Sunday, September 24, 2017



Got up at 7:00AM.

Made latte for hubby. Hubby made eggs for dogs.

Hubby sat and watched his show on Streaming TV - Hot Rod's Roadkill. 

Then we loaded the dogs into the white Dually at 9:30 and drove to Farragut Park.

Went walking down by Willow Day Use Area. Lots of new smells. I loved walking down by the water. It was a warm day, about 47° but we still had to wear our hoodies.

Wilson stuck his head out of the window going down & back.

We stopped at the Latte stand in Athol to pick up another latte for hubby. He got an awful tasting Dirty Blonde - cinnamon, caramel, & brown sugar. 

At home, we unloaded dogs.

Turkeys were here eating. 

Hubby went to J. Wilson's to pick up the forklift that the guy was supposed to have fixed.


Saturday, September 23, 2017



Got up when Wilson started barking at something outside. It was turkeys!

Turkeys were back again. Bad cat Joey tried to menace them, but they hung around for quite a while. We closed the dog door and I called Joey along with Scaredy inside. They came inside quickly. They listen to Mommy!

I made lattes.

Hubby made left overs & eggs for dogs.

He sat on the couch with his leg elevated and ate breakfast.

I cleaned up, started the dishwasher. Started washing clothes.

We took dogs to walk in Farragut Park around 10AM. Down by the Disc Golf area. Checked to see how they are coming on the Zipline Course. They moved everything up by the bathrooms for construction. Hopefully, they will get it done this year before snow.

On the way back, hubby had to stop for a latte. He got an Amaretto and made me get a Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Stopped for milk at Lil Town.

Waited for 2 trains crossing at the RxR tracks.

Picked up mail at home.

Hubby fixed the leaking hose. He turned off the water for the season.

Hubby left for the shop.

I went out and put peaches & grain for the deer & moose.



Got up this morning. It was nice outside. Sun was shining.

Hubby rested his leg on the couch while I made breakfast. I made lattes. Made eggs for hubby & dogs.

Turkeys were here this morning. 

Neighbor Dan Wurster who lives behind us came over to pay for his Storage of his Camper this winter. Wilson started barking while he walked up the driveway. He stayed to talk for quite a while.

We took dogs for walk in the park around the Brig. It was cool to start out with, but we made the entire walk and it got warm.

Came back home. By then it was time to eat as we were both hungry. Stopped at Country Boy to have lunch. Left the dogs in the truck because it was cool. Rolled the windows down.

Saw Richie Cole and Buzzy Booten in the diner. Richie came over to say hi and sat with us for a while.

Then hubby went to the restroom while I paid. We drove home.

Dropped off dogs. Then hubby went down to the shop to find parts while I changed.

Drove to Richie's to drop off parts. I sat in the truck and waited for over 30 minutes.

Then we drove to Hayden and dropped KR"s makeup off at her work. She gave us a tour again so hubby could see where she worked.

We got a latte at Jitterz. Drove to Golden Glo Espresso for hubby's latte. Met Kevin & Leslie at the stand.

Drove to Horizon and made a deposit. Hubby went inside while I waited in the truck. He saw a girl taking in Espressos and said hello to her.

We drove to pick up a case of peaches and 6 Pink Lady apples at the Poteet Stand on Government Way.

Drove to Columbia Bank to pick up copies of checks that hubby forgot to copy. It took us forever to wait as the girls were incompetent and could not locate anything on the archives.

Then we got gasoline at Costco. Parked at Costco. Returned our tuna. Purchased some more groceries.

By that time, it was 4PM. We drove home. Exhausted.

Picked up our mail at home. Unloaded everything from the store.

I went outside to give more grain to the deer/moose.

Hubby put his leg up and rested on the couch for the night.

We went to bed at 10PM.

Thursday, September 21, 2017



When hubby came home last night, he had severely bruised his leg on the truck running board. So he was barely able to walk this morning.

I made breakfast for dogs & hubby and lattes.

Stopped in Rathdrum to get latte at Jitterz.

Then we took hubby into the Immedia Care in Post Falls. Had to wait for quite a while to see Dr Winter. Idiot receptionist had no clue what she was doing. Seems like more and more people don't do their jobs well.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017



Got up this morning feeling even more tired than when I went to bed.

