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Still beasty hot!

 

Today in My History

2000: Touchspace or Cyberspace
2001:  Law of the Land
2002:  Making Molehills Out of Mountains
2003:  Judy & Ethel Together Again
2004:  It's All Routine
2005:  An Eddie-like Dog
2006:   Here We Go Again
2007:  
Beaver Lake

2008: Mrs. S Graciously Declines Your Invitation
2009:  It's Greek to Me
2010:  Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little
2011:  Going to the Head

2012: Shrinkage
2013: An Unbelievable Story
2014: Sunday Stealing
2015: Down Memory Lane
2016: Sister Kathleen
2017: Chrysanthemums
2018: Day Off
2019: Saturday 9
2020: George Ede


Theater Reviews
Updated 7/10/21
Shrek

Books Read in 2021
 Updated 8/03
"Win" and
"Miracle Cure"
by Harlan Coben...and
"Mr. Monk Goes to
the Firehouse"
by Lee Goldberg


My family

Bev's 65 x 365

Books Read in 2021
Books Read in 2020

Books Read in 2019
Books Read in 2018

Books Read in 2017
Books Read in 2015
Books Read in 2014
Books Read in 2013

Books Read in 2012
Books Read in 2011
Books Read in 2010


Cast (updated 7/16)

Email
(you know how to fix it)
 


Some Background Links:
The Philosophy of Juice & Crackers
The story of Delicate Pooh
The story of the Piņata Group
Pumpkin pies
Who IS this Gilbert person anyway?
Sold!


mail to Walt / mail to Bev  s

IN THE BEGINNING

3 August 2021

Our brief sojourn to Santa Barbara did not start out auspiciously.  Marta had made plans for her stepsister to move in here to take care of the dogs, as we decided not to separate them, which had not worked out well the last time we tried it.  The stepsister was vacationing in Florida and then, unexpectedly, tested positive for Covid, so she was quarantined in a hotel in Florida, which left us without many options, none of which were good.  Ultimately, Marta decided to stay home.

We got away around noon, Walt driving the first shift to Morgan Hill, where we stopped for lunch at 5 Guys, then shortly after at a cherry stand to pick up two bags of cherries to take to the party.  I forgot to let Ned know that at 5 Guys, you don't need to order more than one order of French fries.  They give you lots.

We ran into traffic delays in several spots, including one very bad one which turned out to be caused by lookie-loos (including me) checking out the very graphic auto accident on the other side of the freeway.

Eventually, I texted Tom that we needed directions to his house, since we had never been there before.  He sent me back GPS instructions, complete with a lovely lady who would talk us in from the freeway to his house.  The GPS took us on the back road up over Highway 154 past Lake Cachuma, which took us through some absolutely gorgeous areas and I was sorry that we were in a hurry and didn't stop at the overlook to take a picture, but we were so close....

Tom & Laurel's house is amazing.  Beautiful.  Absolutely perfect for their family, filled with enough rooms, closets, nooks and crannies that the girls can be involved in their own activities and not bother each other, and Laurel's father, who lives with them, has space for his own apartment.

We got the downstairs tour, and I decided my knees would prefer the upstairs tour later, but they had ordered Mexican take-out, so we settled in for dinner.  Ned and the girls planned what kind of movie they would be making over the weekend ('cause that's what you do with Uncle Ned)

We were going to be juggling the one car over the weekend.  After dinner, Ned drove us back to Alice & Joe's where we were staying, and helped unload suitcases and set up Joe's TV for me so that I could watch TV during the night and use the headphones so as not to bother anybody. . Then he took the car and went back to Tom and Laurel's.

As it turned out, I was so sleepy, I managed to sleep most of the night without the need of the television.

Ned checked in with Marta and learned that both dogs had spent most of the day by the front door, waiting for Ned and me to return.  They even forgot to bark when 5 p.m. rolled around and there was no dinner being prepard.
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY

 

Lake Cachuma

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