Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Salvage

I recently flew to Las Vegas to visit our daughter and go to her 21 week sonogram to see our future grand baby. He looked cute and yes, it is a he. Very definitely a boy.

While I was away it rained just a little, somewhere in the 8 or 9 inch range. The ground is covered in sprouting seedlings and ribbons of water flow down every hillside into the creek below. The now swollen creek frothy with foam.

We journeyed forth in the light sprinkle of rain today to go on a salvage mission, for we had not yet brought up our summer floating toys nor had we lifted the deck to store on higher ground. Needless to say, we had to search a little to find the floating things.
Some were popped,

and some where not. This raft had journeyed forth out of the pool and Eric waded into the cold creek to go for a little float and then bring it to shore. Deck stowed on higher ground and all of our stuff gathered we headed out,
and up the hill to our garage where everything will sit until somewhere around next Memorial Day.

7 comments:

  1. Oh so sad!! I am guessing this means that officially, summer is over and winter is forcing it's way into the forefront of our minds. Don't know about you, but I am just NOT ready!!!

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  2. Then again... it seems that winter is when we have the most likely encounters of warm sand and our bare, suntanned toes! La Playa! mark

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  3. Hey, should you ever need some help from the neighbors to pull the stuff out, let us know.

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  4. Congrats on the grandbaby -- they are wonderful.

    Wow, 8-9 inches. That's as much as we get in a whole year here in the high desert.

    Dan

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  5. Thanks for the offer Kym, but we got it all out in one go.

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  6. Mmmm. La Playa? La Playa revisited? And winter- fires, hot cocoa, knitting or crocheting. Different kind of wonderful.

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  7. "Very definitely a boy." Awesome. :) Congratulations.

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