Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oh Dear Laura,  I tried to do it your way but the darn thing wanted to post my whole long file and not just the one picture I chose.  So here I am ~ back posting the old LONG waiting way.  I wonder if I paid Google some money if that might help? 

No wonder Al sometimes calls me "Short Stuff"!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A few nights ago we went to the Rutherglen Mansion to hear 2 wonderful music groups play some great ol' 60's and 70's music plus enjoyed some wine tasting and a nice Buffet.  This mansion was built for the owner of Long-Bell Lumber who basically built Longview and Ryderwood, WA. 

I also want to say Hello to Laura who is checking my Blog to see if she receives it OK. Hope so!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Howard & Marilyn came for a French dinner of Beef Bourguignonne dinner that I cooked  to welcome them home from their Cancun Mexico winter vacation.  Al's piano was one of the topics of conversation and they were checking out the working parts of this ol' lady....and the last picture is our beautiful new piano...we call her Mabel.

We started getting ready for the piano arrival by moving our living room Oriental rug enough to make room for the piano so it would rest on our hardwood floor and not the rug. (Thanks to our wonderful neighbor and helper, Russ).  Al guided them as backed up close enough to get the ramp onto the porch and then the piano came down the truck's ramp and over to our porch.  The hardest part was 'squeezing' it through our front door.  Once inside we re-hung my Grandmother's mirror above the piano and the piano looked absolutely perfect and like it had been there 'forever'. Both are from the same period, our house was built in 1923 and the piano 1904.

Al and Russ toasting a JOB WELL DONE!!!