2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~January 6, 2018
Hello New Year–we are happy to begin this journey afresh together. Of course, we typically write something here each week about our community or neighborhood. It has been a quiet week except for the trucks hauling the onion oil plant’s waste past our home. A couple of farms below us, use this to add nutrients to their land. Following one of those trucks is not our idea of a good trip. Well, unless you want to count what happened in Payette, Idaho. An elderly couple (who we knew, and we are friends with the family–especially the granddaughter) died trying to face a house fire. This heartbreaking story is fresh in the news and difficult to read.
We are in the process of going through our current Wait List, and eventually, everyone on the list will hear from us. You know–a quick touching base with you type of note. People who are sitting on the Wait List wonder if we have forgotten them–we have not. The puppy getting process is sometimes prolonged. We must wait for the girls to come into season. Then it is more waiting for pups to arrive and once they arrive, we start the preparation for the day when they will join their family. Nevertheless, it is more waiting even once you know you will be getting a pup from a specific litter. We cannot express how very appreciative we are of those folks who patiently work with us. In the end, almost without exception, things work well. Nonetheless, we know waiting for a puppy is hard.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the various posts. To us, it seems we are off to a good start for the year 2018.
Sunday— December 31 — On A Positive Note (Puppy Faces)
Monday — January 1 — 2018
Tuesday — January 2 — Kaiser
Wednesday — January 3 — Maggie
Thursday — January 4 — Ohren
Friday — January 5 — Help In The Kitchen
On a very personal note
Happy Birthday, Cliff!
Our family gathers again–not long after the Christmas Eve event. This time (tonight) it is to Celebrate Cliff’s birthday. We are ever so happy to have another candle to add to his imaginary cake. Maybe I will get a gluten-free one made for him. I hope.
He has been working diligently (investing every spare moment) into the old carport enclosure. It is coming along nicely. Of course, there are always other things that require his attention. For example, Miss Emma ate the hose value. Two days later she managed to pull the other end of the hose through the fence and to chew a nice hole in it. This hose was not the inexpensive type either–it was the thick kind. That was just two days after the first event (oops), so it meant another repair. Cliff is amazing.
Oh, and then there is the constant reshuffling of our kitchen things. I am trying to improve the kitchen functionality. So, Cliff had to cut me a couple of shelves. Right now I am in a bit of a jumble, but soon I hope to have things more manageable.
On the horizon of our health. We are waiting on more information about Cliff–he has a little problem of a sort, plus the hands that need surgery. I continue to improve at a snail’s pace. I am delighted though. I can do more things, and overall I am just better.