Summer is on its last leg. I can tell by the long shadows, the crazy wasps, the shorter days and the cool mornings.
In these parts August, is the month with the highest range of temperature in a day. It can be anywhere from 4-10c (40-50f) in the mornings to 20-30c (68-86f) in the afternoon – Perfect for sleeping!
Speaking of crazy wasps, I have discovered that if I burn incense while I’m outside the crazy fermented fruit-eating wasps go away. I watch them come at me like fighter pilots and then make sudden U-Turns and high tail it out of there.
Another cool discovery through my BFF via her daughter is a cheap and easy way to treat unfinished wood. I have a southern exposure. My balcony always has sun and the little wooden table out there looked like a relic from the pioneer days.
This little recipe fixed up my table and also my BFF’s deck in the backyard. Are you ready for it? Go get a pen…
It’s 3 parts Canola Oil, 1 part vinegar… that’s it, that’s all – just use a cloth to rub it in…
In other news, my Dad is still recovering well from surgery. He has this beard thing going on and I swear he is one of the few guys in the world who still has more than his share of hair at age 79. With the growth of a beard, he is looking all scientist-doctorish and I’m thinking I need to be calling him Doctor Father Schwenk, PhD or something.
As for work on my future plans and The Other Bottom Line, I continue to make progress when I’m not distracted by sunny days, crazy wasps, long shadows, fix-your-wood recipes and the odd stabs of who-the-heck-do-you-think-you-are thoughts.
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