Happy Friday to you all! It's a gorgeous sunny day here in Spokane and that is truly a blessing. Wednesday was a terrible storm that knocked out power to over 38,000 people. Many are still without phones or electricity. We never lost either one, but the winds howled all day yesterday at over 35mph. In my infinite wisdom I had chosen yesterday and today to have a yard sale. So far I have made a whopping $47.25! Now I am reminded of why I don't do garage sales. I have had no customers this morning at it is 9:00-unusual. If it doesn't pick up I'll take everything except furniture to the Goodwill at noon.
Monday night Hubby had customers from Pretoria, South Africa in town so we took them out to dinner. He has stayed with them several times when he was in S. Africa. Such lovely people. Here we are at Clinkerdaggers a beautiful restaurant on the Spokane River at the Spkane Falls. In the spring you get wet sitting at these tables from the force of the falls from snow melt in the mountains around town.
From left to right-Hubby, Me, Beulah, Johan. We had a wonderful time with them. I've heard so much about them and it's nice to put faces with their names. I think we have made some friends for life. They want us Togo see them and take a photography safari. No shooting animals with guns, just cameras. It sounds great, but with kids living all over the place, most of our traveling is to see them, with Hawaii thrown in every few years for fun! :-)
The view of the small Falls from the table. The bigger falls are almost vertical and HIGH.
Monday was Beulah's birthday and I didn't find out until about 15 minutes before leaving for dinner. Thankfully I had a set of three washcloth made and bundled. Instant gift.
The next few photos are pictures of the garden at the lake. Carrots and lettuce. The deer have been helping themselves to the lettuce with regularity but there still has been enough that I haven't bought any in over a month now. You can see a bit of the green beans there on the right. There are three rows and we've had beans for dinner several times too.
Lots of different squash! And corn in the background.
I thought this squash blossom was pretty with water in the middle of the blossom.
I know compared to most of your gardens this one is far, far, behind in production but as I've said before, we have a short growing season being so close to Canada. It was 41F this morning for goodness sakes!
My view Tuesday.
Flowers behind the camper.
Tiny little flowers.
I don't know the names of any of the flowers. I just water and enjoy them. I know. I know. It's sad isn't it?
I'm working on the sweater for Miss Piper and just finished the back this morning. I'll do the left front next. It's a work of love so she can feel Grandma snuggling with her way over in Washington DC.
The house has sold in Portland, inspection done and now they're just waiting for results of that and then closing. Mandy has given notice at work and at daycare. I'll be going over next Friday to stay until they get moved from the house. The two of them will stay with us until a house is found out east. I wish it could be for a long, long time, but I know their family needs to be together. I want to soak up all the time I can with them.
In the lenfth of to me it took to put this blog post togetherI haven't had one customer! I definitely think I'll be packing things up early and heading to the lake!
Many blessings to you all and I'll be back soon.