|My "love slave", harvesting bamboo for me, |
with Lucky at his side.
Talked to my Mom on the phone, of course, and received a few calls, texts or emails from friends (Vincent, Sheryl, Laura). This on top of several Facebook well-wishers from my dog club.
Per my birthday request, John and I headed out to the woods adjacent to our property around 10 a.m., boots, gloves, machetes and lopers in hand, to harvest bamboo for my tee pee. It was clear skies, still, and cool enough for long sleeves. Not a single insect to bother us. Energizing! Lucky came along, her very first off-leash walk-about in an unfenced area. John was a bit trepidatious but I was confident she would stay with us, and she did. Had to call her back into view several times, but she wasn't far away, just sniffing thru the tangled undergrowth. (Nathan, nobody is keeping the paths clear the way you used to do as a boy.) It was so thick with fallen trees, vines, and debris, we had to cut a winding path to the bamboo patch, lost it, and had to cut another path back home. We were in the woods a good 2 hours.
|Michele and Lucky, trimming bamboo|
|John checks it out for headroom. |
Oops, 6'4" Nathan might not fit.
|L to R: Audrey, Allison, Nathan, Me, and John|
Notice all the bar chairs turned upside down.
We were the last to leave.