Lots of rain here in Yankton the last week. 4+ inches. Last night it poured but the rain was short only .30". Everything is washed clean and a nice breeze and sunshine. Not hot enough I have to turn on the air--the windows are open and I'm am DISGUSTINGLY CHEERFUL!!! Very little sewing done--I have been working on my YoYos in between other tasks.
Over the weekend was "Honey Do" things. Poor Ken--he had the weekend off and instead helped me. We fixed a leaky water hose, sprayed my camper for bugs (the spray that lasts 12 months as I HATE spiders and this keeps them out), checked mouse traps and reset them, put the gas grill together again. Tulle cover over the air conditioner to keep it clean. Organized and then the final vacuum. DONE for now!! Oh, there are things I've forgotten but I'm making my list. A bucket--how could I forget a bucket?
Pictures--the rangers are good about sending me pictures. First I have Jeff catching his FIRST Paddlefish--
|Jeff with 60# Paddlefish he released|
See the big grin?? This one was 65# and when he got it in the boat he said "I'm done!!" When Paddlefish snagging you can catch and release until you fill your tag. They did some more regular fishing for Walleye.
Paddlefish fillet vrs Walleye fillet!
David sent me a picture of a 30# carp he shot down below the Visitor Center--carp are an invasive species so you can fish or bow hunt them with no limit. David recycles them in his garden as fertilizer.
We have four new seasonal rangers at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center has huge glass windows--birds often fly into them. Here is Sarah with one she found--he was knocked silly but but recovered and flew away--probably with a very bad headache!
Tuesday was a special day--a blogging friend stopped while on vacation with her family.
Katie and family from Zana's Ninis. The day was extra special because it was Katie and James anniversary. Happy Anniversary Katie and James!!
Saturday Pat (she and her husband Randy are roving gate attendants) and I checked out a small quilt show downtown. Not a large show--but some beautiful quilts in a lovely restored building. GAR Hall (Grand Army of the Republic) built in 1887 and now used as a local art gallery.
I can't remember his name--but he had some good looking legs! He told me he lives down the block from this building and remembers pushing their baby stroller past it innumerable times. He's now retired and volunteers. He was knowledgeable and friendly and we very much enjoyed our visit. Hopefully I can edit some of my photos (if my computer cooperates) and post pictures of the quilts (and Pat).
I'm behind on my blog reading, a new computer will fix that. Sometimes I can "read" blogs with no problems but the commenting is like pulling hen's teeth.
I hope you're having a great start to your summer. There are no flowers planted yet and no garden either. Ken has suggested that I not plant a garden this year. Maybe I will just try a few tomatoes in pots here at the camper.