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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Present from Previous Owners

We didn't plant much after moving in, we decided to wait and see what was already planted and where.

There were some spike-like leaves came out, and early in summer they appeared to be gorgeous purple wild irises. So I was pretty sure that all these clusters of spike-like leaves are belong to these irises, and I was very sad when they faded soon.

But one of these hot mornings when it was already about 90F at 9am and the air outside felt like freshly warmed up sauna, before getting to the car I walked to our front flowerbed to check how bad weeds are and make sure I really need to weed (still didn't do it, it is a way too hot to work outside) and found these:

Apparently we also got gladioluses among these wild irises, and not just any - gorgeous scarlet gladioluses - a nice present from previous home owners!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Plain City Steam Threshers Show 2011

It looks like the only usual thing about Ohio weather is that is it always unusual. Since more than 2 weeks now it is unusually hot: wet, nothing-to-breathe, ever-sweating hot. And you can consider yourself lucky if your working day, full of running from 100F sauna outside to 75F AC-indulged fridge and back, ends up with no headache.

So after reading that you can probably imagine how very much motivated I was to go outside and watch a parade of Plain City Steam Threshers Show 2011 which took place at North Chillicothe St thru West Main St to Pastime Park, at friday around 6pm.

But since that kind of events are happening only once per year, and we are so new to whole Plain City life, we decided to jump on it and even heat couldn't prevent us from having fun.

The parade was the main event of the Friday, there were many tractors, tracks, cars, renovated and modern, and of course a lot of kids hunting for candies. Yuriy took a lot of pictures.

Second day was more about tractor pull, that was something I never seen before. I think some people lost their tracks there trying to pull that heavy sledge. But it was for sure fun to watch.

Yuriy actually manager to get second and third places on video, the first place in progress is on the picture above.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Lazy Saturday Morning

Nothing can be more rewarding after a working week than one lazy saturday morning (at 2 pm :) ) with a cup of fresh brewed coffee and a slice of homemade ukrainian cheese cake:

...and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" on TV.

Today lies ahead with plans to enjoy Plain City Steam Show: Day 2 and maybe some other things. I am sure pics will follow...

Hope for one nice and relaxing weekend.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

91F and No AC Running: Day 2

After a heavy thunder storm on monday we came home from work to find out furnace (read: "heating and air conditioning") shut off.

And if heating is something we totally can live without at these 91F, the air conditioning is quite the contrary.

So here we are trying to survive the heat while waiting for the technician to come and check what is wrong tomorrow morning.

Good thing: we have a home warranty which our realtors from Chip and Sue Parrish Team insisted having as one of the conditions for the house buying contract. Bad thing is it takes ABC Warranty contractor 2 days to come out to check things out, I hope it will take not much longer to fix it up :)

Well, for now are are rolling with wide opened windows at night and a lot of fresh air after 12am; and Georgie is having bikini parties at the daytime in her tank.

Georgie, The Wireless Mouse

Meet Georgie,
The Hamster ->

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New California Wildlife: Ninja Squirrels

When I said that New California has a wild life, I didn't lie!

Yesterday morning, when I did a zombie walk to the kitchen trying to open my eyes and get ready to leave for work after long 4th of July weekend, I noticed that there is a big bird sitting on the bird feeder plate.

After several attempts to focus I actually noticed that the "bird" has a fluffy tail, and is indeed a squirrel.

While I was screaming around to get Yuriy to look at it, it was long gone. Huh...

However today appeared to be even more interesting: couple of ninja squirrels raided the bird feeder again, and this time Yuriy got a couple of funny pics.

They probably do this kind of staff every day during the day when we are gone... Wouldn't it be a nice reason to quit working?..

New California, Plain City

I will start my posts on this blog from the picture of our newly purchase house, located in the heart of New California Woods, Plain City.

Wild nature (and you will see it is very wild :) ) was one of the main reasons we bough this house and we don't regret: lots of fresh air and green leaves, birds tweeting instead of police sirens, and a lot of space.

With all furniture from our town home apartment we were able to barely fill 2.5 rooms, the rest are waiting for the inspiration and probably several IKEA trips... :)

We still have some boxes unpacked, and considering house have big basement, it will probably stay so unless somebody gets brave enough to finish them up.

Did I forget to mention the house has 2 wooden decks from the back side? :)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hello World!

So, here we are, starting our plain life in plain city :)

It is my first shot at blogger, so I will spend some time figuring out how things look work, will be back with something more useful hopefully soon.