Jeez, it was hot last week up here in the woods. It’s funny (actually, it’s annoying) how quickly I’ve learned to despise air conditioning. And yes, I know it was hot in lots of places but, it’s not usually that bad up here, especially in July.
Oh well, opening this month’s electric bill will definitely add some excitement to our lives.
We had a mama bear and two cubs hanging out one afternoon a couple of weeks ago. Fun to watch but, I’d prefer they not come back.
A mama turkey and her babies are regular visitors almost every day.
And the deer still graze in the yard but, not as often.
The tourists have arrived. Traffic can be difficult and frustrating. We’re back to right hand turn errands as often as possible.
We try not to go out on Friday afternoons as everyone is arriving and it’s not fun.
We try not to go out on Sunday afternoons as that’s when everyone is heading home and it’s not fun to drive in the mess.
We don’t go out much during July and August…
We’re planning to replace our deck. It’s old and falling apart. The contractor came over to look around and stared at the deck stairs. Then quietly looked at us and said, “You’re not using these stairs, are you?” Uhh, well, we were. (Chris had also warned us a couple of months ago when he was visiting.) The contractor sent someone over to do a temporary repair until the deck is built. So that’s good! We’re thinking of using the Trex stuff – anybody have any opinions? No, ours won’t look as snazzy as the ones pictured on their website. And – the nicest part… He’s going to use some sort of beam that will not need the post that is between the two garage doors. No more worrying about someone (I won’t name any names…) taking out the post and the deck while turning in our driveway. Yippee! And yes, that kind of beam costs more but, I think it’ll be worth it.
So, onto August – really, already? And the full onslaught of the tourists. I used to be one so, I try to be patient and nice. It’s not always easy…