Monday, June 20, 2016

FOOTPRINTS


 Aww, my company has left but she left a rather large footprint.  My friend from the second grade came and went but not without leaving an impression.

The non physical footprint was in the form of reconnecting with my friend from the second grade. We have enjoyed a long distance friendship for 70 years.

As all of you have stated, it is always so amazing that when you reconnect with a long time friend after several years. Time melts away and you are right where you were as if it were yesterday.

We were a little bit handicapped by the series of over 100 plus degree "feels like days". Mercy!!! The crazy heat made us seek mostly indoor venues with only an outdoor Hootenanny, mostly in the shade, being bearable in the heat.

Thankfully heat doesn't handicap conversation. Talking rarely works up much of a sweat unless you have polar opposite political views which luckily we didn't or at least kept to ourselves.

Sis--as I have always called her--is far healthier than I and did some of those chores that I have been unable to do. I do work my guests without a trace of
guilt.

She may be more fit than I am but I have faked her into thinking I am tech savvy. I got really tickled as I connected her to ATT on my computer to facilitate an upgrade for her cell phone.

We were in a chat with the technician who typed the phrase -- 'you will enjoy an upgrade of either 3G or 4G. :D.'  Sis wanted to know what 4 G D was. I grinned as I  told her the tech was just being cute and the :D was just a smiley face at the end, not a generation designation. Pretty sure when she gets her smart phone she will leave me in the dust tech wise. I enjoyed my moment.

The beauty of having Sis stay here is that she is an RV'er.  I love company that brings their own house with them.

I always set my RV visitors (my brother it the other one) up in my front yard but when they leave, a grass Mohawk is left behind where the camper blocked the lawnmower.

The RV's physical footprint in driveway.
Highest point--13 inches
Wow, I am reduced to posting pictures of grass. Pretty sure it is time to finish this post and hit publish.

Since  I am back to normal blogging and routine, I will be haunting your posts once more.  Hopefully my former blogger problems have magically been corrected. Point of reference, I am posting this at 6:05 CST. Have no idea if it will make your reading lists or when.

I've missed you.

47 comments :

  1. Oh YAY, you're back! And I see it right when you posted it, amazingly. Welcome home to the blogosphere, Patti. :-)

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    1. Djan,
      Thank you so much. It really was fun on the break but I am glad to get back into a bit of routine again.

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  2. Good times reliving good times and creating new ones.

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    1. Yes, yes and yes again to the above. You nailed it.

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  3. Good to see you! Funny, I'm posting grass pictures too, but much deader than yours. Worked mey friend as well. It was a he friend and a very good weedwhacker.

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    1. Inger,
      It is always good to have willing and able friends isn't it? Your grass looked like a much bigger chore. So glad you now have a clear area around your house.

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  4. Delighted you enjoyed your company, and delighted you're back to blogging.

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    1. Linda,
      Thank you so much. It was fun to play hooky but it is always good to get back to normal.

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  5. I love your grass pics because I know what it's like when grass gets that way. Happy to reconnect. I'm miles away in UK at the moment and will be around on Thursday for their Brexit vote. It has me a bit uneasy because I prefeer more of a united group than little ones.I do not see ant merit in today's globalized world for that.

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    1. Heidrun,
      I don't envy you the choice you have to make on the Brexit vote. I hope it goes the way you want. I know it is very important.

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    2. I'm a Canadian visiting in UK so no vote by me. Just observing.

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    3. I knew you lived in Canada but thought you might have a dual citizenship. I think the vote today effects a lot of countries, including the US.

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  6. So glad to see you back and know you had such a wonderful time with Sis! Sounds like it was a grand visit.

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    1. robin,
      Thank you and yes it was. Sis and I tend to laugh more than most and can find humor in the strangest places. We always have.

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  7. So glad you are back. It is such a treasure to have long-lasting friendships. People who know who you really are and love you just the same.

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    1. Carolyn,
      You are so right. They love us in
      spite of ourselves and there are no surprises.

