Sunday, May 20, 2018

Finally, the Rains End!



After a week of sometimes torrential downpours, the rains ended this afternoon. 

Our lawn is in a dire need of a haircut. 

Mushrooms are growing and much of our grass has gone to seed.

I am eager to resume my exercise of raking the cut grass.  Not only does this exercise make me feel good, it helps reduce that extra five to ten pounds of fat I've been lugging around my waistline all winter.

Only problem right now is that the temperature is a suffocating 87 humid degrees. Feels like a sauna out there. Tomorrow the forecast is for cooler temps.  However, I will go out after this blog post and try and get a little bit of good time exercise in today.

I could never live in Seattle or the Northwest where rain like last week is the norm. I slowly slip into lethargy and depression.  I need sun.  Lots of sun to keep my disposition happy and contented. That's why a place like Palm Springs is so attractive to me. However, I don't think I will ever permanently move there, I'm just too comfortable here at Casa Tipton-Kelly. I have too many "things" that I love and bring me comfort. Things I couldn't move to Palm Springs.  But I will visit Palm Springs, that's for sure. Especially in the Wintertime!

I'm looking forward to Pat's visit this week.  He arrives in Delaware on Wednesday. He will stay here for a few days and then we leave for Philadelphia this time next week for a week's stay in that comfortable city. 

Now to see if I can rake some grass without getting soaked in sweat. Wish me luck!

6 comments:

  1. I suggest you get some strapping youth to cut your lawn for you now. It is worth it.

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    1. A strapping 89 year old man cuts my lawn now. "Strapping youths" don't cut lawns here in southern Delaware. Only short Hispanics. I don't know what all the 'strapping youths" do around here. Most of them get out of here after graduation except for those who say and work in construction or auto repair. One thing they don't do is lawns. I've lived her eleven years and have yet to see a local youth mow anyone's lawn. They just don't do lawns or any other yard work.
      Ron

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  2. At first I thought that was Bill riding around so blithely. Then "No, it CAN'T be!"

    Weather has gone completely askew here too, and the world over, I shouldn't be surprised. I hardly dare say it for fear of sounding apocalyptic, but when it was found this last Winter gone that what was known as the 'Polar Vortex' had collapsed due to global-warming (which only imbeciles continue to deny), I dreaded that this might be conclusive proof that we are now past the point of no return. If so, if you and I won't be around to see the worst effects of what's to come, the younger generations undoubtedly will.
    And on that cheerful note......

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    1. Ray,
      I believe in global warming. My friend Larry doesn't. Other friends and neighbors, who I otherwise consider fairly intelligent, won't even consider global warming is a possibility. This ignorance continues to baffles me.
      Ron

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    2. Larry doesn't agree? That's the most disturbing and disappointing thing I've heard for some time.

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    3. Ray,
      Oh no, Larry does not agree. He thinks global warming is all a hoax. This is what I don't understand, how otherwise intelligent people believe the unbelievable. I don't even bother arguing with him about it now anyone else who has these views. It is pointless, I can never convince them. They are comfortable in their bubble of ignorance.
      Ron

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