The following photos are the people and things that bring joy to my life:
|The 5th birthday|
The girls are coming late this afternoon for a mini sleepover; tomorrow they will go to Morgantown to bond some more in that cultural event 'back to school shopping' or some such excuse. We are really having a mid-birthday party (not a late celebration not an early one). This year the magic numbers are 35 and 39 and, of course, 66. [also 5 and 13 parties already over and yet to be held] I'm planning watermelon, ice cream sundaes, and maybe cup cakes - something to set the flames upon.
The Summer of 2013 has gone quickly. School was not over for me until mid June. By then we had had a plethora of events: Tracy and Keith's anniversary (over the Memorial Day Weekend)
Zoey turned 5 in June. See those photos of her Miss Kitty BD?
Delia spent a night over here - we went to see Despicable Me2...
It's been a rainy summer in WV. Some weeks the rains came every day. It was even difficult to find a day to cut the grass. 'Indecisive me' let several opportunities to empty the house fly by - so I still own it and have to pay the taxes and deal with registering it as 'vacant' with the assessor's office. Bummer.
Through f/b and Tracy, I found an artisan, Sarah H., who offered to look at the stained glass windows in the garage with the intent on appraising them for sale. She brought a friend to the garage to help move the windows to photograph them and he wore flip flops. After he stepped on a board with a nail sticking out, we quit looking at the windows and took him to the hospital ER for a tetanus shoot and an x-ray. (I called Jeff to put the widows back.) She's been busy since then. I have tried to track down the original prices of the windows and some of their history. That's a story for another paragraph.
Brenda and Sonja have helped me clean out some of the stuff in 'the house' - Brenda is a friend from my days teaching at Flemington and my friendship with Jean Burton. She does the hard work of dragging stuff to me and moving it downs stairways; Sonja is Jeff's wife and she carries stuff to the car and truck and helps box up - we were on a roll until we went to the basement. Brenda boxed up all the fluorescent light bulbs; Sonja got her son to drive the trash of the ceiling tiles to the dump - things were coming together. Brenda swept a path; Sonja started her plan to clear the shelves - then we opened a cabinet door and realized we had a problem. The solution had to wait until after the Boy Scout Jamboree, and that ended this past week, but the guys have not called me to set up a visit at this time... and Sonja went home to can beans; Brenda lets me cancel every Tuesday...
I used the 'free time' to get the oil changed in the LHS - and the garage said I had a problem with an oil plug so I spent a couple days at the garage waiting for a solution there... I have an appointment for Tuesday this coming week.
|The 15th anniversary party at Coopers Rocks ROCKS!!!!|
|Last Fall - my family together at Timberline- November 2012|
|Summer Fun 2013|
Checking up on my health. Until I shake this depression, and this medicine I'll just say Ouch.