Saturday, August 13, 2011

Anniversary Celebration

Gerry's sister Darlene and her husband Tom celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary on August 12 and we joined them for dinner at Callahan's in Frederick, MD to help them celebrate.  It was a joint celebration since our anniversary is August 17, however we have 15 years on them.  We all enjoyed the meal and the restaurant very much and I know there will be a return trip from us in the future.

It's about an hour drive for us to the restaurant from the cabin and they came from the Annapolis, MD area and it took them 1 1/2 hours.  They ran into about 40 minutes of very heavy rain and many people pulled off the road rather than driving in the downpour.  They have an all wheel drive SUV and continued on since it handles very well on wet pavement.  We were stuck behind a couple slow pokes on the way down the mountain and it slowed us down quite a lot.

Earlier in the day Jack brought his truck, we picked up some shelving from Lowes Hardware that was on a closeout sale and installed it in the bathroom and bedroom.  It looks really nice and the bathroom unit gives us more needed storage, while the bedroom unit gives us less storage.  Since storage is so tight in the cabin, we aren't sure if we made the right decision or not.  I guess we will have to continue to clean out old "stuff" that we don't need and pare down even more.  It surely is hard to part with good items but since we haven't used them for a while, I guess it is time.

Larry Jr. had two sawzalls and gave me one of them since I have been wanting one for a while now.  It came in handy to cut a small piece out of the bathroom unit to allow the water pipes to go behind it.  What would have been a long drawn out task with a hand saw went by very quickly with the new saw.  Thanks a million, Jr.  I know I will get a lot of use out of the saw while we are here at the cabin and in the future.

During the last week or so the resident deers have been in the meadow every day with up to 6-7 deer out there at a time.  There are two fawns from this year that have lost their spots but are the most playful little guys around.  They eat a while and then bound off and return.  In addition, there is one deer that must be a year old and the older deer like to go after it.  I don't know if this is a weening process or if they don't like the deer.  In any case, they provide us with a show every day.  

Last night on the way back from the restaurant a fox ran across the road in front of us near the cabin and it was a streak.  I've never seen a fox run so fast and it hit the road in two spots and was across and into the woods.  It was just in front of us and moved so fast that I could not have avoided hitting it if we were there a few seconds earlier. 

Stuffed peppers are on tap for Sunday dinner and my mouth is watering for them already.

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