Sunday, April 25, 2010

Time is Flying!!

Time does fly, as we all know. It's been a month since Ms Pats daughter Terri stopped by on her way from California to Florida. She has been working for the Center for Disease Control for the last 4 or 5 years...can't rememer because like I said, "time does fly".   She was on her way back to Tallahassee, Florida to begin a new phase of her life.  She is returning to school to get her degree in Nuclear Medicine.  We know she will do well and wish her the best in her new career.

Here is a picture of her and her Mom just before she headed on. It was a long drive for her all alone, clear across the US but she is used to that and has traveled the US far and wide in this job. She has really seen the country.  She is a happy, young, good looking gal and we are both extremely proud of her.  BTW, the day she left (March 25th) was her birthday.  It was one of the "0" birthdays....I won't say which one, Terri. (-:

In my last Blog, I wondered if anybody would notice Ms Megabyte2 sleeping in the picture of the new love seat on my little computer stool. Did you?  Well, Kelly of  The Bayfield Bunch did and noted it in the comments.  She also noticed the WINDMILL. Did anyone else see that? It's my SPECIAL windmill. Everyone knows how much I love Windmills. Al says in his blog that every time he see's a windmill he thinks of me. Plus, Al (of Bayfield Bunch) usually takes a picture of them for me to add to my collection.. Thanks Al and Kelly.

This is the neat WINDMILL I found while we were at the Gypsy Journal Rally in Yuma, AZ a few weeks ago. It was just sitting there on a vendor's table. The Vendor was a Carefree Awning repairman.   I couldn't see the relationship in the Windmill but it sure caught my eye and I asked "Is THIS for sale? " "Yep it is." was the response.   Hmmm..." can I pick it up?", I asked. "Sure, go ahead".  WOW, it was beautifully done in Barb Wire. Wire that we had plenty of on our Ranch, wire that had helped "tame" the Wild West.  Someone had spent some time and effort in making this WINDMILL!!  Almost afraid of the answer I would get, I ask "How Much"?  "10 bucks" the old gentleman, about my age said..  Hummm, I couldn't believe it. My left hand immediately went in my pocket where I carry my money clip.. My upbringing just made me ask "couldn't take any less could ya?"  NOPE, was the reply..   I'll take it, I said !! My Dear ole Dad was quite a horse trader (among other things) in his day and he taught me that if you don't ask someone if they will take less for something, you will never know..  I would have easily gave $20.00 for this Prize, maybe more.  I couldn't believe it as I proudly took my new WINDMILL back to our booth. Gee, it takes so little to please us OLD GUYS...:-)

Rollie and Gina Thurston went to Yuma last week to see their son Thomas. Thomas is in the Marines and he is taking some training at the Marine Base there. While they were there, they went over into Mexico and brought us back this beautiful picture and frame and stand (among other things)  Isn't it out of this world? Do you think they knew about this ole "Cowboys" fondness of Windmills?  This picture is a beauty.  Here it is with my Barb Wire Windmill right beside it.  Prize possessions for our New Home!!

We have to rush to early Church, but wait until you see some of the other things they brought from Algodones, MX for our new Home.  We have grown so fond of Rollie and Gina.  God sure sent them to us and they are such a blessing. They are now "our kids".  I always wanted to RV with our kids.  I hope they NEVER leave.  They are truly family and so neat to have around.  Praise the Lord!!! Thank You,,Scott!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!

Welcome to ROY and ANN, followers #80. We are so glad to have you with us........

We are ONE MONTH from departure time to our place in the Black Hills...  That will FLY by and be here before you know it!!

Mike

This Blog is Published every Sunday and Wednesdays..

6 comments:

Rick and Paulette said...

That windmill you bought for $10 is a beauty! So is the picture that Rollie and Gina got in Mexico. You are blessed to have such great friends!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Neat barbed wire windmill (I grew up calling it "barbed wire," you always knew it as "barb wire." Either way, don't get yursef caught on it!) and neat picture. Neat friends, Rollie and Gina. We enjoy reading their blog from time to time.

KU9L said...

Glad to see another fan of windmills! We grew up in NW IL where there were hundreds of them all over from yesteryear and even a few still in service. We had a small electric one in Colorado, with it those windy blizzards allowed us to run the generator less in cloudy weather on the rare occasion it wasn't sunny!

On a side note:
When you do your coach and tractor with Ultra-Ion, do you use a hand-held orbital buffer or are you still brave enough to do all 65+' by hand? It sure is shining up my rig, we are in central FL slowly working our way to Iowa, KS, & eventually W. CO. by June 1st.

Friday we finally got a 25.5K 5W hitch & 5th Airborne pinbox installed. We had to do a very low profile medium duty hitch as our truck flatbed was 40" high compressed. Now we just need the Pacbrake installed.

You know how it works, as soon as I get the truck as perfect as it can be ... it will be finally time to get our class 7 or 8 truck (diving timing is a true mystery to us all).

Have a great loving Sunday!

David & Sheila Knapp

Randy and Pam Warner said...

The new windmill looks like a perfect fit! Sometimes you wonder how those creative types come up with these things...

I love your comments about price haggling. I can relate. You never know what people will take unless you ask.

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

Mike,

Gina and I are very fond of you (Pops)and Ms Pat(Momma Pat) too. As much as it will sadden our hearts to leave y'all in a few weeks, just remember come June we'll be in Custer,SD with y'all again. Can't wait for that adventure God has in store for us all. We are not only having fun helping y'all, we're really loving spending time with both of you. Love y'all bunches!! Your "kids"...

Love Y'all

Rollie & Gina

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

I had better get my butt up off the couch & get out there hustling up some more windmills fer ya pardner..:))