Saturday, June 29, 2013


Wow, where to start?
With something stinky I believe.
A white skunk has been annoying us for a few weeks now.
S has glimpsed him once but couldn't get a shot off.
Otherwise he just comes around each night after dark spreading his aroma.
The dog has again played with him so has been outside for over a month.
S will not wash him even though he's his dog.
Next, we've experienced more rain than normal.
My house sits on high ground but those around us are flooded.
The garden is a bust as its so wet we can't rototill but weeds are flourishing.
I never got more than halfway through the planting and am not sure I will continue at this point.
I may do fall planting in august but not much else.
The hot, humid weather as hit with a vengeance.
Temps are in 90's and humidity is awful.
LN has hosted a girl from Idaho this past week and it's been so hot.
We went to Washington DC last week with her and it was horrible.
We toured the monuments early to miss the afternoon heat then went into the air conditioned museums to finish the day out but it was so hot in general it was not enjoyable.
We also went to 6 flags amusement park which was another scorcher.
The kids managed to keep cooer in the water park while us adults watched bags in the shade.
I bought a subway 6" for lunch at $8.00 for just 6".
Crazy prices for sure, but people kept shelling it out.
LN bought a $10.00 drink that was free refills so we "shared " it all day.
Best bargain there.
LN left Thursday for Spain arriving Friday morning.
She was sick, I believe jetlag symptoms, on Friday.
This morning she said she felt better and played a friendly game against 17/18 yr old girls.
LN's team is 13/14 yr old.
They won 1-0 so she was pumped when she texted me.
She seems to be adjusting and having fun so I feel relieved.
I am taking care of all her fair animals and our breeding animals as well as getting ready for fair.
LN has had a whirlwind summer so far and it's not over yet.
I am keeping it together as best I can and will sleep when I'm dead as they say.
I'll make an effort to post more than once a month from now on.
Oh the thoughts swirling in my head, if you only knew...


  1. Lisa,

    I hope you get that darn skunk soon!!!!

    Poor pup, stinky and smelly from the skunk, lol

    I used to live just outside of DC. Things are expensive up there for people visiting. The cost of living is also terrible and if you live in VA you have to pay additional taxes on your vehicles (property tax). I was happy to move to TX then OK more affordable.

    1. I loved VA but the taxes scare me. I'm headed for Montana or Wyoming eventually. Less people, more nature, better taxes

  2. You don't have the running around with/for LN right now, but the added chores of hers probably even things out.

    When it's hot and humid, I have a hard time thinking that anything but the "necessaries" are worth it. Doesn't that extreme heat just suck all of the energy out of you?

    Good luck with your skunk problem. I was out on the deck a week or so ago and got a definite whiff of skunk out in the woods on the side of our property. Then hubby could smell it a little while later in the garage. We got by easy though because he was apparently just passing through.

    1. He seems to have moved on right now. Cross your appendages please. The heat sucks the motivation out of me.