Truly I do miss you and wonder how you are doing! I would be lying to you if I told you things have slowed down on the North Forty. If nothing else I would say the next two weeks will be even crazier.
Today a crew is coming to work on the three chimneys out here on this ole farm house I live in. For a while now they have been moving away from the house which is not good. The one up front has moved a good six inches in a year so I think dealing with it could be a dangerous job. I am not sure whether to be inside or out while they work on it. If it falls it will take the wall with it. I just pray that does not happen because I can not imagine how crazy my life would be then plus I worry some one might get seriously hurt.
My landlady stayed last week too and left Friday. She is in Dallas this week for the Glenn Beck rally. Thank goodness I did not have to go with her. lol
I think after that she may go home to Nevada. Not sure because after they level these chimneys she has ordered a crew to come in a put a new tin roof on this house so if it takes three days to level these three chimneys I can just only imagine it being three days to do this big steep roof. If I could crawl in bed and cover my head up for the next week or more I would try it.
Then I need a carpenter out here to fix the ceilings that the rain has damaged. Just finding one that is not too busy will be a big problem.
Right after my landlady drove off Friday I was near the chimney up front watering some potted plants and I heard a strange noise. I look up and a swarm of bees are forming near by. At the same time a lady pulls up with her little girl and I guess she sees them the same time I do because she made a mad dash for my front door almost knocking me over to get to it.
Nothing like a stranger running past you on your porch and bees not too far behind. No time to dally we just ran.
We got inside safely and I called a pest control company even though it was after hours. I made sure I called one that advertised that they can control bees.
Turns out they were hornets and had a nest in between my house and the chimney. Geez Marie that could of been a bad story to write about on here. He said they are very aggressive hornets and are the kind that build nest out of paper. Never heard of such. Supposedly they also build in the ground and that I should be aware of that when I am mowing. That is one thing that does bother me out here mowing is not knowing if I might come up on a nest in a tree or ground.
Sorry to mention the word mowing in every post I write. Your not going to believe this but I still have not mowed every inch of the thirty acres I mow out here. I keep thinking every day I will be caught up but something keeps me from doing so. Mainly the heat. Usually from about 2 to 5 I try not to be in it unless I just have too.
One thing that has been caused me trouble mowing is huge holes in the back of the North Forty. I think coyotes have dug them to have their babies in or they are setting traps for the ole lady that lives in the old farm house.
Speaking of babies it has only been three months since Mama Kitty had her last litter. Well I intended on having her fixed this coming week along with her only kitten that has survived and would you believe she is already pregnant again. I could not believe it last week when I noticed her belly. What's really surprising is she is pretty far along. Good grief just what I need around here. lol
Christi is planning on coming down for the weekend which is always a delight for me. I told her we need to plan our trip to Portland, Maine that we had to put off from this past April. Neither one of us could make it at that time so now our plans are for September if nothing messes us up. We have our tickets but now their on hold. I chose September because I have always wanted to be on the East Coast during their beautiful foliage season. Not sure if the second week will be the right time but I am hoping so.
Let me know if you have visited Portland and what you think of the area. Also we have to find our places to stay. We both need a vacation soooo bad.
Two weekends ago I was able to go see my boys and my grand babies. Everyone looked good and seemed to be doing good. When you get a few days with your kids and grand babies it makes everything right with the world.
Guess I need to get busy. Just wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing.
Hope your well and sending you good wishes for a beautiful week.
Please remember all of the families and friends who are having to deal with that unbelievable horrific killing spree in Colorado. My heart goes out to all of them and I pray they can find some kind of peace.
Love to all