June 17, 2017

One Of Those Good Days






The weatherman is warning that we may reach 112 degrees tomorrow, the low tonight is supposed to be 78; 77 if you choose to believe the weather app on my IPhone.

Let's not talk about tomorrow. Today was only 103 degrees approximately 4 miles east of home. Up the hill from home it was 101 and home (Home Sweet Home) was only 100! The low last night was 72 here at the house. Good for heating up the pool water but those temps demand the folding and putting away of the top quilt. Washing and storing of the bottom quilt along with the flannel sheets...bye flannel sheets. Welcome back bamboo sheets, welcome back.

We hit the highway early this morning, headed to the mountains. Frank taught a photography class way, way up where the temperature dare not exceed high 80's. Wonderful. Mt. Lassen and Mt. Shasta were bright and shiny, still wearing most of their winter white coats. The snow melt has the rivers flowing fast and high. The Pit River was just barely missing the bottom of one of the bridges. So good to see after such a long, dreadful drought.

His class was huge, almost 30 people! That's big for small town classes.  I passed on the class. Shot some flowers, did some reading in the cool-ish mountain air and painted my nails!

The drive home was beautiful. There is absolutely nothing better for the soul than a ride in the mountains, unless, of course, it's camping or living in the mountains!

Coming back to the furnace that is Redding, we ran into an old friend. She is now the manager of one of the large chain stores in town. She trained under Frank when he managed a Thrifty's another lifetime ago.  What a treat to see her and catch up on life. 

We made a quick stop at home to let Lily and Rex out for a quick potty break. Redding is not a town where pets can be outside in the middle of the day. 

Headed to our great-granddaughter's birthday party. Three years old! Yes, Really!  Good party. Lots of Littles, lots of Bigs, even some In-Betweeners! Some old friends and some new friends. Best of all, there were misters. Glorious, cooling misters.

Screw all the blow drying it took to get my hair straight this morning! The mist and bubble blower made it seem like it was only 80 degrees. It was heaven.





Also, my sister-in-law's birthday. Happy Birthday JT!

Yup, it was a good day.



Tomorrow? Well, we'll see!








10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely time aside from the heat! Ah, those dog days of summer :)

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  2. ugh; I could not live there. nice to hear about the rivers flowing again.

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    1. 104 in the front yard under the trees.
      108 in the back yard.
      78 in the pool....guess where I'm headed!

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  3. When i lived in Sacramento, and we had a really hot summer's day, it was always hotter in Redding.
    And melting never seemed to work.

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    1. Sacramento has all the delta humidity and asphalt, probably feels hotter. At least Sacramento cools off at night because of the delta breeze.

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  4. Oh dear! I passed through Redding on my way to Lake Shasta and wondered how the poor cattle I saw survived. Beautiful country though. Keep cool.

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    1. Shade equals heaven for cows in Redding area.

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  5. Man, that kind of heat would just kill me. Love that final graphic!

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    1. Love the graphic too. Another of my favorite memes is, "Don't judge me if been in my shoes, or on my broom!"

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