On Monday Connie and I went to Calico Hutch in Hayward, MN to take the Basic Bernina class. Our teacher, Kathy, was a former customer of ours and she was a great instructor! Oh my, what we did not know about our new “computers” that sew! And this was just Class I – there’s Class II and III yet to take. By then I’ll be convinced that this machine could drive the car home.
I hurried home to pick up Telly because Monday night is Obedience Class at the fairgrounds in Mason City, 25 miles away. This series of classes is organized and taught by members of the Mason City Kennel Club. This was our second class and we had to learn sit and down which wasn’t too hard but our homework for next week is a challenge. We have to teach stay and watch me and all the other little issues that go along with it. Telly is pretty calm however and already listens well. Since Rick has been home everyday, I hardly see her and I wanted to do an activity with her – just her and me. I miss her and I’m still grieving Faye. Rox isn’t a real friendly dog so I don’t have a dog buddy anymore and the boarders just don’t make up for that special bond – even though I know how much they love me. Ha-sometimes they love me too much!
Another note about Rivertown – the pattern is in our book Civil War Remembered. Here’s the wedding quilt someone mentioned. I made it in 1997 when Rick and I got married and we sold lots of them over the years. Mine is very faded because I hung it outside by the door for years. Quite dated, too. I’m lots thinner and Rick still has hair in the quilt. Ha!
Many of you have asked how Rick’s retirement is going. It’s going very well – he has done so much work around here that has been put off for years and right now he’s installing an overhead door in the shop so he can put the tractor inside this winter. He and I both wonder what retired men in town do to keep themselves busy. When harvest begins he will be working for a farmer friend driving semi truck with grain to the elevator. And speaking of harvest, our forecast is for 3 days of heavy rain again this week. How will the farmers ever get in the field at this rate? I’m sure they’re wondering the same thing.
Thanks for all your comments – I love hosting a”Talk” show when I’m not the only one talking. Ha! I would encourage everyone to keep up with the comments as they are timely and as informative as anything I might have to say.