Thursday, October 20, 2005
Well, vacation week is over and we're back to work. We had a wonderful time in Indiana with DS and Mrs DS! They took us to lots of spots they've found in their area. A couple of diners for a good omelette, a funny little sandwich shop with chewing gum stuck to the outside of the building. The gum was disgusting but the inside was great and good sandwiches. Went to the local Kitchen-Aid store and did a bit of shopping. Got a bit of a discount because Mrs DS's aunt works there. Thanks Auntie. Wish that I needed a counter type mixer! They had every color you can imagine - including the spring green that I like best! We went to a grist mill (think stone ground wheat & corn and the selling of same). We went on Monday and they had a sign on the door saying they were closed. But the door was ajar and we peered in. There was a voice hollered - "Come on in, I'm here". It was the miller and he showed us around. Half the ground floor had arts & crafts from local artists. Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway) we made several purchases! The mill was 4 stories high and was powered by the stream underneath the mill. The miller even supplements his electricity by powering his lights by the mill. We got to see DS's home and it was great! Beautiful hardwood floors and lots of beautiful woodwork. Met the granddog Lucy. We took plenty of bribes and now she loves us. We've already stocked up on treats & squeeky toys for Christmas. We even bought some "greenies". We heard those are "crack" for dogs! Heard that from a Vet! DS & Mrs DS will be visiting us over Thanksgiving. Yea! DSR (dear sister R.) and daughter M. will also be visiting over Thanksgiving. We haven't seen them in years. We are all very excited. In fact, since the whole family will be together at Thanksgiving we're doing double duty - we're going to have Christmas on the same day. Who knows if we will ever all be together again. Our parents are getting up there in years. Gotta go.