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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bugs, Rain and Book

Boy rude awakening this morning – lots of heavy heavy rain and lightening and thunder. Some real house shakers. 9:00 now and it has passed by but reports are we a due for Severe weather this afternoon. Hail and high winds. So guess we’ll button up the Alfa and bring in the slides. No point taking chances.
Yesterday we had “air you could wear” or as they call it here muggly weather. Kept the doors closed and the AC on most of the day.
Bill cleaned the throw rugs from the Alfa yesterday – we even found the rug cleaning machine we forgot we had! And once it was pulled out of the dark dusty corner and cleaned up it even worked. Today if they’re dry I’ll spray them with Scotch Guard. And he worked inside too repairing some of the drawer latches and runners. Going to be like brand new soon. I was looking at the quilt out there - thinking? about making a new one – until I counted the pictures – there are 38 of them. That’s a lot of expensive photo quality cloth. We’ll see.
While on the subject of quilting – I was surprised to see that “our” Wal*Mart in Columbus was carrying yardage again. Glad to see that. Gives us a little more choice since the two good quilting yardage stores in the area closed. Still have JoAnn and Hobby Lobby.
Got a start yesterday when I went to get in the car to go to town. Remember the big green moth? Well his Daddy was on the car door. Wasn’t going to touch him so I eased by him and slowly opened the door, got in and SLAMED the door shut – he took off. And this morning out front are Mom and baby. Looked them up – they are Luna Moths.
In case inquiring minds want to know...
“Luna Moths are members of the Saturniidae family, also known as the "Giant Silkworm Moths." They are huge moths, with a wingspan of four and a half inches. They have a white body, pinkish legs, and huge pale green wings. The hindwings have eyespots and long tails. They fly, only at night, in Spring and early Summer.” Very interesting moth.
Yesterday I took this picture of one of our Peonies – it is huge and what a delightful smell.
Is any one else getting tired of hearing about Donald Sterling’s problems? Who cares? He’s a rich jerk forget it already.
On a lighter note we passed the corn fields going into town. Corn is growing in leaps and bounds.
WOW – house shaking [had to delete the ffffff] it made me type thunder and a deluge – guess the rain wasn’t over yet.
Bill has decided that the journal of our drive to South America in 1978 with all the kids should be turned into a book. He’s been after me for years to flesh it out and submit it for publishing. And I’ve been resisting – just plain too lazy to do it. So while we were in Mazatlan he started working on it – using the web page as background. He has finished his typing and is having me review it. I’m only part way through – it’s taking me a long time. Really having problems with the past and present wording and first or third person. Never was really good in English. But anyway – maybe some day it will be an actual book.

Want to get the computer turned off as the weather is worsening and here in Brown County we tend to loose electricity if some one sneezes in the woods so……


  1. I do hope you finish working on a book about your family trip to South American. Should be some interesting and very fun reading.
    Love your beautiful peony - my favorites.
    Kathi Boozer

  2. Was supposed to rain yesterday but nothing, storms all around us. Today just muggy.

  3. I think your trip to South America with the family would make a great e-book. I really enjoyed the website version and have recommended it to many.

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