Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I fixed it.

The top canopy for the swing.  As I said the other day, it was not wide enough for the 3 seater swing.  It needed an additon as it was about 8+ inches too short.  Here it is.
The colors don't match but as long as it works it's alright with me.
I think I told you about my husbands camera trouble.  He went all the way up to the camera store where he bought it and lo and behold it's closed and gone.  No 'moved to' or anything.  Just closed shop.  Now he has to either to to Madison or Rockford to try and find some help.  Here is his camera.

   It's a Konica Minolta DSLR MAXXUM 5D
He really likes it.  Hope we can get to the bottom of the trouble.
 On a sad note a dear friend from England who used to live here, only has a short time in this world.  Maureen has cancer in her brain and is under hospice care.  She was married to a neighbor and they divorced so she went back to England.  We got the word today time is not on her side.  I pray she goes peacefully.  She has a dear man friend with her all the time and they plan to be married right away.  God Bless You Maureen. 
Well have to go fix another project.  Oreo took the cushion out of his crate and tore it open, pulling the stuffing out.  For some reason he thinks it's a toy.  Maybe he's trying to tell me something, but I can't think of what.
Have a good night.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Where have I've been?

What have I been doing?  Would you believe nothing to write about, but seems to take up a lot of time?  Guess I just got caught up in the daily grind, and lovely weather.  Oreo loves being outside as most dogs do and I take my iPad or Kindle and out we go.  
I did manage to get one thing done.  The top canopy for the swing that was too small made bigger.  I think when I ordered it last year they sent one for a two seater swing and this is a 3.  So I cut it and add an extension.  Whah Lah!  It fits perfectly.  I did take measuremeants to be sure and have the right size if it's ever needed again.
Had Sherry's sons wedding in that time I was gone.  Such a happy couple they are.  They sure compliment each other as they each have (I guess you would call it a handicap of some sort).  He has hand that shake bad and she has a leg that doesn't cooperate well so walks with a cane.  Each of them take such good care of each other it's so endearing to watch.
Jack is having trouble with his Minolta suddenly.  He took pictures of the wedding and they all came out rather dark.  It doesn't matter whether he used a flash or not.  It's all the same, in sunny places and and shady places, light or dark.  He's on his way to have it checked.
The Rock County fair has opened this week with some pretty good headliners.  Florida/Georia Line, Hunter Hayes, Trace Atkins. They drew a crowd of 30,000 for F/G.  It's the oldest county fair in the nation.  I guess I knew that but was remined of it with the new report on it last night.  Haven't been to the fair in years. 

Sending prayers for our friend Beth who has just gone through surgery.  Praying for all the best and a speedy recovery.
 I guess that covers it for today.  Not much to report as I said, so I'll go see what kind of trouble I can get into.  Have a good day.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mr. Sassy dog.

I'm sure you know how sensitive the phone camera buttons can be.  You can barely touch it and it takes the picture.  That will explain the following pictures.  Oreo was on my lap and and I tried to take his picture with my phone.

"You need a trim puppy"

"I don't think so."
If I had planned it, it couldn't have turned out better.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Just don't understand some people.

You ever wonder how some people can just show such blatant favoritism, or maybe it's just the lack of thought.  But I doubt it.  I'm so mad my Nicole was on the wrong side of such.  Friday they had a 4th of July family get-together at Deedee's in-laws.  From what Deedee say's they acted like they wre barely there.  Mike would try to talk and they talk around him or interrupt, and I gather this is a normal thing.  I don't know if it's because he was adopted or what.  But, the real kicker has me mad.  Grandpa and Grandma took all of Mike's sisters and daughters to have a manicure and pedicure.  They never called for Nicole and Deedee to go too.  Then they spent the whole day talking about how wonderful it was.  I commend my daughter and Nicole on their ability to endure this without leaving.  I don't think I could do it.  This not the first time something like this has happened with them.  I cannot believe people could be this way.
Darla's mother-in-law was the same way.  One year she took on 16 granddaughter on a cruise but left out Stephanie out.  When confronted (by Jim) she said, "well Steph's just 16 and I didn't think she would like it".  Jim said so is Amber and she never gave Steph a chance by asking her. You don't think that hurt her?"
I could no more do that than cut off my own arm.  Four of my grandkids are step-grandkids, but to us they are outs just as though born to us.  What we give to one we give to all.  Most of all our love.  I understand and feel very proud to say, both my son-in-laws have said they would rather be with us than their own parents.  What a sad thing to feel. 
I waited a couple of days to post this, as my anger at the situation needed cooling off or this would have probably been a vile worded laced rant.  Sorry for the downer post, but just had to vent a bit.
With all that said, hope you all have a good upbeat day.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th!

Happy Birthday America!
Happy Fourth of July to all of you!
Spending it quietly here at home with some brats and burgers.  Wondering how Oreo is going to take to the noise that will be going on later.  It's been really quiet, which is unusual around here.  Ususally the kids start shooting off firecrackers a couple days before and continue for about a week.  Seems odd not having the noise but a nice odd.
Hugs to you all!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Yeah, Sunshine!

Had enough rain for awhile for sure.  First it threatened our party, then it made us worry about flooding again.  Our was under more water that the day before the party.

That's just the west side.  What made me nervous was the east side was beginning to fill up.  This being a really old (and not well designed) house, the well pump is in a attached house on that side.  It was beginning to rise up to it's door and I was worried it would get in and short out the electric to it.  Fortunately the sun came out and things have dried up nicely. 
Jack bought a wireless printer, you know the kind you can send to it from whereever you are.  Have spent 2 weeks trying to get it set up for that and have only manage to set it up the way a regular printer works.  Had to call the co. to get that done.  Have again contacted them a few times for help and get nothing but emails to call and then get put on hold.  We have followed the instructions step by step every which way it can be done and get the same no result.  I'm about to drowned the dam thing.  We have WiFi for our laptops, kindle and iPad, the router has the button it says to push etc.  I just don't understand it.  Guess we amateurs just aren't smart enough.  Emailing them again with a grousing about being put on hold too.
Sister Jodi is having a bone spur removed from her foot Fri. so I'll be taking her to the hospital and home.  She will be off work for 6 weeks, but has to get it done before they close up shop here and move to California.  She will be out of a job. 
So sad about the firefighters in Arizona.  I feel so for their families.  It was one of the things I feared the most when Jack was one.  God Bless them all.