Forrest and our granddaughter Lily arrived on Wednesday the 10th for a weeklong visit. Well, to be honest it is a visit/work vacation as Forrest is going to wire all the electrical in our house!
|Forrest and Lily arriving at the airport!|
Our hearts go out to Paula’s family but are happy with the thought that she is now at peace with Barb’s dad.
|Paula with Barb's dad|
|Lots of boxes in the kitchen alone!|
|Forrest working in the bathroom|
|Lily even got in on the action!|
|That is a mess of wires!|
|All cleaned up and ready for inspection!|
Lily meanwhile was decorating the floor in our bedroom. We will now forever have part of Lily under our flooring when the house is done.
|This is a picture of Dakota|
|Front door is also in!|
With the house work all done it was time for some play! Barb had taken Lily to Evans Plunge, a combination hot springs/waterslide in Hot Springs. We had never been there before and although Barb said it was a little crowded she said she would go back there again. She had also taken Lily to Wind Cave National Park to complete the Jr. Ranger program where she got another badge for her vest!
|Lily with the Purple Pig|
|Did you know Smokey turned 75 this year!?!?|
The next day Forrest and I snuck out for a quick fishing trip to Ditch Creek. Forrest started out the action by landing this beautiful rainbow.
Not to be outdone, I landed this one a few minutes later. My biggest non-Alaska rainbow to date!
So although I am headed to one of my “Happy Places” it is bittersweet with the death of Paula and going without Barb. Just another reminder of how fragile life is and how it can change in a minute.