Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fall is in the air...



Fall is in the air here and as GrannyMid would say the shadows are growing longer...

I have no tales of daring do or adventure to share, just life. 
We have the greenest lawn in the neighborhood, Yay! I know the guy across the street is dying to know what I'm putting on it...  I fill the hopper in the backyard so he doesn't know what it is, which is not very nice of me...
Sean has been away on one of his mill projects for almost two weeks.  Sent him some pics of travel trailers for sale. He commented back that because of his OCD he didn't care for any of them. I thought he might have gotten that trait from the Cowman... til I took an OCD test and scored a 100% in record time, no less. Damn!

JC, Sean's oldest daughter, has spent the summer with us.  Working and playing and pulling her act together.  She has decided to live with us and go to high school here for her senior year.  Big change, but she is doing well, and only needs half day classes to get enough credits to go on to college or trade school. She works the other half of the day.  
There is a boyfriend in the picture.



He's a good guy, hard worker, very respectful of JC's granny (me) and has been warned by both Sean and his dad (Sean's best friend) that he is to be very good to JC or else it will seriously not go well for him. 
Miss B (Sean's youngest) came and spent a week with JC & I. We did some shopping for school supplies. Her auntie took her clothes shopping as she knows all the cool places. 



 Being just the opposite in personality of JC she is very quiet, but smart as all get out and an old soul. She starts her sophomore yr of HS, and will be back to spend as much time as possible with us. 
No matter how much planning I do God seems to send me where I'm needed.  As the house is full of kids, the smell of cookies baking, loud country music, and laughter I'm good with that.

32 comments:

  1. The lawn and granddaughters all look great. What kind of a trailer are you buying?

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    1. Adrienne, I'm looking for a small used 2 axle travel trailer, with aluminum walls and well insulated. It needs to have a high enough ceiling for Sean. That way I can rent it to Sean's company when he is on an out of town mill project, and save them on the cost of hotels.

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  2. What is the story about the statute?

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    1. Rob, I apologize for forgetting that others might not be familiar with it.
      Seaside, Oregon: "In 1940, the “End of the Trail” sign was built at the turnaround to commemorate the Lewis & Clark expedition’s two year, 4,000 mile journey across the North American continent. The original sign was a depiction of the expedition’s crowning achievement and a monument to the historical significance of the North Oregon Coast. The original “End of the Trail” sign at the turnaround has been replaced by a towering bronze statue of the explorers facing west. It’s a transporting experience looking out over the Pacific next to the bronze replicas of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark."

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  3. Good luck with the RV hunting. An acquaintance is a successful used RV dealer (his wife worked for me in car sales). One of his checkoff items is the quality of the cabinetry. Good cabinetry generally means better materials and workmanship where you can't look he believes.

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    1. WSF,
      Thanks for the tip. I will put that on the checklist.

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  4. Glad all is well for you and your family(-: Sounds like you are right where you should be(-:

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    1. CiNdEe, I think I am, I'm needed here, and I like being useful.
      Hope all is well with you and the crew. Often thought of you when hearing about all the fires there.

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  5. This is the first time in 35 years I've actually felt Fall coming. The last couple of weeks it's consistently been 10* cooler at night, and yep, the days are noticeably shorter.

    Sounds like the young man who was told to "Be good to that lady, son!" will take it to heart. The young people here are so different than those back in SoCal. They work hard, they don't constantly whine about everything, they're NOT buried in the phones all the time, it's just great to see young people being responsible young adults.

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    1. drjim, I'm loving it here, the trees (big trees), mountains and rivers, evening breeze off the Columbia. Hopefully I will love it as well when winter gets here.
      He is a good young man, (besides he always hugs me hello & goodbye). Most all the kids I know, and all my grandkids are hard workers, are respectful, responsible young adults with goals. When they do mess up they know to own it and learn the lesson.

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  6. Love how you go with the flow and somehow it all fits well.

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    1. Changes,
      Oh my gosh, LOL, if that were only true!

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  7. I am never ready for fall. It means winter is coming. On the trailer look for water damage like in cupboards.

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    1. Rain,
      I've researched trailers til my head is spinning and my little binder is full.

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  8. It feels like fall coming here too. Loved seeing what your young ones are up to. They grow and change so fast.

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    1. Celia,
      They do grow up fast, so it's fun to be at least a small part of the process.

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  9. Here in Texas Summer moves into Fall as though Summer hasn't ended, still it's marginally cooler. Good luck with the high school project -- I just had a year of that and it mostly worked!

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    1. Padre,
      It was the same as Texas in RB with more long summer than fall.
      So far the HS project is working. Sean is a great dad.
      Good to hear that your project worked.

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    2. We achieved graduation. Not easy...

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  10. It does sound better than a lonely big house in RB. Crazy old broad loading that spreader in the backyard. Sounds like you're adding some great comradery in your new neighborhood.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      It's way better being here.
      LOL... crazy old broad, ya got that part right!

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  11. Beautiful girl! You have to be so proud of her. I finally got to meet my granddaughter's boyfriend who is from England. He put us all to shame with his kind words and good manners. I was impressed until I remembered Eddy Haskell from the show LEAVE IT TO BEAVER. I had to wonder. LOL

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    1. Granny Annie,
      She is a good kid. Actually I have been blessed to have all my grandkids be the kind of people I can be proud of.

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  12. Ordinary life is so good, isn't it? No adventures, just the simple things.

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    1. Granny Sue,
      Yes! All of life is an adventure if we choose to see it that way.

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  13. For some reason (LOL), I do not want to be called a “crazy old broad” (Odie). Most of us girls over 65 are fine with crazy and old but the word “broad” makes us sound as if we do not have a brain in our head. Truth be told, we are smart like foxes. Just a thought from a crazy girl, over the age of 65. Anyway, I was in Portland for the weekend and head out tomorrow. It’s raining, dammit! This is not supposed to start until mid-October. But, the air smells like fir and pine; the lawns are green, like yours, and the flowers are sweet. Went to a gorgeous park, Eastmoreland, over by that crazy college, Reed. Well worth the $5.00 fee to get in. I got an incredible show of geese on Crystal Springs lake and even photographed my first beaver swimming by.

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    1. Cheri,
      Wait... crazy girl, you where in Portland! I would have crossed the river to meet you.
      Thanks for the heads up on the park.

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  14. Methinks thou art enjoying being a Gramma!

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    1. SCOTT, You got that right... I love being a Gramma.

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