|It actually RAINED today!|
It's Wednesday night and I've decided to put in an entry and will try to use my "normal" way of putting up pictures. Todd suggested that perhaps the reason was some kind of situation with AOL and IE and that IF that were the case the problem would be solved soon. Well I don't know for sure if that was the problem but it does seem that the picture situation is fixed. I don't ask WHY; I just say THANKS!|
Yesterday was a pretty quiet day. Sid did some work in the orchard mainly watering the young trees that have been so deprived of water over the past few weeks. Of course just as he was finishing up it started to rain. Had we known that would happen we might have done some watering earlier on. Yeah right! Anyway he did accomplish quite a bit and today there was even more rain. We went for a ride to the back to see if there was any puddles in the usual places--NOPE! Apparently the rain that fell just went right down into the ground. The next few days are supposed to have some rain as well so hopefully there will some improvement in the amount of moisture in the ground and our trees (and garden) will benefit from that.
This morning Bess called to see if we might be interested in going to eat dinner with her Martha Ann and Weze; we thought about it and decided that it would be nice to visit with them for a little while. They decided that we would go to Satterfield's which was fine with us. We went there around 12:30 or so and were seated immediately. That was the end of the GOOD SERVICE we had.
Before going any further I must say that our waitress was excellent--friendly funny capable attentive. Unfortunately the kitchen staff needs some work. It took almost an hour to get our food and we didn't order anything out-of-the-ordinary. In fact I ordered one of the lunch meals which should have already been prepared. Right?
Apparently they ran out of cooked potatoes so they had to do more. Well I don't know what they usually do but these potatoes were still mostly hard and not very tasty. In fact the other veggies in my LUNCH ITEM were not thoroughly cooked as well. I had the chicken breast with spinach/artichoke topping (I had that put on the side) and got some chips for dipping (not as good as Jan's dip) which came with the parsley potatoes and steamed veggies; I also got a salad which I shared with Sid. Sid got the (guess what)--yep the fried fish with the same kind of potatoes and Weze got the same thing. Bess got some kind of shrimp dish and a salad. Martha Anne got a salad and the soup of the day. About the best part of the meal was our chance to visit. That is always a good thing!
After our meal was over Sid and I did a little of shopping in town going to an office supply place to buy some red pens and then to W/D to get some fruit. This didn't take long and we were soon back at the Cottage just relaxing.
Later on this afternoon we decided to take that ride on the 4-wheeler wanting to check out the water situation. As I mentioned the usual areas where water accumulates was totally dry. Whatever rain had fallen was deep in the ground by then. Although I hate it when we have to stay indoors all day because of the rain I do hope that the projected rainfall does happen. Our trees and our garden really need rain and it is extremely difficult to get water out there. Sid has to fill a huge tank he carries on the truck and then must manually fill buckets to pour on the trees. He is very tired when he finishes that so good rainfalls for the next few days would really help.
Well that's it for tonight. Not much going on here but I wanted to test my photo thingie to make sure I could put up my pictures. Thanks again to Sandie for trying to help and for the pics she put up on my site--these are favorites of mine so I decided to just leave them there even though she said I could remove them.
Have a great evening and a super tomorrow.
QUOTE: "What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure." --Gene Perret
NOTE: There is nothing I can add to this wonderfully true statement--a value at half the price that's for sure.