It’s been a week of watching over extra dogs – one week ago this morning Jackson Shaffer arrived. For a big black lab, he sure didn’t make any noise or distraction – he’d lay in the kennel quietly or beside my chair quietly or in front of my door quietly. My very best boarder!
Sassy and Biscuit arrived Saturday morning and Biscuit has lots of energy – she wants to run, run, run and really doesn’t like to be in the kennel yard if I’m outside. The two of them are the very best of friends and like to sleep touching each other.
Everybody is gone now and I’m catching up on the lawn, the barn, the housework, etc. Got my little “antique” store rack in the driveway. Many of these little items are not qualified to be called antiques which should be at least 100 years old but they are things I remember from my childhood which is over 60 years old so they seem very familiar to me. Maybe I should just call them collectibles or vintage junk or? What do you think? I don’t want anyone to be misled by the title of “antiques”.
The yard and flowers are looking very nice – that rain really made everything green and lush. The lilies are starting to bloom – I planted more new ones this year because after our drought last summer I was not sure the existing ones would appear this season.
Next week is July 4th and we will be closing the shop on July 5 so our staff can extend their holiday with their families. Then comes the Big Event – please note that we will close the shop at 3 pm on July 10 to prepare for our evening festivities and reopen at 5 pm with a 20% off sale and wine and snacks. No written invitations will be sent so feel free to join us on Thursday evening until 8 pm. Another announcement concerns the hundred bolt sale – we will not be putting 100 bolts on this sale July 1 – 14 because of the Big Event. It is so confusing to check customers out when we have to separate sale stuff from full priced stuff with the overall discount. On July 15 you will find 100 NEW bolts on the sale.
I am working on several new projects but the yard and the animals seem to get in my way. Evenings seem short because I’m outside until after 8 pm. Last night I enjoyed a delicious meal of grilled pork chops, grilled asparagus, fresh snap peas, potato salad and watermelon – topped off with cold beer – with Bentley and his parents, Stan and Michelle. On a sad/happy note, we were celebrating Gladys’ arrival in Heaven – something she has been wanting for many months. She died yesterday afternoon in my mom’s room at the care center. She has many family members and friends who greeted her and I hope she tells Mom “hi” from me.
That’s my week, folks – nothing very exciting but lovely weather and sitting in the screened porch reading a good book are the highlights. More next week.
Just for a Laugh…
Heard at an AARP rally:
Leader, with megaphone: “What do we want!”
Crowd, fists raised: “Better memory!”
Leader: “When do we want it!”
Crowd: “Want what?”