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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Emmi 3 Soccer Balls 0

Since Emmi discovered soccer balls this summer we’ve purchased probably 3 or 4 various kinds of soccer type balls.  Somehow that little dog manages to dig at, worry and bite those balls, stripping away the outer layers until we hear the tell tale “hiss/pop” and the ball is done for.  Emmi has been reduced to this actual pet ball, a hard, unyielding, hard on people toes when kicked ball.  There’s gotta be a better solution!

Nat came for lunch, we had grilled pork chops, roasted brussel sprouts/carrots/pears (Laurie’s recipe) and baked potatoes.  The guys had frozen chocolate yogurt for dessert, I had leftover pumpkin pie.

Michael moved the motorhome forward to the garage area again today and is working on fixing this and that.  One thing was our electric step cover that slides over the steps leading out of the motorhome.   On our way home from Canada this fall it stopped retracting back into its spot—not good.  We would have to crawl out the door and shove really hard on the cover pushing the thing back where it belonged.  Michael checked fuses, lubricated the parts, etc. with no success.  He belongs to the Country Coach Motorhome Forum and searched for step cover issues finding the solution—you won’t believe this—“tap the slide drive mechanism with a hammer.”  And it works!  There is a micro switch inside the mechanism which sticks—solution—hit it with a hammer!  OK!!

I finished the customer quilt today and loaded another one which happens to be for my Aunt Margaret.  Elaine and Sue had questions, “like Sue I'm stumped started a quilt and almost finished it in one day?”and “You started today and almost finished today???? geez.”  Ladies—I don’t piece the actual customer quilts—someone else does the piecing, I am just providing the quilting of the “sandwich”—pieced top, batting and backing.  The customer quilt I started and almost finished yesterday was small 66”X 85” and the quilting pattern I used was a Christmas pantograph—a printed pattern I followed with a laser light.  Quick and easy! 

The wind is back!

IMG_1249 Sunset on the East Boulder.

IMG_1247 Our meandering little creek just off the deck.


  1. Is that pet ball red? I had one of those for a rottweiler I had and it was a toe breaker for sure!

  2. And here I thought you were handsewing all those

    Meg and Mack have a blue ball about the size of a soccer ball that is soft to kick but looks like it is made out of tough rubber. They wool it around all over, fight over it, chase it and retrieve it and it survives. It is called a Jolly Ball. C'mon down and we'll show it to all y'all.

  3. Try Chuckit! Ultra Tennis Ball Dog Toy. This particular Chuckit ball is orange with blue stripes, is made of natural rubber, and is hollow so it floats. Two sizes available. My Jack Russell Terrier tears all other balls to pieces, but the orange Chuckit lasts a long time!

  4. We use tennis balls for our girls. They wouldn't have a club what to do with anything better. But they just destroy them with their teeth.

    It looks much too cold to be in Montana right now. But I love the hammer story. If all else fails, turn it off, pull out the battery, or hit it with a hammer.

  5. hope Mike gets the stairs fixed soon!!..nice shot of the sun setting..looks very peaceful in your quiet neighbourhood!!

  6. Sounds like things are going well ~ except the stairs... Hope you get them fixed soon!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  7. Nice picture of the creek with the snow on the banks.......brrr!!

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