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Monday, January 5, 2009

Empty nest again.

We took our youngest son, William, back to Central Washington University in Ellensburg yesterday. Our oldest son, Keegan is in Iraq. I feel a rant coming on, so I won't dwell on that subject.

William gave Tommy Two Tone one final hug till Spring break.


As we left we spotted a cosy scene of some deer sleeping around my old garden wall but I missed the shot and was sorry to see them leave.


Ellensburg is about 100 miles away. We were in a hurry to beat the latest snow storm. I'm going to miss William he's a lot of fun and helps with the chores.


Soon as we got to Ellensburg the snow started and we returned in the storm instead of in front of it.

This is Ephrata the county seat of Grant county and is about 50 miles from where we live. I hated to leave the bright lights of little down town Ephrata and head into the vast snowy emptiness.


For awhile there were other tracks on the road.


But then we were alone and the snow started to drift.


On the county road that runs through our place, there were many deer milling about we had to drive carefully through them. There's plenty for them to eat along the ditch banks and in a pinch they can snack on the hay stacks.


Linda said...

Glad you have Tommy to keep you company during the winter months while your boys are away! I have a lap kitty, too--#42--kittens can be a lot of work!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I would have been terrified driving on that road. Or riding with someone driving. We have done it though. Playing dodge dart with the deer is something we have to do here when we come home from Spokane after dark.

Cheryl Ann said...

I know what it is like to have a son and then send him off to college! Ours went to UC Davis, which is about 12 hours away! Now, he lives in town near us and it is so nice when he comes over to fix things around the house! He came over yesterday and did the dishes and emptied the trash! He's very mechanical and sometimes he gets his drill out to fix things!