Monday, July 28, 2008

Small gripe about being neighborly

Ok so normally I try to keep to my side of the "fence" not be to noisy around the neighborhood....leave that to DH and the lady downstairs. I'll pump them for the information if I really want to know about it.
Anyway the other night by 2ndDD, DH and I are coming home from Germanfest - had a great time by the lake. We happen to be at the 4 way stop that people have been known to blow through. I see some flames on a lawn, no one around, not normally a fire pit (nor are these people known to be outside in the evening)
So I say to DH and DD "Hey, his lawn is on fire" Their looking andeeing nothing - the flame I saw was approx. a fist size. But I can kind of see some trails of smoke. Hubby says "Awww taint nothin, lets go home"
Get home 1st DD says "Mom I'm hungry can you run me to Mc D's?" Sure another chance to spy on the fire I'm thinking.
We both see a red glowing spot on the ground - this guy is burning out a tree stump.
So I head to his front door - now mind you it is going on 10 pm.....
He comes to the door and acts like I am bothering him when I mention his lawn is on fire and maybe he should take a look at it............
I feel great because I "saved" the neighorhood from burning down....shouldn't Smoky the Bear be happy???
Next day I happen to drive past this yard again.....this JACK! has wheelbarrows and lawn chairs around the stump with plastic bags on them ..... so no one sees the glowing embers.

What at JACK, next time I will just call the Fire Department and let the home owners deal with a fine for doing a burn, that is unattended, has not been approved or what ever else they might stick him with

Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer Camp

I took part in another Secret Pal on the Crochetville site. I had a blast, we had all different things to do at virtual camp, from figuring out who is this - with sent in baby pictures, a scavenger hunt every week, id the flora and fauna (some were really tricky)

Good thing we did not have to give instructions on short sheeting - I don't even understand the concept of short sheets yet alone how it would be created....ahh well

My secret pal was Briana or known on the 'ville as luckybmr - she is such good story teller. She told us about her alpacas Alphonse and Allie...they went to camp with us and fell head over heals in love LOL. Not only is she a great story teller but a super secret pal

I found out that she sent her very first doily made to me, as you can see from the photo she did an awesome job - looks like she has been doing this for ages :)

Here are photos of the gifts that were sent by Briana through out the swap-

I really have been blest with two great swap partners since I started partaking in the secret pals - I just hope that I have been a good provider for my secret pal...can not say who I have yet her package will be there on Tuesday

I have some pictures of the crocheted items I made for her