Yesterday was another busy day for all of us here at my daughter’s house in Taylor, Arizona, but we had a lot of fun.
While I reviewed two more chapters of the audiobook version of Crazy Days in Big Lake, Terry and Tiffany went to a craft fair nearby, and then ran some errands. When I was done with the review, son-in-law Scott and I took our Shurflo water pump apart and resealed it, hoping we could stop the leak that developed when we were at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails last week. The bad news is that it’s still leaking, but the good news is that it’s no worse than it was when we started. Sometimes that’s a victory in itself. When we get to Mesa next week I’ll find a replacement pump.
Yesterday was granddaughter Hailey’s birthday party and she had a bunch of her girlfriends here for the party and a sleepover. Talk about a gaggle of giggles! I’ll tell you something right now, we don’t have an energy shortage in this world. The problem is that scientists waste all their time working on oil, gas, and solar power when all they need to do is harness the energy of a couple dozen pre-teen girls!
They even wore the puppy out!
Here is Hailey’s birthday cake, which was yummy.
And here is the birthday girl and some of her gifts.
A girl can never have too much nail polish.
I think this huge turtle was her favorite gift!
Miss Terry was having a good time helping serve the ice cream. I had a good time eating it.
Then the girls had a fashion show, designing their own dresses from aluminum foil and toilet paper.
They were all cute, but I think Scott may have been the winner. Yeah, I’m worried too.
By the time Terry and I left to return to the peace and quiet of our motorhome, parked next to the house, we were both plenty tired. I promised Scott I’d leave the door unlocked if he needed to escape. I just hoped he wouldn’t wear the dress if he came over!
Our new promotion to give away an audiobook version of Big Lake is off to a fast start, with 113 entries as of 10 p.m. yesterday. If you haven’t entered yet, just click the Free Drawing link and leave your name. Only one entry per person please. The drawing is tomorrow night and the winner will be chosen at random. And if you don’t win this time around, don’t despair; there are more drawings and more prizes to come!
Thought For The Day – Never attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance.