Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2014
Anita & Shelly Visit
Anita & Shelly arrived Friday evening.
Saturday morning we had breakfast and talked for a while. I went outside for a while and used the tractor to trim around the hay field and let the girls talk. Pauline and Brent arrived with their kids in time for lunch. After lunch, we took Daisy for a run and let the kids throw some rocks into the creek from the gravel bar.
Then we took Daisy back to the barn and went on a longer ride up the hill and around Jone's Ridge. It was a pretty autumn scene as we were going through the woods on a gravel road. We had a nice ride, stopping near the end to let Kyle and Julie hold their hands and feet under the water that runs out all the time, then returning to the farm. Brent started a fire in the fire pit and I went to town for hot dogs and marshmallows. We roasted both over the fire and also used the campfire pie makers to make some apple pies.
Pauline and Brent left to go home around 6:30 PM because Pauline had to be in Nashville before 8 AM to fly to California for her job. We went to the house when they left and sat and talked the remainder of the evening.
Sunday morning Anita and Shelly took showers and cleaned up their stuff right after breakfast, then sat and talked until 11 AM. We all walked outside and gave each other good bye hugs before they headed back to IN.
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Yesterday I called Davidson's Marine and asked about getting the boat
serviced. Joe said to bring it on out. So, Stacey and I pulled it out
there with the truck and left it. I told Joe to winterize the motor and
to change the oil and oil filter. Slightly after noon today, Joe called
and said to come and get the boat, it was done. Once again, Stacey and I
headed out to his place on south SR 61. I pulled in and Stacey helped me
line up the hitch, then we hooked the boat trailer to the truck. Stacey
went back to setting in the truck while I went inside and paid the bill.
Ten minutes later we were pulling out and headed back to the farm. I
stopped the truck and we opened the pole barn doors so I could back the
boat into the barn.
I backed it in and Stacey yelled at me when I was far enough back. We unhooked the truck and trailer and went to the house.
Posted on Saturday, October 18, 2014
IN Tax Sale
Stacey, Linda and I headed to IN on Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday morning, we went to Muncie for a Delaware County Tax Sale at 10 AM. It was our first time to attend such a sale, but we wanted to try and get an abandoned property next to the Daleville house. We signed in and were given bidder # 24, then waited. There were 571 properties for sale and the one we wanted was listed 9th from LAST on the list! We thought we would be there all day, just waiting. The auctioneer started explaining the procedure, which took about 10 minutes, and we found out that they would let the people that were there to buy just one property go first. WOW! That was a great plan! We ended up being the third person he chose. He called off the property number, the minimum bid, I raised our bidder number, he asked "any other bids?", there were none. He said, "going once, going twice, sold to #24." Simple and quick. We walked to the front and a clerk handed us our paperwork to take to the courthouse. We were out of there by 10:30 AM and were also nervous wrecks! We went inside the Treasurer's Office at the Delaware County Courthouse and paid the 2014 taxes on the abandoned house. The house is still not ours though, we must wait ONE YEAR and do some paperwork. We walked across the street to an attorney's office and hired them to do the title searches, to send the proper paper work to the current owners and to the court offices. I took some Tylenol on the way back to Daleville for my busting head. Linda was able to wait until we went in the Daleville house to take something for her headache.
Thursday, Linda and I worked on covering the dining room floor with the backer board. Linda removed the tack board that was still along the edges of the room after we had taken out the carpet. I used a power driver to screw the backer board in place. Imon dropped in for a short visit while we were working. It was a good time to take a break.
Friday morning I finished screwing the boards to the floor and we did a few other things. Stacey and Linda picked up Nana and went shopping. They came to the Daleville house with a pizza and Nana ate with us and we all talked while we ate.
Saturday, Shelly and Jeff came by for a little while to check on a project I had asked Jeff to build for us. We talked a while before they left to buy their pool closing items. After that we took our time to pack our things, set the thermostat to 50 degrees, turn off the water, pull the switch on the water heater and then we left, just before noon. We went inside at King Fish to eat in comfort, like normal people, since it was cool enough we could leave Coco in the car. We made it to the farm about 5:30 PM.
