Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2015

I did not give up and tried one more time to get the motorhome on the concrete pad. This time I backed it in. This way I had more control and could get closer to the fence across the alley.
I had to raise the wires for cable television and the telephone another few inches. Monday I have to go to the cable company and ask them to put a post on the garage and change the height of the cables.
I would have preferred to bring in the front of the motorhome first because the pad follows the height of the land and it is lower in the front. It is easier to make ramps for the front wheels instead the dual tires in the back. But I am not complaining. Now I can work on the motorhome and wash it. The storage place did not allow that.
Today I finished making a 22 inch extension for one side of the gate.

Spring is very pretty in Eureka. On my morning walk I see many interesting flowering trees and bushes.

I had one of those plants in my garden in San Diego. The flowers were white.

I observed those people working on the roof. This would not be a job for me.

Our neighbor has a lilac tree. It does not have all its leaves yet.

Last week Doris and I took a private dance lesson. We would like to improve our dancing of the West Coast Swing. It is hard work. Now we practice for fifteen minutes every night and go dancing every Monday and sometimes on Saturday.
Since we attended the Healthy Diet Seminar Doris looks at every box and bottle for the content.
Yesterday she made her own salad dressing and cereal. Monday is our last class.
Yesterday afternoon we went to the Botanical Garden. They had a plant sale. Doris bought several flowering plants.

There was free wine and finger food. yesterday was the plant sale for the membership. I do not know whether the general public gets the same today.

This was another busy week.
We had our last class of Healthy Living. I made a ramp to raise the back of the motorhome. It is almost level. The hydraulic jacks have now enough stroke to completely level the motorhome on the concrete pad.
Suddenlink, the cable television company, told me after I install a mast on the garage they will come and relocate the cable so we will have enough clearance for the motorhome.
I went to electric companies and looked for a mast. What they had was too large and expensive. Doris had told me some time ago she would like to get rid of the television satellite dish which is mounted on the garage roof. I took it down and will use the mounting bracket and the mast for the television cable.
Monday evening is our regular dancing night.
Last weekend we went to the Eureka Woman’s Club where the Eureka Heritage Society held their 2015 Preservation Awards.

The owners of two homes were honored for refurbishing the houses and the Northern California Indian Development Counsel was honored for bringing back the Carson Block nearly to its original condition.
Doris is treasurer of the Heritage Society and that keeps her busy.
Yesterday we went to an English Tea at a one hundred year old beautiful home. It was a fund raiser for an old house the Heritage Society is working on. We drank tea and ate small sandwiches and scones while a harp player entertained us.

The billiard table was covered and used as a dining table.

I also did odd jobs around the house. I replaced air circulating screens at the side of the house, and replaced rotten wood on storage bins on the side of the garage.  
Today is Mother’s day and I took Doris to Gill’s by the Bay for breakfast. In the afternoon we went to Clay and Catherine for a BBQ. Thomas, Doris’s grandson, and his wife were there too. 

This was another busy week. Mr. Big, the cat, is the only one in the house who takes it easy. He developed a bad habit, he jumps on the breakfast bar now.
When I come in the kitchen he jumps off right away. Doris tries to talk to him in a nice way and he looks at her and does not move. Her baby tries to get away with it.

Saturday we went to the Dedication Ceremony of Sara’s Garden at the Botanical Garden. Sara was a leader in the community.

Several people gave speeches.

Sara’s grandchildren cut the ribbon.

When we came back home Doris finished the Black Forest Cherry Cake she has started on Friday. It is a four layer cake and took a lot of time to construct.

She kept the layers from sliding by installing tooth picks. In the car she kept the cake on her lap. We went to another monthly gourmet dinner. The theme was German food. I had made red cabbage.
Doris always does everything 150 per cent. She did not have to make the cake. Every family brought only one item.
During the week I removed the TV dish from the roof of the garage and mounted the mast near the TV cable. Suddenlink, the Cable Company, came and attached the cable to it. Now I have to relocate the telephone cables to clear the air conditioner on top of the motorhome.
 I also worked on the sprinkler system which has not been used for a long time. Doris has a lot of hanging pots with flowers along the fence.
I polished one side of the motorhome and removed most of the flaking gell coat. It looks a lot better. I am trying  to do the other sides before Thursday.   

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Love the flowering bushes and trees. Better you than me with the west coast swing. I gave up on that dance.