Monday, May 9, 2016

New Things - Lost Things - Forgotten Things

Spring brings new life.  I love this time of year.  I love the anticipation of summer stretching before us with weeks to fill making memories.

I look forward to meeting our new calves at the farm.  Right now we are at four and still counting.  They are all doing great.  Pictures later.  Bees are working away making new honey for us to share.
The garden is newly planted.  We finished it Saturday afternoon.  I can't wait for summertime garden goodies.  New pear, peaches, apples, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are promising flavor overload this year.  So exciting!

Some things that are new don't make me quite so happy.

Like new retainers.

Grant managed to lose his old retainer.  We never found it.  Maybe the dog ate it.  Who knows? This is now his fourth retainer.  We have bought three replacements in the past year.

They aren't cheap.

I suggested we should staple this one to his head so he won't lose another one.  Though I was joking, I think he got the message.  He is taking a new interest in putting the retainer where it is supposed to be kept. 

Also new is our dishwasher. It was installed in April. 

I am now waiting on a repairman to come fix my new free replacement dishwasher that GE volunteered to give me because they were tired of fixing the dishwasher I purchased last summer.   Yes.  That's right.  After about twelve attempts to keep my dishwasher running GE decided they would replace it with a new one. 

That's not working out so well for them (or me) right now.  I'm hoping they can keep this one running.  Or I might have to shop for a new BRAND of dishwasher.

We had a very peaceful Mother's Day yesterday.  Church followed by lunch at home and a nap.  It doesn't get much better than that.  To all of the grandmothers in our life....I apologize for not getting your cards in the mail.  I found them on my desk today.  So now you have something to look forward to getting in the mail this week besides bills!  (always looking on the bright side of things, right?)

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