Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Well, the shed is gone........Finally........And Russ, our construction dude, who is very good, has begun on the outside wall and replacement of joists and siding on that side of the house. Although, I just had 21 days off, I did not get in any riding I had hoped for, storming or hot or busy.........Oh well, at least I have weekdays to work on that. Hopefully, at least one ride in before summer ends........Ugh! I set that small goal because we have been so busy. We'll have a second attempt at a pork roast dinner tonight as last night's exploded in the oven, Pyrex roasting pan exploded, roast was full of glass shards and Steve and I had to completely clear out the oven of bazillions of glass shards. So we'll try again tonight. I spent the last two days of my vacation time driving around to second hand stores, looking for cheap apartment furniture for Zoe and Brandon for their last apartment back at college. So far she found two very nice "90's" decor armchairs and two kind of cool chrome kitchen chairs. She still needs a very small kitchen table and they'll have to make a trip to IKEA for some cooking supplies. She'll be heading down towards Missouri this week to sort out their storage before they move in. And tomorrow I'm back to work, back to the normal routine. I could have gotten used to full time retirement. I will have more vacation in September when we plan on going to England. Flight tickets are in hand, and my bags are packed, pitiful, I know. Now we just need to sort out hotels. We're really looking forward to it.

6 comments:

Cheyenne said...

England? Really? ....Are you riding?
Lets hope the weather is as good then as it is now! You will be welcome!

Mrs Mom said...

Nice new look here Callie!

PYREX!! OMG!! I *totally* *HATE* when that happens!! I've gotten so I don't use it much anymore, as that has happened about four times over the years. Darn things!

You've been too busy!!! ;)

Callie said...

Oh yeah, Cheyenne, going back to visit family, Stephen is British and we finally have our immigration sorted here. No riding in England, LOL, but hopefully I'll get to visit the New Forest ponies and we have a couple of days planned down in Cornwall, so maybe I'll get a glimpse of the Dartmoore and Exmoore ponies. Last time, I was able to get out and feed the New Forest ponies some carrots.

Mrs Mom, you are right, I have been too busy and I find it overwhelming,sometimes, miss you guys!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Wow, I've never had a pan explode in the oven like that. Hope you get your dinner tonight. It's too bad you didn't have time to ride while you were off but I'm sure you'll get in some ride time before the summer is over. England sounds like it's going to be exciting and fun. I'm happy to hear the immigration thing is finally settled, that must be a load off. You've been busy I hope you'll get some time to rest and enjoy the summer once things settle down a little.

Jean said...

My goodness. I've never had a Pyrex dish explode on me...now it's something I'll need to worry about...

You have been busy and will be busy. Hope you find some time to ride and just relax in between all the adventures.

photogchic said...

So cool you get to go to England...we may go for Christmas this year. I went to school up near Newcastle...it has been a long time since I was back. Weird about the Pyrex...