Monday, July 27, 2015

Moho Monday

 

Prius lift

Blog absence just means that the usual ho-hum stuff is going on, so now I will catch up a bit.  Moho Man has been busy designing and refining another project—a lift that he can use to tow the Prius (no, his other hitch would not work for this particular vehicle).  That’s a long story.

Why not buy a tow dolly, you ask?  Sure you did!  Because MM does not do things the usual way.  A tow dolly is an item that has to be removed and stored somewhere when not in use, not always practical in most campgrounds.  He has one; doesn’t want to use it for this purpose.

My engineer left-brain Moho Man wanted something that could stay attached to the Moho, but yet be raised up and clamped out of the way when not in use.  Great idea!  Nothing to store in a different place.  Nothing to go and retrieve every single time you need to get on the road.  He’s about got everything all figured out, but is still perfecting the product.  Stay tuned.  Life is never dull with my guy.

This is my tired guy at a little birthday celebration for Logan yesterday.  Poor thang:

Sleeping Beauty

So, we got the guys over the cobblestones of Paris yesterday, and the Tour is now over till next July.  There are some cheap river cruise deals in France right now, so sez my personal travel agent (MM), but our calendar is a tad too busy to take advantage of them.  France just isn’t on my agenda right now.  MM will just have to get over that disappointment…and get back to work on his hitch, where he needs to be, bless his heart.  We are already booked for a cruise in September, so he can just look forward to that.

Welcome to Monday, where laundry and paperwork are definitely on my agenda, while being entertained by two hummers at the freshly-filled feeder.

Could life get any better than this?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

TBT–May 2006

 

LoganGirlsArchesNP

That’s today’s birthday boy Logan with the wee girls at Arches National Park way back in ‘06.  And Haley, the photographer, of course.  Such a beautiful, fascinating place…just in case you have never been there.  It is definitely worth visiting.

Logan is turning a special number today—that he wants to ignore.  HA.  Like that’s gonna happen!  That’s what families are for…to give you a hard time…but it’s because we love ya!

Happy, happy birthday.  And many more!

Life is good, y’all!  Get out and enjoy it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

More FFF

Low country boil

Nephew Jeff and partner Bjarne arrived Sunday evening to a very UN-Danish dinner, a low country boil.  Amy got caught adding the magic to that pile of goodness, Old Bay seasonings.  Bjarne, a great cook himself, was fascinated with the process (cooked in that big stainless steel pot on the R) and curious about the seasonings.  He was also curious about this bit of pole dancing by cuzn Brian:

Brian, Amy

He was actually doing a little electrical assistance for his sister.  Then we had a little hair braiding lesson:

hair braiding

And then we decided the chairs were a little too hard, so we moved next door to cushy chairs, and some fam photos:

Jeff, Bjarne, cuzns, us

Jeff, Bjarne, kids

The guys left yesterday morning, heading up to NC to tube at Deep Creek before going on to visit more family on their whirlwind sweep of the south.  Loved seeing them, and seeing the slideshow of their majorly remodeled summer home in Denmark.  Like in…tore down the old building and put up a new one remodeling! 

Y’all come back now, ya hear?!  Your room is ready, any time.

Life is good when surrounded by family and friends…right?  And it will be even better AFTER a root canal that is happening this morning.  Bugger to that!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Awesome friends

 

Susan, Johnnie

We enjoyed having Susan and John visit with us last weekend.  They are part of “Team Awesome” Tuesday trivia way down in WPB.  MM and John graduated from high school together, so we have a LOT of history with these two.  Love’em!

Of course we had to take them out on the lake…with grandkids in tow:

Alex, Madison couching

And at the helm:

Will, Jason

Yep.  Get these kids trained now so that they can drive the old people around in a few years.  MM and I actually enjoyed being “chauffeured,” so that we could relax and enjoy the scenery and chat with our friends.  We might get used to that!

MM has finished his bush hogging job and has gone to retrieve his equipment and bring it all back to the shop this morning.  Tonight we will definitely party with the old people—a friend is having an 80th birthday party.  We should be home by 8p, right?!

Life is definitely good here in Paradise, y’all!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Maintenance Man




Dishwasher problems are never wanted, especially three days before guests arrive. Yikes! Where's my kitchen fairy?!

Heck, I've got something better'n that. My own favorite Maintenance Man!

MM didn't need this additional chore, what with him busy bush hogging this week, but he jumped right on it.

It is not a simple keypad problem. It appears to be a motherboard problem. That sounds serious, as in the dishwasher won't be working Sunday when I need it, with the whole family being here.

We will survive. We will resort to paper and plastic to feed our crowd.

Who's coming? Nephew Jeff and Bjarne...all the way from Denmark! They had lunch with sister Carolyn yesterday and are now heading our way, visiting friends en route.

We are expecting 90 today. May the God of the A/C continue to smile on us all!

Life is good, especially now that the motherboard is on the way here!

Happy Friday, y'all!

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

TBT–Tour de GA

Brian & Lance '04

This photo is of Brian giving Lance his third place stage win at the ‘06 Tour de Georgia.  Brian and I were both on the local organizing committee to put on this race through the GA Alps.  It began on a chilly morning in Mayberry that day, and ended up at Georgia’s highest peak, Brasstown Bald.  We had a blast!  MM got to tag along for all the festivities, of course.

Brian, Sandy TdGA '06

 

Brian and I are still watching the current TdF every day…and remembering the thrill of actually BEING there for several segments of the race.  Good memories with our sweet son.

Somewhere or other, we have photos of that trip to France with Brian for the ‘03 Tour de France.  Bugger.  I need to dig a little deeper on MM’s computer to find them.

Live…love…laugh…and make some good memories!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Birthday gal!




Our Faith is having a birthday today!

We sure are glad she said YES and joined our family. Brian is a mighty lucky fella, and I'm sure he will do something special for the occasion. Or else!

Don't disappoint your mama. I raised you right!!!

Hugs to Faith from her blessed in-laws.

Life is mighty good, y'all!



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