Sunday, April 29, 2012

What Next ?

We are just getting over the second warmest winter in history of record keeping. Guess what, the temps were in the 70's and 80's with high winds that were trying to blow everything over. In fact it did blow some things over. An example of this would be Semi Trucks on the interstate. I used to drive one for 50 years and it's no fun being blown around especially when your rig weighs 80,000 pounds. They call them 18 wheelers because they have 9 wheels on each side. Once in high winds my truck was blown up on the 9 outside wheels and then dropped back down after about 200 feet. This happen 3 times on that stretch of interstate 35 south of Clear Lake, Iowa. I can tell you it does make you wonder just what you're doing out there in the first place. Tonight is a fairly good night with light wind and steady rain and 47 degrees and it's the end of April. Whatever you're doing out there remember to, Keep the rubber side down and the shiney side up.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cold and Rainy

It is a cold 55 degree day today. It rained during the night and we got about another 1/2" of rain. They say the water levels in the aquafers are very low and we need all the rain we can get because we didn't get snow this winter. We got about 14" of snow compared to snow in the 40 inch range. If we don't get enough rain, the state could actually run out of water. I don't remember this ever happening before but it probably has. The farmers are very happy to see the rain. It is a little too early to plant yet even though they are getting overanxious too plant.

Monday, April 16, 2012


We have really had the severe weather pass by us this weekend. Two tornadoes hit in southern Iowa doing a great deal of damage. We have a good tornado shelter here in our trailer court but it is always crowded and people take their dogs and it is a nightmare. I would rather stay in my home and ride it out. I will do that. Luckily, they all went around us and went north but it is very cold, high winds and rain today.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Taco Tuesday

Every Tuesday at Taco Johns is Taco Tuesday when they have them for only 69 cents each. I have been going there for a long time on Tuesdays but lately my sister has decided to join me. She went shopping yesterday morning and I had an errand to run. However, we were both late and it was still lunch time so she met me there and we had a great Mexican lunch. They have a good Kum and Go gas station there too and my sister likes to fill up as their price is usually a bit lower than most others. It is a big truck stop too right off the Interstate. It was a beautiful sunny day but the wind almost knocked us off our feet.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

Went to church this morning and had a great breakfast. Then we went on in to the church service. Lots of music. My daughter and her friends came too. After church we went out to her acreage and had a great ham dinner. Had carrot cake for dessert. Also had a great visit with everyone. It was so windy it was really something out in the country.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring has Sprung

It is Spring at last. We had quite a bit of warm weather the last couple weeks but for the next week they are talking freeze warnings at night. One thing about it, I don't have any flowers to worry about. We are having the strongest winds ever though. It is hard to keep your balance when it is trying to blow you over. It is a beautiful sunny 45 degree day today though and supposed to get up to 60.