Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ricco is coming

My little grandson is coming for a visit.  His mommy and sister will also be here in a couple of weeks.  Can't wait to see them.  He is quite the little stinker.  Can you tell he is an outdoors kinda boy. He and his daddy go fishing almost everyday.  He wants a fishing boat.  He told his mom, "You can't expect us to fish in a canoe all the time, can you?"  He also said he was tired of her (his mommy) bossing  him around and he was moving to Ohio."  I think I already told you that.  But I love that he wants to come here so I can repeat it, right?  Can you believe the dirt on him.  Such a boy.  His sister on the other hand just finished her 13th play. She is only 8.  She is so funny.  Quite the actress for a young one.  So brave to act in front of a lot of people.  She is the dancer in the family as well.
We just had another storm here.  We had a quiet two days.  It was very hot and humid this morning but then got so dark and BOOM.
Most of the worker bees are done.  A new person coming on Monday.  He is taking down the ancient TV tower.  It has been a ladder to climb up onto the roof lately.  He is also bringing gravel for the driveway. We have never had mud like we have had lately. 
No word on how the showing went.  Hubby saw a couple of people drive by and stop for awhile.  We are hidden inside a one way in and out neighborhood.  They had to know where the listing was to get here.  I know it has only been a week but I expected more showings when first listing.  But I need to recover from the last one.
Our poor Springer almost lost his life.  He was in the car and when I stopped he jumped over the seat and in my lap.  I opened the door and he hung from his collar.  HE was stuck on the car seat in the back seat.  I was wrapped in it as well.  It was so tight I couldn't get it loose with one hand. Finally I unhooked the leash.  He was jerking his head like he was dying.  I was screaming and the little dog was under my feet so scared.  Thank goodness I got him loose.  He ran to the front door.  Next time, if I can, I will walk across the street to the neighborhood clubhouse.  There is a bench outside where I can sit and wait.  I also found I have a seat belt harness that I can hook on him in the car.  I hate doing it as he is so good in the car.  He sits in the backseat in one of the kids car seats and facing the back window to look out.  It is so cute.  But I can't go through that again.  I was so upset.
So weird things continue to happen here.  The sweet friend that works for Stanley Steamer that cleaned our carpets, decided to do the stair treads and the throw rug at the door.  I had to dry the treads in the dryer but didn't think of how wet the mat was.  So the following day, we realize that the parquet floor square were popping up. Oh my. All but one has gone down.  Oh I hope we don't have to replace the floor.
I watched the littles yesterday.  Took them to the neighborhood pool.  Later I let them ride down the hill on the Little Tykes tractor.  Glad I didn't give that away like everyone wanted me to.  They were having so much fun.  Their Mom's exercise studio will be opening on the 1st.  She hired a trainer to come here from California to train everyone, including our son.  I feel bad for the kids.  They are worn out and not getting to do much that's fun.  I won't be much help later next week, so helping them while I can.
Today, I didn't do anything on the house.  I went to our local Décor Deals and snatched a couple sale items. A star painted red white and blue for the corner of our lot, a couple painting by Jacobs......just little ones and so cheap.   I have been looking for a new front door rug. Now looking means at TJ Max's or the grocery, hah, because that's the only places I go to.  I found one, not on sale.  It says it's really washable.  My rebel self picked out one with dogs on it.  It's too hard for me to be neutral.  It was the only darker one that wouldn't show the mud.  I also ordered from Lands End today.....some real deals.  Also from online......Décor Steals (I think that's what it's called) some cotton branches.  I have been wanting some for quite sometime.  Take my credit card please.  I really didn't spend much but sometimes you just gotta.
Well storm seems over for now.  My quiet day is almost over.  We will see what tomorrow brings.
Happy Week-end.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Goodness, Debby! Things are popping at your place. Nothing at all happening out here. Howard went out and did some running around today but I stayed home and played..That's about it. I didn't vacuum or clean or anything. Just vegged all day long.
Have a wonderful Sunday... :)

Susie said...

Debby, I hope the rain goes by tomorrow...I have had enough, how about you? I think it will be great when the house sells, you get your new place and can just get into a normal routine. Some times I feel overwhelmed. When there too much going on , back to back events and such. Take care. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Shirley said...

Debby, We are like you with the storms and we are under another one until later tonight. The first one went more to the East of us. I am praying for you all that you get a quick sale and your surgery goes well on the third. Your grandson is such a cutie. My middle one tried Mutton Bustin tonight at the Ranch Rodeo. Grandma didn't get to see, but dad took a video. Have a good weekend and take care. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Kimberly said...

Poor Springer....and poor YOU! Here its the law you have a seat belt for your dog. I don't though. Tucker only goes to the groomer and its a five minute ride. He just sits in the back. Enjoy your company!!! have a good Sunday.

Laura Adams said...

Wow! Grandbabies sure keep us busy...I love that picture of your grandson with the gecko? So sweet! I hope things quite down and things dry up there.

vivian said...

what a little doll he is! Torry was not interested in getting close to the snakes today, though it didnt help that his mother was freaking out. lol!
hang in there! I know you have a lot going on.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Enjoy your grandson and I hope the stress and weather in your life settles soon. What an awful scare to have with your dog. You definitely need some normal routines again. Hugs!!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your grandson is adorable!!! I hope your floor recovers so you don't have to replace it, and I'm with you as far as neutrals go. I don't think a cute rug is a bad thing. Best wishes on the sale of your home!

Edna B said...

Your grandson is just adorable!! What a great photo of him. Gosh, what a scare with the doggie in the car. My Pogo has his own car seat in the back seat of the car. It has a safety belt that hooks to his harness to keep him safely in his seat. It also makes it possible for him to see out the window. Without it, he's not tall enough to reach the window.

Enjoy your time with the family, and have a great day. Hugs, Edna B.

Kelly said...

Your grandson is such a cutie. Reminds me of my boys when they were little. Glad that your weather is now calm. We've been getting rain here lately, but no storms. I remember having to leave every time our house was being shown. Can be a challenge. Sounds like walking across the street to the clubhouse is a great idea! Hope it will sell soon.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a gorgeous photo of him! Like a little Tom Sawyer! xoxo

At Home in English Valley said...

When it rains it pours, right? Well having that little rascal with you will give you no time for worry. You are in my thoughts and prayers my friend. Moving is supposed to be one of the most stressful things to do, add your health and life's little wonder you can't find
things;-). Take care Debby and know that we are all here for you. Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday. Love,Penny

Jooles said...

Have fun with that cute little grandson of yours, such a brilliant photo.
Poor Springer!
love Jooles x x x

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoy your visit with your grandson and family. That was so scary with Springer, glad he is okay.