My husband and I got up this morning with all intentions to continue our “Mondays with Morie”. But even though the calendar says that it is officially Fall, the weather here in St. Louis is definitely still Summer. The heat this last week has broken records for how hot it’s been; up in the mid-90s with heat index even one day up to 100. All of our Monday trips so far have been inside excursions, but on my list, I have several outdoor trips. I’ve been waiting until the temperature cooled down to suggest those. But today proved those would have to wait. We had decided that after I returned from my exercise class and showered, we would head down to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and go to the Missouri Civil War Museum where we could enjoy the air conditioning.
I showered and fixed my hair and make-up and when I went into the “man cave”, my husband was sitting at his computer playing on-line slots. He looked up at me and said, “if you don’t mind, I’d just as soon stay home today.” I couldn’t very well object as he had spent the last week outside in the heat putting up a soffet and fascia board on our covered deck. This proved to not be as easy a task as it first appeared it would be. Somehow when my ex-husband built the deck, the roof was put on crooked. I remembered that when we had the corrugated plexiglass panels replaced on the roof, the roofer said he couldn’t replace them with panels as the roof was too crooked. And, indeed, it was. As my husband measured the soffit panels, there was a difference of three inches from one side of the roof to the other. This meant he had to measure and cut each panel separately, making for a much longer task. He did a wonderful job and I managed to stay away and not try to manage the job. A win-win for both of us.
Next week the temperature is supposed to be normal fall temps so I’m hoping we can get back on track for our Mondays with Morie.