I keep this blog primarily as a means of remembering. And we have a lot to remember this week.
Brian and April came out and Brian brought his skid steer and cleaned all around and in our barn. Yahooo! That was so much quicker than me and my shovel. A million thanks Brian. Later that night our unofficially adopted kids, Dylan and Cheri arrived for a two month visit with their adorable family and with the news that they have one more in the oven! Yahoo again.
Our hay arrived and it was dry. Apparently, we did get our order in for the weather and while it rained a few miles away, our stack stayed dry. Pretty providential. The truck and trailer can't make it up our road so it was offloaded at the winery along the 101 and friends and family all pitched in to get it hauled up the hill, repeatedly. I wasn't part of the crew as I stayed home and made a pot roast dinner for when the work was done. Sooo, no photos of of the cool shots of men working under a relentless sun. Thanks a million Brian, Eric, Zac, Dennis, Travis,and Dennis's nephew who I don't know his name. Dennis and crew didn't know that they were going to be unloading hay all day, but Mark found them at the local diner and talked them into it!
Sunday evening our son-in-law arrived with his father in tow to enjoy some R&R and give his dad a tour of the place.
Made the decision to pass on Miss Riley on to a new home. Began the process that will end next week when she will travel to Maria's place. Maria is an avid backcountry horseperson and she is very excited to be adding Riley to her string. After the accidents I just couldn't get the nerve up to ride her, even after Jo put in a month working on her. The darn mule can just jump too high and she is too smart for me!
Guys go pheasant hunting in the Eel River Valley with a friend of Eric. It was Spice the dog's first day retrieving and I am told she did great.
Guys go fishing in the ocean and catch halibut. It was a beautiful sunny day, but Eric the bold did get sick. Good thing for him that one of the county supervisors came by and gave him a ride back to dock Only in Humboldt!
Thursday: Donnie and Dad left with frozen halibut and steaks tucked away in the suitcase. Love ya, glad you could make it.
There, now I feel all caught up and can move on......