Our neighbors came over to see what the digger was doing. They were a bit surprised to find it was unloading big rocks and placing them strategically on our property.
The first rock to come down the hill
We had six large rocks placed and we still love them. Both of the dogs seemed to like them as well. Ellie would often stand on top of the largest one. But Lucy liked the flatter one best.
Poor thing, she woke up limping this morning. She seems to have slipped and "sprained" her hip so she is reluctant to totally bear weight on her right rear leg. She is already on a Cox inhibitor for her arthritis so we dare not give her anything additional. We are hopeful this will resolve and she seems comfortable otherwise. If not, we will visit the veterinarian to see if there is something further we might do to help the healing. We do have a sling to help her into and out of the SUV and we have brought that inside in case we need to assist her, Please keep your fingers crossed that it is nothing serious.
A younger Lucy on the flattest rock.
Our granddaughter Violet likes sweats. Notice that the sleeves of the sweatshirt must be rolled up so the legs will fit all the way down her long legs. She has a college student "nanny" who comes several times a week to provide some respite for her stay-at-home-dad. Here the two of them seem to be having a fun conversation which Violet finds amusing.
No hard rock band on this outfit. Just love.
It has been a strange week both in news and in weather. I won't comment further than to sympathize with our Milwaukee daughter and the others suffering the same cold temperatures. The city is in the midst of a dreaded winter vortex with really cold subzero weather for the foreseeable future. She has the right clothing for it, but it's still awful to head out to work when the temperature is minus sixteen.
Today's quote comes from Dr. Seuss:
"The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house,
All that cold wet, wet day."
I hope those in the frigid areas are indeed staying inside on this cold weekend. And for so many of them, I am so glad you will be going to work and finally getting paid next week.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, EVERYONE
GIVE THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE