While my son was here, he stayed quite busy: He helped Cliff work on the big hay baler, put trim on the add-on lean-to out at the shop, and various other chores. Cliff actually made a list of things to do while Jim was here, because neither of them likes to just sit around and talk; they enjoy projects of any kind to keep their hands busy.
I reaped some big benefits too, apart from enjoying five-year-old Lyndsay (soon to be six). Jim transferred all the pictures and music from my old hard drive, on the computer that died, to this computer. So I now have all my "stuff". I'm going to make a project of putting my pictures on CDs, so that no matter what happens, I'll have them. Although now that I've seen how easy it is to move them from one to the other, I guess I shouldn't worry about it. A computer crash isn't necessarily fatal, after all.
I'm sixty-two today, and my birthday present from Cliff will be a trip to Colorado! I'm excited, of course. I'm not positive when we'll leave, but now that I have a laptop, if we're in a motel with Internet access, I can keep you all posted. If it were up to me, we'll leave in the morning, but that's probably a bit soon. I need to straighten things up around here before we go. We'll take Sadie to be boarded at the vet's, and be on our way.