Monday, September 1, 2014
it has been a quiet week . . .
. . . here in the hot, dry valley. Mr. C went off to Ohio on Tuesday for a week's visit with his family, leaving me here to relish and relax in the silence. And I have done just that, mostly. Some good reading ~ At Home by Bill Bryson ~ some movie watching ~ The Accidental Husband, watched ONLY because Colin Firth is in it. TERRIBLE movie. ~ daily walks in the early morning coolness, and some very refreshing swim time. One of my besties came up for an overnight; I was hoarse by the time she left on Saturday morning. I've eaten fish for every dinner except one and that was a yummy little vegetarian pizza. So I've been a very happy solitary creature.
Mr. C will be home on Wednesday. Then we have to get ready for the roofers. Yes, we're putting a new roof on Rancho Deluxe. The current roof is 34 years old and although we don't have any visible signs of trouble, we just decided it was time. Should we possibly, maybe, conceivably have some rain this coming winter and we're not here to keep an eye on things and perhaps the roof sprang a leak, etc., etc. So off come the wonderful shakes and on goes some sort of fake something or other but at least it's a light color and will suit the color and style of the house. We are putting a solar tube in the small, windowless bathroom to flood it with natural light, and two skylights in the garage for the same reason.
Tomorrow I'll bake some bread to take advantage of good rising weather, buy some flowers and get ready to welcome the resident roadie home from his travels.