Saturday, June 30, 2007

Decatur AL

This week took my on an over night trip to final a new CVS in Moulton AL.
I stayed at the Decatur AL Holiday Inn with a wonderful view of the Tennessee River!
Nestled in the Tennessee River Valley, the city of Decatur boasts a rich and colorful history. Originally a river crossing for settlers west of the Appalachian Mountains, the town became known as Decatur on June 16, 1820. A few years later, in 1826, the Alabama Legislature incorporated the City of Decatur. Settlers were drawn to the community at this time by its fertile river valley soil and relatively easy river access to other cities.
The Civil War brought with it a host of changes to the city. Because of its railroad, Decatur was of strategic importance during the war and therefore changed hands several times as the opposing armies struggled to control the all-important railroad. By the war's end the city had suffered complete devastation, with all but three buildings burned to the ground.
During the early 1900's Decatur was a major city in Alabama, with a population between 7,000 and 8,000. At this time, many new homes were constructed and civic improvements were made as the city focused on providing a superior quality of life for its citizens. In 1919 a livery stable was renovated to become the Princess Theater and in 1929 Decatur's first traffic lights were installed. Downtown Decatur was the place to be on weekend evenings, with movies, ice cream parlors, and live theater and musical performances all providing a social outlet.

Finally Some Rain This Week

Georgia has been suffering through one of the worst drought in several year. To date we have a 20" rain deficit.
This weeks afternoon showers while not putting a dent in our rain deficit have gone along way in making the grass green up and clean our smoggy air!

Sleepy Saturday

I'm so sleepy from sleeping all day. I'll get up for dinner!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Enjoying The Heat

About the only thing that really enjoys the recent heat wave is our cactus plants.
It's been so hot that our other house plants wilt and die with about a half hour of exposure even in the shade!
Atlanta's weather has been much warmer this summer than last? It has! This is especially obvious when looking at the number of 90-degree days. Through the end of July 2006, there were only 6 days with afternoon temperatures of 90 degrees or higher. This year there have been 22!
It's been hot enough to melt a dog and summer has just begun!

New Patio Umbrella

Last night while shopping at Krogers we noticed that the patio umbrella and matching stand for our patio set was on sale for about half price so we bought one.
It's nice to sit in the shade while you melt in the heat!


Can you say "HOT"
This was taken Sunday June 24th at 1 PM.
The themometer is located on the outside of our kitchen window.

Monday, June 18, 2007

A happy father and his daughter on Father's Day

Here's the greatest father in law and wife a man could ever hope to dream for!
Happy Father's Day!

Beth's New Car

Yesterday we bought Beth a new car to replace her aging 1998 Jeep Wrangler.
We returned to Carmax were I had purchased the Impala in December and purchased a low mileage 2006 fully loaded Hyundai Sonata LX that was used as a fleet car. The Sonata has leather interior, heated seats, sun roof, AC, six disk MP3 stereo system, V6, sport wheels and tons of stuff Beth loves!
She drove it to work this morning with a huge smile on her face, lol!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Chris Has A New Toy!!

Preparing for his upcoming July 4th vacation to Florida Chris is sweeping the neighborhood for anything valuable to pay for this trip.
If you'd like to donate to Chris's vacation fund please call or email me and I'll supply you with a P.O. Box where donations can be sent!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Thunder Storms!

Thunder storms roled over us yesterday just after Beth and I returned from buying her new car in the late afternoon.
Here's a picture of the first of two that roled over us giving us some much needed rain and hale too!