|Some of the Festival workers. Pastor is on the left, hubby is on right.|
Tomorrow, Tom and I plan to visit a nearby greenhouse after church in order to buy our vegetable garden plants. We're then hoping we have enough energy afterward to get everything planted. Wish us luck with that!
Ol' Bronzie (our Ford van) decided not to start (again) this past week. We had to have it towed back to the same shop we took it to 2 weeks ago for the same problem. The shop ran a battery of bests and found that the starter was bad AGAIN! That's the 3rd bad starter in 11 months on that thing!!! What's up with that? Thankfully, the shop installed a new starter at no cost to us--just like they did 2 weeks ago. Still, it does make us wonder whether the van will be reliable enough to take camping this summer.
I can't remember if I mentioned in a previous blog that Angela (our daughter) had been interviewing over the phone for a Veterinary Assistant job in Naples, FL. In any event, the vets there gave her 2 phone interviews and then called her this past Tuesday to offer her the job, and they've never even met her! They said her references were excellent, and that they were looking to hire someone upbeat, friendly and bubbly, and they could tell just by talking to her on the phone that she was that kind of person. Wow. She was SO excited! They offered her 2 more dollars/hour than what she was making here, and they'll also cover her moving expenses. She told them she could get down there in 1-2 weeks, and they were fine with that. The facility is a new, 24/7 E.R. vet hospital, and Angela will be working the night shift (which she wanted) as an I.C.U. pet nurse. It sounds like they'll also help her finish her Vet Technician schooling (some tuition reimbursement). She is now checking the Internet to find a place to live down there and also save up a little more money to put down on an apt. or house. Naples is REALLY far from Michigan, and we're going to miss her an awful lot, but she's been determined to move somewhere warmer for a while now, and we told her to get while the going is good!
Below are a few more pics from Memorial weekend on the Rifle River. Hope you enjoy them, and also hope your weekend is the "kick back and relax" type!
|Our friends and river property owners, John & Linda are pictured here on either side of Tom in the "church" that the guys built during Lumberjack weekend.|
|Here's Tom making me a walking stick.|
|Dinner! The guys prepared and smoked a deer leg/thigh for dinner one night. It was delish!|
|One of several nests we saw on the property that contained pretty, blue robins' eggs!|
|A cardinal in the grass is worth two in the bush!|
|The momma robin sitting on her eggs.|
|Ahhhhh, this is the life! Our friend, Chip, takes a little siesta after dinner one night.|