Weekend Recap — With Your Host, Biff Biffington

Anchorman #2

I have lived through more weekends than I care to count and they all have one thing in common.

They are shorter than the lifespan of an ice cube in the trunk of a black car on an asphalt parking lot in Texas in mid-August. 

Still, I would rather have weekends than not.  Even, if they are too short to even remember after they are over.  I am already having trouble remembering THIS one.

I hope I can get through this post before it is gone from my memory forever.


Greenery by the Yard

I managed to get the yard mowed on Saturday morning before it got too hot.  The high for the day was a mere 102 (39 C), but I don’t think it got any hotter than about 97 (35 C) while I was outside mowing.

Practically sweater weather!

The rains we received last weekend have made the grass thick and lush and luxuriant, which made pushing the mower through it quite a workout.  However, even after being mowed, the grass still looked very healthy and vibrant.

The same can not be said of me.


The Rains, I Complain, are Mainly Staying

Later that day, while out running a few errands, I was trapped in a store when a sudden thunderstorm popped up.  As thunderstorms go, it did not disappoint.  There were incredible flashes of lightening that lit up the darkened sky for seconds at a time as bright as the sun itself.  There was thunder so loud it shook the building.  And the rain fell heavy and fast, sometimes falling straight down in sheets, and at other times nearly horizontally.

It finally eased up enough for me to dash out to my car.

However, “eased up” is a relative term.

I was thoroughly and absolutely soaked to the skin in the ten seconds it took me to dash to my car.  Drowned rats look like desiccant packets compared to what I looked like.

On the way home I saw many downed trees and branches and water flowing through the streets like a river.

A few hours later there was a second round, though this time I was at home.  The thunder literally shook the house.  Rain fell in torrents.  The lights flickered on and off several times … just enough to make all the clocks flash 12:00 and to blow several light bulbs and to set off several car alarms throughout the neighborhood.

But, hey …. it’s rain, and I will never complain about that.


Just Along for the Write

The best part about this weekend is that I actually got to do some writing!

No, not a blog post. I decided to spare you from that.

I have actually been working on a new Alistair and Alexis story.  It has grown to be much longer than I thought it would be.  Therfore, when I finish it I will probably break it up into 6 or 7 segments and post them that way.

So, keep an eye out for an A&A story coming soon to an electronic device screen near you!


The Dismount

And there you have it … all the musing that’s fit to print.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that the upcoming week is awesome in every way!

Thanks for reading!

 

11 comments

    • Ha ha! I saw what you did there.

      Isn’t it amazing what we humans can get used to? Extreme heat. Extreme cold. Extreme anything. If things were perfect, what would we find to complain about?

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    • Hiya, Bryan! Yep, life in Texas is still rolling along, albeit with the A/C stuck permanently on “high”. The Cowboys are still in pre-season (and losing everything in sight). I have low expectations for the upcoming season now that we no longer have Witten and some other key old-timers. But we’ll see.

      I’m glad the hummingbirds are okay!

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  1. My weekends are typically Friday and Saturday, due to my work schedule, but they still feel like they fly by. I’ve been trying to be a lot more purposeful about doing something enjoyable on at least one of the days, because I tend to just keep working at things until I finish and move to the next project (lazy as I am, I still can’t figure out how that works out). Last night, my hubby and I went to a concert in the park where friends of ours were playing, and it felt both indulgent and right at the same time. I think if we’d stayed home, I would have been working on edits because I had “that much time” free.

    I always look forward to your A&A stories and can’t wait for this next one. I still have to catch up with the most recent one, though, so take your time.

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    • I hear you! I think that’s why I am always looking for excuses to leave home. Because I know if I stay here that I will just keep seeing all of the things I need to be doing.

      The concert sounds great. I wish we could have outdoor summer concerts here in Dallas, but too many people would expire from heat stroke.

      And I just posted an A&A story. It will be a 7 or 8 part-er! I hope you enjoy it.

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