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Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Dreary Sunday

Cold, bitter wind all day with storms blowing through every couple hours—spitting snow and sleet.  We did take a walk but our pace was a little faster than usual trying to get out of the wind.  Emmi and I got in a couple soccer games with her new bright orange soccer ball.

Joe and Jeff came up just before lunch to thank me for the birthday treats I left and to get us all caught up on what’s going on in their family and the beer world.  Joe is the marketing director for a major US brewing company.

Michael cleaned our cattle guards—I wondered about his sanity in deciding to do this type project outside in an excavator without a cab!  But he was warmly dressed and off he went.  For those of you who don’t know about cattle guards—they are heavy steel grates placed over a deeply dug hole—we can drive over these guards but animals such as horses or cows won’t cross the cattle guard, thus the guards serve as a gate without having to open a swinging gate.  The deep holes fill in every couple of years with mud and gravel which washes down the road into the holes.  Michael lifts the cattle guard off its supports and digs out the holes. 

And as for me—I’ve been either playing soccer with Emmi or quilting.  I am getting closer to the end of this quilt. 


This photo shows one of the storms that blew through today.

A friend sent us the following joke and I loved it!!

A teenage boy had just passed  his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they  could discuss his use of the car.
His father said he'd  make a deal with his son: 'You bring your grades up from a C  to a B average, study your Bible a little, and get your hair  cut. Then we'll talk about the car.'
The boy thought  about that for a moment, decided he'd settle for the offer,  and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father  said, 'Son, you've brought your grades up and I've observed  that you have been studying your Bible, but I'm disappointed  you haven't had your hair cut.
The boy said, 'You know,  Dad, I've been thinking about that, and I've noticed in my  studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the  Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair...and there's  even strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.' 
You're going to love the Dad's  reply:

'Did you also notice they all walked  everywhere they went?'


  1. nothing wrong with a dreary day once in while!! the joke at the true!..I see a haircut in the boy's future!!

  2. We call them "Auto Gates" down in our country and I have dug out a few thst's for sure......By Hand with a shovel....
    Its nice and warm down here in Deming NM...
    I think your the only ones left up North!!! Better get on outta there...
    Hey,,,,MOT has several nice Country Coaches for sale....

  3. Looks a little chilly up north but it does make for great photos!


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