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Tree down!

Well, not the whole tree, just a huge branch that could make it's own tree!  It rained HARD last night.  Today, I looked out in my backyard and saw this:

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I don't have a chain saw.  I just have a hand saw.  It took two trips out to work on it but this is the result:

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That was a lot of hard work, let me tell you!  I also got in my walk and did my workouts.  Go me! :p . The big branch that is left is going to have to stay for a bit.  It is too hard to saw with my little saw.  I have a friend with .a chain saw.  Hopefully he'll come and cut it into manageable pieces!  I'm glad the worst of it is done and the branches are at the street!

 


Saturday storm?

Well, I was all dressed and heading out my door today for my walk when I heard thunder.  Well, I thought it was thunder! I heard it again and really thought it was thunder, so I decided to put my walk off.  I came in, took off my earbuds, and sat down on the sofa.  I kept waiting for the storm that didn't happen!  I am guessing some of the neighbors were doing something that was really loud and I just mistook it for thunder.  I have no clue.  By the time I realized it wasn't thunder, it was too late to go on my walk and stay on schedule.  What did I do instead?  Well, I mowed part of the lawn that needed it and planted two trees!  On my walk yesterday, a guy stopped me and asked if I liked flowers and plants.  He said someone gave him the two little saplings and he didn't have anywhere to put them.  I took them home with me.  One is an Oak, but I am not sure what the other is.  It didn't have an id tag on it.  I have an app that you can snap a picture of the leaf and it'll id the tree.  I plan to do that tomorrow.  I was going to do it today, but I never got around to it.

I did my workouts at the usual time and my French lesson also.  I had my lunch and then headed out for my walk.  It was a lot later than usual, but it was pretty nice.  It was cooler than it would have been earlier in the day.  I got in my regular route.  I came home and sat down to cool off.  Even though it was later and cooler, it was still rather warm!  It's been overcast all day and I think it's supposed to rain tomorrow.  I just hope it will be nice and hold off until after my walk! 


Wednesday walks and things

So, it was overcast but not raining when I got up today.  Guess what it was doing when I started walking?  Yup, you guessed it, raining!  Luckily it didn't last too long and I was able to walk without using my umbrella after a bit.  There was a big power outage along my trail.  Seems a tree fell over last night and took out a couple of power poles!  The businesses along my route were all dark and closed.  I walked past the Hardee's and there were people in the drive thru all the way around the building.  There were no lights or people inside.  I don't know how they thought they would get any service. I just shook my head and walked on!

They had the tree and the poles mostly cleared up when I got to that point.  I had to cross the street because the sidewalk was blocked on the side I usually go down, but that was it.  I noticed that at the busy intersections, they had generators hooked up to the street lights to keep traffic moving.  I was an interesting walk!

As for my Fitbit, I guess I'm going to have to learn to deal with the fact that it's just not going to give me as many steps as my One did.  It's really frustrating.  I feel like I'm working so much harder just to get to 15,000 which is what I set for myself in a day.  I used to get home from a walk and have either right under or right over 13,000.  Now, I get home with 11,000 if I am lucky!  I have done all the fixes I can think of.  I changed my stride length, I wear the Fitbit in the right place.  I don't know what else to do!  I did see that someone said they had the same issues and after a couple of weeks, it seemed to work itself out.  I'm hoping this will happen for me, too!  I love the Charge 2 and I don't want to have to start over again.

I got a teal Fitbit branded band today.  I like the after market bands I have, and I will order more, but I wanted a Fitbit branded teal one since that is the color I wanted for my Charge 2.  I just wish Target had had the teal ones!  I do love purple and the plum is so nice, but teal is my color. ^_^

It cleared off after I got home, of course! lol  I did my workouts.  Abs today.  Not too bad, but the cardio workout was modified because some of the moves and my foot pain are not compatible!  I decided that I would mow a bit more of the lawn.  I probably should have waited until tomorrow to let it dry, but it cut fine.  I have one more section to go and I'll get it another day.  I wanted to mow to get in more steps! lol  I am at 18,047 at the moment.  I probably won't get a lot more tonight as it's already after 11.

Oh!  After my walk, when I'm at my most tired and my feet are killing me, my friend called.  She said her mom had a gas line leak earlier and the police and fire department and all kinds of other people were up at her house and she couldn't get her on the phone and would I go check on her.  I knew her mom was okay since I walked right by there and didn't see anything when I came home.  I walked up there and her mom was on the phone.... to her. ~_~;;;  I got to see and love on her mom's dog Roxie though so it wasn't a wasted trip. I love me some Roxie.  She is a little cutie and one of the pups I dog sit for sometimes.

I  finished the true crime book I was reading last night and I've started on another.  This one is another by M. William Phelps.  I love his books!  Speaking of true crime, did you see that they caught the Golden State killer today?  I remember that case from Unsolved Mysteries and I saw a show about it on HLN while at the beach.


So tired!

So, I got in my regular walk today.  I came home and did my workouts.  My friend called and asked if I wanted to go for a walk on the trail we found.  I did, so we did.  We walked four miles total.  I am at almost 30,000 steps for today on my Fitbit!  I will hit that before bed as I'm less than 300 steps from it.

Our walk was on the same trail, but we got on at a different point.  This has to be my favorite.  There was a bridge over a stream that was beautiful!  There was a lot of pretty trees and other things along the trail too.  Definitely my favorite part that we've been on so far.  Here are a few of the pictures that I took:


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It's so pretty on this part of the trail.  It's going to be even prettier this fall! :)


Pecans, pecans, and more pecans!

So, I have a pecan tree in my backyard.  Some years there are a lot of pecans, some years there are hardly any.  Today as I was leaving for my walk, I noticed quite a lot of them.  I decided when I got home to pick up some before doing my workouts.  I picked up a LOT of them and I didn't even get 5% of the area where they are covered.  There was an insane amount of them.  I am not complaining.  Free food is a good thing.  Also, free, healthy food!  I will go out tomorrow and pick up more.  I collected them in one of those reusable grocery bags.  It was 1/3 full.  Tomorrow I hope to fill a whole bag.  I want to get as many of them as I can because they last a long time and I can use them for all kinds of things. I also love to just shell and eat them!

After I finished picking up the pecans, I did my workouts.  Today was cardio and obliques.  That wasn't too bad, but I was tired afterward.  The walk, then the constant bending over to pick up pecans, and then the workouts was quite enough! :p  I didn't go out again.  I enjoyed a nice evening at home.  

Of course I ended up playing Fallout Shelter way too much. ^^;  Oh well... it is fun.  So far I've built and destroyed several vaults.  I destroyed the very first one because I didn't set it up the way I wanted it because I was learning.  The second, I liked, but I had a infestation and most of my inhabitants died.  I didn't have the caps to revive them, so I just started with a new vault.  This one I'm going to take my time and set it up like I want and get it running well.  At least that is the plan!

Now, I want to get off the computer and relax.  I finished Bazaar of Bad Dreams last night.  It was good.  I also finished listening to Dreamcatcher on today's walk.  I loaded Full Dark, No Stars on there and I'll listen to it tomorrow.  It makes my walk seem to go by faster when I'm listening to a good book.