Good night, Friday.

This has been a very unusual day. It’s been productive, and it’s been good, but it has not been an ordinary day in the Roscoe-verse.

Thinking that it might be a good idea to have clotheslines strung in the back yard (there ARE clothesline poles up, though they haven’t been used in the six years we’ve lived) I order new clothesline, pins, etc., everything needed to start doing things the old-fashioned way. All that stuff will be delivered over the weekend.

And I cleared away those monster bushes that surrounded one of the poles. Clearing away those bushes is something I’ve always wanted to do, and this morning’s work cut away maybe a third of them. Of course it will probably be three weeks or more before the city’s weekly pickup service can haul all that foliage away, at one 96-gallon bin per week.

Recovering from that work in the back yard (keep in mind this Summer in South Texas, upper 90s temperature and high humidity by the time I stopped working) took me into the mid-afternoon. And by that time I was having phone conversations with my landlord and an electrical company regarding the blown bus plugs that rendered our clothes dryer inoperable.

Luckily, an electrician arrived by about 16:00. He and I worked on the problem, which involved replacing a box and some wiring on an exterior wall of the garage. (Remember the heat and humidity.) It was early evening by the time that work was finished. And, thank God, the dryer is working again.

Then came fixing and eating dinner and policing up the kitchen, and relaxing to a favorite TV show.

Now it’s nearly 22:00 and the day, the productive part of it anyway, is practically shot. No time at all was spent with my chess work, and precious little time was spent here at the computer keyboard. And that is VERY unusual for me.

Anyway, I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep tonight. And I’m hoping you have a good night, too.

See you on Saturday.

Good mid-morning, Internet, and Happy Friday!

Well, TGIF!!

The sun is shining brightly in South Texas and this promises to be a busy, happy day.

There are sufficient chores here at the keyboard and out in the yard to keep me occupied and that will show signs of visible progress when completed. I don’t know if these chores can be completed in one day, actually I doubt if they can, but they’re things I enjoy working on.

I’ll get back to you later, folks. Let’s all try to have a great day. 🙂