Posted on Sunday, October 12, 2014
Farm Campout 2014
People began arriving at the farm Friday a little after noon. Imon and
Linda K had towed their trailer with my Mom's old Thunderbird down to KY
for us. Shelly and Jeff had towed their camper to KY to sleep inside.
The weather was damp at that point. Imon rolled the Thunderbird off the
trailer and Shelly and I went to the Courthouse to transfer the IN Title
back to me. It was a relief to finally get all my Mom's estate finished.
We returned to the farm and began riding the trails in a light mist with
Daisy running along and Imon's dog, Katy, riding in a home made seat
behind Imon and Linda K on his ATV. Shelly was riding with Jeff and
Trevon was riding by himself. Linda N was driving the Mule with the
kids. After a lap around the farm to see the new trails and the dozer
work I had done, we went to the garage and sat in there until Linda N
called us inside the house for soup 'n' ham sandwiches. That's when
Pauline and Brent arrived.
Saturday morning, Pauline fixed everyone breakfast, then we loaded the 56 Chevy onto Imon's trailer so he could replace the rear end using his car lift in IN. I had to pull it up onto the trailer with the tractor. Jeff and Brent helped Imon securely chain the car to the trailer. Then Brent started a camp fire in the fire pit and we hung around there until it was time to eat lunch. I picked up a tenderloin from Hamilton's BBQ and Linda N cooked the side dishes to go with it. After lunch, Imon and Brent repaired a leaky carburetor on the 1958 Triumph as others sat around the fire pit in a sprinkling rain. Didn't seem to bother them, I guess? We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, then made campfire pies with our home made peach jam and pie makers. We eventually loaded the new parts for the 56 Chevy into the trunk and then backed Imon's truck and trailer into the barn and loaded the new rear end parts into the back of the truck. As the fire died down and darkness set in, we went to the house, had a 'wine tasting' (only 2 bottles) and ate supper. Knocking off some butterscotch pie, chocolate pie, banana pudding and some zucchini bread finished the evening.
Sunday morning, Imon loaded his ATV on the front of his trailer and Linda K and him, along with his dog Katy, headed home after a few hugs and good byes. Shelly, Jeff, Airianna and Trevon passed out hugs and goodbyes, then left a little after noon.
We wish everyone could stay longer and come more often. It was a great time for us! We love it!
THANKS to everyone that helped us make it fun!
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Grand Kids Picked Up
We left the farm early and drove towards Bowling Green, picked up Julie
and Kyle at their baby sitter's house and then went on into town. We
stopped at the Greenwood Mall, ate at the food court, shopped some there
and at a couple other stores, then headed back to the farm. Julie and
Kyle were ready for some time at the farm. I took Daisy to town to get
her yearly rabies shot, then came back and we let her run while the kids
played in the creek.
Both the kids got their feet wet and Daisy was in up to her shoulders.
They all had fun and we had fun watching!
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2014
The weather forecasts had been for severe thunderstorms in our area in
the afternoon. Well, they hit the mark this time. It was about 4 PM when
the weather radio sounded the alarm for a minute and it was a severe
thunderstorm in our area. As soon as that alarm stopped, the phone rang
and it was the "Code Red" service notifying us of the issue too. About
thirty seconds later the storm hit. At first it was just a hard rain for
about a minute, then a few small hail. Just when we thought it was over
the hail became intense and larger. It seemed to be coming from all
directions, but mostly hitting our house on the garage door end. It
lasted several minutes with the hail pounding our roof, windows and
siding. It finally stopped, so Linda went outside and picked up a few of
the hail stones.
That is a Kennedy half dollar laying on the plate for size comparison. We waited a little bit to make sure the storm was over, then we ventured outside to see how bad it had been. As we walked around, we found holes in our vinyl siding and the metal garage door dented. It looked as if the roof was OK. I rode in the Mule down to the barns and found the two fiberglass sky lights in the equipment shed had several holes punched through each one. I said that was the worst hail storm I had ever been through. There were reports on some news web sites of hail stones 2" in size around the Burkesville, KY area.
