It was about 1300 so what the heck, let's head to CVI and see our favorite server, Carmen. Uh oh...Jose took us back and told us that Carmen had slipped and fallen the day before at work and they think she may have broken her wrist. Poor thing, she was so happy to be back. We'll be back in a few weeks and hope to see her again.
After that we headed home, unloaded the groceries and then Karen wanted to do Happy Hour. Okie Dokie, we headed over. * clicking on the pics will make them larger**
Friday morning after our usual things Ken was working on putting together the garden cart for Karen (told you he has to stay busy). I had a hair appointment in town at 1100 so I headed out. Went pretty quickly so I was back home in time for lunch. Salad as it was a nice day. Found some things to occupy myself, such as baking some applesauce oatmeal muffins for Ken.
At about 1530 got a set from Karen saying she wanted to start a bonfire, so back over we went :) She's such a bad influence..:) I think she's lonely too with John being over in CA. We had a nice time, great fire and company. Her daughter Amber was there too, so that's always nice. Baby to be Amelia Rose is growing nicely too. :)
While we were there it was decided to have a bar b q on Sunday as we'll be in Reno on Monday for the day. Ken's going to help her with a piece of wood that's warping in the living room (the 100 year old barn wood). Came home after a few raindrops started. We no more than got to the back porch, when the skies let loose with wind and rain!! It actually did the same thing the night before. A quick dinner, tv and off to bed.
Saturday morning we were up about 0530 and it was actually the first time since Ken's surgery we were able to have our coffee and treats in bed. We've been moving tv trays in the living room and couch sitting since his surgery. So this was nice.
About 0900 I got a call from Karen, looks like the weather will be bad on Sunday so let's have bar b q today. That works as I've got the stuff for potato salad and deviled eggs I was taking already here at home. Ken and I were talking when our neighbor, Joe came over. His wife and daughter are in Las Vegas for the weekend to see the New Kids on the Block concert so he's a bachelor. I asked if he was hungry so made him two egg mc muffins with bacon. He appreciated that for sure. :)
Once he left got to work on making the salad and eggs. Cleaned the kitchen and about 1200 finally took a shower. I had time to make some brownies to take too so now it's about 1530 so we'll head over. Had a wonderful time and a great dinner. It turned out to be cheeseburgers instead of ribs because the meat was bad from Raley's. A good time anyway!
Feeling a little sentimental about Memorial Day. For probably 10 years, beginning in 2001 we used to head over to Mule Days in Bishop, CA for most of the week. Quite a celebration of mules! Our friend KC and family would go too, some years there were more in the group. We were blessed as from the time Adam was 2 he went with us and turned into the cutest little cowboy for the week. After a few years, people we had met before always knew who Adam was.
|Adam age 4 ..he would tell you his name was "Clint" like Eastwood..|
now he's 20!
|Adam, a mule and his sister Candace..He was about 4..he|
had chaps, hat and spurs..ready for anything!
The last 3 years have found Ken and me in Tonopah for their Jim Butler Days celebration which we really enjoyed. This year we decided to stay home, which is fine, just different.
|Ken's wood project from the other day..as he fills he adds|
another board to hold the wood..
|Wood he's unloading (with one arm)...|
The last 3 years on Monday we would head for Reno to hook up with our son Russell, Lori and boys. Aaron always plays a basketball tournament there and that's our plan for this Monday. Bryan and Cheryl are planning a bar b q in Georgetown, but because we had already made plans to be in Reno that's where we will be. Sure hoping the weather holds for them!
Eric sent a text last night saying they had got a new to them vehicle for grandson Seth. Looks really nice! Seth had the Jeep Cherokee, looked really nice, but he decided he wanted a more fuel efficient car. They sold the Jeep last weekend and now this is his car! He's a happy camper! Of course I'm thinking after boot camp he may decide to buy a new or newer vehicle..seems it happens a lot!
|2006 Honda Civic..147,000 miles..great shape looking at it!|
I really like the black and white...
And here's a real black and white! Us three sisters after a storm in Union Park, FL near Orlando where daddy was stationed..us little rag a muffins! That was our brand new 1961 Plymouth Station Wagon..so this is about 1961...too cute aren't we?!
|Linda, Me and Wendy... Mom sitting on the car! :) I was probably|