We're really not ready for it to be August already. The summer is passing by far too quickly.
We met up with Jill and the kids yesterday evening to watch Jake play a bit of soccer. It was a lovely summer evening and Jake was playing on a field next to the kids' old high school, here in our neighborhood.
Jill and her kids had finally dragged themselves out of the house in the late afternoon after several days of lazing about watching Olympics and staying up late. The kids were ready to go back home.
We hadn't seen Jake play for many years, and decided we could put the Olympics on record and watch the evening show without commercials later on.
Jake is a defender and plays on several teams. This is a co-rec league, with no slide tackling allowed. It's safer but leaves fewer means of defending.
Here is a series of shots of the big guy in action.
And with that the ball is launched up field.
We left in the second half after Jake subbed himself out. It's a lot of running after being on his feet all day at work. He stopped by the house later to drop off clean cabin sheets, pick up raspberries, and pet his kitty.
And now about that August thing. It is the first day of the last summer month, and for us it will be a busy one that will fly by too quickly. We do have another week mostly at home before there are short trips to Rockaway and to Whidbey for family events. And then the the big house remodeling projects will be getting under way.
Tom is finishing up the big yard jobs. Today he'll cut out the old raspberry canes and do the clean up there, and that should be the last of it. I am back to walking at least 3 miles a day, plus doing my floor exercises and hand weights. The Olympics are a good influence, except that we also spend a lot more time sitting and watching TV.
So here we are in the dog days of summer. I'm hoping for some busy mornings - I have to start packing up everything in the downstairs rooms, besides the normal home and garden chores - and some slow afternoons in the sun.