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

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