The Blue Angels are in town and they've done a couple practice flights today. There are so darn many trees around my house that I had a hard time seeing them, but, boy, could I hear them. I love their noise so I don't have a problem with it. In years past they've flown right over my house, but apparently not this year.
When my husband was alive and we had a boat, we'd go out on Lake Washington the day of the Seafair hydroplane races just to see the Blue Angels. It was wonderfully loud and I really enjoyed it. We didn't have any problems with trees out there, just drunks on other boats.
My husband worked at Flight Test for Boeing and I worked across the street. He'd let me know when the Blue Angels were getting ready to go fly and I'd go over and watch them. They don't just walk up to their jets, they march and are very precise. It was impressive.
When I was visiting my son in Las Vegas a few years ago, he palled around with some guys that worked with the Air Force Thunderbirds so I was able to go to their hangar and even got to meet a few of the pilots. That was the first time I'd seen the Thunderbirds and being an Air Force brat and Air Force mom, it was a special day. What struck me was how immaculate their hangar was.
I went and checked out another consignment store after I went to Silver Sneakers this morning and sent an email later, with pictures. I'm hoping she'll be interested in my furniture and will accept it for consignment.
I think I'm supposed to be sorting through stuff for a garage/moving sale, but I'm not. I'm also supposed to be sanding and painting baseboards in my living room and dining room, but I'm not. What I am doing is reading blogs and getting caught up. I've mentioned that before in previous posts. I'm also getting itchy feet with all my reading and I want to get out on the road!!
Not that I have to, but I can justify not working on the baseboards. My living room and dining room get the afternoon sun. My house is not air conditioned and even with the drapes closed, the heat accumulates. Fortunately, we're staying in the 70s so my house isn't unbearable. Besides, I'm enjoying being out on my patio in the backyard where it's a perfect temperature.
There is a problem when I'm on my computer outside. I can't stand the mouse pads on laptops so I have a separate mouse but I leave it in the house. I'm not sure how I do it, but the font size changes and sometimes it's small, then it's larger. Right now it's small, the paragraph above, it was larger. Now it's larger. I'm trying to figure out where on the mouse I'm able to do that but I'm not having any luck. I don't want to get too curious because I don't want to do anything that would cause me to lose my post. I've lost too many in the past and that isn't fun.
I guess I've rambled enough for now. I'm going to go back and read more blogs.
Still loving the sunshine,