Hubby got up and fed cats tuna.

I got up and made eggs. Made lattes. Hubby fed eggs to dogs. I made his breakfast sandwich.

The King Ranch would not start again, hubby thinks it needs a new battery. So he transferred everything to the white Dually and drove it to work.

He forgot his billfold in the other truck.

Turkeys were here by 7:30AM, I had to bring Rattler inside because he was chasing them. Scaredy would not come inside. He decided to chase turkeys.

Moose were here by 8AM. They slept outside in the woods for a while.

I took garbage out to the garage. Started laundry & dishes.

Worked on bookwork all day.

Hubby called me and talked to me all the way that he drove home. Hubby got home late at 8:30PM.

He parked the Dually close to the door and hobbled up the steps. He had slipped off the running board of the truck as he got in the cab. The running board had scraped his left leg. He thought maybe he had broken it as it was swollen up and hard as rock.

Hubby took off his pants. We wrapped it up and put ice on it. Hubby sat on the couch with the leg elevated for the rest of the night.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017




I had a fever at 5AM. 

Got up at 5AM because Zim brought in a mouse. He was bopping it on the floor. Or as hubby says...WWE wrestling!

We both got up to potty and hubby disposed of the mouse.

Then we went back to bed. But hubby had turned off his alarm.

He woke up late. I was still sleeping and did not get up to make breakfast. Hubby went to work. He barely made it with 7 minutes to spare.

I did laundry and dishes.

Made myself a hot latte.

Gave dogs some chicken slices, Gave cats some tuna.

Moose & turkeys came by 7:30AM.

Steve with the Samurai came and paid at 7:35AM. 

I started doing bookwork at 8:30AM.

Guy with big truck & camper on the back came at 10AM. It was raining. He picked up his license plate and I asked him for a tour of his camper. It was HUGE & BIG. Very tall. And heavy.

Got mail at 1PM.

UPS came at 2PM and brought my Sam & Libby blue bow-tie flats. I like them and will order some in black.

I went down stairs for file cabinets to find something. Found that the cats had torn apart a bird in the basement. It took me almost 2 hours to clean up the mess with the vacuum. Clean up cat litter. 

Took at nap around 4-5PM because my eyes were burning.

Hubby got home at 7:30PM. He brought Wendy's burgers for dogs & salads for me.

We watched TV. I did bookwork.

Went to bed at 10:30PM.




Got up and made hubby latte & egg sandwich.

Made eggs for dogs. Gave tuna to kitties.

Hubby left at 6:45AM after watching Raising Hope.

I started laundry & dishes.

Went to get mail at Noon.

Put away all the stuff outside as it started raining today.

The far west side garage door would not close.

No food for moose or deer. We forgot to purchase some on Sunday.

I worked on bookwork all day long.

Hubby got home at 5:30. He brought home grain from the old farmer's place on Hayden Avenue.

Fed the moose & deer.

We took dogs for a walk in the park

Got back and hubby had beef stew with noodles for dinner. I had salad.

I did not feel well afterwards. We watched the final streaming episode available of Preacher. 

Went to bed at 10:30PM.

Sunday, September 17, 2017



Got up at 8AM after taking 3 allergy pills so that I could sleep.

Lots of weird dreams.

Hubby was making egg breakfast.

I made lattes.

Moose were here. No food to feed them. They had eaten it all. I took some leftover watermelon & oatmeal down to them.

We got dressed and took dogs for walk in Farragut Park.

Saturday, September 16, 2017



Did not sleep very well last night. Was awake for hours.

Zim slept with us all night. Wilson got into bed several times, once after he came in from outside, he had poop on his butt. I had to get up and clean my hand and his butt.

Finally fell asleep around 4am.

Got up at 7am.

It was freezing cold last night. Only 30F degrees over night. Cats all stayed inside last night.

Momma Moose was here this morning, the babies were missing.

I made lattes. Hubby made eggs with hashbrowns. He used too many hashbrowns. Had to make more eggs.

He put bacon in the oven. Greasy pan leftover.

Did laundry and dishes.

We got dogs ready for walk. Hubby went to the shop to unload the truck from Tom's that was on the trailer. Ben went down to the shop with him.

Loaded dogs into White Dually. Drove to Park and walked dogs around the Disc Golf Course. Lots of cars there for an event.

