Summer Is Here

Let’s Talk Weather

You know it’s summer here on the Texas Coast when you step outside before sunup and the humidity settles around your shoulders like a heavy damp cloak.

At daybreak the mercury has been hovering in the mid-seventies on the thermometer for most of the past few weeks. That makes it early summer and not the dog days we will see a month or so down the calendar. When we reach those days we won’t see the seventies unless it’s raining here…And not all rain storms will bring the temperatures down this low.

At this time of the year, with the temperatures rising, my thoughts start turning to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whenever it starts to become uncomfortable to have a cup of coffee as I muse over the mornings direction out on the porch, my mind takes me back to those summer vacations with my family on the North Carolina mountains. It’s a dream I still hold dear…

Spending My Days

This week has flown by…I’ve spent hours working on rebuilding my photoblog at GaryBoydPhotography.com. I have also been working on testing the new WordPress 3.0 Beta nightly roll outs. So far I am liking what I am seeing. If you would like to read more about my thoughts you can check them out at gary-boyd.com where I will be posting what I learn.

Another great time suck in my days comes in anytime I get an email with questions about my genealogy. It seems that whenever I start trying to answer those questions I end up spending at least an hour our two researching my answer…Which usually leads to another hour or so fleshing out the sources on a family…or two, or adding another layer to a distant cousins ancestors.

Weekend

Last week I had to send the Deere to the shop. As we move into week three here without mowing and with last weekends rains having given the grass a boost in growing power, I have yet to hear when I will see my mower. Now this time of the year I generally cut mower and tractor repair shops a bit of slack, I know they are very busy. But…you knew there would be a but…when they promise to check on the status and call you right back…before noon…you expect to get a call that day. Don’t you?  At least they are not predicting any rain this weekend…

I hope your weekend is restful…



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