Most of you have met Cody, my little adopted Asian grandson. He is the son of the couple that own the nail salon I have gone to the past 14 years. They are a very special family to me and they refer to me as their "American Mom." Hubby and I got to spend some time with all of them this past week out at our new house. They had not seen it and wanted to check it out since construction had started. When they drove up Cody (his American name, I cannot even pronounce his Vietnamese name) started hollaring, "Ms. Lea." It was his first time to ever call me by name and it melted my heart for sure. He is 3 1/2 and he has a 17 year old sister and a 14 year old brother so he pretty much "rules the roost."
Things got exciting the other night when we were leaving our friends house. The road going to their house is surrounded by woods on both sides with a few feet of clearing before the woods start. Well, Hubby and I are going along and all of a sudden he slams on the brakes and says, "there is a copperhead snake!" We were in my vehicle and there wasn't a gun in it. Let me assure you that Hubby is always packing a gun and was so aggravated that he did not think to put one in mine before we left that evening. Anyway, I thought the snake was in the middle of the road but he spotted it off the side on the ground. He jumps out, grabs a huge stick and goes to beating that snake to no avail. (see upper right photo) I am inside the vehicle screaming when the young man that lives across from where the excitement was happening shows up with his pistol. Tommy steps back and Bart blew the head right off that snake. I decided not to take a picture of that. ~too nasty~
Some of our good friends are moving into their new house this week and asked if we would like to have their packing paper and boxes.
We're a long ways away from moving but I will likely start going through stuff and packing by November. So, this worked out great. I want to take my time and methodically go through things and try to get rid of everything that will not be going to the new house before we ever move. We shall see how it goes.
Back in April I had my Dad set up with the Louisiana Center for the Blind. He has Macular Degeneration and has had for about 20 years and now barely has enough vision to function. The center got him set up with a digital reader and just about any book that he would like to read is available for his use. I recently ordered him the Mitford Series by Jan Karon. He started it on Tuesday and is totally absorbed in them. I had read them years ago and remembered how very good they were and thought that he would probably enjoy them as well. It is so wonderful that there are so many wonderful provisions made for those with impaired vision. Dad's reader definitely adds enjoyment to his day.
And, as if you didn't know, college football gets back and going this weekend. And, while I don't "get into" football, I will always pull for our Tigers! Enjoy your weekend!