Every writer’s nightmare.
It’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I’m not sure why that is… summer doldrums, maybe? What should I write today to fill the empty spaces?
Well, I did get my bicycle back up and going, thanks to Fran. Unfortunately, it’s been way too hot outside and I’ve been way too lazy inside to go out and ride the damned thing. I did a short putt around the neighborhood this past Saturday. I used a need to return a book to the library as an excuse for the ride. It totaled only about 6 miles. That’s pretty short ride by my standards, but hey… it got me out of the house. Boy! It was hot, though.
Speaking of hot, I’m sure looking forward to some cooler weather here in West Central Florida. It’s just a few more weeks away, though. Maybe by the end of October it’ll start being nice enough to shut off the ACs (at least at night) and open the windows for some fresh air. My house has been buttoned up tight since May. I hate summertime in Florida. I used to love it as a child; hate it as an adult, though.
Oh, did I mention that I mangled up two of my fingers while working on my lawnmower a couple weeks ago. No… I didn’t mangle them how you’re thinking. I sliced open the pads of my index and middle fingers on my right hand on a very sharp hose clamp while replacing a fuel line on the mower. It was caused by a combination of impatience and carelessness; the mother and father of most accidents. Fingers much better now, though. Neosporin® is amazing shit!
I have some yard work chores coming up this weekend, too. I need to take care of my own yard. It’s gotten a bit scruffy since I last mowed it… about three weeks ago. I also took a little side job mowing a friend’s mom’s yard here in my neighborhood. She’ll pay me a couple bucks to do it. I don’t even have to take my equipment over there. She says I can use her mower, trimmer, blower, etc. Her yard is about 1/5 the size of mine. I can probably finish the entire job in about 45 minutes.
I’ve been reading a bit, as always. I finished a pretty good Dean Koontz book the other night and am now reading a Jeff Long book. I think I’ll probably review the Long book here or at Tuppence Times in the next day or so. Stay tuned. I have a book waiting for me at the library right now actually. I may hop on the bike and zip over there to pick it up before the afternoon thunderstorms start.
Man! About those thunderstorms… it has been a monsoon-style summer here in my part of Florida this year. It’s been wet. I guess that’s not a bad thing. The aquifer needs replenishing every so often. It just seems that it has been wet and rainy nearly every day this past couple months. That’s fine. I’m not complaining. My trees are all happy; my little Mexican petunias are beautiful. Every morning I look at them out my bedroom window. They’re covered with pretty little purple flowers. The bees and the butterflies love ’em.
Well, I’ve spent enough of my life inside today. I need to get out there in that hot sun and burn off some fat.