After jacking up my back a week or so ago, I'm finally feeling better. I am able to set at the computer for a short amount of time. Now if we could just do something about the heat here in Colorado, I'd be a happy camper! I made the mistake of telling Kathi that I was ready for some fall like weather. She fell off the couch.
I really like summer and all of the things that go with it: fishing, camping, eating BBQ, lounging in the hammock, eating watermelon, walks around the lake, BBQ, road trips, skinny dipping, picnics, homemade ice cream, corn on the cob. . . you get the idea.
Out of all those things, I've managed to do four of them. And, I'm not telling which four. Since my back has been whacked out, my waistline has whacked out some also. In fact, I think we need to get a new scale. Either the floor is moaning or the scale is. I'm not sure which yet.
Last night, I grilled some burgers and deep fried us some french fries in one of my dutch ovens. (Maybe that is why the scale makes noises.) The fries were really good. Crisp on the outside, and kind of soft on the inside. I also had a Jack and Coke, for my back (of course), and it really hit the spot. I did it all outside so the house wouldn't be so hot.
Now that I'm feeling a bit better, I need to think about beginning to commence to work in the man cave (aka, garage.) Plus, I need to mow again. Since it has been so damn hot, I think I have mowed the yard maybe six times. Really. We have watered, but it has not really grown. But if it rains just a bit, the grass takes off and in a week it looks like it hasn't been mowed in a month. Go figure.
A friend of ours just recently got his concealed carry. He is all excited. (Who wouldn't be!) Now he just needs to figure what he will carry. He has several. I told him to pick one, shoot it at the range, and get really comfortable with it. And to try several types of holsters until he finds one that works for him. He will also be taking extra training as he goes along. Good for him.
Also, another friend of mine had a tumor removed from his head in June. He has finished all of his treatments of chemo and radiation. He has lost all of his hair, and now has some peach fuzz on top of his noggin. Now it is a waiting game for several more months to see if the treatments did their jobs. Money is tight for them with all of the medical bills and such.
SO, I'm thinking I might do something to help raise some cash for them, to help out. And what I have in my mind is a little wacky. I've been known to do some crazy things when I was younger and, okay even as I have aged some. So, I'll work out some of the details and see if I can set things up.
You all will just have to be patient and wait a few days. I'm sure it will be fun for those who follow this blog. And you will have to pass the word. I'll have video, or pictures, or both.
In the meantime, I'll try to knock number five of my summer things off the list.