Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Back

I'm back! did anyone miss me? It's been a hectic few weeks! I've had unexpected house guests--the good kind! Not bugs or insects of any kind. lol
Our daughter's air conditioning went on the fritz and it was way too hot to stay at their house.
We've had record breaking temps all summer. It stopped working on a Thurs. night and, of course, the AC companies were too swamped to get to it Fri. and they don't work on the weekends unless you pay a hefty fee.
Who could let these cuties suffer in that heat! They stayed till Tues.
What fun to have the babies around 24/7.We let these cuties come too.
On Wed. morning we left to go to Gatlinburg for a couple of days. My brother rented a log home for a week and asked us to join him and my sis-in-law for a couple of nights. It was so much fun!
We were way up in them there hills. No one around except the bears. Literally! I'm not kidding. We put in a call to have a maintenance man bring a wire cage for our garbage cans because the bear or bears kept getting in them. A little scary just going to the car. Yikes!


I'll do another post and show you the pictures where we captured a bear in a tree and one along side the road.


We got home late Fri. and Sat. company arrived from CA for a week.
During that week I had a check-up at Emory University in Atlanta for my kidney condition.
Thanks to all of you that knew and said a prayer for me. The results were better than expected.
You guys are the best!
We got home and moved the two girls from CA into an apt. and it hasn't slowed down since.
On another note:
When we returned from our long trip to MI in July some of my plants didn't look so healthy from the extreme heat.
Hubby wanted to get some new urns and plant new flowers. I was so tired of the pinching off of the dead-head syndrome, I decided to plant Coleus and potato vines. They grow so fast, I thought I would show the progression.



Here's the start of them in late July.


It didn't take but a couple of weeks and they looked mature.





Now they are almost as tall as hubs. Which is 6 ft. We trim the vines every couple of days. I think they grow 3 " a day. lol





Well, that's a little bit of what's going on. I'm sorry you haven't heard from me in awhile.
What's been going on with all of you?

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Happy@Home said...

As a matter of fact I did miss you. I was hoping that all was well and perhaps we weren't hearing from you because you were travelling.
How nice that you could provide a cool home for your daughter and family. It has been a hot summer, hasn't it?
Your trip to Gatlinburg sounds fun. We went a couple of years ago, but didn't see any bears. Thank goodness.

Though I wasn't aware of your kidney condition, I am glad to hear that you received a good report.
Good to see you back in the land of blog.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Welcome back to blogland. I love that pototoe vine...gotta find some of those. Yeah for healthy kidneys!!

Shelia said...

Welcome back! You probably need a rest from all that's been going on. Your guests are all so cute! Oh, that's a lovely place you stayed in up on that hill but the bears would have scared me to death!
Your plants are so pretty in that big urn. Maybe I should try something like that next year!
Thank for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

WOW you have been busy!!! I'm glad to hear you had such a good time on your trip and that you had a good report from your doctor.

Your sweet potato vine is amazing snd it looks so healthy. I planted some this year and it was so pretty and then some kind of bug got a hold of it and it had little holes in just about evey leaf. I was so upset!!!

Oh by the way I LOVE your new blog header!!!

Blessings,
Dana

Dawn said...

I did miss you. Sounds like a hectic few weeks! Those plants are amazing!!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Rose, what a treat to see you have posted, I have soooo missed you. Whew! you have been busy, Girl, and i am so jealous that you got to o to Gatlinburg. I know you had such fun, looking forward to you sharing of your trip.
I am glad you got a great Drs. report on your kidneys.
Aren't potato vines and coleus very pretty plants? Yours are beautiful.
Great to have you back.
HUgs,
Sue