Dog Days Of Summer

 Posted by at 1:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302023
 

The weatherman says that we are in the dog days of summer here in Alabama, and there’s no question about that. Yesterday was in the high 90s, with a heat index of 109. Even well after the sun went down, when I stepped outside on the deck with Alli at 11 p.m. the heat and […]

Deck Project Day Two

 Posted by at 1:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292023
 

Scott and Alan Banks from Banks Construction LLC were back about 6 o’clock yesterday morning and working on the deck. The first step was building the stairs. We wanted two sets, one directly in line with the back door and another one on the side closest to the garage. As they did the day before, […]

New Chimes

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 172023
 

Back in March we bought a set of Wind River Corinthian Bells wind chimes to hang on our back deck, and we have loved the soft, rich sound of them. Made with powder coated aluminum tubes that are individually hand tuned, we bought a set of the biggest ones, in the scale of G. As I […]

More Storm Damage

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 042023
 

It was about 10 degrees cooler yesterday. Not that 88 is necessarily cool, but it dropped the heat index down considerably. So much so that I was able to go out and throw a ball for Alli for quite a while without giving either one of us heat stroke. She was spayed a week ago […]

A Hot Harvest

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012023
 

The temperature here in west central Alabama has been miserably hot this week. The last few days have been in the upper 90s with a heat index of anywhere from 105 to 110 degrees. Yesterday afternoon I had to go out to the garage for something, and the thermometer in there said it was 102 […]

Too Darn Hot

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 262023
 

Songstress Ella Fitzgerald described the weather here in west central Alabama exactly in that song. Yesterday it was too darned hot to do much of anything outside. The temperature got up to 89o but the heat index said it felt like 94o during the afternoon. Except for taking Alli out for a few potty breaks, […]