It is a picture perfect day here in our little corner of the world. The sun is shining brilliantly, there is a slight breeze and the temperature is in the mid 80s. The humidity is bearable.

As I mentioned in the previous entry, we have been working on our patio this weekend and I think we are finally at the point where we can enjoy it. Earl and Jamie are off to Lowe’s again as I type this; it is the third trip there today. We need a couple more parts for our new privacy fence along the side of the patio that is closest to the neighbors’. I plan on taking the car to the car wash tonight and getting that cleaned up for the week. Otherwise, I have ramped down for the day and am just enjoying the nice weather.

I am off from work tomorrow; it’s my first on-call week for the new job and because I have to work regular hours next weekend, I get two days off in compensation, so I’m taking tomorrow off and then I’m taking the following Friday off. Sandwiching on-call between two three day weekends is a beautiful thing. Have I mentioned lately how much I enjoy the new gig?

Earl has pulled pork cooking in the crock pot and baked beans in the oven. We are going to enjoy a full on barbecue tonight.