Hot spell

We’ve had a number of 90 degree days lately. That may not sound bad, except that it’s always 50% or better humidity. It’s very draining. It dropped back to the 80s for a bit and we are now scheduled to hit 100 degrees tomorrow. I am not looking forward to it. The poor garden is just burnt up. We are starting to get a few ripe tomatoes, but they don’t do well in extended heat. I am still planning for a larger garden next year. We all want to try corn and I have some good winter squash varieties to try.

Word is that the new engine is in the truck. Won’t be able to license it until payday, but we do have a trip permit. I am looking forward to it, as I enjoyed driving the parts truck. The seats are comfortable and it’s easy to handle. It’s a nice looking truck too.

Petey, the cat is still hanging on. He’s had a stroke, I’m pretty sure. He’s lost a lot of weight so it’s probably either cancer or kidney failure. I have been giving him vitamin C and sharing my prednisone for the lung congestion. He still gets around and seems to eat okay, so we aren’t at the end just yet. The hot weather is hard on the older cats and Loretta. Fleas are bad, and I’ve finally gotten my order of diatomateous earth. It really does kill the fleas, but takes a few days. I carry a flea comb in my purse and comb the cats whenever they get in my lap.

Things designed to make you feel old: my best friend from high school just retired. I would love to be able to retire and spend time growing things. But it’s just not happening any time soon.

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