I left the house at 5 AM on horseback and took several pictures during my ride. My daughter said the picture I posted yesterday took forever to load... I made this one smaller, maybe that will help.
It's hot, getting up in the 90's every day. We are the only people I know without air conditioning, and it's my own fault. I hate being shut in all year long... there's no choice in the wintertime, but I do feel I have an option in summer. As I get older, I find my resolve to keep the house open to the outdoors gets weaker. We even tried out a big window unit last summer, and ended up getting in a quarrel about it: some of our storm windows are old, and hard to open and close. And when it got down in the 70's for a high, I wanted to be able to turn off the air and open windows. With the worn-out storm windows, this wasn't feasable. Finally Cliff, tired of my whining, took the unit out. Hopefully in a couple of years we'll get replacement windows that will be easy to open and close, and then have central air put in. Meanwhile, my brother-in-law loaned us a small window unit that we're using in the bedroom, and I love it! I headed for bed early last night with my George Jones biography in hand, heaped up pillows to lean against, and enjoyed the cool comfort.
A year or so ago, our then-17-year-old grandson needed a car, and talked Cliff into signing for a loan for him; he couldn't do it as a co-signer because he wasn't yet 18. I didn't like the idea, but Cliff didn't consult me on the matter. And I must say, Arick has done well with the payments... so far. However, he's now out of a job, and I imagine this month's payment will be ours to make. I do hope I'm wrong.