“Sigh… there goes another summer, Snoopy!”

Yesterday it rained, but last night was a deluge. The rain was so loud it woke me and even scared Henry. I jumped up to shut windows. It was early morning, but I couldn’t get right back to sleep so I stayed up a while, read my book and checked my e-mails. When I went back upstairs to bed, Henry followed and we both fell back to sleep.

Today is so humid (how humid is it?) that I sweat when I’m sitting down doing nothing but turning pages or watching a movie. It is all in all an ugly morning. The weatherman predicts sun for this afternoon. I hope he’s right.

That laundry I’ve mentioned is still leaning against the cellar door. I am starting to feel a bit guilty but not guilty enough to do something about it.

When I was a kid, I was glad for the last week of summer. I had gotten bored and was ready for something different even if it was school. Now I am still glad for the last week of summer as tourists will head home, and I’ll get my cape back. The best part of the soon to be ending summer is the coming autumn on Cape Cod, the loveliest of seasons.

Lately I have been buying a few old vinyls. They are hardly popular and, as a result, are quite cheap. Seriously, who is hankering for Hugo Winterhalter Goes Hawaiian or Sing a Song of Italy or my personal favorite, Pizza and Bongos?

My dance card is quite empty until next week, but I’m not complaining. I have stuff I can do around the house, including the laundry. I can’t imagine my poor mother washing clothes for six people using that wringer machine. It must have taken forever. No way could she lean laundry against the cellar for days.

I have a hankering for Chinese food. I’m thinking lo mein, shrimp and ribs.

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13 Comments on ““Sigh… there goes another summer, Snoopy!””

  1. hedley Says:

    Its Steely Dan night over at Meadowbrook. I was mighty amused to get an email that there is no support act and that Donald Fagan comes on promptly at 7:30 pm – Right up my alley. These 401K tours sure know their audiences.

    Meanwhile in the Champions League the Bochum Belle’s team got an awfully difficult group and Tottenham will be very happy with their draw. Football is in the air this week. I wonder if Sasha Obama is going to the Big House to watch the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday night or if she will be too busy settling in to the University of Michigan. Be cool if I see her Mum and Dad at the show tonight – assuming they enjoy “Rickie Don’t Lose that Number”

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      At one of the first Peter, Paul and Mary’s reunion concerts, at Tanglewood, they spoke about so many in the audience being grandparents. I guess they noticed all the grey hair.

      I’m thinking she’ll be all settled in with her father, mother and the secret service to help her move. It will be the Michigan Wolverines.

      I think her parents have great taste in music. Look around. They might just be there!

    • Birgit Says:

      Oops, I’ve missed important soccer news? Embarrassing! Thanks, Hedley, I’ll have to check groups and schedule…
      Oh, I see, yup, interesting but difficult.
      Your group: Tottenham – Munich… Go Tottenham!

    • Rowen Says:

      Hedley, brother—that SD show sounds perfect (aside from the poignant absence of Walter, natch).

      • Hedley Says:

        Rowen, it was a very easy night out with the Donald Fagan Show Band, but Steely Dan it wasn’t. I was on a cheap ticket and slid down 10 rows, becoming quite a rebel in my dotage.

        Next up is Berlin, OMD and the B52s. The super senior 401k tour continues.

  2. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Where did the time go? This has been an awful and eventful summer. We spent nearly a week in a hotel because of a power outage from a thunderstorm in early July, had to spend a week in a hotel while in late July and part of August while our shower was being repaired. My daughter and spouse spent almost a week in the hospital when my daughter became sick with some kind of stomach virus while my son was sick at home with a similar bug. Both of them are feeling better, the bathroom shower works great and it’s nearly Labor Day weekend. My downstairs neighbor has been remodeling her condo since July 25th and the daily pounding of her workmen is driving us nuts. Will she finish the project by Christmas? 🙁 I’m afraid to ask the question. 🙂

    Like you by Labor Day I was also ready to start school again. Here the temperature today is back up in the mid 90s. No rain just hot.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      You had quite a tumultuous summer. Having to move out of your home is tough for anyone. I can never be as comfortable anywhere but at my whole house.

      My sister mentioned her grandson had exactly what you described. The family was suppose to visit my sister for her birthday but she nixed the idea. Moe didn’t want to get sick just before her school starts.

      Renovations always take longer than the original estimates of time and money. Hearing nosies from people around you is one reason I would never live in a condo despite the conveniences.

      It was in the high 70’s today and the sun did come out. Tonight will get down to around 62˚.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        Usually, she isn’t a big pain in the rear just a selfish nasty woman. However, this remodeling job is taking a long time. Her worker only works a few days a week and hopefully will be finished in not more that another week. Her dog barks during the work which is a bit annoying but her yelling at the dog to be quiet is worse. 🙁

        Yes, living in a condo is a compromise but my very low monthly dues and not having a mortgage nor outside maintenance makes it palatable. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        I doubt I could live with people beside me, above me or below me. I like the silence.

        My front garden is lovely, filled with beautiful flowers. Some are just starting to bloom.

        I can’t imagine living elsewhere.

  3. Birgit Says:

    Today was the concert I was looking forward to for months and it was just great. A modern opera play based on Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with choir, baroque orchestra, guitar and among others my favorite singer. A feast for eyes, ears and brain in a huge old industrial hall. The last tram was gone so we walked home from the station through the nice warm summer night. It’s quite hot here again and we still miss rain.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      You had such a lovely day!

      I took Latin in high school and translated the story of Dido and Aeneas. I have never heard the music. Actually, I didn’t know there was music.

      We had a couple of inches of rain last night. As always, I am happy to share!!

  4. Rowen Says:

    Oh, Kat—I live vicariously: stormy nights, old vinyl and Chinese food. (Please tell me you got some of the last.)

    • katry Says:

      I had Chinese for supper. The best part was I had it delivered, and I have enough lo mein for lunch.

      Life is good when you have left over Chinese food.


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