Posted on Monday, March 02, 2015
Still Snow In The Shade
The snow has began melting and is mostly gone except in areas that are
shaded. Stacey and I took Daisy out of the pen and let her run across
the creek from the house today.
Check out all the footprints in the left picture below. Those are not Daisy's tracks but she could smell something.
Farther back in the 'holler' there weren't any tracks across the snow.
Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2015
Good Friend Gone
A good friend of ours passed away. Dick Stevenson was a close friend of
mine since I was 8 years old. We hung around together, played in sports,
drank beer and went places together. I ran into Dick in Chesterfield,
outside the grocery store and we did the 'guy hug' thing, then we both
went inside and walked through the store talking as we put groceries in
the carts. I didn't have a clue that would be the last time I saw him. I
hate to have lost such a good friend this soon.
CHESTERFIELD — Richard “Dick” Stevenson, 65, resident of the Chesterfield/Daleville area, passed away Feb. 25, 2015, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 6, 1950, in Muncie, the son of Cleatus and Vivian Woods Stevenson. He was a 1968 graduate of Daleville High School and was a superior athlete, holding the track school records set in 1967 and 1968 in the 800-meter run and the 1600-meter relay. He was a varsity letter winner for four years at DHS and was inducted in the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. He was extremely competitive and loved his nieces and nephews. Survivors include brothers, Jim Stevenson (Kay) of Yorktown, Larry Stevenson (Linda) of Anderson and Jack Stevenson (Phyllis) of Daleville.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ballard & Sons, 8212 S. Walnut St., Daleville, with the Rev. Marty Ballard of the Yorktown Church of the Nazarene officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday.
Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2015
Card Puzzle Done
After nearly every school in KY was out the entire week, kids were ready
to play with nearly anything. Pauline & Brent came over with their kids
and Julie helped Stacey finish the puzzle that Linda had been helping
It was a difficult puzzle because there were no edge pieces and all the card backs looked the same.
After lunch, when the rain had slowed down, we dressed warmly and went outside for a short round of sleding down the slope in front of the house.
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015
State Of Emergency
From the office of Cumberland County Judge Executive John Phelps:
All offices of the Cumberland County Courthouse & the Cumberland County Justice Center will continue to be closed on Wednesday February 18th, 2015 due to the inclement weather. Roadways continue to be dangerous due to the additional snowfall overnight. Temperatures will be falling to dangerous lows this afternoon and evening. Please stay home & do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Again please stay home and be safe. If you need to reach Judge Phelps you may call his cell phone at 270-459-0241. If you need County road department assistance, please call Road Supervisor Ricky Melton @ 270-459-0723. Road Crews will be working to clear road ways as soon as possible. Please do not call 911 unless you have an actual emergency.
Again, please stay in and do not travel unless absolutely necessary and wait for this weather system to pass.
Thank you for your patience.
John Phelps Jr.
Cumberland County Judge Executive
TVA CALLS STEP 20 OF EMERGENCY LOAD CURTAILMENT PROGRAM
As predicted, TVA has alerted the 159 local power companies in the valley, including Tri-County Electric, that Step 20 of the Emergency Load Curtailment Program (ELCP) is effective at 3:00 p.m. today (Wednesday).
TVA is expecting demand to reach an all-time high Thursday morning. Step 20 of the ELCP is voluntary, but consumers are urged to conserve electricity to the maximum extent possible to help keep the system stable. In addition to lowering the thermostat on heat pumps, please postpone using electric appliances such as dishwashers, dryers and cooking equipment and turn off any nonessential lights and electrical equipment.
Tri-County Electric will issue updates as they become available. Thank you for assisting Tri-County Electric and TVA with electricity conservation during this power supply alert.
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015
There had been predictions of a winter storm headed our way for a day or
two, so we had went to the store and bought groceries and filled up our
wood racks. We had also filled up some buckets of water in case the
power or water went off. The snow began shortly after midnight. It was a
fine powdery snow that just kept falling straight down, never letting
up. By noon, we had at least five inches on the ground when I went
outside, started the truck and let it run a few minutes while I shoveled
part of the sidewalk.
Then I walked to the barn and started the Mule while Linda took over the shoveling. I drove the Mule down to the pole barn and opened the door, then fired up the tractor with the scoop. I cleaned our driveway off and several of the neighbors' drives before going inside to warm up. The walkway that we had shoveled was already covered with snow again. The predictions of the meteorologist had been between 6 to 8 inches of snow for our area. At 4 PM CST we had 7.5 inches of snow as shown by the picture below on the left. The picture on the right was taken at 7 PM CST, after the snow had stopped falling.
I'm fairly sure that will be the end of the snow for at least a day or two. It probably won't melt until about Saturday as the temperatures are supposed to remain below freezing until then.
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2015
The three of us left the farm early in the HHR to watch the next to last
game that Kyle will play this year. The game was at 9 AM and we arrived
a few minutes before the start. Both teams showed marked improvement
with Kyle being involved more than anytime previously. After the game,
we went over to Pauline and Brent's house for about an hour, then we
headed back to the farm. Jason had asked Stacey to go out to eat with
him, Kristi & Bryant, Stephanie & Tommy, and then to go to a Travis
Tritt concert at the Plaza Theatre. Jason had also sent Stacey a bouquet
of roses for Valentine's Day.
