And we have now entered that part of the year with long month names. I've never liked that. Short month names, generally, are the ones I like. Months like "May" and "June". Not December or January or February or November. August is warm, but the cold is nearing. I hate Ohio winters, always have, always will. Oh, well.
My brother, the middle one, came in yesterday afternoon and will be staying a few days. Be logistically weird: we have one bedroom, one bed, and two reclines, one of which extends pretty fully and will be his sleeping couch. We have one bathroom, it's on the far side of our bedroom, so there will be that. And we have some structural issues here, ones related to the lousy condition of the place generally and the plumbing in particular. There was an unknown leak in the bathroom sink system, one that went undetected for too long, severely damaging things like the floor. This morning, he used the toilet, went to wash hands, and stepped THROUGH the floor where there is now a hole. I put a board over it, and will have to go buy some more boards. Fun life we have.
Wife spent yesterday evening and part of this evening working on his computer, which he brought, and which was a major reason for the visit, though we're glad to see him. Got some things fixed at least.
But Wife did not, for once, have to "watch" the beloved niece. So she decided that it would be nice, a real "necessity" in fact, to go driving around to show him the region. He lives about 2 hours away, west of here, and we both grew up well south of here and were never in these parts as kids, so it's strange to him, and largely to me as well. So off we went. Temp in the upper 80's, and Wife (in large part due to the lupus and the removal of the thyroid gland) has zero temperature tolerance so the A/C in our 17-year-old car just had to be on, full blast, lowest possible temperature, as off we went. Took some real wrong turns, but finally ended up at a large reservoir / state park about 45 minutes (if you use the right directions, that is) from here. One of those places with lots and lots of geese, ducks, gulls, and fish. Fish hatchery in fact, though the fish I saw were anything but fingerlings. They sell past-date bread to the tourists -- of which there were many -- for $1 a loaf, and people toss bits of the bread to the birds and the fish. Quite a sight, really. Hung around there, then back to towards home. He wanted to go eat, so we went to a locally owned pizza joint that also has great salads and nice employees. A Good Time. Came back home with the A/C off -- the car does not do A/C well, there's a leak somewhere in the system -- and when it started blowing hot air. that was a bad sign. So we came home. Only two windows go down in the car (17 years old, remember) so the old 4-40 air conditioning (4 windows down, at least 40 miles per hour) didn't work. A/C in house did, which was A Good Thing.
I let car sit for several hours before checking the cooling system. As expected, the coolant reservoir was empty and the radiator level was WAYYY down. I put in what I had, begged a gallon of undiluted coolant off nephew, and put most of it in. Levels had been fine a week ago, that's how fast the A/C leaks it. And, of course, the gas mileage goes to pot: we used about twice, if not more, the gas that a similar-distance trip without A/C would have taken. She's -- Dear Wife -- is worth it, but the situation isn't great.
Wife also took her next-to-last Humira shot today. She called the company and they'll ship another 3-month supply for delivery Friday morning. Which will work out.
The Old Testament reading for the day is Psalms 65, 66, and 67
The New Testament passage is Romans chapter 2.