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Well, what a pleasant diversion it was to go to the pastor's house for their 4th BBQ.  A nice amount of people showed up, I sat down at a table in the middle of the yard.  We were all in complete awe at the temperature - the middle of the afternoon in July and it was in the high 70's.

I was fortunate enough to sit and chat with some very amiable ladies, one of which we must have chatted for at least 3 hours.  Gotta love that.  I got there after they had already cooked the hamburgers, so I put the steaks in the refrigerator and told the Pastor he could have them later on or tomorrow or whenever.  It was truly amazing to be sitting out in the middle of a lawn in Phoenix, in July, and not burning up.  There was a cool breeze, the sky was completely overcast and wow!  Just unbelievable, really.

Tomorrow, of course, the temp goes back up to 101, then the rest of the week well into the 100's.  It was a reprieve from the heat today that likely won't see again for at least a …
Happy Independence Day.

Sky is overcast here and the temps are way down.  Down enough that I was just out front attempting to fix and re-line the rest of the drip irrigation system.  I had torn much of it out to re-do the landscaping - but - hand watering that situation everyday is getting old, very old.

Further, if I want to take off for more than a couple of days, I need that system up and working so I can have Mark just flip the lever on the water valve to water all of that versus attempting to ask him to hand water that entire group of trees and plants out there.  So, almost done.  Unfortunately, I do not have enough laser soaker hose and will have to buy more.  It's a hose with precision holes in it all the way down.  It works much better than the drippers when using it on ground covering plants.  I don't need that much more of it, though, and pretty much that entire system is done out there.

No great plans today.  Going to stop by the pastor's house with those steak…