Thursday, June 26, 2008

Some Really Nice Days

It has been incredibly beautiful for the last few days. Nice and warm, but not humid. We have had some new wild life come around. The robin's nest on our deck is now boasting 4 new babies. We have had fun watching the parents come and go with food. Man! Are they ever busy. Yesterday the babies started to peep like crazy. Just little noises. I imagine in a couple of days they will be making plenty of noise.
Connor was here with us for about days. As we were walking the dog , we spotted a great blue heron down the ponds. Something scared it, it took off. Connor was just amazed at it in flight. "Honey, that was awesome." We had seen it a couple of years ago, so I guess it comes back every year. Yesterday we got some shots of the muskrats that inhabit the ponds, also. The ground hog has been out and about. Posing for some pics as you will see. The hummers are very hungry, as are the finches. It's fun to watch the squirrels try to get at the finch food. We have it hanging from a wire coat hanger, and he can't get to it. He even tries to hang upside-down. To no avail.
I took Connor up to the pool the other day. He had a great time. I thought he would have been cold, but he stayed as long as we let him. We went to play bingo that night, but he was so tired from swimming and walking and the good old outdoors, he wanted to come home. I had won a game, so home we came. The night before we had made ice cream. He wanted chocolate this time. We put in some peanut butter chips, and boy was it good. It makes enough for 2 nights.Yummy!!
I have been making some of my tote bags for the yearly flea market here at camp. I have 6 new ones so far, and Robin says I have about 6 at home. Of course, I will be selling my necklaces for C.A.R.E. along with some other things. Tom is going down to Tom and Jenn's to help paint. They have put up new walls in 3 or 4 rooms, and everyone is going to help paint. I'll try to make some gas money. Sunday Tom and Connor are taking Tom to a baseball game up in Binghamton. It's his Fathers' Day gift. The Mets have a minor league team there. It'll be just me and Jax.
Speaking of Jax, he is really part of the family now. He gets along really well with George (Robin's dog). He loves Connor, and vise versa. Playing ball is his favorite game. He loves everyone. We are planning to start trying to go places without him. He has a problem when we leave him. We'll see how he does. Not knowing his history or what he went though before we adopted him, is kind of hard. He was fine when we left him with George and went out for dinner. Maybe by now he knows we will come back to him. I hope.
Tom will post some pics, and that will be enough for today. It's an inside day. Rainy off and on. That's OK. It's good for the flowers and tomatoes.


Friday, June 13, 2008

It's Been Hot

Last week it was so hot! Very humid and up in the high 80s and 90s. Storms came through and cooled it down on Wednesday. Now it is back to HHH (Hazy,Hot,Humid). Tomorrow it is supposed to rain again, then in the 70s for most of next week. I like it hot better.
Jax is feeling very much at home. He wants to be with Tom most of the time. I often wonder what he went through before he came to live with us. He doesn't like to be left alone. He plays with his ball now, and makes the most of the room he has to run in the motorhome. He likes to sit on the dash where he can see so much. Our daughter Robin just finished her work for her Masters', and we are going to dinner. We are leaving Jax with George (her doxie) until we come back. They get along, which is a pleasant surprise. We'll see how that goes. I hope everything will be OK.
So far we haven't had the urge to move. The peace and quiet here during the week is wonderful. Jax sleeps till about 8 in the morning, so we don't have to get up early. I planted some flowers this week, and they are taking hold nicely. Everything is so green and pretty. We have a Robin's nest up in the rafters of our deck. She used to be afraid when we came out the door. Now she just sits there and ignores us. I imagine the eggs will hatch any day now. Maybe we'll get some pictures. It's in such a high place it may be hard.
Anyone who visits the northeast this summer, come see us. There is always room here at How Kola for another RV. Just a few miles off Exit 194 of Route 81. We would love the company. By the way, How Kola means Welcome Friend. Nothing fancy, but we like it.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Busy Day on Friday

On Friday we got up early and set out for the valley. We had to have Jax at the groomers by about 9. Then we set off for Wal-Mart. After a little shopping, we headed for the house. Tom cuts the grass for Robin when we go down. At noon we had to sign papers for preperations for the closing on the house. By 1 we had to pick up Jax. He doesn't look like the dog we left there. I had to be at the hospital for my yearly mamogram at 1:30. Then came the vet appointment at 3:00. After the rabies shot and a really good check-up, and a heart worm test, and over $200.00, we took off for the credit union. Needless to say, we were about 5 minutes late. Be that as it may, we no longer own the house. No more sticks and bricks as they say in the RV world. After all that, we came back home, arriving after 6. Jax layed down and went right to sleep. We both grabbed a sandwich and settled for the evening. All three if us were exhausted.
One thing is we think we know what kind of dog we have. Both the grooner and the vet say he is part poodle. We knew that. They both think the rest may be Maltese. So...we have a Maltapoo. They said the fur is so soft and silky that would be their choice. Well, now he has no fur. The groomer said we have to start from scratch. We both laughed when we saw him. He is such a nice color. Kind of silvery white. Every night he has slept at the bottom of the bed. Last night he must have been cold, because of no fur, so he climbed up between us, snuggled under the covers, and stayed there till morning. He's such a good dog.
Today Robin came up and brought us food. She usually comes up on the week-end at some point. Today she brought pizza, stomboli, and a cheese-steak for Tom. The stomboli was huge. We have enought for tomorrow and half of Tom's sandwich. So we'll eat good again. She wanted to roast some marshmallow, so I started a small fire and we had some. Then off she went. The last day of school for her the 10th, then we will be at the house more just helping her get things situated. There is some stuff we have to get rid of, and some things we want to store in the attic. We won't need much room. We've lived in Emily for a year, and don't need much of anything we don't have here.
We have added some before and after pics of Jax. I'm sure you will see the difference in him. We love him no matter how he looks. And he loves us back.