Friday, August 01, 2008

Hot Time Summer in the City

I hit the road early this morning to run some errands in town and then work at the church garage sale. I don’t really like garage sales, but I thought it was good to do my part. I knew working with my girl friends would be fun and make the time go quickly. All in all, I think I went into this thing with a good attitude. But it was just hot today. I worked from 11:30 to 3:30 on the hottest day of the summer. We sat outside under canopies, which provided shade. Not everything was shaded at the garage sale, so there were moments of direct sunlight. I felt like a puddle of butter. At one point I went to a nearby business to potty. I felt like I had been swimming – I had to peel my clothes from my body. Okay, nuff said there – no one wants the graphic. By the end of the day, I was wishing I were wearing my swimsuit. Still, it was okay. I made it until the next shift came, but I was headed to the car and the air-conditioner as soon as I could. I have to wonder why anyone would plan a garage sale in July. Why couldn’t we wait until this fall? Oh well, I did it and it is done.

Toby and I are planning a vacation for September. I told him I wanted to go somewhere where I could wear a sweater. Will I make it to September?


Becky said...

I had to peel my clothes from my body. Okay, nuff said there – no one wants the graphic.

Unfortunately, I don't need that graphic. I live it, every day. Winter can't get here fast enough!

inpassing said...

Have you been having trouble getting on your blogsite? Just wondering because Internet Explorer will show an error at times when I try to pull it up. Perhaps it's just my computer so I was just wondering. Guess I need to find a good IT man!!

On another subject...thanks for swimming at the garage sale! I had taken "stuff" to sell out to them a couple of times.

Laurie said...

Question is, how many crazy people were out there in that heat garage-saleing? I'm with you, garage sales are in my "things I can do without" list. Although I have helped friends with them on occasion, it was only bearable for social reasons.

Buck said...

I've been watching your WX on TWC, and I SO feel for ya, Lou. The entire state of OK, and most of northern Texas, is in the 100+ degree range, and that's just TOO freakin' hot. (I suppose I don't really have to tell you this, eh?)

Inpassing: You're among the many thousands of folks afflicted with the Internet Explorer (IE) "operation aborted" bug. The Site Meter folks changed their code yesterday and anyone using IE7 (and 6, too, from what I've read) trying to access a blog that uses Site Meter (as Lou does) couldn't do it... the Site Meter code caused IE to crash. It's fixed now, FWIW.

Inquiries said...

Miserably hot that describes grand Ok!

inpassing said...

Ah...thanks for the info, Buck.

Bob said...

August tops my list of least favorite things.

Bag Blog said...

Buck, thanks for answering the computer questions. I've been out and about today - another hot time in The City.

Laurie, I was amazed at how many crazy people were out in the heat garage saling. Good to hear from you.

Inpassing, I thought that was your dress at the garage sale.

Bob, August has become my least favorite month. It was Feb. when we lived where there was snow on the ground 8 months out of the year.

Becky, so that is how you stay so slim - sauna!

Ashley, Lets make a road trip to NM for old time's sake.