Monday, June 30, 2008

Warm Again But Not As Warm As Yesterday

It's in the high 80's here today, with a really nice breeze.  Last night it got overcast and the wind picked up, so I went out and mowed the front lawn a little after 8pm.  By 10pm the house had cooled off to a comfortable level.  There was a magnificent "light show" to the east of here between about 9pm & 10pm.  The thunder storms they predicted were a reality.  Fortunately it was near the Cascades, so wasn't close to here.  They are saying there may be another thunder storm tonight in the same area.  It wouldn't hurt my feelings if we got a good rain fall overnight.  By Wednesday, I'll have to start my sprinkler in the back yard because the inconsiderate people who live on the other side of the fence from me, let their kids shoot fireworks over into my back yard.  And when it's dry like this, I worry about fire.

I took my P.C. into the shop today.  If it's what I think it is, it will cost $65 to fix.  Either way they will call me & let me know the damage before they complete the work.   I'm just glad I have the laptop.  They said they are attempting to get everything that was brought in thru today, fixed by Thursday afternoon because they will be closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

I delivered a couple Avon order's while I was out today, went to the hospital pharmacy & picked up a prescription.  Usually I have them mailed to me but decided to make a trip there so I could have a chance to visit with some of my former co-workers at the family practice clinic near the pharmacy. I also stopped at the newspaper office and picked up the tickets I won for the 4th of July evening boat ride.  After reading over the information that came with the tickets....I'm not sure we'll be able to use them.  The boat departs from a totally different area from where we'll be planted along our city's waterfront.  And unless they have a shuttle running between the two places, the tickets will do us no good.  Tuesday, I will call around and see if there is a shuttle.   Also...there are raindrops on Friday's TV weather forecast.  So it's all up in the air at this point.

Starting tomorrow, July 1st there are some changes here in Washington state .  The toll on the newest Narrow's Bridge goes up by $1.00.  The bridge hasn't even been open a year yet and already they are raising the toll.  Also, the new law regarding cell phone use while driving goes into effect.  They won't stop you if your using your phone while driving, but if they observe you breaking another law or if you get into an accident, you'll get an additional $110 ticket.  And I can't find my Bluetooth thingy.  I may have to buy another one.  Although, I rarely talk on my cell phone while driving.  And another bad thing that happens tomorrow is that our gas tax goes up.  I can't remember the exact amount (I think a couple cents a gallon)  but I believe we have one of the highest gas tax rates in the U.S.  All for roads.....but yet some of the secondary roads have pot holes that a PT Cruiser would get lost in.  (Ok they're not that bad but almost....) I got $20 worth of gas today at a Valero station, regular unleaded at that station was $4.319.  I've seen it at other stations for up to $4.70.

Bob and I watched an interesting movie last night.  It was "Jack and the Beanstalk; The Real Story."  It starred Matthew Modine and was quite good actually.  So I was thinking today about some of the other stories we grew up with and what the "Real Story" movies would be like.  Consider "The Old Woman That Lived in a Shoe; The Real Story"  and "Jack & Jill Went Up The Hill; The Real Story"  and the list goes on.....(I bet Jimmy or DB could come up with some real good versions of these two childhood fairy tales.)

If you haven't already, please stop by and leave your condolences with my dear journal friend Barbara (Confessions of an Angel Waitress)...she lost her mother over the weekend.  Barbara has always been so supportive of others in JLand & now is the time for us to shower her and her family with our loving support,   God Bless you Barbara, know that we are standing with you at this time.

Well that's all for now folks....I have no more news to report at this time.   Until next time.........Linda

 

 

 

12 comments:

swmpgrly said...

good luck with the pc

carouselqueen70 said...

I am glad that it cooled down for you some. I know what you mean about fireworks in your lawn. I dont have t hat problem anymore but when i lived in the trailor park it was all the time during July. I hope you get to go on your boat ride. It really sounds like alot of fun. ..hugs, Christine

justplainbill said...

Linda, great post tonight, I enjoyed it. Could not help thinking how you ever had time to work since you are so busy since your retirement. ain't it wonderful.
I played golf today in 90 degrees with high humidity, got sunburned a little and am exhusted. Cooled off tonight and I will probably not get up tomorrow until ten or so. What a tough life I have.  Have a good week, remember I told you every night is Friday and every day is a Saturday. Bill

justplainbill said...

Linda, great post tonight, I enjoyed it. Could not help thinking how you ever had time to work since you are so busy since your retirement. ain't it wonderful.
I played golf today in 90 degrees with high humidity, got sunburned a little and am exhusted. Cooled off tonight and I will probably not get up tomorrow until ten or so. What a tough life I have.  Have a good week, remember I told you every night is Friday and every day is a Saturday. Bill

jjdolfin9 said...

Looking forward to our little 'block party' here in my apartment cul-de-sac on Friday.  Hope the weather cooperates.  We have so much fun at these pot luck and cookout affairs.  Hope you are able to use your tickets.
Hugs, Joyce

beckerb6 said...

We had a pretty decent light show here last night as well. The wind is up again tonight but it isn't any cooler here.
I hope you get your computer back. I was about ready to toss mine out the window fri. It kept turning its self off and then back on. It is working ok now but not sure what changed for sure. I hope you have a wonderful 4th.
Barbara

lv2trnscrb said...

caught up on all your entries, Linda; congrats for winning those cruise tickets for the fireworks!! hope you find a way to use them; I bet that would be fun, but the plan with Bob is also a good one too!

sorry about computer problems; we love them when they work and fret when they are sick

I did add a comment to Barbara's journal; so sad she lost her mom and dad so close together

California has a similar law going into effect tomorrow with cell phones, but they will fine if you are driving and talking on the phone; I'm not buying a Bluetooth; I'm rarely driving and on the phone; will pull over or let voice mail get it

sorry it was hot up there! and think less than a month ago how cold it was!

betty

kamdghwmw said...

It has been very hot here. Today it was 120! I am getting sick of all this heat. I had no idea that you sold avon! I need a bright red lip gloss.

I need bright red so that when Rusty and I go down to the vfw and I kiss all the dirty old men.... well so I can leave my lips on them! LOL
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

mariealicejoan said...

Have you ever read the adult versions of Fairy tales Linda?  They are quite good and I have enjoyed reading many of them.  BY adult I don't mean explicit I mean written for adults not children.  I bet you would enjoy them!  They are written by a variety of authors.  I love to watch a good thunder storm from the safety of my home, but am a bit scared when it is right overhead!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

jlocorriere05 said...

I hope you find a shuttle to get you to the boat Linda! It's illegal over here to use cell phones while driving. We pay three times as much as you for our gas, it costs around $12 a gallon here! Jeannette xx  

wwfbison said...

How unfortunate you may not be using your tickets, I hope you can find a shuttle.  I don't disagree with the cell phone while driving law, I have seen some really stupid things done by people yakking away and not paying any attention to what they are doing.  I find it hard to believe so many people have such pressing business to attend to anyway.  Glad to hear it is cooler for you, it was a very pleasant day here as well, dry as a bone but pleasant.
Lisa

fasttrack58 said...

Starting July 1st here you can only use a hands free device to talk while driving... I thought it was none at all... so I don't see how it is much different, they'll still be talking and not paying attention...
I'm so sad for Barbara...
Have a good weekend!
Linda :)