September 26th - Sunday - Overcast and cooler
Does anyone else feel like fall is coming quickly this year. This past week has been a beautiful week here in northeast Pennsylvania.
Last Saturday as you remember we went to Morris for dinner and an evening of square dancing with some of our friends. It was a beautiful drive going down 287 to Morris, the trees indeed are changing quickly. We had a nice dinner in the clubhouse and then a very cool evening of square dancing. Once the sun went down, it certainly got cool.
On Monday, we spent the majority of the day with the RV at Spitzer's in Williamsport, but it does seem that the repairs have taken care of the problems we were having with the steps and the brakes. Still had the cracked manifold to have repairs, so Lou was off to Mitchell's in Mansfield where he and Moe have worked on replacing the manifold and of course, that brought additional problems. They found that a gasket was cracked and a new one couldn't be located, so that job was put off again until Saturday. Thank goodness, we have ordered a new RV and we can not wait for the delivery of that in ten weeks. This has been a dream for my husband and thanks to some facts that have just surfaced, this dream is coming true for him.
Wednesday was another busy day, I was off to Wellsboro to get a perm and then home to bake goodies for Square dancing. Joanne Niles and I were in charge of the evening snacks and we used a fall theme and made snacks with pumpkin, nuts and heavier desserts. We all met at Country Terrace and entertained the residents for an hours before our regular dance. It was a wonderful evening for Lou and I as we were able to visit with some old friends that are now residents at Country Terrace. We came away thanking God that both of us had our health and were the healthy, active couple that we are.
Thursday was our day to help Krista and Steve dismantle shelves that were build in the basement of my homestead and reassemble them in the barn at our house. When my daddy built them, he had made them very secure, as Lou and Steve really had to work on them to take them down. My brother brought the hay wagon up for us to load them on along with some more of the ceramic molds. Lou, Krista and I rebuilt them in our barn, a job that Lou and I finished yesterday, so that job is all done. We still have more ceramic molds to load up and bring down, hopefully, that will be finished this week.
Friday morning, Lou and I had appointments in Mansfield and once they were out of the way, we started on some of the yard work we need to get done here at home prior to cold weather. The only problem was, it got dark too quickly, and we are far from being done. We had spent the majority of Friday afternoon trying to find a cemetery lot that was not on the map Lou had, as the grave has to be opened on Sunday for a burial on Monday. Finally, after deep research the site was found and the family notified that it had been located and marked ready of opening.
Saturday I packed Lou's lunch and he was off to spend the day at the garage with the RV to replace the cracked gasket. I went into town to get groceries and to pick up a new cell phone and to spend a little time with my granddaughter that was home from college for a few hours. Then back to yard work. Lou and I both have problems with our hands, Dr. Nespola tells us that our hands have done too much hard work in the past and need tender care now. I tried to cut off all of the iris we have in our yard and was running into shooting pain with each cut, so I remembered an electric knife that Krista had gotten me to cut the root systems with, so thought maybe it would work to cut the iris off and bingo, it works like a dream, I was able to get all of the flowers cut off in the front yard yesterday with minimal discomfort.
Lou finally called me about 5:00 last evening to tell me he was back at his house with the RV and needed a ride back to Mansfield to pick up the Buick and bring it back home. Thankfully, it is complete and ready for our campout in October. We sat down together and enjoyed a dinner of stuffed pork chops with Brussel sprouts and a tossed salad and for dessert I fixed one of Lou's favorites German chocolate cake. We actually took the evening off and enjoyed a movie.
The upcoming weeks brings some inside projects as long as we have some much needed rain on the way. Need to have our Malibu serviced and some book work needs to be done.