Life in Washington - November 2005
This Fall has been extremely busy with the construction of our house,
Becca's parents' house, and a visit from Jimmie's son, daughter-in-law
and four grandkids. Much of September was spent getting our house
put together, packing up the rental house and moving everybody out to
the ranch. Unfortunately, we were unable to get electricity to our
house, so we (Jimmie and Becca) shared the 30+ year old double wide
trailer already on the property with Becca's parents, brother, two dogs
and a cat! Crowded is an understatement! At night we came
down to our house and used flashlights and battery-operated lanterns so
we could have some place to sleep. Finally, on October 12th the
power company arrived and we had electricity. Just in time for a
visit from Jimmie's family.
Erick, Danielle, Billy, James, Lacey and Carrie flew
out to spend a few days with us in October.
We've had a gorgeous Autumn here at Sunnyslope. The trees have produced
LOTS of colorful leaves. We are very thankful that we do not have to rake
up thirteen acres of leaves.
Millie is continuing to get used to having a little feline brother. Phantom
loves to snuggle up with Millie.
|Thanksgiving 2005: Thankfully, everyone was in their new houses by Thanksgiving Day and what a FEAST we had! Jack, one of Jimmie's best friends, was able to fly in from Columbus, Ohio to spend Thanksgiving week with us. We had a great week. Fun to show off the ranch, share good food and wine with a long time friend and celebrate an American holiday eating, drinking and watching football.|
Jack, Ron (Becca's Dad), Jimmie, Connie (Becca's Mom) and Dave (Becca's Brother) sitting down to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. Jimmie and Connie did most of the work in the kitchen. What a feast!
|We also invested in a new gas
grill to go with our gorgeous new deck. It is a beaut! One
of these days Becca is going to have to let Jimmie use it. Lots of
btu''s, six burners, four grill racks and a griddle, two side
burners... fun, fun, fun!!