This dynamic two man team worked so very hard clearing the roots and temporarily removing the the plants to make way for the huge posts needed to support the arbor and the vines.
The vines were replanted directly behind the posts, and they will be trimmed each year so we don't have the same problems. These posts are here for a very long time.
Chico said they will outlast us all.
So this is the view from my front yard. It looks like it belongs, like it was meant to be there.
A big thanks to Chico and his helper. They worked so very hard making this happen for us.
Most of all, thanks to my wonderful and generous husband. He makes all my dreams come true, everyday.
|The dream ticket.|
Penny came by for the last Camp Grandma of the summer.We had some emotional moments when we tried to go to a local museum. It had closed since we were last there. Penny was so sad. It was her "favorite place" and they closed it! So we headed to the apple orchard. On the way I pointed out all the good things that can come, even when bad things happen. Penny pointed out cows, a tank, a helicopter, and many horses. Then we drove next to two women riding horses. All Penny wanted was to ride a horse someday. Funny how the universe sometimes gives us exactly what our heart desires... When we got to the orchard, they had ponies giving the children rides. Penny got her magic ticket and was thrilled to ride the nicest and prettiest pony. Penny's day was made and Grandpa was a hero once again.
We had a Labor Day end of summer cook out. All my kids were there,except for our Amanda. Charlotte's sweet niece Norah, came for a visit too. I also invited brother Greg and Elizabeth but had not heard if they were coming. As I was tending the grill, Greg and Betty aka, Elizabeth came out on the deck. Greg said, "Come out front, I want to show you my new car." I went to the front and as I opened the door, standing there were my two nieces Teya and Charlotte, all the way from St. Louis! What a wonderful surprise! (Penny woke up that very morning telling me about a dream she had of her cousin Teya. Penny didn't know it was Teya because she had not seen her in so long!) You can imagine the greeting those girls got from Penny, from all of us. The best surprise ever! They played and hugged and laughed all day. We took a break to watch the Beatles's movie Help. Teya is all grown up and is now a Beatles's fan. Elizabeth and Teya, even went to see Paul McCartney in concert this summer.
Those girls are such a big part of our lives, and now that they live far away their visits are big events.
We cherish each and every moment.
I used the same fabric on the back as I did for reupholstering the chairs
Today is Penny's first day of kindergarten. This Grandma feels sad. I always hated when school started, when I was the student, and then when my kids had to go. Something about the fall is so melancholy. Though, I have no regrets this summer. We did everything we wanted and then some.
Just a feeling, missing the light, the fun, the concerts, the beach. But, there are apples to pick, pumpkins to hunt, broom corn and Indian corn, gourds and cider. Fires and sweaters, falling leaves, baking and scented candles...Family and Friends...The HOLIDAYS. I guess I'm gonna be ok;-)
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Enjoy this beautiful day.