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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Started the project to get pictures on the hallway walls...uhhhh

Got going this am and decided that it was time to get into the tuff shed and get out the containers with all the pictures I had packed away when we sold the Colfax house...Oh my....had no idea how many pictures we have accumulated over the years!  So spent alot of the day going through the containers and trying to separate into what I want on the walls, what I can rotate and what I probably wouldn't put up again.  Obviously we had a lot more wall space in Colfax even though we had smaller square footage.  So i'll get back to it tomorrow. Because the hallway walls are "mobile home" walls, it takes more to get the pictures to hold so we'll see what we end up with when we're finished.  

About 1230 we took the Ford to town (Yerington)..and I bought a few mom's day cards for some of the ladies from my work (previous)...and then Ken took me to lunch at the Mexican Restaurant we like in town.  Haven't been there in ages..food was good ...service not so much as the young girls were busy flirting with a couple of Mexican guys that were in...oh well..

Back home I spent some more time with the pictures and now time to quit.  

So cute, we've got a couple of birds building a nest in our front porch cover. They started yesterday and boy have they been working.  Must be expecting those eggs pretty soon.  
Found this in my picture stuff...and now she's GRADUATING
West Point!!
Found this pic of our niece Jennifer!
Back said her first Christmas...now she's in her 30's 

Jesse Kay ....kindergarten...

My messy room with some of the pictures...ohh how do I choose?!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lowe's, flowers and trailer covers...

Saturday, May 2nd...Got up Saturday am and decided to go to Fernley and pick up a few things from Lowe's.  We wanted a ceiling fan for our bedroom and I wanted to get a few flowers to plant.  Found what we were looking for and tried the Silverado Casino for lunch.  We hadn't ever been there before so figured this was as good a time as any.  It was really good so sure we'll be back.  By the time we got home...not much got done.  

Love this picture!

Wicked looking skies..didn't amount to anything though!
Love the NV weather..if u don't like it, wait 5 min and
it'll change..

Sunday, May 3rd....Got up and helped Ken pull some weeds outside before it go too hot.  Of course that's just enough to get me started so I planted all the flowers we had bought the day before..looks nice just hope I can keep them that way.  Summer is coming so that'll mean grandkids and vacations.  
It's what's for dinner..Ken's red sauce, oysters, mushrooms and olives...
Mine...white sauce, onion, bellpepper and mushrooms..

Our back porch with newly planted flowers in the containers daddy
made many years ago for our backyard growing up...

This little stool sat in our Colfax house for many years
so now it's repurposed...flower holder...

Our little snowball bush..

Ken worked on the ceiling fan, but after taking apart the light in the bedroom, the stuff they put in when they built the addition, won't support the fan. oh well...We decided to keep the fan, as we plan on building an outbuilding to house our "exercise equipment"...treadmill.  We'll put the fan in there when we do it.  He also worked on some covers for the sides of the Jayco that cover the water heater and refrigerator, which both run on gas.  We get alot of wind here, and the sand carries so hopefully these will do the job!  Trying to keep as much sand out as we can!  
Foam to go up against the trailer..

The other side..

Two cactus...

Our skies this afternoon...nothing came of it either :(

Ken also trimmed out the back security door so now no critters could get in..looks really good and tight.  

Monday, May 4th..We were home all day.  I painted the trimmed area of the back door...and the day just went!  Ken finished the second cover for the trailer and he replanted a couple of cactus we bought at Lowe's.  Russell gave me some beautiful cactus for Mother's Day last day, and over the winter they kind of shriveled up..hoped they would come back, but it doesn't appear they will.  Ken replanted those in the garden area, just in case they do come back.  

Our niece Chelsea called today...she graduates from West Point on the 23rd of this month..a long 4 years and a lot of hard work!  We are so proud of her!! 

Friday, May 1, 2015

A good time at Boomtown and Lunch in Sparks today

We left home yesterday about 1000 and headed for Walmart and both US Bank and Bank of America so i could finish what I needed to do there..then we went to Carson City and had lunch at our favorite Chinese Restaurant.  Not as good as Winnemucca, but a heck of alot closer.  Then we drove to Reno and visited Cabela's..Ken actually found a sheath for the knife that a friend of Jim's (Ken's stepdad)  had made Jim gave it to Ken many years ago.  There was a sheath with it, but it disintegrated so Ken's been on the lookout and yesterday he found one. Made by Smith and Wesson and a knife came with it, but the sheath fits.

