April 9th, 2017

caillebotte_man at his window

Springy Again

Now that we are between rains, the day was cool but totally springly. Tomorrow is supposed to be very much the same, so I'm looking forward to it. The rain could be back by Tuesday, but most likely won't amount to much until Wednesday, and then Thursday could bring a thunderstorm. There might also be rain next Saturday and Sunday, but it's really too soon to be sure. April is sufficiently unpredictable that we could get anything from a heat wave to snow flurries. I hope it's just rain, though. I'd rather not have the ground get too dry, nor the blossoms get nipped by cold.

The shopping is done, and because there were a number of bargains I couldn't pass up, most of the grocery money for the month is already gone. With luck the stuff I got today will last for three weeks with very little augmentation. If not, I'll have to break into the emergency money, because I have no intention of taking any more out of the bank account this month. I'm expecting the insurance on the house to go up again this year, and I want to be sure I have enough on hand to pay it all at once. There's a surcharge if you divide it into two payments, and I hate paying surcharges.

For some reason Portia is sitting on my desk next to the keyboard and purring like crazy. If she thinks that her purr will coax me into letting her sit on my lap while I'm using the keyboard she should think again. Or do whatever cats do in lieu of thinking. She'll have to wait until I'm done and I go into the living room to watch television. I haven't checked to see what's on PBS tonight, but I don't think it will be English people murdering one another. In fact there might be Germans mass murdering English people with bombs, which is not at all the same. I'll watch it nonetheless, of course. But first I have to post this entry and the usual

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