Monday September 3- Well today was horrible. Not a good way to end this rainy, wet holiday weekend. It was either raining, really gray or storming. I stayed in all day. The campers had a hard time trying to get packed up between the rain. The hummingbirds really liked the rainy weather. The day was a long one. I did get some quilting done. I might finish this quilt yet. In the afternoon Jeff went in to Justin's house to play guitar. I stayed here. Around 4:30 I started seeing weather warning on TV. I went outside to look and I spotted this big black cloud. Before I knew it I heard the sirens. I grabbed both pups, and my important stuff. I went to the shower house. I stayed there and watched the weather come and go. The worst of it went just west of us. We lucked out again. I think there were 4 or 5 tornado's that touched down in the area.
Wednesday September 5- It's Ashton's 13th birthday today. I gave him an early call to sing Happy Birthday. I can't believe he is a teenager. Jeff and I headed to Coralville. They have a Trader Joe's we like to shop at. It was raining at the park and I think it followed us there. It just poured. First Jeff wanted to go to the Mall to look for speakers for the car at Best Buy. Well after finally finding someone that knew something, they told him that to put back speakers it would require quite a bit of work. So for now I think we will skip that. We drove home in pouring rain. After supper we went in to take Ashton his birthday pie. Well I guess he is a teenager. he didn't want us to sing or get any pictures. Oh boy.....This is the only blurry picture I got.
Thursday September 6-Today I went in to our church, I"m watching 3 year olds while there mother's are at a bible study. I haven't done that in a while. Our group was really good. It was fun watching them. I made a stop at the store before heading back. Jeff went down to the apple tree in our camp loop and brought back enough for a batch of apple crisp. That's what I did this afternoon. It was very tastee.
Friday September 7- Today the sky had cleared and the rain had stopped. I didn't stay around here to enjoy it though. I took a rode trip to Keokuk. I'm going to help my sister have a garage sale. Well as I was heading north the rain started. Oh boy....it just wouldn't stop either. When I got to town I took in my broken necklace to get it fixed. After dropping it off I went to my sister's. I kept checking the radar. The rain just wouldn't quit. We headed over to her old house to set things up. Since the weather wouldn't cooperate we set up the tables in the garage and basement. She had marked everything. She needed me to help set things up. We got everything set up nice and waited for our customers. We had some brave shoppers but not what we had hoped for. When I left there I went to spend the night at my friend Judy's house. We had supper and sat around and watched a movie. Oh the rain never did stop.
Saturday September 8- Another day in Keokuk. When I got up I was so excited because it wasn't raining. I packed up my stuff and headed to the sale. When I arrived it started sprinkling. We had some shoppers but again not what we had expected. The good news is everything is marked and set up. So she can have another sale in a month or so. This time it will be a lot easier. I picked up my fixed necklace and headed back to Palo around noon. When I got home I made a cake for the Ashton's party. Then Jeff and I went to dinner at The General Store in Stone City. Jeff had read online that there is a band playing at 6 that he wanted to hear. We ordered our supper and my burger and fries were cold. Jeff got a pizza and his was cold too. Not very impressed. Then Jeff went to see if the band was playing outside....he asked the waitress but she didn't know. She said maybe outside? Jeff went outside to see and didn't see anything going on. We decided to just leave. We were both very disappointed.
Sunday September 9-Oh my when I woke up it was wonderful out there. The sky was blue, sun was shining, temperature has dropped and so has the humidity. Jeff and I were greeters today at church. Then Jeff left to go play paintball for Ashton's birthday. I stayed but made my way out there after church. I couldn't leave earlier because I had told someone I would help out at the welcome center after church. When I arrived at the paintball field there was plenty left to watch. It was hard to get pictures but here are a few.
We came home and got the cake. Then we went over to Seth and Katie's. The cake, not my best creation but he wasn't that in to it this year. Katie made chicken noodles then we had cake. I guess this is what his birthday's will be like from now on.
Monday September 10-Oh I had a big to do list waiting for me. So I planned on staying here for the day. Right after we woke up I get a phone call from Seth. He was having a problem with there hot water heater. The pilot went out and they couldn't get it lit. He wanted Jeff to go over and take a look. So he did that, it is a gas hot water heater which he isn't used to. He got it lit and it was heating but then went out again. Jeff tried again and it wouldn't light but then there was a big poof. So he decided to let then call some one. He ran some errands, washed the car and came back. I stayed back and did a whole lot of laundry. I also had lots of cleaning to do. We were also busy with lots of camper questions. It seems with the good weather comes lots of campers. We had supper then went to Seth and Katie's. Ashton has hockey tryouts and we are riding with Seth to watch. We got Ashton dropped off to get ready and we went to the Mellow Mushroom to get a drink and play Bingo. Monday is Bingo night and it's free, with prizes. We didn't win but still fun.
We made it over to the ice to watch all the hockey action. It was fun to watch him back on the ice.
Tuesday September 11- Today was dog day for me. First I gave Miss Ruby a bath. Then Belle got a haircut. She is so patient with me. We have a full camp ground so we did some visiting. Boy does the day fly by when you do that. We had to go in to town at 3 to watch Ashton's first football game of the season. It was a good game with the Taft tigers coming away with the win. Ashton is on that team. He is not very serious about football but his good friend is so he plays. It also helps him to get in shape for hockey.
After the game we went to Culver's for supper, then home and called it a day.
Wednesday September 12- It is another nice day but we are expecting the temperatures to rise. When I say rise I mean it's going to feel like summer again. Jeff got some more waxing done. I started the process of cleaning out stuff and getting rid of what we don't travel with. I also do a check on the pantry stuff, checking dates and getting rid of what is outdated. Justin gave us a call to see if Jeff wanted to come over and play guitar. Well of course he said yes. I went over to play with Madyn. She is such a busy little girl. She has a new trick...she is sooooo big!
Thursday September 13- Today I cut the binding for my quilt. I finally finished the quilting part of it. So after cutting and sewing the binding on, I finally finished this quilt. I think I have been working on it for 2 years on and off. So I was very happy to get this one done.
I had to go in and pick up Hailey at school to take her to gymnastics. I stayed around a little to watch her. She is working hard and improving everyday. very proud of her.
Friday September 14- Getting ready for the weekend. We are full up and the campground is hopping. Seth called to see if Hailey could spend the night. We said yes. We went to pick her up and go get pizza. After eating we headed over to the ice arena to watch the Roughriders. It is the first preseason game. Admission is free and we are ready for some hockey. We didn't think Seth and Katie was coming but they showed up and joined us. The Roughriders had a bad start but Seth found out later that there starters were sitting out. They haven't finished there rooster yet so still battling for positions. We left early because Hailey was really tired. She was asleep right after we started driving home. Made a quick stop at the store for stuff for breakfast. Hailey didn't even wake up.
|Let's Go Riders!!!|
It got so hot that we had to move indoors. So Jeff and Hailey got out the games. They played don't break the ice, jenga, and they even got the Wii out. We made supper and ate before we took Hailey home. Then we went to a show Wellstrung was playing. It was actually a motorcycle rally, we didn't know what to expect. When we arrived we were so out of place. We watched for a bit and then called it a night.
Sunday September 16- It is hot hot hot. We went to church and when we got home we still had a lot of campers here. We had a group of 8 sites that are staying over. Then we have all the guys that are working in the area too. We had such a busy weekend that I wasn't doing much today. When Hailey was here yesterday we looked at quilt patterns and cake ideas for her. So since I was going to be inside, I started cutting fabric for her new quilt. I have to have it finished for Christmas. We stayed in where it is cool. Did I mention that we are ready for Fall?....we are.