Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blizzard out there

Dave had a hard time seeing to get home from work once he got to the top of the grade, it is just a white out outside. He also helped a u with a truck and trailer chain up the guys truck after he hit black ice and the wind blew him sideways right off the road.
He and Kathy just took her car down to the state shop to park the car for tomorrow him going ahead n the truck. Then I will go with him to work in the morning, bring the truck back to drive her down to the state shop and her car tomorrow so she can get to work. The state shop is right by the highway.

We had a good Thanksgiving, some of the kids were able to come up. I sent a tray of food down to my mom and her boy friend and son Khristopher and his wife Amanda dropped it off to them. Mom was hurting and didn't feel up to coming up.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow is here

This is this morning and it is still snowing.
Hopefully Kathy won't have a problem getting out. Dave had the truck as the Escape is in the shop until Wednesday so he had no problem at all.
I haven't seen or heard the snow plow yet on our country road, he usually gets here by now.

This weekend we worked on getting the wood shed tarp fixed and the one on the old RV that the wind practically blew off and no way we know how as it was tied down and etc. well now its really tied down, every grommet has a rope tied down to under the RV on the frame.
We also worked on getting the wood shed all filled before the snow got here. We made it. I helped load the truck once even with my bad cold. And started to help take it into the wood shed when Dave ordered into the house as I had been out there in the cold for 3 hours.
Full wood shed.

On Saturday Dave arranged the old paint/water containers as a snow fence.

Here is the storm coming in.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Passing of my wonder friend

Rebecca (Becky) of Iowa known as Shepherd on the net passed away the 15 of November 2010. She was 58 years old. She had been treated for lung cancer last year and beat it. But it had already presented in her brain and no one knew that until this past summer. 
I will miss her greatly.

Becky and me in 2005
 It is snowing today and we have like 1/2 inch so far along with being windy. But not as windy as it was yesterday or the day before thank goodness.
As of last night there were still some small towns without electricity in the area.

I am still down with this stupid bad cold but have most of the outside chores done. I still have to fill the cows water trough in the barn, as the water is half way down. Kathy was in the shower and I couldn't fill the trough while I was at the barn this morning. lol, would not have been nice.

Trying to make plans for Thanksgiving and it is so hard when you feel so under the weather. We have decided to do it up here this year and have been getting the word out here and there. Still have a few of the kids to tell and see who wants to come up here on Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We had a raging wind and rain storm last night. Power went out around 2 am and didn't come back on til 1:33 PM.
All of Moscow ID. was out and 1/2 of Lewiston ID. 

Trees down all over Lewiston my hubby said when I called him at work. 
His secretary had one down right in front of her house.
Snow coming in tonight and for the next few days with a big drop in temperatures again.
A few things will have to worked on tonight tarps were ripped off in the wind last night things like that.

I had to go up to the well house and get the pressure tank filled up again after we got the electric back. 
Then I took a shower, threw a yak roast in the oven and got a load of clothes going in the washer.

Looks like Kaylee has shared her cold with me, my throat is getting really rough this afternoon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

New storms coming

Well chores are done this morning. While out there I plugged in our diesel truck so it will be all ready for me to go get Dave form work tonight. The Escape goes in for its latest fix from the deer running into the right side today and will be at the shop all week.

Dave filled the chicken coop barrels on Friday and a few other chores. It was cold and windy, the same for  Then we left to go to the Spokane Temple about 12:15. 3 hour drive as usual, he got home about 1:45 AM.

Saturday but with sleet, rain and snow at different times added in with the wind. He said we would load the back of the truck with 2 loads of wood and throw it in the wood shed to stack. 
Welllllll that turned into 4 loads and I had to stop after 2 and half loads. My Fibromyalgia will only let me do so much and later in the day and the next I paid for what I did do. lol.

These piles are now in the shed.

Dave took 2 hours to stack that. We were hoping that the wind would die down do we could get the new tarp over the back end of the wood shed, but no go. That doesn't look good for the next few days either later today we have high winds coming in with winds to 40 mph tonight.

I think most things are battened down.

Our daughter and son in law in AZ sent us a couple pictures of them and the 2 children. They make most all their own costumes. But I don't know about Kaiba's this year.

Kylee & Kaiba

Coral & Kirk

Here is Kirk again.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Its a cold icy morning here, it rained like the dickens all day yesterday and most of the evening. Then it stopped raining and cleared and we got up to 28 degrees at 5 am. Everything is frozen hard as a brickbat out there.
Okay I had to look up the definition of brickbat. 

Dave had to scrape his windows before leaving. I know the roads had to be icy as well.
I got a fire going in the wood stove while he was getting ready for work.
He will be gone for two days as he has to represent the city at a meeting in Newberg OR.

This past weekend we had to rent a wood splitter. I hate spending the money but sometimes there isn't any help for it. Dave had felt bad for so long he  wasn't up to hand splitting this year. He usually does that through the summer and fall.
In a day and a half we split 10 cords. It is sitting in huge piles all rained on. Needles to say his back and quite a few other muscles are suffering from all that since he had to do the major amount of work. The wind was blowing pretty good to which didn't help Dave as he was just getting well from some illness he had picked up at work.
He feels like being out in the cold wind set him back but we didn't have any other choice in the matter.
I normally operated the splitter and was the all around go-fer. We took it back Saturday morning. And did our other errands while we were in town.

I should do some more canning this week, I want to can up the squash we have as they don't last long in the garage, to moist out there. 
We have made plans for digging a root cellar. Dave made out the plans and all that's needed for it. Something to have on our wish list.
I also bought a used book called Root Cellaring :). Getting ready for the future event of having one.

Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & VegetablesRoot Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables

 The last weather report I read said snow is predicted for the rest of this week and into the weekend.

I wanted to add a picture of little Kaylee and her Red Riding hood costume.