Thursday, September 09, 2010
Only one more day to get through before heading to the mountains! Our neighbor is feeding the animals for us and another neighbors DIL is milking Buttons.All the neighbors are going to take turns checking on the house and animals while we are gone. Tramp, Tinker and Kuma will be guarding the place with neighbor Chuck looking over whenever they bark. Every instruction has been written down on paper, put in water proof baggies, taped to the feeding table. I didn't stop there, oh no. I wrote how to feed each animal on a index card and attached it to their cage, pen, stall, etc. This isn't needed as the neighbor has been helping feed with us so he knows how when we leave and the DIL has milked goats and cows all her life and works for a Vet. I am just wanting to make sure each animal gets their special attention and treats. I know there will be phone calls made but I will try not to be too big of a pest. I have been boxing up things to take to the girls and their families. I am giving my santa collection to Megan and her daughter. Maggie and her daughters are getting my nutcracker collection and Melody is getting the birdhouse collection. These are things I don't decorate with any longer but they can add them to their own collection. Also dish sets, household items, things that I decluttered and packed away. Didn't want to sell them because of memories so will pass them on for more memory making. They will enjoy the things and I have gotten more things out of the way. Looking forward to a family cookout at Megan's. Q's 13th birthday is Saturday, as well as 3 other grands in the next few weeks so we are celebrating them all together before going to the football game. I have packed my red sweatshirt ( team colors are red and white) as the nights are cool in the mountains. I have my goat bell packed to ring at the game and my sign cheering the Franklin Panthers is ready. Have my camera batteries all charged and ready to take lots of pictures. Cooler sitting ready to pack, suitcase packed, dogs had their baths though Rusty is the only one going with us. Kuma will stay home this trip since we will be on the go alot and she hasn't been there before. Rusty will love it as he is going back where he came from. Everything that can be done is done. Things that can't be done till tomorrow are on my list just itching to be marked off. Tomorrow night will bring little sleep as I plan on getting up way before daylight and going to my beautiful mountains and family. If laptop is ready tomorrow I will be taking it along and check in but if not I will be back Sunday night with lots of pics and stories. Have a blessed weekend!