Sunday, July 10, 2016
La Semana de los Muertos!!
....Translates to The Week of the Dead!
As always I'm busy...Mom is still going with the PT twice a week and not too happy bout it but she is going....so it cuts into my free time a wee bit but I'm enjoying the time off from Projects!! That doesn't get me completely off the hook tho...I stained the deck boards...
Just in time too...
cause with the 7 straight days of over 100 degrees, the afternoons turn stormy!
I spent Wednesday inside out of the scorching 104 F temps all day working on that painting I told you I planned to finish..and so it is
Now finished!! On the lookout for a frame...
My artwork has this distinct childlike appearance don't you think..lol
(translates to a 5th grader could do better) You know what I'd like to do some Andy Warhol type paintings just for the Fun of it!!
a little bit fuzzy taken through the glass here is my lone friend Jane Doe, she visits my pasture every single day sometimes with her fawn but today I didn't see him. She still has milk so Im assuming he is a-okay!
Thursday night we had one terrific storm! 70 mph gusts! We have trees with the tops blown out, limbs all over the place and no electric for 18 hrs! And the heat was hitting the 100 degree mark...Mom had PT that morning so we called they got their power back about 4 am so we went in, on the way home we drove the route our power line takes and found the down wire I phoned and reported it and by 1:30 that afternoon it came back on went out at about 7:00 ish the night before! All around us people had no power and had trees blown over and wires down! I got my battery operated fans out of the van and gave one to mom and I used one to keep cool overnight. And the storm had cooled the air off pretty good. SO I've spent nearly the entire weekend cleaning up the storm debris, what I can reach that is, some of it is still dangling like the top of this big Oak was a Y not it's NOT!
how am I gonna get that down?
And this one the top of the entire tree was ripped off and tossed into the neighboring tree where it is now dangling but hopeless stuck there!!
How am I gonna get this down?
Lots of big limbs hit the ground and a trillion small stix and branches..
these ones I sawed up into manageable pieces
Thank goodness My sis came to pick Maggie up today and she helped me with sawing these big limbs up into pieces I can manage to load on my trailer which is full already!! And we picked up all the stix and branches off Mom's yard, I picked mine up on Friday afternoon, and tomorrow I will start hauling to the dump weather permitting. But some of our plants came out unscathed!!
AND we had another windy storm the Friday night with gusts of 60 mph a few more limbs fell but we kept the power.
feeling ripped off!
Meanwhile I took Saturday off ---NO work only play....my son and his lovely lady blessed me with a visit and It was a blessing... such a lovely couple of level headed but Fun Loving young people. This was taken on the 4th.. B! competes in body sculpting and y'all know my son used to compete in body building he no longer has the time to train since he changed jobs and is not a personal trainer any longer.
an amazingly beautiful couple
He is the spitting image of his Grandfather MY DAD!
I normally stick to Corona but needed a change, something to cheer me up....was drawn to this...I kinda felt like a walking dead Zombie at this point of this week!! SO decided to give this Oculto a try..it's blended with beer made in barrels with the staves of Tequila! I like it and would recommend it--I love the graphic on the box too, B! told me it's a Sugar Doll head symbolizing La Catrina...and they are made and taken to the graves of loved ones during the Dia de los Muertos! SO come Nov 1st must celebrate with this spirit!!
so after a week like this one, Fearful Maggie, Reluctant PT Mom, Stormy Weather, and Beheaded Trees--- I'm in the mood for quiet and tranquil lazy dayz of Summer!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.
...is that thunder I hear?? Must head to the store for more Oculto!