Saturday, June 4, 2011

Amy And Daniel Are Suffering From Culture Shock

   Today, we took Amy and Daniel to return their U-Haul trailer, and they found out just how small this town is and how much it differs from CA. First, the U-Haul rental place was also an assorted equipment rental yard, a video rental store and a fishing and hunting license seller and bait shop. All in a single wide trailer.
   They were surprised they rented a back hoe to someone who didn't know how to operate it, but they gave them lessons before they left the lot. Also, if they didn't get it back to the yard in time, the guy gave the people his home address and told them to just park it out in front of his home and leave the keys in the mail box.
   They had 2 pretty German Shepards as watch dogs that were really laid back until the gates were closed and locked and then they magically turned into guard dogs. The owners and others in side were talking about the dogs and they ask Amy and Daniel if they had dogs. They said no, because they didn't want to look funny when they said they had a chihuahua and a maltipoo.
   The owner backed the car with the trailer up to put the U-Haul where it belonged and said since he had the keys and I was in the car with Michaela and Amy, Daniel and Tim were outside, he and I should just go down the street and have breakfast.
   Tim thought it was funny when I told him the owner said it had been really slow, but since it was a really nice day today, all the men were coming in with their honey do lists and they all had their wives with them telling them what to do.
   After that, we went to the Deer Park Friends of The Library book sale. Of course, I found a couple of cookbooks and Amy found a couple of books.
   There was a multi family yard sale in the little grocery store's parking lot trying to raise money to send the wrestling team to camp. I should Amy the fine art of yard saleing. I found a 6 quart programmable, working crock pot for $3.00. My 6 quart crock pot's heating element base died and I wanted a programmable one, I just haven't had the money to buy one. Just goes to show you that good things come to those who wait.
   Michaela is not as cranky, since she's sort of getting her routine back. The dogs are another matter. Chip is really good around Michaela, but I still won't leave them together. Jake licked her feet and let her touch him. Sadie is Tim's new best friend and Jake won't let her near his person. Chip won't let the other dogs near me. Chip and Sadie wanted to play, but Jake won't let her near his poodle. Sadie and Chip had a good old time when Jake was outside.
   Chip wanted to play with Elsa and she attacked Chip and Jake laid into Elsa, because his poodle is a pest but Chip is Jake's pest and no other dog is going to mess with him.
   The house looks like someone is moving in and there is baby stuff all over. Baby things sure have changed sine our kids were babies.Michaela has a swing and a jump chair (not together) and they have just about everything but the kitchen sink on them. She seems to enjoy them, but they all make noise. Still, it's better than a screaming baby.
   Daniel and Tim dug up a good portion of the garden and Tim is hard at work planting while I'm sitting in the house writing this blog. I also hear Tim digging more. His vacation is over Sunday, so, it's back to work on Monday for him.
   Now, if only we were done with the rain. But, can you guess?? We're not!


  1. I wish yall could send some of that rain down here, we are dry as a bone with no rain in sight and highs at almost 100 for the past week!

  2. That sounds miserable. We did manage to have no rain again today and a high of 88 and I thought that was too hot. We've had almost 11 inches of rain so far this year.