OH DO I HAVE THE SOLUTION TO DOING HOMEWORK FOR KIDS....!!! --- TAKE A BOARD, TAPE A ROUND THING TO THE MIDDLE OF TH E BOTTOM... MAKING A SEE SAW-- TAPE A SIGNIFICNAT SIZE PLASTIC JAR TO TH E MIDDLE OF TEH TOP-- PUT IN A SMALLER CAN WITH SUGAR HEAVY CREAM AND FLAVOR-- FILL OUTSIDE JAR WITH ICE AND SALT-- PUT THAT UNDER YOUR DESK AND WOBBLE IT BACK AND FORTH WITH YOUR TOES--AS YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND WHEN YOUR HOMEWORK IS DONE, YOU WILL HAVE ICECREAM...
I DI DTHAT YESTERDA IN PRACTICE FOR TUESDAYS NUTTY PROFESSOR AT 1:00-- IT WAS GOOOOOD.
AS I DID IT ,,, SEVERAL KIDS CAME AND TOLD ME HOW THEY HAD DONE MUCH THE SAME WITH 2 PLASTIC BAGS...
MY ONLY ADDITION TO THE RECIPIE I WOULD SAY IN THE MIDDLE SOMETIME GIVE IT A STIR BECAUSE IT REALLY GETS STUCK TO THE WALLS
ONE OF THOSE----- "KIDS WHO CAN NOT SIT STILL"---- SOLUTIONS... THEY HAVE TO SIT THERE AND DO HOMEWORK OR NO ICECREAM...
THEER AE MANY RECIPIES ON LINE SOME ADD A PINCH OF SALT-- OTHERS A RAW EGG WHICH YOU THEN HAVE TO COOK... BUT THIS SIMPLE THING I DID WORKED BEAUTIFULLY...
SPEAKING OF EGGS, YESTERDAYS SHATTING WITH THE PURPLE EGG DIVISION WAS, I THINK OUR BEST YET... WHICH MEANS THAT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO PUT DOWN THE EPOXY FLOOE WITH VOLUNTEERS WE CAN ACTUALLY HIRE SOMEONE TO DO IT RIGHT. ( AS SOON AS DAVID #1 GETS THE HEATER IN AND RUNNING.) I DID TELL HIM OIF HE NEEDED ANY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT OR TOOL, DO NOT HESITATE TO JUST GO GET IT.
I HAVE HAD THAT PHILOSOPHY FOR YEARS.... THE BIG PROBLEM WITH "DO IT YOURSELFERS" IS THAT ONCE SAVING MONEY, THEY GO TOO FAR... MOST TIMES THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS HAVING THE CORRECT TOOL... AND KNOWING HOW TO USE IT. CASE IN POINT THAT MOST OF YOU CAMERA PEOPLE WATCHED... THE PUTTING UP OF THE G-TENT---.
A CONTRACTOR WANTED $10,000 TO PUT THAT UP- FORTUNATELY WE DID NOT HAVE 10K. BECAUSE WHAT A WASTE...- WHAT WE DID HAVE WAS A 100' MEASURING TAPE, SOME LEFT OVER STAGING, A TRACTOR WITH A BACK HOE, A BUNCH OF VOLUNTEERS, AND A TOTAL LACK OF UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT WE WERE ABOUT TO UNDERTAKE.....HOW COULD I FORGET WE ALSO HAD 60 FEET OF SIPHON HOSE TO SET THE THING LEVEL
THE G TENT WAS ALREADY HERE ON THE GROUND... PIPES AND BOXES ALL OVER... IT WAS 30' BY 40'... WHICH STARTED ME THINKING... 3 4 5 TRIANGLE WHICH IS HOW I LAID IT OUT... ( THE SUM OF THE SQUARES OF THE SIDES IS EQUL TO THE SQUARE OF THE HYPOTENUSE) GIVES YOU A RIGHT ANGLE EVERY TIME ( 9 + 16 =25)-- -- THAT IDEA PLUS TEH FACT THAT WE HAD TO SCREW IT TO THE GROUND SOMEHOW TO KEEP IT FROM FLYING AWAY... WAS ALL WE NEEDED ( AND A CP HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM THAT WORKED TOGETHER FOR A WEEK READING DIRECTIONS AND NEVER ONCE FOUGHT !!!)
WE BOUGHT STONEDUST AT ABOUT $500 PER HUGE TRUCKFULL- THAT WAS OUR ONLY REAL EXPENSE .. BETWEEN THE TAPE MEASUER AND LEVEL WE DID NOT NEED ONE OF THOSE MILLION DOLLAT LASER THINGS.. WE DID NOT NEED A POST HOLDDIGGER-WITH OUR TRACTOR I JUST DUG A FEW HOLES.. LAY TEH SCREW THINGS IN---- COVER IT WITH ROCK AND SOME CEMENT-- ATTACHED ALL THE PIPES TO THE "ANCHORS" AND COVER WITH THE HUGE TARP... IT HAS NOT MOVED ... YET. AND WE SAVED $9000 WHICH WE DIDN'T REALLY HAVE ANYWAY.
