Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Two Nice Days in a Row

We just had the nicest couple of days. Today has been nice, but cool. Tonight they expect frost in some areas. Crazy weather. The week-end was really nice. Not just the weather, but we had such a good time with Connor. After his T-ball game we took him to pick up Jax. He was so excited. The dog is great in the car, and loves to ride. He had better. We played lots of games and went for some nice walks. We also went down to feed the fish and the ducks. We can't wait for school to get out for the summer so Connor can come when ever he wants. He loves it hear.
Jax is the greatest little dog. He loves to sit on our laps, and sleeps at the bottom of the bed. He doesn't bother us all night. He is just beginning to feel really comfortable here. It was like he was afraid to play. Today he started to play with his treat. It's been sitting there for about 5 days. He listens when we tell him no. It must have been hard for someone to give him up, but he is so loved here I know he will be happy. Friday he will go o the vet for a good check, and his rabies shot. He also gets to go to the groomer. I hope he looks better when he comes home. His ears are so matted, and his tail is a mess. It will probably have to be shaved right down. I know it will all grow back, but he will look funny til it does. We get some pics out over the week-end.
We'll try to get through this cold spell. Then it will be the week-end again. Heck, it's always the week-end for us. What fun.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mission Acomplished

I told you all I would let you know how the search for a new member of the family is going. Well, we have a cute little guy that we are going to name Jaxon. Jax for short. No one seems to be able to tell us what breed he is, but we don't really care. He's white with floppy ears, and not to big. As soon as he is neutered, we can bring him home. When that will be is at best, in a few days. The vet comes in and does the surgeries on no schedule. We found him at the SPCA near the house. They people who had the first hold on him did not come to get him. I guess we were just lucky. Of course, we will have to wait and see how we all work out together. He needs to go see the vet for a rabies shot, and to the groomer for a good bath and to get his tali taken care of. It is all knotted and tangled. He may have some poodle in there somewhere, and some terrier. We'll take some pics so you all can see him.
Not much else to tell you. Just more rain and cold. Same for tomorrow. This week-end is supposed to be really nice. Let's hope so. Connor is coming to spend a couple of days with us. He loves it here. Can't wait.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Time Alone

Here I am all by my self. I think I hear a song there. Tom has taken his Mom down to Hershey for a doctor appointment. It's about 2 hours away, and it will be a good time for them to talk. I stayed home. I'm a romance movie nut, so I watched Never Been Kissed. I love Drew Barrymore. I think something like soup for supper. Tom won't be home much before 6. Maybe I'll take a walk in a little while--if it doesn't rain. It has been sprinkling on and off all day.
Now to let you know how our mission is proceeding. Yesterday we went to the Luzerne County SPCA. We saw the cutest little dog. It has one hold already, so I don't want to get too excited. He is so calm, and loves to be held. He climbed right up on Tom's lap. I think he likes men better. The folks who have the hold, have till today to adopt him. If they don't come, he's ours. We took him outside, and he did his business like a good boy. I really hope we can have him. He needs to be fixed before we can take him home. He has a couple of baby teeth that didn't fall out yet, so they will take those out when they have him under for his operation. I don't know what day the vet comes to do the procedures. Cross your fingers.
As I'm sitting here, the hummers are coming to feed, and so are the finches. Yesterday for, the first time, we saw a cat bird. It's a little chocolate brown bird with a dark chocolate cap on it's head. Also some rust color under his tail feathers. He stickes pretty much to the ground cover, so it's hard to catch a picture. A few minutes ago, I saw a Pine Siskin. It looks very similar to the female Gold Finch, but is more brown with stripes. It seems like every day we see a new type of bird. I think we"ve figured out the bird we heard the other morning. A pair of Blue Birds have been hanging around. That is another first for me. We saw a Killdeer up by one of the ponds on the hill yesterday morning. I guess you can tell I'm into birds. I have a book that I mark everything in. I have my binoculars out all the time. Folks probably think I'm really nosy, but I'm just watching the birds. I hope Tom can get some pictures of them to post.
I'll keep you up to date on the dog search, wish us luck.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Enjoying the Home Front

