Surprise Storm

Friday, July 6, 2018

View when we started our walk
View when we started our morning walk

It was two degrees cooler at 5:30 this morning. Humidity was still high but the 76 degrees along with a nice breeze did make our 3 miles seem nicer. It’s taking us about 46.5 minutes to do the 3 miles. Working to get that time down but we may have to wait for cooler temperatures.

Today was another accounting day. It’s nice that we are making progress and great when we get to mark items off the list. We have taken on a lot more since our Mom’s deaths and taking care of their estates. Sure will be glad when we are caught up again. We also had to show ten of Mama Ruby’s apartments to a prospective buyer today. We are hopeful. He asked for more accounting information and is still interested. Probably will not know anything until sometime late next week. Things seem to go much more slowly than we like. God’s will be done.

Screenshot_2018-07-06-17-14-17We did not go back to the gym this afternoon, nor walk. We had a storm! It was a huge thunderstorm with lightning and thunder like we haven’t had in a long time. There were road closures due to flooding and we are still under a flash flood warning. Interestingly there was really not that much wind associated with this storm. We always pull the slides in with storms so as to not risk damaging the slide topper in the wind. We didn’t bother today because there was little wind predicted. Really the storm was much worse than expected and formed right on top of us or we probably would have turtled up anyway. Unfortunately, we had a small leak on the driver side bedroom slide. Wind was probably blowing the rain in past the slide gasket. We were able to get the water up with a towel and dry everything with a fan but, another thing for our Red Bay list. After the storm we decided to get a Chick-Fil-A peach shake. That was supper. It was a good day.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

For new readers or folks just passing through, and wondering what the “purpose” of our RVing is, just refer back to what we were doing a year ago. We know that right now our short term purpose is taking care of family business. But, hopefully we can be back on the road with NOMADS soon.

It was another sunny hot day today. We are now getting up at about 5:30 and doing our morning 3 mile walk. It seems now it is either just too hot for an afternoon walk or if we are lucky it’s raining. Today it was too hot so we went back to the gym. Max worked out on the elliptical and Anne rode the stationary bike. We felt we got a good workout and had sort of planned to swim afterward but there was a class in therapeutic pool so the lap pool was crowded. Maybe another day. Just as we got back to Fred it rained for a few minutes. It was 91 degrees and within ten minutes it was down to 82.

Otherwise, we did a little online shopping today for water filters for the refrigerator and a few new toys. We also spent some time working on our schedule and making some plans for next year. We are certainly hopeful that we will NOT be in Tuscaloosa dealing with real estate next summer. We are dreaming of a cooler climate so looking at the map and making plans was fun. Some neighbors came to look at some of mom’s furniture again. That was about it. Hope you are all staying cool.

Quiet Day, Noisy Night

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy Independence Day!

We celebrated the day by cooking and eating. After our 3 mile walk this morning we enjoyed a repeat of our cinnamon raisin brioche french toast, then for a late lunch we grilled some barbecue pork chops. Anne also worked on taxes a while. Nice quiet day together.

Then tonight there were fireworks all around us. Through the trees we could barely see the big show down by the river, but several neighbors provided closer shows.fireworks


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

So, we can explain why there was no blog yesterday. When Google Photos makes a highlight video of your day and it’s all pictures of a rental property that was left in bad shape by the tenant that just moved out, you know your day was really not very blog-worthy. Really the highlight of our day yesterday was the beautiful sunrise. And then yesterday afternoon we had a really good rain.  Google Photos just didn’t get it right.  It was a work day but it was a good day.Monday Sunrise

Today was another hot and sunny day. It was already too hot when we finished our morning walk. We decided that it was just too hot to walk again tonight, so we went back to the gym. We actually probably needed a different workout anyway. We have already done 15 miles this week so this afternoon we were back on the machines at the gym, stationary bikes, treadmills, stair climber and a walk on the track for a cool down. Anne also was able to get the last of the accounting to the accounting firm. Now when they have completed their work we can complete our own tax return. We are making progress. Tonight was a quiet night at home watching a movie. It was another good day.