Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring "to-do" list started.

Beautiful weather this weekend and we decided to take advantage of it and start on our Spring to-do list. We got out the paint supplies and started painting our garage to match our house. Last year we just ran out of time, leaving a caramel-colored house with a lt. yellow garage.

We have several other "big" projects we want to get completed before summer comes and the grandchildren arrive. We need to replace the garage side door, put in another arbor, put in new front steps and sidewalk also. It will take nice, sunny weather for all of them.

Last year, we had numerous people stop and compliment the paint change and asking for the paint color. I am taking that as a sign of approval. Granted, there are those who lamented over not seeing our sunny, light yellow house. Ah well, can't please everyone all the time.

Fast and Furious

No, I don't mean the movie. Over Easter weekend we visited our daughter and our youngest grandchild in St. Louis. In the first 30 minutes, we experienced our first serious case of road rage. Taking the left leg of a "y" exit, I saw the white truck first, zooming up on my side, the passenger side, parallel to us. One second, nothing was on right, the next second the white truck was next to me.

The truck began coming over the white line into our lane. We've all seen that happen and have probably done it ourselves. I figured it would just gravitate back into its own lane once the driver noticed the situtation.

However, this truck kept coming over into our lane to the point that there was only 6 inches between us. I screamed, alerting Micheal, who seeing the situtation, began moving over to the left to avoid a crash. The truck kept coming over further. Mike then accelerated, hoping to pull ahead of the truck. The truck kept pace with us and coming further into our lane. At this point he was about 2 feet into our lane.

There was a highway below us and it seemed a crash was evident. Either from the truck actually hitting us or us going into the highway below. Then suddenly, the driver gave us the finger, jerked his steering wheel suddenly and went into the right "y" of the exit, weaving back and forth from the force.

Shaken, for the next hour we attempted to figure out why the driver did this. We couldn't think of a point where we had gone into his lane or cut him off accidentally. No clue. We just considered ourselves protected by God.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Daffodils in Snow?

It sure looks like it from the weather forecasts given last night. My daffodils are ready to bloom too.

After visiting my grandson's, Nathan and Benjamin, for their birthdays in Florida, I was more than ready to come home to some warm weather. Let me clarify that...warm weather that stays. The temperatures were always in the 80's and was a welcome respite from the cold weather in Indiana.

We had a great time going to the ocean and using a boogey board for the first time. I wiped out, unfortunately. A storm system was coming in and the waves would get as high as 6 ft. By the time they got to us, they were maybe 4-5 ft. high. We got a sunburn to remember Florida by. During the weekend the boys got to go golfing with grandpa to try out the new junior golf sets we gave them. It was a wonderful trip! We actually got to watch Nathan play in a soccer game for the first time! Naturally, I took pictures.