Adventures Around the House

It’s been a pretty quiet week here for me. Honestly, it’s been so hot and dry, I just don’t want to go outside (I think I might melt.)  I am really looking forward to the first snowfall already, because, apparently, it doesn’t rain over my house.  I see rain clouds and get excited, but no… I watch them go either to the north or to the south of me, leaving only a few drops behind.

Here is a rainbow from one of those storms that went around my dry, parched yard.


The other day we had another wild fire close by. Thankfully, the wind wasn’t blowing, so the fire fighters were able to get a handle on the flames and no structures were damaged.


I have managed to grow a few Roma tomatoes in this drought.  This is about the only successful plant in my yard.  (I only have one parsley plant and two carrots left.  Guess we will have to play tug-of-war to see who wins the carrots.)


Since it has been so hot, I have been working inside refinishing an antique dresser.  I was going to resell it, but it offers so much storage, I have decided to keep it and use it as a sideboard.  (You know, a girl can never have too much storage.)


Last Saturday, Casper had it’s annual Balloon Roundup.  It was to start at 6:00 a.m., so I drug my body out of bed at 4:30 a.m. to be able to see them launch.  My daughter wanted to go, too,  to take pictures.  My son went, only with the promise to go to yard sales afterward.  As you know from previous posts, my son getting up that early was a miraculous feat.  So we get there and apparently the wind was blowing too hard to launch.  This was the only balloon that was filling and never launched.

They were going to try to launch on Sunday, but I thought I would be able to see them from my house if they were successful.  I never saw them in the sky, so I assumed they were not able to go.  Boy, was I disappointed when I heard they were able to go up.  Apparently, the hill behind my house was in the site line.  Oh well, I will try again next year.






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