Saturday, March 21, 2015

Great day to the evening and windows 8 cursor

It has been a beautiful day.  Cool and foggy this am, warm and cloudy now at 6 pm.  I walked 4 miles this am to make my 25 miles this week.

Greg is here.  He took the kids fishing at Denver this am. They caught several small fish and put them in the pond here by the house.  Now they have gone bowling.

George and I went to Walmart at Branson and bought a 8 man tent to take the kids camping when it gets warm.  My boss told me about buy an instant setup tent.  It sounded convenient as all the poles are made into the tent and do not get lost, so that is what we got.  I am ordering them sleeping bags later tonight or tomorrow.  I bought a rechargeable lantern and a solar powered flashlight.  So, the next really nice weekend we have, we are going camping on the great Buffalo.

And about the cursor.  For the second time on this computer, the cursor disappeared.  I had to search again online as I had forgotten what I found the last time this happened.  The f5 key on my little computer makes the cursor invisible. I did not know I had touched that key, but I guess I did as the cursor would not appear until I searched for the answer and presto, here it is again.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Good start

to the week.  It was over 70 yesterday  and supposed to be again today.  Spring is here.

Yesterday, after Church, we took the kids to a little drive through zoo at Eagle Rock.  The had lots of fun, but next time we will just go to the real zoo at Springdale.  This was recommended by a friend, and after going there, I think the real attraction here for many people is the drive don't walk part.  Just the same, the kids liked it.  But, just as we left, Hannah asked to go to a real zoo next time.  

We also stopped off at Enon on the way home.  I took a picnic lunch, but by the time we got to Enon at past 4, George had eaten his sandwiches and the kids had filled up on junk food. Still, they really enjoyed playing at the edge of the lake.  They want to go back and fish someday.

I walked 2 miles Sunday morning and 4 after we got home.  I am now at the 250 mile mark.  That should puts me about 50 miles from St. Louis.  

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Big Week

Tuesday, I walked to the Coin Bridge and it looked like this, about 6.5 miles round trip.

Wednesday, was a beautiful day in the 60's. I walked in short sleeves with a jacket on my waist, just in case.  I went here to the Y just past Pedens, turned down towards Mathas' and just kept going.

The barn off to the right on this road.  I do not know who owns this, but I think when we were kids it was the Erwin place.

Mathis white house in the distance.

Calen's branch by Mathis' barn.

The house a little closer.  There were two old men sitting on the porch.

The old rock house.

Calen's Branch at the bottom of the red dirt hill, going up to the red barn.  It was a little over 7.5 miles round trip.  My feet hurt at Church that night.

Hannah's picture of the yellow blooms.  She has bouquets all over the house.

At Helen's house.  The heat is off there for now.  Supposed to be 70 today.

Fields are greening up already, and the trees in the distance are twinged red with buds.

Babies are all over the place.

Yesterday, I walked to the Coin Bridge and it looked like this.

And this.

Hawk watching.

Our Girl.

And, Thursday, I got my hair kinked.  Friday I went to Harrison and got groceries, and ordeal.  Yesterday, I took the kids to the library to get books and a movie.  Robert got 2 documentaries about the Titanic.

Today is Church day.  Greg is working today, so he won't be home, but next weekend, he is supposed to have a 2 day weekend.  

I have reached my 25 mile weekly goal this month and I am at mile 244 for the year.  I need to make up 6 miles for my 100 miles a month goal, but it is supposed to rain latter in the week, so I may not make that this week.  I may go for a walk in a bit, and since Grandpa is going to Church with us, I may walk home from Church.  We will see.

We will be asking for special prayers for Winnie again today. Godspeed.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.