Monday, June 5, 2017
We stick together and can see it through 'Cause you've got a friend in me. You've got a friend in me...Randy Newman
This post is for Uncle Dave and Aunt Jane.... Becky, the chicken is alive and well and somehow made it to Tennessee. Ha! Actually, last year when we butchered our chickens, Scott kept three of them alive with plans to butcher them later. Only one hen made it through the winter and since the beginning of May she's made a new friend...Bear. Bear and her are constantly hanging around each other so I decided to go ahead and name her...what else, but Becky. I've come to the conclusion that chickens are social and in need of companionship, like us. Becky sticks near Bear, living primarily on our porch and in our planters by the back door. I've even caught her sleeping next to Bear. She's also laying eggs, about one every other day. I don't think chickens are too smart though. The other day she layed an egg right on the side walk and when it landed, it cracked on the cement. Interesting. The flip side to having a chicken as a pet is waking up every morning to dirt on your sidewalk and poop on your porch. I haven't had the heart to put her back in the chicken house.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Ethan headed back to school for a summer class of organic chemistry. He looks kind of sweaty in the picture. It's humid today and packing in this heat zaps you. He text to say he arrived safely. I asked him on Monday how his first class went and he said it will be "intense." I'm guessing that means he'll be studying quite a bit. Keep pressing on Ethan!
Friday, June 2, 2017
Below are pictures of our home. After last year's drought I thought the grass was dead for sure. I love the greenness of spring and early summer. You know what else I love...watching the fireflies from our window at night. They start flickering in May and will be out all summer.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Ethan received a check in the mail from Virginia Tech; reward money for a competition he entered at Tenn Tech. I'm really not sure what his project was, but I do know it was a group project with several other guys and he mentioned something about a radio. It's technical! His group came in second place. The check was for a large amount too. So proud of him! He put the money in savings toward his school.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Our roof is an ongoing project and one day it will be totally done. Scott and Ethan (and Randy helped some too) spent the day finishing up the side of our roof. We still have the trim around the whole edge and the snow guard to put on before winter. Sure appreciate your help men.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
School's out for summer. The halls are filled with desks in preparation of stripping and waxing over the summer. Goodbyes are both exciting and sad for students and teachers alike. This was a great school year and one of my dear students (below) will be off to a new school. I love seeing the kids progress and mature from 3rd to 5th grades. It's time for me to say goodbye too as I'll be back at Central Office full time over our department. Below is a picture of our clinic being repainted to a light gray for the new year. So long Hawkins Elementary!