Monday, June 26, 2017

Bike Stealing! or Crime Doesn't Pay!

First off, I apologize for taking so long to post something on my blog, but we've been having fun and  just been too busy with friends. So now I will try to settle down some, so I can tell you about it and I am going to have to put it in "Reader's Digest" form to help make this a post instead of becoming a book.

The last few days have been great. Last Wednesday our good friends Jim & Liz brought their good friend Robert out, so he and T-Bone, his precious, old Black Lab, could meet Lori Darlin'.

Weeks before Liz had contacted me to tell me that their good friends Robert and his lovely wife had been over to their home and when they had met their Gus, Lori's twin brother, they instantly fell in love with him. And when Liz & Jim told them that we still had his sister, Lori Darlin' they were very interested. Bottom Line    Lori Darlin' got adopted and she now has a great, good-natured, running-buddy and a beautiful, landscaped, cascading waterfall, swimming pool, to swim in with Robert & his wife!

And here's Robert with Lori Darlin' before he took her to her new fantastic, forever home, in Kerrville. And as you can see she is more than a little bit excited to get out of here.

Thursday was one of the best days that Tony and I've had, in over 22 years, but that incredible, life changing story will have to wait just a little bit longer, before I share it with you. But I would like to say, "We love June and Ellen and we cannot thank them enough!"  

Friday afternoon, after we ate and had a delicious lunch with our volunteers, at the Medina Highpoint Resort, I spent my time cleaning up The Cabin. So that when Chet O'Keefe & Liz arrive, late Saturday morning, it would look like we don't live here. And believe it or not—it actually worked, but only for a couple of hours.

As soon as Liz & Chet and Willie arrived here we talked non-stop about our latest news and Tony and I instantly fell in love with Liz.

Around 3:00 while Chet & Liz were over visiting Kinky, we took a short nap, before getting cleaned up, so we would be ready to go up to, the Medina Highpoint Resort, to eat pizza with our friends and to listen to Chet play his fabulous music, under the Texas stars.

Our great friends: Bethany, Steve Pietzsch, Andy, Phil Houseal, Kris, Carol, Stephen K. Morris, Fourth Coates, Kinky, Floyd and several other friends joined us for a great evening of fun, delicious pizza and Chet's incredibly great music. Here are just a couple of the pictures that Tony and our friends took of Chet playing some of his incredibly great music.

Later in the evening, Chet's dog Willie did the funniest thing. While Chet was singing one of his songs, Willie got up and walked over to a tip jar, on the left side of the stage, and he put his nose inside the jar, like he was counting the money and then he, walked off the stage and that made all of laugh. Followed by Chet making a hilarious comment, after finishing his song, about him training his dog to do that and knowing how he would spend that money. But sadly, no one had taken a video of it.

But a little while later when Willie was sitting, back on the stage, with Chet, Willie got up and walked over to the other tip jar, on the right side of the stage and fortunately Tony captured these two pictures of him doing it, but this time Willie did not put his nose inside the jar.

And our good friend Steve took this great, short, fun video of Chet playing his guitar and Steve sent it to me after he got back home later that night. "Thank you, Steve!"

Sunday we were all tired and it was a nice day of rest for all of us and we just hung out, at The Cabin. And around noon today we sadly had to adios-ed our dear friends Liz & Chet and Willie. 

And that is about it for today except I want to share this one minute,  hilarious YouTube video that Jim "The Mineral Man" sent to me. I believe it is titled Bike Stealing101 and this morning Chet & Liz and Tony and I watched it and then we kept on rematching it several times, because it is so funny.

It is about these three young men, who take a bicycle apart in 3 pieces. Then they taped the the 3 pieces back together and then leaned it up against a tree. To see if someone would come along and try to steal it. Anyway, it is by far one of the funniest videos that I've seen and it proves without a doubt that crime doesn't pay. "Thank you for sending this Bike Stealing101 to me, Jim! You should have seen all of us laughing out loud." But I am blaming you for my back aching. 

Y'all have a great evening and keep on laughing!


Fay said...

Great to hear about Lori Darlin' finding a home, she is a really pretty dog.
I was laughing out loud on the train this morning coming into work as I watched the BikeStealing101 video. SOOOOO funny!!!!!
Great photos from Chet's show at Medina High Point, Willie is a great dog and I would not be surprised if he could count the tips in the tip jar!
Have a great week at Utopia!
Fay xx

cousin nancy said...

Hi Fay! We are so thrilled that Lori Darlin' found her forever home. I am keeping "BikeStealing101" on my desktop, so I can start each day laughing and I am glad that you found it to be funny, too. You & Ian have a great week, too.

Anonymous said...

I guess the Internet has been messed up. I was trying to wish you both a Happy 4th of July
much love n peace your way

cousin nancy said...

Hi Anon! Thank you for wishing us a Happy 4th of July with much love and peace our way. And Tony and I wish you the same.

Liz Rohana said...

Thank you for your hospitality, hope to see you all again soon! Warm hugs Liz!

cousin nancy said...

Hi Liz! Thank you for your comment. We loved meeting you and we are looking forward to seeing you sooner than later. And when you come back for a fun visit, please bring Chet and Willie with you.