Louis Dean is my knight in shining armor!!
He is the most wonderful man I have ever known!
Kindness, gentleness, patience and long suffering, goodness and just plain sweetness are a few of his wonderful attributes!
We went over on Friday evening to help get ready for Saturday!
It was a group effort!
Normally you would be served simple sandwiches or perhaps order a pizza at a time like this!
Not so with Amber!
She served up a gourmet type meal right there in the garage!!
The kids are surrounded with all the toys and clothes from their infancy and toddler years!
Now they are 'Big Kids' as everyone knows!!!!
Saturday dawned with thunder and rain but it went away fairly quickly!
The sale was OFF and then it was ON!!
LD came over to help me with the kids! (I had spent the night.)
Garage sales mean lots of people and cars coming and going.
We didn't want the kids to feel like they were missing out on anything so while their mommy and dada worked, WE went on a little walk. Children find a million ways to entertain themselves!
We let them walk through the garage sale site for a minute and then Granddad called, "Time for a Paw Patrol!!"
He has the patience of Job and will watch cartoons right along with them!
They crowd around him like he's a movie star! Can you see how he makes contact with all of them?
While Kailey and Harrison are pressed up close to him and Trystan is right beside him, he is holding onto little Logan's feet!
He has ALWAYS been a hands on kinda Granddad!!!
Here he is multitasking back in the summer of 2012!!
And yet he made sure each baby got special time.
No wonder these quads love him so!!
He's been there for them since before they were born!
I suppose that's what has caused them to bond so strongly!
We all took naps together after lunch - Louis Dean slept on the floor in Kailey and Harrison's room while I slept with Logan and Trystan.
After they woke up, I would take two outside for a little while.....
because they just wanted to see what was going on.
Then they found dirt and everyone knows how children love DIRT!
I took my two in and Louis Dean brought out his two.
It 'takes a village' kind of thing!
Kailey and I cuddled a little bit!
The garage sale was over and we headed home.
I was pretty tired and a flareup from my old enemy - the dreaded UTI - caused me to start taking all the herbal remedies I had for it as well as trusted AZO.
I can't have surgery on Thursday if I'm on antibiotics and I really do NOT want to reschedule the surgery! So I was a bit stressed and not feeling well AT ALL!
Louis Dean and I were spending a few minutes together out in the gazebo and I had thoughtlessly left the kitchen French doors open.
We heard a crash and breaking of glass!
The POSSUM had come in and was climbing around like he owned the place!!
I found him sitting on my kitchen counter right beside my planner!
He scurried over and hid behind the bread box with only his tail sticking out!
I was in no mood to be fooled with so I grabbed him by the tail and hauled him outside flinging him into the bushes along the fence!
Then I went to BED!
I was pretty sick last night and stayed in bed until nearly 3:00 this afternoon.
The herbal mixture I'm taking has:
Horsetail (aerial part of plant)
Sassafras Root Bark
Uva Ursi Leaf
This has helped me in the past when I had no insurance and could not afford to go to the doctor and it is helping me once again.
I'll be resting a lot before I have the procedure done on Thursday and not working is not easy for me!
Louis Dean went to church without me this morning.
I missed going, especially since the quads were singing in the service and Rayne was there as well.
I won't get to see her over the summer so I am hoping to do a lot of Facetime with her while she is away!
Louis Dean went to the grocery store on his way home and then made a really good salad for our lunch complete with diced ham! I love having a ham in the fridge! In the morning he's going to fix scrambled eggs with diced pieces of ham in them!
I have puttered a bit, rested a lot and watched HIM work!
He had the electricity done but needed to put it in conduit and then bury the line.
This guy is amazing!!
By 'wine-thirty' it was a done deal!!!
The gazebo is now finished!!
He is enjoying the fruits of his labor!!!
What all do we have in here???
A chandelier, two rocking chairs, two 'favorite' chairs, a large coffee table, a mini fridge, microwave, two lamps, an end table, a nice large table for dining or projects, baskets holding treasures, books and necessities, and two wooden folding tables and other sundry items!! PLUS, I have a water faucet over behind LD's chair!!
My blogging spot for tonight!
Closing out this weekend and preparing for the week ahead!
It's always an adventure!