Do I sound old when I say, “nothing lasts for very long any more!” Well, so be it, I guess I will just sound old because nothing lasts! In our former home down the hill is a refrigerator I purchased in another life probably somewhere between 1988 and 1990–that refrigerator is still going strong. Joe and Tammy are remodeling and plan to purchase new appliances–they might want to keep that old refrigerator! The refrigerator we originally purchased for this house lasted less than 10 years as did the dishwasher–see nothing lasts!
My Toshiba laptop at just shy of six years old is probably dying. In defense of Toshiba, it has lasted way longer than any Dell we ever owned but dang it–shouldn’t a computer last longer than six years?? The laptop won’t start up on occasion or it won’t shut down. I’m a big believer in external hard drives and back up my computer–not as regularly as I should but I do back up. I sat down yesterday morning and backed up the blog/photos/documents–anything I didn’t want to lose when this thing really dies.
We’ve just been working away around here–in case you all think we work 24/7–we don’t. We stop, put our feet up, examine the backs of our eyelids, talk and enjoy spring in Montana. Our weather has changed and is to change even more drastically next week as in that dreaded four letter word–snow! Yesterday we reached 80 degrees, today we ran the heat and the wind outside felt as if it was coming off a snow bank!
I actually quilted for a customer yesterday–our friend and neighbor Dava makes quilts for son’s friends graduating from high school and she waits for me to return to Montana to quilt those quilts. Once she has gifted the quilts–she is bringing me one more–I will post some photos.
Another friend and neighbor, George, had a total knee replacement this week and came home yesterday afternoon. My rhubarb is out of control so I picked a batch and used a new to me Facebook recipe for cinnamon-rhubarb muffins. I took George and Shirley several and had a nice long visit. I’m glad several of the muffins left our house as they are very, very good!
On our morning walk we startled this grouse and later I saw him just outside the kitchen windows–goofy looking chickens!
I spent a lot of time in the kitchen this afternoon baking pies–lemon meringue and a Pioneer Woman chocolate pie which her cowboy loves and so does mine!
Spring in Montana–green, green!