Sept 2 was the twins birthday so we ordered them a swing set to put up in their grandmother’s back yard so when they move over there they will have something new to play on. It is nice enough to play outside all year but little kids need something to play on. This set has the swings, the glider, the sidewinder slide, the rock wall, activity table and bench and two platforms, one of which is a play house so they will all have a good time on that when it is all put together. Patty, Norman, Tom and Roxanne worked all day yesterday until dark and still have not finished it. There were six pieces missing. They are six little metal pieces missing. They were the plates that surround the place where is chain for the swings join the cross bar so they could not put up the swings and they still had the monkey bars to attach and the whole thing to anchor when it got too dark to work any more. It was a long hard day’s work and so hot I was glad to be inside cooking dinner part of the time. The kids will love it when it is all done but can even play on it now before the swings are hitched up.
This is what greeted me in the garage yesterday when I went out to get the roasting pan. He must have gotten in Saturday when Norman was working out in the garage and had the door open. It is so hot in there I guess he died of the heat cause he was dead as a doornail in the morning, which didn’t hurt my feelings any as I don’t know how I would have gotten him out if he were still alive. As it was I just had to sweep him out with the broom. They really are quite large and I have no idea if you can eat them or not but I would just as soon pass up that meal!
I finished Colby’s sweater for Christmas and now have started James’s. I also have the yarn for Regina’s, Jaxson, Donna Renee’s, Dhyanna’s and Prem Gobins, all of which I hope to finish before Christmas as well as the rest of the slipper boots I want to do for the rest of the children, grand children and great grand chidden. Boy the family has gotten large, I hope I have time to get them all done.
Today Regina had no school so she came over for a couple hours this morning and we played school. She hates to do her home work so her mother brought her here for me to help her do her this weeks work. We got most of it done and I had a great time. I am sure Regina didn’t like it as much as I did but she did stick with it and got it all done but one page. I told her she had to do it if she wanted to pass into the second grade with her friends but she didn’t want to go to the second grade as that was much too hard. We took a little time to talk about not passing and having to repeat the first grade with all the babies that are now in kindergarten and she didn’t like that idea either so we got back to work and enjoyed it a little bit better. I don’t remember having home work in the first grade and am sure I’d have given my mother trouble if she had tried to make me do homework after school too. I didn’t learn to read until I was in the third grade and that hurt me all my life as I was never a good reader, I hope to help Regina avoid that fate. Have a great day.