The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass



Thursday, August 27, 2015

Beekeeper

Last weekend we went to a family picnic at our nephew's house.  The weather was so gorgeous, 70's with a little breeze.

He is going to become a beekeeper.  He is going to take classes and by next year at the picnic he should have bees.  I hope they are not buzzing around us, lol.

He bought a hive but now they are going to use it as a decoration and use something else.  I think it's darling and wouldn't want it messed up either.


I hope by the time you read this Mike, you are feeling better after having your tonsils out, from your favorite Aunt ;-)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Brrr

Not really, but cooler than it should be this time of year.  It's been in the 60's and 50's at night.  I even thought about turning the furnace on today but didn't.

We are getting a nice preview of fall which will be here sooner than we think.  Wow, I can't believe it.  But autumn is my favorite season so I'm good with it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

School Days


Daughter-in-law starts her college teaching career tomorrow.

Son who has an AD and BA, will be starting school tomorrow as well full time.  He is going for a BA in Computer Science.  He gets free tuition because of daughter-in-law's job.  Luckily, a lot of his per-requisites transferred.  He is taking accelerated courses (5 this semester).  He's been out of school for 9 years.  He is a little nervous but excited as well. 

Onward and upward!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dinner Friends

It was Dinner Friends Wednesday.  We went to a really cool restaurant we've never been to before.  I had Pasta Bolognese.  They had some interesting food combinations but everyone loved what they got.  It was a small, intimate restaurant.  It reminded me of the type of restaurants they would have in New York City (not that I've ever been, ha!  One of the friends has been and she said this was true.)

The owner came out and talked to us and then he made a Margarita Sorbet right in front of us.  It was made in a bowl within a bowl.  He told us the inside bowl was colder than dry ice.  He stirred it and stirred it with a whisk until it was done.  It tasted amazing and like it had just come out of the freezer.



I brought home dessert.  It was a funnel cake stuffed with banana, with chocolate on top and a sauce under it. 


The food was divine.  Yum!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Errant Cats

Last Tuesday, son and daughter-in-law picked up 2 cats from a no kill shelter.


I guess they probably got 2 because Lenny and Fred are best buds as it said on the shelter's website, lol.  They are not too friendly yet with the humans they are living with, I guess it will just take time.  They haven't seen much of them because so far they've been hiding together different places.

I think it was on Thursday, son called and said wife couldn't find the cats and was looking all over for them so he got up and helped.  Turns out they jumped behind their stove @@.  Apparently, the stove can't be pulled out.  He said it was a pretty narrow space and they thought the cats wouldn't be able to get out.  They called maintenance and they were supposed to come on Saturday but they would have to pay out of pocket because they would have to remove part of the counter to get the stove out.  Oh Brother!

They ended up taking a picture and taking it to the shelter where they got them from.  They told them to wait until Monday to see if they come out unless they start crying.  Apparently, the shelter said sometimes they wouldn't see them for a week.  (Crazy!)

Luckily, son texted Saturday and said the cats got free on their own.  Hopefully, they've figured out some way to block their passage way to behind the stove. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Trying something new

Ever since we've lived in this house, we've had the same cable company.  It rhymes with Fox.  Initially, we had the TV only, eventually adding the internet  and the land-line phone.  The price has gone up and up for less and less content on the TV since we have two with only the basic channels.  I've been thinking about switching forever and so we finally did.

We went with the old phone company (the one with the the letters,  ha.)  We are getting much more than we were with cable at least for a year at a better price.  Although hippies receiver isn't working right now so he's not getting HD TV.  We're waiting for the repairman to contact us.

Hopefully, once this bug is worked out we'll have no other issues.  Now I have channels in the bedroom that I haven't been able to watch for years.  Since hippie is the master of the big TV in the living room, I really haven't been watching much in recent years.  I guess I'll have to reacquaint myself.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Newlyweds

So, son and daughter-in-law moved to Iowa last Thursday.  It's been quite the week for them I think.  They took only what could fit into their small Cavalier.  They really didn't have much in furniture in Vegas since they knew they weren't staying.  They sold or gave away everything they didn't take.  Plus, they UPS'd some things.

Son loves their new place since they have 2 bedrooms and a dining room.  However, when they got their the owner had been making repairs for quite a long time so they had no utilities.  Friday they were under the impression their electricity would be turned on.  Nope, an inspector came and they didn't get it turned on until Monday.  Then earlier in the week they came on to turn on the gas but they couldn't because something was wrong with the stove.  Maintenance came to fix it, then gas was restored.  Yesterday I spoke to him and their refrigerator wasn't working.  Again, a call to maintenance.  It needs a new compressor which is supposed to be fixed today.  He doesn't seem too upset about it (I would be, it's not like they didn't know what day they would be coming, ha).  He's just happy maintenance is faster than when they lived in Vegas.

They already went to a resale shop and purchased a couple of desks, end tables and a TV stand (for the TV they don't have right now;-)   They also bought a frame and a mismatched mattress and box spring for a good deal.  At Salvation Army they got some temporary dishes.  A lady was moving out and she gave them a couple of wicker chairs for them to use until they buy something for the living room.

Oh, to be starting out again.  It would be so much fun!