Thursday, May 31, 2012

Where I wish I was this week

                                                               Looking for sea glass
Do you remember that old commercial where a lady is taking a bath and relaxing in a hot steamy bath and says “Calgon take me away!”


                                                               fellow sock knitter at camp
Oh please take me away back to beautiful Port Ludow hot water just a flick of a switch  fireplace great meals relaxation no cares beautiful rooms and no housework. I try to have a good attitude I try not to be a person that has to have everything perfect. I am a make do type of woman and happy that way.I am extremely patient but this week I am having a bit of a annoyed meltdown.
Today I am suppose to wait for the propane man to come and hook up some hot water. This is Day five!


                                                        See the little otter they were all over the place

Have you ever had a week where it’s just plain inconvenient. Your missing just normal happy things like hot water! This morning I woke up Hubby had gone to work opened the front room right side window so Maulie could look out . As I dressed myself I sat at the bed yawning since I had stayed up too late when I noticed a bunch a men roofing away. I scrambled to shut the door. They had a perfect shot of me dressing. Great! This week has been so inconvenient I keep wishing I was at sock camp. Between roofers that can stare into my house and yard and no hot water I guess I should get you caught up.I shouldn't brag but
First I am a saint. The saint of being patient with men. I am a little patient for my own good sometimes.

I hate propane problems. This day five of no propane which means no hot water. So I am starting to look like I crawled out of a cave. It’s a long story but bottom line there is a leak in the pipe so all the propane leaked out and I am right in the middle of having a meltdown with the propane company. All it took was the second propane man to pressure check the tank after he had filled it and see there was a leak. So there is a full tank of propane in our yard and we can't use it.I am sitting here waiting for the third propane man to come and the call from the propane billing girl.

Since It’s our pipe it went thru the meter so I am fighting with them since my hubby had called them out once before smelling gas and then we got this huge bill. I am so mad and I am not a crazy lady when talking to people but this is so unfair. It So Hubby will be digging a new trench line.That will be a fun time! So today were getting a temporary fix so we will have wonderful hot water. I will be feeling a lot calmer and a lot cleaner. Oh and to add to more inconvenience I have these diving parent birds that built a nest and are constantly diving at Maulie and me. What happened to my peaceful world. Calgon take me away! 

                                                               Take me back to exploring a waterfall

                                                    walking along the water

I loved these trees

                                                      walking in the woods......
Update, I now have no water.Lol Hubby hit the water line while making the trench for the new propane line.
I didn't believe him until he showed me the geyser of water when he turned the water on at the street.
I can only laugh...

Today everything is fixed and all is right with the world. Hot shower here I come!
I also was able to get my new rug ready to be hooked.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A little bit of this and that

                                                                  Cedros garden nursery

                                                         I love the way they trained the lavatera

                                        My friend Linda's garden with drought tolerant plants

I am so behind in posting pictures of what I have been doing lately. So I am just going to blurt out in pictures gardens, Country Loft rug hooking and  my day running around at nurseries and this and that.

I am getting ready to do another rug and frankly I just can’t make up my mind now. I wish I could hook a rug where I don’t hook and rehook. So I might just use a pattern that I have already and adapt it. Then I just have to gather my wools and hook.

                                                          A Pacific Beach nursery

                                        A gift that Michele made for her mom for Mothers Day

                                                          Such good needlework

                      This is the newest sew for a cure donation from the Cheri Payne Fan group

                                                         This is a Cheri Payne pattern

                                                            an old hooked rug

                                                                     Jan's hooked purse

                                                                  What to do


                                                            Nursery pictures

  On Saturday I went with my girlfriend Linda to two nurseries
I took some pictures of her garden.
We drove all over the coast
Had lunch in beautiful La Jolla.
I had wanted to see the seals
 but there was no where to park.
I took some pictures at Fort Rosecrans
We went to an estate sale and a farmers market all
this in one day.Whew!

It was a lot to do in one day but it was enjoyable.

                             Baby Jacks first birthday is May 28th so he went to Disneyland and enjoyed some cake
                                                                His birthday party will be on Saturday
                                                        Wow! Time flys

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial day and what it means to me

 I took these photos today at Fort Rosecrans
Boy scouts troops place American Flags for each grave site


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Port Gamble and the Walker Ames House

                                                        This is a beautiful home that is supposely haunted
Port Gamble Washington

This little town is a designated a Historic town it’s a small town but interesting .  Port Gamble has been in movies such as Zombies of Mass Destruction. I don't have it on my radar to watch but that would have been a funny site to see Zombies walking down this picturesque little town. The population of Port gamble is about nine hundred people.It seems like the downtown is just a couple of blocks and then it's over.

Port Gamble has also several paranormal events each year. Supposedly one of the most haunted homes in the Pacific northwest is the Walker Ames house

There is a story that a spirit lives there and does not like women. The little boy spirit was rumored to be mentally ill.
Poor little boy was locked in a closet by his family because they didn’t know quite how to care for him. I could have thought a few other ways but that’s just me.
 Such a sad story so apparently he pulls women’s hair. There is also a story that someone was at the general store and saw a woman’s face peering out of the window with a child. You can check out all sorts of sites about the house on the internet where people have investigated ghosts at the Walker Ames house.

There are such cute shops and a sea shell museum upstairs in a general store. It is such a pretty little town to shop and explore.

                                 It's hard taking a pictures while your driving out of town

General store and sea shell museum

Walker Ames house

Sea shell museum

shells and more shells