Milly’s First Shave

Mom said Milly did pretty good sleeping with them last night.  Dad said he woke up at one point and she had gotten on the floor. Helped Dad with Mr. Carden’s pony.  It got out yesterday and they had it running around with the horses in the fields, but they had some sort of trouble when Mom was loading up one of the horses.  Apparently one of them was in heat and the tiny pony tried to mount a horse and got kicked for his efforts.  They put him in a pen, but he kept stomping and trying to jump out of it.  I went to help Dad when Mom left.  He figured out a way to control the pony, …

To the Rouge

Went to Rougemont. Drove the Escape.  After 50 or so miles it had trouble accelerating.  Would kind of stall like it didn’t want to change gears or something.  Had us nervous.  Called the Jeff Gordon place and set up an appointment for Monday. Swam with Milly in the pool for a while. Milly went to bed with Mom and Dad. Andra and her crew showed up later than expected.  Had a couple traffic issues on the way up. Zach Dotsey

Beach Day with Most of the Hausers +1

We went to Beulaville for breakfast at Amanda’s grandparents’ house this morning.  Amanda’s (great-)aunt Joanne was there along with her mom’s cousin, Terry.  She’s moving with her job and looking for a place to stay in the general vicinity.  Karen was there too, of course.  Unless she’s out of town or something, I think she has breakfast with her parents every Saturday. Hausers plus Heiko minus Monique, who was working, came over.  We loaded the back seat down with car seats and all piled into Escape with me and Simon sitting in the very back to go to Wrightsville Beach.  Heiko sat in the back with me on the way home.  They both offered to let me sit in the …

The Amazing Spider-Man

Mom brought Milly in a little after 8:00 this morning and she hung out with Adam, who slept in the top bunk in the room we usually sleep in, which was originally Erin and Andra’s room but I think became Adam’s room at some point after I went to college.  I shared it with him one summer. Anyway, Dad had already left for work and Mom was working most of the morning.  Erin left for work at some point in the morning after breakfast (Amanda made eggs and I think toast, Erin made bacon) and Adam left a little after that.  Amanda and I scrubbed Harvey and Bruce down with flea killing spray then washed them both.  Kind of nice …

A Moment to Whistle

North Carolina native Andy Griffith died today.  He was best known for portraying Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show, which ran from 1960 to 1968.  (Thanks, Wikipedia.)  He also played the titular character in Matlock.  I won’t say I watched a lot of either show, honestly, but Andy Griffith was an icon. Stayed busy through morning, left for Rougemont around 2. I drive. Made one stop for Milly to pee at a McDonald’s in Cary, so Amanda got an ice coffee, I got a Rollo McFlurry and Milly got some nuggets. Got to the Rouge just after Dad got home. Unloaded our car and groceries from his then got in pool. Put swimmies on Milly. She was uncertain as I …