My husband is planning a staycation soon and I will be taking full advantage of it. No, I will not be so cruel as to make a long "Honey-Do" list - he needs his rest. BUT, I will be scheduling all the maintenance calls that we need for that week: the dishwasher and the freezer section of our side by side refrigerator are both on the fritz. And since we bought the washer and dryer and stove at much the same time and all from Sears, I thought I'd call the Sears people to come and do repairs on the broken appliances and a cleaning/servicing on the rest. And we need the plumber to come by and check out the line that goes to the outside spigot in the backyard. The valve that opens up the line appears to be frozen shut and I can't water my garden. So far this summer there has been more than adequate rainfall but I do want a back-up plan in place. So all Bill will have to do is sit in an air-conditioned living room, watch a DVD or read a book while the repair persons deal with the hard work. His biggest exertion will be writing a check or two. I think he'll be able to manage that without working up a sweat.
I am looking forward to the Independence Day break in the middle of this week. Forecasts indicate that it is going to be the hottest day of the week. I expect it will be another day with the air-conditioner going in the living room, some Law & Order DVDs and some books to read and some stitching to do. I may brave the heat to barbecue a few hot dogs --- I am a traditionalist after all. But the rest of the meal will have to be cold, cold, cold: macaroni salad, potato salad, green salad, with jello and melon for dessert.