Hump day morning….. my Queen up early to get her work day started….. I waited 15-20 minutes and then came rolling out behind her. A quiet start to the day and soon my bride was on her way to work….. once again leaving me here to entertain myself. All the dive shops are shut down because of this stupid lock down and I’m not a big fan of shore dives where you do a lot of surface swimming…..so I have to find other things to occupy my time and keep me busy and out of trouble. As soon as I knew my bride was safely to her destination [I still don’t trust her car yet]….. I strapped on my walking shoes and away I went. With no one to get back home to, I planned on a little longer walk and had my route in mind when I took off. Still reasonably early, I was hoping it wouldn’t be so hot and stuffy….. but it didn’t take but about 10 minutes to realize – I should have left several hours earlier. Even though the wind picked up – it was still HOT and the [unusual] humidity was making breathing a challenge….. even for me. First mile under my belt – I pressed on, knowing the next mile or so was mostly up hill….. not steep, but uphill none the less. A little extra cardio as it were 😉 Mile two – and I was drenched in sweat and breathing was a challenge….. but determined to finish my planned route….. I pressed on, plus I knew the rest of my route would soon turn into a downhill route. Mile three came and went and I was happy to be on the final leg of my walk. Finally back at the house…… soaking wet, tired and feeling pretty good about myself that I made it over 4 miles…… I took almost an hour to calm down and cool off…. enjoying the shade and breeze in our back yard. I finally went in and stripped the bed, grabbed our towels and what little dirty laundry that had built up – went out and fired up the washing machine and dumped everything in…… (yes, the washing machine is outside)
Low water pressure makes laundry take a little longer than usual…… so while waiting for it to finish, I broke out the broom and the vacuum and swept the house. Living this close to a dusty drive way and the one neighbor of ours that has his friends drive him all over the place – keeps the dust really flying – especially since some of them come down the drive way like Mario Andretti. Closing the house up is not an option as we have no A/C other than our bedroom – for sleeping. But – the house got swept, finally got laundry washed, hung, dried, folded and the bed remade…… Enough for one day for the old fat boy.
My Queen finally made it home and surprised the hell out of me saying she would like pizza for dinner. So I ordered it, went and got it and have been plying my Bride with drinks since she got home. My work here is done……..
I always find this sign hilarious… every time I go to the dump…..