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Monday, August 31, 2020

Catch up post..Good bye Jacob..a little project for Ken :)

Friday morning we got ourselves up at 0500 to get ourselves out the door close to 0700.  I made breakfast burritos to eat in the truck along the way.  We wanted to get to Washoe Valley around 0900 to meet Sammy the firewood guy.  

We got there and he and his worker were hard at splitting wood. They were already sweating pretty good and it was 0900!  He's a great guy and Ken really likes the quality of the wood he sells.  This was pine and it's for burning outdoors or camping.  We'll be back later for almond for the wood stove in the house.  

Once they got it loaded up we headed back home. For once we didn't need to stop anywhere else.  We were back home around 1130. Not bad. ๐Ÿ˜

I knew Jacob was heading for the airport a little later, so I gave him a quick text. I could have called, but I knew my voice would break, so this was safer๐Ÿ’™
His new adventure begins! 
Such a cute photo from their photo shoot.  Allissa and Jacob ๐Ÿ’—
Allissa and Jacob saying good bye at the airport...

Russell and Lori saying good bye to their Sailor..

Jacob and Allissa

I know he's not happy, but when he gets to Italy he has to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days. Hopefully it'll go swiftly for him.  

Russell and Jacob got to go fishing with Jimmy a friend of theirs..fun was had!

Nice catch! All catch and release! Scott's Flat lake a smoky day...

I had been marinating some pork so Ken was planning on barbecuing them. Later in the afternoon we sat outside and enjoyed Happy Hour.  It's still hot in the afternoons, but cool mornings and evenings. 

We had a delicious dinner of pork and some stir fried fresh veggies. Yum. 

 Saturday we took our time getting started. We were both awake around 0320 and that took awhile to get back to sleep. It was around 0600 when I awoke and started the coffee.  

It was a mostly stay at home day.  Ken went next door and checked on Karen's place, brought the mail in and checked all the sprinklers and timers. All good.  They'll be home later in the evening. We sure miss them when they're gone. 

We had a long lunch at home of salad. Ken wanted to go to town to get some $$ I was going to start cleaning out the kitchen cabinets. He talked me out of it so i rode along with him. 

On FB there was a group called "Play Music on the Porch". The concept was all around the world, on the 29th to play music on the porch. Well, we have a porch and we have music so we joined in..(of course we do this most evenings) most people actually played an instrument haha. I mention this only because it was amazing to see such great posts of people around the world, doing something so simple and smiling! Just made my ๐Ÿ’– feel good! Thanks Georgine for pointing out this event! ๐Ÿ’™  A great Saturday. 

Sunday morning we headed out to have breakfast with Joe, Stacey, Rylee and Susan (Stacey's mom).  Everyone was there except Joe who had gotten called out Saturday evening for the Slink Fire near the Marine Corps Cold Weather Training Center.  The fire is still raging on as of this am. Stay safe, Joe. 

 I decided to make some low carb stuffed bell peppers for dinner. I've been eating that way for the last couple of years but first time I've made them for Ken without rice (!) oh my! I like getting dinner done while it's still cool and then we just pop it in the microwave. Update: He really liked them! 
From our drive home the other day...Lake Tahoe..

No idea where that pole came from..weird.;

I was working on this overdue post when John tested and invited us for Happy Hour so we headed over.  Wonderful catching up with such great friends and neighbors. 

I decided to change the green guest room around. It's the only room that I can change anything around, so I like to do it once in awhile just for fun! haha. I finished getting some pictures up on the walls and of course gave it a good cleaning.  

Seth ๐Ÿ’™ I need to steal some pictures of Seth and Holly from FB..

Jacob ๐Ÿ’™

It's a small room but works for company..

Got a new project for Ken..the dresser on the right will be turned into a small pantry.  These are mostly
empty or full of junk so stay turned..LOL..and he said yesterday he's running out of projects. I don't think so! ๐Ÿ˜‰
A few catch up pics from when Adam and Erin were here...
Adam and Erin heading out in the Can AM..

Bye guys!

Later in the day they went out Adam took the 400...

Erin took the Can Am..

So here it is Monday morning August 31st! WE'll head out later to Gardnerville for a little Walmart shopping, Dollar Tree (for reading glasses for me) and Raley's for prescription pick up. Have a great day! 


  1. Looks like you are still keeping busy even under those warm conditions.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the cooling temperatures.

    It's about time.

    1. Today was nice, 87 tomorrow the same and then up, up up with 100 on Sat. Loving the cooler mornings!

  2. I'm sure the smiles on flight day for Jacob were forced, it would be very hard for the love birds to say goodbye. Bittersweet.
    Nice to have stay at home days sometimes and also nice that Ken wanted you along for the drive. :) Bill likes it when I go with him sometimes too. Means a lot.
    Stuffed bell peppers, something I've never made. Maybe I'll try them on Bill as long as they can be cooked without a real oven. Hmmm. Thanks for the idea!
    I love that little guest room. Stay overs don't need a lot of space. Can't wait to see the project. :)

  3. Thank goodness for face time for them :) I'm thinking there's a recipe for stuffed bell peppers for Madame IP. Rice used to be a fixture in them, but now it's more meat and chopped veggies. Ken said he didn't miss the rice :) I'm getting Ken going on the project today :)

  4. Nice FISH!!!! Tahoe looks gorgeous as usual. It must be cooler up there! Great little guest room! Hey, there are ALWAYS projects!!!

    1. Yes there are always projects for sure! Thank you! Tahoe is gorgeous, just so many people everywhere..but was a nice drive!