Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordy Wednesday #30: Summer's End

How do I know the end of summer is here? Let me count the ways.

One, the kids are back in school. Of course, they started school nearly a month before the official start of fall.

Two, the clamoring for pool time has diminished substantially, leaving Youngest the only one to ask, on a daily basis, whether he can go swimming. And he only wants to swim once a day.

Three, I'm wearing my cozy, comfy socks to bed.

Four, the pool guy will only be here two more times before his contract hibernates for six, seven months.

Five, it's taking two days to dry a load of laundry outside rather than the two hours it took just a couple of weeks ago.

Six, my flip tan is diminishing even as I type.

Bye-bye Flip-flop Tan
Finally, I'm seriously considering having our air ducts cleaned. It's something we've never done before, and I have to believe many creepy-crawlies have made our ducts their home. We shall say a silent prayer for all of them as they are sucked up but some professional. It feels as if I'm considering a murder-for-hire.


D... said...

I think your flip tan still has a ways to go. We've actually been feeling a little relief from summer ourselves. I was actually able to have the windows opened yesterday. And was chilled!

At school, we use these machines called AlphaSmart. They look exactly like what you have on your lap.

Anonymous said...

That is an impressive flip tan. Way better than mine and I live at the beach.

CP said...

I made an appt to have our ducts cleaned on the 10th. First time for us as well.


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