OwyheeStar Week Thirty-seven 2016
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon!
The last of the Autumn pups are getting ready to depart OwyheeStar. You might remember the baskets of pups. They have outgrown the basket and are not so willing to sit for a still photo if you get my drift. To give you an idea here are two of the snapshots of the same pup we took. Who would want to pose for a photo when you could be playing with your littermates? Nonetheless, when he discovered, we were relentless he gave in and we captured a pretty nice photo. It has been an extremely busy summer. The official first day of fall is slated for September 22–only ten days from now. It is a brisk 40 degrees this morning. That is more than a hint that cooler weather is around the corner–August seems unusually cool to me. My memory tells me (without doing research) that often about now we see triple digit temperatures, or we have just endured weeks of smothering heat –above 90 degrees. Forty-five years ago (yesterday) our daughter arrived. The sweltering heat had been oppressive–mostly ranging 100 degrees and above; however, on the day of her birth the temperature dropped below 90 degrees for the first time in 90 days.
The Internet woes and phone service issues have been a problem. Melinda’s Stanley’s expression speaks of my heart on this matter. It is tough to upload, download, email, or phone without service. Intermittent and flaky service makes for stress — especially when folks are waiting for the end product. Rich (from Century Link) worked late last evening to try to figure out where this elusive glitch was occurring. We realize we are at the end of the DSL line in the country; however, even by any standard what we have been experiencing is unacceptable. The phone is working for the first time in a week. The Internet is working, and we will have to give it some time to figure out if this problem is solved. We truly appreciate the phone company’s effort. We are truly grateful for the patient folks waiting to hear from us. Fortunately, there were times when the service worked; albeit, a pathetically slow process. Sometimes bumping me off or not sending emails repeatedly. I had to keep watching to make sure something didn’t go to the draft folder and get forgotten. Anyhow, we will hope this repair got us the best possible scenario. Nevertheless, this gentleman says he will stay after it until we are sure the problem is solved. Service is a beautiful thing. Don’t you agree?
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today! Thursday and Friday feature polar opposite type posts. George is learning his place in the field as a serious hunting companion; Goldee is sporting fashion. She is modeling apparel for an Oregon company. Isn’t that just grand?
Sunday—September 4 — Places we Travel
Monday —September 5— Sunny
Tuesday —September 6 — Henry
Wednesday —September 7 — Secrets and Whispers
Thursday — September 8 — George (my newest hunting partner)
Friday —September 9 — Goldee on the Runway
On a very personal note
~there is not much changeIt has been a week of trying to fix what needs to be fixed. Sometimes we were successful–others not so much. There is no separating our life from that of the Weimaraners. A lot of what we do is related to their care and the raising of the Weimaraner. This privacy fence is one of those things. It is functional, but we have not finished this fencing project yet. Beyond the projects which are too numerous to list, we are battling weeds. Cliff has a nasty blister on the palm of his hand where he hand cut a few ditch bank weeds. I need to get after the exterior touch up painting–it won’t leave us perfect by any means. Nonetheless, it is what my mother used to call “a lick and a promise.” I am not sure where that idiom originates, but I heard it a lot growing up. Mostly–in my family procrastination and half-baked efforts were not acceptable.
Thanks to You
There is no way we could ever thank you enough for your love and support. We are immensely grateful for those who continually provide us with the material for the blog. Unfortunately, sometimes this is only photos and no script. We can fill in a bit when necessary; however, we like to keep the integrity of your writing real. A couple of sentences can go a long way–sometimes it is enough. Those that have sent us updates know we are more than likely to post it word-for-word.
There is no end in sight of our farmhouse remodel. We are doing it ourselves, and it is the installment plan–we are not borrowing to do this. We buy something and install it. Therefore, having the updates is greatly appreciated than usual–it is always a blessing!
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