Posted on Saturday, October 04, 2014
Roller Coaster Yard Sale
The weather was fairly nice, cool, but nice, so we decided to ride
around the area and follow the Roller Coaster Yard Sale route. Other
that almost hitting cars stopping in front of us without using their
turn signals, it wasn't too bad. We stopped and ate lunch in Summer
Shade, then went on through Glasgow and turned back on SR 63 towards
Tompkinsville. We actually got out and looked at a few places, Linda
made those decisions. She bought a few kids' clothes for Kyle and I
bought a couple Pyrex casserole dishes. But when we drove close to
Temple Hill, oh my, the traffic was bumper to bumper and barely moving.
No side roads to turn off on, so we just had to slowly move, stop, move,
stop and so on. It probably took a half hour to go about two miles. We
cleared that mess and went on towards Celina, TN. Highway 63 was truly
like riding a roller coaster, winding up and down and around for about
27 miles between Glasgow and Tompkinsville, KY. Highway 163 from
Tompkinsville towards Celina wasn't much better, but it was only 19
miles and no traffic back ups. Just before we crossed the Cumberland
River on TN 52, we stopped at a ball diamond/tractor pull complex and
shopped some more.
After walking through row after row of items for sale, we decided to go on. We went through Celina and headed towards Livingston. Wow, they have rebuilt a lot of the 17 miles of TN 52 between Celina and Livingston in the last two years and it is a great road, where once it was terrible. A lot of it was 4 lane highway. After turning off of TN 52 onto TN 127 and driving 20 miles, we stopped again at the Shell filling station in Byrdstown to check out a few hot rods that had gathered on the parking lot.
We drove the 28 miles back to the farm, making it just before dark. The entire trip had been 160 miles and taken roughly 7 hours, but that included eating lunch, getting a shake at Sonic and seeing some hot rods. LoL
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014
Cruise To Sonic
We had met a couple of friends from earlier car shows on Wednesday and
they had told us, if we weren't busy to cruise over to Sonic on Friday
night. So when Linda came home from school, we drove the Mule down to
the pole barn, uncovered the 65 Mustang and loaded into it. We drove
with the top down to Albany and stopped at Sonic. We backed into a spot
like we used to do at Frisch's in Anderson and watched as others arrived
and parked their hot rods.
We met some people we already knew and also some people we didn't know. We walked around looking at the other cars for a while and talking with the owners.
We ended up setting at the tables out front and having a little grub to eat as we listened to and told hot rod stories. We had called Brent earlier and told him to call us when they were about half way to our house. He called about 6:30 PM, so we said so long and headed back to the farm.
It was great timing because, just as we turned into the pole barn driveway, Brent and his family were headed up the driveway to the house.
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014
Technicalities Stop Chicken House Ordinance Change
The following statements are excerpted from the Cumberland County News:
The September 8th Cumberland County Agriculture Committee meeting in which the committee agreed to present changes in the poultry ordinance to the fiscal court has been found null and void due to the meeting not being posted correctly.
Cumberland County Judge Executive John Phelps said someone had complained to the Attorney General’s office that the meeting was not properly advertised, and he was contacted by that office about the complaint.
Phelps said the agriculture committee meeting wasn’t posted in the building where the meeting was held, and the attorney general’s office felt the meeting could be declared invalid.
That means the committee will meet again. It also means the Cumberland County Fiscal Court’s approval of the amended poultry ordinance on September 9th is void, and they will have to approve it once more for it to be valid.
The Agriculture Committee will meet on Monday, October 6 at 4:00 p.m. on the third floor of the courthouse. The committee’s agenda is: agenda approval, approval of committee chairperson, open discussion of possible changes to Ordinance 199899-03 Poultry House Restrictions, hear Keystone request pertaining to Ordinance #199899-03 (replacement/changes), public comment, approval of suggested replacement/changes to Ordinance #199899-03, adjorn.
The Fiscal Court will meet in special session on Tuesday, October 7 to discuss possible recommendations from the agriculture committee.
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Can you imagine having FOUR of these houses about 1,500 feet from your bedroom or living room window?
This is what we get when we don't elect smarter people to run our county.