Chris10a here for KSO: I so agree with you about the horror of schoolpictures! For years I tried to steal a picture of me my dad carried in his wallet, I cringed whenever I had a glimpse of it *shudder* But the little guy in the pic -sooooo cture : )
WOW! That sure came as a surprise. A pleasant surprise but it really was a bit of a shock :o) You're right, guess I should come in more often. And quite frankly, I liked the "Scots Vader" one more. Just goes to show that ya never can tell what will strike TPTB's fancy :o) Cheers, thanx for the congrats, and you take care of yourself. Hugs & Warm Fuzzees going out to you and yours!
They had snow at the upper elevations in Yosemite over the weekend and even closed Tioga Pass for about twelve hours. That's unusual for this early in the season. I know you love it when your beloved mountains get their blanket of snow. I hope it's just beautiful.
We finally made it to Montana! (see some changes to my profile) We've been visiting our younger son and his family for about 11 days. On Saturday, we plan to drive down to begin a visit w. our older son & his family just south of Jackson. Yes, we went through Butte, but I didn't even have a chance before that to contact you through ICHC, much less through e-mail. Mine is sd dot WatogaSP at yahoo.com Our younger son & his family have only been in this house near Missoula for a little over a month. He rec'd a promotion to Captain in the USFS LEOs, so he had to move within 35 miles of Missoula. He supervises 7 LEOs which cover hundreds of thousands of acres of NFs. They were lucky to find a place outside of town w. abt 14 acres of land - 1/2 forested. It's in a little valley with a small stream (in which our little grandsons & their 2 dogs love to play.) The house is on a knoll & above any possible flooding. The drive to the USFS office takes act 15 min, yet from the rural setting, you'd never know you're close to a city. I'd love to find something similar to rent. Of course, I can be further away from town. I do like being able to get to the library, a pool, a gym, bike trails, etc. Hubby is looking for a place to buy - w. or wo a house. So, it will take him a while to find the right spot for us and I don't want to overstay my welcome w. either of the young families. BTW, before we left I had to find a home for my Misty (see profile pic) It was more difficult because she was a special Humane Society adoption because of exposure to FIP/FEP. With the help of our vet (who took lovely pics that showed her green eyes) and the HS volunteers, she was advertised online and adopted by a woman in Roanoke, VA. The HS vols took care of the transport with all of her toys, beds, scratching post, etc. I bawled and bawled when I left her & signed the papers in their office. The lady was nice enough to e-mail that Misty had settled in well, even sleeping on her bed the first night. Boy, do I miss her. Most rentals say "No Pets" so I doubt that I'll be adopting soon. However, there are 2 big dogs here - a black lab and an australian shepherd. Our older son's family plans to adopt a dog soon. They lost their adopted black lab mix male just a couple of weeks after Nik (my greatly loved GSD) passed. So, it's time that they had another dog. Neither family is keen on cats - inside or outside. :-( Anyhow, that's my update on our RL for now. Bye now!