Wednesday, September 5, 2007

a cooling trend

We're still dry as a desert, but at least it's cooled off.  And it's supposed to stay that way for awhile.

I took my first evening horseback ride in weeks, maybe even months.  With high temps in the 90's, I've been forced to ride at dawn this summer in order to beat the heat.

Not today.  There was a cloud cover and a nice breeze.  Blue and I enjoyed the evening, although I had forgotten how the traffic situation is at "rush hour".  Yes, even in the country there is a rush hour.

If the weather-guessers are right, the long hot summer is over.

Oh,  I taught Blue a new thing:  When I first got him almost four years ago, I tried to get him to approach the mailbox and allow me to reach down and collect the mail.  He freaked out then, and I hadn't bothered to try it again.

Since he's gotten so laid-back this year, I gave it another try.  Oh, he protested for awhile.  But finally he realized it wasn't worth the effort and let me get my mail.

The grandson applied for a new and better-paying job today.  I hope he gets it.  I'm proud of him for trying to better himself.

Cliff and I are still considering motorcycle options.

Oh, and I finally bought a 300 GB external hard drive for a hundred bucks and copied all my beloved pictures, documents and music onto it.  Next time I have a computer crash, I won't be crying (except for the $$$ it costs to buy a new computer).

Life is good.

11 comments:

lmitc89854 said...

But it is so humid!  It is so sticky out!  Glad you got the external drive, nothing is more important than those pictures on the computer!

pixiedustnme said...

I SOOO need to buy an external drive for my pictures.  My brother bought one recently for all his music so now whenever I want his music collection I can just snatch the whole drive - LOL.  And I'm proud that you have them all transfered already.  Knowing me I'd buy the drive and it'll sit there forever waiting for the transfer to take place magically!

helmswondermom said...

This was a very contented entry!  I'm glad it's cooled down for you a little.  Hope you get some rain soon.
Lori

exptmircle said...

I need to get an external hard drive too.  Thanks for reminding me about it.  So far I have been lucky and not lost anything but the computers.  I have always been able to download my pictures to CDs when I thought the computer was on it's last leg.
It sounds so wonderful to ride you horse at dusk.  
Our weather here in So. Calif. has been miserable too.  Hot hot hot but I think I heard those who think they know weather make a statement about Heatwave being over.  I sure hope so.
Stay cool.
Linda

deshelestraci said...

It's finally humid here for the first time in months.  May even rain.  I'm not holding my breath though!  Nice to have the temps reduce!
Traci

marainey1 said...

It's still hot in our part of the country, but we have had rain so everything is green and very humid here.  This weekend our cool down is supposed to come...
Life is good. 'On Ya' - ma

suzypwr said...

I need an external hard drive too - it's on my list of things to get.

Next, teach Blue to open the mail box, then to get the mail for you,LMAO!

xoxo

csandhollow said...

What kind of hard drive? and where?
We are extremely dry here also.

mutualaide said...

Life IS good!

fowfies said...

Send some cool weather our way...we are still in the 90s here.

luvmort said...

Since I know next to nothing about horses, except that people ride them, they neigh and whinny and their poop is usually on the streets of Philadelphia when the horse drawn carriages are around so, I am a bit perplexed as to why a horse would get antsy about a mailbox.