Monday, June 29, 2009

It's been 9 weeks since Jennifer's Rob died in the auto accident. She is moving to her new place. She found an apartment she liked and thought she could make her home there. For the last week us and her brothers and sisters-in-laws have been helping her empty her storage building. A few of us at a time take an afternoon and help her load and unload things. She is downsizing from a 3 bedroom 2 bath to a 1 bedroom 1 bath.

It's a nice, well kept, secure place for her at this time. It's a large complex, pool, workout center, pet friendly, gated community. That's her balcony up on the 2nd floor.
This is the apartment empty. Living room with french doors to balcony, large dining area, separate washer/dryer closet room off the kitchen. Nice walk in closet in bedroom and ample bathroom size.
Then as she moved the first trailer and truck load in, she kept saying "it's not going to fit."

She is right. All her stuff will not fit. She will still be storing a majority of her belongings.
She hopes to finish moving what she wants this week before the holiday. And have everything in order for the weekend.

When I go back to see her and everything is in order I will take finished pictures.

Congratulations on your new home Jennifer and Molly (her dog)!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Going to the Chapel and . . . . . .

They're going to get married. It's really a chapel in the woods. A one room church with a steeple and stained glass windows with 6 short pews on either side of the center isle.
This is the church where my nephew James and fiance" Beth got married Saturday. It was 142 miles from our house. Her parents are Methodist Pastor's and this is the church they pastor. It was a very small and quick wedding and reception. The church did have another building that was the fellowship hall. So after the ceremony, we walked across the yard to the other building for the reception. After the cake cutting, garter throwing, and bouquet throw the bride and groom drove away.

You don't see too many of these small church weddings anymore. A soloist/pianist sang 2 church songs before ceremony. There was no music at reception, no band - live or dj; there was no toast for the bride and groom; there was no first dance; and there was no decorated going away vehicle.
This is the bride and groom with the flower girl.
Congratulations James and Beth on your new beginning together!!!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

It was a happy Father's Day.

First, we spent a few hours with my father just hanging out and visiting with himfor Father's day . It's always fun there, the kids are in and out, a sister lives next door and she is in and out. Everybody goes in and out 100 times, sometimes by their self, sometimes 2 or 3 go out together. Then they come back in, sit a while, pass a few jokes and laughs, and go back out. I don't know what all the action is outside. The only reason I go outside is if my cell phone rings, or if I go over to my sisters for a minute and then back out, or if I have to go to the truck for something. And then I am back inside.

Larry had to work, so me and the kids met him when he got off work at Ryan's to eat an early Sunday Supper for Father's Day -a nice steak, baked potato, veggies, hot rolls, and dessert of your choice. Sorry-a blurry fuzzy picture. But the food was good. I was gone to the restroom and took this picture on my way back.Then to his favorite store... a man's him this store is a mall. Something there for everything he needs == clothes, shoes, sporting items, cooking items, household items... His favorite store is Bass Pro........

After a short shopping spree there, we said our goodbyes and we all split up and went our separate ways home for the evening.

This is the long road back to the wilderness!!!


Friday, June 19, 2009

Gone Fishing

Oh the days are hot! But I love 99 degeees. I love the sun, shorts, sunblock and tanning lotion, the water, and all the sweat that goes with it. So we packed up all we needed for the day and headed to the lake to do some fishing -- the boat and all the fishing equipment, picnic lunch consisting of peanut butter crackers, cold drinks, and bottled water. You just can't eat too much in high temperature weather outside. It'll make you sick!!

Got up at 4:30 am. And was in the lake by 6 am. A nice calm, warm morning. A lot of people already beat us there. But we were in no hurry, just wanted a day to relax.

We were in the water by sun up. Just in time to see the sun rise.

Time for relaxing. That's about all I did because I caught ZERO fish. Larry caught 5 bass. They ranged from 2-3 pounds. I just don't know why they would not bite my line. It could be I really wasn't trying very hard. I really didn't want to catch any and then have to deal with them when you get home. That's the worse part of the day I believe.

So I relaxingly would cast and reel, cast and reel, cast and reel. And when Larry would catch one, I would be so excited and take a picture and keep count and then change my bait to one like he caught the fish on. Still no fish for me!

One fish!
Two fish!

Three, Four and Five fish looked the same as fish One and Two. So I didn't put their picture up.

But what I did get was a nice beginning tan. I used the leftover bronzing inside/outside tan lotion that I used last year at the tanning bed. I haven't been to the tanning bed this year yet. But this stuff really worked well in the sun. I really didn't burn burn. Was red but the next 2 days I am Totally Tan.

By noon Larry's luck had ran out and he caught no more fish. So we boat rode to the other end of the lake where the sking area is. And just did some boat riding. That was very nice with the wind blowing in your face and sprays of water flying over you. We went 4 rounds around the sking area and then headed back to the landing.

The picture looks cloudy, but it wasn't. It was a bright sun shinny day.


Monday, June 15, 2009

It's been awhile

It's been some time since I have posted on either of my blogs. I will spare you the details of why, but it's been a personal family time with the death and loss of an immediate family member. Rob, our son-in-law, died in an auto accident on April 18.

But we know life goes on. We don't know what the next moment, next hour, or next day brings.

"For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even unto death." Psalms 48:14.


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