Thursday, February 23, 2012


Except fpr a few years here and there I've lived in Iowa all my life of 75 years. This winter has been the strangest one I have ever seen to say the least. It's the end of Fedruary and temps have been in the 30's and 40's all month.I'm used to low teens or single digets like they say. Even below zero isn't out of the question for this time of year. I totally haven't got a clue as to what I'm supposed to be thinking right now except this is really weird for weather in February. They say this year is the second warmest in recorded history but the first one had to have been many many years ago because I don't remember it. OH WELL, that's life, go figure.

Monday, February 20, 2012

New Home

My nephew and family moved to a new city and bought a new house. He got a new job that he likes better than his old one. He has to travel quite a bit right now but he's hoping that will slow down in the next 6 months. They really love their new home and it has a full finished basement that is really nice. Here is a picture of it. I haven't been down there to see it yet, but maybe one of these days.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Funny Winter

The TV says that we are having the second warmest winter on record this year. It's realy strange to have temperatures in the 40's in the middle of February. Usually this time of year it's a lot closer to zero than 40. We did have a little cold weather but only lasted a week or two. Having lived in California for a few years I've experienced warm winters but I don't expect them here. If it wasn't for the ice on the lake you would really have to wonder what time of year it is. Hey don't get me wrong I'll take this kind of winter every year if I can get it.

TV any night

Thanks for the article from Isaiah Gaines

We have had Directv at my parents house for a while now. We first got it set up when I was in middle school. After that, my life changed! Before that, we only had a few channels. There was very little on TV on the regular basis, especially with so few channels. It always seemed like half of them were fuzzy, too, which drove me crazy. The best days for TV were always Saturdays before we had DirecTV installed at the house. They play a group of cartoon shows for younger kids that do not come on the rest of the week. I always loved watching those shows. Once we got our new TV service installed, there was hardly ever a day there was not something to watch. Not only could I watch cartoons and shows almost any day of the week, I even got to watch movies on certain channels that play older movies a lot. That was the best upgrade in my opinion. My sister was pretty excited for her shows that had music videos in them. Either way, it was a big upgrade to watch TV any night of the week.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Moving Snow

We had just enough snow on Monday so that we had to move the snow from the storage units yesterday. It has been a very good winter with very little snow. That doesn't make for good income moving snow though. I know other people who make their living clearing the snow and it really hurts them bad. As for me, it helps on my limited income but I don't have to depend on it for all my living which is very good. Next year I bet it will be the opposite and we will have snow to spare.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Winter? Where?

Right now in northern Iowa we'ra going through one of the wildest winters that we have ever had. Temps in the 30's and 40's with no or very little snow. Usually by now it's been below zero and snow up to your butt. All of the big snow storms have gone above or below us and that ain't bad. The energy bills aren't a lot more than summertime bills. Light jackets or sweatshirts are all you need outside to stay warm. It's really something to experience that I've never seen before and I'm 75 years old. Like they say, I like it, I love it, I want more of it.