In July, I got a new do, retired and moved back to Montana, my homestate. I am now in the same state as most of my relatives, Mom, Brother, Daughter and her family (4 grandkids), uncles and aunts. So far I am enjoying it. I am also looking for a place to live that can house my longarm. Seems that with all the Balkin activity the housing is a premium here. I have a few people looking for just the right place.
I hope to be blogging more now that I am more or less settled. Packing a household took me 5 weeks along with working. That is something I had said I never wanted to do was move. It's so painful.
Also in July, we had a family reunion. My daughter and her husband helped me to pull it off. It had been in the planning stages for a year. We had 60 people show up for the weekend. It had been ten years since I had seen everyone. New additions, husbands, wives and children had grown up.
My second granddaughter putting chalkboard fabric name tags on some aprons.
My oldest granddaughter tyedying a couple of t-shirts for our white elephant exchange at the reunion.
On my last drive to Montana in July, I took the scenic route, took my time. I wasn't in a hurry.
I followed part of the Lewis and Clark trail out of Kennewick, WA, heading toward Lewiston, ID. This trail was also labelled Nez Perce Trail. The scenery was wonderful. Such a contrast to I-90 through Washington.
I headed to Kamiah and on up thru Lolo, Montana. This was a great drive. I've only taken it one other time in the winter. It was night and I didn't appreciate any of it.
Well that's the last few months in a nutshell. I hope to be posting more often.
Thanks for visiting.