So, it’s hot here today — second day with temps over 90 degrees — and the pond temperature in the deep part had climbed to 84 degrees. I turned on the hose to add fresh, cold water to the pond and you would have thought I was feeding them the best, tasty food they’d ever had. They gathered and took turns (none too politely) swimming thru the stream of water, lifting their heads to the very top of the surface as the water poured on. The ripples in the photo are only a small part caused by the stream of water (it wasn’t that strong) but mostly caused by the furious fish swimming in a frenzy to get some cold water on them. Time to go out and check on them and give them some more, I think.
I played golf today and if someone had come out on the 15th hole and offered to pour cold water on my head too, I think I would have taken them up on it.
Well, we finally had weather appropriate for working on our deck sealing project. We needed two days in a row without rain and with good drying conditions followed by at least a third day to work on the deck and then 12 hours following that work day for the deck sealant to dry appropriately. With this goofy spring and summer weather here in Connecticut, four days in a row of dry weather were a rarity – as in not seen until this last week. So, the deck was washed, the drying occurred and all hands were present to brush on the sealant, then later mop off the excess. Hubby is shown here working his way to the far edge of the deck — on the last four boards. Everything to the left and right of him is finished, if not all wiped down. Then, he went back onto the deck with old t-shirts tied to his shoes and wiped off the excess.
Arms, wrists, knees, you name it — were all sore on both of us today. What were we thinking when we rebuilt the deck and made it BIGGER? Certainly not this task.
Furniture is back, umbrella is up, and we’re planning on dinner there tonight.