Saturday, June 17, 2017

Another storm

Our area got hit again last night with storms.  Some reports they were 75 to 88 mph.  So naturally a few more tree branches and trees in the tree line came down.  The weather reports we are going to get hit with another round tonight, worse than last nights.

We were in St Joseph when the storm hit.  I was in Walmart, in a dressing room with the lights went out.  That wasn't fun.  Associates were telling everyone to get the the front of the store.  My only response was I would if I could find my pants.  In the pitch black all I could find was what I took in to try on, because I could feel the tags.  The only lights were a few generator powered ones, and the lightening flashes when it came through the skylights.  Finally I got out.  Of course no registers were open.  So in the pouring rain I had to run out to the dry husband waiting in the car.

On the way home we saw no lights on until we got home.  Every little town we went through was pitch black and we saw numerous trees and branches down.

This morning when I went into town, the town was still out of power.  We were very limited on what we could do.  No computers, no lights, no phones...It came back on an hour after our normal closing town.  Where I work a second job at, they had to close early due to the same storm cell.

Make sure you have a good weather radio with battery back up.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Another reason to homeschool

This is my hometown school district .

Warrensburg MO

It is sad to see it in the news this way, in a negative light (for the second time, the first was an incident at a basketball game)

We own property there, so our real estate taxes help the school district.  And, this is what happens.

Basically, in a nutshell, a teacher and a group of students went to the white house in Washington DC.  In front of the students, the teacher flipped off the white house.  Then, apparently he posted it on facebook.

What happened to teaching your students respect?  Respect for our nation?  The president (respect the office, even if you don't respect the person holding it at least)?  And, being a good example to your students?

This would never have happened in the 70's when I was in middle school in Warrensburg.  Never.  And, if it had, the teacher would be gone, and not defended as he is currently by the school superintendent saying no laws were broken and he had the right to freedom of speech.

If its not allowed in school or by a student, then it should not be allowed to happen on a field trip or by facility.

This is a poor example of leadership.  Our country is getting to be too liberal, all about "me", too disrespectful and thinking everyone owes them something.  Its sick.  It needs God put back into schools and the public to heal it.  If we don't start fixing it now, what will it be like in another generation or two?

Meet Little Leo

Little Leo was born today.  And, he is little.


Momma had him on the bank of the far back pond.  She is rather protective of him too.  I was checking him over, and she more or less tried to encourage me to get into the pond for a swim.  I decided I had checked him out enough.  He is by far the smallest we have had, smaller than last years bottle calf Norman.  But, he is very lively and was nursing.  We will have to keep a close eye on him due to his size, but Momma seems to be doing a good job.  Momma's name is Sharlene.  (I might add that was her name BEFORE I met my coworker Sharlene...).  Hopefully the coyotes will leave him alone.  Hard to move them to the barn when the barn is still waiting to be repaired.  But, we do have a contractor now and hopefully he will be starting on it in about 3 weeks or so.

We got the top line installed today on the hot fence in the pasture.  One more line to put in, and a spot on the other side that we need to put up a couple of gates, hopefully we can get that done before the hay gets cut, but the trailer is still full of tornado debris and the truck and trailer is going to be borrowed this weekend by one of the girls.  So the gate project may have to  wait another week. The fence is good in that area, it just has panels where we need a gate.

Our road has had a rash of idiots robbing farms.  What kind of lowlife comes down a road where it is obvious that a tornado came thru, as homes, barns, sheds are all either in a tangled up mess or in the process of being repaired or torn down, and then breaks in?  I guess it takes all kinds, scum bags included....  Hitting a family when they are already down is pretty sick.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Another Tornado Update

House is 99% done.  All that remains now is to replace a broken outside fixture.  We have it, it just needs to be put up.  Our roofer is going to do it, he just couldn't at the time when he was here because we were not here to let him in to turn off the power.

We have a contractor who looked at the barn Thursday and seems very interested in the job (unlike all the previous no shows or never got back with us characters).  We have a very good feeling about him and I did some research on him.  It appears he does very good work, and has a very good work ethic.  So, hopefully his estimate agrees with the insurance companies payment.

Saturday we started the re fencing on the back pasture.  All the post are up now,  and about 1/5 of the electric fencing insulators.  We would have gotten all the insulators up, had I not had an accident with a knife while cutting open the last bundle of t posts.  I managed to cut thru the fingernail and into my finger.  So, I had to take an hour break to get that dealt with.  FYI--duct tape makes a better bandage than butterflies...  Anyway, this is just a temp fence until all the downed trees are dealt with--but probably a couple years.

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