Tuesday, September 30, 2014



Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby. It was really cold this morning when we got up. Overcast & cloudy.

Fed the fish & deer.

Did laundry & dishes.

I was extremely tired today. Feels like I am coming down with something.

Made oatmeal raisin cookies for hubby when he got home by 6PM. He was down at the shop.

No mail today even though I went down and checked.

Too cold to ride my bike.

Watched new show Scorpion on TV with hubby when he came home from shop at 8PM. Hubby stayed up to watch the Blacklist. I was too tired and went to bed.


Got up and made cheese eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich for hubby. It was raining and dark when we got up. Very depressing to have to turn on all the lights.

After hubby left, I started laundry & dishes.

Hubby called about 9AM. Said that he had been picked for special emergency for Frontier in Everett. He came back home and packed a bag. Will return on the weekend (maybe). Drove his truck back to the yard and then took his company truck. There was a major catastrophic cut of cable 10 days ago in Redmond; so they needed extra service techs for outage in Redmond, Everett, and Kirkland.

Damage to cable in Redmond, WA

I left to go get my hair done - Brazilian Blowout with Julie in Post Falls. I picked up a latte in Rathdrum first. They were out of white coffee! Ack.

Got to hair salon 20 minutes early. Julie was having a plumber in to take care of backed up water pipe. Julie said my hair was dry from too much highlighting. Stylist who does highlight does not know what she is doing... Can't go back to her anymore.

Julie did my hair wonderfully, as usual!

Brazilian Blowout

Came back and picked up burgers for dogs at McD's. Then stopped at Stein's to get some groceries. Got bones for dogs.

At home, got mail. Received my pumpkin necklace & leaf earrings.

Unloaded groceries. Fed burgers to dogs. Gave them bones to eat. Fed deer. Put away clean dishes. Put away laundry.

Maggie Moo stole my shoe from the backroom and put it on the couch.

 My shoe on couch
 Guilty Maggie Moo

Bud enjoyed his bone crackin'.

Bud & Bone

I am lonely without hubby.

Sunday, September 28, 2014



Got up late 8AM; made breakfast for dogs. Warmed up a piece of quiche for hubby.

Did laundry & dishes. Hubby watched his shows until 10:30.

We went to get latte for hubby in Athol. Walked dogs in the RV area of park by museum.

Stopped at Lil Town Market to get Anbesol for me - blister on inside lip.

Came home and unloaded dogs. Took Bud with us to get truck from Charles' shop; Tim stopped by to pick up brown dually to use for moving.

Hubby and I went down to boat. It was too windy to go out so we got sandwiches from Mexican restaurant. Stopped at Merchantile for drinks.

Saw a guy back into the marina with a small truck on a big boat. Almost lost control of truck as it slid back into the water - boat was too heavy & he slipped tires on water near dock. Idiot. 

Had lunch on boat. It was cold in the shade. Bud fell into the water. He panicked. Got him out. Wiped him off. Sat on the boat for a while.

Came home at 3:30.

Painted orange on the trees for No Trespass to hunters.

Hubby and I walked down to the big shop to measure one of the boats.

Hubby and I were knocking down dead tree branches with the forklift. Hubby put it away and came up to the house.

Then Tim & Toneesha came over with the baby & the kid to bring us 8 dozen eggs. They had borrowed the tan dually and were moving stuff into the big shop.

While watching Mythbusters, some kid came to the house and had to talk about doing his rear-end. Hubby went out to talk with him.

Afterwards, I cleaned 8 dozen eggs, ordered new boots from Cabelas for hubby, wrapped up a Xmas necklace for Vera, put away laundry, & processed another boat contract. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014



Got up early and made cheese eggs for dogs. Dressed & got ready to go. Picked Dave & Vera up in Hayden at their home. Drove to IHOP to have breakfast. Not such a good breakfast. IHOP sucks.

Hubby drove to Wallace. We got there over 1 hour early. Walked around town. Then went to the 1313 Club to have drink & go potty. Guys had a drink called a RedBall. Hot spicy.

