This morning before nine a.m. I was out on the patio watering my plants. The heat out there under the tree overhang registered at 105 degrees. I’m sure much of that is due to the cement. Cement does get terribly hot.
I quickly watered and ushered Charlie back inside. He doesn’t like to go in until I do, though I encourage him to get out of the heat. I worry about his paws on that hot cement.
I also learned why it is so difficult to cool this apartment. We have a half ton unit outside. It should be two tons to adequately cool this size apartment. So I suppose that is why my air conditioning rarely goes off during the summer.
But then, I’m renting, so I don’t have any say over any of that.
I guess the maintenance guy will be quite busy with calls from residents about inadequate cooling through October. I certainly feel for him.
I just finished reading “Girl Made Of Stars.” I love reading a book that is so poetic in its phrasing. I love analogies and metaphors. I will review it soon for you.
I find that descriptive reasoning is very important in understanding the writer’s personal conveyance of information.
Mara and Owen are as close as twins can get, so when Mara’s friend Hannah accuses Owen of rape, Mara doesn’t know what to think. Can her brother really be guilty of such a violent act? Torn between her family and her sense of right and wrong, Mara feels lost, and it doesn’t help that things are strained with her ex-girlfriend, Charlie.
As Mara, Hannah, and Charlie come together in the aftermath of this terrible crime, Mara must face a trauma from her own past and decide where Charlie fits into her future. With sensitivity and openness, this timely novel confronts the difficult questions surrounding consent, victim blaming, and sexual assault.
I just love this photo of my daughter and Andrew. I have always thought her smile is so beautiful. And Andrew inherited that smile.
The other day I realized that I had not been to the antique mall I love in Jenks since 2017.
I can’t cram much into this apartment. So if something comes in, something must go out.
Yesterday I gave Bo, the maintenance man, quite a few things. I gave him the two outdoor chairs I had stacked in a corner of the patio.
I figure if I’m not using something, and don’t plan to in the near future, then it’s best to let someone else use it.
I love this quote:
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett,