Andrew, my son-in-law, was coming over to chain saw for a while. In my ever constant vigil to get the property looking better (part of Fran's therapy), I am clearing around trees, fence lines, and wood piles that have been over grown. Note to self: When you see that cute little oak or pine tree growing, pull it out or 5 years from now it will be a very big tree that you have to have chain sawed or pulled out with a tractor. Jennifer had to work, so I watched the boys while Andrew chain sawed.
Of course, it was very hot. Andrew cut quite a few of the trees down, then he started cutting away at the Pampas grass. I vow that the Pampas grass will be gone before the fall!!! The sound of the chain saw was another emotional melt down for me. I remember times when Steve would be out cutting up fire wood or a downed tree. Then it was my job to stack the wood after he cut it. Good memories.
|Steve cutting a downed tree August 2004. This was the month before |
Hurricane Rita came through and we ended up with 5 more downed trees
|A bit warm outside|
We went to Freedom Fest about 6pm, parked in the designated parking lot, and took the shuttle bus to the field where everything was set up. Gretchen Wilson was already playing and there were thousands of people enjoying the show.
The 4 lanes of Hwy 467 were blocked off for vendors and the smell of grease made me hungry, but Corbin had his eyes on the kid section with jump houses, slides, and games to play. So we headed over to the carnival section. All the games were sponsored by military units and support groups for fund raising. So it was a good cause.
First thing Corbin saw was a basketball game. He made the goal at least twice and was very proud of his 39cent water pistol that he won.
|Corbin waiting his turn to throw the basketball.|
Corbin making his free throw
|Corbin at the Dunking Booth|
Corbin got up there with his six balls. I just figured that he would end up pushing the target with his hand. On his second ball, he hit the target hard enough and in the right spot to sink the commander!!
Corbin spent quite a while jumping and sliding. Then it was on to Pizza and Dippin Dots.
We listened to the 50 gun salute to the nation, then a concert by .38 special. Finally it was dark enough for the fireworks to begin. Very good fireworks. Back to the car and home by 10:30. Long, but very good day.