Sunday, June 07, 2009

First Swim of the Season

While I did go waist deep in the pool yesterday to lure Bella in (see Lynne’s blog on the topic), today we went all the way. I was planning to be first with my chest in the water, but Lynne slipped and dunked herself first. After that we swam a few laps. The temperature was 70°—and it was 79° outside, but it sure seems like more than 9° difference. Still, we each got in 4 or 5 laps and also laid on some new inflatables for a while.

The cool water felt good after a morning of yard work. Trimmed the hedges, mowed the areas not reachable by Johnny, trimmed some branches from a tree.

Last night the dogs started barking in the middle of the night. I came downstairs and both Hailey and Alex were in the office barking madly. (Bella was still crashed on our bed.) I turned on the outside light and saw a bear in the front yard area where we feed birds in winter. I closed all the sliding glass doors on the back deck, fearing he might come in through just a screen door, and went back to bed. This morning, Lynne observed that the basement door was open. We often leave it open for the dogs, particularly Alex, to lay in the cool basement during the day when it is hot outside. It would be just our luck that the bear would decide the basement was a great place to sleep for the night. So, with my encouragement, Lynne crept into the basement and checked it out (I watched from outside), but no bear. We need to remember to close that door from now on.

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 06/07/2009 at 01:47 PM
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