Carol and I made our weekly trek to the local public golf course this afternoon. Since we were out of town last weekend, it’s been two weeks since we last saw Bambi. I wondered if he’d still be lounging between fairways in the shade, or if the passage of so many humans would have finally driven him into the woods nearby.
We saw no sign of him. Or of any of his relatives.
Of course, it was 97 degrees in the shade with a heat index of 110 today, so maybe he found it cooler in the woods.
Oh, for those of you who may be interested, the Hades index was only about 95% today. According to my sources, Satan has been jealous lately of all the reports that it’s been “hot as Hell” in Texas, so he’s raised the level Down There to somewhere around the midday temperature of Phoenix, AZ. I mean, EVERYbody knows that it’s ALWAYS as hot as Hell in Phoenix this time of year.
We wimped out today and rode in a golf cart. But to our credit we DID spend two hours this morning, and two more hours late this afternoon, working on the arbor we’re building in the back yard. And yes, to those of you who have asked, we WILL have some pictures for you some day soon. Just not yet.
Patience is a virtue. Like personal responsibility. (See previous posts!)
Now, to answer those of you who have commented or emailed me:
1. Viki — To my shame, I HAVE taken golf lessons to try to be more competitive with Carol. But old habits are hard to break. More than one instructor has coached me and then told me to work on his tips and come back when I’ve “got it” and he’ll take me to the next level. Seems like I never quite “get it.”
And yes, I’m glad to see you’ve emerged from the “commentlessness” state you were in. But clearly you’ve never spent much time in Texas. There’s rarely a day when I would WANT to be outside using the laptop. Between the heat, humidity, and yes, the insects, inside with air conditioning is my usual evening habitat.
2. Karyn — What!? No innuendo? My goodness, woman, I thought you could make innuendo out of ANYthing! (Btw, that Freaky Friday post was... well... interesting.) Oh, sorry, I didn’t realize you were asleep. Must have happened when I mentioned “golf.”
3. Michelle — Thanks for your support! Keep clicking that “refresh” button, OK?
So, no deer today. But “deer” rhymes with “beer,” and I think maybe it’s time for one of those!
And no, I’m NOT going to report on golf scores or who won. Use your imagination!