August 9, 2018
Good morning. Oh my, temps are a bit cooler this morning and boy oh boy does it ever feel good! The air is so much more breathable. It will warm up in a little while, but temps aren't supposed to get up into the nineties today. Woo Hoo!
Well, the repairman came by yesterday to fix my dryer. Gosh, I felt so bad for the guy. He was an older gent, thin with gray hair. And the heat was getting to him. But he fixed my dryer. It cost a little less than $200. A lot cheaper than buying a new dryer. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.
We had a few thunder showers here yesterday and last night. Just enough to leave a few small puddles behind. Pogo and I stood out on the porch and enjoyed watching the rain come down. The warm summer rain brings back wonderful memories of us little kids playing outside in the rain with a bar of soap.
In case you are wondering, this was back in the early forties. There was a war going on and no one had much money. Life was more innocent then and us kids found lots of ways to have fun. Of course, our families watched to make sure we were all safe. Whole neighborhoods watched, and us kids enjoyed a wonderful childhood.
No one had much money in those days, and families did a lot of shopping at rummage sales that were held in local churches and halls. My folks always managed to find boxes of books to bring home to me. I loved books. Could never get enough of them. They opened up a whole new world for me. I guess that's why I love learning so much. Not the teckie stuff. Just stuff. I found this on the web and just had to share it.
I have another cute story for you (that I found on the web) and I thought it might help to start your day off with a smile.
Now I think I need to pay a couple of bills so that I can give them to the mailman when he gets here. Before I go, let me share a photo of Pogo that I took a few days ago. I took the photo with my cell phone from across the room, but it sill came out pretty good.
How many of you remember, or know, the word "skoshe"? I remember it from my childhood. I checked for it's definition on Google.
"The word skoshe comes from the Japanese word sukoshi, which is pronounced "skoh shee" and means "a tiny bit" or "a small amount." The Japanese word was shortened by U.S. servicemen stationed in Japan after World War II. Later, in the Korean War, a small soldier was oftened nicknamed "Skosh."
Aren't you glad you dropped by today? It's good to learn something new.
Now I'm off to pay the bills and do a bit of blog reading. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.