Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday Musings - April 29, 2019

1. It is the fifth and final Monday of April 2019. Where has the month gone? May is arriving with its flowers and milder temperatures.

Pool with the Cover Still Installed
Elkridge, MD
April 28, 2019
2. I woke this morning to a 38 degree temperature reading on the thermometer. Where did the cold come from after such a nice day yesterday which saw the temperature crest at just short of 70 degrees.

The Cover is Removed
Elkridge, MD
April 28, 2019
3. Pool opening day 2019 is behind me. The pool is open! The water level is still a bit low and I still need to get everything balanced chemical-wise. I realized that while I enjoy the green colors of the rebirth of Spring, I do not enjoy that same color in my pool on opening day. It actually is not that bad and should clear fairly easily.

4. I have to confess that I was so busy yesterday that I did not watch nor read any news. I guess the world is still turning.

5. Pool opening day is not just about the pool. It is also about getting our outdoors living spaces set-up and Chris and I even cleaned and rearranged the shed yesterday. Who knew that we had so much room in the shed?

6. I am enjoying seeing the leaves on the trees every day. Life is best when surrounded by green!

7. The Orioles turned in a disappointing start to their road trip by losing three games to the Twins.

8. Today in History. On April 29, 2004, the National World War II Memorial opens in Washington, D.C., to thousands of visitors, providing overdue recognition for the 16 million U.S. men and women who served in the war. The memorial is located on 7.4 acres on the former site of the Rainbow Pool at the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. The Capitol dome is seen to the east, and Arlington Cemetery is just across the Potomac River to the west.


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Ronald Reagan Quote for the Week

"Don’t let anyone tell you that America’s best days are behind her, that the American spirit has been vanquished. We’ve seen it triumph too often in our life to stop believing in it now."

Ronald Reagan - State of the Union Address, January 26, 1982

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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