Month: October 2013

Out and About

Lou decided he wanted to get out of the house today, so we drove to Belfast.  His first stop was at the pharmacy to pick up a prescription.  Then, we had to stop at the “Ocean State Job Lot” store – this is a discount hodge podge store.  What did he need?  A bigger binder because he was running out of room in his Louis J. DeHayes Medical Notes binder …

Then, on to the grocery store.  Here’s a mini-documentary on our trip to the grocery store.

Heading to Hannaford

Heading to Hannaford

Bypassing the pumpkins

Bypassing the pumpkins

Picking out the meat

Picking out the meat

What?  Why are you checking out the wine, buddy? (no alcohol allowed while he's on some of the post-surgery meds)

What? Why are you checking out the wine, buddy? (no alcohol allowed while he’s on some of the post-surgery meds)

Oh - I bet he's gonna like this

Oh – I bet he’s gonna like this

A shot from the parking lot as we enjoy the breezy 46 degree sunshine

A shot from the parking lot as we enjoy the breezy 46 degree sunshine

 

We made it home safely.  And, we had a surprise for the pups.  Lou found these at the drugstore – this was a practice run, I imagine we’ll see a few more poses before the end of the month:

"Hey - don't bug me, I'm takin' a nap."

“Hey – don’t bug me, I’m takin’ a nap.”

"Yes, I am a Princess, looking pretty in my pink tiara."

“Yes, I am a Princess, napping while wearing my pretty pink tiara.”

And – Stitch seems to be feeling just fine, so let’s hope there are no more visits to the vet in our near future.

Random Happenings

Well, today was another fun day.  Another trip to the “emergency” room.  This time it was Stitch.  He was acting odd in the morning, so we took him to the vet.  After spending the day there and getting some tests, he was pronounced Happy and Healthy.  So, we are hoping it was just a short term effect from a bug he ate.

Beautiful Orchids given to Lou by Caroline and Ed, our neighbors

Beautiful Orchids given to Lou by Caroline and Ed, our neighbors

The sun room is officially the puzzle room - I don't know how people do puzzles on that table top

The sun room is officially the puzzle room – I don’t know how people do puzzles on that table top

Kathy supervises Natasha

Kathy supervises Natasha

Steve has the troublemaker

Steve has the troublemaker

I made a new friend at the vet's office... (Steve took this pic - it's only fair I include it, since I always put everyone else in here)

I made a new friend at the vet’s office… (Steve took this pic – it’s only fair I include it, since I always put everyone else in here)

Stitch runs from the bear

Stitch runs from the bear

We decided comfort food was in order for dinner (ssshhhh ... don't tell Kathy I can make a grilled cheese sandwich)

We decided comfort food was in order for dinner (ssshhhh … don’t tell Kathy I can make a grilled cheese sandwich)

Some chose chips

Some chose chips

Others went with tasty cheetos.  Note - grilled cheese was by request.  Kathy has been cooking many meals for us

Others went with tasty cheetos. Note – grilled cheese was by request. Kathy has been cooking many  great meals for us.

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk / aka the Orange Crush is still here, gracing our yard with its beauty.

The Orange Crush protects us from Predators

The Orange Crush protects us from Predators

The figure you see coming down the driveway is Lou – on the first of his four walks he does each day.

Coming down the driveway next was another load of Rocks – you can never have too many Rocks !!!

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Boulders, boulders, where are all the boulders going?

And, before all of the driveway excitement started, I captured an early morning shot of the sunrise-in-the-making.  The colors were amazing (have I said that before?)

Early morning over Islesboro - note, this photo is without the magic voodoo I sometimes do do ...

Early morning over Islesboro – note, this photo is without the magic voodoo I sometimes do do … this is pretty much exactly as it looked.

And, a few more fall foliage pics from yesterday (Click on a photo for a larger version, or click on the first one and click the arrow on the right side of the photo to cycle through them [the arrow doesn’t show up until you hover over it]).  Let’s see if this works 🙂

NOTE:  Still working on this gallery – the photos should be loading much faster … check back tomorrow if they don’t load for you.

Fall is Fleeting

Ho hum, another nice day in Maine.  Kathy & Steve went over to the boat and unloaded some stuff for Lou.  I went to the grocery store – but forgot the list!  Oops.  Only forgot a few things, so at least part of my mind still works.

Here are some more photos from our “Fall by Faul” drive on Friday – we went back to Hope, because we saw some nice photo spots when the kids and I visited the elephants.  Steve even took us down a few side roads.  These photos go with the four posted yesterday.

A lot of the trees are bare already, some haven’t started to turn color yet, so it’s a bit of a mish mash.

 

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Sunday in Northport

It’s starting to get colder, but today was still a beautiful fall day.  We had a nice visit from Bemily (also known as Ben & Emily) today.  Natasha & Stitch were in heaven – many of their favorite people all in the same room (not us – Kathy, Steve, Ben, and Emily).  Natasha probably would have fainted with happiness if Mij had walked in the door.

Just a few photos from our drive on Friday – still have to go through the rest.  I’ve been working on Alaska photos (yes, I keep saying that, and yes, I will share at some point), so haven’t looked at all the ones from our drive yet.

And – good catch on the body in the rocks in yesterday’s photo.

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And … Another Nice Day

Winter seems far away, but I imagine it is just around the corner. Still working on photos from yesterday’s drive, but here are some from this morning.

Company from California departed early this morning. Kathy and Steve can’t sit still – they took the dogs for a long walk, Steve cleaned the leaves off the deck, and now they’ve taken bottles to the Redemption Center. Must be nice to have so much energy!

Lou continues to make good progress, although I think he’s still eagerly awaiting a good night’s sleep. It’s hard to get comfortable.