I left a very important bag at the camper last Sunday!
Important to me, at least, and Louis Dean knew how much it would mean to me to go back and get it.
My needlework. My book. My scissors. My JOURNAL.
That's what did it. My JOURNAL!
Going to the camper is usually MY idea but this time it was HIS!
Our truck was in the shop so we drove in the rain in our CAR!
Louis Dean and his son had to carry all of our stuff up from the gate where we left our car.
In the rain. It rained a lot! Every day.
We used these extra bonus days on the ranch to really and truly rest and relax.
We went to bed early the first night - as in 10:00! We didn't get up until 10:00 the next morning!
We sipped coffee on the deck watching the weather and the neighbor's cows.
Maddie came to visit us every morning while we had coffee and every evening when we poured our wine.
She seems happy and content to be a farm cat.
However, she remembered us and sat in our lap and enjoyed being petted, fed and made over.
Maddie, the birds, the neighbor's cows and Dean's horses are all the critters we saw on this visit.
We never left our camping area. It gets muddy when it rains at the ranch.
Plans are in the making for improving the road and parking places.
Still, it's kind of a thrill to think - CAN we get out???
Of course, Louis Dean's son can nearly ALWAYS get out!
That's because he LIVES there and knows how to drive in the mud!
So, how did we spend our time in the camper or on our deck for three days?
Triominoes, out loud reading of Robert Fulghum's book - It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It!
I grilled in the rain and we ate well for every meal.
Of course, we only eat two meals a day.
We watched the rain.
It's fascinating to simply sit and watch the rain.
We went to bed early every single night.
We did watch some LOST Season 4 in the afternoons.
Not too much to see other than what is around our camper.
This is Sherry and Dean's daughter, Crystal's, a classic 1964 Ford Ranchero and she is making plans to restore it.
I took a photo before it leaves.
Here's a couple their friend, David, took.
It will be stunning when they restore it!
It rained every day and every night we were there. Except for last night.
We decided to take advantage of the break in the clouds and pack up for home.
MORE rain - EXCESSIVE rain is in the forecast for coming days.
Louis Dean carried three loads up by himself and then Dean helped us get the last of our stuff up to the gate. I followed them so I could take a photo. I also carried my purse......all by myself.
My two Dean's!!!
I absolutely LOVE being married to Louis Dean and I absolutely LOVE having Dean as my step son!!! Back when we first married, I was calling him my son in law until he sweetly and gently told me that since I am married to his daddy - that makes me his step mom!
And a PROUD one I am!!!
Dean got us out of the gate and I drove us on home - having to pull over and STOP due to the heavy rains that totally blinded me - for a little while.
We arrived and our custom is - HE unloads and I put up!
Laundry started, food stored away, bags emptied.
I never stop until everything is back to normal.
I admit to fluffing up the dining room a little bit.
While Summer and I were in Mart on our Mother/Daughter Camper Adventure, I bought two sets of napkin rings. I put these on the table settings and then decided.......
to put the ones I WAS using on the necks of the wine bottles and the candles.....
I am itching to get my fall things down from the attic while temps are on the cooler side for Texas!
My friend, Linda at Two Fixer Uppers, tells me that they are experiencing TRIPLE digit heat up in Oregon! That's just crazy!
It's still raining and I am winding up this journal entry tonight.
We paused to listen to George Jones since Wild Irish Rose.
Louis Dean LOVES music....and the stock market.....and Fox News......