Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good Gracious What a Day ..AND Picts. from the Chateau !

Gracious What a day ...!

Well the day started out with me working on some new lampshades ..

Them I saw our sweet Scout , Our Golden Retriever out in the back yard chewing on her leg.

This being a bad thing because she is 16 yrs of age and has a large tumor ( non cancerous) on that leg. Well by the time we made it out to tell her not to chew on it ..she had broke the skin and the tumor tissue was popping on throught the broken skin.

So Being that this family works off of one vehicle and that one vehicle was being used at the time by Papa Fred and he was an our away, we had to call him to come home so we could take her to the Vet.

Well we made it to the vet and the long and short of it is ..that she's too old to have surgery so she came home with us and we'll be bandaging that leg from now on hopes that maybe the skin will close back over the tumor and if not we'll cross that bridge when it comes..

However the Journey home was not lacking in it's own excitement. !!!!

While Abbey and I were traveling down a very busy 4 lane road with a very narrow center turn Lane ...The truck dies while driving it and being in the fast lane I luckily made it into the center lane. We frantically called papa fred ..asking what to do and while discussing that ..I tried to start it and WA LA started now we were off again and decided to take a back way home instead of the freeway for fear it would die on the freeway and we would be pulling a steep grade on the way home. Thank the good Lord we made that decision because sure enough it Died again and no less this time on a 2 lane road right smack dab in the middle of the lane ...!

Abbey and I directed traffic around us ..and eventually Papa Fred and my BIL came to help us ..but not before 2 nice Gentlemen stopped and helped us push it to the side of the Road. It's nice to know there are still "Gentlemen" still around willing to take the time to help. It Restores your faith in Human Kindness.

Well needless to say we made it home and the old truck will be headed to the mechanic tomorrow to figure out what in the world is wrong with it ... It's a head scratcher. It dies in the middles of driving it but starts back up 15 minutes later and you can drive it again ..I'll sure be interested to know WHY ?

So My Plans for the day and My Goals weren't met ... and I've heard it said before and have said it myself many a time's a good thing that we don't always know what a day will bring !


So I thought as I was sitting here unwinding tonight that I would share pictures of all many of the Chateau De Fleurs Vintage Marketplace Vendors and artisans from this last weekend .. Feel free to click on any picture in the slide show to view a larger version of the slide show.



  1. So sorry Scout isn't doing well. I hope he's doing better now.
    Glad to hear you made it home okay and hopefully the mechanic figured out the problem. We had vehicle doing this, and it turned out it was just that it needed a new battery.

  2. I hate you had such a terrible day!!! I have those days....a lot (too much)!!! Hmmm, we had a car that did that ALL the time and it was a CAM sensor that caused all of our problem....unfortunately it took someone off the street to tell us (not the misc. mechanics). Good luck!!! Still loving all the pics!!!

  3. WOW! You had quite the day! It sounds scary. I'm glad people came to your aide. The photos you took are amazing. There are so many talented "Junkers" out there. I've got to get myself to the Chateau De Fleurs Vintage Marketplace next year. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow...what a day indeed! I hope all goes well with the truck, and of course that your sweet dog will heal nicely. Thank you for sharing the slide show of the vendors...such beautiful photos of such beautiful stuff!

    Here's to a better day today friends!

    Hugs & Blessings,

  5. oooooh....thank u so much for the slide show! i saw the black vanity.....just like i have. it was a target find that my daughter painted black.....the sheet music made it sooo cute! What a great idea!!!!!

  6. oh, what a DAY!!! glad you guys are ok, and that is sooo sad about your dog, poor baby...but I bet you could make her a gorgeous bandage!!!

  7. Two thoughts...WoMan plans and God laughs.
    I'm sorry Scout isn't up to par; old friends are the best, I think.
    Scout is tucked into prayer.


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