We don't see our family a lot, everyone seems to be always busy or going their own way, so visits and social get togethers are not very frequent. Last weekend was the exception. We were very happy indeed to attend our grand daughter's dance concert on Saturday night. It was delightful. She danced well, as part of the group, and seemed to enjoy the night. I hope she will continue next year. The few photos I did manage to take are not good, as I was sitting quite a distance back in the audience. The dance tutor organizes costumes, so that part wasn't a drama for her mother.
After a late night Saturday night, it was a 4.00am wake-up call for us to travel in the opposite direction in order to help with some yard building for #1 son. Dad did the welding, while the sons worked on the calculations.................... Thankfully, the morning wasn't too hot, and we managed to get a few panels started. It will take quite a while yet, lots of panels to go!! Shortly after this was taken, we called it quits for the day, had some lunch and a chat, then headed back home for a well earned snooze in the afternoon.
On Monday I went to visit one of my close friends here, as she had organized for me and another friend to have lunch. I had a birthday this week, and as has been our tradition for over 12 years, we 'did' lunch. I hadn't been to her home for quite a while. The day was lovely, and very relaxing. It also gave me an opportunity to see Little Bill who is now not so little........LOL... The three pups have certainly grown and changed a lot from their puppy stage. Bill is on the left, Meg top right, Dude bottom right [and still the biggest].
Unfortunately, the dog saga does not end with the three pups. A few weeks ago we were offered a pup which we took, as he is a grandson to one of our best dogs [now departed]. In the hope he will be a chip off the old block, he has been named Chip. At the moment, I think he's just a splinter!!! He bears an uncanny resemblance to the old dog, in looks and in nature. Perhaps we can soon stop collecting dogs!! Last count was TEN. Two are quite old and can't work much anymore, and two really don't work 'to standard', so may have to be re-homed in due course.
It has been much cooler this week, following another two inches of rain. After a very dry November, we are having quite a green December to date. More is predicted for the weekend.