It’s been awhile since I’ve posted
We are fine and have had a very busy spring with company and Dwayne traveling and trying to make some decisions on fixing up the place even more. The finishing touches always seem to take the longest with the lease amount of impact, but they have to be done. Unfortunately, we usually fall into something more interesting and the weekend/evenings get away from us and they end up undone. Now the outdoor work is starting up, so it gives us something else to concentrate on.
It’s been hot, warm, coolish and hot again, so it must be spring! The mesquite trees have leafed out and I heard a gardener say that the old ones know when to leaf out, but you can’t trust the new ones to know when spring is here. The old ones have been wrong only twice in the last 100 years, so we trust them, but they look like their making the
move to leaf, so I guess the gardens can go in. Most people like to do this mid March, but have been waiting.
Our lawn has had one cut and major de-dandilioning.The pesticides they use down here knock us back a bit. Pretty much need as haz-mat suit to use them, but they do the trick. Not having been here last spring I was surprised to see how ours was the only yard with the lovely yellow blooms. I discovered that we should spread pre-emergant weed
controller on in the fall and spring, not just the spring, so we missed out on that this year. Anyway, the place is starting to green up and we only need to do a couple more treatments on something called “nut grass” to clean up the majority of the ugly’s. Funny thing is, even if it looks nice, I doubt I’d want to walk on it without shoes, since fire ants, stickers and bugs are all around.
Having April here for a week, then Caroline and Tom and family for overnight with Kara along as well, and just saying goodbye to Preston has giving us a great spring connecting with family. April, my first roomie and neighbor, Caroline and Kara, our adopted “daughter/younger sis” and Preston, our brother (older for Levi and Caleb, younger for Dwayne and me), has been a real blessing. It makes it busy in a fabulous way! Now mom and dad are coming for Easter and then we need to start planning our travels for the summer.
The boys are doing well. The tramp bike is a new challenge. They decided not to take up hockey this spring, because it just gets so hot, and wind surfing is on the horizon (almost went last week, but the wind died too soon), so that should keep them busy. They look forward to as much time as we can spare to hit the mountains again this summer and if it works out we’ll be back at Winter Park, CO for our vacation with Dwayne.
The second weekend of April, both Dwayne and I are attending a Digital Workshop Weekend that ACU has planned. No kids allowed, and the spouses are invited to just hang out and learn about photography, videoing and producing. It’s in a small town called Gruen, TX , north east of San Antonio. The boys will be staying with friends and I’ll be bringing a book! Since we only have one camera, I’ll get to just hang out! Wahoo!
Well, the rain has come and it’s making everyone happy. It’s been a dry year even with the snow we had, and everyone is a bit concerned. It’d be nice to have a few days of this, but it looks like 30C is just around the corner. The spring flowers are just starting and as much as I never really cared about such things before, to see the abundance of
blooms and colors that just decided to grow wherever keeps me in awe. I can’t wait for mom and dad to see them.