Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 4th Celebration on June 30 in Deer Run

July 4th came early so as to not interfere with other celebrations around the area.  There were children's games, a cake walk, a golf cart parade and fireworks.  It was an awesome celebration but everyone wilted!  The weather was just so hot even the water felt like a warm bath.
Jonathan gets in the mood w/ole Hank!

Neighbor Linda and her sister, Janey.

2nd place and friend Nancy from Knoxville
Jerry is out in the dust making a movie of the entire parade.

Taylor was the driver of the Red Solo Express.
Debbie is making use of the little bit of shade there is on such a hot day.

After the pool, Jerry plays Boppit!
Leah & her daughters play bean bag toss.

Jerry is trying out a Jello shooter.

Must be pretty good.
The cooking station

Shrimp boil is always a favorite hit.

Roy and Tina show up to enjoy the festivities.
Best Friends Forever

Red Solo Cup-my best friend!

Kabooom for about 29 minutes-awesome.
Deer Run RV Resort is known for their events such as Memorial Day, July 4, Halloween and the park gets booked well in advance.  It was a fun event and can't wait until next year.  What a great b'day celebration!

On the Red Solo Cup express I had made the lights and Taylor attached them and at night we turned on the battery operated lights.  Taylor downloaded (and paid for) Toby Keith's Red Solo Cup song and we played it through the radio on the golf cart.  We also played patriotic songs but alas, we didn't win as best decorated.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A General Catch-Up

Oh yes, it has been awhile and I have been busy.  I am back to my home base in Crossville TN and there has been so much to do that this post will probably be a pictorial, if I can remember where I left off.

When I returned Linda and Roger, my TN neighbors, had cleaned up my yard of all the old leaves, mowed, opened the Lodge up and had me ready to move in.  Roy and Logan brought the Whim up and unloaded that for me.

I went to Benchmark for my physical therapy for three days a week.  Linda cooked my meals and early on I slept a lot.  I have recovered quite well and am getting on with fixing up my Lodge to be the way I want it.
Linda, my neighbor, spreads wildflower seeds across from our houses.

We thought while it was raining would be a good time.
TN hubby, Roger is tinting my windows in the front that gets so much evening sun.

Looking like it's going to make a big difference.
Oh, okay, so it's a job for two people so Linda steps in to help.

This is what the window looks like tinted & yes, it made a huge difference.
Sedona is checking all the plants out.

We planted real plants across the street and everyone has asked what's buried there.

My new steps!!  OMG, they helped so much getting in and out of the Lodge.
Another view of the steps and my pretty flowers. But I didn't get yard of the month.

Here you can barely see some of our seeds coming up.  But at 101 degrees they didn't last long.

My new kaladioscope bush.
My sign but it didn't last long in this location.

I love my etching I got at the flea market in FL of hummingbirds & Calla lillies.
Linda and I work well as a team and we are trying to get something to grow in our forest across the street.  Too many rocks and roots underneath to get things planted deep enough and then our seeds didn't make it because it's been hotter than blue blazes.
Neighbor Debbie brings her push mower over to show us.

I think Linda likes it but push a little more Linda.
Ah, yes, that's it Debbie, just a little more.
Scooter, Linda's dog and Sedona's friend seems to like the fresh lawn.
Linda and I decided to go in together and buy one of these mowers and I've used it a couple of times and it just really takes me back to years and years ago.