Still Hot in Texas

The break we had from the high heat has passed. It’s windy. It’s over 100° again. But, our propane tank is filled and the Generac is online and ready in case the power goes out, so we are good to go. And here we are starting another month. Not that I miss July one bit, but quite often August is every bit as miserable as July in Texas.

I had a good day with our grand-daughter, Miss Sarah, yesterday. Finally got to take her out for her birthday shopping trip several months late. We’ve had a lot going on, as has everyone at the farm. She picked out some books by Tolkien at the bookstore as well as a couple of sketch pads, ink and pens, and a small set of oil paints at Hobby Lobby. She should have plenty to keep her busy. I also gave both girls the complete set of Cat Who books. Miss Rachel informed me yesterday, “Cats and murder! Can’t beat it!” They love a good book series as much as I do!

I spent more time on my feet yesterday than I have in a long time and it felt good to get home and prop my feet up for a bit. I made my meatloaf and put it in the fridge overnight. I put it in the crock pot about 11 am this morning and added the potatoes and carrots about 1:30.

Today Miss Sarah went with her grandad to take five month old Hava to the vet for her booster shots and to pick up the flea and tick pills for both puppies. Hava goes back in a week to see about having the wire removed from her jaw. She was very well behaved today and not very bouncy at all. She wanted to play with the other dogs in the waiting room but settled down pretty quickly.

The propane tank was filled this morning and Webb’s Electric came out to program the generator and make a repair on an underground electric line and replace a breaker for that line that goes to Brad’s shop. We are back up and running and Brad has his A/C and wall outlets working again. Webb’s guys were already in the area when he called after the propane tank had been filled. We didn’t think we’d be at this point for at least another year, but Generac got caught up on their production line and some of Webb’s customers changed their minds about getting a Generac so we got bumped to the top of the list.

I’m still experiencing sticker shock at the cost of the generator, propane tank and installation of both. Added to that we had costly repairs to the F-150 not long ago and the expense for purchasing the two puppies and getting them to the vet. We’re ready for a break now.

There is nothing that looks interesting in the way of TV viewing this evening and we couldn’t find anything we wanted to watch on streaming video. Brad is puttering around on his laptop and when I finish this post I may do a little reading and try to stay awake until bedtime. The meatloaf and veggies was great and I ate a tad too much, but it was so good. There’s plenty for another meal and there will be enough meatloaf left after that for meatloaf sandwiches.

Have a blessed Tuesday evening, ya’ll. Stay cool!

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

2 thoughts on “Still Hot in Texas

  1. I *adore* “The Cat Who …” series. I especially enjoyed hearing the audiobooks, available through my library.

    We are in for a warm one up in my area, northern Wisconsin. We haven’t had a lot of heat this year, but it has been pretty dry.


  2. I *adore* “The Cat Who …” series. I especially like listening to the audiobooks that are available through my library.

    We haven’t had a lot of heat up in my area, northern Wisconsin. It has been dry, though.


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