The last of the presents I've ordered have arrived! Nothing big, but I did almost all of my shopping online during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now everything is accounted for. *smile* We were within budget, and we were able to find gifts for everyone in our immediate family. I spent last night wrapping … Continue reading Wrapped and Ready To Go!
We went to a funeral this last Saturday, and on the way we went from about 45 degrees to freezing and extremely windy aaaaand... first snow! It didn't stick of course, but I got a good picture: It had snowed for maybe 10 minutes in Dodgeville while I was there on October 11th, but this … Continue reading First Snow and a New Coat
Sunday morning, we got a call from my parents - would my husband be available to drive with my dad and their dog Mariah down to Chicago to pick up a new dog from a rescue? Of course he said yes. So I puttered around the house while the drove down and went to bed … Continue reading My Parents’ New Dog or My Husband’s Biblical Adventure
My garden has... gotten out of hand. For some reason, a strange type of grass has seeded in EVERYTHING, and I just couldn't keep ahead of it. Then a heat wave hit, and I was miserably sure the garden was a lost cause. I just couldn't stand the heat to try and deal with it. … Continue reading Clever~! Or How To Garden In Style
I mentioned that my dad had come over to look at our plumbing. Well, what I didn't mention is that he brought my mom's retired service dog with him so she could get out of the house. Her best buddy, Jacob, recently died (mentioned his health issues here), and she would have been left home … Continue reading High Point of My Dog’s Day
My dad came over today to look at our plumbing problems, which is REALLY nice of him considering it isn't his house. Or his problem. The water softener leak is between the bypass and the softener, so he pushed the bypass closed (believe me, I tried this! Couldn't budge it an inch.) and advised we … Continue reading Plumbing Issues or Why I Adore My Dad