Weekend Open Mic

Weather: As summer approaches, summer weather does too. The temps this week are just about normal for this time of the year. Summer starts next weekend on the 21st.

The weekend: We’re doing some more landscaping work this weekend since the weather is supposed to be somewhat nice. We have to dig a trench about 30ft across the yard to put some water piping in so we can have a hose on the other side of the yard. We want to put a sprinkler over there along the fence to water our plants.  If that goes well we might dig another trench about 40ft in another direction for the same purpose.

TV: We finished Space Force (Netflix).  I’m raising the score to 7/10. We watched one episode of Sweet Magnolias (Netflix) but couldn’t get into it.  Not sure we’ll go back to that.  Then we started Catastrophe (Prime), 30-minute episodes so it goes fast. It’s an adultish type relationship show with some good characters and some chuckles. 8/10. We’re on season 4.

That’s it from B&P Headquarters in St. Louis. What’s going on in your world?
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11 thoughts on “Weekend Open Mic”

  1. Open Mic….thanks for including your “reviews” of the movies you watch. I’ve already started watching some because of your down to earth, no strings attached summaries.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I watched the first episode of Space Force, but couldn’t even bring myself to try another episode. The first episode was so bad that I can’t see wasting another half hour of my life on something with an amazing cast that should be funny but fails miserably. I read the reviews that it gets better toward the end of the season, but I don’t know if I can put myself through another horrible episode like that first one.

    • I understand what you’re saying. I was expecting, or maybe hoping, it would have been more like Airplane, or Police Squad with off the wall stuff. I still found it entertaining enough and it does get a little better near the end of the season, maybe that’s just because you start getting to know the characters better, I’m not sure.

  3. Campground worker checking in from SC. Horry County is considered a Covid hot spot now with no end in sight. Its been raining off and on for a week and expect more next week. Hurricane season has started early already breaking records. After deciding we are too old to drag the plywood upstairs this season we bought hurricane shutters. Just our luck they got all but the highest one installed and the wind picked up, about blew the men off the house. Two weeks later the big shutter is still sitting under the house and of course we’ve already paid them. I liked Space Force, guy gets a job he might not be up to but gives it his best. Unexpected things happen for laughs but in the end it is character driven.

  4. Spent most of yesterday working outside installing an underground water line so I can have a couple of spigots in various places for sprinklers and soaker hoses for plants. At one point mid-day, I came into the house to look something up online and while I was inside I rotated the laundry. I grabbed some laundry from the washer and as I bent over just a little bit to place it into the dryer I felt a sharp twinge in my back. Yep, I threw it out again. I haven’t stood upright since. I spent most of the rest of the day scooting around in the yard making connections as Pat was the chief trench digger. We did get the water flowing without leaks.

    We had to go to Home Depot and Lowes for some soaker hose and a few misc. fittings and timers. I had to lean on a shopping cart to get through that. I felt like I looked like a 98-year-old man. Today (Sunday) we’ll be filling in the trenches and lining out the sprinklers along our fence. At least it’ll be a little cooler today. Fun times!

    • We should have hired you to do our underground work! Our current project is 40 condos, the guys put in the water and sewer lines, filled and compacted the holes, and then tested the lines. Needless to say, they spent almost 2 weeks searching for and fixing a lot of leaks. These are “professionals”. They still haven’t tested the 8 inch water line to the fire hydrants. Hope they do that before we put the streets in. I shouldn’t have to tell them how to do their job.

      You need to get yerself one of those back stretchers. And if you do, post a video of you using it the first time.

    • If you can, get x-rays of your spine. I have had my share of back spasms and lately found out that I have 2 partially collapsed discs in my lower back. I’ve had to quit swimming, running, inline and ice skating, and racquetball, but I’m still good for biking. Walking and strengthening my core a bit has helped a lot. I was really surprised how much walking helped as I didn’t do it that much before the wheels fell off everything else. I’m hesitant to suggest this because of the cost of medical care in the States, but I’ve had excellent results from chiropratic, acupuncture, dry needling and massage as well. And don’t bend over! Squatting is way better; keep your lower back as straight as you can and use your legs. And good luck! Aging is a lot of fun…

      • Thanks. I have a regularly scheduled checkup this week so I’ll be talking to my doctor about it.

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