Monday, August 25, 2014

clogged duct

If it is taking over two hours for your clothes to dry I recommend you not turn your dryer to high, set it for forty-five minutes and leave the house. After calling the dryer vent guy we now know why no air was getting through the vent. A rather large birds nest, complete with at least six eggs, was removed. Drying time, for a full load of laundry, is back down to thirty five minutes. Feeling rather thankful I didn't burn the house down.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

a few months ago...

a loud pop followed by a shatter = new oven

Saturday, August 16, 2014


old friends
 master arborist
trees killed by lightning gone
animal pen facelift
loving productive days

Monday, August 11, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dad! 8.11.2014

Today is Dad's birthday! We had a very small family dinner yesterday. It was about half the size of our normal small family dinners. Dad is in an eating slump so dinner is not too enjoyable for him. He did enjoy his ice cream cake because no matter how little he eats ice cream has become a food group for him. So happy to be celebrating a birthday we were scared we might not see. It is an interesting dance of emotions when dealing with brain issues. So many daily occurrences are nothing like they have been our whole lives. Other things happen and, for just a minute, everything seems to be the way it used to be. The twist comes when his reasoning is not characteristic of his personality. He definitely keeps us guessing and we laugh continually. So thankful for the many laughs. While this journey is hard it is filled with many blessings. My mom is a tremendous blessing to Dad. Thanks Mom, for all you do.