Sunday, July 31, 2016

Showery Sunday

Very humid today, 77F, and we're in the middle of a summer shower.

Martin escapes to medieval England.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sunny Saturday

Warm and sunny, 84F. Had a nice lunch catching up with Colin before his move to NH, and after this I have to hit the grocery store and then stop and grab some crickets for Crisp's gecko.

Our place in the world is described but a huge text file- an interesting concept, so far this is quite good.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Lots of rain this morning, so even though it's much cooler today (76F) it's very humid.

A new sci-fi book: Off To Be The Wizard by Scott Meyer. Just started it so I'll let you know how it is tomorrow ;)

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Warm and sticky yet again, 88F. Rain and storms tomorrow, perhaps it will cool down a bit?

Done with my book, so a little Craig Ferguson stand-up till I pick something new (Crisp and I were discussing it last night).

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

G16 version

Today's picture with the new G16.

Wednesday lunchtime

We've come out a little early to try and beat the worst of the heat later. 84F, still and sunny right now.

Find out what the other person wants.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Warm and still a bit sticky, 88F, maybe I'm just getting used to it? ;)

Be generous in your praise.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday morning

An early walk today, partly to beat the heat (it's 75F and humid now, supposedly going up to a heat index over 100F later), and partly coz I have a busy day. I've taken the day off as Crisp has a doctor's appointment in the Bronx this morning and I have a dentist appointment this afternoon.

Praise before criticizing.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunny Sunday

Just a tad cooler and less humid, 88F, so we've forgone the cooling jacket; but we'll take it at a leisurely pace with no crashing about after tennis balls.

Principle 12: throw down the gauntlet.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sweaty Saturday

It is crazy hot! 93F without the humidity. We're doing the medium loop with no tennis ball chasing, and Holly seems very comfortable in her cooling jacket :)

Let the other fellow have his way.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Starting to warmup again, 88F. But the humidity is not too bad yet, so it's bearable.

Let the other fellow think it's his idea.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Another nice one, 82F and a gentle breeze. After today it starts to heat up again, so we're enjoying this while we can :)

Get them saying yes!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Terrific Tuesday

I know I said we'd be doing a few days of leash walks, but today is so beautiful I could not resist coming to the woods- sunny and 81F with low humidity and a lovely breeze :)

I hope I don't regret this, but we're just doing the short loop and no tennis ball!

When you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sultry Sunday

Barely a hint of a breeze and 84F (feels like 93F), so just the short loop and then home. We're done at the Heffernan's today, so Holly can have a break from her racing around the pool :)

Don't argue!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Warm again!

A very similar day to yesterday, 85F but feels like a lot more! Just the short loop today so Holly feels like she's been here, she's do more than enough circuits of the pool playing with Robyn's kids to exhaust herself later :)

Avoid arguments at all costs.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday off

Another scorcher! 86F but feels like 93F.

Taking the truck for another run around the longer loop today :)

Update- did the full usual loop (which is nearly 4 miles) without touching the truck or needing to change the battery- and that included some silly rock climbing for the fun of it. This thing is awesome :)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Torrid Thursday

A bit warm!

85F but feels like 97F. Just the middle loop today for that reason, Holly's been in the pool, so is running damp, but tomorrow I think k have to put her cooling jacket on!

No book as I'm driving my little rc rock crawler around today for the fun of it :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Another nice day, 83F but with a nice breeze to temper it.

Remember to butter people up.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Warm and a bit sticky, 81F, but it's supposed to get much warmer later in the week.

Lady and black lab doing Tai Chi on the bridge.

Do unto others.

Monday, July 11, 2016


Lovely evening sunshine and a nice breeze, 78F

A quick walk for Holly, then back to circuits of the pool ;)

Keep smiling!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunny Sunday

A bit overcast and sticky thid morning, but it has turned into a lovely day, 76F, if still a tad humid.

Still having fun hunting Pokémon in the woods :)

Saturday, July 9, 2016


Downright chilly today! 68F and overcast ;)

Just the short loop with no tennis ball coz Holly's still a bit lame and she just won't stop running in circles around the pool.

No book coz I'm filling around with Pokémon Go to see what all the fuss is about ;)

Friday, July 8, 2016


Another hot and humid one. The torrential rain Holly and I got caught in at the end of yesterday's walk (it started when i was 200 yards from the car and I was completely soaked!) Is now all evaporating to make it yucky and humid. It's 81F but feels like 88F right now.

Good thing I've got a pool to go and fall into after this :)

People like it when you remember their name.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Another hot one!

The few minutes of torrential rain we got earlier have just made it more humid, 81F.

Just the short loop so Holly feels she's been in the woods and so I can check on the dam :)

You're never fully dressed without a smile :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Torrid Tuesday

Just the short loop with no tennis ball today as it's very humid and hot, 85F, after last night's rain; and also because Holly is favoring one front leg a little, so we want to take it easy for a few days.

Mr Carnegie says you must learn to love your audience.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Rebellion Day!

Warm and sunny and 79F, a perfect day to head over to the Heffernan's and enjoy their hospitality (and pool!). Crisp has the day off and has gone to play D&D with Matt and his gang, and after this Holly will be happy to laze at home until it's time to hide in her crate when the fireworks start ;)

It's all about putting yourself in the other's shoes.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


Very pleasant again, 78F and still.

Quiet in church this morning, hopefully a few more people will come to the organ concert later.

Back to Dale Carnegie- an anecdote about Lincoln.

Saturday, July 2, 2016


A truly lovely day, low humidity, abundant sunshine, 72F and a nice breeze :)

Big thunderstorms lost night, but I'm pleased to report that the dam held up.

No book as Nick and Amber have joined us :)

Friday, July 1, 2016


Another nice day :) sunny and 78F.

No book as I have just spent a happy hour down at the lower section of the stream starting work on a dam to make a slightly bigger cooling pool for Holly and the other dogs who come to the woods.