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Category: Random bulletins from my brain | Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:51 am

We had a loverly day consisting of several hours of steady rain today, totalled almost 2 inches. We needed to have been having this kind of day more often since early May.
Now we are looking at Hurricane Ike this weekend, this one just might come on north after it hits land between Corpus Christi and Galveston and be over us by Sunday. Since it appears we will be on the 'dirty side' we might get lots of rain and some tornadoes. We'll see.

Amanda is in her third week of the new job and is doing very well. She has had such a hard time finding someone to hire her since she graduated from high school three years ago. I am so relieved, plus she is taking a computer course at the local community college in how to use Flash for animated videos...I think, but then my eyes usually glaze over when she or Randy begin talking about computer in any way.

Since our soil is no longer concrete after today's rain I am hoping to get out back to pull up the Iris bulbs by the back door and put them in some pots, clear out the area in front of the window we used to leave open for Rambo to come in and out of and open those two areas up for an herb garden. Later this fall I plan to move the Cannas from the bed they have called home for the last 5 years and make that whole area an herb bed. The Canna's will become part of the rain garden out front next spring.

I finally found a source for picket fencing, Home Depot has a gothic style picket fencing that is available by special order. I have done all sorts of google searches for picket fence and come up with nothing. We were walking into a Home Depot other than the one we normally go to, last weekend to find a small window AC unit for Randy's office and there on a display outside the door were the exact panels I have been longing for. I want three panels down the property line on the north side of the yard and at least 5 more for along the front and up the property line on the south side of the yard. Now I need to find an relatively inexpensive survey company to verify our property line so neither of the neighbors has anything to complain about before we can put the fencing up. I am soooooo excited about finally finding the fencing.

We picked up Rambo' ashes recently. I had wondered if we would get a baggie that contained a bit of him, bit of a Doberman, a little bit of a Poodle and maybe bits of a couple of cats....but I was afraid of what the answer would be if I had asked at the Vet's office. What we got was a nice condolence letter from the director of the crematorium, a certification that the remains in the box were indeed Rambo's and no one elses, a copy of the poem The Rainbow Bridge, a candle in a votive holder and a very nice cedar box with a brass plate on top with the name Rambo engraved on it that hold his ashes. Amanda came in a few days later and took the box into her room.
I still hear him barking outside sometimes and black shadowy spots on the floor make me step sideways to keep from 'stepping on him' but we are getting used to him not being here, still hurts but it doesn't hurt as much. Hard to believe that last Saturday was one month.

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Droopy wrote on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:07 am:

Congratulations on both rain and picket fences, Toni. I really hope you'll be able to get your garden done and then show us the results.

I'm glad Rambo is home.


Biita wrote on Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:25 am:

Isn't rain great! It cleanses, refreshes, and gives us all new ideas and energy. It sounds like you have a good plan, and now are able to put it all into action. I would love to see the results, and the herb gardens, at least in my opinion, are a must have to any garden.

I too and glad Rambo has come home.


Frank wrote on Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:40 am:

Wish Amanda good luck in her computer course Toni!


eileen wrote on Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:23 am:

So pleased to hear that you've got rain Toni - at last!! The fence sounds lovely - you must take piccies of it for us to see.

Wish Amanda all the best for her course although I'm sure she'll do well in it.

The crematorium sounds like they really care Toni and I'm glad to hear that you have Rambo's ashes back home with you.


gardengater wrote on Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:47 pm:

wonderful refreshing rain. It seems to bring us all back to life. Glad you have your Rambo back.


kuntrygal wrote on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:06 pm:

Toni, so happy for you that Rambo is back home. And I am thrilled that you finally got some rain. Now you can get back to your gardening. And the fence sounds awesome. I also found some fencing at HD. I just need two 8' panels. It is wood but has kind of a gothic picket. Really pretty!


glendann wrote on Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:17 am:

I'm glad you got rain toni.I'm glad Rambo is back home where he belongs.I know you will always miss him.I would love a little picket fence too.

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