Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last Day of 2016

Well, here is the last day of 2016.

Jason and I are happy we accomplished most of our goals here around the house.
We got most of the windows changed out, put in a garden,took down a tree, planted another in its place.  We didnt have to spend as much on the sprinkler system this year.

Our goal for this next year is to take down several trees along the fence line in the back and plant fruit trees, expand out the garden, make an additional garden area along the north side of the house, and replace the rest of the windows (there are 6). We also need to gut the bathroom in the basement.

I am looking forward to my other son getting his license, then he can drive himself around.
The other boys are already planning on playing football, so as soon as things defrost here (it was 17 degrees when i awoke, there is still freezing fog outside. Visibility stinks). We are suppose to get hit with more snow tomorrow thru Monday. It will be interesting to see what accrues.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

trip to Ogden

Christmas Eve my oldest son was under the weather. We took a trip to downtown Ogden. It was cloud, drizzly and chilly. The streets were practically empty.

The building to the left is the Ben Lemmond Hotel. It is a historic site. The Wasatch mountains are behind the buildings.
We walked down historic 25th street towards Union Station.

This steam engine was huge! The wheels were taller than us. Union Station has a covered area for these trains to sit under, which is great considering the amount of snow we can get.
The boys spent quite a while looking at the mechanisims of the trains.

There was a small Christmas village set up, I didnt get pictures of that because my camera died. When we were done walking around, we went to Farr's ice cream It is by the Ogden LDS temple They have the best ice cream I have ever had. There was one other family in there besides us. They dont have a big eating area, so between our family and the other one it was full. By the time we left, it began to rain, and the clouds hid the mountains. We are hoping to go back this week so we can see the Christmas village at night.

Friday, December 23, 2016


Here I am at work, bored. I have all my paperwork done. There are only a handful of students here on campus. I guess it bothers me because I think of stuff I could be getting done at home. On a positive note, at least I will have a few more boxes to put stuff in to get rid of. I think I would like to move in 2 years. I want a smaller house. I am thinking a rambler. No stairs sounds good to me. There are positives and negative to both,

Thursday, December 22, 2016


From time to time, I get tired of looking at crap that accumulates.
Yesterday morning, I emptied out my kitchen drawers. I reduced the amount of stuff by half. I also went through my cups, got rid of some of those too.
I went they my closet, Jason went through his. We have two black garbage bags of clothes to donate. My kids went thru their hackers, gloves and hats. I took a decent sized box to the DCFS office. They will be given to foster kids. I have a storage space under my stairs. I found a tote with tons of school supplies. The excess also went to DCFS. They were very appreciative. I work tomorrow, and am then off the next 3 days. My goal is to finish going through the items under that storage area.we are suppose to get hit with snow ( anywhere from 7-15 inches), I figure  this is a good time for this project. I just as if we have too much stuff. It felt good to get rid of what I did. I think that with some items, I will try to sell. If I can make some money off of it, that's better than nothing.