Dear Diary…..

Dear diary…..I like Autumn!  While today, September 22, is National Dear Diary Day, I am more excited that it is the first day of Autumn!  

Dirt path in autumn forest

It’s been a long hot, humid and very wet summer so I am more than ready for blue jeans and sweatshirts sitting around a campfire and maybe a wiener roast.

No, not that kind!






Yes, this kind!





I love to go for drives  thru the countryside to look at the leaves  and long walks with Dillon in the crisp air.  Aaaahhh.  Happy Fall Ya’ll!


Paw Prints on Your Heart


I love dogs, well I love all animals but I am most fondest of the canines. Today is National Dog Day and it is all about man’s best friend. It’s a day that encourages you to go out and adopt from a shelter and give a dog a chance at a new life where they will be happy and safe.

In 2012, we did just that. We were pretty specific that we wanted a rescue who was at least 5 years old and a Siberian Husky. Our daughter had a Husky for 14 years so we were familiar with the breed and their specific challenges. Let me introduce you to Dillon!


He came home with us the same day we met him. Isn’t he a handsome guy? I mentioned their specific challenges and I’ll name the top two which are 1) they shed twice a year for six months and 2) they are escape artists and can never be off leash.

Oh and they like to dig! DillonDirtyNose

Can you read his mind?  I think he is saying “Prove it was me that dug that hole!”

Dogs bring us companionship, loyalty and unconditional love.  Please consider rescuing a dog that needs a forever home.  You won’t regret it!

August 15, 2016 Fire At The Post Office!

I work as a backup clerk for a couple small area post offices and yesterday, which was a Sunday, there was an electrical fire.  Thankfully a customer had gone in to check her PO box for mail and discovered it and called 911.  Oh my what a mess!  We were able to get the mail out on time on Monday amidst all the black soot that covered everything.  Long story short….Neither snow nor rain nor electrical fires shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds! 

This is the wall where a bulletin board was hanging on the wall so you can see how black the walls are.  

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