Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We traveled to Wichita Kansas this past weekend for a get-together with OSU friends. The girls saw a movie, "The Help", and the guys went to a car show. Then we went to the Cotillion to see Susan Tedeski Truck,, a band made up of Susan Tedeski and her husband Garrett Truck. A great night, great music, great venue for a show. We'll certainly go back to Wichita!

Monday, August 15, 2011


Finally, the temperatures are again below 100 degrees! Last week we had some low/overnight temperatures in the mid- to high 70's, and daily high temperatures between 98 and 100. This week should be the same; it may get up to 102 one day, but we are hoping it doesn't get that hot. The gardens have just survived. We even had some rain twice last week, and that made everything green up. I spent a few hours trimming some of the dead branches and limbs from the perennials and bushes in the hopes that they will perk up again. The only things blooming through the heat are the summer phlox, red turk's cap, and Rose of sharon.

We;ve had visits from two couples from Dallas. Peach and Jack Portman came two weeks ago. They took a hike around the property and enjoyed sitting on the porch. We took them to Roman Nose State Park and to the town of Watonga. This past weekend, Howard Stansell and his friend Sharie came to see us and the "sights" of Watonga. We had good visits with both couples and got somewhat caught up on goings on in Dallas and our old church home, Chapel Hill Methodist. We are still eager for others from CHUMC to come visit, as we still miss our church family there in Farmers branch even though we have a great church family here. We hope the Portmans and Stansell give good reports of our place and the area.

Thanks for Peach for the vine seeds -- I've planted a few even this late in the season (I know they are annuals), but have saved some to plant early next year.