2018 Weekly Synopsis
Greetings From Far Eastern Oregon
~FEBRUARY 17, 2018
Winter horned in on our spring shirtsleeve weather. We were not shocked in the least. The spitting of snow as colder temps combined with the windchill factor to bring what was not so welcome. More cold (and somewhat wet) weather is on the way they say, but soon we will see those warmer temperatures returning. We live in a four-season location. Change is always a realty, but when and how can sometimes be a mystery.
Last evening our waitress was a person we have known for some time. We have a shared history as well as many friends in common. She has also worked with teens and at-risk youth. She also works in a school setting. I whispered the question on my heart, “do you worry when you go work that something like this could happen?” Her response (and facial expression) sent chills as she talked about the fear of something happening even in the school where she works. I asked the second question, “Do you feel these young people are much angrier than in the past?” Again, she nodded her head and said, “it doesn’t take much to set them off either.” A lot of teens we know are not per say angry, but a segment of the youth are, and they seem to have a chip on their shoulder. Someone our age might wonder how this has happened. Regardless of your thoughts, this is a huge issue. There are no simple answers. We pray for our nation and it’s youth.
Dusty was not doing well. After his birthday, we realized he is getting old. (OMG) We don’t look at this as borrowed time, but the reality is we don’t know how much time we have left. When he took ill I suddenly realized that a senior doesn’t have the strength of recovery that a young person does. It is just a fact. So, seeing him with a bounce in his step is super great.
This Week on the Blog
Here are the week’s posts. Pictured are Hemi and Dakota who said their goodbyes. We all send their families our thoughts and prayers for healing. There is mention of Clyde who passed on about three years ago in the segment featuring Luke. These wonder creatures get in our heart and soul in a way it is hard to explain. Finally, we closed with new from Ron about his two Weimaraners. Again, we are incredibly thankful for all of you who faithfully stay in touch and share your experience.
Tuesday —February 13— Things to Know (about Parvovirus)
Wednesday —February 14— News (Luke in SanFrancisco)
Thursday –February 15 — Now (Hemi)
Friday — February 16 — From Ron (About Tobryn and Tallyn)
On a very personal note
Cliff continues to work on the greenhouse project. As with anything, it is always more involved than a person plans. This situation requires inspiration and more than a bit of knack. We are making it up as we go. Cliff says it is a fun project. I am glad he is having fun with it. I know he needs to get it buttoned up so he can move to other things. I also need to be able to get our seeds started. No rush, right?
Basketball is over. I will share this one last video of clips taken from the last game we were able to attend. They came away with a win. This team is the JV which Bradley moved up to because they are trying to develop him early. He is in the white jersey–#42. Brad is the youngest on the team but the tallest by a smidge, I think. Most certainly, he wears the largest tennis shoe size–at 18. (OMG) No, Cliff doesn’t have large feet. He requires a 10.5 or 11.
I continue eliminating and going through things. (OMG) We have been in the farmhouse two years come the first of May. Yesterday, I went through a box of cassettes–boxed up the must save family videos that need to be converted. I reserved a very few others from our past; many went into the trash. This sorting seems to be endless, but I am hoping come May 2019 that there will be a much more manageable amount of belongings. I think I have been brutal but then I look, and there is yet another box that needs to be gone through. We want to minimalize as much as possible and end up with what we need and want. Of course, we have treasures stowed away.