A little background on why I named this blog what I did.

I should probably do a little explaining on my title of this blog. First my last name is White. Therefore I live in the "White House." Living in the "White House" makes me the 1st Lady. My physical address says I live in Westwood Ca. (not the one by Los Angeles) but a little mountain town in Northeastern Ca. However I really live in a section out of Westwood known as Pinetown. With all the joking going on between my friends, I inevitably became Pinetowns 1st Lady living in the "White House." With all that said, this is just going to be a more personal blog of my life here in Westwood/Pinetown. My family and friends being a big part of it.
Originally I really wanted to take a picture a day for one year and post it on this blog. Perhaps like a photo diary. My life though is quite quiet and perhaps is not photo worthy for a picture a day but I plan on trying. So why not hop in and take a ride with me through little mountain town U.S.A. You may just love it as much as I do!


An old friend

Today after Dave had got to spend the day with his oldest friend (from childhood) I brought out my camera.
Scott is his name. He lives in Oregon and is traveling around visiting some friends and family in Oregon and here in Ca. He is then going onto Reno Nevada to see some more friends and family.
He definitely has the set up for such travels, this little motor home is just perfect! Not too big and definitely not too small.
He was able to just pull his motor home onto the side of the house and it is good to go, (or not go)!
I would love for Dave and I to have something like this set up. It is just perfect!

Scott with his dogs Neelie and Triple T!

And of course my "Buick" had to get into the picture. LOL!

Neelie is still playing fetch with me today! She just loves it!

And Buick? He just had to show Neelie how to "Munk". (My wording for when Buick is in search of a chipmunk. He does not fetch but by God he munks.
It has been a real enjoyable couple of days having Dave have an old time friend to kick it with.
Yup there is nothing more precious than true friends and friendships!!!

Canine friends

My husband has always been a bit jealous of the fact that I have been so successful with continuing friendships from my childhood. The reason it has been easy for me is #1 I have absolutely WONDERFUL friends! #2 is because growing up I never moved. My family stayed in the same house from the time I was 16 months old until just last May, so I always stayed in the same schools and school district.My hubby Dave was not that fortunate. He moved all over growing up from Texas in several towns to California in several more, never staying even in the same school for more than a couple years tops.
So the other day we got the news that an old friend from Dave's childhood had found us/him.
Today this friend arrived.
For todays pictures tho' is just of his friends dogs. I know it sounds silly but I did not want to bombard this poor man with a bunch of picture taking when he first walked in the door. LOL!!!
I feel we should at least get on a first name basis 1st. LOL!
Sooo Let me introduce to you Neelie and Triple T.

This is Triple T. A real sweetheart of a dog.
Triple T is a quiet dog. Very sweet!
This is Neelie. She had no problem finding Buick and Nala's toy box and asking if anyone would like to play!

Sitting on the front porch politely asking for someone to play with. I did! She LOVES to fetch!
Adorable eh?
I had fun playing with her today. Buick and Nala don't fetch!

Been caught smiling

Been a difficult few months for my family. To be able to see my hubby (Dave) laughing this hard today and smiling this big is great!

It is down

After a night of wind,(and yes I stayed here) I was at my wits end. These branches have got to come down. My hubby who has been up this tree throughout his life, and his brother convinced me that he could do the job. Scared to death of my hubby going up there and scared to death of what would happen if he did not, I finally caved in.
This is the after pictures.
All is well now except for the ulcer I have probably given myself.
To those of you that are not familiar with Pine trees, let me add that the main branch that I saw and thought was dead was not. A green branch like this is heavier than one can imagine.Why it snapped the way it did is still unknown by us.
But I am going to be looking UP into that tree all the time now.
I NEVER want to live with that kind of fear again, and I am NOT exaggerating!
The ladder is fully extended

Some of the branches now down

As you can see this is NOT a dead branch. It is also the main culprit.

This is the one that snapped and was hanging over our roof with several others below it!

Pretty scary looking eh?

Just an update

No picture today. Just a shitload of wind last night that had me scared to death. I am not sure what we are going to do about this tree, but if the wind blows again lke last night I will not sleep in this house. Far too scary for me, and no I am not joking!
It is Labor Day. I could never afford a Labor day tree surgeon, if Lassen County even has one, if you know what I mean!

View Larger Map This is where I live. To the right of Westwood barely visible is the little section I live in called Pinetown. We have probably 150 to 200 people for our population. Westwood on the other hand is HUGE by comparison with a population of around 2000!
Added on 2-9-09

A great big Thank you to Cheryl for this friendship award!

A great big Thank you to Cheryl for this friendship award!
Lots of Hugz and PEACE!!!