Went back to ziplining place. Pulled our hair back in ponytails, left our phones, purses & billfolds in the truck.

Rode in Suburbans up to the mountain. Went Ziplining on East side from 11am-1pm. Me, Hubby, Dave, Vera, Hank & his wife Jenny, Shauna &

Hank was a riot! He was funny. His wife was sweet.

Guides were Meghan & Drew. Drew was very "respect mah authority!"

Then at 1PM, had beers & changed guides & we went with Theresa who was the mom - scared of heights & her cute little daughter Jen who was doing lots for her mom since her dad passed away this year and her mom had had medical issues. We had lots of fun with them.

Guides were Jeremy (who is in a band) and Cody. Cody was happy-go-lucky laugh riot! It was really fun going with these guys.

Had beers again at the end of the ride. Provided by the Ziplining crew. They took us back down to the office in an Expedition. VERY crowded.

Left notes of appreciation on the walls. Gave them tips. Purchased photos.

Stopped at place in Wallace to get Huckleberry shakes that Vera recommended. Played the player-piano. Looked around the restaurant.

Then went to RV Park in Osborn to have dinner with Jim & Bob. They were funny. Met Bob's dog Admiral, a german shepherd. Very friendly dog.

Saw the most BEAUTIFUL SUNSET on the I90 coming west to CDA. Wish I could have taken a pic of it.

Drove home around 7:30. Picked up burgers at Wendy's. Dropped off Dave & Vera. Went inside their home to meet new dog Bella. Murphy was jumping up on us,

Ziplining in Wallace, Idaho


Wednesday, September 24, 2014



Rained last night. I got up at 3AM to pee, then could not fall back to sleep. I stayed in bed when hubby got up to go to work.

Later, got up at 8AM still exhausted.

Started laundry and dishes.

Fed the fish & fed the deer.

Made 2 bacon & spinach quiches, Made Pumpkin Spice Bread, Made Oatmeal Raisin cookies.

 Bacon Spinach Quiche

 Oatmeal Cookies before baking

It sprinkled and rained most of today. 

In between the rain, I got a photo of the tree turning even more red.


Hubby got home at 5PM, he took me to get my nail fixed with Rhonda in Rathdrum. He got me a latte while I got my nail fixed. We stopped at McDonalds to get burgers for dogs.

Got home and I fed burgers to dogs on the deck. Hubby went down to the shop to put away 2 boats already.

He got home later and we watched - Forever, new ABC tv show. Pretty good.

Went to bed at 11:15 after the news.


Got up and warmed up a slice of quiche for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

Discovered a bag of cookies missing. Maggie must have gotten into then last night when we were gone. Found the destroyed bag in the library after hubby left for work.

I started laundry & dishes.

Fed the fish. Fed the deer. Pulled weeds in front yard.

Monday, September 22, 2014

First Day of FALL 2014


Happy First Day of Fall 2014. It was cold this morning, 46 degrees.

Got up and made cheese egg sandwich for hubby; made eggs for dogs. Hubby hugged everybody and left for work.

I fed the fish. Whitey's cyst on his pectoral fin is huge. He is still using it and getting around fine, but we have no indication of whether he is in pain or not.

I fed the deer. They have been eating ALL the food everynight.

Started dishes. Started laundry.

By 1:00, it was 80 degrees. Typical weird fall weather. Absolute cold in the AM, hot in the PM.

I texted to get an appointment for a Brazilian Blowout.

Sunday, September 21, 2014



Got up at 8AM. We slept late! Made cheese eggs for dog & a sandwich for hubby.

Went to town to get latte for hubby. Walked the dogs in the park - down the Shooting Range Road. Fish & Game ranger came driving down the road and invited us inside the range to look around, but we said that we only walk to the gate & back.

I had diarrhea in the park. It felt awful.

We came home, made sandwiches and then took Bud & Ben with us to the boat. Picked up ice & drinks at the Mercantile in Bayview. I broke a fingernail getting ice! Stayed on the boat from 11-4. Went to McDonald's Resort to pick up more ice and fill water tank/suck out sewage. Gave pumpkin bread & a tip to the kid there.

