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Monday, August 9, 2010

A Trip to the City

 Tomorrow I join my co workers for a trip to Louisville.  We will be staying in an old hotel that dates back to around 1900.  I haven't been in the hotel in 30 years but I'm certain it is as elegant as ever.  I will certainly enjoy staying in a place with marble mahogany and gilded everything.  Some might even say I've gotten above my raising as we say here in Kentucky!
   The conference will be hectic and tedious at times.  Thankfully, my co workers are nice well mannered men.  I will most likely have an escort. 
  I will try to post some pictures for your enjoyment!  Well, since no one has actually read the blog yet for my enjoyment.  But I do feel like you are listening to me blabber on about this and that.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

100 Degrees

This is the hottest summer I ever remember experiencing in Kentucky.  No joke.  I have always had a garden of some sort and I have had droughts and heat waves but nothing like this!  We had August heat in June and its never let up except for a few days here and there.

As a result my garden is limping along.  I spent some time last night mulching around the tomatoes and watering.  Then I pulled a lightweight fabric over them and hoped the wind wouldn't blow it off.  It will help keep the sun from blistering the fruits.  Crazy weather.  The rutgers tomatoes keep right on bearing.  They are an old old variety and have stood the test of time.  I see why.  They are not spectacular nor big.  They are medium sized red tomatoes that are consistent.

100 degrees in Kentucky is very rare.  I'm talking ambient temperature and not heat index.  The HI is estimated to be 104 to 109 degrees.  IN KENTUCKY!  Whew!!  Where is that sweet tea?

I knew it was coming.  My little buddy hasn't been by.  He is holed up trying to stay cool.

I'll send some pics along later.