Yes, yes, I’ve been a slacker about updating things here. What can I say, I can only move so many people before I just need to hide under a rock so my body can recover. First I help Jay move here which was a 2 day marathon. The loading and unloading wasn’t so bad, the need to drive 55/60 on the highway when I could be going 90, that was a bit traumatizing 😉
Once that was done mom’s friend is moving so I end up at her house. I’m told before we go that she’s almost packed and ready, yeah sure. We had a pick up to move the boxes and a moving company was going to come for the furniture so we took 3 loads of stuff, IN THE RAIN (nice) oh joy, oh rapture.
Now of course its my turn. I’ve slowly been digging out all my “stuff” from the attic and the kitchen is starting to look like someone ate some Ivy and then got sick all over. My plates have ivy, and I think I have every matching piece, the towels match as do the table linens, the tea pot, candle holders… you get the idea 😀 Oh and the cutting board LOL I’m not rushing this one though, every day some gets moved and at some point I have to move the furniture, ick. Since I have no interesting photos to share of anything we’ll substitute this nice photo on Indy. HE seems to think this is a good place to ride while in a car… dogs 😉
Now let me start off by saying, I live in the “city”. Mind you its not New York city but its not small either. The average home lot in this area is 80×40 if I remember correctly. We are lucky enough to have 3 1/2 lots so we can’t reach out or windows and shake hands with the neighbors. The closest to wooded we have is a small area about the size of a city block that has miraculously avoided the developers, for whatever reason. Not the sort of place you expect to see much more than squirrels and rabbits. Once, about 10 years ago we saw a deer… of course when we told people no one believed us. A few months later a turkey came wandering into the yard. That time I ran for the camera and even though it was dark you could see it. We still see the turkey on the occasion but nothing else too unusual. So you can imagine my surprise this morning when as I am sitting here at my computer, reading mail I hear the word “deer” clearly among a bunch of garble from upstairs. I grab the camera and run and find this….
Now, I took this at 8am but it was overcast and trying to rain so there was just no getting a “good” shot but there are 3 of them, 2 doe and a fawn in the back yard staring at the fence, probably asking each other “what the hell?” I had to take a few steps off the deck to get this shot and they were not so impressed with my presence, no big shocker there. One doe, immediately leaps the fence you see from where she was standing. The other doe and the fawn dart to the far corner of the yard with the doe leaping the chain link thats on the other side. The poor fawn, however; couldn’t jump so well so I had one very unhappy fawn trapped in the yard.
I tried to sneak around and open the gate for him but he took my movement as an opportunity to bolt. Off they ran, probably back into the woods. The End… ok that was lame but that was the end of the story. After that I had to run like mad to make it to my nephew’s football game which was outstanding! They won again 26 to 18 🙂
Ok, so I headed down to Ohio for the weekend to visit Jay and see what kind of trouble I could get into 😀 The traffic on the way down pretty much sucked since the easiest highway to get there is under construction so on the way home I opted to take a different route. I took the Ohio turnpike all the way to the end and then into Indiana to catch a different highway north. Now here is a state that knows its priorites haha
This is Ohio’s turnpike ticket. Notice how they make sure there is no doubt left in your mind how much they are going to overcharge you for the privilege to drive down the construction filled roads.
Now we enter Indiana…
This is how the ticket came out of the machine. Notice how they are kind enough to inform you where all the FOOD is along the pike??? The tolls were hidden on the back so you can be sure to spend all your money before you leave the turnpike.
A new security patrol in our area *snicker* Indiana is patroling the kitchen floor for dropped bits of food, bugs and anything else that he might feel the need to snack on. Come on now, you know you laughed at the 10lb dog in a “Security” hat. I know I did 🙂 I’ve never been much for putting clothes on my dog but the hat was just priceless, now he has a nice hat the help keep the sun out of his eyes hee hee
My poor Sim is a little depressed, she needs skills to advance in her job but she’d rather play SIM’s on her home computer, doesn’t sound like anyone I know *looking around innocently* As a result she’s had a bit of a breakdown, her mood is awful… oops 🙂 Anyway, if you take a good look at this shot (these screen shots suck) she’s talking to WILSON! You know, Wilson… from Castaway! Obviously he’s not called that, wouldn’t want the movie people to get all upset they stole their idea but this was just to funny when she stood up from the table and started talking to a volleyball. Perhaps I should turn off the computer once in a while… nah 😉
I am happy to say I’ve finally gotten myself a pup of my own 🙂 This is Indiana, he’s 4 and I got him from a rescue in Indiana. He had a different name *cough* but since he wasn’t answering to it and I didn’t like it we kinda changed it 🙂 Here he is being the ferocious doxie that he is trying to grrr the blanket into submission!
I really did do some stitching, on the way down to pick him up I finished the lady bug from my Bent Creek mini’s but I forgot to take a picture, I was a little distracted. Can you imagine why? 🙂 Hope you all had great weekends!