see? i CAN take a close up shot w/out it being blurry!
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When we arrived home, mom and Kim started cooking for dinner and Louis and I fixed the roof of the barn. well, Louis fixed it and i watched and learned as a pro took over and made it look easy! amazing! where i would take a few whacks at the nails and bend them all to death, he drove them straight and true with minimal fuss. believe me when i tell you that i am very thankful! he gave me some very helpful tips about nails, roofs and windy conditions!
finally, we all met at the dinner table (Dallas had arrived from school by now) and ate some wonderful chicken and rice that mom had tought Kim to make. thanks mom! our previous experiments to make rice w/something in it turned out a little bland. Mom and Louis ended up leaving just before 7 to head back down towards the Chicago area where they will spend the night before continuing on to Michigan where their latest project awaits them.
I can't wait until dad takes his trip up here too! his plan is to come around in late summer and spend some time here w/us and w/his daughter Silvi in Michigan. i believe that he will drive the car that he is going to drop off for Silvs and the fly back down to O-Town. i certainly hope that he is in good enough health to undertake such a trip! he is out of the hospital cancer free but he needs to take some time to get his immune system bolstered up again! i'm very thankful that he was never a smoking and drinking kind of man! he used to drink tons of coffee though! now he is a vegetarian and better off for it too as his arthritis does not affect him like it used to when he ate red meat and drank caffeine. way to go dad! i'm right there behind you! i too have modified my diet and am benefitting from it already. whew!
like i said, i am very thankful that i had the day off today! i had an absolutely wonderful time. i am going to make some coffee for Kim and myself now and cuddleup w/her and just relax. i will be on-call for the next 5 days and won't be able to do much! perhaps i'll climb on the barn roof again to practice nailing things down more efficiently! it's almost time for Mei Mei to go to bed, Dallas to feed the outside animals and Kim to manage the inside gang. i'll prepare the coffee and finish cleaning the kitchen. what a great day this has been! i love it!