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Entries from December 29th, 2007

I feels so productive

December 29th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

With the kids gone to Grandma’s the last few days I have worked every single available minute, literally.  I logged nearly 7 hours each day on the phones, did my shopping gig which takes about six hours, and still got all the farm chores completed.  I never thought I’d say this, but I’m ready for […]

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The kids are gone, house is quiet

December 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

After a busy weekend of riding with Jen and final present wrapping we left the farm for a full day after the boys had their opening extravaganza Christmas morning.  We spent the morning visiting my grandmother, ”Grammy” – as described on this blog,  and the boys were actually so well behaved that Ed and I thought […]

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My personal definition of a true friend

December 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Jen has braved the icy roads and spent her regular two days a week out here even though we had no power.  Poor girl, she leaves Wichita (VERY little ice/snow) with visions of riding through the fields on her horse and by the time she arrives here she’s shaky and thankful just to have stayed […]

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I stalked the electric truck from my window

December 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Last night I was fixing dinner and when I looked out the kitchen window I saw an electric truck slowly making it down the road.  My eyes never left him and when I saw him slow down right where the line was broke I knew he was here for us.  The kids and I took […]

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A new reality show idea and I’ll be the star

December 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Could you live without power for 6 weeks?  How would you cook?  If you were on an electric well, how would you get water?  How would you fill four stock tanks spread over two acres?  How would you keep the ice off them without heaters?  How would you heat or cook food?  How would you […]

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All I want for Christmas is electricity

December 14th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well the ice storm arrived Monday as expected so Ed ran around doing his “ice storm prep” while I remained confident that the chances of another storm like we saw in 2005 where we lost power for over a week would never happen.  I was reward for my faith Tuesday morning when I awoke and […]

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The view from my window

December 8th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We’re expecting freezing rain/snow all weekend and, according to the weatherman, temps in the 30′s.  The weatherman can bite me because my thighs, cheeks, and hands have determined the temp is really closer to -100′ when you factor in the wind and my wimpy status.  It’s freaking cold outside.  I’m upstairs working and wanted to […]

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The Mother of the Year award alludes me once again

December 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Believe it or not, the Directv guy showed up on time and was quite patient while explaining how the new equipment works.  Unfortunately he had to run new lines from the dish so Jen and I settled in to trim my hair.  As I was answering his questions the phone rang and it was Vincent’s […]

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I’m waiting on the Directv guy

December 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

He said he’ll be here between 8-12 today and I’m sure he will be on time.  I’ve told them not to use the GPS system or Mapquest but to call because he’ll get lost.  I’ve given them all my numbers and am seriously considering putting out those garage sale flag thingys.  I’ve also cleaned out […]

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All the animals work on the farm

December 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Each animal we keep has a job to do and heaven help them if they don’t perform.  Well Cartman and Buck just got a promotion — they are now the official ice-breakers.  As I was out doing chores and listening to the impatient animals holler at me I noticed each of the horses approaching the […]

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