Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

It is cool and crisp this morning.  All is well.

I have started putting together my two salads to take to the Renfroe Thanksgiving feast and have biscuits in the oven to make the kids sausage and egg breakfast sandwiches.  They love the Jimmy Dean sandwiches.  I will see what they think of Grandma Aday's breakfast sandwiches.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Goats dance, pigs fly...

I'm too pretty for this pen.  I believe he thinks it is springtime.

Two of Helen's pig flew off to the butcher shop.

Hannah is at a friend's so it is just me and the boy tonight.  

One more day of work and then 4 days off.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Drying Time again

Helen found this dryer online for $75.  It looks like new and drys clothes like a new one.  I was going to get a new washer and dryer, but now I only need a washer.

The boy takes care of the new billy every night.  He is such a good boy, always doing what he is asked without complaining.

I went walking this morning at 7.  It was just breaking day as I left.  I walked to Dick Newberry's house.  I think that is about 1 and a third miles. It is a mile to Dan's gate and a mile and a half to the old Orrell house.

I passed this house on the way home.

I have not done much this week, but I did get the deadbolt on the back door to work so we can lock the dog in when we leave.  The door would not latch so she would just push it open when she wanted out.  I guess it was her doggy door but not any more.

Yesterday I defrosted the freezer in expectation of Helen's hog.  I think Gilbert is helping her take them to butcher next week.

Today, I put George's pictures in the album.  Since I had sorted out so many of his pictures, I bought an album to put them but had not gotten around to actually adding the pictures.  It was a melancholy undertaking, but now it is done.

It was 70 degrees this morning but only 46 now.  It feels really cold.  Tomorrow is Church day.  I think it is supposed to be chilly in the morning.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hunting at home

In Season

Coming home from work today, I saw these 6 deer just lazing around in JR's field between Norton's and Newberry's.  I stopped, got out of the truck and took 3 or 4 pictures before they ran off.  I took this with my phone and then cropped it down to make it larger.

Tonight is church night.  They are practicing for the Christmas play.  I thought the kids might not want to go, but they say they do want to.  I hate the play practice nights cause it is just a mess, but we will go.

Tomorrow I have to take the truck to get the oil changed.  I am taking it back to the dealer in Branson like we have always done, so I am leaving work at 11.  I may work all day Friday to make up the time or maybe not.  Probably not.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The W's

The W's are Who, What, When, Where.  When I have questions about a W' in my life, I can often find the answer here.  Lately, I have not been writing much  here.  Someday, I am going to be searching for a memory from 2016-2017 and not have much here to draw from.  I need to start posting more.

Helen and I were talking yesterday about when George and I started putting the new floor in this trailer.  I looked back and found that we bought it in February 2010.  In looking for this detail and a few others recently, I read several little stories about Hannah and Robert.  These little details from our lives would be lost if I had not recorded them here.  I need to start recording more of our details.

The clock that has hung here in my living room for many years stopped working last week, so I ordered another one exactly  like it except for a small difference in the color.  This one has a reddish tone and the old one was more brown.  The one that died last week was given to us several years ago by Junior.  It replaced an earlier almost identical clock that was a gift from my mother.  Each hanging in this exact same place in the living room.  The cross to the left is a gift made by brother Gilbert.  The clock chimes rather loudly during the day, but does not chime after 9 pm.  Hannah is glad because her bed is on the other side of this wall.

This is one of a pair of lamps I got for my bedroom.  I wanted a touch lamp that turns on and off by touch.  I love them.  They are really pretty and I can see to read much better with this lamp.

I have read some of the books Betty  sent me.  So far only one was a 'good read'.  I can't remember the name of the book, but it was about a Jewish girl named Lisa Jura from Vienna that was sent to a. children's home in England at the start of WWII.  Google says the book name is The Children of Willesden Lane.  

Saturday, I took the kids to see the Thor movie.  They enjoyed the movie even though Hannah did not think she was going to like it.  Now she says she wants to see Wonder.  I don't know what it is about,  but I guess we will find out. I hope it is not a comic book superhero story.

Today at work, i started setting up the computer system for our department at the new plant.  I have been told that I and my computer will be moving to the new office across the street.  I figured as much, but had not asked.  Since my work is really all computer work,  it does not much matter where in computer is located. 

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Lost and Found

This is pics I took of the kids in 2011 or so, before they came to live with us.  They were hanging in the hallway, but the one of Hannah had fallen off.  I was looking for it this morning so I can rehang both together again.  At first I could not find it even tho I had it just last week.  I knew I had put it 'up', just could not remember where up was.  Now I have it, but I am going to paint the hallway before I hang them back.

At 9 this am it was still really foggy.  Is clearing off now.

Today Hannah goes to a sleepover birthday party and Robert has a friend coming from our Church group to spend the night.  Not sure what we will do.  I thought maybe a movie, but could not find a kids movie that I thought 2 boys would like.  99 out of 100 movies are R rated any more, and  many of those are about comic book SIFY heroes.  It seems to me that so many adults fantasizing about cartoon heroes is a telling sign about our society.  Lost in a fantasy fog. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Tonya is taking the kids and her grandkids trick or treating tonight.  I bet they have fun.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thanks, Brother

for hanging the curtain rods for our new drapes.  And thanks to sister for sitting on the couch and bossing brother around while he worked.  I really like the drapes. This improved the look of the living room.

