Sunday, October 07, 2007

Late last week our 3 year old wash machine died a painful and lingering death. It has had some puzzling health problems for some time. By actually being present when it was getting into the spin mode, you could stop the machine, restart it, and it would carry on for a while. missed that critical spot on the timer, it would pour its dirty water all over your floor! But it suddenly refused all treatment and with an awful groan, it gave up. So........we had to cart our dirty laundry to the Laundrymat in town. But it is clean, folded and hung up now. Now to find a surgery center for that hunk of #$%^&* over there in the corner!!!!

We hauled hay from Green County last week. Sunday we hauled 74 bales; Monday, 110; and Tuesday it was 122. I hope we have enough to last us until new hay is cut in late May or early June next year. I think so. Hay is very hard to get, as the drought in this part of the country was very hard on the hay crop. It normally sells for about 3.25 to 4.00 but now it is 6.50 to 8.00! Ed says we are going to eat the horses! Yeah, right!! Here is a photo I took of the farming country where we went and picked up the hay. It was so beautiful! Reminded me so much of Wisconsin, when we visited there a couple of years ago.

Here is what Miss Kitty does best. She spends hours on this box. Most of the time she is sleeping but occasionally she will chase her tail until she falls off! She has been known to run across the floor and make a flying leap onto the box, only to overshoot her landing and land in a heap behind it! Does she ever look embarrassed when she does that!!! Then she will usually take off into another room like that is what she meant to do along!!

Yesterday, I went to the Photo Clubs annual picnic, (otherwise known as the Spamfest!) It was at Strahl Lake in Brown County State Park. Usually this time of year there is lots of color in the leaves, but not this time. We had a lot of fun and we hiked around the lake and took pictures anyway. Last year it was so cold and windy that it was quite uncomfortable. What a difference a year makes! Of course we all ate too much. It was a pitch in kind of picnic. Yum!