Monday, October 6, 2008

Dad did it...so can I!

We have the Bell clan arriving this week, Dick's siblings/spouses and a cuzn, so this is a good opportunity to get some of those dreaded honey-dos done, right? Those high windows on the deck have been a perfect spot for spiders to weave their webs. I know it is getting close to Halloween, but they were not a pretty sight. Dick and Jason hauled the tall ladder through the house and placed it on the deck. Dick climbed up and knocked away all the collective critters, but hadn't gotten around to taking the ladder down yet. Enter curious Parker, who climbed all the way to the top...

....didn't find a thing of interest to a little kitty cat...
...so back down the ladder he came...with coaxing from Dad in the recliner...
Whew! That sure wasn't worth all that effort!
And speaking of cuzns, I just learned that my cuzn Pat from the Redding clan reads my blog every day. Who knew??? Hi, Pat. Give Aunt Nene a big hug from me. That sweet lady turned 97 this past July. She got a hug-in-a-card from me recently, as did her younger sister, who *yikes* turns 88 next week! Needless to say, she'll get a birthday card! These two ladies are all that remain of the 10 kids. We'll lose a lot of history when they pass on.

I visited Aunt Eloise several years ago and she showed me lots of old family photos that she has kept. She even graciously let me take them with me to have copies made. I actually need to scan them into my computer first before placing them in a scrapbook, which is where they will eventually go. That way, I can place the scanned album online for the rest of the family to view. Or ignore. But at least they will be preserved and available. Haley and I have done some scanning of old Bell photos...and I need to get back on that *massive* project! So much to do; so little time! I know, it would help if we would stay home...then I could get more of these projects done:-) All in due time.

Create memories and preserve them. They are precious. Life is good! Happy Monday...

7 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

LOL @ Parker Kitty...My boyfriend...

Dick looks like he's doing some serious ummmmm....coaxing... is that cake?

Have fun with the family!

Brian said...

I would expect that from Missy. But old Parker? My Nemo is swatting a dead cockroach now, that's more her speed. I guess I should go deposit it in the trash now, and spray for bugs.

chunkygal said...

A black cat on top of a ladder is that an omen?

the donG said...

i really like that line "create memories and preserve them".

Flip Flop Floozie said...

WE used to have a cat that would climb a ladder every time Mike got it out!! He just loved to do it and then he would also climb up on the roof with whomever was up there..what a cat!! We loved him so much!! He was 16 when he died!! How is the weather up there? WE will be there this weekend and I was wondering what kind of weather we would be having..ARe the trees turning? I sure hope so..Sandy

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Well Parker had to see what dad was doing didn't he? I'm thinking so. How cute that you actually got shots of him on the ladder.

You are so right about cherishing those photographs. Time passes so quickly.

Have a great day. Big hug honey. :)

Joy said...

I agree about preserving those memories. I need to get busy on the photos I got my dad to identify for me. Better Parker than me on that ladder! :-)
Weather is gorgeous, fff, we're forecast for highs in the 70's over the weekend. Maybe we'll get some rain on Weds/Thurs! HOPE, HOPE!
Hugs...