Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Funday Tuesday

I am home again with Ellie today and it is once again humid as a mofo out. Yesterday we went to nearby Lake City and got us a DQ Peanut butter Cup Blizzard. We took the blizzard to one of the parks in town and shared it while we walked around and hung out by the big fountain in the middle. It was a fun afternoon, but it was so humid that we were both sweating even when we were sitting still!! Yuck weather, but here is the proof we were there.

Then last night I went to another local town and took some pictures of the covered bridge that is in one of their parks. And no, we aren't in Madison County!!

From what I can tell, Ryne is Awesome!! That is what the writing on the wall says anyways.

Well we have the insurance guy coming today to look at the house. Hopefully he will find the same damage we have found. I am thinking we are going to be way above the $1000 deductible that we have.

I suppose I should get back to the chores I am working on today. We are going into the inlaws for dinner tonight which should be fun. Ellie always likes going to see Papa and Grandma.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday Scavenger Hunt on Sunday......Again.....

Ok so I worked all weekend again and have just now gotten around to posting for the Saturday Scavenger Hunt. This weeks word was "local" which was provided by Cricket.

Here is what I got. We will start with this hitching post outside our "local" bar. Yes a hitching post, you know, so your car doesn't run away while you are inside drinking!

Next up is our "local" American Legion hall.

Then we have a sign from one of our "local" parks.

And finally, a whole lot of wine in a rack. All made "locally" !!!

That is what I have for this week.

I know that I have not posted in a few days, and I will for sure post something new tomorrow.

EDIT: I see that I have been tagged to pick the word again for this next week by Cricket. The word for this week is "Drive"


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Vote Now!!

Click on the photo and vote if you would like!

Sore throats suck

So since last weekend I have had the mother of all sore throats. I went to the doc on Monday and he told me there was nothing he could do for me. It is a "viral" thing and it will go away on its own. Can I tell you that every time I swallow it feels like there are about 3000 razor blades are going down the ol hatch. Blah. I hate being sick.

Got our truck back today good as new, which kicks ass.

Not much going on other than that. Trying to rest up and get better so it may be a few days again before I post.

Sick in the summer time. Just makes me wanna scream if I thought my throat wouldn't fall out while doing it :)


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Poll Time

Beer? Liquor? or Wine?

Whats your poison?

Saturday Scavenger Hunt

The scavenger hunt word for this week is "refreshed" and it comes from Tara. So here we go.

During the summer you need one of the "bottles" to get "refreshed".

After a long day in the summer sun, you can use these products to come out of the shower "refreshed".

Once out of the shower you might start to use the computer. Sometimes those web pages need to be "refreshed."

Then after a long morning with dad searching for the Scavenger Hunt, Ellie will be "refreshed" after this nap.

And that ends this weeks hunt for me. Ellie had a great time helping daddy while taking pictures this week.


Friday, July 18, 2008


Well it has been quite the week. It has been hot as a MOFO and humid too. We are getting together with my mom, aunt, and cousins tomorrow night at our house. It should be fun since we have not seen any of them in a while.

My one cousin just graduated this year from the high school and is so grown up. The second cousin is still in high school and is a swimmer. I am thinking that maybe we will corrupt them and feed them booze at the bonfire. HA HA HA HA...... just kidding Uncle M and Aunt S!!!!

We are currently having some happy juice and watching a movie. Will have another installment of Saturday Scavenger Hunt Tomorrow.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And its Tuesday

Well I guess I was a bit upset with the deer a couple posts ago.

The truck went into the shop yesterday already, and they are thinking we will have it back by the weekend! Man that is a fast turn around.

Nothing else really going on. Ellie and I are home again today together. We had lots of fun outside yesterday and she played in her pool for like 2 hours!

At some point today I am going to tackle the job of getting all the black crayon out of our dryer. I tried some last night, and I really don't think it will all come out. I just cannot afford to risk washing stuff and getting black all over things like my uniform. Kris asked last night if we could just get a new dryer. HA. Yes, we can get a new dryer with all the money we have just sitting around not being used.

Damn deer. Damn crayons. Damn dryers. Damn money.

Back to work tomorrow. Should be miserable. I am training a new person, and it is not going well. She says she wants to learn, but then questions everything you try and teach her. OHHH, and she gets supper pissed when you tell her that she is doing something wrong. OH, and she came in twice this last weekend so hungover that she was puking in the bathroom. Nice impression to make when you have only been employed with us for 2 weeks. Then when you call her on it, she argues and says she isn't hungover.........after she has been complaining about how hungover she is.

Anyways, time to go outside and wear out the E. Dora and Diego are over and now we are spending some time away from the boob tube.



Sunday, July 13, 2008

Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Done on Sunday because severe weather sucks my ass.

So the scavenger hunt word of the week was "bottle" as picked by me. Here is what I came up with.