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  8. Welcome back sweet Patti, it sounds like you and your friend had a wonderful time even with the horribly hot temps. You gave me a laugh with the grass footprint. It amazes me how humorous you can be on any subject. Hugs and give the sweeties some nose kisses for us.

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    1. Maggie,
      Hasn't it been brutal this past week? Hope you found a cool place to be.
      Glad you enjoyed the "footprint". It looked a bit funny when she drove off.

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  9. There's our friend. Glad you are back and glad you enjoyed your friend. I just had visitors who also left a grass Mohawk in my yard from their motor home so I know what you are talking about.

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    1. Annie,
      Ha ha, you too? It really looks funny when they drive off doesn't it?

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  10. I recently was visited by a childhood friend I hadn't seen in fifty years and it was just as you describe; the years just melted away.

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    1. Stephen,
      It really is amazing how we can just pick up where we left off isn't it. So glad you have a long timer also.

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  11. What fun to reconnect after many years and still feel like old friends who understand each other. I'm on blog break, but had to say "hi" and have a great summer, Patti!

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    1. Barb,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. I went back to your last post to see why you were on break and that story about the lost child was a real attention getter. WOW. Fear, dread and joy all in one day. What a smart child but I have the feeling those won't be the only grey hairs she gives her mom.

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  12. Old friends are one of the blessings of getting old! It is wonderful reconnecting with people that have been part of life, off and on, for 20,30,40 or more years! I like the grass Mohawk, I think we have something like that inside as well when friends stay and leave again! Don't mow the grass straight after, but enjoy it for a while!

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    1. Peter,
      I think you hit on something I wasn't really aware of. You are so right. I haven't mowed the patch yet and wondered why. Think I will leave it a while longer. Thanks for letting me see that.

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  14. While you were away I caught up with a college roommate I hadn't seen for years. I even consented to attending part of my college 50th reunion.
    I welcome you back to my blogosphere! Happy Solstice!

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    1. Linda R,
      Oh, I hope you do go and take pictures. Think you will have a wonderful time.
      Thanks, it is good to be back.

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    2. Linda R,
      Oh, I hope you do go and take pictures. Think you will have a wonderful time.
      Thanks, it is good to be back.

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  15. There are no friends like old friends, and, yeah, I think that's what you mostly do ... talk.

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    1. Tom,
      You are right and that is my favorite indoor sport--talking with an old friend.

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful visit was had by both of you. I have to say, it sounds great when a guest brings their own living quarters. If you need/want space you've got it!

    Welcome back!

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    1. Eileen,
      You bet. It makes the visit so much more comfortable for both guest and host. That space is important.

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  17. Nice to see you back! It sounds like your visit was a good one! Toes crossed that you are enjoying summer!

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    1. smartcat,
      Thank you so much. It really was a good one. I'll enjoy the summer more if it cools down just a wee bit. Hope you are having normal temps.

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  18. Ooh I like guests who bring their own houses with them!! I'm glad you are back. Have a super day!

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  19. Terri,
    Thank you, good to be back. It is the perfect situation. You enjoy the visit but you still have time to unwind.
    Hasn't this heat been brutal??

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful time!!! Except for the heat.

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    1. Gail,
      It has been brutal hasn't it. We hit 100 again today.

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  21. I forgot to ask, but I assume she drove herself in the RV? Now THAT is impressive.

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    1. Carolyn,
      Yep she does. When her Mom was alive, she also drove the RV well into her nineties. Must be in the genes.

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  22. Glad your back Patti! Remember the song "Make New Friends but Keep the Old Ones"? Your post reminded me of that song :-) Where would we be without our friends, both near and far.

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  23. Welcome back to bloggersville. You were missed.

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  24. Very glad to see you back and very happy that you had such a great visit with your childhood friend :)

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  25. How neat. Old friend and reliving by gone day...:)

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  26. What a wonderful reunion. We have just moved into a seriously downsized home we had built. Having guests bring their own accommodations sounds good!

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