Sunday, June 8, 2008

Heat Wave

Good grief, it's way too hot for the first week of June! The past couple days have been 100+, and it's supposed to continue through at least Tuesday. Making matters worse, the central air has basically stopped working upstairs. We actually had already contracted to get a new heating/cooling system installed, but that's not happening until June 18-19. Until then, I guess we'll have to get used to some very hot days and nights in the house! (Temps of 80 degrees or more in the house certainly is not conducive to good sleep!)

I think I mentioned in my last post that we went on an impressive shopping spree at Lowe's over Memorial Day weekend, including the purchase of a new washer and dryer set. Well, when they tried to deliver that washer and dryer, we discovered that the dryer wouldn't fit through the laundry room door! Ah, the importance of always measuring and planning... Anyway, we had to place a special order for a different set, and those are being delivered tomorrow. Hopefully this time we're a bit better prepared!

Despite the crazy heat this weekend, we did attempt to do a little bit on the yard. We planted three bushes that we had purchased last week, and finished laying mulch in the area around the koi pond. (Actually, it's just a pond now. The koi all died off a long time ago.) We had plans to do so much more this weekend, but it was just too damn hot. And it was too hot to do much work INSIDE the house, too! Just kind of a wasted weekend, truthfully.

The area around the pond is pretty much finished. Now it's on to the side of the house! (By the way, you can see a little bit of the freshly painted shed in this pic, too!)

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