Really considering dipping into my emergency mental health fund for a couple of days over at the coast. A few days of morning fog, afternoon sun, sand, waves, beach, wine, and bonfire time are looking pretty darn good.
Marymine and the college girl are on the road to cg's college in the midwest, therefore, I'm kids, dogs, and house sitting.
Last night went fairly well, although her house is in the middle of the largest population of ferocious county birds(mosquitoes). If you stay in the pool using Ruby, the St Bernard, as a float or indoors slathered in repugnant concoctions you will be fine. I've heard that half a lime rubbed on your skin will repel them as well. But lime potency seems to decline rapidly after you have sucked on the limes during the T shots thing.
First day back to school for the two grands today. They packed their lunches last night, set out their clothes, set alarms, so they were good to go early this morning. One small hitch, the boy's chocolate lab managed to bust the boy's glasses sometime last night. A somewhat frantic search ensued this morning to find the only other pair. The extra glasses were found and off the kids went to school.
I was busy rearranging Marymine's furniture early this afternoon when there was one small boom, followed by a BIG BOOM! Looking out the back window I see...
a tractor and big baler going up in smoke and flames. If you ever wondered what $50,000 dollars looks like going up in smoke, that's it! One of the irrigators and I ran out there to make sure no one was hurt, no one was, thank goodness. I don't know what caused it, yet. The booms were the tires blowing.
It's not even half way thru day one and the adventures have begun...