Monday, February 26, 2024

Home Again

41°f this morning, or 5°C, warming to near 60 by afternoon. Rain expected tonight. 

What a perfectly beautiful day. The peepers are singing, some wasps are stumbling around, a few mini daffodils and johnny-jump-ups are in bloom...and I have a bad cold. Just my luck. So I am dragging around feeling sorry for myself while the rest of the world is almost dancing for joy in the sun.

But what a wonderful visit with family this weekend. I was so glad to see our son's home come into view after our long drive.

We had such a good time. Granddaughter Grace and her mother made a delicious buffet of Italian subs, fresh fruit, salad, veggies, and cookies. I was too busy talking and eating and holding this sweet, sweet baby boy to remember to take pictures. 

Did you ever see such a happy face? J was good as gold, playing and laughing until he just fell asleep.  He is so heavy too! This little fella is going to be a big man, I think.

Our visit was all too short, but that is just as well since I was beginning to feel pretty rough when we left for the long drive back across the mountains.  There was still snow on the ground in many places, left by Saturday's little storm. I took a few---well, many---pictures as we traveled along. These loaded in random order, so not exactly how we saw these scenes, but you get the idea.

Finally, about halfway through our trip, we were in Buckhannon, where the only snow to be seen was on vehicles. By the time we got home, there was not a white patch to be seen.

Today we spent the morning cleaning house, and cleaning out the van. Then I priced more totes ofvstuff for the booths while Larry worked outside. More exciting things were happening up at Sarah's cabin, though, where a contractor is putting on the long-awaited roof.


  1. It's funny how some shots there can look like here. That first road photo with the snow in the rock cut is not dissimilar to scenes that U have come across. And the one with the white house at the end of the drive could fit in here too. The mountains are different, but we do have upland and hilly areas.

  2. The boy had a great time sitting on your lap :-) Awesome that you had a great visit and family time.

  3. So glad to hear of your short visit, and long but pretty ride to see them. Those moments will be remembered, more than coming down with a cold!

  4. You live in such a beautiful area! It is actually a lot like ours with the mountains and snow, the major difference is that we have predominantly pine trees and you have pretty much everything. Either way, each of our own slices of heaven.


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