#WeekendCoffeeShare – Goodbye July 2022

Good morning! Come on in and make yourself at home. Grab a mug of coffee and let’s sit down at the counter. I wish we can have our conversations outside but unless you can wake at sunrise (which is mighty early), it’ll be too warm to sit outside for even a few minutes.

Last night, I watched the weatherman say today will be the 20th 100-degree (38-degree-Celsius) day in 2022. One more and the record will be set for the highest number of days in the 100-degree range ever, which will be easy since tomorrow will be 100-degrees as well. July will go out kicking and screaming with 100-degrees temperature.

Weird doesn’t even begin to describe this year’s weather. There’s been next to no rain in my neck of the woods this entire July. Meanwhile, it’s pouring nearly everyday in some spots down south and to the east. It’s like a mechanism’s been flipped. Last night, I heard about Las Vegas flooding? Huh? What is this and why does it suddenly feel like a plot in the movie The Day After Tomorrow?

Anyway, I’m looking forward to August because the temperature won’t be quite as hot and I might be able to finally take down the shade clothes in the garden, which have been up since end of May.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I added a new camera lens to my collection this week. It will be the lens I take on my trip in September. It’s a 18-400 mm “superzoom” lens. That way, I can just take one lens instead of two. It’s quite heavy, though, at around 25 ounces (708 grams). I guess I will just have to get used to it.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had a scare this week. Mom received an email regarding a time change for one of the flights for our September trip and when I clicked on the confirmation code, it automatically changed our flight to one where we would arrive 12 hours earlier than planned.

Normally, I would have no objections to arriving at a destination earlier than planned but, in this case, I would have a problem. I cannot modify my rental car reservation. I would also have to book one more night of motel. Plus, I would lose a day of work, which means I would have to use more PTO (paid-time-off) hours. Also, even if I have no objection of booking one more night of motel, mom would object to losing a full day of work.

So I called the airline company because if I asked mom to call, she’d say, “you do it, you can speak English better than me.” Story of my life. *sigh*

But as I was talking to the customer service representative, mom came into my room and started yelling in my other ear, calling me stupid and whatnot. So I had to apologize to the representative and put her on hold while I explained to mom what was going on. It turned out she thought I misread the email but I hadn’t. It was her who misunderstood and she didn’t even apologize. Geez!

In the end, the whole thing was sorted out and we’re back on the original flight with a new departure time that’s about 2 hours later than the original flight. So that’s the time change. Short layover, whatever. If anything, I think that’s better.

#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by and hope to chat again same time next week.

4 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Goodbye July 2022

  1. Yeah in Australia it has been raining all year and a bit of last year as well. It is the different weather systems interacting for us. Thing is it is more like every 150-200 years so seems very bizarre. We had drought and bad bushfires across the country just before Covid came. Stay safe and hope this weather system shifts soon for you.

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  2. Maybe your mom yelling at you while you were on the phone gave the airline representative some sympathy for you. I’m glad the changes worked out. It can have a domino effect on your plans.

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