Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sorry there were no posts for so long - I got busy!  (And evidently decided to sleep those extra few minutes in the morning....)  

The escrow on Mom's house should have closed yesterday.  I didn't hear anything from Title, so I assume they didn't make it to the afternoon recording, so it will close today.  Any ending is sad, and this was harder than I thought it would be.  The house and property are going to a very nice man - he came out and visited with us while we were cleaning up.  It is still sad to see the house go, though.  Dave and his friends did the hauling of the junk to the dump - Jeff, Kirby, and I sorted, loaded, cleaned etc. Between us, we got everything cleaned out in one day!  (That, and the buyer was okay keeping some of the stuff....)

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

We were terribly dull this year.  On New Year's Eve, I went to bed at 9:15, and left Ralph watching TV.  He did stay up to midnight at least......I did get some New Year's photos from Alex.  They are at his host dad's family for New Years,m and they made an igloo and wen sledding.  I think he needs a bigger igloo......

Friday, December 29, 2017

It was definitely a doggie Christmas here....the owners of the  huskies and the lab mix we corralled a couple of weeks ago brought us a Christmas present - rawhide candy canes, Beggin' Strips (the largest bad I've ever seen!), tennis balls, and wine (I kept the wine for me.....)  We gave each of the dogs a rawhide candy cane Christmas morning, and didn't hear a sound from them for a couple of hours.  Jasper carried her's around for the first hour, just showing it off.

Here are some lights from the neighborhood - this house is on the competitive route, and you an tell.....

Christmas Eve, we drove around the neighborhood looking at lights, and tried to go to the "Old Barn" neighborhood (so named for one of the streets, I don't know what the real name of the neighborhood is) to look at lights.  They always have a lot of houses decorated.  We couldn't even get in.  We sat on S. Bonnyview for 10-15 minutes waiting to pull on to E. Bonnyview - not even into the neighborhood!  We decided we didn't need to see the lights that bad.  They are gorgeous, but next year we'll try a different night than Christmas Eve!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

It's a Dog's Christmas at my house this year!  We are dog-sitting Chewie, and Dave came down with Lily and Oscar.  That makes 6 -count them.....6! - dogs here.

It's a little crowded in here......

Dave and I took his dogs down to Turtle Bay for a walk yesterday, too....

Friday, December 22, 2017

Alex sent me a picture of their Christmas tree - I love it!!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas party pictures!  Okay - the first are before I got dressed for the party, but Margene came over and did my hair in an up-do.  I'm glad I don't do that all the time - it took her half an hour to get me fixed up!  It was very pretty, and I got lots of compliments on it.  

I love the back!

And here's me ready to go.....

Friday, December 15, 2017

Kirby came up for a  visit, and we went to the Sundial Bridge - her first trip there.  It was a beautiful day.


We even found a turtle at Turtle Bay.....