Friday, April 19, 2013


My morning walk took me exploring where automobiles are prohibited.

The street by the fairgrounds is seriously under construction.

 Our town is expanding and growing at an alarming rate.  New sewer is needed to drain the sludge from hundreds of new apartments built to house students at a university that was once a two-year college.

 A big party celebrating the 100th birthday of Madison County is planned at the fairgrounds this summer.  This puts a lot of pressure on the city contractors to get the big-dig done before festivities begin.

 “I love work; it fascinates me; I can sit and watch it for hours.” Jerome K. Jerome 

 A block away and within yards of our house is more construction. 

Heavy equipment like this rattles our windows and stirs up the dust all day.

 The assisted living facility across from us is putting in more buildings.  If I had money to invest I’d put it into assisted living. The glut of Boomers is quickly becoming gobs of old geezers.  At least this place is close enough my kids can just shove me over there in a wheel chair when the time comes.

 Our narrow little street was getting heavy traffic with all the detours so the city put up this sign.  Now we live on a closed road.  Keeps away the riff-raff.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


The big wedding day was spectacular and wonderful.
 Bride and Mother of the Bride had been preparing for months and months.

 Mother of the Bride declared, “Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!”

 Bride, Groom and family and friends gathered to decorate and prepare for the big event.

 Our house became Bed and Breakfast, with a beauty shop and nursery.

 Mother Nature didn’t cooperate.  
The winds whipped up to gusts of 40mph and the temps dropped.
  The bridesmaids nearly froze waiting for the couple to come out for photos.

Groom and Bride are now Mr. and Mrs.

 The Groom loved the photo session with the bridesmaids.
 The cold weather made for some serious cuddling.

Grandparents smiled through chattering teeth.

 Before the reception “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 
while the guys pose for the photographer.

 The cake was cut.

 Preparing for the bouquet toss.

 Jostling for position.

 The Bride’s younger sister scored.  Father of the Bride demanded a do-over.

“True love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that.”

 Truly a Princess Bride.

These two can DANCE!