Monday, December 13, 2010

Does Starbucks Deliver?

No flood waters on our property. Whew! Lots of standing rain water and we aren't able to make a Starbucks run to Stanwood. (Nor was Doug able to get out for work.) But we're good! We took this picture this morning from the living room window looking northwest. The picture below was taken from upstairs using a zoom. Also looking northwest. While it appears that the flood waters are up against the homes in the background, the water is in the nearby pastures and seems to be receding pretty quickly.
Since these pictures were taken, the sun has come out and our biggest worry is to get motivated to do something other than stare out the windows. Roads should be passable later this afternoon. We can then stop trying to figure out a way to get to Starbucks, i.e. hitch hike a ride on the Burlington Northern Truck that was seen driving up and down checking the railroad tracks, wondering whether or not a bicycle would get through flood waters easier than a car, or break out a VIA and call it good! (No, we don't have stock in Starbucks ... yet! LOL) Make it a great day and thank you for your thoughts and kind words. Not to worry, we and all of our livestock are a-okay. XXOO

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hare's to you!

This is Moby, a gift, and one of seven bunnies. He is very adaptable and didn't seem to mind one bit being posed for this Christmas card picture. And, yes, we did reward his good behavior with most excellent treats!

This picture was taken through the kitchen window. You can see all of the projects that we're working on ... or will be this spring! We didn't quite get six inches of snow, but it was close! Doug went to work one day when it was 12 degrees! BRRRRRR!!!! Those "...teen" temps revives renewed appreciation for those of you who live in Montana, or Calgary, AB! (Or any of the Northern Tier areas for that matter!) Break out the woolies and enjoy your day!