Thursday, August 30, 2012

End of Summer?

Hello Again! Here it is, another Thursday and I have a busy day planned. I've already driven in from the lake, picked up two prescriptions at Walgreens, washed two loads of laundry and now I'm trying to catch up on computer "stuff". I'm having my yearly mammogram this morning, "joy"! Then I have an eye appointment this afternoon. I'm also trying to get a bit organized in case my daughter calls and tells us our new granddaughter is on the way. We want to be able to pretty much "drop" everything and go to Portland when that happens. Since I'll be there several weeks, I need to take more things with me than I usually do. There has been a definite nip in the air lately here in the Inland Northwest. It was in the 30's this morning at the lake and we didn't have the heat on. I had a very difficult time getting out of bed. Last weekend we turned the furnace on in the camper for the first time. At about 12:45 a.m. we were rudely awakened by the carbon monoxide detector. We opened all the windows and hubby waved a rug in front of the sensor for awhile until it shut off. We were afraid we would wake up everyone in the campground! Hubby decided the problem was probably that the furnace had never been on before and the paint, etc. needed to burn off and it gave off fumes. So, Saturday evening when it started cooling off again, we opened all the windows and both doors and turned the furnace on at 85 degrees! It ran and ran but I think it's better now. We were able to sleep on Saturday with the furnace on and we didn't get awakened again. A few pictures of the beauty around me at Loon Lake.
Well. Blogger has again made changes on me! I can't see the pictures as I write this so I'm not sure what order you're seeing them in. The pictures are of the pot of posies by my camper door. There are also sunflowers and wild roses lining the road that we "live" on. The beach changing room and the cabins remind both hubby and I of the resort in the movie "Dirty Dancing". Have any of you seen it? The ducks and the bird, I'm not sure what kind it is were trying to stay warm early one morning. They were sunning themselves on the swimming dock. I usually go out and take a walk in the early morning before the resort wakes up. The final photos are of the baby blanket I've been knitting. It's not for anyone in particular, but I'll put it in my gift closet. I do know that several girls at church are expecting their first girls. Both have two boys each and are very excited to be expecting girls! One of them will most likely be the recipient. Well, I'm off to my first appointment. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend if you're in the U.S. and if you're not, have a lovely weekend anyway! :-) Blessings, Betsy


  1. Hi Betsy, that big grey bird is a Great Blue Heron.. I used to like them before they started keeping an eye on our fish pond and cleaning out our fish on a regular basis. I'm glad you've gotten to spend so much time at your lake.. looks divine.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Thanks Teresa! I was curious as to what it was. He, (or she?) walks right up to fisherman on the docks and basically begs for fish!!! It's hilarious to watch.

  3. Beautiful photos, Betsy! 30degrees!!!!!!! WOW
    Hope you and yours have a great weekend, too. We hope to go to the aquarium tomorrow! :)
    xx from Gracie

  4. Late getting in here again. It's been cool like that here too! Wow! I'm not ready for fall yet.

    It's a good thing you have that detector as they are life saving tools! I know first hand! If only you knew how hard I searched for one here... no one really knows what they are and how lethal carbon monoxide gas is. Argh! So glad you had one!!
    Blessings on the weeks ahead.

  5. Yes, I know exactly what you mean about the 'Dirty Dancing' resort photo. Love the grumpy looking heron.
    So glad you had that detector, worth their weight in gold.
    Autumn officially arrives tomorrow and we never did get our summer. 9C this morning's temperature!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carol xx