2019 Weekly Synopsis
GREETINGS FROM FAR EASTERN OREGON
~February 16, 2019
The pervasive muddy wetness was our biggest issue. In town, the drains failed to keep up causing minor flooding here and there. For the Western Oregon folks that see this much rain as their norm, it must seem odd to read we are challenged by it–nonetheless, we are.
Storms resulting in dangerous driving conditions caused the Interstate to be closed. There are all kind of road closures in Idaho–if you are traveling there is is a mystery how you can get to certain locations. Nonetheless, shortly these travel issues will be forgotten as Spring unfolds in all her glory.
We had some overlapping with the early Spring litters. It has kept us busy. When combined with the muck and mud have been a sizeable challenge. As someone said–there is ideal, and there is what happens. Typically, they don’t look quite the same. In the end, you can maybe only control your attitude and the choices you make in response.
We are focusing on the task at hand–it is the key to everything. Looking a bit ahead, I expect to have many hands onboard this week. Ashley has promised to be here with the two Great-granddaughters in tow. (Hurrah!) There will be squeaks, and shouts of joy–no doubt tears of disappointment in the occasion puppy nip–or if one won’t comply with their wishes. (Haha)
This Week On the Blog…
We are ever so thankful to have material to share on the blog. Week in and week out, it seems someone has something to offer in support.
Sunday— February 10 — Longhair Loves
Monday–-February 11 — Lyle and Mesquite
Tuesday — February 12 — The Ocean
Wednesday — February 13 — Kimber
Thursday –- February 14 — Parvo Paranoia
Friday — February 15 — Snow Fun
On a very personal note
The week was not kind to us–both Christina and Cliff have had an encounter with the flu bug. Cliff is still feeling weak, but over the initial ravages that came along with the nasty occurrence. So far, I have not been toppled. We are hoping my good fortune continues.
Before the flu arrived, we made it to our grandson’s basketball games–first in Payette and then in Weiser. A win and then a loss respectively for the Ontario Middle School Seventh Graders. Brad’s twice-canceled game (due to road conditions) ended is a loss as well. No surprise as MacHi is at home is a tough venue. Other than our typical work, these were our only diversions. On Valentine’s Day, Cliff went down the first thing that morning.