Cricket

Cricket
1/02/00 - 11/01/11 Rest in peace baby girl, I love you and miss you.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

house and other stuff

 
I really haven't gotten far on the house, contacted a guy to pour the floor for me in the house end of the building, thought it was a go but turns out it wasn't.  :O(  Looking for someone else to do it now.  Just when you think things will be going along in your favor it rains alittle lol    Work has been busy, making some money, paying bills, putting some in the coffee can, getting a few things that I have been needing, generally, life is going along pretty well.  If I could just get things a going on my house....
 
  The cat is not liking the hotter weather, honestly, I am not either!!  rather be up about 9000 ft in the mountains than down here where the heat is..   back to the cat, with the heat comes shedding of cat hair, :O(  vacuumed the floor yesterday and it looks the same today as before I vacuumed.  stupid cat lol   I cleaned the trailer from one end to the other but it doesn't look like it anymore.
 
Sitting here at the public library, its nice in here.  Air conditioning :O)   going to stay here until they boot me out today lol
 
got to do some other stuff on here so I will talk later to you all :O)   Be safe.

update

 
 
 
This was the last snow we had this spring, believe it was on may the 4th maybe.  was a record setter for around here.
 

 
This is my nephew and his wife, we were testing out the boats. He decided that the flat bottom was not user friendly lol. 

 
this is a old bridge over the Neosho river, don't know when it was built or when it was in use but I can tell you that it was a long time ago.  As you can see, the river no longer flows under it.  In the early 80's a friend and I drove a boat under this bridge while setting bank lines one weekend.

 
 as you can see by the trees growing in the deck of it its been awhile since anyone used it.  In the 90's another friend and I rode our atv's across it. The trees and brush wasn't near that bad.

 

 
Nephew in his rented canoe lol  no way was he going to use the flat bottom boat lol
 

 
My oldest sister, yes, she was using the dreaded flat bottom lol  tryied to warn her multiple times but she is a hard headed ol gal lol

 
this is my next to the oldest sister, she rode in my canoe.  she wasn't to sure of it at first but I think she got used to it.  row right side sis  lol 

 
and yes, the river was alittle low!!!   grrrrr.   lol   and yes penny, you were right...... :O) 
we only made it about half the distance we wanted too because of how low the river was. by that time we were all wore out and crabby  lol  but it was still a lot of fun. we set up camp but the ticks were horrible.  we all decide to hell with it and loaded back up and came home.  No way were we all going to be tick food.  They were really really bad. 


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Scared little dog

  The other day I was driving over to Manhattan in my work semi when I came around a corner and saw a little black critter running around on the road ahead of me. It didn't act like a rabbit or anything else wild, usually a wild animal will dart across the road without hesitating at all. They are going someplace and not messing around, ex specially when a semi is coming down the road at them.  Anyway, the closer I got to it I realized that it was a little dog on the road.  I slowed down and the closer I got I realized that it was a little bitty dog that almost looked exactly like my little cricket dog...   It was scared and I imagine that it had gotten out and had followed its owner down the drive way or something of that nature.  It was confused and scared out of its wits. I felt so bad for it and scared also that it was going to get hit.  I couldn't stop and help it because there was way too much traffic on the road and it was in a dangerous spot for me to stop.  It looked so much like cricketdog.  I slowed way down and turned on my flashers to warn others that something was going on, the little dog was so scared :O(  I turned my engine brake on in hopes that it would scare it back up the driveway.  I worried about that little dog all day long, at quitting time I drove back that way to see if it was still there or not. It wasn't so hopefully, it made ts way back to its owner.  I hope.  I wish I could have stopped but it just wasn't possible.  

Hi :O)

Hey all, hows things been your way?  Its been busy here and weather has been crazy lol  One day its 80 and the next day we have snow and ice. 
little bit of ice on the trees

 



yes, I was driving down the road taking pictures.  thought it would make a cool picture. 

 
My flooded garden spot.  watering it is not a problem when it rains alittle lol  the water from the shed run off into it.

 
This is the ditch on the north side of my property, its only got water in it when it rains.
 
 
All I have been doing mainly is going to work and saving some money. Not really doing much too the place, when I have time off because of the weather, its not good enough (or dry) enough to get a concrete truck in there to pour the floor. And yes, when its dry we are really busy at work.
 
I'v been doing a lot of thinking lately, not sure what I am going to come up with for a decision but it will be the right one for atleast a while lol  really missing the idea of being back in Colo this summer and exploring places and meeting new people and seeing old friends, looking for that elusive gold nugget or those pretty gem stones, taking pictures of the sights and old mines and equipment.
 
I am missing it.  hmmmmm, what to do about it.
 
 
In other news I saw a fella that I had met last year out there in Colo the other day, he was coming through ks and his way back to Colo.  Was a nice surprise when he called and said he was in town and wanted to say hi.  Visited for a while and helped him out alittle, he was short on money so I bought a item off him.  No, not that lol  it was all legal people..  Geeesh  :O)    He had been back to N.C. to visit his dad who wasn't doing very good health wise.  He was headed back to A.Z. to get the rest of his stuff then heading up to Denver. He shoes horses for dude ranches and also guides horse rides also.  Pretty interesting person to sit around a fire and listen too. Always has a joke or a funny story to tell.  Reminds me of a skinnier Larry the Cable Guy lol  
got to go for now, if I get a chance I will post again soon. 
 
Be Safe all  :O)