After we came home, we had plans to go next door and help Stacey move out her couch and chair as she was having a new couch and recliner delivered on Monday. While we were home our neighbor, Karen called and asked if Ken could come look at their well, as they had no water since about 1900 on Saturday night. I went with him to visit with Karen for a bit. He checked some things but couldn't figure out the problem except to say the pressure regulator didn't seem to be working. She was going to call the well guy and see if he was available to come out. We found out later that he came and it looks like they need a new pump and there is an electrical short :( Joys of living in the country.
We had a well when we bought this place, but the water was horrible, so we were able to get city water at a huge price almost 5 years ago :( Our last argument, as I saw my remodel money gone! ...just kidding, but it wasn't pretty. As it is, I'm glad we don't have to deal with a well and we can drink this water. :) (don't want to admit it but he was right)
Afterwards we went next door and got the furniture moved to the back porch for Stacey. Her cat really did a job on the furniture. Hoping she can keep the new furniture cat free..
We came back home and I did a little baking just because I could. Helped to keep the living area warm too along with the fire in the wood stove. A slow going afternoon, watched a bit of the Olympics and leftovers for dinner.
*clicking on the pics will enlarge..*
|Apple Oatmeal muffins|
|Peanut butter, dark chocolate chip and oatmeal energy bites..|
first time ever making so we'll see...
Monday We sat the alarm for 0400. We were heading to Reno this am to get Ken's new gun at Cabela's. He ordered it online and it had come in a day or two ago. While we're drinking coffee, visiting with friends online, I checked my phone for weather. It said it was snowing here in Yerington, sure enough it was! Just enough to make it pretty and we know it won't last long.
|Out the front door..|
|The rabbits around here are hard up I guess..first time we've ever|
noticed they've eaten the bottom of a juniper..they don't like them
according to gardeners..
|Out our front yard area..|
We had our breakfast and left here about 0730. Driving was slower than normal because of the snow on the way to Reno, but that was ok. We got to Cabela's and no one was at the gun counter. Ken filled out the stuff for his background check, paid his $25.00 and about 10 minutes later the gun was his. We walked out with the gun and a little ammo and headed towards Carson City. He wanted to check with Toyota to make sure our brakes were considered ok to make the trip to Tennessee. Last service showed yellow but all is good. We can get them done after we get home. A quick trip to Walmart in Gardnerville, Raleys for drugs and then 1300. Lunch at Carson Valley Inn. Got our fix. Homeward bound. Snow is gone! Still really cold but all the snow has disappeared, which is why we like it when it snows here.
I realize most of our new friends go south to escape the snow..but because we only get snow once, twice maybe 3 times a year..we love it! If it's gonna be cold and cloudy, might as well snow! :)
|The bunkhouse and outhouse in the snow :)|
|Washoe Lake where we like to camp|
|The big boys toy store...Cabela's..|
|CVI where we love to have lunch!|
|On the way home..|
|Love the snow!|
|Wilson Canyon..no snow|
We've got a fire going now and are just going to enjoy the evening.
Today would have been my Daddy's 99 th Birthday. Happy Birthday to the best man that ever lived. :) Miss you so much. :(
|Daddy and his girls..about 1962..me on the left,|
Linda middle and Wendy on the right..:)
Have a wonderful evening..