way back in august…

by grace on September 25, 2020

i thought i’d just slap a couple photos from august up here and get right on to september but then i thought, why not post as many as you want?

I love this photo from the beginning of the month, with my wonderful giant rooster and the hydrangea that were so lovely and of course les paul, so photogenic.

I planted the forget-me-knots that my late friend christine’s sister gave out at christine’s funeral last year. they’ve been doing great, and i wonder if they’ll come back next summer?

The only thing i’ve posted for kevin’s birthday was back back on his actual day, when the night before i was talking on the phone about wanting to give kevin a homemade card but then realized he was standing in the hall hearing every word. so instead i hung some decorations around for a festive surprise when he woke up on his special day.

and here’s the actual celebration as kevin enjoys an incredibly delicious car bomb cupcake that amy made. she actually baked a huge amount of them for my birthday and i’d frozen a lot of them and there were still moist and scrumptious for kevin’s birthday.

he’s wearing a sporty and practical head covering that amy and jim bought for him, made of some kind of anti-sweat and lightweight material. Very thoughtful of them especially for his continuing roof work.

I’d bought some porterhouse steaks for the meal and we had that along with some french bread i’d made with some fancy cheeses. man that steak was delicious plus the weather was perfect for a lovely dinner lakeside.

I also like the fact that the deck looked so good. we haven’t sat out on the deck for many meals this summer and dad would have been pleased to see that i’ve been keeping it clean and full of flowers.

instead of presenting kevin with a homemade card on the morning of his day, i created a little card book later in the afternoon while he was out doing something and i had time to make one. it was called “kevin’s busy summer” and illustrated with pretty awful photos of all the handyman stuff he accomplished. this is the final page, to give you an idea of the artwork quality.

we also inspected the fine job he did on re-doing the smaller dock.

here’s riley who is alway in a state of agitation about getting out for a supervised walk. obviously he’s deep in thought here as he enjoys his freedom.

August 8th, Kevin was almost done with the front part of the roof.

and here he is after he finished the next day.

Looking at the picture makes me think yet again that i want to paint the door frame and the little point above it and the door. maybe next week, when the temps will be in the 60s.

here are the two cute t-shirts that amy and jim gave kevin; he has bought me so many mutts t-shirts that i could wear nothing but them all the time, and i don’t know why it never occurred to buy any for him.

We bought him an apple watch which at first he didn’t seem too keen on, but he’s definitely starting to realize that it’s a great thing to have.

darling lester and riley. i always have to make a fort of the two extra bed pillows so i can dangle a light chain with a wooden ball on the end in front of it and lester shoots through the chute to grab and play with it. he continuously wants to do this, but on this afternoon after he’d gone through the chute, riley followed him! this was a first.

Les was delighted to play with a couple of pairs of socks while Riley sprawled inside the tunnel. such busy kitties.

Riley, so regal, on the backyard swing.

and there you have it, a good part of august documented.

soon i go back to cleaning the screened porch, just part of my exciting and productive late september fun.

ok then,

mrs. h.

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