2017 31st Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~August 12, 2017
Our beautiful summer is in the works. For all who want to complain I think it is important to remember the harsh Treasure Valley winter that stuck around far too long. Now we are engaged in all that is summer including the fire season. Our valley has been socked in with haze due to fires burning in every direction. In case you didn’t guess, we have a burn ban in place too! That should go without saying; however, some people need the notice to know they cannot burn
We are busy with summer puppies I am trying to map out all the little details for us, so everything is on our schedule. That way we don’t need to think about what needs to be done–we have it on the calendar. There are many aspects to this whole process. We are fortunate to have a puppy handler–our Granddaughter Christina is doing a fabulous job for us. Everyone benefits from her skill and careful eye. She also takes the puppy photos. What a gal!
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts if you wish you may review or visit them today! We absolutely appreciate you (who sent an update) for taking the time and effort! Thus far, we have been getting enough to keep us in business.
Sunday—August 6 — 2017 30th Recap
Monday —August 7 — Shelli Reports
Tuesday — August 8 — Willow (Jan at the UKC Dog Show in Tigard)
Wednesday —August 9 — Cyclamen
Thursday —August 10 — Former Dog Atheist
Friday —August 11 — Puppies
On a very personal note
The Cyclamen watch continues–I still think those buds look suspiciously white. I tried to get a closeup with the iPhone, and it is not perfect, but you can see what I mean. I see that the first Bud’s stem is rising in what seems hopeful. Like it is preparing to open –I look so forward to the first blossom. Then the mystery of the color will be manifest. There are many more tiny buds in the works too! How exciting! In my warped mind, I hear, “this Bud’s for you!”
While Cliff slaved away, I had a fun week. Of course, we both celebrated the 48th Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday; but Thursday was my birthday. It has never been sweeter. After the long health-crisis, to be well enough to go out with one of my best friends was indeed welcome.
First, we drove out to our oldest Granddaughter’s place. She and her helpers (Evangeline and River) gave us an expert pedicure. From there we went to lunch at Wingers in Ontario–I had the Blue Strawberry Salad. I love it and especially love the fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette, but the Blue Cheese Crumbles, the candied pecans, mixed greens, strawberry slices, and grilled chicken are not shabby. We made a couple of stops for things I needed and called it a day. I think it is official that I overdid, but I have bounced back.
While I was gone, Cliff removed the toilet and grouted behind it. There is still plenty to be done in there, but I am happy for his recent effort. There have been other attention grabbers such as his battle with the little red tractor. He has had it apart more than once. He has narrowed down the issue and trying to problem solve the design flaw. He is amazing. In the meantime, he moved the wheel line, and the chain broke–then he misplaced it and bought a new one. I think that it turned out to be serendipitous in nature. The new chain wasn’t all that expensive. The wheel line moves much easier–which is fantastic.