As May starts to wind down so do all our May birthdays. The beginning of the month has Lex, then Phil, then Katie, (throw in Mother's Day), then Mom's, and last but certainly not least we have Summer's! Whew...that's a lot of cake for one month! Summer and her boyfriend Brett bought a house and she hosted a combo house warming and bday celebration. Brett just graduated from Ashland University and has a job just a few minutes from this new home. Summer is starting her senior year at the same University and also has a full-time job just 5 minutes from the new digs. It's a tiny, cute first "starter" home.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
This weekend was a flurry of activity that found us getting some culture..not the yogurt kind... the ballet kind. We also attended a wedding...no not that wedding...a more simple affair than the royal one. Throw in a car issue that involved getting a new tire and that was the weekend in a nutshell. Of course I always have to snap a few photos so here goes:
Monday, May 14, 2018
I was trying to think of a catchy title but that was the best I could do tonight. It was great to go and visit Mom this past weekend. I was excited to get away for a few days and we had a nice trip even with some rainy weather. We usually go out and visit Mom in May because her birthday is on the 17th. Originally we planned for this coming weekend but other plans made it necessary to go for Mother's Day weekend. And I'm glad we did! I haven't spent that special day with Mom in a long time. My sister and I also had a fun time. Jack is such a good sport to put up with our craziness! The weather was very cool and wet but that didn't dampen our spirits. Mother's day turned out to be nice with the sun coming out and letting us enjoy some outdoor time. My sister's kids and grandkiddos all stopped over and we had a really nice visit. Here are some photos of the day:
Monday, May 7, 2018
It was one of those "interesting" weekends. Actually the interesting part started on Thursday. I noticed a weird smell coming from our basement. It's a finished basement...very big and carpeted. I went down and checked out the bathroom down there to see if that's where it was coming from. A little later I went back down and when I entered the family room I was sloshing in water...the whole place was saturated! I called Jack down and we couldn't believe how wet it was and of course were perplexed as to the source of the flooding. It took Jack about a nanosecond to figure it out. The pipe from the well that enters the house had sprung a leak. It was leaking right above the shutoff valve so that was another problem! So he called a plumber, turned off the power to the well pump and the next morning I called the insurance company to get a referral for someone to clean up the mess. Goodbye carpet, hello big fans to dry out the cement floor. Hello higher insurance rates I'm sure! Anyway, that will be an ongoing saga so I was happy to turn our attention to family coming over on Sunday for lunch. Jack and Evelyn and the kiddos...along with our Granddog Kip...came for a little cookout. We're going to be at Mom's next weekend for Mother's Day so they brought me some Mother's Day gifts...beautiful flowers, a fabulous picture frame with new photos that the kids put together and a really nice surprise. My son Jack likes wood working and he made me a lovely bench for outside.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Many folks are wandering around Ashland saying: "Wow, I can't believe it's May already." Of course we can't believe it's May, it's felt like January since January! But the warm air found us and today it was 83! Now I would like a few days of just regular Spring temps but this warm air will bring out the leaves and blossoms.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
A few years ago we had a friend who passed away much too soon. He was married to one of my friends that I grew up with and have stayed in contact with all these years. One of his sayings was: "Don't waste the day". I think of that often when I get a day like today. I was offered the day off since we weren't too busy. The last few weeks have been very hectic at work and I was glad to have this time off. I always feel like I should jam pack the day with tons of things so I don't feel like I wasted it away. So I hit the ground running...after sleeping in a bit of course...and cleaned bathrooms, washed floors, laundered sheets, cleaned up in general and then I headed for the outdoors. It was a lovely day. 60de., and sunny. But we are about a month behind this year as far as the Spring season goes.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
For some reason this Spring has everyone really on the edge of crazy town. Could it be the snow that fell this morning?