Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Pumpkin Update

... can you spot the little boy helping Mommy out?

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

Too Close to Home


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Last night there was a fire, a mere 0.4 mile away.

It was about midnight, and I was still doing a bit of work on the computer when I heard a siren blasting across the front of our property.  I step outside a few minutes later, and there is the smell of smoke in the the air.

The hubs and I walk to the back of the property, and look towards where the wind is blowing from, and we see smoke.  And then, an 18-wheeler type fire vehicle drives past our front towards the fire, and we're freaking out a little bit more.

With the drought and things being so dry, and us living out here in the country with very flamable stuff all around us, the hubs decides to take a short drive down to see what the situation was.

He came back a few minutes later and said that he had spoken to a Deputy who happened to live next door to the house that caught fire, and he had called the emergency in, and that it would appear that the fire department had it under control.

This morning, we find out that the house was unoccupied at the time, and I am thankful for that.

But I can do without any more fire drama.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Big Country Balloon Fest

This year's balloon fest has come and gone, and it is almost a certainty that we are jinxed when it comes to watching Balloon Glows.  If it isn't one thing, then it's the next.

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This year, it got rained out on the night that we went.   It didn't rain where we lived, but it did right where the balloons were.

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And no, big noisy fire blasts are not quite the same thing.


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However, the little boy got to go on bouncy castles, and so he had a blast.  We bought one of those "unlimited turns" bracelets for him, and so he got to go again and again till he was totally exhausted.  Also, it started drizzling/raining while we were out at the bouncy castles, turning them into slip-n-slides.  What child wouldn't go crazy with THAT?

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Also, because of the rain/drizzle, there was a much smaller crowd than other years, and so the little boy didn't hardly have to wait in line on any of the bouncy slides/castles, which was fortunate.

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He didn't even mind sitting on newspapers in his car seat on his way home :)

( read : "Mummy, I can hardly feel them!" )

Needless to say, it wasn't difficult to get him asleep that night. :)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Super Harvest Blood Moon

 photo 1-001_zpsqxdxh711.jpgWe stayed up with the little boy watching the SUPER.HARVEST.BLOOD.MOON.  Yes, it was quite epic and hence needed its own epic fontedness. :)

The hubs got out the chairs and binoculars, and we settled down to watch the eclipse, starting from when it was about halfway covered up.

I have to say, it got quite chilly outside, considering we are still having above normal temperatures, and apparently the little boy felt a little cool-ish too, so Daddy had to go in and get a jacket at some point.

We didn't have super equipment or anything, but it was still satisfying.

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We waited the slightly-over-an-hour until the moon started lighting up on the other side again, coming out of the eclipse, before we brought the little boy in to go to bed.

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See you in 2033 !

Wednesday, September 23, 2015