Wednesday, July 27, 2016


And so it begins.  For the next month I will be running with everything going on.  I just hope I can keep it up.

Monday was another beautiful day.  But hot.  Really, really hot!  Up to 99*F (37*C) and felt like 108*F (42*C).  Joe and I had to meet one of the men from Grace Bible Fellowship Church at our church.  There is a group from this fellowship who are coming to help us with some work projects around the church and parsonage.  They do this every year and we are so thankful for them.

We met Jeff around 2 p.m. right at the height of the heat.  We were standing outside and I just couldn't take it.  So I suggested we go inside the church and put the air conditioning on in the basement area.  What a good idea!  I got something cold to drink from the fridge.  I was hot!  I was so hot I thought I was going to pass out.  The guys didn't seem to mind it.  Hmm....

They went over to the parsonage to look around and I stayed in the a/c.  You can tell it was hot by what I was wearing.  I don't usually wear a tank top out of the house.  But I just didn't care.

They took so long that I finally went over.  They couldn't open either the front or back door.  Joe tried every key he had and nothing worked.  Jeff tried.  I tried.  Nothing.  It was so hot I just couldn't stay out there so I went back in.  Finally we just gave up for the day.  Joe told Jeff he would get the measurements of the rooms this week so that he would know how much paint to buy.

Finally Monday night we had a huge thunderstorm.  It was pouring!  But we really needed the rain.  And it cooled off a little for Tuesday.

Don't get me wrong, it was NOT cool.  But it went into the mid 90s instead of the high 90s.  And the humidity was better.

I took Joe to the doctor's today for a follow-up.  I did not go in with him this time because overnight I had thrown out my back.  Yes indeed.  I was in terrible pain.  I had to lay flat on my back in bed not moving until I felt my back slip into place.  Then it was sore all day but thank God it wasn't days going back.  That has happened before too.  So I sat quietly in the waiting room with my back against the back of the chair reading my book on Napoleon.  It's really interesting but taking a lot longer to read than I thought it would.

After we were finished at the doctor's office I suggested we go to lunch.  Joe was all for that so we headed to the Country Club.  We got there around 3 p.m. so they had the early bird specials.  I got a burger and fries and Joe got a broiled half chicken with veggies.  We ate lunch so late that we decided not to have dinner.  We were full.

On the way home, we stopped at the parsonage.  I had gotten an email from our Executive Director telling me where the keys to the back door were.  Sure enough, they were there and Joe was able to open the door.

We walked around looking at everything.  Since Jeff wanted measurements of the walls to know how much paint to buy, and we didn't have a tape measure with us, I paced off the rooms.  It is a nice house and much larger than ours.  Our house is tiny.  Well, I bought it tiny because it was just me!  I never thought I would get married and have someone else living here.

Joe suggested I take pictures of the rooms since Jeff couldn't get in on Monday and this way he could see what things looked like, where the windows were, the doors, etc.  He asked if I had my camera with me.  What good blogger goes around without a camera?  Of course I had my camera!  So I walked around and took pictures of everything.  I did it quickly, though, because it was really hot in the house.

One thing I thought was pretty was the closet door in the guest room.  Someone had stenciled this verse on it.

Isn't that cool?  I'm thinking about doing something like that on one of my doors.

Well, since it's after 1 a.m. now, I think I'll end.  I'm not sleepy yet, so I'll continue on cleaning the house until I get tired.  I have so much to do.  So much!

Until later...



Sunday, July 24, 2016



It's still hot here with no end in sight.  At 6 p.m. it was 93*F and felt like 96*F.  There is simply no staying outside to do anything.  I live inside these days.

I couldn't sleep again last night.  I finally dozed off around 4:00 a.m. and woke up 7:30 a.m. to go to church.  Joe was awake and said he hadn't been to sleep at all.  He started to get ready but just couldn't do it.  By the time I was ready to leave he was fast asleep.  I didn't have the heart to wake him.

There were only a few people at church today.  I know of several who stayed home because of the heat and I don't blame them one bit.  I had to open the church, though, so I showed up.  So did Sean, our guest speaker.  Even he had a shorter than usual message.

It was so hot when I got into my car to come home.  I made a little video for you.


There were a few donuts left over from Fellowship Time so I brought them home for Joe.  He said he felt some better after he ate them.  He doesn't eat the way he should.

It is just a few days now until I go on vacation to Ronks, PA in Lancaster County.  I am so looking forward to it.  I was going to say it's been awhile since I've been away, but it really hasn't.  This has been a traveling year for me.

I took a few minutes after church to go out in the yard and see how things were looking

 It is a mess.  But every time I go out to clean things up it is so hot I just can't do it.  It's supposed to cool off next week to the high 80s before going back the following week to the 90s again.  Maybe I can get a little done then.  I'm thinking I need to get out first thing in the morning when it's a little bit cooler and try to do something!

I did my nails last night in a new Julep polish I got.  It's called "Summer".  I like it a lot.  It's sort of hot and spicy like the weather lately.

You saw the silver tassel I was wearing today last week.  I wore it today with a little silver heart that Joe got for me.  Hard to see, but there's a diamond chip in the middle.  It's so pretty.  But then again everything he buys me is pretty.

So now it's time to make dinner.  Fish and chips and corn on the cob.  I make things that don't cook for a long time because it's too hot in the kitchen.  No air conditioning out there.

Until tomorrow...



Saturday, July 23, 2016


I say it's a lazy Saturday because I actually did not leave the house today.  I did do some things but not as much as I expected to.  I did take a nap though.  I sat down for a minute and the next thing I knew it was an hour later.  Ah well, I must have needed it.

I had my Almond Coco Loco yogurt for lunch.  It was even better than I remembered.  I could eat it every day for the rest of my life.  That's how much I love it.

Cleaning up I found the doll that Joe bought me awhile back.  She's a Holly Hobbie type doll.  Isn't she sweet?  Now I have to find somewhere to put her.

It is still very hot here.  This afternoon we got a high of 97*F (36*C) but felt like 109*F (43*C).  Too too hot!  My air conditioner has not stopped running in days.

This was on facebook yesterday:

I certainly appreciate him.  Thanks, Willis Carrier! 

I had a load of wash drying on the line outside this afternoon when I suddenly heard a crash of thunder and all these raindrops hitting the windows.  Oh no!  I ran outside and started taking them down.  But the bag I had to put the clean clothes in was full of water.  *sigh*  So not only did the dry clothes get wet, but so did I.  Then it started to hail and I was getting hit with little hailstones.  Ouch!  Joe took them from me and hung them up down the cellar.  The best laid plans...

For dinner tonight I had left over chicken breasts with cheese and ham wrapped around them, wax beans from the farm last week and noodles.  Everything was good.  Snowy begged and begged and so got a lot of the chicken.  It made her little cat heart happy.

Before I go I want to tell you about something I thought I'd try to start.  I'm calling it PICTURE FROM THE PAST.  When I can find one, I will post a photo from this day (or close to it) from the past.  So here is the first one.

This is Philly's Chinatown.  Obviously I was driving and I can see I was at a red light.  But I don't remember where I was going or why.  Hmm....  It was taken July 22, 2013 -- three years ago.  I'm going to have to go back in my blog and see what was going on.

So now I am going to print out the bulletins for church tomorrow and try to do a few things before I go to bed.  Have a great night everyone!