Yesterday the heat wave continued and I ran the air conditioner with the generator - at least until it turned itself off! It did so because the gas tank level fell below the level to run the generator. Thank goodness, I knew why it had stopped working so I didn't have to get stressed about that this time! However, it was 104 degrees F. (that's 400 C) inside the rig! I turned the fan on and opened all the windows so the cats wouldn't die; while Lacy and I headed into Bob and Judy's house for a few hours 'til the sun went down.
This morning I got up early, stowed stuff and took the awning down so I could drive the rig to gas it up. We're back 'home' and the air conditioner is on - it's supposed to be a little cooler today and tomorrow .... you know, like only 90 or so!
Yesterday, Judy and I went over to my house and lined shelves, vacuumed, scoured bathrooms, cleaned the refrigerator / freezer in the kitchen and the freezer in the garage - I had called two cleaning services multiple times, left messages and got NO response. The renters (Judy's daughter and fiancé) wanted to start moving in; so [thank God for Judy] we got it in an acceptable semblance of order. My gardener, who does the back yard maintenance, went there this morning and gave the whole back and side yards a thorough spiffing up. So, I think the Jennifer and Jason are satisfied that it's clean and neat. As I've mentioned, I retired the Summer of 2011 and have essentially been gone ever since; so things like taking the garage apart and cleaning had to be done. Well, it's done now.
Since I've been home today I've started weeding out more stuff I stowed in here; my adventure-loving- not-hoarding mentality is kicking in and material stuff is lots less important. So, I guess I'm going to make more donations to Goodwill Industries - ahhh but it feels good to lighten up.
As I was returning to my Smart Car after lunch with Kerry on Thursday, I heard a little "chirp-chirp," looked up and saw this little guy right over the sidewalk. He just sat there on the rim of the hanging planter chirping away. I had my camera in hand and was able to snap these shots. I'm not, in any way, knowledgeable about many bird species and I haven't looked this guy up; so if anybody knows what he is, please let me know.
I have purchased a "Birds of North America;" I need to start studying. Hope everybody has a wonderful last weekend in July 2013 - boy how time flies!