Sunday, February 5, 2023

Getting To Know Me a Little More...

Good morning, friends!  It's still busy around here but thought I'd do an update.
We'd bought Ruth Ann (sister) a dishwasher.  Her old one hadn't worked in probably 25 years.  She needed, adding to her money, we pitched in and got the purchase done through Best Buy.  Lordy, what a trip that was.  They now have to order your purchases...shipping containers are just sitting on the Pacific and Atlantic Coast... We had to wait 36 days for it and, getting the installation done was itself, a nightmare. But it's now in... thank You, Lord! 

This is our oldest grandson, Tylar and his sweet bride, Sara.  It's her birthday Feb the 8th, they are stationed in Hungary...he's in the Air Force.

This is grandson number Two, William.  Air Force, stationed in Tucson, Arizona.  God, how we miss the boys.

This is our granddaughter, Samantha, Baby Sloane's mom...she's a stylist and does quite well for herself!  

My Larry and I helped run the family business, (we are now retired, Larry's brother is now at the helm) a plumbing company, well known in our area...reputation, built on service.  I was working as an LVN but was needed at the family business I went after 15 years of nursing.  Pipes, you know, are basically the same whether they are in the body or the ground.  
We have tried to educate the public on what to call water heaters when say, I'm possibly needing a Water heater...not, a Hot water Heater!  That's redundant!  A water heater heats the water...thus, hot isn't needed in the description.  I was guilty of this being a newlywed...but was quickly schooled.  I don't know of a plumber anywhere that doesn't laugh about this.  
How do you say it? 

Our greatgran, Sloane

Our daughter, Crystal (Lolli) and her granddaughter, Sloane, yesterday.

Larry roasted coffee beans for us because we were nearly out...Fabulous flavor. 

My sister Ruth Ann (76 this month) last Monday at the IHop...the day she felt great...and myself 71). 
She spent the next few days "stoved up" in her shoulder and hand pulling herself up into the truck that's as tall as a Dooley (2 tires on each side of the rear.)  She's better now thank goodness because tomorrow, Monday, she gets her chemo port installed on her upper chest.

Our "sister" Laura, 55 (laughing with another customer who had just told a joke) ...married to Ruth's Ex...a huge help in our lives and no, there's no animosity between them...they both know the guy has issues....but she's  
So giving...kind.

Well, this post was more or less a "get to know me" a little more, for my new friends.
Hope you all have a sweet week ahead!  Stay warm or cool wherever you are.

A Big Hug,


Visits With Mary said...

Hello Donna! I enjoyed meeting your family. A big 'THANK YOU' to your grandsons for their service to our country. I pray all goes well for your sister as she starts her back to good health journey. I see you're a Texas gal too! Hope your day is happy and blessed. Oh, I almost forgot, your great grand is so precious, I have one about that same age too.

ashok said...

Nice post..

Mari said...

I enjoyed meeting your family here! Thanks to your grandsons for their service. My son was in the army for 10 years, still works as a civilian on a base in KY repairing Apache helicoptors.
Your family is all beautiful!
I must admit to saying hot water heater, I never heard it any other way and never thought about it. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh you have a very beautiful family there. I so enjoyed this post.
Loved the joke about the hot water tank.
And both your grandsons are handsome.
Happy birthday to Sara.
And thank your grandson for his service.

Bill said...

Nice post, Donna. You have a lovely family.

Kay said...

What a gorgeous family you have, Donna! And they are so accomplished! Yay for the Air Force! My husband also served in the Air Force and enjoyed his time with excellent servicemen.

nonie everythingsewing said...

Hello Donna, so nice to get to know you. What a wonderful family, aren't great grands just the best???

Lowcarb team member said...

Great post, I enjoyed meeting your family.
Enjoy the remainder of Sunday and my good wishes for the new week ahead.

All the best Jan

Henny Penny said...

Nice meeting your family. You do have a beautiful family. Thank you to your handsome grandsons for their service. My son-in-law is a retired Air Force F15 Fighter Pilot but still works on base near here.

Margaret D said...

Lovely photos of your family and yourself.
Goodness about the dishwasher, glad all is well now with that.
Seems to be the case down here if wanting to buy certain things, we have to wait..sometimes.

Ann said...

Wonderful photos of your family.
I was guilty of always calling it a hot water heater. That is until you mentioned that once before. I think it was here or it could have been in a comment on someone's blog. Either way, now every time I start to say hot water heater I think of you and correct myself.

Far Side of Fifty said...

:0 Hot water heater! Guilty! Pleas thank your Grandsons for their service!

Sandra Cox said...

I enjoyed getting to know more about you and your family. Thanks for sharing yourself, Donna.

Sally said...

Always so happy to see pics of the 'kids' and Sloane of course. Praying for your sister and all of you. We have an issue here as well, hopefully know more on Thursday. Love you.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I enjoyed reading about your family. You have all been blessed with young looking gene's. You all look younger than your actual age.

Granny Marigold said...

Lovely picture of you and your sister Ruth Ann. I hope all went well when she had her chemo port put in. Have a good week!!

Jeanette said...

Always good to see your sweet face, buddy! I have to admit that I've called it a hot water heater so go ahead and laugh! Love the awesome pictures of your family!!XO

NanaDiana said...

Loved this post, Donna. It is fun getting to know people better. I worked with my hubby for many years in a home improvement business. It was a lot of work but a wonderful business. When we retired it went to our primary service manager and he has done a good job running it over the years. We get windows/doors at cost for
Have a wonderful rest of the week. xo Diana

Sandra Cox said...

Tyler is a cutie. Good on your grandsons for serving.

Vee said...

Also fun, Donna. ☺️ What a beautiful family you have! I'll be saying a prayer for your sis.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I enjoyed catching up with your latest posts of food and family, Donna. How nice that Ruth Ann and Laura get along so great and that Laura is so helpful. Baby Sloane is just precious and Samantha is gorgeous. I know you miss those Air Force grandsons.
I hope you have a wonderful week of cooking, baking and loving others.

Red Rose Alley said...

Samantha is a beauty in this picture, and I think your grandson's smile is one of the nicest and warmest smiles I've seen. Such a cute picture of grandma holding Sloane. And coffee beans! Now, that's a good way to start the day. I'm a coffee lover, and sometimes I grind the beans and make it fresh. Tastes better somehow. This is a sweet picture of you and your sister. Nice getting to know you a little better, Donna.


Sandra Cox said...

I love that picture of Samantha and that she's showing the tools of her trade. She is gorgeous. Must take after her grandmother:)

Granny Annie said...

Every one of these pictures brought me joy. Love the military guys only mine are Navy.

Sandra Cox said...

Hot Water Heater. Haha. Great meme.

photowannabe said...

Hello Donna, glad to meet you. I have enjoyed reading your blog and will be happy to follow you too.

Hootin Anni said...

I think this is the first time I've visited with you. Tho, I've seen your name many times in other's comments.
Tucson!! We lived in Tucson for several years...loved it there except for the cost of living. I miss it a lot sometimes. We are Marine & Navy family.

I enjoyed viewing your photos of such a beautiful family. And just like ATM machine, hot water heater is redundant.

I will return often to say hello again, real soon.