Thursday, May 31, 2007

Once again

Once again, I find myself at the end of a month and only a few posts to show for it. So, while I am here at my mother-in-law's house with her delightful broadband connection, I'll post a few pictures from this last week.

I can't believe that today is the last day of May. Where is the time going?

Happy Birthday, Memaw

My dad's mom, "Memaw" celebrated her birthday last Monday. We had her party on Sunday while we were all able to be in one place at one time.

Happy Birthday, Memaw!

Cowgirl hat

Emily is sportin' a new cowgirl hat. Looks pretty good, huh?

Ice Cream Truck

While up in Vinita, the ice cream truck came by. It's gone up to $1 per piece.


I had a great time fishing with my brother-in-law. We caught several crappie.


My dad smoked some ribs, a couple of briskets, several chickens, and a pot of beans for Memorial Day. It was great!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Blast from the past

Last month, when we were down in Midland, TX, we visited the home of our friends, who used to be our neighbors in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. When we left, much of our "stuff" was sold. It just so happened that the Johnsons bought our old wall clock. Here it is on their wall in Texas!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Catching Up

Below you'll find a week's worth of blog posts. We are at my mother-in-law's house. She has broadband!

Antique Car Parade

These cars were part of the Muskogee Car Show. I happened to be outside at my grandmother's house with my camera when they went by.

Alien Deer

Talk about a deer caught in the headlights!

Party Time

The other night, we had a chance to see some college friends, Bill & Julie Johnson and Jeff & Becky Davis. We met at the Rib Crib in Owasso, then went on a little tour of the fancy estates around town. I can't believe what huge mansions they are building and that people have enough money to buy them!

Flood Pic

We can't get to the docks.

Ft. Gibson Dam

This was taken last week when they didn't have all the gates open. They are all open now.

Ft. Gibson Flooding

Swimming at last!

Well, it was (is) mighty cold, but when you're a kid, all you can think of is going swimming.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Springtime in Oklahoma!

We are having such great weather right now. Today's high was in the 70's. The low was about 50. Tomorrow should be much the same as today. Hurray!

We worked on uncovering the pool today to get ready for Memorial Day. The water underneath the cover was surprisingly clear. The girls wanted to go swimming as soon as they got home, but the water is too cold and we haven't added chlorine yet, so they'll have to wait a couple of days.

As a side note, they are still in school making up "ice days" that they didn't' even miss in the first place. Monday is their last day of school. They are OK with it, because they would have had to go another two weeks or so if we were still in Hong Kong.

The real problem right now is all the water. The lake is nearly 13 feet above normal. We can't even get to the docks. I know, I know; poor me. Well, it is sad! The bass boat is in the dock and it is prime bass season that we're missing.

C'est la vie.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Rejoice with me!

Luke 4:17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him (Jesus). And He opened the book and found the place where it was written,
Luke 4:20 And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
Luke 4:21 And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing."

My grandmother had some sort of stroke behind her left eye in 1986 and left her sightless in that eye. A year or so ago, she had a stroke behind her right eye and eventually lost 99% of the sight in her right eye. It has left her (understandably) depressed and sad by the turn of events in her latter years.

Today, my mother took her to the eye doctor in Muskogee. (She has been to countless eye specialists to see what could be done; they all said they could do nothing) However, Dr. Abel, with Triad Eye Center took a look at her eyes, then another look, then yet another look. Finally, he sat back and said, "I think I can help". He told her about a laser procedure and my grandmother wanted it done right then and there. They were able to do it.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Sooners Big 12 Champs!

The Lady Sooners have just beaten the fire out of the Texas Tech Raiderettes for the Big 12 Softball Championship! 6-3

Boomer Sooner!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Frog Catchin'

Last evening, Audrey and Emily went frog huntin'. This was the first time that Emily had ever caught a frog all by herself. When she got it in her hands, she squealed in the cutest way I have ever heard. As soon as I get to a broadband connection, I'll upload the video of her catching and squealing.

Too much rain

We have had a lot of rain in the past few days resulting in some flooding here at the lake. In fact, watching my favorite weatherman, Travis Meyer, it was just announced that Ft. Gibson Lake is 7.2 feet above normal. At this point, we can't get to our dock without wading. They opened ALL the gates at Ft. Gibson Dam. I'll try to get a picture of it tomorrow.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Overheard in Sunday School this morning....

One of my long time friends asked for prayer as her 15 1/2 year old daughter is learning to drive. Her daughter mentioned that one of her friends told her that stop signs with white around the perimeter only mean that "stopping is suggested". The ones that are red all the way to the border mean that you have to stop at those. EGADS!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

What Wicked Weather!

Poor Greensburg, KS! I've been watching the TV covereage of the results of the tornado that struck that unfortunate small town last night. The devestation is incredible. I noticed that the only picture that CNN had of the tornado came from Tulsa's KOTV. Interesting.

My personal weatherman, Travis Meyer, is forcasting severe storms for our area tomorrow. I pray that it won't be anything like what happened in Greensburg.

Sickness Saga Continues

Well, I woke up this morning feeling much better (about 70%), but I was awakened by Sally calling at 7 am to tell me SHE is now sick and would be driving back to Ft. Gibson, while she still had the strength. Evidentally, I shared a little too much.

She arrived home at about 8:45 and went straight to bed. Poor thing. She was burning up. I gave her some ibuprofen and some cough syrup and an extra blanket. She's been asleep pretty much since she went to bed. I was going to try to get her to a doctor, but being Saturday, tough luck. Our option was the ER, but she didn't want to do that.

That is such a big difference from living overseas. For the past 4 years, at least, we could go to the doctor 7 days a week.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Sick as a horse

That's right! I've been sick all week. So sick that I, Richard Boyne, decided on my own, to go to the doctor! You KNOW I have to be sick if I decided to go to the doctor on my own!

It started last weekend, when I thought I had a bad allergy attack, being springtime in Oklahoma. However, it just kept getting worse. On Wednesday, I went to the doctor and found that I had a very bad case of bronchitis. They gave me some antibiotics and some doped-up cough medicine (wink, wink) and told me to watch it because it could become pneumonia in the next few days. Well, it is Friday now, and I am feeling a bit better. About 45-50% of normal, I'd say.

I had to postpone a speaking engagement at my sister's church on Wednesday and I am supposed to speak at a church this Sunday evening up in Vinita. I think I'll be OK by then.