Good walk. Wilson tried to eat a mouse.

On the drive back, we saw DOZENS of hawks circling on the wind. Hubby had to pull over to see it.

Hubby stopped at the new Espresso in Athol to get drinks. Skinny Danny was upset because he had received a fine from the city of Athol for his property.

We came home. Jack, Mark's dog, was chewing on the head of a deer that he had found. There were lots of black birds, crows, and North Idaho vultures circling around it.

Hubby had lunch.

He went down to pick up the dead deer head in his truck and take it to the dump.

Wrote up an invoice for hubby.

Hubby and I drove to Athol again for oatmeal. Then we returned home. He left at 10:30AM and went to the Post Falls shop.

I did bookwork.

Watched Fortitude, a weird and violent show.

Hubby finally got home at 7PM.

Casey came over to try to fix the King Ranch Ford that hubby is trying to sell.

Friday, September 15, 2017



I could not sleep, so got up at 5:30 and made ham cups for hubby. Had to bake them in the oven.

Made latte for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

Hubby got up at 6AM.

He watched Raising Hope. Then he went outside and put the grain out for deer & moose.

Came back inside and ate his ham cups. Drank his latte.

He left with my Jeep. The white dually had the trailer on so he could not take that in to work.

I put pears out for the deer & moose.

Cleaned up breakfast. Started dishes. Started laundry. Made the bed.

Called customer for credit card payment.

Worked on bookwork.

Scheduled Christmas events & booked them online.

Went outside to water lilacs. Picked up dog poo in back yard.

Took a nap at noon.

Emailed a contract to a client for Storage from hubby's text info.

Went outside and put grain out for deer. Jack had come up to eat & drink. Petted Jack.

Thursday, September 14, 2017



Got up at 6AM to make breakfast sandwich and latte for hubby.

The wind is blowing and there is SMOKE IN THE AIR AGAIN. Turned on the A/C to keep the doors closed.

The Moose were here already. So hubby took pears out to them. We are out of grain.

Hubby fed eggs to dogs.

Hubby left at 6:30 because there is a Meeting at work today.

I took a brief nap on the couch because I was exhausted.

Then I started laundry and dishes.

I also started to pack up the clothes upstairs from the closets to take them to Rachelle. Her sister is in Social Work in Spokane and will distribute them there.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017



Got up at 6AM to make breakfast sandwich for hubby and eggs for dogs.

Hubby went outside to feed the moose. He put out grain & pears.

Hubby tried to take the King Ranch truck to work, but it did not start.

So he took the Grey Dodge to work instead.

I cleaned up.

Started laundry & dishes.

Vacuumed the rugs.

It was cooler today.

Drove to hair appointment in Hayden. Stopped to pick up a drink at Jitterz.

Was at appointment from 1PM to 4:15PM. Had color done. Had Keratin Treatment done.

Left and drove home.

I had salad when I got home. Gave the dogs some turkey meat for a treat.

I fed the moose. Only Momma was out there. Later, a deer came up behind her and ate some of the grain.

Hubby called while I was at Hair appointment and he wanted to attend Union Meeting for a Vote. I told him be home early because we were walking the dogs tonight.

He locked himself out of the truck and had to break in. He broke the window in the back to get into the truck.

I was angry that he got home late, that he lied about the time he was leaving the Union Meeting, and angry that he locked the door on the truck.

He finally got home at 6:30, had to vacuum out the back of the truck with all the glass inside it.

Took the dogs for a late night walk in Farragut Park.

We stopped at Lil Town on the way home for milk. Hubby bought lottery tickets.

Drove home, unloaded dogs. Moose were gone.

Watched Father Brown. 

Went to bed at 10PM.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017



Woke up at 6AM. Joey got into bed with us. Wilson had already crawled into bed with us at 4AM. I stroked his belly to make him sleep.

Made breakfast sandwich for hubby. Grilled bacon in the microwave. I made him a latte.

Hubby fed eggs to the dogs.

The moose were already here when we got up. They had not left all night.

Hubby left for work and put out pears for the moose.

Moose walked around the yard. Drank water, ate the pears.

I did laundry and dishes.

Drove to town in the Jeep. Picked up a latte & water at Jitterz.

Had my appointment for Rolfing at 1PM.

