Sunday, August 23, 2015

August weekend.

 The weekend is over and school starts tomorrow.

We got the kayaks out on the water down in the Green island bottoms for a shake down cruse.

It was a beautiful weekend with temps in the mid 70's, low humidity and clear sky's

 The marsh was alive with herons, egrets, ducks, turtles with several types of lilies and wild hibiscus all a bloom.

Back home the gardens are in full production.
  grilled cheese burgers back home. Along with sweet corn smores and mojitos all an all a pretty great day.

After our bike ride around town we stopped in to see Kyle and Alisha's progress on their yurt site. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

# Buses For Bernie!

 And the momentum will continue to grow as more Americans wake up and discuss getting big money out of politics, combating climate change, making college education more affordable, and dealing with obscene wealth and income inequality.

 I got a great surprise today when I found out that my Cousins came down to Bellevue with Brother Steve to hang down at Alana's cabin.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Let's Just Call It Good. Back to School Tomorrow.

 Grandpa John, Grandma Pearl and Grandma Florence Becker at the Cascade cemetery. 
 Tony and Abby brought my aunt Jean's ashes back to Cascade from Sacramento and burred her above Great aunt Rose.
 The cousins that made it back.
 Group shot.
 Kate and Lorine
 Our driver Sam
 Bellevue War gun battle re-enactment.  The Brown Gang doing what bad guys and gals do.
 The Posse

 Mr Bates - White beans for whoopin and black beans for hangin!

Post war refreshments at the music store.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Day 6 Happy Aniversery/Birthday

Yesterday was our 27th anniversary and Beau's 24th birthday.  I'm so lucky to have such a great family and awesome life.

Well back to school came much sooner than what I planned.  I stopped in to hang posters an organize piles of books.

Back home we worked around the house but as always we made time to walk the dogs. 
 We grilled up steaks and had a low key night at home, just the two of us and the dogs.

The garden is in full production.  Tomatoes, melons, potatoes, beans zukes and cukes all you can eat !

Life is Good!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Eight Jumps Down to Seven with the Click of an E mail.

 I lost a day with just a click.  It appears that I go back to school officially one day earlier than I thought.  So, yesterday we out the morning in Omaha.  We found a great little cafe, Lisa's Radial Cafe.  It was a winner.  The bakery next door was nice but it doesn't come close to matching up with Susie's baked goods back home.   

It took us a good six hours to drive I-80 back across Iowa to the East coast.  Happy to be back home after getting a chance to hang in Omaha with Bo and Cynthia.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Number Nine, Number Nine!

 Cup of Joe at Smokey Row in Des Moines
 We drove across to the state to the West Coast of Iowa to meet up with friends Bo and Cynthia and to say farewell to the Lone Ranger!
Today is a big day for them.  Cynthia has a major surgery today in Omaha.
You've got this!
Ya, we like to have some fun!  Live Life!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ten Days and Counting

 I checked in on Ohlert's bees and ran in to Jace and Steelbelly.  Then I took a rock run out toward Roly and wet a line.  I fished the pond with a little popper and caught a large mouth and a blue gill.
 I did an ally run and checked out the progress on Jerry and Gails garage.
Back home I unloaded, stacked and laid down  my rock haul.  Progress is being made.
Day nine, Road Trip.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Day Eleven

 The geese were back closer to the house and in greater numbers than ever.

We celebrated Jack Dyas's 95th birthday. 

Susie made the cupcakes.
 Greg played with Doug, Lisa  and Hannaha
 We got to hear more live music!

Then it was back to Bellevue to practice for the war reenactment with the Brown gang.

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Down to twelve days...   I got the yard work done in the am and then it was off to Springbrook for the neighbor girls wedding celebration.  Just 22 years old. 
 Claira, one of our favorite young gals caught the boutique
We followed this up with more live music down at the Mill.  Ryan and Mary biked down and the band tore it up.

Friday, August 7, 2015

13 Day to go.

I switched to one of dads old fly rods and fished Little Mill

 After the Friday after noon club we drove by the demolition of St. Joes  Where I taught Jr. High Science for 11 years.
 Just down the road Moragn and Deven had a turtle feed.  With entertainment by Bryce and Keith.
 Many of the Kids I taught in jr high, now have familys of their own and were there.
Just a half mile down the road from home ....   You can't beat that!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back to School 14 Days and Counting.

This summers rains made for raging gully washers.

So I Washed the custom deluxe Chevy and picked up a load of rocks for a wall project back home.

 I tested out my 2nd fly rod repair on one of the smallies at Roly World.  Time for a new fly rod.
 SUP yoga.
 Wall distruction

 Ace inspects the pre-lunch progress.

Time to refuel.