There is also matching drapes in a shorter length on the window in the kitchen area.  I am going to get a different light curtain to go over the window by the sink.

The drapes are silver / gray wiht some light golden tan on a cream colored background, but when we hung them the gray looks more blue than gray.
  Brother did a good job with hanging the rods.

Thanks, Erin

Hannah loves her new bed.  The mattress is really wonderful.

The bedspread goes well with the room color.

I think it looks so much better than what she had in there before.  This looks very girly, and that is Hannah.

Thank you so much, Erin.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Junkin' Day

I go back to work Monday, so I decided to go Junkin' today.  I have been wanting to the the power tools out of the bedroom floor.  I was going to put them outside under the carport, but they might get stolen there since there will be no one here during the day.  Today, I found an old small cedar chest.  It was really beat up on top, but was  just the right size to fit under the window where the tools have sat for years.  It was good and sturdy, but the wood was gouged and even had two holes in the top.  But, it was only $30 and the right size.

I set it up under the window with Grandma Powell's quilt that Winnie gave me covering the top.  

The tools fit inside nicely.

And, I also bought this pretty wooden hat box and a Dale Earnhardt Jr. tin sign for Robert.

I think I will store photos in it.

Hannah has went to stay with a friend so Robert and I are going to celebrate by going to Western Sizlin.  It is seafood night.  He loves shrimp and I like the frog legs.

It is turning cold.  Supposed to be below freezing tomorrow night.  Glad I got the little heater going.

Got to go feed the goats so we can get going.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Bakers Dozen

This is our 12 Girls, an even dozen.  I think they are all bred.  We  have 3 that will be a year old the end of November.  I had intended to wait till the first of November to breed them, but Earnhardt has been our among them a few times and I think all the are bred except the 2 really young ones.  We have two females that are just 5 months old that should not be bred.

/This is Earnhardt this morning.

He is pretty.

This is Big White's billy, Milkdud.  We sold him to Linda T and she came and got him yesterday. He was just 4 months old, but was pretty good sized.  This pic was taken the second week of August.  In the last month, his head and neck began to take on the look of a real billy.  I am glad he has gone to a good home, because I was having to pen him up to keep him from breeding the two little nannies.

This is the purple plum tree my QA friends at work got me with the mum from Lisa planted next to it.  I think they are goat proof.

I have been cleaning and tossing.  I have done all the rooms except for Robert's room.  I am starting on it today, but it may take a few days.  It is in quite a mess.

We got Hannah's room painted and Aunt Helen made her new curtains.  It looks really pretty.  I will post pics tomorrow.  Now it is on to cleaning.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bonding with sister

Or coming unglued.

Yesterday, Sister and I went to Harrison searching for a desk for my computer and printer.  I had a computer  hutch that was falling apart that I threw out last week.  We found the perfect desk.

This is actually a maple serving cart with wheels.  It was only $55 at Lovejoy's junk store.  I think it was priced so low because it is way to wobbly to use as a cart.  It works great as a desk.  It has a flip up leaf on each end.

When I am not using the computer, which is most of the time, I just put it away like this.  This also leaves my printer much more easily accessible.  That is important because my printer is the neighborhood printer, used by neighbors in both east and west.

We also got this neat box for Robert's little cars.  The tin sign on top came from our new Hobby Lobby in Harrison.  He loved it and has it full of cars already.

We went by the cemetery.  Sister had been there the day before and removed the fresh flowers. I did not get a closeup but the grave marker from the funeral home has his military photo on it.  It really looks nice.  We have order the military marker.  It will will be at the foot of the grave.  I will wait a few weeks before ordering the big marker.  I think I am going with grey granite.  Sister says get one like Dad and Mom/s.  I told her she does not have a vote.  The voters all said I am the decider. Things are still much the same, only different. I have always been the decider.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Rainy day

So, I will not be walking this am as planned.  I am going to start my daily walk again, so I will try for after Church to see if the skies clear.

Yesterday, I walked over to the Y by Molders.  I think that is about 4 miles round trip, but I have forgotten my mileage points on the road.  It has been over a year since I walked daily.

Greg went back to Alabama yesterday.  He arrived safely,  and will return to work Monday.

I am going to take 2 more weeks off before going back to work.

The kids are handling it all much better than I expected.  One day at a time, just trying to enjoy life.

Advice from Sister

Monday, October 09, 2017

George Aday, A Hard Working Man

GEORGE HENRY ADAY, SR., of Green Forest, Arkansas was born February 1, 1947 in Sacramento, California, son of George Washington and Pearl Alice (McLain) Aday. He departed this life October 6, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 70 years. 

George was a proud United States Army veteran, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam. He loved working and helping others. His entire life was one of service to his family, community and country.

On August 4, 1972, he was united in marriage with Fleta Mae (Powell) Aday, who survives him. He is also survived by his two sons, Gregory Aday and George Aday, Jr. both of Green Forest, Arkansas; brother, Leroy Aday of Reno, Nevada; sister, Conda Mayder and husband, Gary, of Sacramento, California; four grandchildren, Steven Lane Aday, Emily Aday, Robert Lee Aday, II, and Hannah Lee Aday; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Washington and Pearl Alice (McLain) Aday; brother, Robert Aday and sister, Wanda Smith.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Nelson’s Green Forest Chapel. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Alpena Cemetery, Alpena, Arkansas with Brother Frankie Powell officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Coin Church, 2185 CR 803, Green Forest, Arkansas 72638.