Boy was there a storm last night, son was heading back to Roseburg and he called me from the Junction and said hear that mom?well no i really couldn't, but then he said that is the sound of hail coming down. Said it was about the size of marbles. Of course since we are having the garage sale, we didn't want to hear that. So the clouds started coming in heavier and heavier, the winds started up and my poor tree was swaying back and forth. Yup! The rain and the hail was coming this way. So thinking i was going to have some time to move stuff out of the way and under cover... nope that was not to be, the sky just opened up and it was pouring hail. Not as much as i thought it would, but then the rain came, and oh my! got the stuff moved, but we were soaked.
So the rest of the evening we just watched the beautiful fireworks going on in the sky. I guess you just have to have a few good thunder and lightning nights like that. Sad tho as some folks went without power for awhile. And it also started a few fires.
Today was nice and cool, lots of wind tho. Tonight the sky is clear and the stars are shining. So should be good for a great Labor Day weekend. I should of had my head examined tho for having a yard sale this weekend. Made a total of $38.00 today. Yesterday was only $82.00, lets see what tomorrow brings. Will let ya know if this is a good thing to have one on a busy holiday weekend.
Well, i have put my car on Craig's List for sale. Really makes me sad to sell it as i like the car, always wanting a sports car, i finally got one, but found that i just really didn't drive it much. Its a 1986 Bertone x 1/9. Nevada bought it for me when we first moved to Bend 14 yrs ago, The car had 21,000 miles on it. and as you can see not much driving has been done. Its a hard top convertible, top goes in the front of the car and engine in the back with a tiny little trunk Several Yrs ago i had my son the painter, paint it this color, 3 tone, midnight Rose, altho it really wasn't the color i wanted but couldn't get the one i had seen on a car, we found the car and that is what they said the color was, but when son called me he said mom' this is much darker than you thought it was going to be. Well even tho it wasn't the color i wanted i ended up liking it . But found that driving it much was not in the cards. So it is time to give it up and hopefully someone will drive it like its suppose too.It has the original hubcabs with the Bertone name on them, a collectors cars, nothing wrong with it, just needs to be used. Good gas mileage. close to 40 mpg. How can one go wrong with that? Love driving it with the top off
Well today we started the yard sale, Gosh i have forgotten how much work it is to have one, Took all day yesterday just to get the stuff out in the yard. so here are some of my great treasures that i have to get rid ofHere is Nevada's Treasure his cement mixer, he has had that thing for 30 yrs i think, it works real good for this little jobs one wants to do. and on the side is my favorite santa and snow man, $3 each sold right off the bat. Nope mixer hasn't sold yet, guess no one wants to work that hard. Here is all my treasures, yard stuff never used in the yard, but in the house, and then some of my teapots, shoot i found this hummingbird feeder that i bought several yrs ago and forgot were i had put it, never was used. $3 bucks sold right off. Here is oldest son that has moved here to look for work for now, i think he is looking at girlie magazine. taking it easy as he has been really busy takeing stuff out of sheds to put in sale. We have not even touched half of the stuff yet. Here is more of knick Knack stuff. Not even half of what i have yet. still lots of yard stuff. Today was a man day. mostly men came to the sale, had a total of 5 women coming all day long. Have to say that with no advertisement other than a couple of signs outside by entrance we didn't do too bad. Hubby sold lots and lots of tools real cheap, $3,4, 5 bucks on boxes of tools take one take all sort of sale. went like hot cakes. Now i hope tomorrow is better day as it is Sat. so maybe more women out there.Maybe they will want my knick knacks. gosh such good stuff no junk either. Oh the day of wanting to hit the road. all must go, can't fit in a 30ft motor home.
This morning there was a fellow from the company which is a chain, that is looking at buying our property show up and he was taking photos of the place. Nevada went out to see just who he was, and that is when he told us that the buyers were coming by so they can look at the property, well i would of thought they would of done that long before now. But since this is a chain we are assuming that it has to have there approval as well.
Well they looked for a long time, so hopefully all is still a go. Makes ya worry when you have such an official person here.
Don't know if i mentioned it before or not, but last week when the title company called they said there was a lien on the property, wow news to us, as our property is free and clear and all was paid up. Sure had Nevada worried for the entire weekend, as he had no idea what that could be and knew he was probably going to have to get a lawyer, all sorts of things were going on in his head. Lots of sleepness nights for him, he worries about everything.
Well the gal called this morning and she said no worries, as no one seems to know what it was and so all was dropped, WHAT A RELIEF THAT WAS! Amazing how things like that can pop up and if you aren't on top of things one may of paid it, sure was a lot of money to just give away for no reason.
Been going through some old photos of when i was a kid in Germany and have been posting on my daily activity blog which i didn't use much so thought it might be a good place to add it over there.
Sure was cold today and had some rain yesterday and the day before, sure settled a lot of dust around here. Could use more rain. Noticing how the leaves are already turning colors, must be going to be a early winter.
Just going through some old photos that is on my floppy disks and came across these and i thought i would put them on here. This was a trip we took to Winnemucca coming back from one of our trips, Its a popular place for gambling. Which we don't do much of that, can think of other things to waste my money on.Besides i never win.
