Monday, May 18, 2015
Staying inside today.
I'm afraid not much will be accomplished outside today. The humidity is astronomical, and it will be mid eighties by noon temperature wise if the Weather Channel is on target.
So I plan to take it easy. Stay in where it's cool and dry. I did not go to town this weekend, and I honestly cannot remember the last time I left the mountain. I think I'd have to go back through the blog to figure that out. With no pressing reason to make the trip, I just haven't bothered.
There was a time when I walked my property line fairly often, but it's been awhile since I've done that. My wife is insisting that I need to go check it. Sometimes people come on my land with four wheelers, cut down the silver maples, and then drag off the logs. They sell them to the lumber mill in North Carolina for big bucks, because that's a popular wood for furniture making, and North Carolina has lots of furniture factories. I'm not as enthusiastic about doing the boundary as I once was. It's very steep, and in this weather it would be enervating in the extreme.
The Smoky Mountains got their name because in Spring and Summer, so much water vapor stays in the air that it looks like smoke. We're getting into that high humidity period now.
We're planning a three day trip to Tybee Island, near Savannah. We have't been in awhile, and we both enjoy the beach. The drive is only six hours from the house, and then only if we take the back roads, which we always do. I don't like freeways and I avoid them whenever I can.
It's early in the season so maybe Tybee won't be too crowded. I look at the beach web cam every morning when I have my coffee and read the news on line. So far, it's pretty sedate.
If I don't come by your blogs to visit for a bit, and don't do any posts, it'll be because we have headed out.