Wednesday, July 24, 2013


We have been unable to take a vacation or to sell a vehicle this summer. Those two items are inter-related. Sigh.... But we have had some fun along the way and some crazy busy times.

T is working on the ugly boat and nearly has it running. He never ceases to amaze me. It's still ugly but it has a new floor and we are working on that ugly part. Carpet and vinyl will go a long way towards making it not ugly.

J is sort of back to school this morning. He's at "camp" today. He gets his schedule, finds his locker, gets help opening it, finds his classes, etc. He was pumped and ready to go at 6:15 this morning. High school is a big deal. I cut his hair last night and I'm always a little nervous doing that. He loves it and proclaims it the best haircut ever and says he looks like Will Smith. I said, "Will Smith probably gets $100 hair cuts." And J said, "I know where to get it for free!" What a goober! But I'm relieved that he likes it.

A rode back to CO with R and JT and flew back home on Monday by herself. She navigated the airports just fine. She hit the ground running yesterday morning at work.

R and JT and T got here last Monday with the horses. Everyone is doing well except Dante can't believe that we expect him to forage for his own food. He keeps waiting for someone to give him hay. He's such a city horse. We had a nice time with the kids and had a baby shower for them. It was so much fun to watch R's stomach move around with the babies. Amazing at 4 1/2 months to see that. Nephews baby is due today and we had "the girls" lined up together for a pic. M is not much bigger than R. Ha! I will post a pic when I can.

I had a CT scan on this crazy wrist and there's a bone spur that's causing problems now. I'm trying to decide what to do. Gotta be able to hold those grandbabies when they get here!

How about a thankful list. Let's see; I 'm thankful for the promise of new life growing inside R and M. I'm thankful that J is pumped about high school. I'm thankful for our pets (most of the time). I'm thankful for our jobs. I'm thankful for God, family and friends.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Life, or something like it

How can we be so busy and yet there's still so much to do? We still haven't sold the montero so if you're interested or know someone who is, please let us know.

My parents are having a really busy month. The head of the mission in Haiti that my dad helped start is here in the states. They are always busy when he is here.

T's parents stopped in for an overnight visit on their way back to Haiti. We had a short but nice visit with them.

T is working on the ugly boat. He has the boards cut and sealed for the new floor and ordered a new starter and has been working on the crazy wiring situation. He's flying out to CO the end of the week to help move R's horses back to TN. R will be at 18 weeks tomorrow with the twins. She has started referring to them as Thing 1 and Thing 2.

A is working and enjoying time off of school this summer. She's had a lot more free time this summer than last summer.

J is probably ready to go back to school. He always wants someone around or something to do. He'd at least like to get back to basketball practice.

It was very rainy for a while here. We had over 10 inches in just a few days. Now it's back to hot and humid.

I'm still working on schoolwork. I take plenty of breaks without needing to take a summer break. I'm glad that I can work on it at my own pace. Check these people out and see what a little "medika mamba" does for a kid; And now I really should get some schoolwork done.