Category Archives: weather

North Carolina

It’s good to hear that my buddy from way back in the Junior High School days (you can tell how long ago that was, they still called it Junior High School, not a Middle School as they are known as these days) has taken a job as an cpa in north carolina. Only a short trip from his parents mountain home and property that is right close to the Virginia state line. I believe it is called Fancy Gap. A gorgeous place to live, but they still have Internet connections and cell phone signal issues that would drive me right up the wall!

We have been chatting it up a bit on Facebook these past couple of years. If I didn’t have the Internet I would be totally lost. I seriously think I would lose my mind. But at least I would have a great back yard view.

Shorter Days and Cooler Nights

There is something about school starting that means the weather will be changing at the same time. The month of September is usually one of the best around here. The daily temperatures are warm, but mild. The nights are cooler and as each day goes by, there is a noticeable chill in the air.

Fall is when you break out the long pants and jackets, and do fun things like go to football games. The leaves on the trees start to turn color and then drop to the ground, waiting for you to rake them up and get ready for winter.

I hope you enjoy the fall weather. I noticed today that the days are getting shorter and the nights are much cooler. I actually had to go get a jacket when I stepped out to carry the trash cans down to the curb for pickup tomorrow morning.

Everything To Do With Hummingbirds

My nature loving parents tell me that isn’t too late in the season to put up a hummingbird feeder and are urging me to purchase one quickly so that I can enjoy watching these tiny little creatures this summer as they (and millions of others) do each spring and summer. They even sent me a link to a company,, that sells a great variety of hummingbird feeders that they suggest I take a gander at and find one to utilize. They are urging me to purchase a glass hummingbird feeder, they are much easier to keep clean if they are made of glass and these feeders need to be kept clean in order to attract these little migrating birds that we all find so fascinating and exciting to watch.

Since I have been working so very hard to get the backyard cleaned up and I intend to use it more than I have in the past, I’m thinking that this would be a great addition and I look forward to entertaining on the weekends and evenings there when it cools down a bit this summer.

I recommend this site to anyone interested in learning more about hummingbirds and to find good quality products online.

feeding the hummingbirds

mini hummingbird feeder

Playsets and Good Weather

This weekend I am heading out-of-state to my kid sister’s house, which is just over the state line actually. But it is still taking me out of my home state and is usually a five and a 1/2 hour drive to get there. It is a trip that is long over due and I’m getting excited seeing her, her husband and their 3 sons.

If the weather is nice, and it is supposed to be a good one, I am sure we will be spending a good amount of time outside enjoying their spectacular backyard that they have worked so hard on since moving there 6 years. I’m sure the boys would rather be outside since we all have been cooped up all winter long. They have all ready been grilling and eating on the patio for the last couple of weeks. Her husband is a good cook, especially outside on the grill.

The playsets virginia beach have arrived that they ordered online so I’m sure I’ll be helping them get assembled and ready to use by the boys and their friends. So it will be a good productive visit and I’ll be properly fed and entertained. Let’s hope the weatherman’s forecast will be accurate and let the games begin.

Brother Is Still Shopping For The Best Stair Lift

I heard from my brother and his wife through an email that I received last night, I have cut and pasted the main part of the email below:

In an effort to get our house a bit more handicapped accessible, Luvie and I have been looking around at numerous stair lifts. Luvie has now found a company on-line by the name of that has a very large selection of Ameriglide stair lifts, Vertical Lifts, Wheelchair Lifts, dumb-waiter and Elevators, which are things that we may have to consider at some point as well.

Luvie’s parents are still alive but aging quickly and their health has been deteriorating each year. We have decided that when they need to leave their home, which will most definitely happen at some point in the near future, that they will come and live with us. None of the other family members are set up or capable of such a drastic lifestyle change, what with different career demands and most still have little ones running around the house and attending schools.  So that leaves Luvie and I to come to the aid of these lovely and gentle senior citizens. The weather here in California is best suited for them anyway, our climate doesn’t change as drastically as most of the other states do and the sun is usually around to make people feel better, I have found.

So AmeriGlide seems to have the best variety of stair lifts and has a good general warranty of ten years for the drive-train, and five years for the parts, which is very reasonable for any stair lift, we are finding out. A stair lift is our main concern now because it would be very unsafe for these folks to be attempting to go up and down the several flights of stairs that our house currently has, and both of them are going to be needing something like this, a fall could be disaster when you are of their age group. These folks don’t mend as easy as they use to and a broken hip usually means that things will go down hill from there, and we don’t want to take any risks.