My fears were confirmed today when the thermometer hit 82 degrees. Once again, Virginiahas gone straight from winter to summer. The forecast for this week has the highest temperature at 87 degrees and the lowest at 42. Good grief. I’m not complaining about this, though, just merely stating a fact. I think it would be pretty hypocritical to have complained about the cold and then switch to complaining about the heat now that it’s warm out. But seriously, some mild spring temperatures would have been nice. We went from 6 inches of snow on Thursday to 80 degrees on Tuesday. No wonder I got sick.
Speaking of which, after feeling well enough on Saturday to run, I started feeling worse as the day went on. I’m thinking the only reason I felt better was by sheer will power… I really didn’t want to miss out on the race. Sunday I felt awful and pretty much didn’t do anything other than some cleaning around the house. Monday was another (unplanned) rest day, and a sick day from work. On the upside, my Dad is here visiting this week to help us finish putting new windows in the house (more on that in a second). We had the delicious cream cheese chicken chili for dinner. This was my Dad’s first time having it and he really liked it!
Today I am feeling better in general, except for this cough that’s hanging around and keeping me (and Barry) up during the night, which is causing me to feel really tired during the day. But after work I just couldn’t pass up the nice weather, so Dad and I headed to the Dora Trail (the trail in town). I ran 3 miles just under a 10 minute pace and Dad biked 6 miles. Holy moly it is tough to run in 80 degrees after having colder weather!! I guess my cold had something to do with it as well….. maybe.
So this window project. Back in November, my Dad and sister came to visit the week of Thanksgiving. Aside from spending time together as a family for Thanksgiving, the week also had a purpose. We spent it replacing the four front windows on the house.
|One of the front windows from last November|
We moved into our house last May (first time homeowners.. woot woot! (yes I just said woot woot)). The folks who owned it before us were in the process of replacing the windows in the house, when they inherited another house and had to move. So out of the nine windows on the main level, only three had been done. Dad helped us do the 4 front windows in November, with plans of coming back down this spring to do the last two. So that’s what he’s here to do, along with visiting for the week 🙂 I’m looking forward to more trips to the trail for him to bike and me to run, with this warmer weather!
This has nothing to do with this post, but I came across this picture while I was looking for the picture of the window from November.
This is how Hank likes to sleep while we’re in the truck traveling. He sits in the backseat and leans his head on my shoulder and sleeps (and snores). Don’t mind my squinty eyed weird face… I’m sure the sun was in my eyes or something. 🙂
Did you skip straight from winter to summer? Do you get 4 separate seasons where you live?
We usually at least get summer, fall, and winter.
What types of do-it-yourself home projects have you done in the past?
If you have pets, do they have a funny way of traveling when they’re in your vehicle?