Friday, November 11, 2016

Odds and Ends

It's Friday, Veteran's Day, did you thank a vet today? It's a beautiful sunny day and I'm feeling much, much better, no more close encounters with the floor. Still eating small amounts and drinking copious amounts of water, I was ordered to drink at least 64 oz a day so that kept me tied pretty close to the 'loo', as Gary Puckett put it one summer when he played at the Cherokee Co Fair. He said he had to drink a gallon of water a day to keep his vocal cords lubricated. I've always drank a lot of water but not that caliber and, at first it was hard but now I find my body has adjusted to it and I think I'm going over. The water is to protect my kidneys from the dead dragons that the chemo is slaying.

So I thought I'd just go back through the last few weeks and catch you up to speed. I was doing laundry one day and went upstairs to strip the bed but found Clyde comfortably ensconced in the comforter.

Now be honest, could you look in those eyes and boot him off the bed? I couldn't either and he stayed up there most of the day so the sheets waited for another day to be washed.

Bruce loves his new load out from the drying bin, it cut 2 hours off the time he spent unloading and that is big in a farmer's day.

He's checking the moisture of the corn that is coming out to make sure it's not too wet. If it goes to the ethanol plant he gets a dock and if it is being transferred into another bin, it won't keep.

He still loves his new combine and is all done with the crops.....

....even 200+ round bales are lined up neatly for winter feed and bedding.

The anhydrous ammonia is on all the fields, thanks to some good help from Ryan at the Coop for hauling tanks this year.

And friends Opal, Alex and Becky are keeping us well fed.

This is Becky with too many Red Bulls in her system but she means well.

I might add that since it is Veteran's Day, don't bother to go to the mailbox, don't ask me how I know.


  1. Becky with too many Red Bulls looks like someone I would like to be around!! Nice pictures, Julie. We are so glad that you are feeling better and have stayed away from the floor!! Good God woman, you're lucky you haven't broken a bone - let alone your beautiful camera and even an egg. I am eternally grateful that you are getting back to feeling good!! and I give thanks to God that you are. Slaying dragons is no mean feat and you have proved to be a formidable opponent!! Miss you and we love you!!

  2. Great post, Julie. Neat photos, as always. Glad you're feeling better, you are sounding like your usual self! Hope you continue and enjoy your "usual", normmal days.😘

  3. Hey, enough of that pic of me, don't you have any other REALLY GOOD FRIENDS to pick on!! And it was only one beer and the excitement of spending a night out with friends (maybe I should actually try one of the Red Bulls--do they taste like tomato beers????) Oh well, at least I don't look fat in the picture--Love ya girlfriend!!!