Friday, April 12, 2013

It takes a village...

Tomorrow there is a benefit in Montrose for a very sweet and miraculous little boy named Jeren. You can read more about him, here. There will be a dinner and silent auction and raffles. The link to the silent auction items is

Kissing winter goodbye...

Dad and the kids made a snowman last night. Nora begged me to give it a smooch. So I did.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Snow brings more school days...

Well, it's at it again. South Dakota weather, that is. We are on our third consecutive snow day.

Camp Gordon is getting restless.

So far we have;

cut some plumbing pipe and had to run to town to the piece we thought we had that didn't fit right while we were in an ice storm with the water turned off, great time for project man to be reborn, eh?

lost power for a little better than an hour  - right at supper time so mom sorta freaked out...

baked enough goodies to ruin any diet plan in the history of diet plans which

depleted most of the sugar, oatmeal, chocolate and peanut butter (can u guess the recipe?)

watched a lot of too much Netflix

thanked God for our power and our safety

talked to relatives who went days without power who just happened to come upon the last generator when they really needed heat and electricity

texted family and friends and forwarded school cancellations continuously, it's foolish how you feel so cut off from the world being snowed in

viewed hundreds of photos, tweets, and Facebook posts from people who are much worse off than we are

BUT, in the wake of the storm I have decided to breathe life into this stale old blog...that's a good thing, I think?