Monday, September 1, 2014

Pulling Strings!

Yesterday was so much fun. I got up real early and had Hazel help me de-hair The Cabin, before I dusted off everything. And to prove it, I took this picture of our bedroom, before it starts collecting dog hair and dust again.

Then I took this closeup of our shiny dresser, without any dog hair or dust on it yet.

Then I went outside and did all of my chores. When Tony came back home from The Old Timer, he went over to get Chet, because Chet wanted to drink coffee with us and eat another healthy breakfast, which included the delicious smoothies.

After breakfast, I asked Chet if he could help me figure out how to play Town Mountain's Bluegrass version of Bruce Springsteen's famous song—I'm On Fire. And a few minutes later, after he had listened to my new favorite song, Chet taught me the chord progression and then he started playing and singing the song—Bluegrass style.

While Chet and I were discussing music, I said, "Our friend, Ryan Hatch is coming over, at 1:00, so he and I can jam together. "We'd love for you to join us—if you want to."

After we ate lunch, I had a total blast jamming with with my dear friends Ryan and Chet O'Keefe. Chet and Ryan brought their amps with them, so we all plugged into our amps and turned up the volume.

I played rhythm guitar, which is the easiest way to play a guitar. Chet played lead guitar. And Ryan took turns either playing his harmonica or lead guitar with Chet. Because both of them are such talented, awesome musicians and can sing—we made some pretty good sounding music.

In the big room, we played some of Chet's and Ryan's songs, Bluegrass, Rock, Country and the Blues for Tony and the Chihuahuas, our captured audience. Tony loved listening to us jam, but "The Girls," Alice, Ginger and Little Debbie, slept through most of the two hours that we spent pulling strings . Here's a picture that Tony took of us sitting around playing music.

Today has been great and I hope that everyone had a great Labor Day. This afternoon Tony and I met our dear friends, Debbie & Craig, Denise & Les and Kris & Jim for lunch, at the Soaring Dragon, on Sidney Baker Street which is also known as Highway 16.

We had a great time seeing our friends and we did a lot of laughing and our lunch was delicious, too. After we had adios-ed our friends we visited with Kris & The Mineral Man, out on the sidewalk, for a few minutes. We talked about Ben bringing us those three, huge bricks of Miles of Chocolate, this past Saturday and Tony and I sharing it with them and our other super friends/volunteers. And to say the least, "They were more than thrilled, because they love Miles of Chocolate, too."

Before I finish writing this, I want to let all of y'all know that tomorrow night, 7-8 PM CDT, on Sun Radio's Highway 290 with Paula Nelson show, she will be playing some of Chet O'Keefe's fabulous music and I hope that all of y'all will tune in to her popular show. On the Sun Radio link above, you can listen to it live or get the Sun Radio app, for all of your mobile devices. 

Lastly, I have some wonderful news to share. As of yesterday, Fay, our dear Canadian friend, that has already adopted two dogs from us, Kris Kristofferson and Wee Lassie—is going to adopt Blake Shelton! We are thrilled about it and have already begun working out his transport to Toronto. And that is about it for now.

Y'all have a great Labor Day evening!

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