Be true to who you are…..

And the family name you bear……

Thursday, December 31, 2009

T & G

Well, as usual I got these in here backward! I cannot grasp how to load pictures. We have put the last piece of Tongue and Groove on!!!! That ledge on the stairwell is for a book shelf!! We NEVER have enough shelf space. Now, to trim the windows, sand, spray the finish and then carpet!!!!
When it's all listed out like that is sounds like a lot left to do..... but after the T & G sitting in our basement for two years, I'd say we are well on our way.

Do you have any idea how much this dinky little door cost?
Try double the price a a full size! Just made me sick.

"Honey, quit taking my picture!"

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Boy

MRI of the screws when they put humpty dumpty together again!
A hungry boy! I fixed him a sandwich and he said
" Ah, this is the first home cooked meal I've had in three days..."
LOL! he must have been desperate.

and one happy momma!

Monday, December 28, 2009

What Chiefers found...

Today was sunny. I thought I'd let Bonita out to enjoy it and just watch her....never think that. If it wasn't for Jerling ( my cow) bellering her head off I would have missed the whole thing. Bonita is a first time momma. Had her baby right in the muckiest spot she could have. Chief was there to protect him though. Have I ever told you how much I love my dogs?
Much cleaner.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Zacky ~D

Please keep Zachary in your prayers for the next few days. He and his dad left this morning for Boise where he will have surgery tomorrow. He has not healed right since his bike accident on Mother's day and a specialized specialist will be reconstructing his arm. This is Zac after the accident.. The arm is twisting and causing him some pain. As in the picture below if you watch him he does everything two handed. His right hand should be the dominate one. He's such a great guy, never complained about it, just simply figured out how to work around it.
But he can't work around it forever. The longer it goes the more deformed it will become. Please pray they will get it right this time and that God will heal him quickly. Also, please pray that his fingers don't lock up. His body produces vast amounts of scar tissue. This scar tissue freezes up all the tendons to his fingers...translated to mean LOTS of physical therapy. And while I'm begging for prayers here I guess I'll add the last one. Boise, is a four to five hour trip, please pray we can have follow up visits with a local doctor.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Away in My Manger....

Alright, I know it is Christmas and I really do have to get back to the family. But... I had to share, they arrived about an hour ago, both girls!!! Mom and babies are doing fine..... I guess we should name them something special like Joy and Noel.
Got to run.

Monday, December 21, 2009


We insulated the boy's bed rooms this weekend. Shane said
" I haven't done this since high school... I may be a little rusty, there may be a mess........" "It'll be okay" says I.... Oh, good Lord! I have never seen more of a mess. One time he actually turned to talk to me and the hose pulled out of the mesh and he completely buried me in insulation! Our storage attic backs up to the boy's attic rooms and the 100 yr old wall separating them gave way and he buried all my storage stuff. NY may be whining about their little old two foot of snow but I'd like to see them dig out of seven foot of insulation.
The hose of terror!

David filling the hopper, oblivious to the chaos he is feeding. See the buckets? Cody and I were hauling spilled insulation down to be reloaded with the vague hope that it would end up in the right place aka: the wall! this time.

Cody making another trip. Hose of terror in the back ground.

What a dirty, dirty day! I don't know what the regular insulation crew gets paid but I guarantee it is not enough! At least it wasn't fiberglass. Praise God that part is done!!!
And honey, it'll be okay....

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bear With Me...

Okay.......... I'm missing the sun. So have gone through last years spring pictures to remind myself that this too shall pass.

Spring is my favorite time of year... always so full of promise.

and warmth....

Only six more months right?

Actually, we breed the rabbits in two weeks for Easter selling and the end of January will bring out the incubators and the potting soil for tomato and pepper seedlings....

I will live to see the end of it. Just breath deep woman.

Breath deep.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dr. Cody?

Well, I didn't get this posted last week but Cody has taken his second final for becoming a Veterinary Assistant with a 92%. He has one more to go this winter then he plans on seeking a job with a Veterinarian when he turns sixteen in May. Upon graduation he hopes to go to college to be a Veterinarian. Would that not be a feather in my hat? No Vet bills..... you don't think he would charge his mother would he?

BTW~ He trapped a HUGE Beaver a few days ago, you really need to go to his blog and check it out.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

They Are Almost Here!!

I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. It is dark and gloomy and cold... My animals have to live in it.... so do I. The girls get so shaggy and dirty. It really is just no fun. Yet, it is the time of the BABIES!!! At least for some of these fat little momma's. We should have our first hitting the ground right at Christmas and then they will come in groups until April. And even then there will be a few stragglers going into summer.
Huh, These pictures are all butts. I didn't get one front view.....
Here they come! Shelly's headless herd!
I laugh when they get to this stage... having six of my own I should be more sympathetic but seeing them walk on tooth pick legs and then when they lay down and just spread out like a puddle it's almost too much.
Here's hoping she doesn't burst at the seams.....

Born Again American

I watched a very touching video today Born Again American
you'll have to check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Sparky

We are still stuck in the boy's rooms upstairs. This part is over 100 yrs old. I probably already told you that. There were only two makeshift plug ins and one space heater up there. Here Shane is putting in more outlets before we insulate.

There comes a time in every Do It Yourself project when it is just no longer fun.... I hit that point this weekend. The good news is we are over half way now and things should start picking up from here. Did you hear my chuckle?

When we got all the old insulation tore down we found so much trash behind the walls... It amounted to another entire pickup truck load to the dump. It wasn't from the old boys either, it had to have been a remodel mess and they just walled it all up. It gave us an idea though, we are going to make a time capsule, there are huge spaces behind the wall and before we close them back up we will put it in.... what kind of things would be fun?

And then there was the 220 wire... We had decided to cut back a wall that divided the two rooms so it would look more open. Well, because the house was built before there was electricity all wires have been stuffed and crammed in weird places to try and conceal them.
Conceal them they did. Shane was cutting out the Studs with a saws all and suddenly there was a bright light ~ not heavenly mind you~ and the next thing I knew I was running around putting out burning cinders. He is so blessed that it didn't fry him.......

We spent the next two hours chasing the wire in the walls so we could replace it. I got to hang out in 100 yr old dust and mouse carcasses ~charming! It was enough to make a Saint swear but unfortunately there were no Saints, only us sinners and things got a little mouthy for a while. When we finished he said "There! Now that's done." I smirk "Yeah, we're right back where we started." He didn't find that too funny so I just patted his cheek and said " You light up my life, baby." He got back to cutting studs.

Tonight he is bringing home the mesh to mesh the studs. We had to fer them out another inch and a half to give enough depth for good insulation.

The Magic of Wonder

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tearing down the house!

I finally have a few minutes to get these pictures posted! Things have been crazy around here. This is one side of the boy's bedroom.... sweet little maiden of mine.... she has no idea how futile this attempt will be..........
Now I know why we didn't just build our home....
we would miss out on all the excitement that comes
with tearing one apart!

checking nails.

This boy is having WAY too much fun!

hmmm. I got the pictures in here backward.