Sunday, July 5, 2009

It Rained on Our Parade

Hi Family & Friends from Greensburg where it is cool (love it), dreary and overcast! We had rain almost all day yesterday. I think the Annual Parade downtown managed to finish before the rains came!

On Friday, Chet, Mark and I drove to the northern part of the state, which is about half way between where they live now, to pick up Tia. She will be spending a couple of weeks with him out at the lake. She and her sister Tori have kept in touch with friends from this area and visit often.. Darcy had the day off so drove her - I'd not seen her in quite a few years. Tia brought her dog, Maxie, along. The three of us sat in the backseat on the way back. Tia will be a junior in high school in the fall; Tori graduated last month.
Mark called earlier this morning to tell us about an accident out at the lake last night. Young adults were leaving the lake after watching the fireworks, in a pick up truck - some were riding in the back. One of them fell out - this happened right in front of the house where Mark and his friends were meeting. One of the gals in Mark's group has some nursing training so she rushed to the injured fellow. The fire department truck came - part of the rescue team - and the men got out and went to the fellow on the ground. The truck rolled forward and hit the injured guy and the gal tending to him and dragged them about 20'. Injuries to both are very serious, both were lifelined to Indianapolis hospitals. Horrible tragedy!
J.D. was in town with a friend (she species) but they didn't stop here - I guess he wasn't hungry for Hamburger Helper! (Hmm - maybe she's making it for him?)

Photos today are of the landscaping Mark and his friend Sean did on Monday. Sean brought his two sons, ages 10 and 3 along - so I got to play "grandma" for a few hours. Mark was dog-sitting for friends and brought the dog, too! We put in three Dwarf Red Carpet Myrtle shrubs and some grass plants. They look a tad skimpy now but hopefully they will do their thing. The fellas also put river rock in the area close to the house. We need to have at least three more loads of rock brought in to put on the sides of the house. The back area will stay as is - an ivy type ground cover. I picked up a couple of shepherd's crooks and have to find hanging baskets to put in them - hope it's not too late in the season.

The other pictures are the neighbors garden - I'm watching for tomatoes to come! He is a sharing neighbor!

The Corn is definitely knee high now. The city is in the background - don't know if the tree in the tower will show if you enlarge the picture!

And last but not least is a b'day gift for sister Amy - hope your kitchen is still apple theme! It is a table runner. So Amy, watch for a small package this week - I will mail it tomorrow.
Surfing the Internet has again landed me in trouble! I saw some really cute double four patch quilts using batik and hand dyed fabrics. So I dug into my stash and cut enough for a dozen blocks. I did eight yesterday and went to sew the others this morning. Whizzed along beautifully - laid them all out and discovered I've goofed on two of them. . . so it's rip-rip-rip sometime today. Ho hum - - my seam ripper seems to be my best friend!
Time to sign off and find some lunch and then write checks to keep the lights and water running. Till next time - - stay well.

1 comment:

laine said...

I have some of that apple fabric buried in the stash!