Saturday, February 26, 2011

broken heart

A trip was scheduled to visit my mom in NM, instead of a visit, there is a memorial service.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

silver lining

sometimes one just had to look hard for the bright side. I had a bad day at work, but my son and granddaughter came to visit so that was nice. About 730p grandkid and I drove up to the store, after our shopping we went out to the car and it had a flat tire. That's the 3rd time this winter that tire has gone flat. So I put the spare on which is just one of those funky little tires, but that went flat as we drove away. So here is my jeep in the road in the winter with 2 flat tires now. The silver lining. It wasn't very cold out, there wasn't alot of traffic around, we had lots of grocerys in the car. Called my son to bring me a summer tire. So today I drove the mechanic vehicle to work with my 2 flat tires in the back to drop off at the tire place today.

Friday, February 18, 2011


My daughter and SIL drove down for a few days, the plan was to go snow machining up in the hills, but as the day got later and we hadn't even left the house it was decided to just go out behind the house. Turned out to be a good plan her machine broke and had to be towed home. We still got to go out for a nice ride until the neighbors lab got caught in a trap. So we started back home. The lab is OK, but I have 2 new dog bites on my arms to add the the 2 scars I already have from dog bites. It was a nice day and a good day for a ride. My ole hound doesn't like to lay in the snow, so a nice soft bed on me she found. They also got to come watch me play hockey, and took some pictures of the game. That's me on the bottom of the picture.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


We have been having great weather, a little chilly, just means putting on lots of layers to go outside. The mechanic is only here for 1 week this month. With the great weather we have been going for a snow machine ride in the evenings, riding that old elan is quite a work-out. On the back trails, the big hills the elan can't climb so one has to jump off and push it the rest of the way up. The only way I could semi keep it on the trail is to ride with my knees sideways on the seat.
I finished my first full sized quilt on the machine. Need to keep track of time better when quilting so I can sort of know how long it takes me, that way I can come up with a base for charging, if and when I get that far.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


It's been lots of fun lately with all the new snow. Not the snow blowing and shoveling part, but the snow machine part. I have got out quite a bit lately, learning to stay close to home with the mechanic gone though. The old elan broke down on me one day, but I got it running again, just did all the little tricks that I have seen the mechanic do and got the machine running again and got home. Took a long ride in the fresh snow, the elan felt like a jet ski. That day it kept running fine, I sure get funny looks from the folks that have high dollar machines with all their snow gear on. Three night ago I decided to go for a ride went to the bird bath and got about mile and half from home and the machine quite running, I think I ran out of gas, so walked home got another snow machine and went back to tow the elan home. The hardest part of that trip was getting all the machines back in the garage, I was pooped by then.

Got home from work yesterday had to run the snow blower again, shoveled snow and couldn't resist just had to go for a ride so took out the rescue machine and got in a quick ride. Feels like I spend the day on handle bars, snow blower, snow machine and quilting machine, but I am enjoying it all.