This week is off to a better start than the last one. On Monday last week, Callie gave us quite a scare by slipping out the door. Thankfully, BG happened to see her while mowing Friday. She was a couple of lots over from our house and had run under an outbuilding when he called to her. I went to her and coaxed her out, picked her up and carried her home. She was starving and needing lots of lap time and ear rubs. We will have to watch her closely when the door is opened from now on, but she is safely back home and we are happy she is okay! Thank you all again for your prayers and well wishes for her safety!
While I kept busy looking for Callie every day last week, I also had jury duty Tuesday and fretted (to myself - mostly) about that, but I wasn't selected as a juror.
BG took a few vacation days and one day we took a little road trip down south of us to Lehman's, the Mennonite eatery near Versailles, for lunch one day. We would have driven on to the Lake of the Ozarks, but it looked like rain was going to hit that area. We stopped at the Dutch bakery on the way back home but didn't buy much as I'd already gotten a loaf of homemade bread at Lehman's.
The next day we headed to the Big Town and stopped at all 3 home improvement centers. We came home with lots of drywall and trim and a few other things. After unloading, he decided to mow and you know now how that turned out.
This little guy narrowly escaped getting run over by us. We had just pulled in with our stuff from the home center and I got out of the truck and happened to look down and spotted him just in front of the truck's tire. Whew! That was close. He looks like a baby....a lost baby, at that. I picked him up and after snapping his cute self, placed him in a better location away from truck tires.
July 4th was bright and sunny and HOT! I took very few photos and this one is of our daughter riding with her BF in the parade. This car belongs to a relative of his. I love the red and white Chevy behind them.
It was a nice day for parades, picnics and fireworks to celebrate our country's birthday. We celebrated mostly on Sunday when our son came in for an overnight. We played cards and grilled steaks. My dessert was an ice cream cake from the DQ. A wonderful and fun weekend with my family and all the kitties safely at home.
We have had rain through the night and this morning. I won't have to water the flowers outside. The sunflower above is one of two volunteers I have that grew from seed spilled from the bird feeder. The flower photos were all tweaked with the watercolor pencil app in Photoscape.
BG was home yesterday and we rested most of the day. We had planned to start on the sheetrock work, but decided we needed rest. That is important, too. The work will always keep for another day.
The sheetrock is for our basement. After all the rains we've had and we still have a dry basement - yay! - we have decided it was okay now to put up the new drywall and once that is done, get new carpet for the floor. We wanted to make sure that the foundation work was going to hold the water back before we started on this project. Oh, I'll be so glad when this is done and I have a nice family room downstairs once again!
What projects are you starting or finishing this summer?
The Project aka our other house is still awaiting some workers. One bid has been okayed on the bathroom and I hope they start soon. We are still awaiting another bid. As a friend said recently, it's very hard to find someone who does carpentry in our town. Those who live away don't seem too interested in driving very far to work, so getting The Project work done is moving at a snail's pace. I'm trying not to get too frustrated. I am glad that BG has finally realized he can't do it all himself.
That's all I have for today. Hope yours is a nice one!
Happy Tuesday to you!