4June2008

Rain, Rain, Go Away!!

Posted by Sunny Chandonais under: Life.

For the 4th of June, we have yet to see some prolonged spring days. All the rain and clouds have succeeded in making the grass grow (as well as the weeds in the meadows). All has turned green instead of brown after the thaw. Ron is also on the mend, but I fear it will be another four to six weeks before he can do things with the arm. The rain is better than what the poor Midwest is getting — thunderstorms and tornadoes.

We were visited by Ron’s nephew Eric and his girlfriend over Memorial Day, and in spite of cloudy weather, we all had a great time. Come again Eric! We are counting the days until grandchildren and parents visit in July, also. But we are both sad that we may not see little Casper (our other grandson) until the holidays. But who knows – life surprises us sometimes!

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19April2008

Spring? and Ron’s Shoulder

Posted by Sunny Chandonais under: Uncategorized.

We went from a weekend of temperatures in the 70s to snow and daily  temperatures in the 40s.  It snowed 3 inches last night and is supposed to snow up to 7 inches or more tonight! WHEN is spring coming?  Even the deer are tired of it, looking desperately for something to eat beneath the white.

Ron had rotator-cuff surgery Wednesday, and today is Saturday.  He is doing better and we are looking forward to  his being healthy and fit again so we can get on with projects!  (Hah!  The doctor says “Not this year.”)

Even though we are cooped up indoors, we do web-cam with the grandchildren, and it makes everything better when we see those little ones smiling and happy.  And little Casper with his helmet!  I do believe he loves to go for bike rides.  It’s hard to believe he will be bicycling with his Poppy and Mommy one of these days.  We used to go on the “down-ups” with Tatyana and Patrick in California and thoroughly enjoyed it.

In hopes of warmer weather, I have planted tomato seeds indoors and some dahlias outside!  Once I see little sprouts I will feel better.

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29March2008

Spring is here (almost)

Posted by Sunny Chandonais under: Uncategorized.

While it is still snowing, the calendar says it is spring. We arrived home Thursday, March 27 after leaving March 14 for a six week trip to Utah and California then back. We saw some beautiful scenery in Utah and hope to return to Zion and hike the slot canyons. Ron has a recurring shoulder injury that prevented us from seeing the grandchildren (boo-hoo), but there are some great pictures on http://flickr.com/photos/sunnysewsit/collections/

Check out Spring Trip to Utah, Parts 1 and 2. We will post on Ron’s shoulder as soon as we find out more information.

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9March2008

Winter on the mend

Posted by Sunny Chandonais under: Uncategorized.

It is March, and although we still have occasional snows, the birds and animals know it will soon be warm. We have even had ducks try out the pond which is finally thawing. The sky is a brilliant blue, and the stars at night are clear and crisp, allowing Ron to enjoy his new telescope. The other night he saw the Horsehead Nebula in Orion’s belt. Exciting stuff! We are looking forward to warmer weather, guests, and more fishing and boating!

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16January2008

Winter at Seven Springs Ranch

Posted by Ron Chandonais under: Uncategorized.

It is January 16 2008. After a recent snowfall the ground is a brillant white and glistens in the light of an early morning sun. The night was very cold (-1.5 at 7:00am.) It is all very beautiful.

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