Boys be boys

Now that was a pleasent summer evening.

My pal came over, and we sat on the front porch, watching what looked for the whole world, like a herd of Lightening bugs flashing everywhere.
But it was nice. A cool evening, sitting on the porch, talking about life, watching people go by, walking their dogs.  Good thing I couldn't find a movie to watch. This was a pleasant evening. Like we' used to spend. When I was a kid, going to music school during the summer, I would sleep on the front porch and glaze up into the butternut tree leaves. They looked for the whole world like palm tree leaves. Going to sleep listening to the cricket symphony was a treasure.  I didn't forget.
STAY SAFE WE LOVE YOU.
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Boys be boys

ah, a nice Saturday to sleep in. and I did!

This was one of those wonderful "Lets sleep in Saturdays". Felt so nice. With a meowing kitty trying his best to get me to move. But I didn't. A wonderful time we had. Then I spoiled it by telling Scooter the cat, I was going to mow the grass today. That did it. The cat got in my face and meowing me wide awake. I should have learned to shut up and keep my plans to myself.
I guess I should get with it. I and the grass isn’t getting any younger.....I also remembered we had a club meeting last night. Life has changed just about everything. Ok.
STAY SAFE DO WEAR THE MASK.
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Boys be boys

Here we are, "TGIF". and a soggy, humid one it is too.

Finally, rain we can write home about. And thunder, and lightening, and a scared cat. But, we did get rain. Nice sleeping weather too. Now, we greet Friday. A tad cooler, but nice. Nice for me to mow the lawn, TOMORROW, not today. Went grocery shopping yesterday, and got two nice, plump tomatoes. YUM. Now if only I don't forget the radishes I got. Time to start putting the "Ham of the Year" web site. Too bad Microsoft got out of the software creating business. This will take me a lot longer to do, but it should be worth it.
I also should start putting together the next issue of Grara's QRM. If it isn’t one thing.
Ok, time to get busy.
STAY SAFE WEAR THOSE MASKS. The life you save may be your own!
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Boys be boys

Happy "HUMP DAY"? "WHY?"

Man, talk about hot and sweaty!  I've been busy cleaning up my yard and wow, I had to wipe the sweat out of my eyes!  Today, I thought I would be a smarty pants, and get up at 7AM. HA HA HA. It was 77 when I got up. But I finished packed the cart and now I’m waking up to a hot, steamy, cup of coffee. After I had a nice shower. And clean cloths. YAY ME. I now wheeled all three carts out to the curb and hopefully, I can finish up my cleaning up the backyard next week when we have that "COLD" spell. (Cold spell = 80 temps).  Today is also an action day for not mowing your lawn with a power mower. YAY ME. I just knew things would go my way.
I guess the club is going to try and have a board meeting tonight on Zoom. If I had the address, I might join. It’s always fun to see what the gang is up to.
STAY SAFE PLEASE WEAR THAT MASK. We need you around.
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Familar face

What is summer, without wearing cutoffs? and popsiccles.

Wow, I just came inside after cutting and raking up dead debris. Now, this is ONE HOT DAY!  I had to come in several times, just to prevent heat stroke. No kidding!  It's that hot outside. I get cooled off with a nice hot cup of coffee and a bottle of cool, not cold, water. I made it through most of the work, but, it was just that, work. I'm getting there. Takes time, but I haven't done this for over 3 years or so. Just didn't feel up to it. I really am getting old. Ok, not old. Just really out of shape. There, now are you happy.
Now I get to wash all the sweaty clothes I had on and other odorous things. YUCK.
Enjoy the inside.
STAY SAFE DO WEAR A MASK. YOUR IMPORTANT TO US.
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Japunker

Hello "Blue Monday".

My goodness!  I haven't felt heat and humidity like this since I worked many years ago. Of course, I was working 5 feet in front of a boiler, but the effect is about the same. My pal stopped over and we had coffee together, while he ate the cookie I got for him. We talked about mounting a FM antenna, so I could get distant FM stations. Commercial, not amateur. The amateur antenna is next.  By appointment, it would seem. As for now, I'm beating the heat by having my warm, furry cat lay on my lap. Now that’s the way to stay cool????
STAY SAFE WEAR THE MASK
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BubbleG

"Thank you Macy's" For a wonderful 4th of July Fireworks display.

Now that was a nice surprise. I was surfing through the channels, and low-and-behold, I came across Macy's Fireworks display. All 2 hours of it! "THANK YOU". Now are city does put on a wonderful display, but due to the Corvud-19 virus shut down, money is kind of limited, for all of us. It was nice to see the hard hit Macy's put on such as big gala event.
For me, like Thom KI8W, I walked out on the front porch to get the Sunday paper, took 2 steps, and froze! "Did I want to get roasted?"  Ok, just do it. I walked the next 4 steps, picked up the paper and turned quickly and got back inside. Made it!
(Right into my favorite chair which was followed by a WARM, FURRY Cat, jumping onto my lap)  Cats.
Ok, time to get lazy.
STAY SAFE DO WEAR THE MASK. MORE NOW THAN BEFORE. There are a lot of disbelieving people out there.
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Boys be boys

Now thats one hot day in July!

Sweating bullets, while sitting in a chair?? Yup. The cat left my side and perched himself in the AC bedroom. The rat! But, as hard as I tried, I simply couldn't do any yard work yesterday, except put out the sprinkler. Well, either that, and watch my lawn turn into the dust bowl! Now, for the extended forecast for the rest of July: More of the same!  "Can you imagine what fall and winter will bring?” Scary thought, isn't it.
Today is the Big 4th of July. My neighbors started practicing the fireworks display last night. Or should I say, Dynamite display. My whole house shook with the noise.  What will tonight bring?
Ok,
STAY SAFE, Do WEAR THE MASK and STAY 6 Feet apart. If not for you, for the rest of us. You have our life in your hands.
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Diamond1

Now to beat this everlasting heat wave, simply "SLEEP IN". even though its "TGIF".

Yup. It’s TGIF and THE BIG 4TH of July Weekend. "Gentlemen, light your fuses!", and then, go hide with your animals. My cat is already scared, and it’s only been one night of fireworks. It's going to be a long, long weekend. We went out to breakfast yesterday morning at "New Beginnings". It was different. But saw our favorite waitress and had a pretty good time. But it was only 50% allowed and then, for about an hour.  But it was nice to see our old friends. Today, I’ll skip the hard, sweaty work, and maybe put the sprinkler on, and watch the trees grow. It's nice to see green spring up all around us.
Ok, have a nice 4th of July.
STAY SAFE, Do wear the mask and stay 6 feet apart. We're trying to save your life.
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Boys be boys

i think i'll plan on staying close to home. This virus is spreading faster than we thought.

The virus is spreading faster than they originally thought, due to idiots not being safe, or thinking about the other people around them. This is serious. Yet, I have friends who discount the serious of this virus. It's a cold like sickness, or like the flu.  Wow, I wonder how things are in "Never-Never' land!
But today is the official first day of "HOT as HECK" July and the beginning of REALLY HOT, I'm not kidding, Heat wave. (Wipes sweat off his brow)
Last night I actually put on the sprinkler for the very first time. It worked! The grass looks greener today. Let’s see, 15 days of 90 + temps. Yeah, I'll have to water the lawn again. Then watch it grow. Then mow it.  It's a vicious cycle, I tell you.
Ok, Happy July 1th.
Stay Safe practice all the CDC's guilds.
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