Sunday, December 28, 2008
Anyhow, the picture above IS NOT what her's looked like. This picture is the result of 12 cups of flour, lots of sugar and lots of butter. Took me 3 trys before I got the dough right so it would rise. Won't even go into those stories. Let's just say if the third time didn't work then Mom needed to show up in a vision. I was out of flour.
We tried a couple of pieces where it seemed to be the gooiest. I'm sure that's not a word but it's what we were looking for. Taste wasn't bad. But it wasn't Mom's. After 3 days of sitting in a cool garage (no room in the refrig) I dumped that puppy. Thought about making bread pudding out of it but I already had that experiment in the refrigerater from overcooked cinnamon rolls. Coffeecake had to go. As you can probably tell...I'm not a baker. However, I did just get a recipe for "no knead one pot" bread from a friend. I need to go buy flour. Stay tuned.
I know it look's like Lucy's paw print but, trust me, she was staying way clear of the kitchen...too many adjectives coming from there.
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Click on the link for the web album...http://picasaweb.google.com/psdaugherty/AudreyChristmas#
Monday, December 08, 2008
Lucy and her human family says turn off the news, plug your ears to all the doomslayers out there, make some hot chocolate (couple of shots of peppermint schnapps won’t hurt) and watch The Christmas Story for the umpteenth time. And, if sitting on Santa’s lap makes you happy…go for it! Lucy wasn’t thrilled about it but she got a cookie…and she’ll do anything for a cookie.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Mary A. (Savage) Daugherty is also buried in Haines, OR and is Tim's grandmother. A.L.'s daughter.
Tim making notes on "relative" tombstones we found.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
We are currently in Vancouver, WA with a stuck bedroom slide (won't go back in). We're waiting for the service guy to show and see what's going on. We could be here for awhile if they have to order a new motor. At least we're in a decent park with full hook-ups, my satellite works, have Direct TV and/or Cable so Tim is able to watch the Olympics. We could have been in the boonies when this happened. Weather, however, is a little warm. Apparently they will be breaking records today with temps around 104! Very unusual for the area.
I think my last post was after Byrce Canyon, Utah. We then made stops in Provo, Salt Lake City, Declo, ID, Boise, Burns, OR (middle of nowhere), Bend, OR (liked Bend - Tim and Lucy both got groomed), Grants Pass, OR, Canyonville (7 Feathers RV Resort where we met up with family) then to Portland and stayed with friends we made while at 7 Feathers - Michael and Randy - they have the most beautiful 5 acres that includes a full hookup site behind their home. Michael, however, purposely failed to tell me about the twisty, narrow, winding road to their place. Made the roads on our CA trip last year look great. Leaving Portland we headed to Seaside, OR (coast) for a few days where Jan and David met us. Tim, Lucy and I took a car trip down the coast stopping at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Cannon Beach, Bandon, Lincoln City...long day. We then followed them up to Olympia where we stayed (3 weeks) on their lot at Lost Lake RV Resort. Their lot is set up to accommodate two motorhomes with full hookups.
We left Olympia yesterday with the intent of going to Westfir, OR for a few days. Decided to stop in Vancouver and just make it a short day....and, so, here we are.
Pictures can be viewed at http://picasaweb.google.com/psdaugherty. Select an album, then for best viewing - click on slideshow.
Service guy just showed up. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
If you select "slide show" it views better.
Tim says, " Having a great time...wish you were here!"
At 8100 feet, he was better served waiting for me in the car.
Cappucino machine has come in very handy these cold mornings. It was 28 degrees yesterday morning. It's only 58 right now (12:30pm)Charles Shaw comes in very handy in the evenings. Don't care what the temperature is.
