Friday, June 14, 2013
We made it to Friday! Yesterday's weather had everything from heat and cool breezes to sun and pouring rain, and it was topped off with a tornado warning. But we made it through the storms pretty much unscathed.
There are a few things on our agenda for the weekend, and one is that we will be welcoming a new addition to our household. Her name is Taylor, and she's 14 years old. When she arrives, I'll tell you her story. But I'm hopeful that the dogs will give her a 'howling welcome' like they did for me when I got home this afternoon. What's heard on the video below is not the usual welcome that I receive; I can only guess that the dogs have taken a cue from me, because it's how I feel many times when Friday and the weekend comes!! I hope you enjoy your weekend too!!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
We've been hampered by severe weather all week long, and we're still not through. Today was really hot and fairly humid as a storm system to the west begins to get itself together. The weathermen are telling us that the ingredients are in place for severe weather on Thursday. Of course I'm not ready for the possibility of a power-outage, but by the time the storm arrives, we will be.
CarrieAnne however is finding her own relief from the heat. Long time readers of this blog know that Carrie has her own little private swimming hole in a place that only she knows about. Since construction began on the house in back of us, she's not slipped away to take a dip to cool off. But I guess with the heat this evening she just couldn't resist. She was gone for quite awhile and just as it was getting dark and I started to worry about her, she reappeared, happy and very cool!
Whatever it takes!!
Stay safe and cool everyone!
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The weathermen were right and the rain blew out of our corner of Virginia in the early morning hours. When the sun appeared, and because I'm feeling better, I decided we weren't going to be lazy and that things were going to get done around the house. I cleaned half of the house and then told Carl we needed to head outside and get the yard work done.
Even though Carl still can't really do anything other than drive the tractor, it's something. He put it off for a little bit, and then decided he was tired of hearing me
nag him, ask him when he was going to get started, and so he went
outside, taking the dogs with him. A little while later I came out and found that Carl wasn't
mowing but was in the barn working on the weed-whacker and trying to figure out if it is still capable of fulfilling it’s lawn-care duties. I could see CarrieAnne at the far-side of the yard, with Todd intently watching whatever she was doing. Josh and Sheba were nearby playing with the frisbees.
Cissy was laying in the grass.
Everyone seemed happy, and that was all that mattered.