Sunday - 8/8
We've had a lot of rain lately, and I'm sure you've heard about it on the news. We're not sure if it's coincidence, or something to do with all the rain, but we keep seeing these white frogs, which we have never seen before. One actually was inside the house last week. They aren't very big, but they climb up walls, which is creepy...this one is on the outside of a window while it was storming around 10pm.
Monday - 8/9
I took Gabby and Tucker to the vet. I'm guessing Tucker wasn't too thrilled to be there, since he immediately went into hiding mode. LOL
Tuesday - 8/10
Austin washed up his restored tractor before taking it to the fair for judging that will take place later in the week..
Then he came in and put some finishing touches on the write-up that tells all he did to restore the tractor. The judges will read through this when they do their judging.
Wednesday - 8/11
This is along I-35 as I drove to the fairgrounds. The river is behind the trees in the far back, and in front of the trees are some poor farmers fields. At this point the water was still rising, and within an hour after I went past this point, they started to re-route traffic due to water on the roads.
Thursday - 8/12
We have had heat indexes of 110 degrees and higher, with very high humidity. It's miserable. It's so relentless that the a/c in our camper just can't keep up. We ended up putting aluminum foil over the windows to keep out the heat. It had been around 90 degrees in the camper (even at night), but now it's a nice, comfortable 75 degrees. Much better...even if we do look like Rednecks. LOL
Friday - 8/13
I knew a flare was coming. I felt it coming on yesterday, but prayed I was wrong. Jay took this picture of me when I was sleeping in the camper. See how red my face is? That's what is known as the "fibro-flush". Having your face bright red is common before and during a flare. Jay used to always ask if I had a fever, but now he knows what's going on too.
Saturday - 8/14
Super Bull! This bull topped the scales to be the biggest bull in Iowa.
Sunday - 8/15
My family teases me because I like watching Cops on tv. We were in the Law And Flame building today and they took my picture as a "cop". lol
Monday - 8/16
My sister-in-law Jodi and I walking down one of the main roads. You never know what we will be talking about when we get together, but it's usually a random mix of topics.
Tuesday - 8/17
This lady sold candy and dried fruits at a booth, and Ashley and I bought some to send to Lance. When the lady found out where it was going, she put a couple of handfuls of a dried fruit and nut mix in a bag and told Ashley to send those along and to tell Lance they were from the candy lady. She also said to tell him that she'll be keeping him in her prayers. I wanted to take her picture to send along, but she didn't want it taken alone, so the girls got in with her. :)
Wednesday - 8/18
Big Boar! That's a whole lot of bacon! lol
Thursday - 8/19
Nephew Jacob showed pigs in the 4-H show today.
Friday - 8/20
It rained almost the entire day today, so we went and got our passports that we'll need for next Spring. Then we did school shopping for Austin, and we stopped at a Cabela's type store before heading back to the fair.
Saturday - 8/21
My picture of the day won't be taken until later tonight, so I am posting this picture that was taken earlier. This is Ashley with her brothers and sisters in law (minus one brother). The other brother happened to be showing his cow that same day that we were showing pigs, so inbetween his classes they came over to say hi.