It's hard to tell where the sofa begins and Lucy ends. My neck hurts watching her sleep.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Our first stop on our "grand adventure" (GA) was Flagstaff. We visited our friends, Joan and Stephen and their dog Luke. Lucy's not sure about Luke. First of all he's big and he likes to play. She does alot of hiding behind our legs, furniture, whatever she can find.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Spent HOURS working on fine tuning, tweaking, deleting, adding, actually reading instructions on how to add whatever to the Blog, uploading, downloading, losing then finding text, watching tutorial videos (thanks Geeks on tour), then watched them again, choosing size, color, style of fonts and texts. Whew! Thank the heavens we were in Ajo otherwise the Blog would still be just the Blog. Now it's new and improved and I'm just getting warmed up. Stay tuned.
It has been a good trip. We like Ajo. They even have a Country Club...kinda. They also have an airport...but don't have any planes. Did I mention Border Patrol? We also went to Why, AZ. Why? Why not? Don't need to go back.
We head home tomorrow. I bet there will be a Border Patrol road block heading north.
On the drive back to Ajo we passed a Border Patrol car parked on the side of the road (facing traffic) and using binoculors eyeballing us as we drove by. There was also a "high intensity tower" watching traffic.
A 28 year old Park Ranger was shot and killed by a drug cartel member while he was on patrol in 2002. I had no idea that Park Rangers patrolled for illegals and drugs as well as Border Patrol.
We just visited the visitor's center...didn't do the 21 mile trip through the park (on a dirt road). Bought a post card instead.
They have a campground (dry camping only) that was real nice. Can handle 40' motorhomes. No entry fee and $6.00/night cost if you have a Golden Age Pass (now called America the Beautiful Pass) however; all the snakes are coming out of hibernation now so I'm not going there.
Picture of me...proof I was on this trip.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Lorie also didn't mention that I tried to bribe (sex for secrets) Tim out of what was planned for Sunday. He whimpered, squirmed, eyes watered like I've never seen him do before ...but he didn't cave...thought I had him for sure. Probably the hardest secret he ever kept. I wouldn't suggest using him again...he exhausted his will power.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
April 17 brought me my newest granddaughter - Audrey Rose (blessing). My daughter, Lorie, had her first baby at 41, pregnancy was fine, however, delivery ended up a C-section. Mother and daughter are doing great. Lorie's blog...lofam.blogspot.com has current pics.
We were planning on taking our motorhome up to ShowLow (White Mountains - northern Arizona) May 12 to park it for the summer. We had a cement pad poured and had reservations for Tom and family and Sean to stay in the cabins next to us. However, everything went haywire May 5. We went to breakfast that morning and by 5pm Tim was in ER. He was in ICU by 11pm and in the hospital for the next 5 days with a perforated colon. He then had emergency surgery May 26 removing a portion of his colon and adding a "bag". Two weeks later I had gallbladder surgery. We spent the rest of the summer adjusting to the "bag" and figuring out what I could and could not eat minus a gallbladder.
Tom, Hee Yun, Jee Soo and Sean came to visit in July (blessing). It's always great to be with them. We never realize how much we miss them until they are here and then leave. We took the motorhome to ShowLow the end of July and then headed out in September for our first major trip. We left ShowLow September 4 with a destination of Ft. Bragg, CA. Previous posts on the blog details our trip.
Tim's 2nd surgery was October 11 removing the bag and reattaching the colon. He spent a week in the hospital and then the next 6 weeks getting back on his feet (blessing). Tim's surgery prevented us from going to Korea for Sean's wedding. He and Yeon were married in October in a traditional Korean wedding (blessing). Hopefully, they will be coming home this summer and we will be able to spend some time getting to know her.
Here's what I learned in 2007. Life is precious. It can change at breakfast. All that really matters are family, friends and damn good surgeons (blessings). When you feel out of control - quit fighting the current...turn the boat around, pull the oars in and go with the flow. And, laughter is the best medicine. We don't go a day without laughter...in spite of some pretty scarey times we always seemed to find some humor somewhere. And, it looks like I had more blessings than crappy (no pun intended, Tim) things. I guess 2007 wasn't so bad afterall.
Here's to a great 2008!
Tim and Sue