THE ONLY DIFFICULT PART WAS DIGING THE HOLES WITH THE BACK HOE--- FOR AN UNEXPECTED REASON... THE TRACTOR WAS DESIGNED ... I THINK... BY THE JAPANESE-- WHO ARE VERY SLIGHT OF BUILD
I HAD DIFFICULTY MANEUVERING THE LEVERS WHILE WEDGED IN THE SEAT WITH TEH LEVERS ALREADY PRESSING INTO MY MORE GENEROUS PHYSIQUE.... BUT I DID IT.
THAT TRACTOR IS LIKE HAVING AN EXPENSIVE WARDROBE THAT DOESN'T FIT..-- BETTER GO ON A DIET OR YOU WILL NEED TO BUY A NEW ONE..
ALONG THOSE LINES I AM HAPPY TO REPORT MY PANTS WERE STILL SLIDING SOUTH DURING MY LAST COSTCO TRIP... LOOSE PANTS IS NEW SENSATION. NOW THERE IS A CALENDAR SHOT.. WELL MAYBE NOT.
KEEP THOSE IDEAS COMING FOR NEXT YEAR'S CALENDARS-- AMUSING YET LOADED CONCEPTS OUT OF THE DAILY DOGGIE -- ARE GREAT-- AND INCLUDE TEH DATE SO I CAN LOOK THEM UP...
TANNER LOVES THE TRACTOR-- AND DID A GREAT JOB "CLEANING UP" TEH SNOW AROUND HERE... I MUST OFFER THE SAME THING TO THE FEMALE VOLUNTEERS-- AS I WATCHED HIM... IN THAT HEATED CAB SHOVING SNOW INTO A PILE, IT IS EASIER THAN OPERATING AN ELECTRIC SEWING MACHINE. ESPECIALLY IF YOUR SEWING MACHING WAS IN TEH DRIVEWAY LIKE THE TRACTOR....WHY SHOULD ONE BE MALE AND THE OTHER FEMALE??? THERE ARE A FW MORE TEENS WHO SHOULD BE CAPAPBEL OF PLOWING---
POWER TOOLS TAKE THE HEAVY OUT OF HEAVY CONSTRUCTON.. THE PART TO WORRY ABOUT IS THAT BACKHOE STICKING OUT THE BACK WHEN YOU TURN.... THAT IS THE PART THAT NEEDS A VERY SKINNEY OPERATOR... MALE OR FEMALE.
DAUGHTER GWEN ARRIVED FOR OVERNIGHT -- SHE IS DRIPPING IN ELECTRONICS -- 2 PHONES HANGING AROUND HER NECK- A LAPTOP OR TWO- A WRIST BAND TELLING HER HOW FAR SHE HAS WALKED. SO TO COMLETE THE PICTRUE I GAVE HER THAT THING ONE PUTS ON ONE'S THIRD FINGER TO LET YOU KNOW WHT YOUR PULSE AND OXYGEN LEVEL IS.-- ALL SHE NEEDS IS A BEANNIE WITH A FLASHLIGHT, ANTANAE TO LET HER KNOW WHAT TOMORROWS WEATHER WILL BE ALONG WITH THE CHART OF THE TIDES.
I just wanted to write and share this story with you. Yesterday Dale and I along with Dolly went to visit a good friend of ours that is at the VA Hospital. He has recently been diagnosed with ALS, that is progressing quickly.
While there Dolly was pretty intent on watching him. She remained in her down stay until it was obvious that they both were needing to finally say hello. It was then that this happened...
As she approached she somehow instinctively knew that he is no longer able to lift his hand to pet her. She then stuck her nose under his hand and would push forward and tip her head up so that his hand would be on the top of her head, then ever so gently she would let it back down as to not make it fall off of his knee. She is such a good girl <3 and I just love the way they are looking at each other.
She also helped me walk so far in the cold, which is very difficult for me. Once we got inside, I rode in the wheelchair, she was so good at doing this. We have only practiced this on two other occasions and she did it like she has done it on a regular basis.
I know every time I write and tell you how we are doing, I say how I am just amazed by her, I truly am!!! Not only did she do amazing things for me this week, but she also did amazing things for a veteran friend of ours who certainly deserves to have some goodness in this difficult place he is in. Thank you so much for all you guys do to make this possible!!!
Brenda and Dolly