For those who did not know, Bill and Summer are expecting in the middle of October. Friday they found out it is a girl! We are as excited as a puppy with two tails. Bill and Summer both will be exceptional parents. They both have the hearts and skills to raise great children. Linda and Summer spent Friday afternoon buying fabric for comforters and receiving blankets. They were like kids in a candy store. The excitement was palpable! Linda will be sewing this week I am sure. Friday evening we went to supper with Bill, Summer, Theresa and Lloyd (Summer’s mom and husband) to celebrate the wonderful news. All of us are very happy!
Last night was cold by our standards. The low was 26. Today is going to be warmer and the wind of the last few days is dying down. Overall the weather here has been near perfect. Highs in the 70;s and 80;s and lows in the 50;s. Clear blue skies, pine trees and mountains, what more could a person ask!
This morning we were entertained by a young couple who had parked next to us late last night. They have a brand new, obviously expensive, motor home. This morning he went out and disconnected the power cable and started the generator. It took a while, he couldn’t figure out how to open the doors to the generator. Finally he got it started and went inside to start the diesel engine. While the engine was warming up and the air pressure building he lowered the chassis unit. Then he didn’t have enough air pressure to raise it again. He did finally find how to raise the jacks that support the bus while camped, then eventually got the chassis raised again. After about ten minutes of fiddling with the controls on the dashboard he turned off the generator (never did decide why he started it), put on his seat belt and started out. We sure hope he learns how to run everything before he ruins something. It looked to me that the rig was in the $400,000 price range. We all have to learn the ropes but that is a lot of money to practice on!
Farewell for now my friends. I posted some cartoons and thoughts about Memorial Day on my alternative website: Cowboy Politics if you are interested.