Sunday, September 30, 2012


I drove out to Lawrence last Wednesday to help get Dad's house ready for new owners. But before I started working on that project I drove out to Dad's north forty as the sun was dipping low. I wanted to duplicate a photo I had seen. I didn't get the photo I wanted but I did like this one. Don happened to be driving by headed to Lawrence too & stopped to visit. It was a good start to a memorable week.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

memory walk

I participated in the Alzheimer's Walk with Nancy today in Hastings. My first time, but she's been doing it since Mom died, I think. But this is the first time it's been on a Saturday also. Chilly weather. Good turnout I think. She brought her grandkids, Jayden & Elise who were troopers. The flowers were a first for me. The purple flowers were given to people who knew someone with Alzheimers. You got a blue flower if you had Alzheimers. I saw one or two of those. The yellow flowers were given to walkers who were caregivers for people with Alzheimrers.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sher's garden

At the end of last month I visited my friend, Sher, at her home. She has a beautiful garden. Waters her plants with an efficient drip method that isn't even noticeable. The glory of her blooms was starting to fade, but there was still much that was beautiful to capture . . .

Monday, September 17, 2012

roofing the other side

This past weekend Don & Marc finished the back side of the house. Don worked alone on Saturday & Marc helped on Sunday. I sat & read, took the occasional photo & was the one to call for help if someone fell off the roof. Thankfully it was a safe weekend. I finished reading "My Life in France" by Julia Child & had a relaxing weekend. Amber & Levi stopped by too. And Don? He worked his butt off. I watched him thoughtfully move his scaffolding around for the most efficiency. Marc was no slouch either. And he brought the best tools. Don's favorite was the cordless circular saw. The cordless shears had to be a close second.  Swearing was at a minimum so I think it all went well for them. And they got the job done.