I've been neglecting my blog. Hubby and I have been busy washing the siding on the house and trying to clean out the garage. The siding is done, but we've only made a dent in the garage. I'm almost at the point where rather than going through things, I'm tempted to just take it all to the dumpster. It's amazing how much stuff one can accumulate. While going through the bottom cabinets, I discovered that a mouse had invaded the area and had made a mess. You would think that the cats would keep them away. Then again, it could be a mouse they caught, brought into the garage to play with, and let loose.
It's much too hot to work in the garage today. I just checked our forecast. It's suppose to be 97 today, 99 tomorrow, and 102 Thursday. With our high humidity, those temperatures are almost unbearable. We've only had 4/10 of an inch of rain so far this month. The lack of rain and the heat have turned the grass brown, wilted all my flowers, and just about ruined the garden. All the pretty green tomatoes I had are getting dry rot, the cucumbers and squash are not filling out, and some of the plants are dying. I've tried to water the flowers and garden, but it's just not the same as a good rain. Seems like this happens every year.
Hope everyone had an enjoyable Father's Day weekend. My brother came home for the weekend from New Jersey on Friday. Saturday, my cousin and her husband visited at my Dad's. We had an enjoyable time remembering the summers we spent together as children. Sunday, my sister and brother-in-law were here from Charlottesville. It was nice that my brother, my sister, and I got to spend Father's Day with my Dad. He'll be 96 next month, so we won't get to celebrate with him many more times.
I haven't seen the skunks for a few days. I heard a gun shot across the road the other morning. I'm afraid my neighbor may have decided he didn't want skunks around. I don't know how anyone could shoot such cute little creatures. Maggie May is now fascinated by a snake that keeps sticking his head out from a crack between my front porch and steps. She has no fear.