Saturday, August 13
Some kind of plague has hit Possum Manor. I have been in the house and sick for ten days now. I did go to the doctor only to be told it was a virus. Gave me some pretty heavy duty cough medicine though, because I was, and still am, coughing until I gag or pee. I hope to get to a new blog in a day or two. I shared the plague with Ann, who is about three days behind me in the run of this thing.
On Monday we decided to take an eight hour road trip through the high country of North Carolina. High country is the area north and east of us. It borders Kantucky at one point and Tennessee at another. Great ski country, but in the summer it is pretty quiet. Beautiful is certainly the word for it. Because of the way the state is situated, we drove through parts of eight counties. We stopped for lunch in Valle Crucis and ice cream in Black Mountain.
It has rained almost every single day for the last month, and Monday was no exception.
In a normal year we have a handful of summer days that reach 90 degrees. This summer most days have been near or above 90, and it has been miserable. The humidity has been very high, and our garden is suffering. Too much rain. We picked green tomatoes yesterday in hopes they would ripen in the window, as the plants are turning yellow. The tomato plants are about five feet high, but the rain is damaging them daily.
Today it thundered, and we lost power for a couple of hours, but no rain. Hot but no rain.
July 13, 2016
Seems I am not able to put a photo in the blog, write about it, and then put another. This is the only way I can do it. I think. I have not had to learn new software for ten years, and this is coming very slowly.
I just figured something out. I can make a new title for each posting, and I just do not call it a blog. That might work. If I can put a photo under this one, instead of always having to put it on top. I will try it now.
July, 8, 2016
So, have you missed my artsy fartsy photos? I will post a few I have recently taken, and then I will catch you all up on things. This is the underside of a dragon fly. Pretty cool.
Couple things about this new web software....first if I edit or add to it, you will get the construction page. It takes a while to publish. This is the free software, and they do have a Plus software that costs five bucks a month, and I think I will try that out. With the software I am using, I cannot make that damn spam code thing any bigger, and it is horribly small. I also cannot set it that I do not have to approve each of your comments each time you comment. Maybe the Plus will allow it.
Also realized I have to put my own date in the text. Not use to that. I will go play with the Plus version. I think they give you a week free to play with it.
When I was hacked, I was really hacked. I have nothing left, and I am startiing over. I no longer have WordPress, into which I just plugged photos and such. To be honest, I have no idea what I am doing.