Up early as usual and Donna was off to the truck company, at 07:00AM Grandpa & Nicole were off to Augusta Elementary, since it is 25.7 miles from the door of the Weeb Ranch to the door of the school, Nicole usually snoozes most of the way there,a Grandpa sets the cruise and snoozes on the way home.(just kidding).
Today was just a piddle day and I went out and just like last year the fan on the trailer A/C wouldn’t run after setting all winter. My son Andy crawled up the roof and took the cover off and sprayed Wd-40 and turned it by hand and then it ran normally again. We have a Dometic A/C on this trailer and our last one had a 13.500btu Coleman, never had to do this with the Coleman and it lasted from 1993 to 2006 when we got this trailer. It also would freeze you out. This unit is a 13500btu also and barely carries the trailer. I know when it comes time to replace it I will put a 15.500 Coleman unit on it.
When we got home from school, Grandma had stopped somewhere and run into the bunny, (Easter) she brought home some gifts that the bunny had for Nicole including a stuffed bunny and some bubble making stuff for Easter.
Here are some shots taken of the bubble making in the backyard.
Is life great or what.
I have to tell you all, I was never Blessed with a daughter, We had 4 boys, I guess that God figured I was better raising boys. Our one son Tim had a daughter right off but then moved to New Jersey so we had very limited contact with his daughter our first Granddaughter. Who is 18 now.
Funny how life works, but now that Nicole has come into our lives, it is just one of the most wonderful things that has ever happened to me. As if you can’t tell I truly adore this little lady and enjoy every minute we can spend together, she has instant laughter just watching her at play and how she enjoys such little things in life makes me feel so good. and she is just such a good and cute kid. You couldn’t have had one made to order any better than this. God I love her and treasure the time God is giving me with her. So if I bore you, sorry. but she is the girl that has captured Grandpa’s heart.
When I went to pick her up today I saw two little things that stood out at her school, the first was a flower, the only one I saw on the grounds, don’t know how it got there but it adds a nice touch of beauty.
Also there is a bell that was saved from the original one room school house in Augusta, it is now in front of the Augusta Elementary school.
Look at the casting mark. Rumsey MFG CO. St Louis MO. 1883. This bell is 128 years old, That is so neat to have a bit of history and know kids were getting schooling even back then.
Back in the 1880s not very many kids even got any formal schooling so I thought this said a lot for this little German Farm town to even have had a school back then.
Well that’s about it for today from the Weeb Ranch, centrally located in Dardenne Prairie Mo. Hope everyone is having a great week. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..