Sunday, May 31, 2009

Work Related: Adventures in Foreclosures

I was working with a newbie investor this morning and the first house we went into had a dead rat on the kitchen counter.

Now please understand it was not just lying there dead.
Someone had posed it like it was about to jump at you.

What is kinda funny is that I had told my buyer only yesterday --even before we made these appointments-- that buying foreclosures are not for the faint hearted.

Luckily we did not faint.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Plants Gone Wild

So we got back from OK and the plants had gone nuts!
Topsy is going sideways now and attempting some bloomage.

Jalepeno is growing too, maybe one or two more days!

Cukes are not blooming yet but spreading out

And how cool is this?
Our first tomato (from the potted plant) and
a banana pepper bonus
They were both YUMMY!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Old Hall Cemetery, Lewisville TX

Historical Marker Text:
In the 1840's the Republic of Texas government granted colonization contracts to people who would advertise and bring new settlers to Texas. The Peters Colony, led by W. S. Peters, was located in North Texas and included the area later known as Denton County. In 1844 families began arriving in this area, including those of John and James Holford of Missouri. The place where the Holford families settled, on the prairie west of Big Spring Creek (Big Elm), became known as Holford Prairie. By 1855 a two-story building was constructed for use as a community meeting place. Referred to as Holford Prairie Hall, it housed a Masonic Lodge on the second floor, and the first floor was used for school and church purposes. This cemetery, situated next to the lodge building, became known as Old Hall Cemetery. The earliest graves date to the 1850s and include many infants and children. According to local oral tradition, the first burial may have been that of a man who died as his family was traveling through the area. The cemetery contains over one hundred twenty-five burials from the nineteenth century.

Pit Stop: Arbuckle Area Scenic Turn Out

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Enid Cemetery, Enid Oklahoma

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Little angels sleep as we, lovingly remember thee

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dallas Leg

We crashed at the kids house last night, and had breakfast with the girls this morning.

Jaeley woke up happy

Sydney woke up hungry

Gelsey made the pancakes and they were really yummy
but...can someone please pass Lezley the syrup already!

We didn't get to see Kelsey this trip, she was with her
other Grandma this weekend.

Next .......Oklahoma

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Road Trip!

Strangely I have found myself with no clients this weekend and John has 3 days off so decided to hop in the car for a quick road trip to decorate some graves that are very dear to our hearts.
I'll post along the way.

Have a safe Memorial Day my friends...PJ

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Houston, we have a pepper!

A Teeny Tiny
soon to be delicious Jalepeno pepper!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tummy Tuesday: Rhett

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Topsy Turvy Sucks: Part 3

My Topsy Turvy tomato is still growing...UP

The cukes are looking good.
I asked John to thin them from three down to
two plants but....

He felt bad for plant 3 and gave him it's own
little pot. A second chance he said.
Talk about soft hearted!

More later...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Astros show off for Mom

What a pretty day it was at the Minute Maid Park today. The top was UP. We play baseball INside in Houston.

Junction Jack brought his Mom to the game today.
The baseball earrings are must

Not only did the players bring the Mom's they let
them throw out the first pitch

And... we won!

Mom's got a chance to run the bases.
That's me in the white tank and skort waving like a dork.
I hope all you Mom's had a great day too..;)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

We are headed out to Minute Maid to watch Roy O hopefully take one for the 'Stros

Happy Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 09, 2009


I started with 10, went down to 6 and now 3
little cucumber plants

They are looking good!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Two PURRdays and one anniFURSery

Happy PURRday to Rhett turning 5 this week.

We were concerned about bringing in a second cat,
but thought it may be nice for Rafe to have a
companion and he was thrilled

Happy PURRday to Rico turning 3 this week.

We were concerned about bringing in a third cat,
but he was so darn cute I could not resist him.
Rafe was thrilled to have a kitten to play with
Rhett....not so much.

Happy Gotcha Day LOST litter

2 years ago on Mothers Day, our porch kitty Angel
presented her adorable litter of four
doubling our cat total to eight

We were concerned about adding 4 more cats to the household
but got Angel and baby Jack safely
placed with my Mom and
daughter respectively

Of course...
Kate, Sawyer, and Charlie
are still here rounding out our 6-pack

The Friday Ark

The Carnival of Cats

Topsy Turvy Sucks: Part Two

My poor Topsy Turvy Tomato is having a
very difficult time understanding the concept
of growing upside down

The plants we did in pots however....

are showing promise!

to be continued