John lives in the desert and I live in the mountains, so we're about 3 hours apart and we travel between our two homes to spend time together. It's a long drive, but it's worth it and we get to show each other our towns, which is really fun!
Anyway, I thought you might like to know what we get up to down at his house.
I usually get there on a Friday, while he's still at work, and am greeted by the big three...
Miss Daisy, Lucky boy, and Beebee.
Then when he gets off work, we might head to dinner, where he makes me laugh by making faces.
And then I make him laugh by doing something ridiculous.
Sometimes we stay home to cook dinner and/or bake.
Then we watch movies or work on a model train layout.
We both have a huge passion for trains.
A while back, I told him how my grandfather used to take me to see the trains passing through my home town in California and we'd put pennies on the track before the train went by and then look for the flattened coins.
I also told him that I missed it and hadn't done it since I was a little girl.
And you know what?
This sweet man surprised me one day by driving to a local train track and handed me change to put on the track.
It may sound silly, but it made me cry.
He does things like that.
Anyway, I digress...
As I was saying, we've been putting together and painting buildings and houses for a train layout.
This is one of my contributions:
Not great, but hopefully I'll get better at it :)
The next day will usually involve an adventure of some sort.
I'll share the one we went on last time in my next post, but you can see two of them 'here' and 'here'.
Sometimes though he has to work a half day on Saturday, so I'll read and/or tidy up for him and play with the pups.
This last weekend, while he was at work, I took a few pictures of his creations around the house. He makes furniture and things from old scrap and maybe I'm biased, but I think he's pretty talented.
This is a shelf for hats, mail, and keys by the front door:
And a table:
This is his collection of bottles that he's found out in the desert and some that are just sentimental.
Aren't they neat?
Hopefully soon, we'll be going digging again and I'll be able to take pictures of it, so you can see what it's like.
Here's a candle holder by his kitchen sink:
And lastly are two old window frames that he turned into something you can hang things on.
Oh and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to share a photo of his neighbor's puppies that like to hang out on their trampoline.
See the hole?
Yeah.... they're destroying it LOL
Anyway, Sundays are our day to just hangout for a bit before one of us has to head home.
Sad as that is, we know that the next weekend will come in just a few days and we'll be able to do it all over again :)