and heavy machinery. We’ve worked to re-level the areas where grass used to be, and Ed even planted some grass seed. A lot of work remains to be done, but slowly, but surely, we’re getting there. In six months, we’ll probably still be trying to ‘get there’!
It continues to rain here almost every day! Just about the time I think we’re going to dry out, it rains again! Some days it rains a lot, other days it rains a little. We’ve just about given up any hope of planting a fall garden. I have a few cabbage and lettuce plants growing on the front porch. If I don’t get to plant them in the garden, I’ll just transplant them to larger pots. It’s been so wet, we haven’t even been able to mow down the rest of the summer garden yet!
Whenever it rains on a regular basis, our grass grows like crazy! Although we don’t have a lot of grass left in our yard, at the moment, we still have plenty of grass to mow in other areas. Wouldn’t you know, our riding lawn mower picked this year to go on the blink? Usually, Ed can fix most things mechanical, but, so far, he’s failed to get the lawn mower running. At the moment, we’re left with only a very old push mower and a new weed eater. I guess we know what Ed will be doing this weekend!
Public school started back here on Thursday. What a short summer it turned out to be! Neither of our grandchildren are attending public school this year, so the start date didn’t affect our family. One grandchild is attending a Pre-K program that doesn’t begin until later, while the other is being home schooled for First Grade. Neither grandchild will have to worry about going to school for another whole month. Lucky them, because it’s just too hot to ride on non-air conditioned buses right now!
I’m just a little bit aggravated with Dish Network! As of midnight, on August 1, we no longer get our local CBS channel. Something broke down with negotiations and the two were not able to reach an agreement for the coming year. So right in the middle of this season’s “Big Brother”, we’ve lost the channel it comes on, and right in the middle of the new series “Under the Dome”, I can’t see what’s going to happen next! Ed called Dish to complain, and was told they’re still negotiating. In the meantime, they gave us a small credit to our bill for the inconvenience. I ordered a television antenna yesterday. Until the antenna comes or negotiations get settled, I guess I’m stuck watching the CBS episodes on the laptop 😦
Two of our grown children, who are also our neighbors, and their families, are headed off to the beach this weekend. Both are going to a large water park on Jeckyl Island. I’m really feeling the need for a beach trip of my own, but not the water park! I’m hoping to go somewhere soon, ’cause this old gal sure could use some rest and relaxation instead of work and worry! On that note, I’m going to end this post!