2017 39th Recap
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~October 7, 2017
Welcome to October! It seems as summer has flown by and that was after a longer than typical wait. None of that might be true; however, there is no denying the last winter saga has cast a shadow forward. Winter-loving sorts are looking forward to the snow and all that goes with it. Others who work in the element, drive a lot or remember the extraordinary Western Treasure Valley snowpack are not so ready. The collapse of buildings is still in our recent memory. Driving through Vale, there is the lot with the collapsed building fenced–it is a sad reminder. Many of these losses have not been replaced, and several are not yet cleaned up. Predictions are for something similar, and we can hope that the loses are not as impacting.
Our hay guy showed up with the John Deere Steamer-Baler sporting the American Flag. I love patriots. The American Farmer has recently gotten a bad wrap. You may not agree with everything that surrounds the farming industry, but we ought never forget America has had the best food supply in the world. Today we salute area farmers who work long hours and raise a variety of crops.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts. There was a bit of information. A few updates. One crazy-fun post with Mav’s new hairdo and my post on how to get off to a great start with your Weimaraner pup.
Sunday—October 1 — And There Way (Cypress)
Monday —October 2 — New Hairdo (Mav’s Mohawk)
Tuesday —October 3 — 7 Steps to Success
Wednesday —October 4 — Two Years (With Ringo)
Thursday —October 5 — Living In (Willow’s Shadow)
Friday — October 6 — Apollo
On a very personal note
Cliff finished the small Utility Bath Cabinet (except for the shelving). The rest of work is mine except the shelves and installing the towel rings–on the back of the cabinet. I think he did a great job. It is rock-solid and something of a size you don’t find anywhere–custom. Now, I have to do a little filler and painting. Did I mention I am blessed?
Cliff changed the oil in the Patriot for the first time. That went well. Typically, we had taken it in to get serviced, but he did it himself instead. I had my hair refreshed. Becky (Roots to Boots Salon in Vale, OR) could not get over how long my hair has gotten. I don’t make it to the salon very often these days. Christina and I usually go together as we did this time. She had her hair trimmed but a bit longer for the colder weather that is on its way. The same day as the salon visit we had the church directory photos. We knew that would be challenging for me, but it went better than we expected. I had an episode while waiting for our turn, but when I got in there, all was calm for the few moments it took to capture us. The photographer only snapped four photos, and then he asked if we wanted individual photos, etc. He probably made the right assumption–we were not going to make a purchase. Our goal was to be in the directory.
A fun thing we can add here is that they allowed us to bring Stackhouse. We chose the photo we liked best of him. I would call us true Weimlovers. We won’t get that photo for a while, but I am excited about it. Our life is wound tightly with the OwyheeStar Weimaraner. Last evening we watched the Boise State Football game. Stackhouse is the mojo OwyheeStar cheerleader. Instead of pushups, he plays a little ball when something positive happens. He has become to appreciate the football games and the fun associated with them.