Motored slowly up to Buttonhook Bay. Saw an idiot create a wake at the dock in Farragut Park. Pulled up next to a couple of sailboats.

Took dogs for a couple walks, we ate lunch, hubby took a nap, we played UNO. Took off back to the Marina at 4PM.

Got dogs unloaded, hubby closed up the boat and we went home.

Bit & Maggie were happy to see us home.

Watched Pawn Stars for a while, then went outside to clean up garbage along highway & put up No Trespassing Signs.

Went to bed at 11pm.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Weekend NOT on Boat


Hubby woke up this morning at 7AM; Then went back to sleep until 8AM. He got up and suggested that we spend tonight & tomorrow night on the boat. I said ok, but we have to take all the dogs.

I got up and made eggo egg sandwich for hubby and eggs for dogs.

Got the Excursion out and loaded dogs in to it for a walk. Went to Athol to get a latte for hubby.

Walked the Triangle walk around the sewage treatment plant, but we did it backwards of what we normally walk. Saw 2 deer bounding thru the woods. Hubby forgot to bring water, so the dogs were quite thirsty when we got back to the truck. Good thing that I had already gotten their water bowls out and filled before we left.

We dropped the dogs off at home, then hubby went to the shop to work while I went on a 1 hour bike ride. Saw TURKEYS!

Turkey Crosses the Road to see his family

A couple people were rude and almost ran over me. One lady passed me on the right when I was making a left hand turn into Sienna Loop. Bitch.

Came back home and made soup & grilled ham & cheese sandwich for hubby. Made Pumpkin Spice bread.

 Wonderfully Yummy Pumpkin Spice Bread

Hubby came home at 5PM; he took a shower. Then sat for a while watching TV. A guy came to load a rear end.

Fall is here. Trees are turning.

 Tree turning red

Hubby walked home and I let the dogs out to greet him. Lil Bit ran over the bridge to bark at him on the driveway.

We had Huck wine. I got drunk.

Had hubby watch the marathon of "You're The Worst" that he had missed.

I made grilled chicken on the grille. Almost blew myself up when lighting the grille!

Went to bed drunk.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Last Day of Week


Got up and made eggs for dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby with eggo waffles.

Hubby left for work at 7AM. He hooked his trailer up on the grey dually, then drove up to the house to get his tie-down straps out of the red dodge.

I fed the fish, started laundry and started dishes. Then took Ben & Bud out with me to feed the deer. The wind is blowing too much again to ride my bike.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rainy Days Coming


Got up and made eggs for dogs. Made egg sandwich with Eggos for hubby.

He left, but forgot to take a sympathy card that I had made for Drew & Chrissy; their weiner dog got hit by a car and they had to put him down.

Hubby turned around in Athol, and I rode my bike down to meet hubby to give him the card.

Did dishes, laundry, fed the fish & deer. Started to go for my bike ride at 9:30 when it was warmer, but winds were up to 11 mph. You can smell the rain in the air. Lots of dark clouds from the West.

It spattered a little rain around 2:30. Hubby came home at 5:15. We took a quick grocery shopping trip to Spirit Lake & also got gasoline in my car. Saw George Bouten at the gas station.

I left hubby at the shop so he could work with Tim; I picked up eggs from Tim - Charles was also down there. I put away groceries in the house, then looked for the chicken food we had purchased the other day. Finally found it in the Excursion back seat. Took the chicken feed down to the shop. The dogs had run out into the road, so hubby put Ben into the car. Maggie was hanging out in the water again. She stinks. Needs a bath.

After putting all the groceries away, I made oatmeal cookies. Watched "You're the Worst" on TV - Season Finale. I really enjoy that show.

Somehow, I wrenched my left foot at the ankle. It hurts bad.

I went to bed at 11PM. Hubby came home at 12:45. I had to get up 2 more times in the night to pee. Drinking too much water.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



Got up and made eggs for dogs. Warmed up breakfast pizza for hubby; warmed up bean soup for hubby.

