Big surprise in this summer that isn't.
Dark, gray skies, wet grass, and puddles the size of Lake Huron. The Summer of '09 will certainly enter the record books as the wettest, coolest, and less sunny summer in some time. I wonder if the planets axis has shifted. Seattle is having over 100 degree days. What's up with that? The countries northwest corner, the place famous for fog, and Amazon-like rain, where ferns grown to the size of minivans is having a heat wave. Global warming? I have no clue. I think the axis is off. Too many people on one side of this globe and throwing the whole planet out of whack.
I have a fix, though. On the count of three, I want everyone in the far east to take ten steps west. That should do it.
In the meantime, while I am waiting for the sun to come back to the western hemisphere, I need to do something around this Old House otherwise I will loose my mind. Mowing the lawn is out. I'll need a machete soon. Looks like a day for indoor projects. Let's look at the list.
- Makeover the Master bedroom. Naw. That'll take a least a week.
- Tile the hallway to the sun porch, and garage. Nope. Need to replace the 60 year old door to the garage with a fire resistant door first.
- Replace door into garage. Hmmm. It's an indoor project. I'll be dry. Won't take a whole lot of work unless I find surprises beneath the trim. I could have it in place in a few hours.
So, it's off to Auburn. The rain is slowing down. Wouldn't you know it. Too late. My mind is made up. It's door replacement day at the Hersee household. Mary will be so surprised. She loves to get flowers, and doors.
There is nothing too good for her. Next sunny day, I'm going to seal the driveway for her.