|Dave fishes, Lewis holds the net|
|oof, oof, oof|
|the ivy under the Copper Beech is always cool on a hot day|
The weather has swung from the low 90's with equal humidity to the 50s, brilliant sun and puffy clouds to pouring rain and scudding clouds. Lewis has been having a ball "fishing" with Dave, peeing whenever the mood strikes him, ooffing at the bass boats plying the cove's waters, helping Dave outside and entertaining company.
|Lewis helps pile the tree trimmings on the bonfire pile|
|Lisa massages Lew at Happy Hour|
|Lew escorts Nancy Jo|
The only problem he has in this cottage is he isn't able to watch us both at the same time. In Beluga keeping track of us is easy but here he has to be a little creative to keep an eye on both of us.
|keeping an eye on me while he tries to rest on the couch|
|one of us is in the bathroom, one is in the kitchen....tough to find just the right|
spot to watch us both
|one on the deck, the other down on the grass....where should a guy sit?|
So.....that's how Lewis has used his first week. We've been getting caught up with laundry, taking care of some necessary appointments, enjoying second cup and happy hour outside (when it's not raining), supervising the dock installation, doing a little entertaining and filling some crocks and planters with summer color.
I tend to lose Dave when we're in a Garden Center. I start talking to him, asking his opinion about this or that, and then I realize he's not with me.....
Our niece Lisa came over for dinner on Dave's birthday. His birthday cake was, as always, a strawberry/rhubarb pie. This year I didn't make the pie personally. We bought one at the Julian Pie Company (Julian, California) in January and we've been dragging it all over the country (in the freezer of course) til the big day. He'd been trying every trick in the book to get me to bake it before his birthday, but I remained steadfast. Delayed gratification is good for you I kept telling him. I have no pictures, it was gone too fast.
|Lisa and Dave contemplate the world|
Last night we enjoyed a visit from our much loved (and recently, sadly deceased) friend and ex neighbor Carm's daughter, Nancy Jo. Carm lived in Tucson for the last years of her life and Nancy Jo lives in Amsterdam so we haven't seen much of her over the years. She was a young girl when we first moved in next door to them and we've kept up with each others lives through Carm. Nancy Jo is in the U.S. visiting with friends and we had such a lovely evening together. The time flew by, literally and figuratively.
Beluga is in the shop for a check up and some routine stuff. I feel oddly unsettled not being able to look out the window and see her. Seems like part of the house is gone. Hopefully she'll be back in a day or so and I'll be much happier.