Went back to sleep on couch for an hour.

Started laundry & dishes.

It warmed up enough, so went for a bike ride at 11:30.

Mowed the dog back yard.

Hubby came home at 6:30. Watched tv for a while. Went to bed.


Got up and made eggs for dogs. Warmed up breakfast pizza for hubby; warmed up bean soup for hubby.

It was warm enough by 9:30 to go for my bike ride.

Came back and started laundry & dishes.

Went to get my nails done with Rhonda at 2:00.

Got burgers at McDonalds.

After I got back, fed burgers to dogs.  Put clothes away. Had washed Ben's bedding & pillow cases so put them back on the bed.

Hubby came home at 5:00. We got in the red dually and went into town. Got deer food at Big R. They actually had some dry cob in stock!

Got a drink for me at Jitterz. Girl made my FREE drink wrong as iced, then had to remake as hot drink and she forgot to put in flavor. It was so hot I could not taste it; burnt my tongue.

Stopped at Costco and purchased new down comforter (it is crunchy). Got faux down pillow, hubby talked me into getting cheap $10 for 2 gel foam pillows. Also got toilet paper & paper towels.

Hubby got dinner at the food court as we were leaving.

We went to Walmart to get other groceries. They did not have a gel pad for my bike, did not have poligrip again - totally out; Walmart stocking sucks.

Came home and I gave the dogs the rest of the ham instead of getting burgers. Put away all the groceries & we were exhausted. Went to bed at 11:00.


Got up and made eggs for dogs. Warmed up breakfast pizza for hubby; warmed up bean soup for hubby.

I took my car down to the shop while hubby rode my bike. Put air in car & bike tires.

Hubby did dog huggies on the deck. Then after he left, I fed fish & fed deer.

Started laundry & dishes.

I called Silver Streak Zipline and reserved Sat Sept 27 for Dave & Vera to come with us. 

Hubby came home at 5:30; he had a quick snack of beans and was going to go down to the shop to work. However, he was so tired that he sat down on the couch to watch an old Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only. 

I made dinner of Pasta Tortellini; he got a phone call to meet a guy at the shop at 7PM. So he left quick. Then he had to run parts over to Josh's house. He was back by 8PM. I was exhausted. Barely kept my eyes open thru the rest of the movie.

I went to bed early at 9:30. Hubby came up later.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Washing Excursion


Slept late until 8AM. Then got up and made eggs for dogs. Made breakfast pizza for hubby. Forgot to take a picture!

After hubby after breakfast and got dressed, we took the dogs to the park for a walk. Got a latte in town for hubby before we went. It was a beautiful day with no clouds in the sky. We walked dogs in the triangle around the sewage treatment plant.

We came home and unloaded dogs. Took Excursion into CDA to wash, got a latte for me in Rathdrum. Stopped at Big R for dog food. They still did not have deer food. Stopped at the Halloween store beside Safeway to see if they had scary Clown mask, but they were SO expensive; started at $35 and went up.

Hubby was hungry, so we ate at Las Chavelas. There was nobody there besides us. Then we got dog burgers at Wendy's and came home.

Fed the dogs burgers on the deck. They were happy. I charged my phone for about 30 minutes, then went on a bike ride.

Hubby watched TV on the couch while I was gone. After I came back, we watched TV until bedtime. Hubby was falling asleep by 9PM, so we went to bed early.

At 1AM I woke up exhausted; forgot to take out my contacts. My eyes were hurting really bad. So I had to pee and take them out. Had to stay up for 20 minutes while they moisturized enough to get them out.

Saturday, September 13, 2014



Got up late and missed our bike ride in Bonners Ferry.

Made cheese eggs for the dogs. I made egg sandwich for hubby and mistakenly used mayo instead of his sandwich spread. He had bought the wrong stuff. So he fed his sandwich to the dogs.

We took the dogs down to the Shooting Range Road. It was a nice day, but windy.

Then we stopped to see if the boat was okay in Bayview. Hubby went down to check it with Bud & Ben. They were really good dogs & stayed with him.

