Last night it was cold enough that we built our first fire. Darn it . . I forgot to get marshmallows to roast. The gas lighter was still on but I was ready to sit down and enjoy the fire myself so I took a picture before the fire really got going. Notice it’s dark outside and all our blinds are open! I knew we’d never close them here. The TV is not staying there so don’t even think it is!
Four more days til our sofa and beds get moved over here. You can imagine how happy I will be to have a real bed and have a dresser and a comfy place to sit while I knit.
Yesterday just at dusk, I was cooking and Vince was doing something and Speck started barking and barking. I looked up and there was a car way down the driveway but Speck was sitting in the chair looking out the window and I guess he’s already gotten used to the solitude. It was the guy we bought the place from and he still owns the big ranch house that’s for sale. He had come over to put the covers on the outside water faucets at the big house. They are the nicest people! I had talked to his daughter about getting a deer stand for Vince for Christmas and she had mentioned it to her dad. He has a nice stand that he left in our implement shed and he called me aside and asked if I had bought a deer stand yet. I told him no and he said “Come see this one!” He took me back there and we looked at it. He showed me how it all works and said he’d give it to Vince and I could get Vince something else for Christmas. How nice is that? The guy has a foundation for needy children where they give scholarships for college and they give a lot of food baskets at Thanksgiving. In the spring they have a big golf tournament and an auction to raise money for the foundation and I told him I would donate a quilt in exchange for the deer blind .. though I know the quilt will not start to bring in anywhere near as much as the deer blind cost.
We took him out and showed him what we had done in the shop. He liked it but he kept shaking his head and saying “You took HALF the shop!” You never know what someone thinks .. even though it’s no longer HIS shop . . he built it and had big plans about what he was going to do out there. I remember how aggravated I was when the folks in Lake Charles painted my purple house a different color. So, he’s seen it and I’m sure he went and told his wife “You won’t believe what they did to the shop!” and I’m betting she comes by this afternoon or tomorrow to look at it.
Back to my sewing . . I have packages to finish, you know!