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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Just Checking In

Hi! - Well we finally got our computer issues fixed!!!!! - We are now off of Dial-Up (which by the way if you are still using Dial-Up you are living in the stone ages as I was told several times) - Anyway I hope to be back blogging on a regular basis now and visiting your blogs more often.

Just for fun:

Bandit looked to be having a rough day yesterday.  Sort of like I felt until we had our computer back up and running.

Now we're feeling all calm and relaxed!

Hope you all have a nice day.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Good Fences and Computer Woes

Welcome! - You may have noticed that I have been absent from the blog for awhile & also from commenting on your blogs.  - I truly do apologize for not stopping by.  - There is a reason though...We are having "computer issues" (again) and I am unable to log into a lot of stuff or it takes forever for me to load, comment until the problem is fixed I won't be blogging much or stopping by to leave comments on your blogs as it just takes far to long to do that.  It's taken me a good 1/2 hour already just to try and upload photos for today's post.

Thought I might try joining GOOD FENCES today though.

We took a short trip last year to a near by town (Weston, OR) for breakfast one Saturday and I happened to snap some photos of this fence on Main Street across from the restaurant.

Behind that fence and greenery was a little stream as well.  It makes for a lovely scene I think.

The placques on the post have information about the Main Street Project there in the town. -

Some of the detail of the fence.  The top portion of the fence for some reason reminds me of "bats" - Do you think so too?

 Some of the circular detail of the fence as well.

Finally the little lamps on the post were rather charming.

I hope you've enjoyed this small town fence as much as I did.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Book Review - For The Record


 I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review of the book.
Overview from Baker Publishing/Bethany House:

Rather Than Wait for a Hero, She Decided to Create One
Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, seems interested in the articles she writes for her uncle's newspaper. Her hopes for independence may be crushed, until the best idea she's ever had comes riding into town.

Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but unfair circumstances have made moving to Pine Gap his only shot at keeping a badge. Worse, this small town has big problems, and masked marauders have become too comfortable taking justice into their own hands. He needs to make clear that he's the law in this town--and that job is made more difficult with a nosy reporter who seems to follow him everywhere he goes.

The hero Betsy creates to be the star in a serial for the ladies' pages is based on the dashing deputy, but he's definitely fictional. And since the pieces run only in newspapers far away, no one will ever know. But the more time she spends with Deputy Puckett, the more she appreciates the real hero--and the more she realizes what her ambition could cost him.


My thoughts:  Normally I'm not a big fan of "Historical Romances" as I tend to prefer more modern settings.

I found,  For The Record by Regina Jennings to be an exception to that rule.
The plot was fun and entertaining. 

The main characters were Betsy Huckabee, a small town girl with big city dreams of becoming a Reporter.  A profession that really wasn't one a female held during the late 1800's. Betsey is spunky and persistent and goes for what she wants in life.

The male lead in the story is, Deputy Joel Puckett.  He is a sheriff sent to help clean up the problems in small town, Pine Gap.  This includes a ban of secretive town members mascurading at night as, "The Bald Knobbers."

Betsey hatches a plan to create a make-believe Hero based on the new sheriff and sell her stories to a newspaper in a larger city hoping that her story will bring her bigger & better things.

Joel has a bit of a "secret past" that unfolds throughout the story as he & Betsey are drawn together.

I think the author did a great job in making the characters believable and fun to read about.  You find yourself rooting for them to solve the mystery plot of the book and have a happily ever after.

I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to anyone wanting a light-hearted romance filled with a bit of mystery and suspense.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Late for the Party

Welcome! - Yes it's Saturday and I'm late for the Party....What party?  - Well how about Good Fences Around the World & Willy-Nilly Friday Five.

Busy excuse.

  Up first for GOOD FENCES

Spotted this decorative piece on a gate while out on a walk this past week.

I think it dresses up the plain wooden fence nicely.  Don't you?

Next to the pretty orange ball they had this sign:

Of course there were no fresh cut flowers because it's still winter here and about the only flowers growing now would be early crocus. 

Now let's join Tanya (Around Roanoke) for WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY 5

1.  It's time once again to sign up for the Teacup/Mug Exchange hosted by Stephanie from: The Enchanting Rose blog!!!

This is always so much fun.  You get to make friends with the person you send to and the person who sends to you.  It's so exciting when your package arrives, just like Christmas.  It's also a lot of fun picking out items to send to your partner.  You won't want to miss this so go sign up now.

2.  Coleen had to dress up in 80's fashion for a school project.  We are on a limited budget so had to find things she already had to work for the theme.  Here is what she & her mom came up with.

I think they did an awesome job.

3.  The winter was super hard on the roads here in "Wally World" (aka Walla Walla) -  Our street was a mess...pot holes, up rooted asphalt etc....they came the other day to do a "temporary" fix on the road.

This was part of the crew working on the road right in front of my mom's house and our house.  They just put down gravel and won't put new asphalt until late March or early April.  Not much of an improvement but better than nothing at all.

4.  Hubby was sitting at the table the other day and said to me:  "I think I may need you to wash off the back of my head."  -  I said,  "Why?"
He said, "Well a board hit me in the back of the head this morning while I was working and I think it might have some dried blood on it."

So I go look and told him,  "You are going to the ER to have that looked at right now."  He's like,  "No it's fine."  But being the nice wife that I am I said, "To bad, go get it checked out."  He did....

Here is the cut on his head before on the left & after they cleaned it up on the right.

Thankfully no concussion, no stitches needed (they glued it).  It's sore but he's lucky it wasn' t worse.  Men!

5.  Finally I leave you with a little video of our sweet kitty,  Caramel playing "fetch."

She is such a silly little thing and we love her to pieces.
Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Good Fences Around the World #7 - Some mossy stones.

Welcome! - It's been a rainy week here but I'm not complaining as we haven't had flooding, ice or snow.

Joining Gosia (Looking for Identity) today and Tamar (Randomosity) for:


I've shared this fence before but today I'm sharing something different about it.

It's a pretty long fence and in the spring those trees will be pretty and green. But did you notice the rock wall beneath the fence?

There use to be another fence there before they put up the tall wooden fence and I imagine at first there was only the stone wall but over the years people have built different fences but the stone wall remains.

Nice and Green all covered in moss.

It's those "little details" we often overlook that make like interesting.

Have a wonderful day.