Monday, September 30, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
We spent a good deal of time figuring out how we would exchange cars. I drove to her house, she drove me back to my house, where we started walking. Then, I drove her back to my house to pick up her car. Simple? We forgot the little matter of the keys. She left her keys at my house, and I locked my purse in her house. With a little ingenuity and a ladder we were able to solve that problem. All was well that ended well! We were very proud of ourselves!
We did 10 miles averaging less than 16 minutes per mile! And this was NOT flat terrain! If you want to see the elevation changes, check it out at http://www.mapmywalk.com/workout/391275507!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
So, after looking up how to refelt an autoharp, I launched into the job on Friday. Imagine my shock when I took the bars off and 30 tiny little springs sprang all over my kitchen! I rounded them up and wondered, "How am I going to get this thing back together!"
Cutting the felt was a remarkably smooth exercise. I mapped out my new configuration and had everything just the way I wanted it.
Then I asked Ed to help me reassemble it. He came up with a clever way to get each spring in, but we had to do the bars upside down. We carefully turned them over (without loosing a single one) and screwed it back together before anything could go wrong. And, believe it or not, it works perfectly! It was an interesting project with a very satisfying ending!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Lenny took a picture of the crowd with his cell phone. He said if we looked carefully we could try to count heads. But this doesn't count the people playing bean bag, ring toss, soccer or Frisbee golf! (Not to mention a half a dozen under the parachute!)
From what we've heard, the party was a roaring success. Ed and I were pooped by the time the day was over. Sadly, Ed threw his back out right after we finished cleaning up. He picked up one last pumpkin and never stood up straight again.
Lenny had a great time pulling the tractor and said, "We're doing this again next year, aren't we?" Ed said,"We'll never do this again!" We'll wait and see if he softens his tune next year!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
... skirted the edges of a soybean field..
http://www.mapmywalk.com/workout/376418163), and then we continued to walk another mile before we reached the car (parked on Irving Ruby Road)! I told Ed we'd have to walk that route more efficiently next time. He told me there will be NO next time!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
If you want to see our splits, check out the link at http://www.mapmywalk.com/workout/374393025. Some of the longer splits where we had to stop and put the dogs off or on leash. Oh, and did I mention Coda went walkabout again? I had to leash her up the rest of the way home!