Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I Won!

It's here!!!

Last week I entered a give-away over at Homestead Revival .http://homesteadrevival.blogspot.com
Amy was giving away this awesome solar powered radio/flashlight and I was the big winner!!!! For those of you who don't know me well....I love all the survival, homesteading, preparedness stuff. I was just a little disappointed that Y2K was a big nothing! I kind of wanted to see how we'd do!!! Don't get me wrong, I love having instant lights, a remote fireplace, TV, computer and most of all, indoor plumbing. But still, I wanted to see what we were made of!!!
I love all the tips and ideas on Amy's blog, so go and check her out and tell her howdy!!
I've been working a lot at my "farm" job, Drench-mate. I can pretty much chose my own hours, but best of all I get to watch The Waltons!!!! Four episodes is about my limit and then I head home. But this little dvd player keeps me sane in this old shop with no windows!!!

I get to use power tools and build things, but unless you're in the dairy business, you wouldn't be interested in this!

I make these little buckets with pumps, hoses and a few other parts and we send them all over the world! It's fun and a great little side job!

We had a lovely snowstorm last Tuesday during the big cross-town rival basketball game, in which the gym was at least 85 degrees!!! We came outside to snow coming down, the wind blowing and the promise of a snow day!! We had about 5" and school was cancelled!!!
Unfortunately it warmed up big time, started raining and has been raining ever since!!

This is what things are looking like this week...

I watched this guy attempt to go through this yesterday. He quickly turned around!!

I had to get out of the car and take some pictures!

I'm so thankful that we don't have flooding at our house, and pray that the rain slows down or stops. It always amazes me how powerful water is.

With all this rain we noticed a wet spot on our ceiling (what is it with us and leaks?). Brian's taken the last 2 days off to work on it. Found some rotting sheeting on the south side of the house, rotten window trim and now we need to take out a window and replace all the boards and trim around it. If it's not one thing it's 50!!


  1. Yeah you won and you have a job! And you get to watch the Waltons! Win, win, Win! I have put the Waltons on my netflix list. It has been unknown for months. Do you have them? Just wondering? Have a great week!

  2. Hurray for winning - boo for the leak! We've never lived anywhere long enough to hassle with leaks. There are some advantages to moving every 2-5 years :-)

  3. You are a nut - you were disappointed Y2K wasn't something!? LOL I was all stocked up on aspirin and dried beans. For reals. When are you coming for a weekend in the Squirrel?

  4. Congratulations!

    My disaster plan: Get to Holly's house!