Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer has started but you wouldn't know it!

The 4th of July has been her and gone.  The parties are still going strong in and around our town.  I took the girls to the fireworks last night at the capital.  Great viewing spot, not so great sitting spot.  We were surrounded by smokers.  But we refused to give up our great viewing spot.  Kole was with a friend and his family to watch fireworks.  They went to the top of the parking ramp of the Bayliss building.  LOL

We have our second foster Boston Terrier, a ten plus year old female named Gabby.  She is a sweetheart!  Reiko gets along with her well enough, Doodlebug feels threatened by her occasionally.  She is blind due to eye injuries and cataracts.  She sure can get around.  It didn't take her long to get things figured out.  She is the first one up in the mornings. 

Tasha had her yearly shave and feels like a cotton ball.  She is so fluffy.  They must have removed 10 pounds of hair! LOL   Mia is doing well and some days acts like a puppy. 

Tinkerbell is getting up there and is now 12 years old.  She sure doesn't act it.  Smores is a year old now and tries to play with Tink.  Sometimes they actually do play.

We had a stray yellow kitty show up one day.  Kole found him.  While searching for his owners, we found out he belongs to several people. LOL    His name is George.  He is not fixed and he was flea ridden.  He had also scratched himself until he was bleeding and missing hair on his tail.

 Boyd powdered him, Kali and Kole fed him and made him a bed in the garage.  He came back a week later and we put flea and tick stuff on him and then he disappeared.  He came back a week later to say.  He does that.

Now on to the kids!

Kole continues to grow by leaps and bounds.  He decided to not play football this year and instead go out for cross country.  He will be doing some long distance running.  I think he is built for it.  There are some things he is finally doing on his own, like showering!   yay!

Kaci continues to be the one constantly connected to the computer or her phone.  Since all her friends are away on vacation, she spends her time texting, emailing, tweeting, etc.  She loves listening to music and painting her nails.

Kali started working this year.  She is giving swim lessons as well as working lifeguard for open swim, lap swims, water aerobics and parties at the nearby indoor pool.  She likes it because it is so close to home.  Some days she is pooped and takes a nap after she arrives at home.

Boyd was able to get the pool opened and repair the pump.  WHEW!  But I've only been in twice now because it has been so cold!  The days it was in the 90's we didn't have the pool open.  Now that it is brrrr..  The temps have only been getting up in the 80's..  Plus we have had a lot of rain.
He is also still looking for a job and starting to realize because of his age, he is getting turned down for jobs that could be had by younger people.  sucks

Me, I am still working at the same place and have started my 22nd year.  I'm supervising now, and still learning something new everyday.  I also volunteer for Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue.  That is how we ended up with a foster Boston.  Our first was Raggyroo.  He was a wild boy.  Still a pup.

Summer is going by so fast and we have not had the summer fun  we would have liked to.  My van needed some repairs which cost nearly $2000 that I didn't have.  We have been facing our challenges head on and getting through.  Some days and weeks are easier to get through then others.

After five years of hosting foreign exchange students we are taking a break.  I know it is so hard to find families willing to take on the responsibility, but I need this next school year to focus on us.  Kali is a senior this year and I look back and wonder where did the time go!  When did she grow up?  Why do I feel like I have missed out on so much.  And Kaci, she is going into 8th grade this year.  One more year and she will be in High school.  Kole he goes in to 5th grade this year and is the oldest in his grade.  Sometimes I think we have done him an injustice but in other ways it has been good holding him back a year.  He is proving to his teachers that he is a natural leader (Bossy)..  LOL

The hopes of the kids now is Kole - maybe military, Kaci - Accountant, and Kali - Experimental Scientist.

Wow.  I have great kids!

Notice the change in title.   The Flying Bs. The kids say it means fling B.S.  Boyd thinks it means that we are constantly going somewhere and our last initial. is B.. LOL  Sometime the first fits perfectly.

Here are some pictures to enjoy!

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