Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas 2017

Wishing you and yours A Blessed Christmas and A Bright New Year...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Starting to look like Christmas in Cowcamp...

Christmas is right around the corner, and I've managed to get the packages to far away places on the stage. My homemade wreaths and swags of cedar, redwood, and xylosma are hung, they are far from perfect but they were free for the making.

Dad's tree is up and twinkling, his girlfriend has been visited and given a present and hugs.  I try to call her weekly but I've been slacking in actually getting down to see her. 

Last week the retired couple wanted to see the house again.  Afterwards, they put in an offer on the house, and I countered, and they countered back. It was not quite as much as I had hoped for, but there were no other offers. I talked it through with my Sean and decided to accept the counter and signed the escrow papers. Now we are waiting on my brother to return them with his signature as he is 1/4 owner. There will be a 45 day escrow, giving me time to put the furniture and things in an online estate auction.

Snagged one of my granddaughter Lauren's senior pics. 

After HS graduation she is going to play volleyball for a small college in the Sierras. She's majoring in psychology and law enforcement. 
 On Saturday I went down to watch her play in a basketball tourney.  Afterwards Marymine and the granddaughters took me to a late lunch at Farwood. Food was good, visiting with my girls was better.

With all the hustle and bustle of this time of year don't forget to... 
take a moment to sit back, close your eyes, take a soft breath and listen...

Perfect Symphony


Friday, December 8, 2017

Day work...

Friends say it's cold and wet up at the Fort.  Ah, I remember cold mornings on a snorty horse gathering cattle.  Those shipping home for the winter are back in RB now where the weather has been pretty darn nice.  We have lots of grass due to the early rains, and it has some strength to it from mild sunny days.

Here's a photo of two of my friends, ranch wives, after their last load out of the Fort.  You couldn't ask for more than to have them on your crew.

Showed the house again today. An older couple, lol... my age,  they loved it.  I baked cookies just before they came so the house smelled good.  Didn't have time to make bread, but the cookies were a hit.

I miscalculated when I thought I wouldn't be here for Christmas.  Late this summer I cleaned out all the boxes and boxes of Christmas stuff that mother had, loaded it up in Hank and took it to the Hope Chest. Thankfully, I did hold on to the tree that I got for Dad.  Now I've had to scramble to find Christmas decorations to put up.  Gotter done, though it's more than a bit minimal.

Got the gutters cleaned today, yay!  New window goes in garage entry door on Sat. Next big project is cleaning up and arranging all the stuff in the garage.

just because...