Sunday, September 22, 2013

I need to clarify something - big blue was dinged up but the new truck is not.  It is in perfect shape.  I got my sentence turned around.  If you read my entry you will understand. 


Saturday, September 21, 2013

 Chemmy and Yuma eating their supper.  Yuma thought I was going to try to catch them I think.  Chemmy looks like I dare you to take our supper.  All I wanted was a picture of them together.
 If you are on my Face Book you have seen this picture.  It is probably my favorite picture ever of Sage and I.  Julie at Columbia River Equine Center/Tack Store in Irrigon, Oregon took it while I was visiting and riding Sage.  She just did awesome.  I was a little nervous at first but not Sage.  She just walked along like the awesome horse that she is.  I can't wait to get her home.  Our big blue truck died this week and we had to buy another one because we must have a truck.  Now we can go get her.  I can not wait.
 Our Grandson is #8.  He plays on the 9th grade team and does a spectacular job on special teams.  Seth is a good boy and we are proud of him.
The full moon Thursday night.  I was driving home from Seth's game and could not help but stop and take a picture.  It made it just about as bright as day.

Besides the death of Big Blue this week was pretty uneventful.  We knew something was wrong but it was really really wrong.  The transmission, shocks, the entire front end and it will cost more to fix it than what we paid for the new one.   It is really beat up too.  Used hard and put away wet as the saying goes.  

Monday, September 16, 2013

Last week I made a 2 day trip to Irrigon, Oregon to visit Sage and to ride her.  My friend Julie owns and operates Columbia River Equine Center and Tack Store.  Suzanne is her trainer and assistant.  Suzanne has been riding Sage in the round pen, arena and on trails.  Fortunately the Equine Center is on the Columbia River and there are miles of trails to ride along the river.  In sage brush, sand, Russian Olive trees.  She loves to go in the water, she goes up steep little hills and down.  I am so proud of her and of me too. 

I was in the middle of writing this last night when the storm hit with a vengeance.  First came the wind - 60 plus mph with dust.  That was awful.  The came the rain, lightening and thunder.  It did not last long but we lost power for a little while.  We don't usually but that is what happened before the wind even got here.  I just turned the computer off and went to find matches to light candles.  But then the power came back on so we could watch the end of the Seahawks football game. 

Please keep our 22 year old granddaughter in your thoughts/prayers or what you do.  Nothing I want to go in to publicly but she needs all the thoughts and prayers she can get.

Have seen more high school football this month since I was in high school.  With 2 grandsons playing, we have been trying to get to their games.  Ryan is on Jr. Varsity and he suits up for the varsity games, Seth plays 9th grade.  The JV won tonight.  I was proud of them.  The metal bleachers get pretty hard on the bum though.

FINALLY the pump is repaired.  We have been using a hose stretched from Katie's.  Now we have water pressure again.  Drippy showers have been aggravating. 

Blessings to you all,


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Top picture - Mariah riding Raven.  A sweet girl riding on her l5th. birthday.  She had fun even if Pepper tried to buck her off when she was going to ride him.

Bob took the saddle off Pepper and then they had a little work out.  He tried to buck with Bob a couple of times but he snapped him out of that little idea.

All in all, one of our best days this summer.

I still am working on getting yard sale stuff together.  It is a chore.  I won't happen this weekend but maybe next. 

A rip roaring thunder and lightening storm is approaching and I am getting off of here and turn it off.  We may lose power, it is starting to flicker.  So night all -



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kailee Suender riding Wrangler. 
Tried to load more pictures of her sister and others but..... maybe tomorrow night.

Kailee is a blessing.  She showed up today to clean stalls and to help with some other things.  What a blessing that young lady is.

Yesterday I got stung and it turned into a massive red, swollen itchy arm.  I called the doctor and he asked me to come in.  He put me on a short term steroid dose.  It hasn't started working yet. 

Kailee's father is our Worship Pastor at church and their whole family came out and we had the best of times with them all.  The kids rode the horses and Lisa (mom) fell in love with Peanut Butter.  Wish she had a place for him, I would give him to her.  She was raised on a farm and I think she misses it.  She is a dear friend.

I am counting the days until I get to ride Sage.  A week from today I will be off to spend 2 days with her.

I told a friend on her blog that I would give my left arm for her time at the beach - that is the one with the sting on it.  That is how i feel about my arm.