Like most of the world, it seems, we have had very hot and humid weather with way too much rain at times, and not enough at others. Our outside well went dry. It is what we use to water the grass. More importantly we use it to refresh the water in our fish pond. For some reason, a hose from our house city water just does not flood the pond out the same way the well does. I'm fighting a chemical battle that just is not doing the trick, probably due to the continual heat. The fish are thriving even in the green water.
Our home is cooled nicely by a couple of window air conditioners. One is in my sewing room. Without it, it just gets too hot to use the room for very long, even though there is a ceiling fan in it. Since my room has no outside window, the air conditioner is built into the wall. Since Terry is not able to lift even the small unit in and out of the space, my grandson did the task. For me that involved moving a few things out of the way. Not such a big deal, but if you know me, you know that one thing leads to another and suddenly I had the whole room cluttered up while I organized that side of the room. I found several things to donate and more to move to another area of the house to store them. Clearing the created clutter is a major task. Today I'll work at clearing off my sewing table. I'm contemplating moving my favorite Viking machine to the dining room table so I won't be leaving Terry alone while I sew. Now I try to catch time while he naps and that is not working too well. I hate to leave him alone on days that he is not feeling well and vegges out in his recliner.
While all this craziness is going on, I have been working on my patched jacket. I'd like to wear it this fall. It makes nice slow stitching.
Nic (6 year old great grandson) has also had once a week sleep overs with us. He is a lot of fun, but totally disrupts any sewing! His mom and dad (Corey and Alyssa) will be taking an extended vacation in a week. We probably won't see the three of them for months while they travel west to find a new homestead and then to Florida to see her parents (Corey has not met them yet) then back home to pick up items they have in storage. Luckily they have a friend that will rent their home here. Their baby is due in January. That seems like tomorrow with all they have planned for the next few months! It will be a very difficult time for us when they move.
Grateful: Just every single thing. And my Crows who are still visiting and bring their babies.