We are having a good visit with Terry’s parents, Pete and Bess Weber, but their week here is going by way too fast. The three of them have had a good time reminiscing about the good old days and all of the adventures and misadventures Terry and her two sisters got into growing up.
Like everyone else who has experienced it, they are big fans of Terry’s cooking. Yesterday started off with her overnight yeasted waffles for breakfast, dinner was her amazing made from scratch pizzas, and dessert was a Texas sheet cake still warm right out of the oven.
The weather has been great the last couple of days and we’ve all spent a lot of time sitting out on the deck. As for Alli, she is loving having two more people to throw her Kong toy. She rotates between the four of us and we all wish we had her energy.
I spent a couple of hours on the tractor yesterday afternoon bush hogging an area behind the pasture where the weeds were very high. Part of it was a shallow ditch with rather steep sides that runs along the dirt road at the far end of the pasture. It was a bit too steep to mow straight along the sides, so I would back the bush hog into the ditch and up the other side, move over a couple of feet, and drive forward, repeating the process until I got it all cleared up. By the time I had the weeds all gone it had expanded our view from the deck quite a bit.
Pete and Bess are scheduled to fly back to Arizona Wednesday morning, so we’ve only got a couple of days left to enjoy their company, and we plan to make the most of it.
Congratulations Patrick E. Allen, winner of our drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake Burning, the sixth book in my Big Lake mystery series. When mysterious fires begin plaguing the little mountain town of Big Lake, Arizona, it doesn’t take Sheriff Jim Weber long to realize that a serial arsonist is on the loose and has to be stopped before somebody dies or the entire forest goes up in flames. With the help of C.C. Callahan, a beautiful Deputy Fire Marshal, the sheriff begins the hunt while dealing with an upstart newspaper publisher hell-bent on smearing his good name and ruining his reputation. As the fires continue, fingers of blame are pointed and everybody in Big Lake wonders whose home or business will be the next to burn.
We had 35 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.