The one thing I really wanted to do is mow the grass patch out back. Some of the grass is six or eight inches tall! I got the mower out, but I couldn't get it started. It would almost turn over, but not quite. I've brought the filter in to clean, although it didn't look dirty to me. That's the most common reason for it to not start. We'll see later, when it is clean and back in, just how it goes. I really thought I didn't need the electric starter when I bought this mower, but I regret it now. That old pull rope gets tedious on these occasions when it won't start. My right arm wears out! As small as my patch of grass is, I could even use a totally electric mower. That would be easier and quieter. Oh well. I'm stuck with this for now.
Boy, the wind has come up in the last couple hours. It seems to be coming from the North or Northwest, and officially the speeds are 15-20 mph, but I'm guessing some of those gusts are way harder than that. I had some clouds overhead earlier, and the air cooled off by eight degrees. I was considering turning off the a/c and opening windows, but I'm glad I didn't. the clouds blew on past and it is back to nearly 90° again. I don't like the wind and heat, but I'll take that over the terrible storms that have been plaguing many of you in the last few days. This will pass and we may even have some rain tomorrow.
Nothing exciting is happening here, so I think I'll go back to the couch and my book!