Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Phone calls

Today was our day for phone calls. They were all good ones, just not from people we expected.

First Judy Steele called to let us know they got home ok and offer Gma a donut pillow for sitting since she hurt her tailbone when she tipped over as well as her vertebrae. That's better now so she really doesn't need it. Had a nice visit. They had a good trip and got to see lots of fun things.

Then Bonnie called to let us know she has her motel reserved for when they come. Glad she got it done as they have been full every night in both motels. They have road construction people and oil rig people (I think) and lots of tourists. This weekend the ones for the all class reunion will be here and some of those might stay over. Its just been busy, busy, busy. Anyway it was good to hear from Bonnie and to know she got a place. Thought she might be camping out in the front yard if she didn't get it done.

Then Robert called. He's doing good, working two jobs and keeping his nose to the grindstone. Wondered if we wanted to go to a Naval air show when we come to visit him. Sounded good to me, but he needed to check with his Mom first as she's the driver, I'm just the passenger taking pics. But I haven't been to an air show for years and years. He hasn't seen one since his school. Was sure good to hear from him.

Then Will called to get Gma's mailing address. They did get Charlie to the Dinosaur Museum. The rain chased them to Joe's, but they left their car in Crowheart and rode with Joe to his place. Good thing as it rained a lot the next day and they would have bogged down in mud a couple of times on the way out. Saw Mt Rushmore, but missed Crazy Horse as he was fogged in. Went to the Spam museum and even bought some spam. Rain followed them all the way to Chicago, but they were having fun anyway. They got to Kentucky when they were supposed to and got back to Portland just fine.

Sure was nice to get all these phone calls. I like days like this.

Gma is doing great since her carpal tunnel surgery. Her fingers were a bit puffy the first day, but no swelling now. She keeps it elevated on a pillow when napping and sitting in her chair. Her arm kinda aches where the numbness is coming out, but not too bad and she takes her tylenol now and then. She just got the barest amount of anesthesia so think that might be out of her system now as she isn't so dizzy anymore. Pretty much back to normal. However she didn't feel like going out today to coffee or Senior lunch. So I did and made my reports and brought home a lunch for us.

No rain today so maybe I can clip some of the grass around the edges tomorrow after the bus to Cody routine. Don't have to get anything, so I'll just go for lunch and to give Gma plenty of rest time. The other day a young man from the Cowboy's across the road came over and finished mowing the yard. That was really nice. He said he'd be back in a few days to do some weed eating, but I can clip the tall grass between the irises. Can't really weed eat there or it will do in the irises. There are quite a bunch of them this time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I went to the Legend Rock talk at the museum and the following week went on the tour to the site. It was great!!! This is the place near Hamilton Dome.

Last week one set of company came one day and left the next. We had a good time and ate out with them twice. The day they left the second set arrived. We had to hurry to get them fed as they got here at 8:30pm and everything closes at 9:00pm. We made it. The next day they went swimming in Thermop, but came back in time to eat at the Elkhorn. Came back to the house and we read maps so they could decide which Interstate they wanted to take to get to Chicago. Decided on I 90 so they could see Mt Rushmore and the Spam museum. Forgot to tell them about the SD badlands. Maybe they will figure it out. They left after breakfast at Lucilles to go to Crowheart. They were to stop at the Thermopolis dinosaur museum on the way. Never heard if they got there or not, but I'm sure they did or we would have heard something.

They are having such a good time on their excursion. The ultimate goal is Kentucky by June 15th.

Went to Ginnie's 90th birthday party. Lots of people, good conversation, good food, and just plain good time.

Haven't heard anymore about the trip to Hole-in-the-Wall, but it's still raining and the rivers are super high. Not flooding here yet, but close. Might not be able to do that one til July or August.

Next weekend is Father's Day and we've been invited to the annual Larsen breakfast. That's always fun, with super good breakfast items. Get in some good visits there and even entertainment most times.