Monday, August 27, 2007

A Whole Lot of Nothing Going On

I finally remembered that for some reason, since the "new" blogger came out, I somehow can't sign in while I am at my blog. Go figure. Of course, there are ways to get around such things, and so here I am.

Not a lot going on. My engine light came on in my car last week--actually, on Sunday when we got in my car to come home from dinner out. We checked the book, of course, and it said it is usually to do with the emissions control stuff. As suggested, I checked my gas cap first off. I knew that the problem wasn't that I hadn't tightened it properly, or that I had left it somewhere---I mean really. But, when we got home, I took the cap off and put it back on again. No change, and on Tuesday I went and bought a new gas cap, in case the old one wasn't sealing properly. Long story short, I called the Honda place this morning. I was surprised, he told me it would be $104 right off the bat to check it out, but said that the auto part places usually will do a free diagnostic thing that will let you know if it is the gas cap, or just what the problem might be. So, I called the place I got the new cap from and yes, they do that. So, off I went, and the guy did his thing. It isn't the gas cap. Something about the O2 sensor or something like that. So, I have an appt to take my car in to the Honda place at 2 p.m. today. We will see just what the problem is, and I hope they can fix it this afternoon, or at least first thing in the morning, since I will need my car tomorrow afternoon. I guess we will see.

That is about the most excitement we have had here. After weeks of no rain or very little rain, rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast again. Not sure if we will get any---the central inland section has already had a lot, and even had some flooding, I think. Thank goodness we don't seem to have that kind of problem here.

We heard the shuttle come in last week. I was in the dining room, on the computer, and heard a double sonic boom. Couldn't figure out what it was at first, then realized it must be the shuttle. I ran outside to see if I could spot it, but of course, it was much too far away. I came back into the house, to hear a special report on the tv, that it was getting ready to land, and about the two sonic booms, one from the nose and one from the wings. Mike says they heard it at work, and I think he said they had gone out before it was to go by, but didn't see it either.

It has been pretty hot. Not Texas hot, and not southern California hot, but pretty warm for us. We are supposed to start cooling down a little, like to the high 80's, but it doesn't feel like that has happened yet. I couldn't believe how hot it felt this morning, at 9.30, when I went to the auto parts place. A sign near there said it was 91 degrees, which I would have easily believed. But, you can't ever trust those signs, and the computer says that even now it is only in the high 80's. Not sure why it feels so hot then. Maybe the humidity is up?

Well, I guess that is enough for now. I will try to update more often!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Summer Doldrums

Well, there isn't much to write about, but it has been a while since I posted so I figured I had best get on the stick and write something!

Last week Mike and I saw the Shuttle Endeavor go up. It was a 6.30 p.m. (or there abouts) launch time, so we were both home relaxing at the time. We watched it take off on the tv, then outside to see it in the sky, winging its way into space. I hope I don't ever get over the thrill of seeing this, right outside in our very own front yard.

We are doing pretty well. Progress on the house is very slow, but I guess that is just as well in the long run. I will be glad to get the sorting and packing away and moving Anne's stuff so it isn't "here", occupying the sun room, etc. I will be glad when we can actually use the sun room for more than my exercise room---not that that is a bad use for it! I will be glad to have my sewing machine accessible, so I can finish up a few things and maybe start something new! It takes time though!

Anne and Paul are doing well. Anne had a uti last week, that kept both of us on the run with calling docs and getting meds, and all that fun stuff. Since her surgery her blood pressure has been going lower than it normally does, and she thinks her blood sugar is going low again too. We are getting that all sorted out and she will feel a lot better once those are better regulated.

I have talked to Brian a couple of times. I think there is big news in the offing, I am sure he will let us all know if and when! Otherwise, it sounds like they are all fine and doing well. Michelle "talked" to me on the phone the other day---this consisted mostly of her laughing!

Oh, the magnolia is still blooming, although usually only one or two blooms at a time. I don't remember it ever blooming so much or so long since we have been here. The gardenia is long since done, but the hibiscus are looking great, with plenty of blooms, etc.

Well, enough for now, take care and you all can blog too!