Thursday, July 05, 2007
So how was your 4th of July?
We woke up to a rather warm house. I checked the thermostat and it read 80 degrees. Not a good sign for 6 in the morning. Outside, the air conditioning unit was humming too loudly. We switched off the AC. So, my philosophy on being hot is this: I can stand to be hot if I'm outdoors working. It's supposed to be hot outdoors, and I'm getting something done and keeping busy. So I worked outside all day. I sanded the picnic table on which Jay just replaced the wood, then painted it Midnight Clover. (green) I had more to paint, but that was enough. I weeded and watered.
Jay tolerates the heat better than I do. We had evening plans for dinner and a birthday party, so we ran in and showered. Jay pulled the car out of the garage and had the air on as I got dressed. LOL Yes, I AM a wimp in the heat! We drove to LeighAnn's a nice ride out of town. Note the typical Nebraska scenery above. I took it through the window, I wasn't about to roll it down and let any precious cool air escape!
LeighAnn had prepared Mexican cuisine. Yummy! I took two cheesecakes I'd make earlier in the week and frozen. Erin loves cheesecake. So this weekend, she will officially turn eighteen. That's 18. She'll be a senior in the fall.
I finally got to see Guitar Hero, and I refused to play. I know I'm not that coordinated! I got a little motion sick from the conveyor belt notes that scroll down the screen. (It was the heat I suffered all day - that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
We came home at dark -- I can't stand to watch my own kids light off fireworks -- and watched the neighborhood displays that get better every year. I think our neighbors are competing with their fireworks displays, and one of them actually coordinates with colors and rhythm like a professional. They gather quite a crowd of cars on their circle, but we only have to sit at the end of our driveway.
So today at 7:45AM the heating and cooling people answered their phones. Dare I hope they could squeeze us in? The nice heaven-sent man was here at 10:15 and restored cool air! YES! Now I can function again. Tonight I will sleep like a baby. A cool baby.