We’ve gone through so many bags of grout in this house. Both the guest house and main house have all tile floors–no carpet. The Cowboy is bearing the burnt of the grouting business. My knee is better and I am cautiously optimistic the rooster comb injections worked but I’m also not interested in crawling around on my hands and knees to grout.
What seems like years ago we installed that huge beam in the living room–I stained it on Friday and just about managed to take a bath in that drippy, stinky stain stuff! Ruined a shirt and a pair of shorts–I knew I should have changed clothes before starting but I was lazy!
The sunrise on Saturday morning before the storm. Our weather is changing, Saturday the wind howled and in the evening it rained a bit. Sunday was a cooler day and windy again. Saturday evening Dan and Louanne along with Janice and Linda joined us for dinner. It was so good to see friends once again. Careful friends–I’m thinking this little group may be our “circle” for the winter season. Their views on Covid and what we should and shouldn’t do are in line with our views. And Linda was so funny, when everyone came to the table Linda said, “and thank God the good cooks are back!”
When everyone arrived Saturday evening they were amazed at the changes we’ve made in our dining/living room area. The floor is finished, there is furniture–the new loveseat we bought this week and the patio type furniture from the “porch” area. That porch area is going to be the Cowboy’s cabinet shop as he can close the door and keep the dust contained–so all the furniture had to find a new home.
Sunday morning the Cowboy winterized our motorhome–our low temps Monday night could be in the 20’s. He didn’t add the pink antifreeze, he just used the compressor to blow out the plumbing.
After breaking the seal on one of my knitting needles where the needle joined the cable, I treated myself and purchased a set of ChiaoGoo knitting needles. Oh, my! What a difference surgical stainless steel needles and memory free cables make!! Like night and day from my other needles made of wood.
And I finished a pumpkin–the knitting part has been finished for a while but today I stuffed and shaped it. I like this one!
A while back I purchased a book for the Cowboy–Five Presidents by Clint Hill. Mr. Hill was a special agent in the United States Secret Service under five presidents–Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Three republicans and two democrats. In the opening paragraphs of the book Mr. Hill briefly mentions the challenges faced by each of these presidents–the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassinations of Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the civil rights movement, riots and burning of major US cities, the Vietnam War, etc. The author then states, “in less than two decades America went from being unquestionably the most respected and admired nation in the world to a country whose image had become tarnished by violence, scandal and deceit.” This book was published in 2016, four years ago but there is something very familiar about that statement referencing events that took place in our country over 40 years ago.