animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

the 4th

We had Friday off work due to the holiday so I did some things around the house before we went to my brother’s new place on Indian Lake for a cookout. He’s right on the lake–living there will be like being on vacation every day! Very nice.

We didn’t have any plans for the actual holiday, but I did get Jake to help me with the hedges–I trimmed and he raked. That went a lot faster than it usually does (especially since his one friend got impatient waiting for him and came over and helped, too).

It seemed like everyone in the neighborhood was lighting fireworks all weekend. At first, it made the dogs bark, but then they settled down after a while. They usually upset Buster, but besides the barking, he seemed ok this year. I don’t think he can hear very well any more.