|Cloud formations from yesterday morning. Just thought they were cool.|
The dehydrator is running again - with more zucchini. This time it's shredded fairly small so I'm anxious to see how how it turns out. I have two more to do and possibly more on the way. Also want to try doing some tomatoes but I'd rather get ones that are large enough to can. We will see.
Yesterday I had coffee which turned into breakfast with a gal who will hopefully become a new friend. We visited for over 2 hours - it seemed to fly. She goes over the road with her truck driver husband for much of the year. She is a believer and is just a few years older than I am. There are always some nerves when making new friendships - at least for me. So...we will see.
On a different note last Friday we lost our Sally dog. She was 13 years old, probably as fat as she was tall - she was pretty short so that's easy to accomplish. She was half german shepherd and half corgi-mutt. Had shepherd coloring, face and feet with corgi legs. We don't know for sure what happened as she was ok when I left for route that afternoon. I firmly believe she was hit by a vehicle even though Hubby said she looked ok. These last few years she didn't get enough attention but she was still faithful to wag her tail and greet us when we got home - as well as serving as an alert dog - letting me know when someone had come in the driveway. She was especially helpful with that when the boys and I lived alone after Mike died - I never worried about having someone "sneak up" on us. We got her about a year and a half before Mike died - makes her loss a bit harder as outside of my boys who I don't count in this list she was the last "thing" we shared to go. Sally dog and two of my cats from OK moved here to IN with us. The cats are gone, my purple "Princess" Intrepid is gone and I sold the house we shared a year about he died. Kinda makes it the end of an era. None of that to say that I'm not "happy" with where my life is now - just her loss signifies more endings. I'm not at all sure how to express that.. There was some humor in the situation though. I got home from work to see Hubby sitting down in the shop looking completely exhausted. This is unusual enough that I asked him if he was quitting early. (It was one of those ridiculously hot humid days). His response was "Well I've been doing something I shouldn't have to do...I'm not sure what happened - whether she got hit or if it was just old age but Sally is gone. I just got done burying her". My reaction - mentally was "Sally's gone - and you buried her. Why did you have to bury Sally? Won't we get in trouble for having Sally buried on our property? Ooh poor Bob...where is he?" followed by verbally "Oh...you mean Sally dog?!? I thought you were talking about Bob's wife and it didn't make sense to me.". Hubby laughed...thankfully Bob did also later when Hubby told him about it. I still look for her when I get home and miss her bark of greeting.
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