Monday, September 1, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday #18

It's Rubbish time again. Hope you have some old stuff to share.


No longer used and rusting away.


I think this bike would have made a better yard art display without the pole.


And LOVE this old latch.


Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will join in the fun.

My idea was to have a place to post 'old things'. Anything old and/or deteriorating such as old houses, barns, outbuildings, old cars, rusty things, antiques, interesting junk, or it can be something in pristine condition, but just old.
1. Link to a post featuring photos of something old.
2. Link back to Rubbish by Roan in your post.
3. As time allows, visit other participants and comment on their posts.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday's Critters

My internet isn't stuttering anymore. The modum actually arrived on the day it was supposed to. I followed the enclosed directions to upgrade modems and managed to get it connected properly. Then the directions said to go to the website and activate the modem. Answer me this. How are you going to go to the website when you don't have an internet connection because your modem needs activated? Hmm. So, I had to call the cable company and stay on hold for umpty ump million years, after being directed by an annoying automated voice! Whatever happened to customer service. I merely want to talk to an actual person, not say what your problem is and then wait while the not-too-bright automated voice tells you she doesn't understand, after which she goes about repeating her previous does-not-apply menu. Rant finished. Internet now working properly.

Last evening I went with JD to harvest our pumpkins. While he hunted down the pumpkins and piled them up in the grass, I chased after a couple of dragonflies. 


White Tail





Skimmer


Back to the fair. These two little piggies were snuggled up and sleeping. 

Linking to  Saturday's Critters

Friday, August 29, 2014

Willy Nilly Friday Five

The sunflowers next to our untility shed are blooming. I hope the goldfinches find them soon!



1. I saw a word on facebook this morning—pluviophile. Do you know what it is? Yeah, me either. Sounds like a criminal of sorts doesn't it? But after I read the definition I found I have pluviophile tendencies.

pluviophile. (n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. 

Not stormy days, but rainy days. Rain is like snow in that I enjoy it when I can stay home and see/hear it from a comfy chair with a cup of coffee or iced tea and a good book.



2. My favorite granddaughter called me with some fabulous news. She submitted a poem for publication and has made the semi-finals. She was so excited I'm sure she was jumping up and down, as I was. I remember how exciting it was the first time I received one of those letters. Fingers crossed!

3. I have a cousin coming to visit this weekend. She lives the pacific northwest, so she doesn't come every year. Our family reunion is Sunday. It will be good to see all the family. My mom was one of 14 children with only 5 left. I fear the reunion will be no more once these are gone. The younger relatives don't seem to be as family oriented as their parents were.

4. Speaking of family reunions, I need to bring a couple of covered dishes. Any suggestions for something different? 

5. August is ending and September is beginning. I'm looking forward to a couple of fun weekends. My favorite granddaughter plays clarinet in the school band. They will be marching in a parade next weekend. Another weekend, Punky Doodle has invited me to hop in for a trip to see Sonny Boy in Tennessee. Can't wait!

Linking to Willy Nilly Friday Five

I'm still having computer issues. The new modem is supposed to arrive today. I apologize for my failure to comment, but everytime I try to go visit a blog the internet drops me! It has taken me approximately 2 hours to finish this post.