After our spectacular drive yesterday, we were both hard at work today—there’s a lot to do on 40 acres in the summer time! I did take time for a yoga class this morning with Julia, Nancy and Judy.
Michael spent the day moving dirt and late this afternoon he retrieved an old lawn mower I had in another life—and succeeded in getting it to run. You see—Saturday we are having a garage sale—yes, I know we are nuts—after the last one we survived several years ago I swore never again but off we go. It’s a community wide garage sale in Big Timber with close to 20 participants and we are taking stuff to Nat’s—we live way too far out in the country to have a successful yard sale. I did some gathering and pricing today—I’m trying to do this in stages and not get too stressed!
Let’s see, what else did I do today—the usual—laundry, garden watering plus I gave Ms. Emmi a bath and haircut.
While reading Al’s blog the other day the title of another blog along his sidebar caught my eye, “Book Review.” The book being reviewed was Following Atticus: Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog and an Extraordinary Friendship
I can’t say enough good about this true story—the dog is a miniature schnauzer like Emmi and the story of the bond he shares with his owner Tom Ryan is heartwarming, amazing and very entertaining. Tom Ryan is a writer and owns a newspaper in New Hampshire—he and Atticus (named for the character in To Kill A Mockingbird) decide to start hiking after completing a hike with Tom’s brothers. The hiking becomes a passion both for Tom and Atticus and evolves into hiking to raise money for cancer causes. I was fortunate to find the book online through my local library as an audiobook—I listened as I cleaned house on Saturday and weeded flower beds on Sunday—this was one book I was sorry to finish!
Our grandson-in-law, John received word today that he has earned a promotion—Technical Sargent in the USAF—he earned this promotion in much less time than it usually takes and we are extremely proud of him!
Wow—who turned up the heat in Montana—it’s way too warm for this early in the year—89 degrees today!! Should be cooler tomorrow.
And—happy, happy birthday to our dear friend Rollie—who just happens to be celebrating his birthday on that ole off shore drilling rig!