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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!

Friday, November 20, 2015

It's the Friday before Thanksgiving!

Yesterday we decided to head for Reno and visit with Steve.  Ken talked with him the day before, and so had I and he was sounding disoriented so we thought "Let's go".  

We got there about 1100 and he was up and dressed..stressed out because he was trying to call his social worker and his son..he just couldn't get his phone to work (sure it was operator error)...a few minutes after we got there his Hospice Social Worker, Jestine came in.  A very nice young lady and very patient.  Steve was trying to tell her he wanted to go home to Winnemucca...that just can't happen, there is no hospice there and he would definitely need a full time care giver..So sad..Jestine explained to him what was likely to happen in the next few weeks, or months ..whether he really understood what she was saying only the Lord knows..we stayed until she left and then I am sure he probably took a nap.  We won't see him next week because of Thanksgiving but we will soon after..

 We left there and had a nice lunch at High Sierra and then a quick stop at Lowe's and back home.  Another day gone. 

I'm heading for Walmart this am for some shopping for the weekend. Eric and Christina and family will be here tomorrow for the night.  Kids are staying until Wednesday, when we will attempt to head over the hill for Thanksgiving. There's supposed to be a storm coming in late Tuesday..

Our Grandson, Jacob turned 14 this week!  

Got some news from Kansas, my Uncle Odus (married to Daddy's sister Ola)..has prostrate and colon cancer..that horrible C word again.  He is in a nursing home with my aunt.  She has dementia and most of the time doesn't know her hubby..but he is still crazy about her.  He could probably go home, but won't leave her.  Anyway, he has decided on no treatment..he is 91 and knows where he's going when he's gone.  So my cousins are coming to terms with losing their dad..even though he's 91 he's still their  "daddy"...know how that is..

Gonna get going to Gardnerville and then the cooking begins!  

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ken's headed for Georgetown and I"m going shopping!

23 degrees this am!  Sunday we watched the Raiders game in the afternoon..just too darn cold to do much outside.  

Yesterday Ken put on his winter gear and was outside most of the day..brrrr..on the front porch we've found that the birds seem to like to sit on one of the beams, which just happens to be right above the porch swing..so there were some unwanted and yukky droppings there..Ken put up a new 2x4 over the swing and that will prevent them from sitting there..now there's not enough room between the beam and the underside of the roof of the porch..

Turned the ladder over in the garage and added the next light coat of paint..We really like the way it's turning out.  

Ken's heading for Georgetown this am and will spend the night there.  I'm heading for Carson City to do a little Christmas shopping this am.  Ken and I are there quite a bit, but good intentions seem to get sidetracked by having lunch out and then we're done..so hoping if I go by myself I'll get some things done! 

Heard them say 37 days till Christmas..ahhhhh..

Eric and Christina are supposed to be coming Saturday, staying the night and leaving the boys.  I was really hoping to have more of the grandkids but looks like sports are getting in the way.  

Russell posted last night that Jacob made the freshman basketball team at Oakmont High..and Aaron made the top basketball team though the recreation area he plays in!  Congrats boys!  Adam is playing varsity basketball for Golden Sierra High School...the only problem I see with all this..is the coaches seem to think they own the kids, even during holiday breaks..so no Grandma time..guess that's what happens...I'm proud of them..but doesn't mean I have to like it!  

Cheryl sent the pic below from the Miner's Hotel where she works.  She was working on the top floor and said it was so spooky she got done as fast as she could..she said she could hear voices and other things going on and she was the only one up there..so she sent the picture asking why is it that little kids all look like they're 200 years old..so I'm looking at the picture and I texted her saying..did you see the scary face in the upper right hand corner?  If you click on picture should blow it up and in the top right there is definitely an image! Spooky!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cabela's and lunch in Reno...today a quad ride and shooting..

Well we left yesterday morning and headed for Cabela's..Ken bought a new gun..a Smith and Wesson SVDE 9 mm..we have other guns but that's one he didn't have.  He's a happy camper!  Got to love Nevada.  We walked in, found what he wanted, paid the $ for the background check and less than 1/2 later we left the store with our new treasure.  Since we've become Nevada residents a few things have changed in purchasing a firearm. First, they would fill out the info for the background check..now we do it on the computer in the store.  Last time we purchased and they would walk outside with you and hand you the gun outside the door, now they give it to you in the box wrapped with tape and out you go. Easy! 

After we left there, we headed for Great Basin and had a really good lunch!  Haven't been there in quite a while. After leaving there we heard about the awful attacks in Paris..Unbelievable! 
 Then to Sam's for some paper plates and a few other things. Done..then home.. 

This morning took our time getting ready..watched Pioneer Woman (still love that show)..then I ran to Scolari's for some stuff..they have their hams cheap, and turkeys reasonable if you spend $25.00..doesn't seem to be a problem.  I bought a ham and turkey the other day but nothing wrong with having a spare in the freezer :)

After lunch we jumped on the quads and took a ride to where we go shooting.  Ken shot his new gun (loved it) and the .38 and .40..I didn't want to so I just watched.  It was a beautiful day, clear as can be and in the afternoon it seemed almost warm..they say the weather supposed to change tomorrow..we'll see..
Ken shooting
The view from where we shoot

Looks like Ken will head to Bryan and Cheryl's one day this week, to help with some faucet problems they have..thinking i'll head for Carson City to do some shopping I just don't do when we go out..
Adam got his license in the mail!  Happy Camper!

I painted the next coat on the ladder..looks good we're thinking..
 back in a minute w pictures

1st coat looking good we think...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Veterans Day and a day at home...

