If you saw the post about We Got Rocks, you know we had a creek/drain put in. We call it The Rio.
Well....it ended at the back gate. But, the drainage problem didn't end there. So, we called Sara from Enjoy Your Landscape, to come back out and make an extension. What do you think?
The water can flow through the gate, and on down to the lowest part of the yard.
It's better now. That space between The Rio and the fence, will be a flower bed. Another fine opportunity to dig in the dirt and rocks. I haven't had much time, here lately, for digging.
It'll all be there, when I get to it.
But, I think it's going to work.
By the way...the kids decided The Rio should be Rio Linda. Hmmm....we'll see.
I’ve written here before, about the sudden loss of someone, when our neighbor passed away, back in the fall. This time it hit closer to home.
Mr. P’s sister, passed away last week. She’d felt bad for a short while. Her son came over and drove her to her doctor. The doctor diagnosed stomach flu, and gave her some medicine to help with the symptoms.
After seeing that she ate something, and took her medicine, her son left her to rest. Mr. P. was on his way to her area, for a business meeting the next day. They talked on the phone, about an hour or so after our nephew left. She was tired, so they decided they’d wait until the next day to visit. Then, another hour passed, when our nephew couldn’t reach her on the phone. Her neighbor was called, but couldn’t rouse her either. So, a call went out to 911. It appears she sat down on the sofa to watch television, fell asleep and just slipped away.
She’ll be missed. Her son and daughter-in-law, and their two boys. Her brother and I, our children and grandchildren. We’ll all miss ‘Aunt Barbara’.
Those we love, live on in our hearts and our memories. Those of us who believe there’s something better on the other side, look forward to seeing those loved ones again sometime.
So, here’s to you, Barbara. We loved you. We’ll miss you. And, as your mother loved to say….
Well....looks like you can't win 'em all. You can try. But, sometimes it just doesn't work out.
The Longhorns lost the big game.
Our starting quarterback was hurt within the first five plays of the game.
Our back-up quarterback is good. But, he's a very young man, and had little or no experience in college play. He'll be back next year, and he'll do a good job for the team.
But, on this night, in the Rose Bowl, the team just couldn't pull it off. They gave it a good try. There were some exciting plays. It even looked for a while, like they'd make it. But, it just was not to be.
So, congratulations to Alabama. They played a good game.
We still love our team. They'll be back strong. We'll be there to watch.
As you may know, we are HUGE Longhorn fans.
And, as you may also know, The Longhorns of The University of Texas are playing the
The Crimson Tide of The University of Alabama for the BCS National Championship.
January 7, 2010
Here's hoping these young men play a good game, nobody gets hurt and
let the best team win.