Hi, there (again!) Dear Reader. It’s now just past 2 PM Eastern in New Hometown, Florida, where the weather seems to be on the cusp of going from partly sunny to rainy. Presently, the temperature in my neighborhood is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. It feels warmer than that out there, though; with humidity at 72% and the wind blowing from the east at 15 MPH (25 KM/H), the heat index is 87˚F (31˚C).
As I promised in my previous post, I went out for my walk around 1:25 PM Eastern. I had hoped to leave earlier, but I needed to recharge my phone battery to at least 90% just in case I needed to use Google Maps or take pictures with the camera and upload them to WordPress. The Google Maps option wasn’t necessary since I only went ‘round the corner to the small park that is now my “hangout” (even though I only hang out with my thoughts) and back again. I did use the camera, though, so recharging the phone proved to be a wise move.
Going out when I did was also a good decision; normally around this time of day it is usually hot and muggy, with the feels-like temperatures usually in the high 90s or even low 100s. 87˚F (31˚C) is still on the warm side, of course, but if I go in summer-friendly clothing (trousers with belt, socks, shoes, T-shirt, and a cap or hat), I’m fine. After all, I am a native Floridian and have lived in the Sunshine State for 51 of my 57 years.
So, yep. I went to “my” park and hung around long enough to snap a few photos, sit on one of the benches, and get a few minutes of away-from-the-house time. If the skies were not so ominously full of cumulus clouds full of the threat of rain, I’d have taken a book, sat down on the bench, and read for a while. Alas, the skies were awfully cloudy, so after I took a few more snapshots with my phone’s camera, I retraced my steps and returned home.
While I was taking pictures of the park and part of my route home, I received a text from Amazon; my package with John Williams In Vienna [CD/Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition] was delivered. And sure enough, as I reached the house, I saw the yellow Amazon Prime envelope with my order leaning against one wall of the front porch.
Also on the Good News front: ActBlue refunded my accidental $500 donation to the Democratic candidate who is challenging the incumbent Republican member of Congress who represents the district where I live. I wouldn’t have minded if the amount had been as high as $50, but $500? I can afford it, but I usually do not make credit card purchases of over $100 that often; I usually avoid doing so because I am budget-conscious…even more than The Caregiver is.
ActBlue had advised me that they were going to refund the money to my credit card but that it might take a business day or two. Thankfully, when I went to my card-issuer’s website and checked to see my account’s current status, I saw the refund had already been credited. That, my friend, is a relief.
From the dimness of the light in my study, it looks like it’s really getting cloudy. The AccuWeather app on my phone – which tends to be a bit more accurate than the PC’s Weather one, is telling me that it’s Cloudy, that it’s 81˚F but feels like 89˚F, and that Rain may form in 31 minutes.
I’m not sure what the rest of my afternoon is going to be like; the college student in the adjacent room is doing remote learning today, and she needs almost total silence around this time of day, so I can’t watch John Williams In Vienna [CD/Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition] yet. And The Caregiver is also remote-working from her home office in the master bedroom, so I can’t watch it in the Florida room, either. So I guess I’ll either read a book or listen to music on my Amazon Music app for a while with the headset plugged into the audio jack on my Lenovo all-in-one personal computer. Whichever option I choose, I will be entertained.
And on that note, Dear Reader, I’ll close out this post. It’s still early (3:04 PM now), so chances are excellent that there will be a third post in A Certain Point of View, Too before this Tuesday is over. For now, though, it’s Hasta la vista, baby.