Afterwards, I stopped at Wendy's and picked up burgers for dogs and salads for me.

Drove home.

Picked up the mail.

Gave dogs their cheeseburgers.

Took a nap for a couple hours.

Hubby did not get home until 8:30PM.

We watched TV and went to bed.

Monday, September 11, 2017



Wilson was honking all night long. He came upstairs and I helped him into our bed around 2AM. He slept between us and I kept stroking his belly to calm him down.

Got up at 6AM to make breakfast sandwich & latte for hubby. Made eggs for dogs.

Hubby left and I went out to feed moose, but Momma Moose raced across the road. Almost got hit by 2 cars!

Then the babies came running across later. One car stopped for them.

I gave them carrots and pears. I could not reach the grain to take it out to them.

I did bookwork, started laundry, started dishes.

Moose left at 10:30AM.

I took a nap at 2PM and slept until 4PM. I was tired.

Then got up and vacuumed some of the house. Cleaned. Put away dishes & laundry.

Hubby got home at 7:30PM. We binge watched Preacher. I took a bath. Went to bed at 11:30PM. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017



Hubby woke up at 5AM and said that the two baby moose were in the woods with Momma and sleeping.

I had not slept well last night.

I got up at 7AM and decided to feed them. Hubby got up with me. We took grain out to them and put it down.

Turkeys came by later to eat the grain. Moose went over to drink water.


Moose left and then returned briefly.

Started laundry. Washed dog bed covers.

We made breakfast. Hubby made eggs. I made lattes. We sat on the deck, but then decided not to bother the moose and went inside.

Gave Wilson a bath in the tub. Hubby dried him off.

Hubby watched his TV automotive shows.

Took the dogs to Farragut Park and walked thru the campgrounds. Then we drove around campgrounds looking at campers.

Came back home and gave cats some more tuna.  Hubby made a hotdog for lunch. I made another latte & ate oatmeal with honey.

We sat and watched hubby's tv automotive show for 30 minutes, then got changed and drove to CDA.

Saw fire at the Chilco Recycling Building Materials right next to the mill.

 Mountain of Wood Burning

In town, we got lattes at Jitterz. Mine had too much ice.

Dropped off letter in USPS mailbox for State of Idaho to get LLC papers.

Picked up pears at Poteet Produce paid $60 for a half a pallet.

Got gasoline in Dodge at Costco. Picked up a PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE for me at Starbucks.

I think I purchased this TOO early in the season. It needs to feel cooler, like Fall. Smell like Fall to drink one of these. It is still warm around here.

Went to Walmart and picked up some groceries.

Drove home. Fire still burning at Chilco Recycling Building Materials.

Unloaded groceries.

Put pears & carrots out for the moose & deer.

Did some bookwork at home.

Hubby made dinner for us. Brats & Grilled Sauerkraut, Creamed Corn, Grilled Onions.

We binge-watched Preacher. Went to bed at 11PM.

Saturday, September 09, 2017



Got up this morning and woke to a beautiful day without smoke. You don't realize how fresh the air is, until you lose it.

I made breakfast sandwich for hubby, eggs for dogs. Made lattes.

We sat on the front deck and listened to Steely Dan.

Heard a squirrel clicking in the woods. So we ran out and hubby shot him. Scared poor Zim cat. He had been stalking the squirrel, but we had not seen him. He ran out of the woods with his tail twice as big as himself! Poor kitty.

We walked the dogs in Farragut Park. It was nice and cool.

Then hubby had to go over to Spirit Lake to get some bolts at Spirit Lake Hardware Store. I walked Wilson around so he could pee as he was fussing.

We drove back home.

Hubby went over to load a Dually truck onto his trailer at Charles' Shop. Then he drove back, kissed me and left for the Post Falls Shop.

Friday, September 08, 2017



Got up at 8:10AM. Slept in late!

Moose were here sleeping. Momma AND babies!

Made egg sandwich for hubby and eggs for dogs.

Made lattes.

Hubby could not locate his iPad, so we tore the house apart looking for it. Finally had to sign in to Find-My-iPad and make it ring. We found it in the cabinet. 

Hubby went out to feed deer & moose.

Thursday, September 07, 2017



Got up at 6AM.

Made breakfast sandwich & latte for hubby. Made eggs for Bud & Wilson.

