It's been raining for three days. Also temperatures in the high 60 or low 70s. Hard to complain, except everything is damp.
I'll take damp over cold just about any day, as long as the damp isn't causing things to feel cold. What it is doing is lending to a bit of musty air throughout the house. The house has really poor natural circulation, with pretty good HVAC temperature control as a counter to that. It seems inefficient to turn on the HVAC just to control a little humidity, though. Plus, we like the rain.
We took a lunch break out today. We couldn't remember the last weekday lunch without kids. We went to the local Thai place, for some food the kids would turn their noses at. I don't know why; it isn't like we ate eel or octopus (today). Unless you go extreme, it's just veggies, and maybe a little shrimp or chicken, over rice or noodles, with some slightly spicy sauce. We sat outside, as we didn't realize reservations were needed to sit inside; pandemic changes we haven't encountered or adjusted to, I guess. We wanted to sit outside anyway, both because the weather is pleasant, and we're still covid-concerned, even though we're both vaccinated and the rules have relaxed.
We love the kids, but the days when they're at school are nice. We get some time to adult think or work or chore. The basement is still a bit of a mess, from our start at cleaning it up, so there's been a procrastination of laundry, and subtle chained impact to other chores as the spaces are a little squeezed or steal attention in other ways. The lawn needs to be mowed again, after all of this rain, and the weeds are getting out of hand in the un-started vegetable garden, or naturally growing areas. Little tree sprouts are in danger of becoming saplings. And the house is textured with mud, from months of dust all getting slowly washed down with rain.
Someone needs to step up and tend my house!
It's also National Be a Millionaire Day. Sadly, it isn't a day to make people into millionaires, but is meant to give excuse to fantasize or encourage change to tend that way. It'd be nice to have millions in regular cash flow. I used to think it'd be great to have a million in the bank and live off the interest, but with banks paying 1-2%, if you have interest-bearing accounts, that's not as generous as it used to be. Maybe a decent money market account, or the right portfolio with dividends could do it at that level. You'd probably have to live pretty minimally still, in a responsible sense, not a lawn chair outside your shed sense.