A Bleak Outlook

How far do you think the oil in the gulf will spread?

 

That’s all I’ve got for tonight. I had a headache most of the day, and I am knee-deep in preparations for the Douglas County TEA Party tomorrow night.

The Early Morning Train

misty.jpgAs you can see, I got the new theme uploaded and installed earlier today. Well, it’s yesterday now, as I sit here looking at the clock and I realize that it’s after 2:30 in the morning.

Besides running behind schedule most of the evening, we had a very productive day. It all started when we went to the bank to deposit the expense check. Once we got done at the bank we ran over to the senior community to deliver some brochures and ads for Gidget’s new alterations business. We stopped in to see my mom for a few minutes (Hi Mom) and then we came back home so Gidget could place an order for some threads and other supplies she needs in order to start doing business.

Over the past couple years we have invested, albeit slowly, to get her alterations and sewing business going and it’s all coming to fruition now. We couldn’t have planned it any better. She has all the machines she needs, and most of the equipment. There are a few other things she would like to have, but they will have to wait til she starts making some money. It won’t be much longer before she’ll be ready to take customer orders and begin her daily routine of working in the sweat shop (aka the freezer known as our basement).

While she placed her order with the thread company, I checked in with all my online job sites and found five more jobs to apply for today. That was a surprise. I didn’t expect to find so many in such a short time.

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Riding The Rails

I love trains, I always have. I don’t know what it is about them, but when I see a train passing through town I can’t help but stop what I am doing to watch it go by. Along with my love for watching trains, I also enjoy working on model railroads. Thanks to my father I have a rather large assortment of trains and accessories that I enjoy working with my kids on the weekends.

Our oldest son was born with the same passion for trains and has a couple model railroads of his own. While working on the family genealogy I found out that two of my grandfathers and one great-grandfather all worked for the railroad in their day. I guess you could say the love of trains is in our genes.

I guess it is only natural that I might start taking videos of trains as they passed through our town.

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