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bear project

Category: Dooley's bear project | Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:10 pm

Step 8 is done. I'm getting there. Dooley

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Another bear project update

Category: Dooley's bear project | Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:40 pm

Steps 6 and 7 have been finished. I hope to get step 8 and 9 done today. It should hopefully go faster now. Dooley

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weeks about over

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:25 am

This week is about over. It had a couple of events in it. The summer reading program finished. That was considered a success. I started the different hours at the library. Those went fairly well. I would do things a bit different, but I'm not the boss so I guess it will stay the same for now. Tomorrow will be the first Saturday that I start at ten. I will come home at the same time. Brian won't be able to go to the flea market as rain is predicted. If it's like yesterday and today, it will be locally heavy. I guess it depends on what they mean by locally, but today it hit both places. The geraniums that I got at WalMart on Sunday are doing well. I've kept them watered and put some plant food on them. We went for a sandwich before I went to work on Tuesday. That was the first day I went an hour earlier. I was almost late for work because we got held up by an accident ahead of us. It took us a long time to work our way forward to the accident sight. The one car had its front end all bashed. They must have towed the second vehicle away because nothing else was there and that one car must have hit something. It was cleared all away went we went back the other way. We had to eat our sandwiches very fast though. I thought it went very well last night and this morning when I was driving through that heavy rain. The wipers wasn't keeping up with the rain. Visibility was practically nil. I followed tail lights a lot. It was like driving on this silvery white surface because you couldn't see the road. Traffic slowed and no one tried to pass and we drove out of it in a while. It was intermittent the rest of the way this morning. Last night, just as we were pulling into the parking lot, the sun came out. It was still raining and almost instantly there was a huge rainbow that went the entire arc. It was huge and bright and looked like it was right in front of us. DR was wishing he had the camera. He says he is going to start carrying it with us. The other day, I was in the garden and saw a black butterfly with blue spots on its wings. By the time I got back with the camera it was gone. It was the same the day I saw the oriole on the fence preening. I ran to get the camera but it was gone by the time I got back. It seems like we need several cameras stashed in various parts of the yard. That won't happen anytime soon though.
This morning when I got back from the meeting, Chance wanted to go outside so I went with her to survey the yard. She wanted into the lower yard so I got the clippers since I wanted to cut some horse nettle. I opened the gate and she took off like a shot. I didn't know it but there was a cat laying in the strip of flower bed. The fence didn't stop her, she flew over it and took off down the flower bed chasing the cat. The cat escaped damage by going out through the squares in the fence. The flowers didn't escape the carnage. Quite a few of them are flattened. A big cosmos is broken and didn't get a chance to bloom. But, how can I holler at Chance when she was just chasing the cat out of the flowers. Never mind that she wasn't supposed to be there. DR says next year he will install a stronger fence that Chance can't fly over. Due to some intermittent rain, I got a lot done on the bear project. Now, it's time to stand back and decide what's next. I do have to buy some ribbon and need to decide what color. Dooley

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Update # 5 bear project

Category: Dooley's bear project | Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:51 am

Thanks to a rainy day, step # 5 is done. Yea!! Now, on to step # 6. Need to go buy some ribbon. Dooley

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Summer Reading Program

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:57 pm

Today was the last summer reading program. We had a good time with the kids. Today, we had 14 kids and several moms. We gave away the prize books. Two went to kids in the same family. Their dad had commented that they were sure to win a prize since they had the numbers. They have ll children with another on the way. Only six came to the summer reading program though. One was only two but her name went into the box each week because her older sisters helped her. She won a book that she probably won't be able to read for several years. We played a game today with balloons. I wrote a direction on a slip of paper, inserted it in the balloon and blew up the balloon and tied it. The teams each had a box with balloons in it. One member had to run get a balloon from the box, take it back to the team. The team had to break the balloon and do what the direction told them to do. Sometimes the whole team did it and sometimes they chose one member to do it. The first team to get all the balloons broken and the tasks finished won. Wouldn't you know the team with the youngest members on it won. They had a boy who just turned seven. He was wearing these cloggy boots and they would put the balloon on the floor and he would jump on it and it would break. The other team tried jumping on the balloon, but they were mostly wearing flip-flops and they just wouldn't work. They did have a lot of fun and the mom's had a lot of fun. One mom was taking pictures with a camera that made a video or CD, I'm not sure which. It was a very small camera. They were turning points in for prizes. We had hot dogs, chips, juice and Otter Pops. You know, I think we forgot the Otter Pops. We were going to give them to the kids as they left the library and they are still in the freezer. I'm surprised some of the kids didn't mention it. Our animals on parade went clear around to within a foot of where they started. Two sisters claimed the prize because they had put their sticker up side by side and one fell off. It was a gift certificate to a book store so they will go and find something they both like. A helper from the school won the adult gift certificate. Some of the other mom's didn't think it was fair because she didn't come these last two weeks. But, she did help with all the school children when they came and her name went into the box everyweek. There were 790 animals on parade which is a total of the books the children listed on their reading charts. There were a few more than that because some kids came after the prizes were drawn and given and they had about 40 more books but they couldn't be counted for prizes. Some kids left their books in the book drop too and these couldn't be counted because they weren't listed. So, all in all it went well. Only one organization failed to show up for their program and Dan had talked to them on Monday and the program was on Tuesday and they had totally forgotten about it. That was the wild animal program. So, it is over for this year. Next year the theme is "Get a Clue at the Library." Mysteries! Already thoughts are in the works. Magnifying glasses! Sherlock Holmes! Detective badges? What fun! Dooley

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