What can I say, the weekend has finally arrived. Today is supposed to be gloriously sunny (I work this afternoon), however tomorrow there is a 90% chance of rain (I work then, too). They're forecasting the rain to continue into Tuesday, the first day of my mid-week weekend. Next week I only work 3 days, that's fine with me. This past week it was 4. That's almost too much time to spend at the store.
I've been chatting with my brother about the house next door, advising him to disincline himself to purchase. I get bad vibes. Too many issues. The new roof will cost between $20 to $25 thousand. The big bugaboo is water damage. Any time you have water involved; it is not a good thing. Without ripping out the walls there is no telling where the leak might be. Because water is involved, mold might also be part of the picture. Mold remediation is very expensive.
And King Chuck has been formally announced. I think I'll call him Chuck until he proves he's got the DNA of a Charles. His mother was Elizabeth, never a Liz or a Beth. Chuck, however, needs to earn his name. Almost every article I've read has noted that he is not nearly as popular as his mom. At 74 years of age, he has definitely had enough time to prove that he is not a 'people person.' His sons are both much more popular, so I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people have started the timer, counting down the days until he passes, and William is crowned King.
I was walking through Petra yesterday: 2.70 miles averaging around 3.6 miles per hour. It is so much bigger than people think. Of course, most only know it from movies. Believe it or not, this too is Petra.