After that we checked in at Boomtown, for our $14.99 room.  About 1900 or so we headed downstairs to go have a drink before dinner...we had a coupon for a $3.99 buffet..well, the band (2 people) was just too darn good so we had a few drinks and enjoyed the music....at 2101...we were at the buffet and they had closed at 2100...uhhhhhh....so we went to their restaurant, had the steak dinner and Ken had the burger and fries..little more than our $3.99 dinner..oh well...live and learn to watch the clock! 

Got up this am and took our time getting ready as we were headed to Sam's Club and Winco in Reno...finished and headed for High Sierra Brewing Company in Sparks.  

OMG India Pale Ale and my Chardonnay....

Ken's mushroom swiss burger and fries...1/2 pound...

Sierra Brown Ale..

Yummm...southwestern wrap...

We were seated at High Sierra and I looked above the booth at the picture..and said...I think that's where we got married..Sunset Wedding Chapel in Carson City...came home and looked it up and sure enough.."just behind the courthouse" is how it's remembered...amazing...

Blurry..but this is it!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Just getting a few things done at home....Boomtown tomorrow!

Stayed home Tuesday and just worked around the house...I cleaned the cabover so it's ready to go again and Ken made a spot for the Jayco in a different area of the property.  We want to buy (or make) a cover for the trailer and the cabover, but pricing on internet they are expensive so he may be building  it himself.  

Today Ken went to the dump with garbage cans and I painted the threshold of the back door.  One of those things that got missed when we painted the house and today was the day to take care of that..looks much better!  

Because our medical expenses are the one thing we can deduct (except for the 1st 10% of your income....Thanks Obama)...I made a folder for receipts and monthly expenses..something I've wanted to do for awhile, so that when I'm getting taxes ready I don't have to take days to figure it out.  So I'm happy with my folder..

Monthly we get flyers from Boomtown with really cheap room and food rates... they always put us in the North Tower which has awesome rooms.  So we are taking tomorrow and spending the night at Boomtown..they have the buffet for $3.99 a person..can't beat that.  Friday we'll stop at Winco in Reno on the way home and do some grocery shopping.  

May is going to be a busy month, Adam's birthday party on the 9th..Mothers Day the 10th and then I'm gone with Grandma to Chelsea's graduation from the 18th till the 24th..that month will be done before you know it!  

Monday, April 27, 2015

For those of you who believe...or don't...(We do)...

I took this pic of Adam just a few seconds b4 the pic below
with his dad...same camera same everything..honestly I thought the
pic was just blurry and I was disappointed...but...after the pic below
I think this was the energy (ma and popo)..coming into the pic...I know
some of u will think it's the flash or whatever..but it's only seconds away
from the pic below....and it's a point and shoot camera..hmmmm

If u blow this up (click on pic) u can see orbs on Adam and on the wall..
in the hutch behind them...

Cheryl's pic of Adam and Bryan...look on Adam's right leg next
to his hand..u can see a green hand next to his..holding his
hand as he begins a new chapter in life..driving and the
conference in DC...
For several years we went to Mule Days in Bishop, CA. Adam was about 2 when we went the first time.  At 3 we bought him his first chaps and hat...so obviously he was so adorable people noticed him. One was Jerry Tindell who taught the horse management classes.  We were in the barn and took several pics with Adam and Jerry...later on we processed the pics and Cheryl noticed the orbs...everywhere in the pics!  So yes , we believe!  I posted the above pics here and on Facebook...Cheryl noticed orbs right away, I am so glad she is "gifted" to notice these things....Love u Mom and Daddy!! I so believe you are here watching all of us!! 

A visit with Eric, a trip to Folsom with Adam driving and Bryan's 42nd Birthday!

We left home on Saturday about 1000 waiting for the chain controls to be lifted over I80...made it no problem, stopped at Yuba Gap and ate lunch at the scenic view..

