Todays adventures.. camping day 2

Pup was up at 6 am this morning. So we all got up. Got breakfast and went on a short hike. image

Then we went to the cheese factory to buy gouda.. but its closed. ūüė¶ Has signs all over building temporarily closed.

We drove around up in the mountains and looked around. Went to a overlook over a lake and ate our picnic lunch.

Then we headed back to campground and kids went to play tennis.

Camping day 1

Traffic wasn’t too bad on way out to desert today. Today we went out to lunch at a place called Yellow Basket. Its american food. I got a BLT.

The boys and my hubby got burgers.  We ate in the truck as we had Waffles the wonder pup with us.

We then drove down dirt roads to look around. Ill post a video of that adventure.

Now were at campground. And my son (the autistic) one. Is baaa ing and meowing out the window of the trailer?!!! I don’t know what that’s all about.¬†



What happens in the garage should stay in the garage..

My favorite part of my home. Is the garage. I long to be allowed to go out and spend a whole day in it. With no babysitter!

You see this problem started almost 19 years ago now. Sheesh you make one mistake. And your out!

The garage is a place that holds secrets. It has hidden toys in it. an Air compressor for instance makes blowing up pool toys a blast! Literally! There were pieces of that raft hanging from the rafters, shelves, bikes and cubbards when I got done.

Or you can blow out your vacuum filter. Just make sure you take it outside! Don’t do it in the garage Like I did. What a mess.

I would have probably never got caught. Except I forgot to switch the compressor¬† off.. it kicked on at 2 am to refill the tank. Well if that wasn’t enough to scare you to death I dont know what is. Then I had to fabricate a story of how that got turned on.

I’ve over the years found a buffer which I waxed my van at the time with. My yellow shirt, washing machine, garage floor and one wall were sprayed in green wax by the time I was done. Van looked good though.

I’ve found a cool sander that I used on the window sills. Lost a finger nail on that toy.

There are huge wrenches I’ve tried to pick up and hold and take a pic of me holding. Those make a loud racket when you drop them. And they hurt. Squashed my baby toe with one.

There are lots of chemicals out there.. I’ve sprayed painted, used goof off, and used mineral spirits all while having garage door closed and dryer running. That makes for some stinky clothing when its dry!

I’ve gotten my fingers stuck in my car door, knocked my self senseless on door jam, and flew across garage after leaving news papers outside the door and coming inside only to open the¬† door and step on them on my way into the garage¬† and slide across the garage. That hurt for weeks.

I’ve yanked on items I’ve wanted to see only to have stuff collapse all over the place.

It’s funny, nothing bad ever seems to happen in the house, only in the garage.¬† The buffer was missing for last 3 years. I found it a couple months ago. And taught my kids how to use it. LOL oldest child did great. Youngest just Like his mama had a good spray of¬† wax going. We waxed truck and car that week. Haven’t seen buffer since….

Over this last summer we painted the exterior of the house. Everything I needed was in back yard. Yes thats right. Hubby kept it all outside just to keep me out of garage!

Maybe one day ill be allowed in the garage again without a baby sitter…

What a day!

What a day, the boys and I decided to take the pup to a park near by. One without bushes so we could see what other animals were there. Well we were there for 5 minutes when I hear the sound of a leash dragging on the concrete.

I look up, my kids and pup are about 30 feet from me. And a large dog is barking and growling running right at my family. My boys are oblivious to the problem. I yell PICK UP THE PUPPY!!!! My son snaps into action, grabs pup. Big dog tries to snap at pup as son lifts her up. Other son gets in front on my other child and pup. The other dogs owner looks at us like we have a problem?! Then he walks off with his large dog dragging its leash.

Needless to say I made a call and the man got a ticket for an unleashed dog.

We then left the park, puppy was scared, and shaking, and I no longer felt she was safe there. Didn’t want to wait for next fool to have a unleashed dog.¬† So instead we took her to harbor and walked her around there. The boys looked at boats, pup was safe all was good. Was a good day in the end!

Thanks for reading!