Jan 30, 2009

Our New Tank

Our "new to us" 2004 Ford Expedition, here's to many safe miles and some great road trips...

Jan 27, 2009

Debbie and Paul

A special wish for your wedding.
As you celebrate this special time,
your wished God's richest blessings
and every happiness in your lifetime together.

Jan 20, 2009


Steve's new little puppy, her name is Peaches and she is a white Scottie

Jan 18, 2009

Black Ice

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.

~John Dryden~

It catches you when you least expect it. After a long day out shopping, dining and enjoying each others company and BAMM out of no where, I find my passenger window crashing into a snow bank and we're spinning out of control and tumbling. I was singing to Paul Simon (off key, but who cares) and then I heard Emil yell "hold on". Our wheels were sliding out from under us. When the ride was over my face was in the snow and Emil was hanging above me, both of us held together by our seat belt. Thank God for seat belts and for watching over us. Our first reaction was to make sure each other was ok, and we were. We were out on a little traveled country road and hoped someone could see us and stop. Funny how you can't find a cell phone when you need one. It didn't take long and several families stopped and called 911 and shared blankets with us and talked while we waited for help. I can't thank them enough for their help and concern. THANK YOU who ever you are and your thoughtfulness will be paid forward, Thank you again. Likewise the Firemen, EMT's, the Deputy Sheriff and the tow truck driver that came to our assistance were a God send too. They had to cut out our shattered windshield to get us out. We both have bruises and sore muscles but our hearts are thankful for all the help we received.

Jan 16, 2009

Off the Charts

Bone chillin' cold, it's actually -24, not counting that nasty wind chill adjustment that makes it -42. The bone-numbing blast of arctic air is about more than I can handle. When you can here the frozen boards of the house cracking you know it's too damn cold to go outside.

Jan 14, 2009

"Way Back When"sday

Jaime, her sturgeon, (and fishing guide)
fishing trip with Dad 1995
Snake River, Hells Canyon, Idaho

Jan 13, 2009

On the road again!

Tonight while the temperature was dropping below zero and at least another 4 inches of snow was falling (and it still is), Emil took me out for a surprise and bought me a 2005 Saab so I can finally get out of the house and drive in the snow. Have to admit, those heated leather seats felt damn good...

Jan 11, 2009

Diamonds on the soles of her boots

Today the snow came softly and without fanfare, covering the old snow with dry ivory flakes that just rested on top of each other, the kind of snow that squeeks when you walk on it. But when it was done and night time set in with a spectacular full moon, the ground sparkled as far as you could see, like God had left diamonds all over the ground. The picture doesn't do justice but you can see what I mean.

Jan 3, 2009

Fox Lake Ice Racing

The days are cold and the ice is ready, racing out on Fox Lake has started, ice is 10 -13 inches deep

video action

Jan 2, 2009

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