Sunday, May 24, 2015

Better today

What a frustrating morning yesterday was. Straight Talk was having website issues which compounded my issues. After about four hours, I finally got it all fixed. But I had better things I could have been doing with that time. On the whole, I am happy with my Straight Talk service, but my phone has exceeded it's data limit for the month already and I ran out of data on the mifi device. With the phone being throttled, it was virtually impossible to add data to my device. 

Anyway, got my walk, came back and dealt with the internet, and since half the day was already wasted, decided to read. I read two books yesterday. Obviously not long ones. 

Keith picked up the movie American Sniper on DVD while he was out and about this week and brought it over and we watched it last night. It wasn’t what I expected, and to be honest, I don’t think it was everything that it was made out to be. It was more of a documentary than a movie and we had a hard time understanding a lot of the talking, and I just don’t think it was that great. There are a lot of other people out there that have been and are heroes. Just because he survived and died on home soil, it became a movie.

I don’t have much on the agenda for today. I need to do my rounds, and then I am thinking I might make myself a copper bracelet. I bought some large copper tubing a few weeks back and I am getting the creative urge again. A neighbor brought me some smaller copper tubing this week too. Free copper is a good thing. :) Nothing scheduled for tomorrow either. They are predicting 106 degrees by Friday which means it will be warmer than that by five or ten degrees. I’m going to make sure I have everything I need before it gets that warm so I won’t have to go out.

BTW, if you are at all interested in seeing Keith’s tandem jump you can see the video here…

My tomato plants have blossoms. I hope they survive the heat. I really should have gotten them planted in February, but I had too much going on. If they don’t produce this year, I will start earlier next year.

Well, I guess that is about it for me. I need to get out and get my rounds done before the clouds disperse and the sun comes out.


  1. When it gets hot here in TX, I can keep my tomato plants producing longer by keeping them under shade cloth. 'Full sun' means a very different thing in the southwest than further north. I've lived in WY, WA, and MA and gardened in each place;, I've also lived in AZ and TX and gardening is much more difficult for me in these states. It just seems wrong to plant in the winter. LOL, but that's what you've got to do, and then be prepared to cover things when a cold snap arrives.

    You can also have a very nice fall garden, starting tomato seed the end of July--not sure if that would be the time for you--your County Extension office would know. Good Luck.

  2. Yup, my tomatoes are on the patio and only get a couple hours of sun in the morning. A fall garden huh? I will have to try that. :) I have some trumpet vine seed and more desert willow seed in germinating. I have gotten two, possibly three willows from the first dozen seed I tried.