Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hot, HOt, HOT!

The weather here has been almost unbearable!
We have a thermometer on the dock (under cover) and a receiving station in the house - last week it was over 100 degrees!  Plus, the humidity has been stifling!  The local weatherman has put the heat index in the 110-120.  That is just too hot to do anything outside!

Next week it is suppose to rain everyday - it has been raining off and on all day today and the percent for rain tomorrow and Tuesday is around 90%.  At least the outside temp is more bearable - it is 82 right now and raining.  

Oh the joys of living in South Florida!

We are trying to change Little Miss from baby food to people food.
She does not like for you to feed her anymore - she wants to do it herself.  The problem with that is - finding foods that she can feed herself that she will eat.  Much more challenging than you would think.

This was lunch one day last week -
grilled chicken, black eyed peas, banana's, and
the ole standby - cheerios.
She has water in her sippy cup.

"How big is Lorelai?"

"So BIG!"

She is doing fairly well - I just don't know if she is getting enough food.
When she was eating baby food, I knew how much she was getting.
She is so picky about what she eats now - 
plus it takes her FOR -EV - ER to eat.

Oh well, this stage will pass in it's own time.
Enjoy it while it is here.

We went to the storage unit and got the furniture for the patio last week.

We are getting another estimate on the roof over and screen room tomorrow.  We do have a couple of other aluminum contractors to call to get estimates - but we really want to get, at least, the roof over done.  We think that it will help keep the family room cooler - and help protect the furniture.

We shall see what the estimates come in at.

I haven't shown you pictures of the beach area Dan made for Little Miss.

Before I show you, let me tell you that it has changed again already.

We had put the bigger pool in for us - which we did use a couple of times with Little Miss.  But, we decided that we really were not using the big pool - and it took up a lot of room.  So, Dan packed it up Friday and now we are looking for a slide for the little one to play on.

The biggest problem we are having right now -
keeping her from crawling on the concrete.
It is really rough and I don't want to scrap her knees.

I don't think it will a problem for much longer, as she is walking more and more.  It won't be too much longer and walking will be her main mode of transportation.
(i know, I know - then comes running!)

We continue to do little "Tweaking" around the house.
Nothing major - but little things.
We still haven't gotten the pedestals mounted under the washer and dryer - nor have we emptied the second storage unit.
It is just too hot to be moving stuff.
We will get it done - 

We thought we had found a place for us to go on vacation this year - in Maine!  It was a perfect little cottage on a lake - close to Arcadia National Park - and we could take the pups.
However, we couldn't work out the dates.
Maybe next year.
So, instead, we are looking at doing some weekend get a ways.  Not going too far away from home - taking the pups with us - and not spending a ton of money.  We will see how this works out.

For those that are wondering - 
the Outback is on a consignment lot.
Dan decided that a trailer is just getting to be too much of an undertaking to hook up.  It is not so much hooking the trailer up - it is doing the sway bars. Every time he went out to hook everything up he would just be drenched in sweat - it just took too much out of him.  So, after much discussion, we have decided to sell the camper.  IF the camper sells, Dan has decided to buy another pontoon boat.  He thinks that we will use a pontoon much more than we would use the camper especially since we are keeping Little Miss now (and will have the new little one after the first of the year).

This is just another one of those "wait and see" things that seem to be part of our every day existence now.

Last night Dan and I went into Sebring to eat.  We went to Outback (Dan's favorite place to eat) and didn't really spend any money.  We have two $25 gift cards - one from the car dealer Dan bought his truck from and one from my daughter for my birthday.  We used one of the gift cards last night - still have another AND I have a coupon for $8 off a dinner - so, I see another trip in my not too distant future.

Since we got my car - I have been doing all the driving.
That is a little different, since I have been the passenger for the past number of years.  However, since my car gets better mileage, it will be our main mode of transportation.

That is pretty much how our week has gone - today I still need to do the menu plan for the month, and set up the payments for this month's bills.  All this while fighting a migraine - thanks to this weather front.

Oh well!

I guess I'll leave you with one more picture.

I found a deal on books this week on a local garage sale like page.
Two grocery bags full of books for $8. (Paper bags - not those little plastic bags!)  A lot of Dr. Seuss and other early reader books - some that I put away until little Miss is older and some that I will donate - but I don't think it was a bad purchase - the Dr. Seuss books were worth the eight bucks.
Anyway, this is what Little Miss thinks of her books.

Oh to be able to sit like that again!

Have a great week!

Hugs -



  1. Thanks for the update mom. Always love the pictures of Lorelai.

  2. The sand area looks very inviting! Hopefully the Outback sells soon, so you get to enjoy the pontoon boat. Too bad you didn't get to go to Acadia National Park in ME, it's only 4 hours away from me. We had lots of rain with high humidity, but not as hot as you guys. Hottest forecast for next week is in the high 80, but supposed to feel like high 90.
    Really cute pictures of the wee one eating!
    Have a great week and hugs,


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