Monday, July 31, 2017


Warmer, 86F and sunny.

I'm on my liquid only day before my colonoscopy tomorrow, when I get home from this walk I have to start taking my doctored Gatorade... can't wait ;)

Serena Joy suggests Nick and gives a cigarette.

Sunday, July 30, 2017


What a lovely day, 77F with very little humidity and a nice breeze :)

More reminiscences as she sits in her room.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Cool and breezy and overcast, 73F. A nice day for walking :)

No more jobs or money for women.

Friday, July 28, 2017


Warmer again, 84F and quite humid, but sunny and cheerful too.

An awkward ceremony.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Still cool but very humid and sticky, 75F.

Scrabble with The Commander.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Another pleasant day, 80F.

Trump proves yet again what a complete fuck he is.

Angela is born.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Another cool day, 75F.

Just the short loop as Crisp has a doctor's appointment in the Bronx earlier and I have a church event tonight.

Old protest movies.

Monday, July 24, 2017


It's flippin' freezing, 69F!

Lots of rain this morning so it's quite humid, but the light breeze and cooler temperature make it very comfortable.

The birth-mobile.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


We had rain overnight that has made it more humid, but it's a tad cooler and there's a nice breeze so it's not too bad, 80F.

The Commander reads.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Another hot one! 89F and not a breath of wind to temper it.

Cris had a fantastic time at Purchase the last 3 days, and is now home bathing and enjoying the AC :)

Dreams of a daughter.

Friday, July 21, 2017


Not quite as hot as yesterday, 87F, and as it's my day off we can take it at a leisurely pace :)

A secret message in the cupboard.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Torrid Thursday

Very hot today, 92F right now, down from 96F earlier.

Hopefully Crisp is not completely meeting- the dorms where she is staying are not air conditioned (though the classrooms and lecture halls are).

Doctors hanging on the wall.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Very hot and sticky, 90F, even at this late hour, and the bugs are INCREDIBLY annoying tonight!

Went for Crisp's orientation at Purchase today, very good, and she will stay there until Saturday as part of the Success Fellows program. It was very word to drive away and leave her there!

This book is quite dark so far, but good, although I don't know why they had to get another voice to say "chapter 2" etc, it's distracting.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Similar weather to yesterday, warm and sticky and 87F.

New book... The Handmaid's Tale. I've heard lots about it recently, though it's been around for a while, so I thought I'd give it a try. Pretty good so far, though I've just started.

Side rant- why, in the introduction, do they have to say "performed by" Claire Danes? What's wrong with "read by"? Not a huge thing, it just bothered me.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Muggy Monday

Warm and sticky, 85F.

Just the short loop today as I have to get back to the church to help a parishioner take it our old oil tank (if he shows up).

BBC Newshour (though I think I've picked a book).

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunny Sunday

Quite a nice day, warm and sunny and not too humid, 85F.

Listening to random music- Lily Allen right now.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


It's warmed up again, 83F, but there is a bit of a breeze that makes it quite comfortable.

Back to an old favorite, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Moist Friday

Very humid and drizzly, but cooler, 71F.

Still on the childhood albums- today it's Jean-Michel Jarre's Oxygen.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Before the storm...

... I hope!

Just the short loop as we're trying to beat the coming storm, I'm late because I was waiting for a guy from the water company who never showed up :(

Hot and very sticky, 86F, with occasional brief bursts of rain and lots of gusty wind.

No book or music as I'm listening to the wind starting to whip through the trees and the thunder in the distance.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Another sticky one, 85F and quite humid.

Still on the childhood albums kick, now it's 10cc- all those synths and fuzz guitars! (It's really time I find a new book to listen to)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Getting back to our usual schedule after dropping off mum & dad at the airport early this morning. The Heffernans get home this evening too so we'll be back in our own bed tonight :)

Warm and sticky, 84F.

Listening to Newshour on the Beeb about the lastest in the Trump farce!

Saturday, July 8, 2017


Still sticky but a bit warmer, 83F. Looking forward to falling in the pool in about 15 minutes :)

Continuing the theme of albums from my youth, I took a quick detour to Hersham Boys by Sham 69 and am now on Ian Dury's New Boots and Panties.

Friday, July 7, 2017


Warm and very sticky after all this mornings rain, 74F.

Mum and Dad are staying with Paxton for a couple of days, and Crisp has been given her roommates and has made contact already via Facebook and seems very excited :)

Listening to an old, silly album from my youth, Jilted John, while I decide on a new book.

Thursday, July 6, 2017


... With Dad :)

81F and a bit cloudy.

Monday, July 3, 2017


Another nice warm one, 87F and thankfully not too humid.

Elizabeth I does not age gracefully.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sultry Sunday

Back in the woods after a couple more days herding the Heffernans pool and everyone in it :)

Quite warm today, 86F and fairly sticky. Back to the church later for the organ concert, hopefully it will be bearable in there.

Need of a possible Spanish invasion from the Netherlands.