We picked up some Wendy's sandwiches at 11 AM for the ride back to the farm. Linda helped Stacey with her hair and they eventually had everything ready, so we took Stacey over to Jason's place at 3:30 PM. We took a picture of Stacey and Jason while we talked to Stephanie, then we headed home.
Stephanie & Tommy brought Stacey back to the farm and dropped her off a little bit before 11 PM. She came in the bedroom and told me she had a great time. She said they had ate at Colton's Steakhouse and then went to the concert. Stacey said Travis put on a good show, that he sang a lot of his hits and the "sold out" crowd liked the show.
Posted on Sunday, February 08, 2015
Kyle & Weekend
After watching Kyle play basketball from noon till 1 PM Saturday,
Stacey, Linda & I went to Glasgow to eat. We chose Applebee's and went
inside, placed our orders and were enjoying our drinks in the mean time.
Then Linda saw two people we had known when they were kids going to
Warren East Middle School. Rachael Swisher and Phillip James were now
married and came over to talk to Linda and I. We were able to get caught
up on their lives and told them a little bit of what happened with us
after Linda left WEMS. The conversation politely broke up when our
waitress brought our food, but it was nice to see how they had grown up.
We left Applebee's and went across the road to Walmart for a few
groceries, then to Ralphie's
Fun Center to pick up Kyle. He had been attending a birthday party
and the party was over. We picked up a car seat from Brent and loaded
Kyle into the Malibu, then we headed back to the farm. I had to argue
with Kyle about meaningless things so he would stay awake the last 15
miles. Grandma Linda even told him we had moved the farm and painted it
Sunday, Linda fixed pancake batter and I cooked the pancakes. We let Kyle play for a while, then a little before 11 AM we went to take Daisy for a run. The Mule was running funny, like it had some water in the gas, so we made a shorter trip and just went across the creek from the house for our ride.
We were able to make it back across the creek, put Daisy in her stall and park the Mule in the barn without it quiting.
I will get something to put in the tank to remove water from the gas and I hope that takes care of the problem.
Posted on Saturday, January 31, 2015
Stacey, Linda and I headed to another one of Kyle's basket ball games
this morning. I called to find out which school the game was at and
Pauline said Julie and her were remaining home to get things ready for
Kyle's party in the afternoon. We met Kyle and Brent at Kyrock
Elementary just a few minutes before the game began. Kyle did better
this game than the last time, he was able to get a couple rebounds and
was paying attention during most of the game. After the teams slapped
hands when the game was over, we asked Kyle if he would go with us and
he did. We let him open two birthday presents while we were in the car.
One was a book and the other was a Pacer shirt from Stacey. Kyle put the
shirt on while I was driving. It was lunch time when we made it to
Bowling Green, so the first thing we did was stop to eat at Mancino's. I
ordered while Kyle checked out the vintage Ms Pac Man game and Stacey
and Linda retrieved our napkins and drinks. I took a picture of Kyle in
his Pacer shirt right before the girl brought our food. It looks like he
was being sworn in, but he's really showing me he is going to be 5 years
old on Tuesday, February 2nd.
When the food arrived, Kyle ate everything we had ordered for him and some of our stuff. I think basket ball gave him a good appetite. After our lunch, we headed to Toys 'R' Us and walked up and down each aisle letting Kyle stop and check out some new toys. We bought him his second choice, a remote controlled motorcycle and all the batteries it needed to make it run. His first choice was some kind of flying thing that didn't look like it would last. Anyway, Kyle was happy with what he picked out at the store and we went to take him home.
Pauline and Brent were home with Julie and her friend, Amber, who had showed up early for the party. Brent put the batteries in the motorcycle and it didn't work to well, so they may have to return it. That was still to be decided when we headed home about 3:30, a half hour before party time.
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2015
Best Kind Of Snow
This is the best kind of snow. It comes during the night, looks really
pretty, doesn't cover the roads or driveway and then is gone by noon.
This was also the first snow accumulation of the season.
Linda returned from IN about a half hour after noon. She wanted to talk about everything, but was tired from driving, so we talked a little while, then she took a long nap.
Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015
It has warmed up significantly over the weekend. The predicted
temperatures are to be in the mid 50s or lower 60s for most of this
week. Linda received news on Saturday, that her friend, Kim Bourke, had
her Dad, Hoadley
E. “Pud” Flook, pass away. Linda packed her clothes and
was ready to go to IN, but was waiting on a call from Kim to find out
when the services were going to be. Kim called this morning and Linda
left about an hour later, so Stacey and I are in charge at the farm for
a while. Around lunch time we went to the Pool Room Restaurant to eat,
then I called Linda's cell phone to see if she was doing OK. She had
made it through Louisville and was nearly halfway to Indy when we
talked. Back at the farm, Stacey and I took Daisy for a run. We all
enjoyed being outside in the fresh air.
I called again, about 7 PM, and Linda had made it to Daleville, turned on everything and was at Kim & Kenny's house at that time, talking to them. She said everything went OK during the trip and the Daleville house was in good shape, but there was snow on the ground.