I finally got a good 6-7 hours of sleep. While I have stayed awake for several days in the US Army. I tend to get very unpleasant missing out on sleep. Now with my physical limitations, not getting less than 6 hours of sleep really makes me a cranky and feel like a bit of mush. I can do the “power nap” thing, but I’m not a happy camper and what is worse is I let everyone around me know how unhappy I feel. FYI if I get a get a bit terse with anyone, you can blame my lack of sleep and not me trying to be nasty.
I got both of my window A/C units installed and the house is a nice 75 degrees F. I changed the setup placing the portable A/C unit out of the bedroom and to the library room so the unit has a straight path to cool the Living room. So far that is working out great! This sort of set up may not work for people in a high humidity climate. In the Inter-mountain west high desert, a small A/C window or larger BTU portable A/C unit will have lower electrical costs compared to an old “Heat pump” or Central Air system. Usually in High Desert the night cools down quickly when the sun goes down so the fan kicks then the A/C unit becomes a window fan blowing cooler air into the house. That won’t work in Georgia if you have 100 degrees F. and 90-100 % humidity.
I got started early stacking wood, by about 11:30 the sun was beating down hard. I can deal with the sun early in the day with cooler temps or work in the shade after 6 pm. I’m good with this approach for stacking the poplar. The Doug fir wood area was too narrow to bring the wagon load of wood as the wood racks make for a constricted work space. Another lesson learned is using the garden wagon to move wood under the carport is it saves not only time and effort but my arms don’t get bloodied and beat up carrying wood to stack. While I don’t mind getting a bit bloody, bruised and cover in sap. It is nice to let the wagon do the work and I stay some what clean and not so bruised stacking wood. I’m about 5′ 5″ so if I’m tossing wood over “eye level” I am probably stacking wood about 6 feet high, accounting for the average size of the split wood.
I have been a bit off on my timing this year by a little bit. I am doing more wood stacking and have paid less attention to the garden in June. While this has been less than optimal for growing plants. I have really stocked up on wood for winter and created systems that will keep me warm this winter. I’m doing better, as the wood pile needs a few more days of wood stacking. I’m only 3 months out of phase with the seasons.
I miss watching the birds, so I cleaned up the bird baths. I have restocked the bird feeders and added filling the bird baths/cleaning/replacing the water to my daily schedule. If you hate mosquitoes never have standing water for more than a day or two. It may seem a bit silly but watching the birds and other critters is more entertaining than Netflix and cheaper than paying a subscription.