We celebrated a quiet 4th of July but it felt like November here. No sun, some drizzle and the daytime temps never got above 67F or so. So we made the best of it and grilled alot!! ALOT!!!!
This was on the third of July. Tri-tip roast with lots of horsereadish, Grilled corn and scalloped potatoes
We ate outdoors and thought we would freeze our butts off.
On the 4th we had Baby Back Ribs, more corn and a few grilled Artichokes. No pic… Too hungry! Ate outside again… BRRRR!!!!
Even the leftovers we had tonight were really good! Finding good corn has been a real problem this year. Maybe because of the weather. One dollar per ear for shriveled up corn but I finally found a place selling decent corn, just in time. By the way, do they even sell watermelons nowadays that’s NOT seedless? The seeded ones are soooo much better!
The weather seemed to affect our neigborhood too. I saw neighbor Rod once while he was out checking on who flew their flag and who didn’t. Other than that, it was very quiet. Also, fireworks are illegal in our town now but that didn’t stop some people. My dogs went crazy, as usual, because the noise hurts their ears.
Here is Neighbor Rod’s flag:
And Neighbor Anne’s flag.
Becky decided that our flag was way too old and that we needed to buy a new one. When I asked her what made her think it was too old she said "I think it’s the 48 stars!! Oh yeah, huh… So I bought a new one (50 stars!!) and flew it Saturday, Sunday and today. As usual, she had to watch and whistle ‘It’s a Grand Old Flag’ while I struggled to put it up. The dogs sang along! lol!!
It’s a beauty!!!
Of course, I had to wear my pajamas or it just wouldn’t be right, don’t you think?
All in all it was a pretty good fourth except for the weather but I’m sure that come Winter, when you are all complaining about the cold and snow, we will be having a heat wave.
I forgot to mention that despite the weather we did manage to plant a few flowers in the front.
And a new succulent
Now I want to read about your 4th of July holiday!!
Take care all!!
PS: Tomorrow, Tuesday, is our normal trash pick up day but since Monday was a holiday, the whole neighborhood gets confused as to exactly what day is trash day. In the past we have always peered out of our windows to see what Rod was doing. After all, he is the neighborhood patriarch, counter of the flags and trash bin monitor. However, he has been wrong the past several holidays so now it’s become every man for himself! It’s actually become a well choreographed trash bin ballet! If Rod puts his out there, ten others will and if he takes his back in, five folks will do the same. Rod: Puppetmaster!! LOL! As for me? I have too much trash to take any chances, thanks to doing yardwork.
I’ll have my camera ready because the trash pickers always annoy him first! LOL!