Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ohio Valley Weather Update

Wednesday night, I went walking after supper wearing shorts and a t-shirt.  Thursday night, I ran up to the grocery store at about 8:00, and also wore shorts and a t-shirt.  We had the a/c on for a couple of hours almost every night this past week to get the humidity out of the house and to make it comfortable.  

Yesterday morning when I got up, it was 68 degrees at 4:45 in the morning.  This morning when I got up at 9:00 it was 36 degrees.  

Nuff said.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy National Chili Day

In case you didn't know, faithful readers, today is National Chili Day.  

I've given you enough notice, so you can make plans to go out for lunch today and have a bowl of chili, or you have plenty of time to run to the store and get the fixings if necessary and make chili for tonight's supper. Either way, have some chili today. I know I will.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Weird Wednesday

When I got home tonight from working over and making the daily trip to the grocery store, I was hot.  It was 71 according to the thermometer on the back porch, but more importantly, the thermostat was showing it was 78 degrees in the house.  And it sure as hell felt like it. 

For the past month or two, we've had such warm temps, that on the days when it got above 60 (which was a lot of days), the house was hot and I didn't sleep worth a dime.  Well tonight, I'm taking over.  I secretly flipped the switch to a/c, even though it pained me to have to turn on the a/c in February, but it is what it is.  I'm hoping to get the house cooled down enough without the 'Rents catching on, and then switch it back without them even knowing.  I have a major chance of pulling this off. .

We haven't had much of a winter.  I can count the days that I wore my heavy down-filled coat on one hand.  And it's supposed to be 81 degrees on Friday.  Yes, 81 in February.  

As always, I'll keep you posted. 

P.S. Update: the house was cool and comfortable, and nobody knew the a/c had been on.  Success. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Terrific Tuesday

I am extremely happy to report that for supper tonight at The Compound, we are having filet mignon.  It seems that The Old Man has gotten an obsession with Omaha Steaks, and has started to have me use his debit card to get us a regular shipment of various and sundry steaks and other goodies from Omaha Steaks.  Sure, they're a bit pricey, but they have yet to disappoint.  And tonight we are not expecting to be disappointed with our filet mignons, twice baked potatoes, and a fresh minced meat pie just out of the oven. 

Good eats.

Monday, February 20, 2017

National Cherry Pie Day

TWIT would like to wish everyone a very Happy National Cherry Pie Day.  

It's still early enough for you to get to your favorite bakery or grocery store and buy a cherry pie to have tonight.  

We are waiting for our cherry pie to finish baking here at The Compound, and in about an hour, we will be having a slice with some vanilla ice cream. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Surprise Moments

I am a firm believer that everything happens because it is meant to happen.  While a lot of people believe in Karma, I really don't believe in it.  With Karma, people think that they caused something bad to happen to them.  I just don't believe that.  This is my belief and I am entitled to it.  I think that everything happens for a reason, and I believe that the Lord uses every situation for His good and to show His glory. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy National Drink Wine Day

TWIT would like to wish our faithful readers and everyone else out in internet land a very Happy National Drink Wine Day. 

Please know that everyone here at The Compound is doing our part to celebrate.