Even though the nights were cold (20's - 30's) our days were warm to hot. It was clear and sunny all week, with the highs being 80's - 90's, 76 yesterday. Our hottest day was 95, which was more than 60 degrees difference between the night and day temperatures.
I don't know how warm it will be next week, but except for Monday, with a slight chance of rain, it should be clear and sunny. The forecast has said 60's for the highs, all week, but it definitely wasn't! Up north a ways it was, where Ds was working, but not here.
The tree service arrived on Thursday, as scheduled, though early again. That was okay, as we kind of thought that would happen. I'm posting a separate update on that.
I have named the stuffed white rabbit Peter (Thank you, Momo!), but don't get too excited, I have a 2nd one to ask about next weekend! lol!
The pipe-sized ditches that the frogs bathe in are drying up fast with this heat, and no rain. I was getting used to them singing right out of my door and window around 7 P.M.
We had talked about a permenent little water feature, so that they would have a place all through the summer, as well, since there's no water up here like the creek at the other house. So, we are working on it. If we succeed with this water, then we'll know that we can make a permanent little place for the frogs later in the year.
I did get, prep, and cook the vegetables that came in, for the 2nd time...broccoli, collards, and celery, and I'm 100% sold on the pre-cooking, then freezing, method.
By sauteeing them before freezing, I have exactly what I would if they were fresh. I'm fact, I made a fried rice side dish a couple of nights ago, and all that I needed to do was, take a small pack of each vegetable that I wanted out of the freezer, except for onion - which went in fresh to cook first, added rice and flavorings, and voila! That's really nice when it gets late, we don't have the desire to start a meal from scratch, etc.
No, wait, I did add one more fresh ingredient...fresh ginger.
I found some of the tap-style lights that Paten and I discuss now and then. They have batteries, and you literally tap them to turn them on. They are often used in closets, hallways, etc. You probably remember the commercials. Anyway, they were beyond reasonable, and we have to use flashlights for anywhere but the living room, and sometimes kitchen, once the sun sets.
I have 5, so I plan to put one in the hallway, restroom, office - where we let things percolate when they come in, and Ds puts his equipment, and the laundry room...which is where tools go at the moment, and where the back door is. I'll probably use the last one by me.
Hopefully, those Command Strip no-nail holders will work to keep them in place. I want to put my appt. wall calendar up with them, too. Has anyone ever tried the Command Strips? The commercials for them show people hanging things on the wall, then changing their minds, and removing them. The narrator says: Do. No Harm. Because, supposedly, they don't harm the wall.
A very strange thing happened today. Dh said that turkey vultures were flying pretty low. We opened the front door, and you could see them sweeping past. By the time I got my camera, they were no longer flying there.
I don't know what they thought was for them, but they left. It was an amazing sight. They are very large birds, and were below roofline level because of the little hill below us.
And, speaking of birds, I'm hoping that the hummingbirds take to being up here. I ordered some sugar the other day, as I will make their food. I have a feeder, so will be set, as soon as they show up.
Well, that's the news from this neck of the woods! How was your week?
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