Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hot shopping tips!!!

I enjoyed a successful shopping trip - finding two items I had recently just learned about - and highly recommend!
Tahuya neighbor Renie introduced me to two wonderful items; the first is a wonderful garden tool that works great for getting out dandelions and other weeds - "Grampa's Weeder". The second item, is a pumice stick ...had never heard of that - and neither had some others I asked to help me locate one. It's great for removing toilet bowl rings "when the strongest chemicals quit". I got both items at McLendon Hardware in Renton.

Look! Look! See Jerry work!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tahuya Weekend ~ April 24-26, 2009

Last weekend of April ~ some nice signs of spring! Spent time in the yard, transplanting some raspberries, planted some on the bank at the beach house, and helped Renie clean the fish pond.
Jerry worked on barbecue parts and clean-up of construction debris - we delivered a load to the refuse center.

Look...look - you can see all 10 fish!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Helping Sr. Jeri Pack Up, Move Out, and Settle In!

The "joys" of moving!!
Sharing some scenes from the happy event..

Pat and Pam helped with some of the sorting and packing.

Yippee!! Look what was in the freezer!!

The move out cleaning - and
last "to do's" for Jeri & Jerry ...

Lots of fun tasks and accomplishments
at the new apartment!

Hmmm...was Pam saying "Fifteen - two" and "Go"?!
Jacob put away all the CD's!

Tyler unpacked and shelved all the books!

"Cable Guy" arrived to connect phone, TV, computer!

The bathroom is ready!
The pantry shelves are installed and filled!

Time for a break ...

Looking like the kitchen is set!!

YES...pretty much all settled!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

One of my "sometime" retirement activites...

As part of my "transition" to retirement, I've been blessed with the guidance of several mentors! Friends Bev and Trina (also retired teachers) intoduced me to the ELLEN show ... it makes a great 11AM "recess" break from whatever else I may be doing. Although I don't see it every day, I really try to catch the first 15 minutes or so when I can - great for laughs and an opportunity to get up and dance (free exercise)! Lucky me - a nice belated birthday gift arrived in the mail ... an ELLEN T-shirt!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Garden Art ~ "Renie Tin Tin"

She arrived in Tahuya via the
Summersun Nursery
in Mt. Vernon ...
happy to enjoy poking around
in Renie's beautiful yard!

Can you see her in each of these locations?
(You can click on pictures to make larger.)