The view from the camper for lunch

and our set up for the weekend

Then we headed to Eric's house for a visit, as we had his birthday present from a week ago..caught him putting up new blinds they had ordered in their kitchen and then along the front of the house.  They look really nice...faux wood color...hopefully easy to keep clean.  

Eric's home brew....Sierra Madre Pale Ale..

His kegerator

This was a stout...no thank u ...but Ken liked it

Their new blinds...nice!

After a couple of hours visiting, we headed up to Bryan's house with the cabover on the trailer and were going to spend Saturday and Sunday nights there.  Had a nice evening visiting with them!  Sunday morning we got up, I made breakfast and eventually Adam and I left for the Outlets at Folsom. So into the truck we went with me in the passenger seat and him in the driver's!  He was a little tense at first (as was I) but he got the hang really quick...and all was good.  We got to Folsom, and I said "Well, I'll find u a parking lot and we'll pull over and I'll drive...."   Adam,   "Oh Grandma I got this...I'd really like to be able to say I drove to the Outlets." ....so he did...good job Adam!  He parks the truck better then Ken or me!  His first time! 
Folsom Outlets....Adam's first parking job
 After a few hours at the mall, we left and had a late lunch at Red Robin and then headed home, with him driving...all good..!  Had a nice night at Bryan's ...I made El Sombreros and Super Burritos..I picked up a cheesecake and we proceeded to enjoy the evening.  

While we were shopping, Cheryl had to work, and Bryan and Ken put up a security door on the front of Bryan's house..Looks really good, just sorry I didn't take pics of it!  

Adam and his Dad...found the suit at Von Huesen in the Outlets..
Bryan blowing out candles for his 42nd birthday

Bryan and Cheryl....so cute!

Adam, Bryan, Cheryl and Miss Mia

Ken, Bryan and me

Bryan, Ken, me and Betty...
 This morning, I let Adam drive to school...good job Adam!
Adam....getting ready to drive to school...

We headed home, got to Minden about 1300 and decided to stop and have lunch at the Carson Valley Inn...yummy!  So now we'll see what's up for the week ahead.  
Carson Valley Inn...23 ounce Sam Adams ($3.50) and half a carafe
of chardonnay...($4.00)...

Cheryl called while we were at lunch.  El Dorado Savings (hers and Adam's bank) sent Adam a check for $100.00 towards his DC trip....awesome!  Grandma Gardetto donated $100.00...three members of the PTA board at Golden Sierra donated $25 a piece and a friend of Bryan's at work donated $100.00.  Really nice to see that people appreciate a young man doing well and realize what an accomplishment this is to be invited to this conference....Thank you all!  She has a few more letters out there, so maybe there will be a few donations in the future...last payment of $1220.00 is due May 15th...Can't believe how time is flying!  

Our niece, Chelsea sent us a beautiful invitation to her graduation from West Point next month, which I am fortunate to be able to attend with Ken's mom.  So proud of her!!  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Trip to Gardnerville and Minden...

Woke up this am and I headed to Gardnerville and Minden Nv...about 50 miles from our house.  First headed to Walmart in Gardnerville and did some grocery shopping for the weekend.  Sunday we're having El Sombreros at Bryan's for his birthday so I got the stuff for that.  

The mountains were so pretty (wish I would have taken the camera)...it was snowing way up high and just a pretty sight!

I needed to go to Bank of America in Minden and talk to some people so that was done.  They sure seem alot nicer than the people in Carmichael..but of course to be fair it's been about 5 years since I've dealt with them..anyway, some paper work I've got to find and next week we'll go back.  Hmm..Tightwad Tuesday maybe....

Then I went back to Walmart and got my hair cut...driving me crazy so got out of there about 1430 and headed home...then time to cook some chicken and hamburger for Sunday so I don't have to do it then..

Tomorrow we'll head out and hope we can get over the summit...they're expecting snow..so we'll see...plan on taking Adam Sunday to the Outlets at Folsom..he needs a suit for the DC trip and there's supposed to be a store that sells them..and he has $$ from his birthday burning a hole...so Nike I'm sure and then who knows..if all goes well we hope to see Eric and family too...