A lot of things have been good today. Joel arrived back from his travels this morning after an excellent time seeing family.
It rained last night and really cooled things down. It was cloudy and cooler most of the day today also. I took advantage of it and spent quite a bit of time cleaning up the yard. It doesn’t take a lot of maintenance but after being gone a couple months myself, it’s in need of a bit of TLC.
The water went out but it happened after the kitchen was cleaned up and all the dishes done. It came back on later in the afternoon so by the time I came in from the yard, dirty and sweaty, I was able to have a nice shower.
The neighbors are adding a much needed extra bedroom. My friend has her daughter and grandson living there, and her son, all in a two bedroom house. The son and a couple other guys are doing the work and along with the sawing and clanking of rebar there was tons of laughter and fun, nice to hear.
There is a chicken in the oven and it smells really good.
I have great friends. I invited my German friend for dinner a couple nights ago because there was a German cyclist staying here, and it was such a good evening. That was right after I visited my former Spanish teacher and we always have a very good time together. The cyclist will be back tomorrow so I think we’ll do a repeat of the fun dinner.
I feel better. I was just sort of sick, tired, didn’t feel like eating, sore throat, nothing serious but enough I didn’t feel like doing much. But a few days ago, suddenly, almost like flipping a light switch, it just left. These things make you realize what a gift it is to be healthy.
It’s raining again, not the crazy I can’t believe how much water is coming down downpour, but a nice steady rain and it’s really cool this evening. (OK, you will laugh, It’s 76 on the terrace thermometer, but I’m going to need my long pants soon)
Did I mention that Joel is home and sitting beside me this evening?
It’s a very good day.