Hubby left at 6:45AM.

I went outside to put out more grain for deer & moose. Had to pick up watermelon that hubby had thrown outside last night and move it over to where the deer eat.

Came inside and started laundry & dishes.

Did some Accounting Bookwork.

Picked up the dog poop at 9:30AM. All the cats followed me around outside. They were running and playing with each other. One even hid in a depression of dirt and jumped out at me!

Purchased SLING TV Blue for our Roku Streaming. Also got a free Roku Stick & Remote FREE for 2 pre-paid months!

Texted copies of new Storage Contracts to hubby for 3 different customers.

Went down to get the mail at 1PM.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017



Got up at 6:30AM. Still lots of smoke in the air.

The Smoke is all over the United States.

I made eggs for hubby & dogs. Made an egg sandwich for hubby. Made latte for hubby.

He got dressed & watched Raising Hope.

The moose were here. Hubby went down to give them more grain.

Then he left for work in the cleaned King Ranch truck.

The Moose came up the patio to eat grain.

Some turkeys walked thru the area trying to eat grain.

I cleaned up the house.

Sewed Ben's dog pillow that had exploded in the washer. Cheap China construction.

Gave the Deer more grain. Watered my Lilacs.

The HVAC Repair guy, John, came at 9AM. He looked at the system. The original installer did not tighten an adapter or put on an o-ring to prevent leaks. The system has been slowly leaking since it was installed.

John left at 1PM. The charge was only $700 OMG. At least it is fixed now.

I took a nap afterwards because I had diarrhea and was not feeling well because of the smoke.

Got up and took a bath.

Hubby got home late at 9:30 after going to the Post Falls shop.

Deer came back around. Moose slept by the water barrel in the circle driveway.

We went out to put the hose in the barrel again.

Hubby made dinner.

I went to bed.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017



Got up after hubby did. Was not quite awake. Hubby was already dressed & ready for work. He did not want me to make him a sandwich.

He took the new King Ranch truck to work so that he could drop it off at Pat's to get it detailed.

I made the bed.

Fed the dogs.

Gave the cats some tuna. Rattler, Scaredy, and Zim came to eat.

No Koda still. No Joey cat.

I got ready to leave at 10:30AM

Appointment at 11:15 for Contacts.

Appointment at 1PM for Rolfing.

She really beats me up while Rolfing. Very sore afterwards. Rhonda gave me KR's earrings she had left there.

I purchased salads & burgers at Wendy's. Then drove home.
I stopped at KR's work to drop off the earrings. She gave me a quick tour.

At home, I had salads. Dogs had burgers.

I did more laundry.

Then hubby came home at 5:30PM.

I had to run him over in the Jeep to the Tranny guy on Bunco Road.

He picked up truck and I followed him to the Post Falls shop.

It was too late to stop at Starbucks as they closed at 8PM. We drove to pick up apples in Rathdrum, then got groceries at Super One. Watermelon, Grapes, Oatmeal, Carrots for Moose.

Drove home.

I was exhausted. Put away dishes & laundry.

 Fed more grain to Moose. Moose almost knocked hubby over by his truck!

 Momma Moose
 Peek-A-Boo Moose

Hubby & I watched show on TV - The Good Place. We went to bed at 10:30PM.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Labor Day


Got up and made eggs for hubby and dogs. Made lattes.

Smoke was EVERYWHERE OUTSIDE. It looked like something burning very closely.

 Fires are Everywhere

We both had headaches.

It took a long time to get ready.

Moose were underneath the deck eating grain on the concrete patio from the garbage can container.

Finally got dressed & took dogs for a walk in the park by the Brig. Nobody was at Farragut Camping. It was awful to breathe. Dogs were panting.

Stopped to get milk at Lil Town Market.

We went home and unloaded dogs.

Gave the moose some more grain.

We cleaned up the closet upstairs because it smelled like Decomposition. Something dead.

But after getting EVERYTHING out of the closet, there was no dead mouse. But it still STANK.

I sorted everything into Donate, Sell, or Garbage piles.

We watched TV for a while.

Then around 5PM, we drove to Spirit Lake to get apples from abandoned apple tree across from the Fire Department.

Drove back home. Gave deer the apples & more grain.

