not yet gone outside this morning…it is some cooler but still sticky humid…..ended up spending a good part of yesterday scheduling tests for my balance….did not awaken this morning until 7:15…..I think I am learning how to do this retirement thing….poured out another tenth of an inch from overnight….then while i wass feeding the mule it started to rain again and has been raining for over two hours now…scattered passing shower my big old butt….looks like an all day rain to me…stuck in here doing laundry and other domestic chores….was thinking about going to one of the parks and taking a walk….but not in the rain….been too hot the last three or four days….temp is finally tolerable and it is steady raining….at least it is good for the pastures….but I will have to start mowing lawn again when it stops raining….have not finished from last week yet….rained for several hours and we had another three tenths….then Luke came and filled tims nitrogen tank….sun came out so after lunch I went to Poor Farm Park to walk…got a little more than a half mile from the car and it started to rain again….made it back to a pavillion and had to wait out a 15 minute rain delay…after it stopped I thought it was not done rainingso figuring that while I was close I went to walmart for some milk and hot dogs for APACHE….while I was in there another storm rolled thru and rain on the walmart roof was deafening..I had to wait at the door for the rain to slack up enough to get to my automobile……home now and it won’t rain again until I stick my nose out the door again…
BEEN ANOTHER WARM DAY…..WAS RAINING AGAIN WHEN I WOKE UP BUT SOON STOPPED…..MOVED A BRANCH OFF THE ELECTRIC FENCE IN THE BACK YARD AND STILL DID NOT HAVE ANY FENCE….GOT MY METER AND STARTED WORKING…FOUND A DEAD PINE ON THE FENCE…..GOT THE BIG SAW STARTED AND FREED THE FENCE…..THEN REPAIRED THE CORNER OF THE FENCE…..STILLL HAVE SOME SERIOUS SHORTS BUT HAVE ENOUGH FENCE TO KEEP THE CRITTEERS IN…WENT TO MONTPELIER AND GOT SOME BARLEY SEED AND BUSH HOGGED AND BROADCAST FRONT PADDOCK 7…..OPENED FRONT 8 FOR THE STOCK….TAKING AN OPPOERTUNITY RIGHT NOW TO COOL OF IN FRONT OF A FAN….
BRIGHT AND SUNNY THIS MORNING…WEATHER TERRORIST ARE PREDICTING ANOTHER DAY OF SUN INDUCED DEATH…HOT AT THE END OF JULY…..WHO WOULD HAVE SUSPECTED IT….ME…I AM SPENDING THE MORNING DOING DOMESTIC CHORES AND ALTERNATELY SITTING IN FRONT OF THE FAN….LATER i WILL START CUTTING GRASS AGAIN….STILL TOO WET THIS MORNING…..DECIDED TO GO TO THE RED HORSE TRAINING CTR MONTHLY BARN SOCIAL SO THAT TRUMPED CUTTING GRASS….ENJOYABLE LOW KEY AFFAIR AND A GOOD POT LUCK MEAL THAT i DID NOT HAVE TO COOK
WELL SOMEHOW THIS THING HAS DECIDED I AM NOT SUPPPSED TO ENTER ANYTHING TODAY….TWICE NOW I HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT ENTRIES ABOUT TODAY AND IT HAS DELETED THEM……i CUT GRASS MOST OF THE MORNING AND GOT ALL OF THE RIDING MOWER AREAS DONE…..WAS ABOUT TO START TRIMMING WITH HOP SING WHEN i HEARD THUNDER…..THEN IT STARTED RAINING AND SUDDENLY IT WAS POURING….i GOT STUCK IN THE TRAILER AND WAITED OUT THE DOWN POUR THERE….DURIGN A BREAK i CAME TO THE HOUSE AND IT IS POURING AGAIN OUTSIDE….MY TWO RAIN GAUGES BOTH HAD NEARLY A HALF INCH IN THEM FROM THE FIRST SHOWER……I POURED THEM OUT AND WOULD BE WILLING TO BET THAT THEY HAVE NEARLY THAT MUCH AGAIN NOW….WAS GOING TO TRY TO RIDE AT LAKE ANNA TOMORROW BUT NOT SURE i CAN GET TO THE TRAILER TO HOOK IT UP NOW….DID BUSH HOG AND BROADCAST FRONT 7 AND LET THE STOCK INTO FRONT 8
TODAY HAS BEEN SPENT IN THE LAKE ANNA OFFICE OF DR CONDI…..WE RODE ABOUT SIX OR SIX AND A HALF MILES, MOSTLY ON THE LAKE SIDE AND WE DID ALSO DO THE SHORT LOOP ON THE NORTH SIDE….EXCELLENT TIME AND BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND LITTLE OR NO BUGS AND GOOD COMPANY…THIS THERAPHY SESSION CERTAINLY DID ME A WORLD OF GOOD…..i ALMOST FEEL HUMAN AGAIN…..DR CONDI IS AN EXCELLENT THERAPIST. THE PARK WAS PRETTY BUSY TODAY….LOTS OF WATER CRAFT…LOTS OF TRAFFIC LAKE BOUND….ONLY SAW ABOUT TWO HIKERS AND WHEN WE STARTED OUR RIDE THERE WAS ONLY A COUPLE OF HORSE TRAILERS IN THE LOT BUT WHEN WE CAME BACK THERE WERE QUITE A FEW..WE DID SEE A COUPLE OF OTHER RIDERS HEADING OUT WHEN WE WERE HEADING IN. TRAILS WERE SLICK WITH QUITE A FEW BLOCKAGES OF DOWNED TREES BUT WE FOUND WORK AROUNDS FOR ALL OF THEM….ALL IN ALL A WELL SPENT DAY….i GOT BACK IN THE HOUSE AT 2:11 IN THE AFTERNOON….SO ENTHUSIASTIC THAT i LEFT THE TRAILER HOOKED UP…