Category Archives: family

miss lillie, andrea and peaches

Yesterday I peeled 40+ peaches.  Today I will most likely do another 30, but I’m not sure.  I just put up three batches of apricot jam this morning and I’m pretty happy to be out of the kitchen, so peach-peeling … Continue reading

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the brothers’ latest project

This was a familiar scene from the upper balcony.  I checked on them once in a while and they were always hard at work despite the smoky air. First project:  building a kayak stand. Second project:   cleaning out the storage … Continue reading

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cool air is here

We have a break from the smoke this morning.  It’s a breezy, cloudy day and 62 degrees.  We’ve opened all of the windows. Ahhhh……fresh air! I’ve used some of the indoor smoke time to cut out pieces for a new … Continue reading

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touristy day in town

Saturday was a big day for Sandpoint (as is today).  So much going on!  This year I was bound and determined to do it all, so I hustled Banjo Man out of the house at 8:45 in order to get … Continue reading

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heat wave

It was 102 here in my little town yesterday afternoon. I didn’t know it.  I was on the dock reading.  I’ve discovered a new author, Maddie Dawson, who writes unlikely romances with lots of wonderfully quirky characters.  I’m keeping things … Continue reading

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when your uncle is in town

…this is what you do. Last month Uncle Will arrived for eight days of swimming, games, squirt gun fights, teasing and fishing. There was some success in the fishing department. They threw it back and hope to catch it again … Continue reading

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banjo man’s new baby

Happy Birthday, Banjo Man! This is the new member of our musical instrument collection:  a plectrum banjo.  It’s a beautiful vintage instrument and is exactly what Banjo Man has been searching for.  It came from that hotbed of banjo players:  … Continue reading

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pure joy

Do you remember the summer when you were old enough–and brave enough–to take that first leap off the dock (or the diving board or, in my case, the float? It’s big.  Really big. And this summer was the Funny Grandson’s  … Continue reading

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still moping

Yes, Banjo Man and I are still moping around wishing the Funny Grandson and his parents and his uncle were back at the lake with us. We’re trying to rally. In fact, one of the Montana Kathy’s is coming over … Continue reading

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return to blogging

I can’t believe it has been almost a month since I’ve posted anything on the blog. And I have so much to say!!! The reason I’ve been silent?  Well, the Funny Grandson has been here since June 23 and I … Continue reading

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