Friday, July 29, 2011
Anyone want a ride?
There's room for everyone.
And you see that pole by Reuben's head?
My bird feeder pole...no feeders hanging there anymore.
Reluctantly I took them down...and Templeton the rat is too..we think.
Rich has been putting more rat poison out just in case.
And every morning the entire bar is gone! Not a crumb left even.
So Rich tied it to the bottom of the bush and now they can't run off with it!
Where are the missing poison bars now?
In a rat nest somewhere??
That's fine with me.
Eet Smakelijk, Templeton and family!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
This morning Rich said to me
'Let's go back 11 years okay?'
I asked why.
He said 'So I can say NO!"
I'm hoping he was kidding.
July 28 must be a very popular day to get married.
And so we share our anniversary date with...
Esther and Ryan - 5 years
Ome Dick and Tante Ada - 34 years? (am I right?)
Have a wonderful everyone!
The sun is shining!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Rich went fishing for a few days this week.
He was happy to come home with this salmon...
the fishing wasn't great.
The kids (and I) were so glad to have him home again.
Dustin spent all day Wednesday checking his watch
and doing the calculations...
fishing til 12noon...to the ferry...on the ferry...
And a Happy Birthday greeting to Christina.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Yesterday I looked out the window to see this.
Nothing out of the ordinary, you say?
Well, let me say that the sight of Dustin willingly and happily reading
is wonderful. He hasn't put that book (Flat Stanley) down since I gave it to him.
He is starting to realize that reading is fun and that he CAN read!
He has been spending 4 hours a week at Sylvan Learning Center and
we are seeing results! Yippee!!
And on the rat front...after 2 days, the bar of poison has been completely consumed and I haven't been able to spy Templeton since we put the poison out!
Hopefully it's working.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Interesting to find this in my garden...
Carefully placed back together after obviously being broken by someone who does not want to confess to this.
And about the Rat Race..
bought some poison yesterday, but before it was placed...
someone left the van door open for a couple hours last night...
which had me totally envisioning myself driving down the freeway today
with 4 kids in the car,
when Templeton makes his appearance, making me lose control...
So I put some tempting meat on the floor in the van,
so if he WAS hiding in the car, he'd have a snack and I'd see it was gone
telling me that he IS in fact along for the ride.
But when I checked this morning,
the ham lay untouched...
Then I went to check on the poison...
there were nibbles gone...
then Templeton peeked out his head from the bushes
looked at me...and ran off.
I have to say I was kinda glad to see his beady eyes looking at me this morning,
now I'm sure he's not in the van. Phew...I can drive in peace
(if that is possible with 4 kids in tow!)
I'll keep you posted!
And a Happy Birthday to...
Hope your day is great!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Hmmm...this is making me suspicious.
Last week there was a hole here in the flowerbed. I gave our dog trouble for digging in the flowerbed again. She slinked away with her tail between her legs. Same thing happened on Sunday, but this time Rich took a closer look and decided that the dog could not have dug that hole. Yesterday I happened to walk past here to see a pile of gravel stashed under the plants. This gravel must have been removed from under the pavement. This is starting to get really suspicious.
Did I tell you that this is all happening right under the bird feeders where the excess seed lands?
So anyways, Rich started stepping in the garden along the curb and his foot sunk down 6 inches all the way along...when all of a sudden...there went Templeton (the rat) scurrying to get away!!!
SO SO YUCKY!!!
So the bird feeders are going...and I'm off to buy some rat poison...or a trap...or something.
I'll keep you posted!