Thursday, August 30, 2007


Dixie is trying out her vertical skills. We trimmed her nails a couple of days ago so that everything wouldn't get those little pin holes. The kitchen table cloth has little pin-dot holes where she sits on the chair under the table, but feels around to see what might be on the table.

She has climbed the back of chairs and is trying to perfect her chin-ups to see what is on top of the kitchen counters.She walks around studying things. The clock second hand keeps moving and tempting her.

Well, tonight she climbed the big fake ficus tree in the living room. Clear to the top and was peeking out like a squirrel. I'm going to bet this won't be her first try and we may find the whole tree fallen over when we come home one of these afternoons.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What I Do on the Side

It's Amish and it's Blackberry and it's ME!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Name

We finally settled on a name for our new kitten.
Dixie! She is a southern cat.
What's up Dixie cup?
Dixie Queen
Dixie Belle
Dixie Chick
Whistling Dixie

She loves to play.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Welcome to the Newest Member

Today we brought home a new kitty. We searched at about 15 different vet places before we found her. She is unnamed. Any suggestions?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Post Trip

The camper has been emptied and all the bedding cleaned. I washed the outside with the extension brush and that used muscles I felt the next day. The floor got scrubbed and Blaine caulked so places. It smells brand new and except for the 12" crack on the windshield, looks great. Tomorrow (supposedly) in the morning the glass folks will replace that too.

-It's nice to be able to just hop out of bed and not have to scoot.
-To be able to use the potty and not wonder if there is enough potty deodorant down there.

-I don't have to be dressed and 'ready to go' by any certain time.

The front walk is getting a do-over. Last summers Chattahoochee make-over was flaking in the front. Last year it rain on the new slurry they put down and it bubbled and wasn't quite right. Today they pressure blasted it all off, re-slurried and scored the tiles. Sometime later this week they will color it. I'm thinking it will look more gray stone as their colorist got bad knees and doesn't do it anymore.

It's time to think school and getting up early again.
We had a great trip and I think we saw ALL of the relates this year.Incredible.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thursday, Aug 2-Day 18

Thursday, Aug 2

Not much to report today. I finished Potter last night! Sigh.
We drove from Gatlinburg to a really nice camp in Walterboro, SC.
We seem to have had something crack our windshield. Neither one of us can think of anything that happened, but now we have a repair when we get home.

The office has a huge area where they have their parrot. He his not is a cage and has a lot of toys, keys, water bottles, and stuff to play with. Her/his name is 'Bang'. They said they have a lot of toys so it won't be bored, otherwise it would start loud shrieking.

We are back in the South with palms.

Penguin, we're headed for your house tomorrow!

Wednesday, Aug 1-Day 17

Wednesday, Aug 1

We met Kauffam in Dollywood. We had a great time although it was hot.
Not THAT many rides.
Many music shows that you can see.

We all ate dinner at Bob Evans so we could go next door to the Christmas Palace.
I love that place. I wish they would decorate my house. The new thing is black Christmas trees.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tuesday, July 31-Day 16

Tuesday, July 31

I had a big hill to climb to the showers this AM and it was really awful trying to get back to the camper as my feet kept sliding in the shower clogs. It must have taken me 10 minutes. I was NOT a happy camper.

It's been over a week since the last time we did laundry and we don't have any more clean underwear. We chose not to use the ones at the campground, and went to one nearby. Gave me a chance to read Potter while they washed and dried.

Drove into the KOA closest to Dollywood. We met Kauffam and they had some drama-drama. Seems there little cabin is on top of the mountain and they burned out their brakes on the Neihardt camper driving down and it's in the shop. They had to rent a car to get around.

They had just picked the repaired camper and drove us to Cracker Barrel and then up to the cabin. OH-MY-GOD!!! I swear the incline was 95% and hairpin single lane roads with 'driveways' that went straight up and looked like run-a-way truck ramps.

The cabin had a fantastic view because there were at the top. The kids have a loft. There are 4 TVs, a pool table, a hot tub on the deck, and a fireplace.
Steve left his camera bag at Cracker Barrel, so we left with him before we used the hot tub. We will do Dollywood with them tomorrow.

Couple of Hillbillies belying the Amish heritage.