Went to bed at 10:30PM after watching TV again.

Sunday, September 03, 2017



Woke up after a HORRID night of not sleeping on the worst bed ever.

Getting Loaded on Beamer's Jet Boat Ride

 Water Splashes on Boat
 Boat Refuels while we get Snacks at Heller's Bar
 On The Boat
 Deer Came to Drink water at Lunch Time
 Deer by the Museum
Hubby Soaking Feet in Water

 Smoke Covered Sun on the drive back

Saturday, September 02, 2017


SEPT 2 2017

Got up and made eggs for dogs. Made hubby eggs & latte.

We sat on the deck and listened to Podcast.

Then we cleaned up and took dogs for walk on GunShooting Road in Farragut Park.

Saw 7 Hawks circling above us as we walked.

Drove home and packed for our trip.

Stopped to pick up hubby's glasses at America's Best Contacts & Glasses.

 Hubby's New Glasses

Long, boring drive to Lewiston ID/Clarkston WA. Almost got pulled over by a State Patrol coming down the big hill in Lewiston. Hubby slowed down and we got past the cop!

Checked into our crappy hotel. They did not give us a 2nd floor room as requested. Room was junky. Bed was horribly hard. 2 doors away from the Ice Machine.

We went out and stopped at the Riverport Brewing Company right next door to try samplers. Yum.
 RiverPort Brewing Company samplers

Our 6 Choices for Sampler

Drove around downtown to see the sights. It was too late to visit any museums.

Saw Moose in Clarkston, WA

We were hungry and ate at the BEST Italian place. Tomato Bros. Yummy lasagne and a meatloaf meatball.

 Dinner at Tomato Bros in Clarkston, WA

Hubby's Bloody Mary at Tomato Bros. Alex was a great waitress.

Afterwards it was too hot outside. 106 degrees. So we returned to our room. Watched some TV and went to bed early.

Bright green light on the microwave bothered me all night.

I finally turned the microwave around at 4AM.

Friday, September 01, 2017



SEPT 1 2017

Got up at 7:45AM after hubby left the bed the snuggle with Ben, then came back and woke me up while I was snuggling with Zim & Wilson.

We made breakfast. Hubby made eggs. I made lattes.

Sat on the deck for a while.

Saw Koda kat run into the field to hunt.

Zim came outside to sit with us on the deck.

We cleaned up and took the dogs for a walk around the Brig. It was very hot. Ben is limping very badly now.
Came back home, I put on makeup.

As we were leaving home, we noticed that the Moose had moved the garbage can with the grain all the way over to the ground and EATEN ALL THE GRAIN!

Went in to CDA with the white Dually.

We drove to Golden Glo Espresso Stand in Hayden to get protein drink, hubby got a blended granita drink.

We picked up deer food and a new water container for the backyard at North 40.
At Winco, we got groceries. Too many people at MOD Pizza to eat, so we went to the Fisherman Market & Grille on Kathleen. It was AWFUL. Bland food. Bland fish, bland coleslaw, and bland french fries. Another waste of money recommended in high regard by so many people around here.

Stopped to pick up passport Photos at Walgreens. Mine was AWFUL. They cost $15 each and it was a WASTE. Yuck. Mine even makes me look like I have a mustache.

We drove home.

Picked up mail.

UPS had dropped off a box; Bud's urn that I ordered.

Hubby filled the deer grain in the bowls.

Hubby called his brother to talk about their dad's trust. It will be a long, dragged out affair because their dad was an idiot and set up the trust all wrong.

Hubby went down to the Post Falls shop at 5PM.

The moose came at 6PM. They ran across the Highway.

 Deer Want To Eat Too!
Moose by the Water Barrel

Some idiot pulled all the way in to the property, then turned around and sat in the driveway. I had to get in the Jeep and run down there to yell at the idiot.

Asshole was smoking, texting, and was an idiot. I got his license plate number.

Hubby got home at 8:30PM. Watched some TV amd went to bed at 10:30PM.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


august 31 2017

We made breakfast. Hubby made eggs. I made lattes.

Sat on the deck for a while.

Took the dogs for a walk in Farragut Park. Down the road by the Farragut Disc Golf course.

Left the dogs at home.

Drove to CDA.

We rented Scooters in CDA from a nice kid named Jake. Rode around from 2-6PM. Our butts got sore after a while, so we returned them early.


