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I started the day with 30 minutes on the treadmill and a little less on weights. Normally I get plenty of exercise in the summer with grass mowing and gardening, but this year I decided not to have a garden and it's been so dry the grass isn't growing. That's a good thing because I noticed that my compost pile where I dump grass clippings is now patroled by an army of bumble bees. Maybe I'll start another grass pile.

We spent most of the day in Tulsa touring swimming pool places. We're about to take the plunge (so to speak) and install an ingound swimming pool. It was a surprise, at least to me, to learn that there is very little difference in price between a fiberglass pool and one with a vinyl liner.

This morning and after I returned from Tulsa, I rubbed excess oil from the oak trim and added sheetrock to the side of the doorway that needed it after the move. I applied the first layer of drywall mud. Drywall finishing is one chore where it pays to be a procastinator. One can't hurry it. A thin coat a day for several days works better than trying to do it all at once. I've learned this the hard way. Also, every crack must be taped, otherwise the crack will reappear. I like the web tape with adhesive backing. The paper tape that the drywall experts use doesn't work for me.

Kathy and I ended the day by eating dinner with Jim and Pam at Jim's house. After some very good food, we went for a swim in his pool.and stayed there until dark.
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