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Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2018

Freezing Rain

An early winter storm went south of the farm leaving us out of the snow but coating the trees with a light layer of ice. The freezing rain delayed schools in the area for a couple of hours even though the roads were warm enough that the rain did not freeze on them.

Posted by Dave at 6:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Farm

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2018

Visiting Nana

Sunday morning we left for Daleville about 8 AM. The trip went smooth in the Equinox and we arrived about 1:30 PM. Linda and Stacey went to visit Nana and get groceries.
Monday I remained at the Daleville house while Linda & Stacey spent most of the day with Nana. When the girls came back to the house we watched a Pacer game on TV.
Tuesday, we met Abner Jr & Imon at McDonald's for breakfast, then returned to the house. Stacey & Linda went shopping in Muncie before I joined them to visit with Nana. Linda gave Reba a large box of chocolates and she hurriedly opened the box and began picking through the pieces.
The dogs, Reesey & Coco, ate the pieces that Linda & Reba didn't want to finish eating. After we returned to the Daleville house we walked to Elbert's Lounge to enjoy Taco Tuesday.
Wednesday, Linda made chicken & noodles and put them in 8 separate containers, then took them to her Mom and placed them in the freezer for her. Linda commented that Nana was in a better mood that day.
Thursday morning we packed our things, closed up the house and headed to the farm. We grabbed some McDonald's breakfast sandwiches for the ride home.
Friday morning, Imon let Linda know that Reba had fallen and was taken to the hospital. As the day went on, more info from IN let her know the doctors had sent Reba to Indy and she was going to need surgery on her hip.

Posted by Dave at 8:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Daleville

Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas 2018

Friday, Julie & Kyle came to stay with us before Christmas because their parents were working. Linda had received a call from Imon about Nana falling. She had been taken to Indy for surgery and Linda couldn't decide whether to go be with her Mom or wait until after Christmas.
Saturday morning, Linda finally went to Indy, leaving me with Julie, Kyle & Stacey. We went shopping a little before noon, found Julie & Kyle a couple presents each, then went to Fazoli's for lunch and back to the farm. Back at the farm, I had Julie & Stacey brown hamburger. When it was done, I divided the meat, one batch for chili and the rest for Sloppy Joe sandwiches. We ate the sandwiches and let the chili cook.
Sunday morning, we made out a grocery list and went to Walmart. The store was nearly empty of shoppers, so the grocery shopping didn't take long. We returned to the farm and put the groceries away. Pauline & Brent arrived just as we finished putting the stuff away. Everyone went to Major's Pizza for lunch. We played some games and watched a few Christmas shows and ate chili for supper.
Christmas Eve, Pauline made breakfast for everyone and I cooked the ham. I sliced it later, after it cooled down. We had chili for lunch with PB&J sandwiches. Linda came home from IN about 2:30 that afternoon. We ate the ham with mashed potatoes, peas, corn casserole and rolls for dinner. Linda told us how her trip had went and what was going on with Nana.
Christmas, we had sticky buns for a quick breakfast before the gifts were opened.
It seemed to me, that everyone was happy with their gifts. It was good to have Linda back with us for Christmas. She told us all that Reba's surgery had went well and the therapist had her Mom standing up the day after her surgery. Reba will need a few days of therapy before going home, but that should happen quickly. I hope everyone had a Happy Holiday.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Posted by Dave at 9:00 PM
Categories: Current Events, Farm