Laid Back Friday

Indeed: Loves the smell of Friday in the morning, it smells like… WEEKEND.

No walking today…worked in the garden again! The air conditioner turned on for a few minutes as I got up so I investigated the power usage with the following result…

The spikes are when the air conditioning is running

Not too bad. The SCE bill this past month was $220 and previous years it was $420 and $510 so I am still $200/month ahead…happy Paul.

Nice being old and enjoying an 80 degree house in stead of the 72 degree house of ten years ago!  The chart is from by Chai Energy Monitor I got online and it “talks” to the SCE meter and puts the data on-line with many charts and graphs to display what is happening in the house.  I can see it anywhere in the world!

I worked in the front yard cleaning up the lemon tree and thinning the blood orange tree. I also  painted the tree trunks of two more citrus trees giving them that “professional look”.

I spent two hours up in the lemon tree elimination dead branches

The top of the orange tree was totally blocking any light/air from the inside area of the tree…not so anymore!  This allows the tree to breath and the fruit to see the sun.

The blood orange tree is not open on the top and white on the bottom

We had lunch and in the afternoon I went to Home Depot to get some goodies for the garage workshop.  I bought a small finishing sander for my sign projects.

4/5 by 5/5 sanding pad

Returning home, I did some chores and about 3:30 PM we began binge watching NCIS season 3,

This season begins to drop little hints about Gibbs’ past, and is the first to reference his first wife, Shannon, and his daughter, Kelly. The season finale introduces his former boss, Mike Franks (Muse Watson), who assists Gibbs in recovering from a near-fatal bomb blast. The season ends with Gibbs retiring, leaving DiNozzo in charge of the Major Case Response Team.

We were supposed to go to the Rondeliers Dance but Sue was not up to it…we thought perhaps we could go to the GG Elks but decided to stay home.  Sue’s back was killing her and it was better just to relax.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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