It's up and running now but it was clearly a disaster when Norm and I tried putting this up by ourselves. We got it about half way up.........trying to connect the two sides........it swung, it swayed, it swung again, and swayed and crashed down with a mighty roar! Barely missing hitting us on the way down. These are steel beams........light steel, but still would have left us seeing stars had it landed on our heads. Within a few days, help arrived in the form of Clayton and Danny.......Angels from Umpqua. The directions said it was "easy to put up......only taking a couple of hours. Ha! It took 4 of us, at times and about 3 hours to get it done. But, it's up and now nicely shading our little patio. I think eventually it might look nice to have wisteria growing over the top. But that's a project for another day. And I might want to wait until the many, many things I've planted lately, start filling in so I don't bury ourselves in greenery and blooms.
And speaking of blooms, the rhoddies and azaleas in the front are just gorgeous! They were here when we moved in and have a number of years growth. Big and lush.........with hydrangea starting to bud.
I went with a friend the other night to the Roseburg Unity Church. They have A Course In Miracles group and I've very much missed being a part of a study group since I've moved over here. Those of you who know me, know that this is very much a passion of mine. What a great bunch of people.........I know I'm going to love it......I already do and it's like a part of me 'coming home'.
So.......all in all, life continues to slowly evolve with Norm and I. He still has very little voice from a medical procedure of a couple of months ago. This week we see an ENT doctor to see what he thinks of it. Obviously, Norm is not a happy camper regarding this. Hopefully, he'll feel better later next week.
I hope all you Mom's out there have a perfect Sunday..........My own has passed on but not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her. And in gratitude I thank her for her love.