Yes, we’ve had some 90+ degree days but it’s been just a few. Saturday we had an awesome high temp of 75 degrees and today we should only reach 70 degrees–I’m loving it!!! My family in Arkansas is enduring high heat and humidity–as is lots of the country.
Life is just puttering along–Friday we went to Billings for a sorely needed haircut for me–I love my hairdresser, she is very young, 34 years old and has been cutting my hair since she was 20 years old–I’m hoping she cuts hair for a long time!!
When we go to Billings our days are full–not as full as when the Cowboy was working full time and we had to make stops at the electrical supply warehouse, the plumbing supply warehouse, etc. But our Billings days are still full so anything I can do to reduce stops is a godsend. Have you tried the Walmart Grocery app and Walmart pickup?? I am in love!! I sat in the comfort of my chair with my phone and shopped–you can purchase anything the store you are using has in stock–even sliced deli meat, fresh produce, dairy products, etc. With the app, you create your list and pay using a credit card. You can add to the list until about 10 hours before your scheduled pickup time. You chose a pickup time in one hour increments–ours was between 11am and 12pm. The app is supposed to allow you to “check in” when you are on your way but that feature wasn’t working on Friday. Instead, we just drove up to the pickup area of the Walmart in Billings and called the number on the sign–in just a few minutes a lady came out with our groceries and other items. Our cold stuff was all in two separate bags for easy transfer to our coolers. Done in FIVE minutes!!! We hadn’t been to Walmart in over a month so my list was long–it would have taken me at least 45 minutes to shop/checkout, maybe longer. I’m in love!!
We spend time at Nat’s–today we are the relief crew for the caretakers–Barb went to Billings for the day so we will stay with Nat until she returns.
Can you pick watermelons? I’m a good watermelon picker–my grandfather Idus raised watermelons for sale and he taught us how to pick a good one. Each summer I usually have about a 95% success rate and I find it’s all in the “thump.” I do look for watermelons with a yellow spot and brown vein-y lines running from the yellow spot indicating the watermelon has sat on the ground long enough to ripen. But I find if the “thump” is right, the watermelon is perfectly ripe. The “thump” with your index finger should sound hollow, not solid and flat. We purchased two watermelons–I LOVE watermelon–on Friday and the one I’ve sliced is delicious–sweet, sweet!