Thursday, May 28, 2009

Okay I admit it....I am such a loser when it comes to frequent posting....I will try to do better and start posting more pictures. Update on the cabin---Son Dan and and friend Josh have started the re-wiring project and bracing up the pitched roof from within...we should be able to start insulating and installing the tongue and groove soon...can't wait! DH Dan and I drove up on Sunday afternoon to check out the progress and decided to spend the night and return home on Memorial Day for the family cook-out. We really needed some down time at the cabin but honestly we were kinda overwhelmed by all the work we could see needing to be done and not enough time in the schedule yet to get to it. Also fellow campers up the lane from us were partying in a very big way....lot's of loud music and game celebrating which was okay til the fighting started. This being our first summer up there we are hoping that this was an unusual week-end for these folks! You may remember earlier posts about the Squirrel Wars...well the squirrels have kindly vacated the premises and moved on to a more natural habitat, however as we settled down for the night in our creaky iron bed that we have come to luv we soon detected that we were not alone, snapped on the light and illuminated a large BAT! Hilarity ensued as Dan moved quickly into MacGiver mode and created a Duck Tape on a double duck taped pole removal weapon kinda thingy that didn't work. We finally said phooey let's go to sleep and hope for the best. Our son said a tennis ball in a tube sock will bring a bat down when they try to grab it and get their little talons stuck in the sock....anybody tried this method?....does it work?

Friday, May 1, 2009

My nephew Phil is graduating from "Fire School" tomorrow. I am so proud of him and his brothers Dave and Mike. They are volunteer firemen in their community. They respond to fires and accidents and drownings year round, day and night no matter what. They also participate in community education programs to promote safety. Dave is also attending school to become an EMT. Good job guys. I love you.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge
to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others
at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe (1943-1993)
Happy May Day! Today is one of those dreary days in a string of rain and gray skies...sigh...but every morning now the scene outside my windows as I stand there with a steaming cup of coffee is greener and the blossoms are incredibly beautiful. The rain seems to slightly shroud the beauty so it doesn't hurt our eyes or our souls with it's magnificence. It makes me very reflective...can you tell?...after a long hard winter when we begin to doubt that anything will ever come to life and bud and grow again, there it is...the wonder of creation, right in front of our eyes! I often wondered why Moses could not look at the face of God without being destroyed. I think now that it is for the same reason the rain shrouds Creation's beauty lest we be completely transfigured and transported from every day experience and can no longer function in the mundane. By the time the rain ends many blossoms will be on the ground and those still hanging on will be slightly wilted and then it will be safe to look again. Happy May Day!