Cooling Temps

Posted by on July 25, 2013

Thankfully, it’s cooled off enough the last couple of days so that Michael has been able to get outside and continue his work in the basement.  He was able to cut holes in the ‘new’ wall for cable/satellite, electrical outlet, vacuum cleaner receptacles and a heat vent.  So we can once again watch TV outside!

Cable/Satellite outlet, electrical outlet & vacuum cleaner receptical

Cable/Satellite outlet, electrical outlet & vacuum cleaner receptacle

Hole cut for heat vent

Hole cut for heat vent

Vacuum canister (awful picture)

Vacuum canister (awful picture)

Working TV with dvr box mounted above

Working TV with dvr box mounted above

On Tuesday morning there was a ‘showing’ on Dan & Amanda’s home at 10:00 am so we all had breakfast (Dunkin Donuts) in the coach while the realtor and her clients toured the house.  Unfortunately no offer was made.  🙁

Wednesday was rather quiet.  Amanda had a doctor’s appointment and worked for a few hours in the evening.  Dan was at the office and Michael worked most of the day outside.  So it was just Alex and I at home and he took a good 3 hour nap. I made spaghetti for dinner and we ate earlier than we have since we’ve been here…about 7:30 pm.  Michael and I ended up heading home before 9:00 pm, spent a little time watching TV and hit the hay early.  Our schedule has been thrown off whack since we’ve been here and it felt good to get back to a little bit of a routine.

Papaw & Alex building

Papaw & Alex building

Today Michael, Amanda, Alex and I ventured out a little.  Unfortunately, Dan, has to do that nasty thing called ‘work’ and was at the office.  Today was a day of ‘cemeteries’….and it won’t be the last!

Our first stop was Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.  It’s in an area I’d like to call ‘Cemetery Row’ as there are cemeteries (at least 5) lining both sides of the street…including Long Island National Cemetery…and they’re all HUGE.

Part of the HUGE Long Island National Cemetery

Part of the HUGE Long Island National Cemetery

Pinelawn is the final resting place of Guy Lombardo & William ‘Count’ Basie.  Both were Big Band Bandleaders of the 1920s and 1930s.  After driving through the cemetery and not finding the mausoleum these two were laid to rest in we stopped at the office and I was given maps and directions by a very friendly and helpful gentleman.  We were on the wrong side of the road….the mausoleum’s are all on the opposite side of the road.  With the correct directions we were able to find the mausoleum and plots very easily.  We made a quick visit and were on our way again.  The ‘graves’ were pretty blah since they were just mausoleum’s but still interesting.

Count Basie and his wife Catherine

Count Basie and his wife Catherine

Guy Lombardo & his wife Lillibelle along with his brothers Carmen & Lebert

Guy Lombardo & his wife Lillibelle along with his brothers Carmen & Lebert

Michael & Alex

Michael & Alex 

Next on the agenda was a Roadside America destination.  (by now you know I’m a firm believer in Roadside America!)  We were headed to Home Depot and the Burr Cemetery that lies within its parking lot!  Until the 1880s the cemetery was in use by the Burr family, who owned (and farmed) the land surrounding it.  During World War I the land became an airfield known as Brindley Field.  It’s amazing that after all these years and so many changes to the area this small graveyard is still in existence.  For a little more information, click here.

Graveyard in the Home Depot parking lot

Graveyard in the Home Depot parking lot

Brindley Field Memorial plaque

Brindley Field Memorial plaque

We treated ourselves to a pedicure & Amanda got a manicure before heading to lunch.  The nail salons are super abundant here so the prices are pretty darn reasonable!  $15 for a pedi and $7 for a mani….we paid almost double that when we were in Alabama.  We grabbed lunch at Panera Bread (Yay for gift cards!) before heading home so that Alex could get a nap in before we headed out again.

Ahhhh.....

Ahhhh…..

Alex has been taking the ‘Mommy & Me’ class at his mama’s work, All-Star Gymnastics, and today was the start of a new session.  I went along so that I could see all the fun that Alex has at class.  He was the youngest in the class of 4 and the only boy.  He did a great job and his mommy really got a work out too!

Climbing/crawling on one of the obstacles

Climbing/crawling on one of the obstacles

Forward roll

Forward roll

Balance beam

Balance beam

 

Learning to jump on the trampoline

Learning to jump on the trampoline

 

Playing with the musical instruments

Playing with the musical instruments

We had bbq pork sandwiches for dinner and played a game of cribbage (I won!) afterward.  We headed home after the game, watched some TV and surfed the net before heading to bed.  With the temperature in the low 60s it looked to be a great night for sleeping!

 

2 Responses to Cooling Temps

  1. Ken Hyde

    Enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing. Ken

    • Kelly

      Thanks, Ken! Nice to know you’re out there! Too bad our paths didn’t seem to cross in Goshen!

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