About 2 weeks ago—I had to make a quick run into town and was shopping at the dollar store—when my cell phone started ringing. I thought it was T.H. calling me to add to my list of things to purchase. But when I looked at the phone—there was no name, but the number was recognizable to me. It was the Electric Co-op.
Naturally, I answered it. They had a recorded message saying the line men would be making rounds in our neighborhood to check our poles for any maintenance work that needed to be done on them.
They showed up this week. This photo is courtesy of The Honey—as I was in my swim suit… and out to the pool with the kiddos. I Hoping they’d be done before the rain came… I don’t like swimming with strangers in my back yard. ;)
You can see the clouds rolling in. They were probably hoping the same thing. Not to mention—they were hard at work –doing a dangerous job and to busy to worry about a bunch of kids in the pool with their Oma! But still!
Either way—they were done and out of there and the clouds rolled on by …until later that day. Then we had some pretty stormy weather.
While he was out in the yard—T.H. took these pictures of our Crepe Myrtles. They are in full bloom everywhere and so pretty! I ‘hi-jacked’ his pictures… I’m sure that he won’t mind.
I don’t know the exact names of these—as you can see the top ones are the ‘watermelon’ color.
And the ones below that are in the front yard--- are more of a ‘dusty rose’ color. It’s hard to say which ones are prettier.
I just know they are beautiful to look at and I give all the credit to the mass amounts of rainfall we’ve gotten this year. I know we are still in a drought stage; and the mosquitoes are not something I enjoy either. But the rain we’ve had has been wonderful. Can you see how tall the grass is getting?! It was like watching it grow…
Oh, yes… It won’t be long—and I expect to be seeing cows out back again soon! I don’t have pictures of the new fence—but the barbed wire is up out back…workers came this week and did that too! that made for another uncomfortable day of swimming. Between the power company, the fence-guys, the UPS, etc. - The kiddos are all testing their “is that a stranger?” boundaries.
Several of you mentioned Leslie Sansone to me, either in comments or email. Thanks again! I’ve been walking this week in the evenings. I’m just starting out… so for this week I’ve walked about 3 miles! It definitely makes an over all difference in how I feel when I go to sleep at night!
I’ve got lots more to report on that—later. In the mean time. Stay Cool…or warm depending on what part of the world your reading this from!
Til next time, Be Blessed!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. ~Psalm 28:7