Stopped to have lunch at the Greek restaurant downtown. Then we needed lattes from The Lean Bean, which were the most delicious drinks we had ever had!

Rode around CDA, down to NIC, then around River Avenue, Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive. It was so much fun!

Hubby had to stop at Gary's in the Highlands to pick up titles for the junk cars he had hauled from there. They test drove a truck.

Drove back home after we were done. It was a nice day on the Scooters.

Picked up the dogs and drove to Farragut Park to take a walk. Ben is limping on his leg.

Went back home, watched a few episodes of My Name is Earl, then went to bed at 10PM.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


AUGUST 30 2017

Got up at 7AM. I was hot, so I went downstairs to potty. Put the laundry in the dryer and slept for another 25 minutes.

Rattler woke me up by miaowing so loudly and jumping on the couch. I rubbed him and then got up.

Made eggs for hubby and dogs. Raisin english muffin, egg, bacon, & cheese sandwich for hubby. I also made lattes.

We sat on the deck to eat breakfast. Wilson would not come out, but he did claw at the window excitedly. Ben sat with us.

No deer, No moose.

Kitties were out and about.

I went outside and put out more apples & grain.

We cleaned up, turned on the A/C, I watered the circle driveway plants. We loaded dogs in Grey Dodge and drove to Farragut Park for a walk at the Brig.

Saw turkeys in the frontage right next to our house.

After our walk, we drove to Spirit Lake to get gasoline in the Dodge.

Picked up lattes at the Bean Buzz. I got a Blueberry muffin with on 10 blueberries on top.

Drove back home. Hubby talked to Mark and told him that Friday is his last day here.

Did bookwork at home.

We worked on bookwork until 4PM. Then hubby rode his motorcycle into CDA while I drove behind him in the Jeep. He was supposed to take his motorcycle licensing test. But after taking a huge detour because Ramsey RR crossing was closed, we discovered that a lot of people had brought scooters to the testing. Hubby thought that was a good idea, so we left.

Was supposed to meet Mark at the Maverik to give him gas, but he was in Post Falls. So I drove home and did more bookwork while hubby went to the Post Falls shop to meet Mark there and then on to the Post Falls Shop to work for 2 hours.

At 7PM, hubby finally got home.

Momma Moose and both babies were here eating. I took out more grain and the watermelon to them. They left soon after hubby got home.

We went to bed at 10PM

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


AUGUST 29 2017

Got up at 8AM. Slept in late.

Hubby made eggs for the dogs & himself.

I made lattes.

We sat on the deck to have breakfast.

No moose today.

Took dogs for walk in Farragut. It was too humid. Lots of smoke today.

We were both snippy with each other because of the smoke.

Drove to town and dropped donated stuff off at Idaho Youth Ranch.
Ate at Black Angus which was very depressing. Food was bland. Too expensive.

In Liberty Lake at the Home Depot, we picked up concrete, 4x4 post, sheet rock screws & cedar.
 Drove home. Stopped at Rathdrum gas station for homemade waffle cones & ice cream.

At home, we gave the crappy anniversary dinner leftovers to the dogs, we unloaded truck, and took NAPS.

I got up at 6PM and fed the deer/moose. Hope the moose come back.

Woke hubby at 7PM so that we could drive the Tan Dually to the Post Falls shop. I followed him in the Jeep. He was supposed to fix a post for the fence down there, but Tom could not wait and had already fixed it. Jackass. KC saw us at the RR track and turned around, met us at the shop. We picked up money.

Drove home. Watched some Automotive TV show and went to bed at 10PM.

Monday, August 28, 2017


AUGUST 28 2017

Woke up at 7:30AM. Made breakfast eggs for dogs & hubby.

Made lattes.

We did not have time to walk dogs.

Got ready and left for Vision appointment at America's Best Eyeglasses & Contacts. Hubby had appointment for 10:10 and I had appointment for 10:20.

We got gasoline for the Jeep at Costco as we were early. Then we picked up lattes at Starbucks.

Hubby picked out 2 pairs of glasses. I got sample contacts to wear for a week.

Drove to Spokane. Highway 90 had construction, so we drove the back way.

Stopped at 5 Guys to have hamburgers. Big water flood in front of the restaurant.