Saw a dead deer on the road back thru the park. Sad.

Then we drove to Rathdrum, got me a latte at Jitterz. Heather Graaskamp was working there & we got to catch up on her, Alisha, & Bryan. Said her parents are O-T-R truckers. Bryan is in Alaska working as an engineer & Alisha is a stay at home mom.

We picked up groceries at Super One. They were having a one day sale. Got eggs for 88cents. Also picked up ham for hubby's 15 Bean Soup.

Stopped at O'Reilley so hubby could order parts.

At home by 11:15, I gave bones to the dogs to keep them occupied. Jeremiah was already here spraying the house with oil preservative. This will be his last day to get this done! Then I can get the window cleaners out here. My windows are so filthy. All summer they have been dirty. It is depressing.

Hubby helped cut onions, fry up the ham, and prepare his 15 Bean Soup. We put it on the stove in a huge pan and also in the crockpot because there was so much.

After getting done with the soup, hubby went outside to fix my bicycle seat. He said that a screw had come loose, so he took it down to the shop to repair.

I did laundry, did dishes. Took the dogs down to the shop a couple times to get them some outside time because I had the doors closed so they could not go outside and bother Jeremiah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Restless Night

SEPTEMBER 12, 2014

Got up and made eggs for the dogs; sandwich for hubby. We got up late-around 6:30.

Hubby left late for work, also. About 7:15.

Dogs took nap on the couch.

I did the laundry & dishes.

Fed the deer, went to get the mail. Jeff was down there working. Left invoice with him for guy to pick up truck.

Had to run down to the shop to get paid from guy with truck; Jeff had left. Guy's wife bitched at him the entire time they were down there.

Got a call from Cheryl at Encoder Products for an interview next Wednesday! Hope they pay a lot!

Two horses & women with dog walked along highway. Good thing that dogs were in the house. They barked at them from the deck.

Ran down to the shop again when Jeff came up and said some guy was there to pick up and pay for his truck. Guy was kinda rude & ignored me. Finally got check and came home.

Hubby got home around 6:30. He brought me a latte.

Took the dogs down to the park for a walk as the sun was setting. Getting colder now.

Brought dogs back & hubby went down to the shop to work.

Hubby got home at 9:00. Watched a couple tv shows & went to bed.

Thursday, September 11, 2014



13 years since 9/11. A moment of silence.

Got up and made cheese egg sandwich for hubby; gave him Potato soup in a container. Gave eggs to dogs. Hubby left for work at 7AM.

I can't believe it has been this long since the attacks. Watched memorials on tv.

Gave Lil Bit a bath.

Hubby got home at 6:30; went down to shop to work for a while.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Potato Bacon Soup


Made Potato Bacon soup today.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014




Got up and made breakfast for dogs & hubby. Took dogs for a walk in the park after getting hubby a latte.

Bud riding to park

Came back & dropped off dogs. Hubby made sandwiches. Stopped at Bayview Mercantile for drinks & ice. Took Ben with us down to the boat. Went up to Buttonhook Bay to hang out for a while. It was a beautiful sunny day. Walked around the docks with Ben. Took a short nap on the boat.

 Sailing Regatta in Bayview
Our boat at Buttonhook

Motored back to Bayview.

Dropped Ben off at the house. Got eggs. Went to Tim's to pick up more eggs. Drove to JoAnn Fabrics in the Spokane Valley to get flannel. KRN did not want to meet us At KRN's she would not let us in the house with Maggie so we dropped off the eggs and left.

Stopped to pick up axles from Don. Talked to Lucille for a bit. We were going to eat at Costa Vida Burrito, but they are closed on Sundays. Drove thru Spokane looking for something else to eat but nothing open except for Fast Food. We drove to Post Falls and got burgers for dogs at Wendy's. Then came home and hubby unloaded axles. I fed burgers to dogs.

We watched tv for a while, then went to bed.


Got up and made breakfast eggs for dogs & hubby. Hubby left for work and I fell asleep on the couch.

