Monday, November 27, 2023

The house is finished and Dasha andJonathan moved in on November 22nd

The living room before

Looking from the kitchen to the living room

The kitchen

New bathroom cabinets and sink

The finished living room

Finished kitchen

One of the bedrooms finished


The new paint on the front of the house

The hall bathroom before

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Jonathan and Dasha get the key to their new house today.

 Just a short walk from our house, we could not be more pleased.  Lots of work to do in bringing it up to date, both Doug and I will be helping. It will be interesting to see how long it will take before J and D can move from our house to their new house.

Friday, July 7, 2023

Since I came back from New York

 I am thinking about my twin in England who lost her partner of 35 years and his funeral is next week. He passed away suddenly at age 72 from a heart attack while shearing his sheep. 

Dasha and Jonathan are looking at houses for sale, but there are so few on the market in their price range. So more time spent living with us is in order, We had plumbing problems with Jonathan's son causing his toilet in our front bedroom to overflow several times.( he is staying with us for the summer) The final time we had a lake of water a quarter of the way into the bedroom which is carpeted. It took two days with fans and heat to dry out and now of course smells. A new toilet was purchased, one that advertises that it can flush golf balls.

Dasha had the courage to get on her horse and ride him. Doug had been riding him for her for the past two years. So we are very pleased that she is enthusiastic and going out almost every evening to ride after work. She herself began riding as a beginner with us just before she got Tandy her horse, and was riding my usual ride Coco all this time.

Friday, June 16, 2023

I went to New York to visit my son and family

My son Eddy and dog Hayan meet me at JFK

Eddy with daughter Audrey and wife Steph  we went out to a park

Me next to a river at Hawley Pennsylvania.

An old farm in New York

My grand daughter and the family dog

Doug meets me at Burbank airport


Thursday, May 11, 2023

Meet Up in Santa Barbara

My daughter Heather and her husband Ryan are on vacation in Avila Beach  at a "time share" and we agreed to meet in Santa Barbara about an equal distance from where they are staying and where we live. So we met them at the harbor and ate lunch took pictures and then drove to the shopping district and had '"turkish coffee" which tasted appalling but gave us a lot of energy.

In the harbor Santa Barbara, California

Drinking the turkish coffee

Paddling in the ocean in the harbor

Me and Heather in front of one of the big buildings in Santa Barbara

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Dasha andJonathan go to England and Kazacstan

Jon and Dasha loading their huge suitcases into the car

Posing for me just before leaving, Doug drove them to the airport LAX

 My step son and wife head off for an adventure. They will be meeting at least one of my family in England and possibly staying for a night or more. And also meeting up with Dasha's family in Kazacstan. Dasha is from Russia but can not go there, so her family is crossing the border to meet Jonathan for the first time.