I saw friends this past week and we went over to son and daughter-in-law on Friday night for a couple of hours. There was a lot of time catching up on the housework the rest of the week, and trying to ignore the computer which is hard to do at the best of times.
We enjoyed our Saturday and Sunday but apart from running a few errands, a lot of time has been spent at home trying to get a few projects done around the house. We went through several boxes in the garage and found dozens of lovely old family photographs of Gregg's which I am looking forward to scanning. Several snapshots were from his navy days. It brought to mind a lot of good memories and we talked about the friends we found in the photos. We also came across some amazing ones of his Step-grandfather Johnny. I only met him once when we we were first married and were stationed up in Rhode Island. Johnny lived in Boston and we drove up one weekend. It was the only time I met him as he passed away not long afterwards. Amazing what you find in old boxes, it was like a treasure trove of discovery.
We had trouble with the TV and a lot of the higher channels disappeared. As one of them was C-Span - gasp -and another was the cooking channel - gasp - we called our cable company and a real nice chap came out to fix the problem. It took him a while to figure it out but he was very thorough and eventually all was well again. Gregg was glad to get his C-Span back and I was glad to get the cooking channel. My favorite chef is Inez Garten's in "The Barefoot Contessa", and I also enjoy Rachel Ray's "30 Minutes A Day".
The leaves have started falling off the trees out back. As soon as September rolls in they seem to know that Autumn is around the corner. This was taken last week when the little raccoon turned up for a drink and to see what he could help himself to from the bird feeder. They don't come that often but I am always glad to get a shot of them when they do.