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