Jan 28th, 12
I know I have not been keeping up with the posts on here. Much of my life lately doesn't feel like an adventure so it seems pointless to share.
Last night, however, we did something fun. The church we have been attending, Galloway United Methodist, put on a father daughter ball. The girls dressed up in fancy dresses, and I pulled out the most dressed up stuff I own. There was dancing, and desserts and makeup for the girls. We had a lot of fun and I think the girls really enjoyed being princesses. Course they always are, but sometimes its fun to dress and act like one.
Dec 29th, 11
My good friends roof started leaking badly right about the same time his furnace quit. Heat was more important then roof right now and being short on money we decided to put a tarp up to temporarily stop the rain and snow. I have to admit that this high up step roof actually has me slightly terrified. Hopefully tomorrow we can finish it.
Nov 22nd, 11
Well its official. We are home owners. Well the bank and the government own it, we just get to do whatever we want with it.
Everyone is adjusting well and its nice to have different rooms to goto.
Now I have to get the camper winterized since we won't be living in it.
Thanks everyone who helped us move and helped us get to this point. God bless you all.
Oct 23rd, 11
We did a family trip to a corn maze in Lucinda. had a good time.
Sep 8th, 11
Well I thought I would finally post some of the promised pix.
We have been back in Franklin for about a month now. First thing we did when we got back was have a baby shower for my sister and brother in law. The girls did girly stuff and the guys had a corn hole tournament.
The next weekend, Shelli and I went to the Crawford county fair. I took Shelli to see Lady Antebellum in concert the first night it opened, then the next day we took the kids up to see the animals and have some fair food. Towards the end of the day Thing 1 asked a guy walking his horses for a ride and he said yes. So they kids rode about for about 15 minutes in the back of a wagon. Take that you $5 per ride pony guy!
We have been enjoying ourselves and I have been having work to keep us afloat. God is good.
We went and looked at this house, it needs a ton of work inside. New kitchen, new bathroom (including floors in both), but the price is right, and maybe with a little sweat we could have a nice little place near town.
Anyhow, anyone who misses us and wants to get together, call my cell or my office line.
Aug 6th, 11
We were bored and wanted to do something fun. We looked up the free museums on our pass list and went searching. The first one we went to was at a college and was uber lame. It had a planetarium and museum, but the planetarium was not free and the museum was like two classrooms of college kid made stuff. BORING!!
So then we drove another 20 minutes to the Museum of Life and Science. SCORE! We love hands on stuff that teaches us about science and this one was a winner. It was so big and so nice that we went two days in a row! My favorite part was the wind section. Here we got to drive radio controlled sail boats. This combines several things I love. Water, boats, and tech. It was sweet. So was the crash test dummy exhibit. Saw that at 10mph severe damage happens without a seat belt. It was pretty shocking. I think we all got the point. Buckle up!
Anyhow, here's a bunch of pix!
Aug 1st, 11
We are staying at the North Carolina State Fair grounds this week. It's pretty nice. Full hookups for only $25 a night. Awesome! They have been having a lot of rain so things are soggy, but we got to take a walk around the whole fair. On the way here we passed some sort of accident that had the traffic backed up for about 5 miles. I would have hated to be on the other side of the road. After being obnoxious for so so so long, then kids finally fell asleep and we had a peaceful last hour of the trip.
Jul 27th, 11
Today we had to switch campgrounds again as we headed farther north in Michigan. Before we went though, we took an hour to swim in the lake. They had a pretty neat water slide, but alas it was not open for us to try out. What a bummer. We did have some fun snorkeling though.
Just a few pix. I shot a bunch of video. Perhaps some day I will have a chance to do something fun with it all for you all.
Jul 25th, 11
Today went alright. Did two jobs this morning, then came home and swam with the kids in the lake for a bit, ate lunch, and then hit the Hands on Science museum. Then came home ate dinner and ran out and did one more job. Came home took a walk. Not too bad. Wish we had fast internet here, but alas, when you camp near a lake, you probably don't have good internet. lately we have had bad luck with finding decent internet.
So as I go lay down to sleep I will set this to upload pix. If you don't see any, then wait a while and then refresh the page.
Oh and for those who still want to hold on to your incandescent light bulbs because the light is better and the government can't tell you what to do. Check out the pix showing the energy usage on one of those archaic things versus an LED bulb or florescent bulb.
Jul 18th, 11
Well, after that campground in Maine, we didn't have internet again for the rest of the trip. So now we are back at Big Oak Ridge and I can upload pix and such.
We worked our way through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, then we ended in New York for the weekend hanging out with some friends at a state park. The drive was beautiful albeit very hilly. I was very thankful for the new Dodge since the old Chevy van could not have towed up an down the hills like this truck did. It's got 3000 miles on it already. That's 1000 miles a week since we bought it. Sounds typical.
We did 12 MCD SS jobs throughout the New England states, and we did a few things along the way. We stopped at Calvin Coolidge birth place (our 30th prez) and saw some neat stuff. We have been listening to Little House on The Prairie audio books and at this place we got see a lot of old buggies and tools that we hear about in the stories. It was pretty fascinating to me to see the old machinery and things like that.
I think the kids enjoyed this trip as well and it seemed to go pretty fast. The kids fought a little in the tighter quarters of a truck, but no more then they did in a van, so I think that was a success. They got to have a lot of fun with some other kids in the state park, and they may have even learned a thing or two.
Overall we had a good time and now we are back playing farmers while my parents are on vacation. This should be interesting.