Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We are in it again!

The cool thing about having a friend publish her own webzine is that if you are lucky, you are asked to be in it. This time Kent got in on the action too.

Check out the link below. The picture of me is in the back of the old truck. One of the last rides we ever took in it too. Oh the memories...



Sunday, September 14, 2008

Weekend update

We had a productive weekend here at the homestead.  

Friday, I played a bit by going to an art opening at the Dairy Barn and Kent worked on the truck.  Oh yeah, we bought a truck.  A 1981 baby blue Ford F150 pickup truck.  Straight six, as they say.  It is frickin' big.  Anyway, Kent worked on that, I saw the quilt show at the DB, and I did make some homemade applesauce.

Saturday was a play day, mostly.  I went to the market, farmacy, kroger in the morning, while Kent got some more work on the truck.  (That was our work for the day.)  Then, we went to a cookout sponsored by the Off Campus Housing division of OU.  They were trying to educate the students on how to be a good neighbor and resident of the city.  Seems like a good idea to me.  Kent wanted to go since it took place in our ward and then the students could meet their representative.  

Then it was off to the Paw paw festival.  This was a very good time.  The music was fantastic and the food was delightful.  Mostly we chatted with people.  Go figure.

Last night we went to the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network's fundraiser.  Again, good music, great food, and plenty of shmoozing.  The band was the Randys and they played a wide variety of covers.  My favorites were the Louis Prima and Dean Martin songs.  

Today, we worked.  We are still working on the garage to get it ready for the transformation.  Mainly this means cleaning it out.  Boy, do we have a bunch of stuff.   Thankfully our neighbors came over for awhile to give us a break.  Then the winds started and we all took cover.  So far, no big branches have fallen around us, but we'll see.

That's our weekend.  Busy busy.  It is supposed to cool off tomorrow, and I think this town is looking forward to it.  It's been so humid here, the cooler weather will be a welcome relief.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

I am a believer

Last week, I bought the required digital  converter box for our TV.  Since we don't have cable, we will need this to watch PBS once everything goes digital.  Well, I am a believer.  I thought this whole digital TV thing was hocus pocus.  A way to get people to buy more crap.  Well, my shows now come in crystal clear.  I can see every hair up Wes Cowan's nose on History Detectives, the cracks on the vase of Antiques Roadshow, and the winkles on Bill Moyers forehead.  Plus, we now get 4 PBS stations.  Apparently, WOUB has all these digital channels that I didn't know one could get.  So now I can watch Rick Steve's Europe on the International channel.  The others are a kid channel and WOUB Learns.  The Learns channel shows a lot of the history detectives and NOVA type stuff.  So who needs cable.  

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Final days in Vermont

Our final day in burlington was spent at the Beach.  It reached 82, which was warm enough to brave the water and throw a little disc.  We started with lunch.  A plentiful spread of cheeses, hummus, pesto, salsa, bread, carrots, and these delightful pita chip things, that I must tell Kroger to start carrying.
After beach time, we enjoyed dinner with Bryan and his fiance' Elizabeth.  We met BY long long ago, when Daron first went to Burlington and he brought this rag tag team down to Arctic Vogue.  BY was among the players and we have the joy of playing along side him in many a tournament.  I think we even won a few with him.  
Our last day in Vermont included a long drive down the spine of Vermont to visit our long lost friend Herbi.  Herbi worked with Kent at BH and we have enjoyed her friendship for many years.  about five years ago, she received her Ph.D and pursued a faculty position in up state NY.  Although we've seen her a few times when she came back to Athens, this was the first time we have seen her in Vermont.  And let me tell you, if you know Herbi, know that she is in her element.  Herbi and her partner own 10 acres of land on a mountain the overlooks another mountain.  Her garden is bountiful and the dogs (Yep, she still has ruby and spike) run free.  

Here we are chowing at the beach.  It was a little overcast at first but then the sun came out.

Herbster at home.

Spike and Rubes!!!

Btw, spike still chases the ball like it's crack.  Some things never change.