Here they are, lovely maidens all in a row. These are my favorite "bottles" don't you know.

Some other favorite bottles in a friends wine cellar. He makes his own.

You DO NOT want to drink out of these bottles!!

And that is what I found for this weeks word. for next week I tag Tara! Thanks for letting me be a part of this fun little thing!



Dear Mr/Mrs Deer on County Road 2,

Go fuck your self and your complete lack of brains. Who in the hell would voluntarily run full speed in front of a nice TRAILBLAZER and completely fuck it up by hitting it?? You piece of crap. I hope you died a painful death in the woods, alone, and miserable. You suck for doing this to our beloved ride that we have not even made 1 payment on, you bastard!!!

New hood, new fender, new bumper, new headlight, new passenger door. That is the damage your worthless ass did to our sweet car. So once again, go fuck yourself. Asshole.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Strait Line Winds

Well we didn't get the tornado, but we sure did get strait line winds.

It started around 1:30 yesterday when I was making lunch for Ellie. I cut her cantaloupe and she was eating it. I gave her some Cheetos and milk. I was cutting up her chix nuggets when I noticed how black the sky was out the kitchen window. It was so black that it was dark like night out. So I gave Ellie her nuggets, and went out on the deck with the camera. I got out there and the skies lightened up considerably when I took this shot.

Within a minute or two the sky changed from the above picture to this.......

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!

So a short 30 MINUTES LATER, the rain that was blowing straight sideways stopped and we decided to head upstairs to look at the damage.

This is what we found.

And this was just our house. We took a drive later in the night and here is some of what we saw.

Of course the last photo is what the weather turned into last night. Yes big fluffy clouds and blue sky. Go figure.

So we had a long afternoon of clean up yesterday, and a real long and hot day today. What do you do after storms like we had yesterday you might ask? Well you get ready for another f**king storm tonight that is producing an ass load of tornados. Yippee. Hopefully it will just rain and we will keep our power and AC tonight.

Wish us luck and hopefully we will be back to post tomorrow with no damage to the house or us!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Annual Dept. Party

Well this past weekend marked the return of a favorite amongst our 2 departments. The annual farm country, inter-department get together. This is the first year I have gone, but I have heard many stories. Let me tell you, Jen and Josh did not disappoint!!!

To start, my friend Kegs has a band that is named "Smooth Cooter" hence the tshirt you will see in the pictures. They were good and we had loads of fun listening and dancing and drinking. When they were done at 10, the hosts hired a DJ to start playing. Yes, thats right, a DJ!! It was loads of fun and we drank way to much. We left early, but from what I hear, it was a good thing we left before it got crazier than it already was.

So we left after lots of laughs and lots of pictures. Some I have, which you will see, and some I don't which I will get!

Here is what I got for now.

They handed out those neon glow necklaces and boy did we have fun with those. Instead of putting mine on my neck, or leg, or arm like most normal people, I decided to put it through the zipper of my pants as you can see from the photos above. Then Kris says "hey, why don't we see how many people we can get to take pictures licking your glow stick on their knees?" My friend Mongo (pictured above) and I thought this was a great idea, and ventured out to get as many shots as we could. Well we got more than we bargained for. I will have more pics when I get them from Mongo. Some I can show, and some I can't. But oh, they will be marvelous:)

Did I mention that the jeans I am wearing in those pics are Lucky's and I got 2 pair on Saturday at Macy's for $23 a piece!!! Who is king of bargains? Badge is the king of bargains!

Well that is all for now. Hopefully I will have some more funny pics for you soon.


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy 4th

Its been a busy weekend, so this will be a short post for now.

It started on Friday at the pool. We hung out there for a couple hours before heading to Baypoint. It was fun. Around 3 we made our way to the park for family fun and bar-b-que. We ate, had laughs, and ate some more. Before we knew it we had to make our way to the spot we had saved to see the fireworks.

Then Today we headed over to Pepin, WI for some lunch at the Pickle Factory. Here are some of the things we saw there.

And thats about it. We had a very fun and busy weekend. All of us are wiped out and are probably going to be early tonight!!

One more thing before I go. I did get a chance this afternoon to update my other 2 blogs with new pictures for your viewing pleasure!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Poll

The question is about sauce on steak.

Ketchup? A-1? Nothing?

Lets hear what you like!

P.S. I almost always put ketchup on my steaks. Unless I go to Manny's in the cities. Its the only steak I have ever had where it felt like a sin to put ANYTHING on the steak!

New Car?

Well we did it. We bought a new car yesterday. Here it is.

It is a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. It came to us with only 36,000 miles on it. No more mini-van, no more of wife saying "I feel like an old lady driving the van" and "I am to young to drive a mini-van", and most import no more driving to town from the country with no 4 wheel drive.

That is what we did yesterday, how about you?