Be sure to click on the photos to make them bigger and then you can read about the tree. I think that trip we stayed a few days, at the Model T Rv park. There special was stay 2 nights and get the 3 rd free. We have stayed there several times going south. Its a nice park. I think we did a bit of touring as well. They have shuttle cabs that you can take for nothing, tipping i think is good, but they will take you to one casino to another. Kind of nice, specially when you are in a rv and have no tow vehicle. We took a walk around town and came across this neat churchWould of liked to have gone inside but the doors were locked so didn't get to go in. Maybe next time. click on the website for fun and activities to do in Winnemucca
Well another weekend come and gone, busy my feet are killing me, too much walking up and down the walk way, cleaning rooms, but i guess i shouldn't complain, hopefully it won't be much longer before we will be out of here.
If i hadn't mentioned it before, which i guess i didn't, but we do have a offer on the property and if all goes well we will be hitting the road about Nov or sometime in Dec. They have till the 7th of Sept to back out, and then after that they have to deposit in our account $25,000 non refundable funds. Makes it more like a sure deal, seems like that is something one won't back out of. The closing is around the 1st of Nov, but they may go over but if they do then another $5,000 will be deposited. every two weeks till no later then the 30th of Nov, can't see anyone wanting to loose that kind of money.
So we have a lot of stuff to get rid of, YIKES ! were does one start? The house first, so much stuff and junk, can't really sell anything in the rooms as still have to run the motel, and if they back out even to the end they could, which by the way they are only giving us a week to get out meaning that is when we can sell stuff out of the rooms, Oh yes i forgot to mention, it will no longer be a motel, it will be flattened, they just want the land. Ok so back to the selling stuff around here in the house, 14 yrs of stuff we have acquired, which is mostly junk, Nevada is trying to clean out the sheds with tools and more junk that he hangs on too, just because he says well i may need this someday.
I guess we will be busy for a few months, if all goes through, sure was looking forward to a vacation tho in Sept, but won't be doing that till later in the month if they don't follow through, Yup sure would be a disappointment if they don't,oh well that is the way the cookie crumbles. We have found out over the yrs tho that if its suppose to happen it will, and if not there is usually a good reason. Just like before, when we thought it was sold.
I don't know who wrote this butI am borrowing it, as it is so true and we should all say I Love you to the people that are near and dear to us.
After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you."
The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my Mother, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. "What's wrong, are you well," she asked? My Mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.
"I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you, "I responded "just the two of us." She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that very much."
That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's. "I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed," she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting." We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My Mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.
After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mother sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said. "Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded. During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you." I agreed." How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home. "Very nice, Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.
A few days later, my Mother died of a massive heart attack.
It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her. Sometime later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place Mother and I had dined. An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son."
At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I love YOU" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby . somebody doesn't know that once you're a Mother, "normal" is history.
Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the first .... somebody doesn't have two or more children.
Somebody said the hardest part of being a Mother is labor and delivery .... somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten .... or on a plane headed for military "boot camp." or just moving away.
Somebody said a Mother can stop worrying after her child gets married .... somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a Mother's heartstrings.
Somebody said a Mother's job is done when her last child leaves home ..... somebody never had grandchildren. Somebody said your Mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her ...somebody isn't a Mother.
The other day i had a visitor from Ray's brother Bill, that was a shock as i really never thought i would get to meet him. Gene,Rays son got a hold of his daughter and that is how he found out that his brother had passed on. So he wanted to come and introduce himself. He was sad that his brother and him had not talked in 10 yrs. Family issues that i won't mention here, but sad since now there is no time to make it up. I think a good sign for folks to mend there family affairs and relize that nothing is that bad that you can't get over it before its too late. I wish my 2 son's could get over theres. Life is so short.
Then i had another visitor, I got a call from Roger on my camping in oregon yahoo group, he was in Bend at the south Walmart I told him to head over here and come visit, he was wanting to do laundry and i told him we had a laundry here, well we got to visiting and well he didn't get any laundry done at all. Poor guy i think he ended up going to the laundromat in the morning. We visited till about midnight, and he got up and left in the morning.Hey Roger sure was nice meeting you and i hope that you had a good time at the coast with your lady friend, and didn't get rained out.
Well Nevada's sister published a childrens book, its been a couple of months and i finally got the book, of course i had to pay for it. )-: oh well i guess she is worth it.
The Amazing Mr. Frog is a wonderful and spirited children's story about a young boy who befriends a talking frog, who has escaped from the clutches of a mad scientist who altered him as well as other animals.
Click on the name and if your interested you too can buy a book.
Its been awhile since i have posted about the furry kids, so here is Princess under her blanket on her couch, and number one enemy Prescious coming to take a look and gosh nose to nose. If you actually could see how much they don't like each it is quite hilarious.Yup here she is getting ready to start pouncing on some poor cat. Either Oliver or Casey which they play good together. So last night as i was putting the coffee on and getting ready for bed, i had Animal Planet on, I don't know why, but Casey loves that show, he will sit and watch this particular show for almost the whole time. He will go and paw at the tv, i guess trying to get to them, but he just loves it. Only show i know were he will sit and watch it.Can't remember the name of these critters.
We own a small motel that we bought in 1994 and have worked at successfully, but along with everything that has gone on with the economy we no longer run it as a motel. Plus were getting old, so just do monthly's now.
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