A heat wave rolled across Georgia.
Today in the central part of the state the high was 95 which is ten degrees higher than normal for this time of year. Need I mention, it’s humid also? The crew and I are in a rhythm of rising early so we can do what we want to get done before noon. Then for the greater part of the afternoon we run errands (in a/c) or hang out in the coolest room in the house, the bedroom, where the monster oscillator constantly sends some relief for all of us. This provides an excuse for laziness: reading, listening to the radio, snoozing, playing around on the computer . . . .
This afternoon I researched dog stuff online: LED collar lights, rattlesnake vaccine, dog equipment. I came across an unusual tie-out posted by “Jim” on the fiberglassrv forum.
The ad at L.L. Bean’s website says it was inspired by aircraft tie-downs. When the dog pulls, the claw grip gets even tighter. It’s made out of aluminum. Lightweight and easy to pack. It costs about $20. Pretty nifty, huh?
It cooled a bit by dinnertime.
I took some BBQ chicken and iced tea outside to eat while sitting under the redbud tree. A gentle breeze wafted through occasionally. The brown thrashers have a nest in the redbud. They were busy poking the ground for their dinner, and, of course, Janie and the crew sat in a semi-circle in front of me waiting for hand-outs. I wish I could take a picture of them as they anticipate a bit of chicken tossed their way. I don’t have the dexterity to bite into a chicken breast while simultaneously taking a photograph!
So far Bridget is doing well in the heat.
She tends to get skin problems in the summer. Whenever she starts biting her butt, I tell her to stop. I think she gets itchy in the heat.
Janie and the crew are on Advantage-multi for protection against fleas, heartworm, and other nasties. It’s doing a great job so far. The vet said that Frontline and Revolution are no longer very effective in Georgia.
Yes, I know, I’m avoiding the topic of the PTV.
If you read the previous post, you know why I don’t want to talk about it. I didn’t drive the Perfect Tow Vehicle much this weekend, just a trip into town for some groceries. I’ve lost confidence in the vehicle again. When I park it, I find myself taking into consideration the room a tow truck would need! Now that is sad. I’m not moping around about this situation, because I’m aware of how very fortunate I am, but it is weighing on me. I need to decide what I’m going to do and when.
Tuesday is my first firearm class and Wednesday is tow-hitch installation day!
Be sure to drop in to see if I had to be towed!