Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Is Spring Really Here?

Look what happened today!

It seemed like just yesterday that we had snow everywhere. Now with warmer temps and not even a snow flurry in March, some farmers are out plowing their fields already.
Many of the rivers are really-really high, but the levels are abating so we should be okay on that front.
Yup....I am ready for Spring!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Sarah!

Happy birthday Sarah! We miss you.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Anna's Birthday

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter-in law by the name of Anna. She is married to our oldest son Ben.
Last week was Anna's birthday and we celebrated by going out to dinner at one of our newest restaurants..Number 4.
What a fabulous meal and great company!
We sure wish our other son Andy and his charming partner Sarah lived closer,(they live in Seattle) so we could spend more time with them.
We are so lucky to have two fine sons with wonderful gals!
The happy couple......

And Mom and Dad......

Tune in again soon....news about our workshop/party room.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Some Good Humor Along Our Highways

I hope you get a chuckle out of these:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Drive Through Service At Our Local Walmart

Our local Walmart this morning........

March 18, 2010
High-speed chase ends car driving into Wal-Mart
Police pull guns on suspect

By Robb Murray The Free Press

MANKATO — A Minnesota Lake man drove his car into the Mankato Wal-Mart store Thursday morning and held authorities at bay for 30 minutes before he surrendered his weapon and was apprehended.

Raymond Mager, Jr., 47, had been involved in a minor traffic accident at about 6 a.m. He fled the scene and authorities were called. Blue Earth County Sheriff Brad Peterson was the first to respond, and when he made contact with Mager, Mager reportedly fled.

Peterson followed him into the Wal-Mart parking lot where a short chase ensued. Mager actually drove through the store doors and into the store and Peterson, who was then joined by a Mankato police officer, followed him into the store.

About 30 minutes later Mager surrendered his pellet gun and two officers took him into custody.

Mager faces possible charges of first-degree assault and fleeing police. He was taken to Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital following the incident for a mental evaluation.

Yuh Think!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I Was Able To get To The RV

Ah, a sure sign of Spring. I was able to get to the camper on Sunday. Enough snow had melted enabling me to open the door to the camper and poke around for a while.
I had been hearing a beep coming from that direction for the past few weeks and figured it was a low battery warning for the smoke detector or the carbon monoxide detector. It was the later of the two, but both devices are now at full strength .
Everything else in the rig looked pretty good. I will know for sure when I am able to drain out the antifreeze from the water lines and fire up the appliances.

Can you tell I am getting Spring Fever?

You never know what you will find after putting something like an RV to bed for at least five months. Any one of a number of problems can crop up.

Speaking of problems....how about these "issues"?

I can only imagine some of the choice words uttered or screamed during those "events"!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Let the Warm Up Begin!

The temperatures here at Coyote Ridge have been reaching the upper 30's most every day for about the past week. Slowly, the snow piles are getting smaller...but not fast enough. We are hoping for some mid 40 degree weather so we can get rid of the stuff before the Spring rains arrive.
Timing of the snow melt is important so that we can lessen the chances of flooding.

Here is a little number game that was sent to me. It was very cool and accurate. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping in! Bob

Find out who truly is your role model - mine was Mother Theresa.


FIRST, do the simple math below.

THEN, scroll down to find your hero.

It is truly remarkable just how accurate this is!

1) Pick your favorite number between 1 and 8
2) Multiply your choice by 3
3) Add 3
4) Multiply again by 3
5) You'll get a 2 digit number......maybe 42, for example
6) Add the digits together. Example 4 and 2 = 6

Now Scroll down.
With that number, see who your ROLE MODEL is from the list below:

1. Albert Einstein
2. Oprah Winfrey
3. Mother Theresa
4. Ronald Reagan
5. Bill Gates
6. Gandhi
7. Eleanor Roosevelt
8. Babe Ruth
9. BOB
10.Winston Churchill
11.Barbara Walters
12.Dalai Lama

Fun with numbers!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Could Spring Be Near?

The weather here at Coyote Ridge has taken a turn for the better this week. We have had three days above the freezing mark with more in the forecast.
Spring flooding is a real possibility, especially if we get more snow, heavy rain or a rapid snow melt. Time will tell.

Someone sent this to me the other day and I just had to pass it along to you.