There's Brandon, my nephew, working on the caulking of the house this morning.
He got there at 4:30, and did the whole exterior.
See that pile growing behind him?
Grandson Jacob and I got there, and drove over to the storage buildings and
the shop, and began loading out debris. We loaded the car
and drove it around to where the trailer was going to be parked.
We filled this dump trailer... filled. There is still stuff to throw away, but not near what there was. All the construction and demolition materials are now gone.
Papaw was not feeling right, so he got to hold Baby Carson.
While Big Brother Jace picked up a LOT of worms from where
a pile of wood had been sitting. He and his daddy are going to go
fishing with them.
Papaw gave him his tackle box.
Keith's youngest daughter Amber took over Carson duties...
and helped husband Jesse get the tarp over the trailer.
Notice the Royals outfits???
We had a gorgeous day for it.
There is supposed to be rain again tomorrow and Monday. See the water standing in the driveway?
Weeds coming up through the mulch. I am going to go out to the middle of the pasture and
Jacob and I grimaced... and frankly, I'm going to rake the mulch aside and dig up this area and try again to get the weeds out.
If I have to, I'll get more mulch at the end of the month and we'll put another inch on
the darn beds.
Here's something I miss so badly... I have only seen geese over here at the new house ONCE since we moved here... we are not in the flyway like we were at the old place.
These were honking loudly enough that I looked up.
When I dropped Jacob off at home, I found Paiton and Jax busy in the kitchen.
You see... Jax turned seven yesterday, and Paiton will turn six on Monday.
They are one year and three days apart in age.
Their birthday party is tomorrow afternoon.
Paiton did not play with dolls as a little girl, but asked her parents for a doll house.
Jim put this together for her... it is hidden in big sister Madison's bedroom.
Her eyes are going to widen out of her head when she sees it tomorrow!
Jim and Amy got Jax a special bat from a sports store... he has wanted it for months, and
doesn't know it is coming.
I'll be at church tonight, as I am signed up to work our annual turkey dinner at church
tomorrow morning on the early shift... 8 to 10:30 AM, preparing turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, rolls and cranberry sauce for the turkey dinner/bazaar tomorrow.
Depending on the time the party starts... I'll get a turkey dinner for Keith and me to share... and then drop it at home on my way to the party.
Now that the house is all caulked on the outside, Keith will tape the windows and start the painting.
Then comes the deck railing, while I work inside. Brandon will also come back in a week or so and hang the outside trim.
We're getting so much closer!
I still have stuff to move out of the big storage building and the shop... but not that much.
We need to make some decisions about the contents left in the shop... donations and possible things to sell at the auction on Thanksgiving weekend.
I'll work on moving those last things this week, and putting them away right away when I get them here. No more clutter in the garage!!!
I guess everyone is aware the Kansas City Royals pulled another one off last night, and won
game one of their series with Baltimore.
Keith is out doing an errand right now so he can come home and watch the game in peace and quiet this afternoon.... and the whole metropolitan area is alive with Royals Fever.
I thought you might be interested in seeing what I just paid for gas about an hour ago:
That's 2.91 for regular... incredible!
And last... here's my big brother Pete yesterday.. he is looking SO GOOD! For the first time
in months, he was able to have a simple conversation... he can't really "talk" anymore... the way we used to visit... but he was able to converse about some simple things. He is getting along so well at the new nursing home, and I couldn't be happier (unless it would be to see him with no dementia and at home!).... and I'm SO glad for him.
I am trying to think of things to do to enrich the folks at this nursing home... he lives in a special area with folks who are wanderers, and would get out if they are not restricted to that area of the building. I am trying to put songs on a CD for them from the 50's and 60's, and I'm going to donate my mom's old boom box for them to play music in the dayroom. I have some other schemes too, that I'm working on. More about that as they get closer.
I hope everyone is having a beautiful October weekend!