Monday, May 30, 2011
Spring appears to have finally arrived in northern Maine, along with the critters.
I have the yearly ground hog under my house to contend with, along with spiders invading my kitchen sink and bathroom tub.
Then last week, a squirrel got in the house. I made a trip to Lowes for a living trap, which I couldn't figurte out how to set up. A couple of friends stopped but to help, but to no avail.
"It would take a hundred pound squirrel to set this off."
My friend's comment sent us into fits of laughter.
The next day, I pulled out of my yard to head out for a much-needed massage and found myself facing a horse coming down the middle of the road.
I rounded off the week with 4 black fly bites after a few minutes outside.
And I waited all winter for this.
O Happy Spring!
Posted by GraceGal at 8:09 PM
Monday, May 23, 2011
We had a ball despite the cold temperatures. I had to buy a huge fleece pullover at a yard sale to put over my jacket in order to make it through the day. I tried to talk one woman in to selling me her gloves, all to no avail.
Barb, an avid garage sale gal, has passed her passion on to her daughters and granddaughters. Thus at every sale, we pulled up in two cars and out piled the eight of us. They teased me that I wouldn't make it to the end of the day.
"People who go with us never return the following year,"they warned.
Determination kept me warm and energized from 7:15 am to 5:00pm when we finally stopped for supper.
Her daughter picked up the find of the day, a rustic black shelf for $10.
I found a few books, a couple of old suitcases and a frame that I'll share later. All in all, it was the fun and friendship that stood out above all else.
Marking my calendar for next year :)
Posted by GraceGal at 5:08 PM