Let me just tell you--It's cold and rainy, and not at all like the Texas we left. I think we have had only 3 nice sunny days since we got back. It gets down in the low 40s at night. This week (the week before Memorial Day remember)it isn't supposed to get out of the 50s. Butch is opening the pool. Who would go swimming in this weather? Maybe June will be better.
Tom and I have been enjoying going to T-Ball games. Those kids are so darned cute. Half way through the game they loose interest, and start playing in the dirt, or talking to their friends on the other teams. At the first practice Connor was the only one who knew how to run the bases. That just tells you how much they know about baseball. They'll learn. The coaches have lots of patience.
The campground gets a few more regulars in every week-end. Our friend Joan came in night before last from Georgia. There are changes every year. They come and go. Some folks have been here for over 20 years. We have only had 2 fires. Can't have them in the rain. One good thing, it just keeps getting greener and greener. Everything looks so nice. The hummers are back, and we have lots of finches. This morning at about 4:00am, we had some new bird singing. The same few notes every couple of seconds till about 10:00. Then the rain came. I put our window hummer feeder out the other day. We had them come right next to us and feed all day the day before yesterday. Next week the campground should be filled up for the holiday. The bingos will start, and we should be back to normal.
Yesterday after the ball game we went up to the Lackawanna County SPCA. Most of the dogs were so big. There wad one cute little white one, but that was set to go to a rescue for someone. There was also a very nice beagle. He was too old for us. I don't think we could take a dog that won't be with us for long. We want one maybe 2 or 3. Tomorrow we go to town for the dentist, and will visit the Luzerne County SPCA. It's close to the house, and won't be put of the way. Maybe we'll get lucky. Time will tell. We'll take our time and get the right one. It's hard to see all of those poor animals just waiting for a home. If we were still in the house, it would be different, but we have to have a small dog for Emily.
Later today we are going down to see Tom and Jenn's (our son and daughter-in-law0 and of course Connor's house. They bought it after we left last June. We'll have some supper with them, and meander back here. We have a full week coming up. What with appointments we have to make up since we've been gone, we will be catching up for awhile. It is good to be home, though.

T-Ball and a Few of our friends at How Kola

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Map of our trip

It rained all day yesterday so I (Tom) decided to play around with google maps.It shows our path from 6/11/07 to 4/29/08. Click on View Larger Map for more detail.

View Larger Map

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Back at Camp

We are settled in here in How Kola. It's a really nice quiet beautiful campground in northeast Pennsylvania. It will be our home base from now on. We expect to travel as much as we can with the fuel prices as they are. We have made plans to go to the FMCA eastern area rally in Virginia in June. We have volunteered to help run the trams. Then in August, we have made reservations to take Connor to Pirate Days in Alexandria Bay, New York on the St. Lawerence River. On our way home we will stop and see my family in Waterville. Other than that we will probably stay put. It is so peaceful here. The trees are all in bloom, and the birds have all returned--except for the humming birds. We have even seen some Orioles. Some ducks are here, soon there will be ducklings. Same with the geese. I suppose when school gets out for the summer it will be a little busier. Soon we will be playing bingo on Saturday nights, and getting an ice cream cone to eat while we walk home. Folks will be staying on the week-ends and we will be having little get-togethers. I think my Margarator will get plenty of use. Campfires when weather permits are one of my favorites. I LOVE roasting marshmallows. We'll be spending some time down at the house. Our STUFF has to be taken care of. All you RVers know what I mean. The attic is huge, so what we don't want to save for the future we will get rid of one way or another. Maybe sale or give-away. We should be free of STUFF by the end of summer. I am still on my mission for a dog. Nothing yet. We'll keep you posted on how things go.

Pictures of How Kola