Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spencer Garage Tour

The Old Iron Company Garage tour was Saturday. There were 15 garages on the tour. It was a decent day to be out and about. Here is a picture of a hoist Pop wanted me to take and a lounge in one of the garages. Also it seemed Spencer had more snow than us. Some of our piles are higher, but they have more depth on the ground. Here shows a path between a backdoor and their garage.__________ We enjoyed our tour. They had a few of the same garages as last year, but it was fun to see the changes too.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Too Much Ice

Pop thought the girls needed this icicle. There are bigger ones around. This was off our eve Monday morning. Many buildings have too much ice. Our January thaw just didn't happen in sheltered areas. It did help the streets for awhile.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jerry's Birthday

We celebrated Jerry's birthday while in CR. Jill made a dessert for the occasion which we enjoyed after eating at Godfathers. We had lunch with Ann and Jim Friday noon, so had a good visit with them too.

Spending Time

We had the days to ourselves. We first got our dirty car washed!!!!! We toured the malls, Michaels, Menards, Barnes and Noble, 1/2 Priced Book Store, Harbor Freight, Kohls, Old Navy, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Verizon, and etc. We ate at various places too. Jerry got a 2 day pass at the Y and got his exercise in. He enjoyed seeing the different machines and people. We drove past their new church that is being built. Our only real schedule was when we picked up Sadie after school. Jill had rides home.(She only need rides there in the mornings.) We practiced spelling words with Sadie. Oh, remember those days! Jill had swimteam practice Wed. after supper. Time flew!

Catching Up

___We returned from Cedar Rapids last evening. The roads were slick, so it took a little longer, but we arrived safely and delivered the girls to Aunt Teresa's. The roads weren't great when we went over Tues. am. (We counted 24 cars in the ditches) I took the first (Bottom picture) after the girls got home from school on Tues. Jill had a swim banquet that evening and Sadie went with us to Iowa City to Applebee's where we met Hil, Dan, and Nancy for supper. We took Hil back and saw her Dorm room. (See Nancy's picture on facebook.)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy St. Valentine's Day

The Valentine bouquet and balloons are from Marge. Mom was up and out for Church when I got there today. Pastor Dave from TLC was there today. Looked like he had a good group out for his service. The clergymen take turns for the Sunday afternoon service. The snow picture was taken yesterday afternoon. We have received about 2 more inches of snow since then.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Basketball today

Calvin had three games this morning. They won against Carroll, lost to Ames and than won over Harlan. It was a busy morning of basketball. This little 5th grade team has came along well this past season. I had to get a picture of the shoving match. (This was the Little Cyclone team from Ames.) More pictures on facebook.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Ruth, I got it done! (Ruth helped when she was passing through snow bound Iowa.) It's 1000 pieces, but I can save the outline and border. It shows lots of places to visit from Civil War days.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Enough? No, More to Follow

We received a couple more inches of snow this morning. The wind picked up a bit around 9:30 so they canceled school, to get out at 11:00. Except bridge got canceled for today too. :( By 11 the snow had stopped, but the country is probably getting enough wind to blow it around. It is really fluffy. It would have been a real pretty snow, if that was all we had on the ground. 4-8 more inches predicted for tomorrow, with wind! I've got a couple good books and a new site of newspaper articles that fit right into my genealogy files. Let it snow!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Gun for Mara

Our dear son, Dan, had to get a gun for his Grandaughter. (Picture borrowed from Nancy) No doubt Mara has seen it shoot. We knew Dan wouldn't be able to wait for toys like this. He would always make it a point to visit all his friends with kids after Christmas, to check out all the new toys. _____________________ Besides I didn't have any new pictures of my own to put on this week. We are getting more snow. Our old, dirty, snow is now covered with a nice white layer. Probably about 4 inches worth and still falling. It is light and fluffy, but no wind now. It's warm enough for snowballs or snowmen, except all the snow under it would make it difficult to roll decent snowballs.