Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tomato Worms

Friday morning I went out to the back patio and I noticed that the tomato vine looked skimpy.  It was still dark, but I went and investigated.  I pulled off a 3" long tomato worm. I put him on the patio brick and took his picture, and ended his career.  Then I left for work.  When I got home the rest of the tomato vine was almost completely stripped.  I found 2 more.  I wonder if they taste like tomatoes. That is all they could be made of.  Anyway I feel violated :-).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tammy's Comming to Charlotte

My oldest daughter Tammy called on Monday evening. She, Milana, and her husband Mont is going to come and visit for a few days on September 15th, or 16th. After my last blog post, that could prove to be interesting. We will rent a place on the beach and go to the coast.  Milana has never been to the beach or coast.  That will be the weekend after we return from Mexico. We have a week booked in Puerto Vallarta with Brahm and Dagmar for Sept 3 to the 10th.  Tammy is a Physician's Assistant (PA) and has a limited window that she can get away from her office.  She wants the weather to be warm so they can get some beach time.

Yesterday afternoon Alex called me to ask if we had an additional cartridge for our carbonator. We like to drink seltzer water and have a carbonatorto do our own.  However; the cartridge costs $30 plus shipping to refill, so I bought a 20lb bottle of CO2 to do it myself.  I also had to purchase an adaptor to connect the 2. So, when I got home I refilled the cartridge for the first time.  The 20lb tank cost $17.50 to refill and should be able to refill it over 22 times. The cartridge is 14.5 oz.  With a little spillage, I should get maybe 20 refills.  The refill went very well last night, but I didn't have batteries for my scale, so I don't know how much CO2 transferred.  But for $0.87 per refill it won't take long to pay for the adaptor and CO2 bottle.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

House on Hackamore Dr

We have been busy working on getting the house on the market. I hope that we can get an offer soon. It is very hard on Alex to have to prepare for a showing and get Shiloh and leave in one hour. That is how much notice the realitors give when there is a showing.  We will see.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Denny's Recovering From Dog Bite

My grandson Denny is recovering from a dog bite. This is the second time that he has been bitten by that dog. He may have been agitating the dog, but the dog is pretty aggressive anyway.  Becky took him to the ER and he has 4 stitches.  The dog now has to be euthanized (Colorado state law).  I was pretty upset when Becky called and told me about it.  Then she Text me a picture, and that made me feel better, because she told me that it was close to his eye.  The dog belongs to Denny’s grandmother (my ex).  I’m sorry that this has happened, but I also feel that, like people, if they are a threat to the safety and security of others, something must be done.  If you cannot train them to conform, then there is no choice.