Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Daily Skim +

It’s quite hot here today, right around 90 degrees, so we’ve been in the pool twice today! I did my usual skimming after the solar blanket was pulled off and had some interesting things end up in my net. There are these small bugs that keep showing up on the surface of the water and Rick swears they look just like fishing lures that he’s used to fly fish with. Wooly buggers, in fact. [or maybe you spell it boogers?] He’s right; they look just like them. Funny little things. Also lots of interesting winged creatures that I’ve never seen before and cannot identify. I also ended up with the usual Daddy-Long-Legs and assorted spiders,  a dragonfly, and something new. A wee froggie doing the deadman’s float! Cause of death? I think he croaked. [Oh my, what a pun!]

The water is up to 74 degrees, but it sure doesn’t feel that warm when you first get in. I was first in this afternoon. Watching Rick acclimate to the temp was pretty funny. He started making noises like Mario does when he only has one life left. If you’ve never played a Mario game on Nintendo than you probably can’t relate. It goes something like this: ewh, ewhh, ah! ah! ohhh, ah! ewh, ewhh. I just had to laugh at him. The water was luscious and cool. The perfect way to cool off after some yard work. I did the dog paddle for the total circumference of the pool without stopping. I like doing the paddle, lots of work but easy.

Rick is off again now to Boston for a few days. After this he won’t be travelling for several weeks. Good thing. I’ve been seriously considering taking up Rick’s boss’ wife’s way of coping with the travel situation. She hates it when her husband travels, so each time he does she either rearranges an entire room in the house or buys a new piece of furniture. Sounds good to me! I could end up with some really nice pieces of furniture that way. Time to hit the antique shops! About a minute after he left the driveway the phone rang. It was Rick. He wanted to tell me he had just seen Mama Turkey and her two babies crossing the road nearly at our house. So, she must live in the area close by. He said the babies were flapping their wings like crazy trying to get across the road as quickly as Mama. Too cute.

So, he’s off again and I’m alone with the dogs. At least now I have TV to watch. Yep, but that subject warrants a whole blog entry to itself. Stay Tuned. And if you’re reading this and you have no clue what I’m talking about, you’d better go back and read the blog in chronological order, which is now possible by clicking on the link at the intro to my blog site. Check it out.


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