What are those drops on the windshield and that is not smoke out in front of us, it’s clouds that brought us rain, glorious, welcome rain. The rain gauge has almost an inch showing, it’s muddy, muddy–and we don’t care! We picked a not so good day to have to make two trips to town. The mine near us maintains our county road applying multiple applications of magnesium chloride yearly. It makes for less dust but when it rains we have muck, mud, sticky mud. We are so thankful for the rain the muck didn’t even bother us today.
It was a chilly 48 degrees when we left for town on our first trip–and I had just painted my toenails so had to wear sandals to town! I told one lady who commented on the rain that I didn’t even care that my feet were wet and cold–I was just thankful for the rain–she agreed!
We met with our insurance agent, I went to the grocery store where as usual I didn’t find what I needed and we had lunch at the Grand. Our food was quite good and we saw many folks we knew which is always fun! On the way out of town we picked up a grill guard the Cowboy purchased from a fellow Facebook seller.
Back home I played with the sourdough loaf I have started, waited for news from Arkansas and about 4:30 we were headed back to town, this time with horse trailer. I spotted a really nice refrigerator for sale on Facebook–freezer and ice maker worked, refrigerator wouldn’t cool–and it was only six years old.
When we built this house 20 years ago we purchased top of the line appliances. The refrigerator lasted only six years. When we replaced it we bought a less expensive Frigidare which has always been so incredibly noisy it will wake us up at night!! I showed the Facebook refrigerator to the Cowboy and he said, “I bet I can fix it.” So, the woman selling it could only meet us later in the afternoon/evening–thus the second trip to town.
Back home the Cowboy hosed down the truck and trailer removing most of the muck–we will wash them both tomorrow.
Tuesday afternoon we took a drive up the Boulder seeing almost no four legged critters and not very many two legged. It was so hot and smoky Monday and Tuesday, 95 degrees Monday. The smoke is really doing a number on the Cowboy–headache, sore eyes and throat–ugh! Another reason to be grateful for the rain!
I am a great aunt once again. My brother’s son Clayton and his wife Hannah welcomed Magnolia Kayte into the world today–my brother Ross and his wife Vicky’s very first grandchild. Don’t know who is more excited–the parents or the grandparents!
Words cannot express how much the comments on the last blog post meant to us. We thank you all so much for your remarks, your encouragement and your understanding.
Found the above photo on the TinTeePeeLogCabin blog while searching for something else.