Went to Home Boys in Green Acres to look at mobile homes. It was hot and humid.

 Stopped at NW Beauty Supply, but they had no Gel Polish.

At Walmart, we had the oil changed in the Jeep.

We walked over to Sally Beauty to pick up polish for me.

Shopped at Walmart while waiting for oil change.

Picked apples at different places, Huetter Road, Rathdrum. Got pricklys all over our shoes & socks. Got really dirty from dust.

Drove home. Took showers.

Hubby fixed taillights in the Dodge.

Walked dogs late at Farragut Park. Hubby forgot water.

Drove home, went to bed.



Got up and made eggs for dogs.

Took dogs for a walk in Farragut Park.

Came home and cleaned the basement; took about 2 hours.

Took naps because we were so tired. 

Twin Moose Girls in the Yard

Rode bikes around Spirit Lake for a bike ride early evening.

Saturday, August 26, 2017


AUGUST 26 2017

41 Degrees this morning.

Had a very bad night. The cats were miaowing and coming in/out the doggy door all night.

I got up several times in the night. Made sure to use the lights as I did not want to step on a mouse!

Woke up at 6:30 and my first thought was "Our First Day Without Bud".

Hubby got up because Zim was wrestling with a chipmunk he had brought into the house. He was bapping it back and forth on the floor.

Hubby made eggs and gave them to the dogs. We decided no more pills for Ben.

Then I made lattes.

We had to stay inside to eat breakfast because the Mooses were outside eating apples & grain. They drank from the water bucket.

After the Moose had left, hubby loaded garbage into the Dodge. We let Ben outside to help. Ben ran off into the woods.

I decided to take more apples & grain out to the feeding area, when the MOOSE snuck up on me again. They were only about 6 feed away from me. I ran up to the house quickly.

I rode my bike down to the shop to look for Ben. Meanwhile, Ben had made  round-about way back to the house & gotten tossed by the Moose when he came up too close. Hubby was at the house, filling the water barrel. He saw it all. Ben was not hurt, just upset.

Loaded Ben into the truck. Loaded Wilson into the truck.

Drove to Farragut Park for a walk around the Brig woods area.

Then we stopped at the Dump to drop off our garbage.

Stopped at Lil Town Market to get milk.

Hubby left at 10:30 to go work at Shop in Post Falls. He picked up Beebo so he could be Shop Dog today.

Ben had a big stringer on his mouth and head.

 Slobber String on Ben

I spent the day working on Accounting Books.

At 11:30, I heard some noise in the kitchen. Under the bar, Zim had brought in a BIRD! He was playing with the bird & pawing at it, feathers were everywhere! I screamed. So I captured the bird with a glass & slid a file folder under it to take it outside. It sat for a few minutes, but then flew away!

Bad Zim!

Went outside to pick up dog poo at 4:00. Saw a pretty green caterpillar, but by the time I went to get my phone to take a picture, he was gone!

Moose were back by 5:30PM. They were sleeping on the ground out by the food.

*Things to remember about Bud.
   -Sleeping on the Boat with us, curled around me while Lil Bit slept on the shelf.
   -Favorite place to poop out back is underneath a tree in the corner.
   -Going down to the Shop with dad for day out as Shop Dog!
   -4-Wheeling in the Mountains with Bud in the back of the Bronco.
   -Taking Bud into the stores with us because he was so well-behaved.
   -Trying to bite us when we put on his collar. Barking at the same time.
   -Running thru the woods behind wild dog walk with Harriet & being gone over an hour!
   -Cleaning up his sticky slobber all over the dog food & water bowls.
   -Bud drooled when he drank
   -His pale pink toenails
   -The scar around his belly where somebody before us had abused him.
   -Budders, Budster, Bud-Man, Bud-a-Licious, Buddly
   -Always had to ride on the driver's side back seat.
   -Only get in the truck on the left side.
   -Rested his arm on the armrest.
   -Jealous of the attention we gave other animals
   -Would not go upstairs for the last few years.
   -Jumping up on the deck with his front paws when I was leaning on the deck railing.
   -Loved to sleep on his back.
   -Loved to sleep on the deck at night in the summer.
   -One big bark - ROWRF! 
   -Loved to visit the neighbor horse friends on the back of our property.