Yesterday was Veteran's Day and would have been my mom and dad's 67th wedding anniversary.  They met and got married in Austria. Mom saw daddy in his uniform,and he was laughing.  She was at the top of a ferris wheel with her girlfriend.  She said to her friend, "That's the man I'm going to marry" and they did..after they married daddy went back to the States but it took 11 months for her to get over here.  After that they were inseparable.  

Linda posted these picture on FB yesterday..shows just how cute they were..
Love this pic..not sure what daddy was thinking with the hammer..

So elegant..

So young

November 11 1948...Austria

Ken and I just stayed home yesterday working around the house.  

Today I went grocery shopping in town and Ken worked on building the ladder for the bunkhouse.  He did a nice job.  I painted the first coat, we are trying "shabby chic" for the first time, so we'll see how it turns out!  

The ladder Ken made for the bunkhouse

Can't tell much difference but 1st coat of paint

 Tomorrow looks like we'll head into Reno and visit Cabela's at Boomtown..there's a gun on sale that Ken wants to take a look at! Time is flying so fast, hard to believe that in 2 weeks Thanksgiving will be over..uhhhh...

Thank you to all the Veterans and active duty Military!  Thank you to our active duty family, Chelsea, Tara and her hubby Darryl!  Thanks to our Veterans in the family..Russell and of course Michael..

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Snow! Happy 14th Birthday Seth!

Woke up this morning to SNOW!  We were so excited, the first winter we were here we had it a few times..last year..none!  So up and out to take some pictures before it all disappeared..which by this afternoon, ours is all gone except for the shady areas.  That's ok, that's just the way I like it!  

Today is our grandson's Seth 14th birthday so hard to believe how fast time flies and that he's 14 and 8 days Jacob turns 14..amazing!  Baby Owen turned 1 today too.  
Christina posted this on FB so I stole it!

Seth and Baby Owen last year...Birthday Buddies..Love this pic

 Happy 240th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!  It was 19 years ago on the 8th that we watched our very own recruit become a Marine!  He still is in so many ways and we are very proud of his service to this country.  

Our 18 year old Marine...Semper FI

 Ken talked to Steve tonight.  His son is here for a week and he sounded happy..he didn't bring up his testing so neither did Ken..He's in God's hands no matter what..

Monday, November 9, 2015

Made it home before the storm over I80..

Left the campground about 0800 and headed for Georgetown on Saturday.  I was staying the night at Bryan's and Adam wanted to drive to the party in Orangevale.  We stopped at the Ross in Rocklin and I picked up a gift certificate for Miss Mia as her birthday was last Thursday.  

Got to the party just about 1200 and had a really nice afternoon.  The place was packed with family and friends to Baby Owen's first birthday.  That little one is just adorable!  

Russell and family along with Eric and sons were there so it was nice to see them all!  Amazing how all the grandkids are growng!  
Jacob and Eric..Eric is close to 6 foot tall..Jacob turns 14 on the 18th..

Russell, Jacob and Eric...

Baby Owen

Baby Owen and Lori

Wendy and Owen...love this pic

Grandpa Bobby and Owen

Owen feeding his mommy chocolate cake

Chelsea had this made up for Baby Owen's milestones..cute idea!

We left about 1600 and headed up to Georgetown.  Ordered some Chinese food for dinner and had a nice evening visiting with Cheryl and Bryan.  

I got up early Sunday and headed by Eric's house for a few minutes.  I wanted to give Seth his card for his birthday which is the 10th of this month.  He'll be fourteen!  I wanted to see their remodeled kitchen in person, and it is so awesome!  

Left there and headed for I80.  Had a beautiful drive  home, no weather at all!
Caught a bit of the Raider's game and then a Hallmark movie, didn't get anything accomplished but that's ok.  

Ken got the little project out back done..just want to get some rock to cover.  Looks like they're expecting colder weather this week so looks like a trip to Walmart this am.  Don't want the pipes in the Jayco to freeze..so time to add a little rv antifreeze to the pipes.  

Not much plans this week, hoping to get back to work on the bunkhouse.  Bryan's got some pipes leaking so we'll probably head over on his next days off next week.  

Hope to see Steve maybe end of the week or so...hoping to hear what his doctors have to say after his appointment today.  

Check back later for some pics from the birthday party..think you'll be surprised at how tall Jacob is!  

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Spent a little time with Steve..headed for Sacramento today..

Yesterday, (Friday) we got to the Grand Sierra Resort in time to have lunch in the trailer.  Then we headed over to Steve's about 1300.  He was resting, but got up...he wasn't feeling up to going out..he actually was in a lot of pain yesterday..so Ken and I headed over to Walmart and Radio Shack to pick up a few things for him.  We brought him the stuff we had picked up in Winnemucca, and he sent back alot of it..except his movies and cd's...kinda thought he wouldn't want some of the clothes etc..but he had asked for that stuff.  

When we got back he was sleeping, but got up again when he realized we were there..we didn't stay too long as a nurse came to check out his elbow.  He has a horrible bed sore there..and it was looking red and infected..actually by the time we got back there his lower arm had swollen pretty bad.  Glad they sent the nurse over.  His son will be there tomorrow to take him to a DR appointment on Monday.  We told him we'd see him later in the week.  Don't think he'll be able to go out with us though :(

 Stopped at El Polo Loco on the way back to the trailer and that was our day.  

I did call our friends Ron and Deanna to check up on them and report on Steve.  Ron is doing ok, sounds like they'll be in Reno sometime soon for another appointment for Ron. 

I did talk to Russell the other day..news from the surgeons don't sound too encouraging.  He has a degenerative problem in his wrist..they can do nothing and he deals with the pain, till he can't anymore..he has surgery where they remove 3 bones..he has a fusion (which he won't do)...