Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just Hanging a Mirror !!

A couple of hours after I arrived in Tucson Bob and I decided to remove the mirror squares from Mom's bathroom, because she made the comment that she'd like to someday move the large mirror from the living room to the bathroom. Well it went from bad to worse as we pulled squares off and the wall came with it and then we found mold, etc. etc. We worked so hard! We kept filling rubbish cans and hauling them to the alley to pour into the dumpster. When we began, the dumpster was completely empty. When we finished, it was completely full. We got to the point of putting up new walls; Bob did most of the work, because I was at a loss when it came to cutting sheet rock and installing beams. I began applying joint compound to most of one wall, when I had to return home on Sunday morning and leaving the rest for poor Bob to finish! I felt so GUILTY. Mom says she'll never make a comment about wanting to hang something again. However, Bob and I decided that it's really all Lyn's fault, because she gave Mom a picture. That's what started Mom thinking about moving the mirror so that she could have room to hang the picture!!

Tucson Beer Festival

I traveled to Tucson on Friday Sept 18th so that I could attend Tucson's Beerfest. Although I'm not a big beer drinker, I wanted to see the fruits of Mom's labor. It's the largest fundraiser that Sun Sounds radio has, and Mom coordinates it. My nephew, Christopher, went with Mom and I. We stayed for two hours, tried several different types of beer, ate a variety of foods, and generally had a really good time.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day

Saturday evening we all went to Leah's house for a cookout. It was so much fun. John and Dona ,up from Houston, Konnor and Cameron were down from Duke, Brian and Diane were down from Weatherford, and all of us Seymour people were there. Lyndon and little Carl played in the tree fort and in the back of Cody's service truck. Aubrey had most of us taking turns jumping on the trampoline; we all gave out before she did.
Leah cooked a fabulous meal of country pork chops (I'd never heard of them before), potatoes with a cheese sauce, beans, cobbler, ice cream... It was a feast!

John and Cody were acting very silly as you can see from the photo.

I was trying to take a photo of the three kids with the pedal Versatile tractors; I want to use it on our website. I took approx. 25 photos; it's hard to get all three looking and smiling at the same time!