Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Quick Hello

We arrived home about 3:30PM on Thursday without too much excitement. An 18 wheeler lost a tire right in front of Eric, he drove over it and then I hit it, but no damage done to either of our vehicles. He lead our convoy most of the way from Texas so I didn't have to worry about someone cutting in front of me, though he said a French Canadian car almost clipped him in downtown Richmond.

Silly tried to pay us back for her extended road trip. Last night when she went outside on her leash to managed to pull hard enough to have it untie, and she disappeared for about an hour. Finally someone in the neighborhood between us and Hungry Spring Road called and their dog had tried to make friends with her. Their house is about 1/4 mile from us, but much longer by road, as she cut cross-country through sub divisions. She was headed south - maybe back to Texas? Crazy cat.

We had a very nice visit in Texas and one of the highlights was a visit from Skyler. She was such a doll. This is just one of many pictures. I'll get them posted to Flickr today as soon as possible.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Spring Flowers

Our last few days have been very warm, and all the flowers are blooming, except the daffodils of course, which we think will come in full bloom after we leave for Texas. I feel certain they will not be happy little flowers though when we get a freeze a few nights from now. Since we'll miss their peak bloom time we will have to look forward to next year, by then we should even have more! At least we can hope! We planted day lilies, a forsythia, a few hosta and other lilies that all came from Rebecca's yard. Most are plants that will take care of themselves, and hopefully live through the summer. If we don't get the forecasted rain tonight I may have to go borrow a hose from a neighbor as things are pretty dry out back.

The next post should be from Texas! Since we won't have an internet connection (except Dad's) we probably won't we doing any photos, so enjoy these!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Spring is Coming

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I don't have much news to report, except to say that overnight it seems the trees are budding. The woods behind us no longer has that bare look of winter. Things are not turning green yet, but with such a showing already it can't be too far away.

We have heating and ac men coming on Thursday to begin trading the units we have for new units which we will need for the enclosed space upstairs. To make a long story short, we will have a true dual zone system, and in the long run it will be better than anything Eagle would have done, if they had been willing. SInce they were not willing to upgrade the heat/ac for us to accomodate the space we knew we would eventually enclose, this is the option we have taken. The heating guys say it will be a one or two day job, so we should be done with them by Monday.

Our plan is to leave for Lufkin on Wednesday! It will be a busy trip with clearing out the store room and sorting and repacking the things that will finally make their way to Glen Allen. We will also be able to have a garage sale while we are home with the Englewood neighborhood, so that will be convenient.

Can't wait to see Skyler, Russell and Amy, who will come up for a visit durning the time we are there, and of course Mom and Dad!