Monday, July 31, 2006

Bye Bye Birdie

My very lovely friend Chip has described the weather as gross hot and what a perfect description for it! It is just yucky! This house is just a big sauna set on high, hot and damp. Luckily we have the neighbors pool for relief, but today (say it isn't so!) the pump is down. To the sprinklers!

Yesterday, we went to see Bye Bye Birdie performed by the Elyria Summer Theatre Association. It was a good try. The singing was just so-so for some of the actors. The sets were okay, but the train they had was excellent. There was also a live orchestra and that was a nice touch and they were pretty good. Of course we only went so we could spend two and half hours in a dark, air conditioned room. By the time we got home, we couldn't go back in the pool because the obligatory daily thunderstorm was underway. At least it cooled off a little. But as long as I get to watch Deadwood on a Sunday night, it's all good.

But I really want to write about how much I love eBay post office day. Something about all those little packages stacked up and ready to go makes me so happy! Is it the idea that stuff is leaving the house? Is it that I know every little package represents a small amount of money? Or is that I'm just like Maria in the" Sound of Music" and "brown paper packages tied up with string" are one of my favorite things? Hard to say.

1 comment:

Weaver Brewer & Fam said...

Woo hoo for dark, AC'ed rooms!!! anything can be tolerated for that.

Ebay mailing day? yippee for all the good reasons. You should hear the excitement when the kids see the UPS man. "The package man is here!" they chant excitedly. The guy just smiles.

Today is is going to be a bone-melting 98 degrees and tomorrow is supposed to be 97. Thankfully, Wednesday should drop to 86 and then 76 for thurday and Friday. I can't wait!