Around 3 pm, H’s quitting time, the phone rang. It was H, asking if I wanted to go have a drink to celebrate his birthday. I said it would be awhile before I was finished with the project I was working on, so to go ahead. I asked how he liked his cake and he said he loved it and that I had gotten him “good”. I was relieved.
I eventually made it down to the bar he had chosen. He was having a blast visiting with his friends. I gave him a birthday card from the cats, a popup one that was really cute. He showed it to everyone in the place. The card I gave him was pretty funny. I wish I could scan it and show it to you, but I’m at my dad’s so it’ll have to wait.
We stayed for several drinks. I’m not much of a drinker, but it was really fun. Some of our favorite people were there, Penny McP and her boyfriend, and several others. A very good time was had by all. We were going to go out to dinner, but both of us were full from the drinks, so we went home and had a light supper. Nothing too exciting but H was happy.
Saturday I drove to Absarokee to spend some time with my dad and brother. I’m staying until Wednesday morning. I’d probably stay longer but I need to be back for a board meeting. I am really looking forward to using some of my vacation. I haven’t really had much opportunity since work is so busy, but now that I have an assistant; it should be much easier to take time off.
Yesterday we took a nice long drive. We saw a lot of deer, some wild turkeys, eagles and mountain sheep. The mountains were absolutely beautiful and it wasn’t very windy, which was a nice change of pace. When we got back my brother and I stocked my Uncle John’s house with firewood and I did some cooking.
These Big Horn Sheep were right next to the Stillwater Mining Company Platinum & Palladium Mine, near Nye. The mining activity doesn't seem to have hurt the sheep population.
I'm not sure if you can see the sign on the archway, in case you can't, it says "Y ME".
Today I am getting the full benefit of wireless internet. I have surfed your blogs from the comfort of the kitchen table (it’s nice to be able to keep an eye on what I’m cooking for a change—the family is very thankful) and also from the deck until I froze out. For those of you who are used to lightening fast internet and wireless technology, this probably isn’t very exciting news. But out here in the sticks, this is new and wonderful stuff.
By the way, I am writing this from the comfort of the couch.
Life is good!