All our meteorologists were quick to remind us that today was the first day of Summer and it is also the longest day of the year. How did you celebrate those extra minutes of sunshine today? I sure hope you savored the added minutes in your day, because it is “National Daylight Appreciation Day” … who knew?
It makes me a little sad that we now beginning that slow journey toward Winter – that just does not seem possible, and, I know I’d better get cracking on meeting my end-of-year walking goal. The disruptions at the house, and the weather these past few weeks, have truly wreaked havoc with my walking regimen. Today, I found myself running errands on a sunny and dry morning. I try to consolidate all my tasks into one outing, so I don’t lose too many walking days, I was wearing the pedometer and managed to eke out 1 and ½ miles. The store aisles sure don’t rival the surroundings at Council Point Park.
This last dozen days, I felt like I all I needed was the butcher, baker and candlestick maker to come a’knockin’ on my door to round out the list of visitors. I’ve had the insulation job, a plumbing emergency, Comcast stopping by to upgrade my modem, Flame Furnace for an A/C check and a handyman to do a myriad of things, including screening off the bathroom and bedroom blinds, so the sparrows and their kin can no longer make themselves comfy there. Even though their nest was removed after their offspring had fledged, those sparrows were already active once again, gathering new nest materials and swooping in and ducking under the lip of the blind to rebuild their nest.
As you know, in real estate, it is all about location, location, location. Well, the big meanie has stopped those wee sparrows in their tracks but I felt no pleasure in evicting them.
The weather folks are predicting a hot and rainy Summer up to Labor Day – well that’s too bad as there are concrete sidewalks to pound and trails to meander along … and, don’t forget about the hungry squirrels waiting to gobble up peanuts at the Park.
The weather folks are often wrong too.
So, as to the weather … I guess I’ll just take it one day at a time.