Category Archives: friends

oktoberfest, 2021

Saturday was the most rain we’d had in one day since January 12. At least, that was what the Spokane weatherman said on his broadcast Saturday night. We needed it. Desperately. But it certainly put a damper on the annual … Continue reading

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odds and ends at the end of august

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fires and smoke–it must be august

Unfortunately the fires began about a month ago, after multiple lightning strikes. “Dry lightning” is absolutely terrifying. And rightly so. Neighbors to the west are on a “Ready, Set, Go” alert. Smoke hangs over the lake. We are sleeping with … Continue reading

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four boys and a lake

Is there anything better than a holiday weekend with sunshine, water and the arrival of the grandchildren next door? These four swam and played and jumped and laughed and hollered for four days. Their energy was astounding. They had so … Continue reading

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ready for the apocalypse

A few weeks ago Dancing Mandolin Player asked a bunch of us if we would want to go to a Dutch Oven Cooking Class. Of course we said yes.  Gardens had been planted.  Company not arriving yet.  Summer weather was … Continue reading

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the pantry is calling and i must go

When Dancing Mandolin Player asked if I wanted to go to the Pantry and pick out a pie, of course I say YES! And so we did.  Mixed Berry, to be exact. And then we sat down and shared a … Continue reading

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another holiday bites the dust

Covid strikes again. I type this with a weary sigh.  For thirty-two years we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving with our family, family friends and extended family members.  For the past two years we’ve had four generations gathered around the four tables. I … Continue reading

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where there’s a will…

We arrived here at the lake in early June, amidst the cool weather and plenty of clouds.  And Covid.  Naturally everyone was afraid of the virus, so we were careful to quarantine for two weeks after our flights from back … Continue reading

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going to town

Yesterday was a mental health day.  It started out with a visit to see the physical therapist, who was unusually chatty and cheerful as she stuck needles in my hip.  She wants the recipe for my pork tenderloin balsamic glaze. … Continue reading

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witching

Banjo Man’s super power is water witching.  Here he is busy calculating the depth of Barb and Rod’s mystery well.  It took a while to find the well, but a good time was had by all in the process.  Rod … Continue reading

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