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Friday, August 28, 2009

Odds and Ends

This has been the best summer in Missouri since I have been here. Today it's overcast, misty at times and in the 60s. Regular Northcoast weather. This is the first summer here that I will be sad to see end.

Hubby drilled another well this week; 260 feet deep. He is digging the ditches for the lines now. Then he has a couple of other jobs in queue. Seems people are wanting all their projects done before wetter weather gets here. Hubby went to a septic seminar yesterday. He said it was the most boring 8 hours of his life. But now he has credit to go toward his license renewal.

I have 4 calves on the bottle now. One is due to be weaned on Sept 3rd. We have one bull calf up the road to get rid of.

I have canned 30 pints of tomatoes so far. Yay! They haven't done well, but when you have 49 plants you are bound to get SOMETHING!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kind of macabre...

But I have a question.

What is the use of having casket warranties? Hubby went with family to choose a casket for grandpa. They come with 5, 10 or 15 year warranties, against rust or corrosion I believe.

Now, once it has been used, how would you go to check on it?

Not meaning any disrespect or anything, but I got this hilarious picture of my diminutive, petite aunt-in-law in a few years time bundling a pick ax and shovel up and heading out to the cemetery to check and make sure her dad's casket is still intact, and then, if not, her marching down to the mortuary and demanding a trade in under the warranty.

Maybe there is a valid reason for a casket warranty, and certainly there must be people out there who DO care, but once I am dead I don't think I will be worrying about it much.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Goodbye Grandpa

Bert Williams passed away today; about midnight, in his sleep. He'd turned 94 years old this past July 4th.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bible Riddle

I found this Bible Riddle a few days ago. I posed it to the Wednesday night class at church. One of them finally figured it out, but I think she went online to find the answer. So did I. But I won't tell it here.

Ha Ha Ha! Good luck!

Bible Riddle

Adam, God made out of dust,
But thought it best to make me first.
So I was made before man
To answer to God’s most holy plan.
A living being I became
And Adam gave to me my name.
I from his presence then withdrew
And more of Adam never knew.
I did my Maker’s law obey,
Nor ever went from it astray.
Thousands of miles I go in fear,
But seldom on Earth appear.
For purposes wise which God did see,
He put a living soul in me.
A soul from me God did claim,
And took from me the soul again.
So when from me the soul had fled,
I was the same as when first made.
And without hand, feet or soul,
I travel on from pole to pole.
I labor hard by day, by night
To man I give great light.
Thousands of people young and old,
Will by my death light behold.
No right or wrong I can conceive,
The scriptures I cannot believe.
Although my name therein is found,
They are to me an empty sound.
The fear of death does not trouble me.
Real happiness I will never see.
To heaven I shall never go,
Nor will I to hell below.
Now when these lines you slowly read,
Go search your Bible with all speed,
For my name is written there,
I honestly to you declare.

The answer is one word and appears only 4 times in the Bible

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Picture

I was going to post this on Facebook, but decided to post a different one, but then that one wouldn't post. Now Facebook won't let me log in. Oh well.

A couple weeks ago we had a calf birthing problem. There being no where else to take her at the moment, we just let Ellen watch as hubby pulled the calf. Was that bad? We didn't think so; it's just life.

Ellen wasn't upset, even during the bawling part. It was actually after the calf hit the floor of the trailer that she started getting upset; when hubby was getting his ropes together and the cow was getting restless.

But all day that day and a few days after she talked about how daddy pulled that calf out of that cow.

Anyway it was a nice bull calf.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Hubby killed one of these in the milk barn this morning. He'd been in there milking for almost 2 hours, then he was hosing around the bricks under the stove (which he's usually taken down for summer)and one of these crawled out. I was just coming down to the barn and saw him come tearing out of there, look for something in his pile of stuff and then go tearing back in with a 4 foot pole. Then WHACK WHACK WHACK.

Have you ever looked at some of the pictures of copperhead bites? Nasty stuff.

No wonder I am paranoid when Ellen is outside.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm a Millionaire!!!!

Here's a copy of an email I received today. Apparently I am a highroller and didn't even know it. Now I just have to contact them. If you are friend or family, please rest assured I will soon be sharing my newfound wealth by sending you a certified check drawn from my account at the Royal Bank of Scotland!


Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC
36 St Andrew Square
Edinburgh SCO EH2 2YB
United Kingdom
TEL: +44 (703) 597 3539
Fax: +44 (700) 606 8001

Dear customer,

We wish to inform you of the status of your online account with us. Your account has been inactive for a few months later, we make our system upgrade.

We noticed that your information has been removed from our system and we have not been able to contact you about your account before we upgraded our system. However, we want you to contact us urgently so we can update your account online. Currently, only the balance of (£ 10,500,000.00) is in your account after the upgrade on our system.

We will send you your account online log in and password as soon as we hear from you so that you can see the status of your online account and verification.

Thank you.

Guy Whittaker
Chief Financial Officer
Royal Bank of Scotland Group