Tuesday, 19 August 2008

A Quiet, Sunny Tuesday

Last night after posting my blog we had the worst thunderstorm of the summer so far. Lots of loud thunder and lightning and very, very heavy rains. And boy did that break what little heat wave we've had!

Today 8:30 a.m.

Temperature - 11C (52F)
Bright, sunny skies

It was only 18C (63F) inside the RV when I got up. Gordon was all bundled up in sweaters and his blanket but I got the electric heater out. Yesterday I had on shorts and was sweating. What a difference a day makes!

I put on a long sleeved sweater and my wind jacket before going for my walk this morning and I wasn't too warm. There were people out in shorts though. Brrrr.. If it wasn't for the wind it would not have been too bad but instead of summer it sure felt like a late fall morning. The puddles weren't as bad as last night but there were a lot of them. Our puddle on our site had dried up but now it's back and it looks like a lake under the swings. With the wind a lot of it should dry up today.

The last couple of mornings I've been doing my 'stand-up' exercises down by the lake. The area that we see from our side living room window is fairly private so I feel like the people on TV that are doing exercises in front of the ocean.

After breakfast I cleaned the bathroom and washed the floor. Then I got out the vacuum cleaner however went back to the computer for a while. I wasn't in the mood for vacuuming but I did get it done. I sprinkled some vanilla stuff on the carpet and found out that the vacuum isn't really strong enough to deal with it so I wound up going over the carpet several times. It smells nice in here albeit rather cloying. I think I probably won't do that again so I sprayed some Febreeze around and that helped.

This afternoon I went for a walk around the park and took some photos then had a well-deserved nap and started reading a new book having finished "Sail" by James Patterson. I'm now reading "Chasing Harry Winston" by Lauren Weisberger (author of The Devil Wears Prada).

Bright blue sky where yesterday there were black clouds.

Rowboat in reeds

Lily and lily pads

We did manage to reach a sunny 22C (72F) today although with the wind it seemed much cooler.


  1. Sandra...I always love your pictures. Keep up the good work.


  2. I am so glad that you rode out that terrible storm alright. Nothing leaked, nothing dented...That is always good.
    Congratulations on your new little grandbaby, Iris.
    Lovely photos as always.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX


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