Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Home and a Computer!
I think I've learned this week that I can post to my blog through my phone with words only. No pictures. I don't know what has happened since last week, but blogger won't let me upload from my phone. So if I blog from the lake it will have to be just talk-no photos. But here I am home for a day or so, I have my desktop so I can post a few pictures for you. I woke up to snow on my car this morning at the lake! It melted by 6:30 a.m. so it was short lived. You can see the fog/mist this morning in the picture. The lake is warmer than the air temperature today. It was 75F there yesterday. What a change! We had a rip-roaring wind come through in the afternoon bringing rain and snow at the higher elevations. There was a tragedy on a local lake during the wind. It overturned a small aluminum fishing boat and the couple in their 50's were tossed into the water. The man drowned but the woman made it to shore. So sad. It's a week of terrible weather in our country isn't it? My heart goes out the the people in Oklahoma. Having lived my first 32 years in Nebraska, I know the ferocity of tornadoes firsthand and they terrify me. When Hubby was offered a job here in Spokane, my first question was, "Do they have any natural disasters?" We had spent most of that spring in our tornado shelter with our children as it was a particularly bad tornado season that year.
I had a busy day last Friday. First of all, I'm not used to driving 6 hours with no one to talk too. Not even Chloe was with me for company! I arrived back in Spokane from Portland by 1:00 and switched cars with Hubby. His new truck had a tire that he had added air to twice in the three days I was in Portland. Switching cars meant unloading everything out of mine and putting it all in the truck. Then home to unload it all again, start the laundry and off to the tire shop. There was a nail in the tire and they repaired it at no charge. Thank you Perfection Tire! Obviously with the truck being new, we hadn't purchased the tires from them and they still repaired it free. Great guys.
Next came a stop at the grocery store, back home to finish laundry, re-pack for the lake and guess where I was by 5:00? Sitting in my chair with a glass of ice tea and my knitting while watching the skiers on the lake!
Saturday in the early afternoon the park delivered 6 truckloads of crushed granite to our site and our friends, Larry & Nita whose site adjoins ours. That is their motor home that you see. In the picture of Nita and I with our dog babies you can see our trailer on the left. The guys shoveled and shoveled and the backhoe came in and flattened it out some. One it rains on the granite it will harden to be almost like rock. This has expanded our sites about 5 feet to the back toward the lake. They have been doing this with all of the sites that want more space. This way we can move our fire pit farther from the trailers which will be nice for safety and for smoke getting inside. After they finished shoveling granite they built our new gazebo. Hubby and I bought it half price on clearance last fall and have had it stored all winter. This will be very nice and keep the bugs off of us while we eat and play cards, etc. Monday and Tuesday I sat at the table and did my Bible study and it was so peaceful. The week days are so nice there. No week-enders to make lots of noise. :-) Last night it was just myself and our friends, Willie & Dixie in the entire park. Solitude is nice. Willie baked lemon bars in the middle of the storm and invited me down for dessert last night. Yum!
One last photo of little Miss Piper in a different Mother's Day pose than the last one I showed you. This picture is destined for the trailer, while the other is on my bedside table at home.
I've been busy building my stock of dishcloths. I'm still not sure about selling them. It takes some of the joy out of making them to sell. I love to give things that I make away as gifts. I also forgot to take a picture of a half done sock. The first sock is finished to after the heel turn. I need to start on it again and get it done before I get "one sock syndrome"!
Have a lovely day my friends. Remember to hug your loved ones a little tighter today and everyday that you have them. This week has been a reminder of how a "normal" day can quickly change your life forever.