Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Vacation Summer 2015


We are back from our summer vacation so if you are interested in a summary of our trip head on over to my travel blog. We had a wonderful time and got to travel with some nice people. The link is in the gutter to the right.  (Pictured above is Mackinac Bridge.)

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Soap Sales


This weekend was the start up of the Sumner Farmer's Market. Since Needles has gotten into the soaping business she decided to set up a booth. She got up and left early this morning and I followed a couple hours later. We had a good turn out and did pretty well for 4 hours. We had great weather and got out of there before the heat of the day set in.

Ravenswood Hollow Soap Facebook

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Antenna!


Above is the before and after pictures of our new antenna. The antenna is much smaller but is supposed to have a longer range. We are able to pick up most of the channels we could get with the older antenna.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Garden 2015

 
Garden plot 2015 Tomatoes l-r: Big Beef, Celebrity, Jet Star, and Husky Cherry Red; Peppers: Habanero, Jalapeno, Cuban Belle, and Orange Bell; Marketmore Cucumbers, and Blue Lake green beens (not shown is a hill of zucchini and a hill of yellow squash)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A weekend trip and storm damage.

Family Cookout
 
This weekend Needles and I headed to Kentucky to visit my parents for Mother's Day weekend. I left work an hour early and we headed South making it through Henderson before all the rush hour traffic. We ate way too much and visited late into the night before retiring to bed. The next morning we went looking for labels at the local Wal-Mart for Needles soap but came up empty. For lunch we ended up at the local Chinese restaurant and again ate too much. Sense a trend there? That night we had a cook out and had hotdogs and marshmallows over a fire. At about dark the guests headed home. Shortly after going in for the evening I got a call from my brother. We apparently had some severe weather damage at home. Our house lucked out but there were several house around that had large trees down and power outages. We ended up with one shingle blown off and a mangled T.V. antenna. I feel we dodged a bullet.

Wind damaged antenna.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Nice relaxing weekend.

 
Above the pink dogwood is in bloom and below.

 
A family of robins has made a nest in the front Japanese maple a few weeks ago. I have not bother it an decided to check it out today. It is filled to the brim with babies.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

 
This weekend Needles and I headed north to Casey. Home to everything BIG. Needles was wanting to get her yarn and fiber fix while I was intrigued about not only the largest knitting needles and crochet hook in the world, but also the largest wind chimes, golf tee and future home of the largest rocking chair. Needles got her fix so we headed back toward home with a stop in Olney for Chinese food. We had a good day and hope to go back on not such a gloomy and rainy day.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Che Che Che Changes..,


Little did I know that 2015 would be the year for some drastic changes but that is indeed what it has turned out to be. I recently applied for another job and was lucky enough to get it. This is how fast it went down. I found out the position was open on a Thursday and talked to HR, sent in my resume the following Monday and had an interview the next Thursday and was "officially" hired the next Monday. So it all happened in about a week give or take. I have been in my current position for almost 9 years and I think things were getting frustrating. Maybe a little too frustrating for my taste and some things that were coming down the pipe could make the job even more frustrating. Although I don't mind a challenge from time to time, the idea of going through what we did 5 years ago on top of a interface that could possibly blow up in our face made the job less palatable. I do hope I am wrong about this. The position I considered a couple years ago became available so I made the move. The decision was not an easy one and I hate that I will not be working with the friends I made in my current position but I think in the long run the move will be better for all involved. I have a couple of days left and I start my new job Monday. I am excited and a little bit scared but I am sure things will work out. It's hard to go from one of the people in the department known as the "go to" person when things don't work to the newbie on the block. One funny thing is that I started this blog a week or so before I started my current job. We will see what the future has in store for the blog also. Maybe some changes.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Golden Anniversary

 
This weekend we embarked on a secret mission. We went down to Kentucky to visit my parents. But our visit had an alternative and devious plot. Our mission was to get my parents out of the house for a few hours and allow family and friend to gain access and decorate for a surprise 50th Anniversary Party. I would like to say that we could not have pulled it off without my Aunt Rita that contacted most of the people that would attend the party. She also decorated while we were out and about and baked a half chocolate half white sheet cake. Thanks Rita for all your hard work.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Our area of the world has been a winter wonderland for going on 3 weeks now. I think it's time for this white stuff to go away. Looks like the warm weather is just on the horizon but we have some more of this white stuff before then. Good night.