Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Will August EVER End

The best thing about August is it is our wedding anniversary month.  We have been married 47 years.  Terry always says he raised me, and I guess he is right because I was only 19 when we got married.  For me, it was new found freedom.  We have been very happily married.

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.

20 comments:

Jeanna said...

Happy Anniversary month :)

August does seem to last forever! Hope you finish your jacket, I look forward to seeing it.

Safe travels to Corey and his family.

Roberta Warshaw said...

Congratulations on 47 years. That is nothing to sneeze at. Sorry that your grandson is moving far away. Especially since you don't fly. I am flying back east tomorrow to see my ailing mom for a few days. be well....

Momma Bear said...

It has been hot here too, *84* (OMG!) If I use a fan at night to pull cool air in during the night which has been at least 15-20* cooler, then close all the windows by 10am, I can manage to keep it 5-10 degrees cooler in the house. what has been killing us are the fires in vancouver canada, bc, oregon and our own in the mountains, every time the wind changes we eat a new flavor of smoke, there is ash fall over everything and the sky is yellow. Yech!

jenclair said...

Congrats, Carol! Our 47th will be in October. Isn't it strange to think that most of your life has been part of a two-some? It seems like forever and almost no time at all. :) I want cooler weather, too! Probably this is a summer that everyone wishes would end.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congrats on your 47th!!!!

August is pretty brutal that's for sure. I have one window unit that cools this little cottage just fine.

I am thankful for everything also.

FlowerLady

Robbie said...

Well, happy anniversary!!! I always hate to see August go because that means fall then winter!!! I love fall but I am never ready to head south for the winter...until the freezing weather and heavy snow come along. I do love football so happy that's started!!!! HA Hope your well can recapture the water!

Salty Pumpkin Art said...

Happy Anniversary!

Cathy said...

Oh my, so much going on! Here’s hoping your rains will help fill up the water tables and outdoor well. We had a huge rain and thunderstorm this evening, which was truly refreshing. Pace yourself with all the “to-do’s”..... xo

Debra said...

We both have been organizing. I seem to do it when I can't paint. But that works out well, after I have stuff in its new home, I feel like there's a clean slate and I can start to create. I can't wait to see your jacket!

allthingzsewn said...

Morning, this has seemed to be a tough year for a lot of people. I'm going to start my New Year today. Renewing my mind and attitude. Praying you and Terry to have a great day. Oh, and for the well to refill too. Is it spring fed?

Barbara said...

Doesn’t feel like it will end here! Keep on creating, it will help us all get through.

Jan said...

We could use some of that rain here in the NW. Smoke filled days are making me have head aches. But still enjoying my summer. This new kitten is keeping things lively here. I look forward to seeing your jacket finished.

Linda in Calif. said...

I think taking your machine to be with Terry while you sew is an excellent idea. I did that when my late husband was not feeling well. He was always happy to see what my latest block and to cheer me on. I'm sorry that your little loves will be moving away. Happy 47 years! Such a wonderful thing to be married for so long.

Pamela said...

Congratulations! How wonderful to be married 47 years.

Susan said...

I'm glad you've had all these days with Nic, since it will be a while before you go visit, wherever they wind up. Will they stay there for the baby's birth, and then go west? I hope you have opportunities to see them a couple times a year, at least. Children grow up so fast. Sewing at the dining table seems like a great plan to me. Gives you more time to clear up the clutter in the sewing room. =)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The weather certainly has been unpredictable - we've had lots of heat & humidity with very little rain. The last week or so the rain has returned a little so that helps and the past couple of days the humidity level has decreased which makes it quite comfortable. Feel so sorry for those who live in areas where the fires are so plentiful - and for those who are suffering from either too much rain or not enough. Seems to be feast or famine.

Jan said...

It isn't humid here but it has been fairly hot and far too dry. Makes me nervous, living in the forest as I do. Happy Anniversary! Better start making special plans for your 50th. My neighbor was here yesterday and we spent a half hour talking about our crow encounters, he is a crow lover too. I think I already wrote you a comment once, I'm never sure if you get them let alone if I already wrote one.

Kit said...

Congrats on 47 years! I am now at 40, and hope we make it to 50. :) August has cooled down for us, for which I am grateful. It was pretty hot there for awhile. And I just do not do heat. The nights are lovely, we cool down to about 46 now. I spent the morning pruning my boxwood and it was lovely. You have a great weekend! Kit

Timaree said...

Happy belated Anniversary! We celebrate our 46th next month so we are pretty close in years married to the one and only spouse! I was 18 when we got married.

Hope cool weather hits soon so you can enjoy the outdoors and the indoors better too! Will your well come back with some good rain? It’s kind of nice having that extra source just in case!

FlashinScissors said...

Sorry to be late commenting!
Happy Belated Anniversary!
August was way too hot here too (UK), so much so we had to clear our pond out and add more water. Everything seems to be settling into Autumn now, still warm for the time of year, but with that definite chill in the air.
Hope you are progressing well with your patchwork jacket.
Nice to hear your crows are still visiting, and with their babies. Our crows (a family of 5) seem to have disappeared, not sure why! I think it may have something to do with the overpopulation and massive amount of new builds hereabouts.
Hugs,
Barbara x