Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

Hey-Happy 4th of July. Nice day here, a bit hot, but nice.

I have had an interesting week. Starting with the knocking down and loading up of my yarn/fabric display bins.

Here’s what they looked like at Kristen’s-

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And today, here’s what they look like at my house-


Thanks Dave. He did all this himself whilst I was out running in the hot hot sun with Cathy. Didn’t help that I was a bit dehydrated from the weekend……

And the wooden bins that were there are now behind the desk. I think it looks pretty sharp.


Yeltsie thinks so too. (She is sitting on the cat spot that is too small for Jack to even fit his big toe on-so dainty is she).

I took the wire displays apart in a couple of days. I left a little early on Friday and I ended up knocking a little bit of it down outside where it was triple digits. Triple. The dew point must have been somewhere around 70. The air was thick and it was hot.

DSC00915 Late in the day…..

Thursday night we went to Thursday’s on First, and it was hot that night too. Not as hot as Friday, but hot enough to make me sweat and want to leave. I seriously debated a nice cooling Margarita, but I knew a weekend full of beer was coming and couldn’t start on Thursday.


The garden likes the weather, as long as I am out there watering.


Peppers, squash, and tomatoes.

The wildflower garden is coming along nicely too

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Here’s a little daisies in the wind….


So, usually along with triple digits comes a storm, and after dark we had quite the rain and lightening, which cooled things off considerably.

Enough so that Saturday we set off to Melrose, WI for Meldefest 2011. I sort of like Meldepalooza better. But either way, we set off with days worth of supplies and the dogs, stopped for New Glarus beer, and made our way over.


This is Meldefest Central on Saturday afternoon.


We set up our tent on the hill on a nice flat spot. (That’s Dave’s rear end-sorry….)

And Dave settled in to relax.

DSC00944 He loves a good relaxing sit outside.

The whole time I was there I couldn’t help but think-Where is Laura when you need her-because check this out-

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And that’s just a few examples-

If you ask me the adults were seriously outnumbered


I didn’t get a picture of all the tween girls-there was a gaggle of them but they were elusive.

Here’s Sophie and Scout-or is it Skeeter?


And my brother-in-law Tom, who’s property it was, having a deep conversation with Sam on Sunday AM.


Dave chaperoned a group on a “hayride”. The gaggle of girls went along. I see that Dave has a pretty fierce grip on that beer.

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This is the morning view from our tent.


And Trixie taking in the new day


The view from the skylight and the window-fabulous

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We took a little walk to check out the sights.

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Trixie went down the road


Oh, she’s down there, the little dot in the road rut.

I tried to get Dave to take a picture of me and the baby.

First he did the 20 minute get ready to take the picture. By the time he takes it I’m like, seriously?


Then I tried to get him to take a picture of me, Sophie, the dog and the baby.

It was a bit blurry, so I had to sharpen.


Then I took my own picture of the baby. She wasn’t really interested.


And then we sat some more, ate some more, and came home. The dogs were exhausted.

And Chat was waiting patiently.


Happy Fourth of July.

As always, be sure to click on pictures to make them bigger and easier to view.

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