Wednesday, July 8, 2020

July already?

I can hardly believe it's July already.    Summer is moving by quickly, I'd assumed it would drag with the restrictions on our socialization and explorations.   Not the case at all.

As I've said before, nothing new or very interesting is going on.    Our sweet Lewis turned another year older, he's 11 now.   

The birthday didn't seem to bother him but he has slowed down a bit in his old age.   He still enjoys swimming (if someone will throw in one of his toys to retrieve), fishing with Dave, supervising any and all work, attending second cups and happy hours and just generally relaxing in the air conditioned house.    The temperatures have been unusually high this week (mid 90s) and have arrived with sticky humidity levels so indoors is the most comfortable place to be.

even the birds are hot!

this little guy decided our petrified log would shade his front door nicely

Yep, shady entry door

Wait for me, Dave, Dave, wait for me to get out there, Dave wait!

Dave swims often but, since there is no shade out on the water, I don't while it's this hot.    Lewis never enters the water when one of us is swimming.   He feels someone must stay vigilant in case someone begins to drown.

Our Jeep continues to perform it's new roll of construction delivery vehicle and Dave continues his work downstairs in the emerging bedroom/bathroom project.

loading studs

Mr. David's A-1 Construction Consultants sent his best man to cut the concrete

He outfits his employees with the latest safety equipment

Last week was 4th of July.   Our lake holds a "Lake of Fire" celebration on July 3rd with fireworks and bon fires.   In the afternoon the lake is filled with boats cruising around and pulling all manner of floating things behind them. 

boats everywhere

dear friend Stephen ferrying his little daughter around

the Ice Cream boat made a killing on the 3rd!

In the late afternoon people have lawn parties and at 10 pm sharp, everyone around the lake lights red flares on their piece of shoreline to ring the lake in red.   It's beautiful.      This is the first time in probably 25 years that we did not participate.

Dave couldn't help himself....he built a small bonfire even though we weren't having a party

The Town of Geneseo cancelled their fireworks display and closed the small park at the north end of the lake.    We this would be a quiet 3rd of July.    Wrong.     I think there were more displays than ever.   The booming and banging went on from early evening until way past our bedtime.   Lewis was not a happy camper and squeezed up on the bed between us, something he never does.

the view as I pulled down the shades at bedtime

zzzzzzz after a long night of noise

So, that's July so far!


  1. Sooooo happy to hear from you. Happy (late) Birthday the picture of him in front of the window. Time is flying by. I’m just settling into the week and it’s already next week before I know it. Isn’t it awesome having a handsome, handy man around the house? Looking forward to seeing the progress. Hugs to you, Dave and Lew....

  2. Awww, happy birthday, sweet Lew! I know just how he feels with the heat and humidity. Indoors is best, indeed. Love your photo of the heron in the tutu, LOL. I'm shocked that it's July already, too. We've been here for six months. How the heck did that happen?? OXOX

  3. Sure is handy to have a full service construction crew on call 24/7 !!! His work looks great! Like the idea of a 'quiet' Ring of Fire celebration, but then again the sky sows are spectacular.

  4. You capture some beautiful views of the lake and all its goings on. Love that you have an ice cream man. Lew looks so content relaxing on that "soft" pillow he is using. I see age hasn't kept him down as he flies out the dock. Dave is making great progress on the downstairs. Love the bathtub photo. Lew is obviously confused. The heron is darn cute with that tutu, as Laurel called it. Good you have strong A/C with the heat and humidity you are experiencing. Pretty photo of the Red Ring and the fireworks.

  5. Though we've never met Lewis in person (in dog?) we feel like we know him through all our mutual friends -- Happy Birthday to him! July has been a real cooker everywhere, it seems. The lake looks so refreshing, I can't blame the guys for wanting to take a daily dip. Ice Cream Boat?! Maaaaan, I want one!