Later did laundry & dishes.

Picked up dog poo.

It was dark & cold this morning. Mostly cloudy today, but then by 3PM it started clearing off.

Hubby came home at 6:30, he had a snack. Then we took all the dogs to the park for a dog walk. Big moon. Took pictures.

Moon over Bunco Mountains

By 7:15 the sun was already setting. Fall is almost upon us.

Came home and watched tv for a while, then went to bed at 10PM.


Got up and made breakfast eggs for dogs & hubby. Had to use the last of the bread for hubby's sandwich.

Mike called me around 10:30 to put away his camper. Had to move Matt's truck that is stored in the shop.

At 11:00, Ashley texted and asked met to come in at Noon instead of 1:00. So I got ready and left. Picked up a drink at Jitterz on the way.

Doing hair from Noon to 3:00. Then stopped to get burgers for dogs at McDonalds.

Got groceries at Steins. Came home and unloaded groceries. Fed burgers to dogs.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Last Day of The Work Week


Got up at 9:30 after hubby's alarm went off at 6AM. He was not there to turn the alarm off so it gave me a migraine. My head never hurt so much.

Made egg breakfast for the dogs. Started the laundry & dishes. Fed the fish & deer.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Wine Class 101


It rained most of today; there were occasional blue skies sneaking thru, but then it would cloud over and pour down again.

Around 3PM, Tim came by with Achilles' body. Achilles had gotten out last night in the thunderstorm and been hit by a car on the highway. He did not survive. Poor dog.

So Tim had asked hubby if he could bury him in our yard. We said of course he could. So Tim came over and dug a grave & buried the poor dog. It was so sad.

Hubby came home at 5PM, had a quick snack and we got on the road for Spokane. It was pouring down rain when we left, so I took my umbrella. However, by the time we got to Washington border, it was no longer raining. Went to the Wine Tasting Class 101 at Total Wine in Spokane Valley. It was very informative and fun. John was our instructor. There were about 9 people in class. It was fun. We got snacks - grapes, crackers, cheese, meat slices, and tiny pumpkin tarts.

 Wine Tasting Mat
Glasses & Spittoon

Stopped at Walmart in Post Falls on the way home to get groceries. Then stopped at Wendy's to get dog burgers. On Diagonal road on the way home, it was very foggy.

Dogs were happy to see us home.


Got up at 6:45 and made eggs for dogs; made egg sandwich for hubby. He took off for work after we gave huggies to the dogs.

It was cold today; cloudy.

I am making French Onion Soup from scratch today.

French Onion Soup

Hubby came home after working 2 hours OT. He had the soup and then went down to the shop to work for a while.

At 9:00, he came home. We watched You're The Worst - great show! And then went to bed.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Very Sick


I was up all night with very serious diarrhea. Had to change the sheets in the middle of the night. It was awful.

Hubby left extra early this morning so he could be to work by 7AM. I was too sick to get up to make breakfast.

Got up at 7:30; gave the dogs their morning piece of ham.

I slept on the couch most of the day, too weak to do anything.

Buddy on the couch

Hubby got home at 5:20. He had a dinner of leftovers, then fed the deer. He took Buddy with him to Post Falls to deliver a truck.

Monday, September 01, 2014



Got up and hubby made breakfast for dogs.

Today is Ben's 2nd birthday! He was happy.

Birthday Boy Ben

Went to get latte for hubby, but there were too many cars in line so we drove down to Bayview to have breakfast at the Community Center. $7 for all you can eat blueberry pancakes, sausage, orange juice & coffee.

We took our pancakes out to the dogs and fed them when we got to the park. Went for a walk in the triangle by the shit plant!

Came home and hubby cleaned fish tank. I filled deer food, and mowed. Then I cleaned out the fish accessories.

We were so tired after this that we rested. Watched TV. Then hubby took a shower. Made bacon in the microwave for tomorrow. I took a shower and hubby grilled hot dogs on the grille for the dogs.

Fed chicken to the dogs. They are having fun today.

Watched HOUDINI tonight on History channel. Good movie.