| March 27 2013
another year has passed. I am yet older again. I look forward to my
birthday, as most people do, as it is the first full day of spring.
But this year, not so much. The snow is still trying to pile up and
mother nature may have different plans than our ground hog did.
at the year in review. I had a great time with Jon Kennedy over the
summer. We went exploring and saw everything from buffalo to standing
under the giant windmills. Just before Jon came for his visit, I adopted
Fred the Beagle. After Jonís countless walks, Fred is in great shape.
Speaking of Fred. My sisterís daughter moved up from Florida. Just
after her arrival, I went into the hospital for a short stay. My niece
was taking care of Fred. When my sister started talking about her
daughter and Fred, everyone in Florida thought she moved up here and
got married to a guy named Fred.
back to my year. My son went into the Air Force. After he graduation
for his school, he flew home. He and I went out and purchased a new
car for him, a little Toyota. I moved him to his new duty station
in Omaha. It was a wonderful trip, but his car got 47 mph and my truck
with the trailer got 8! Something wrong with this picture.
few months later I went back to see him again. This time was for to
spend time with him without the hassle of trying to move and put everything
away in his new house, not to mention that I forgot my tool box and
had to go to Home Depot and get everything again. He was happy to
have new tools; wish I had new tools.
While in Omaha, my motorcycle was stolen from the rear of the Cafe.
It was under the deck of the apartment upstairs. Just another thing
to happen. You get kind of use to working with the courts and the
people assigned to you taking little things like some tools. But a
motorcycle, wow. It did not even have 1000 miles on it. I paid off
the note and decided not to get another.
In my home, I finished another room. The bedroom was ripped out from
the basement to the attic. New floors and beams were installed. Now
I have a bedroom with 20-foot ceilings and a loft. But what is a house
if it is not having something done with it? So I ripped out anther
room and started the master bath. What was I thinking?
In November, I went in for another back surgery. I was out of work
for two months. The entire Historical Society board of directors jumped
in. Everyone took over my job at the Society and Cafe. It seemed weird
not coming in every day, working my normal 50 hour weeks. So I kept
calling in and having stuff emailed to me that I could work on from
home. Once a workaholic always one, I guess.
for the Historical Society, we have made great strides in the Cafe
and empting the stored items out of the museum. We still have a lot
to move, but we are getting there as we have a crew.
I have a full house again. My boys (sort of adopted, but not officially)
have moved in. So I went from living alone to adult boys, one adult
lady and a one-year-old. It is so great to have them there and to
hear little feet running around the house again. Makes me remember
all nine of us running around the house as we grew up. The house structure
may have changed, but it is still my homestead.
that brings me to a close. I hope you enjoy this little review. I
pray that you will have a great year ahead of you, as I pray for a
great year too.