Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I work at a facility that has suites for people over 62 years old and are retired. About once a year if not every other year the board holds an open house. There has been a lot of sprucing up going on. Also, some remodeling in areas that have needed updating for some time now. It is so fun to see the changes and how nice these remodeled rooms are going to look. I have been involved in some of the sprucing up. I with some occasional help have painted around the outside of several windows and plan to do some painting on the garages. I also have to paint the lines in the parking areas. It's kept me busy but it sure feels good to see the final project. It makes everything looks so fresh and new.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Vacation Time

I am so ready for another vacation. I seriously could be on vacation every other month if we could afford it and if we could take time off from work that often. I guess it is so nice to just get away from home and forget everything about life and just relax. I am hoping to get time like that in the near future sometime but we will see. Even having a week off and being home can be pretty nice. I would choose the first one over the latter one but time will tell.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

American Pickers

American Pickers is one of my favorite shows. I love Mike and Frank. They are humorous and entertaining. The best part is that they are from Iowa! I enjoy how they free style looking for properties where they can find some great antiques. They really have a good eye for that. I would love to visit their stores sometime. They have one in Iowa and a new one in Nashville. It would be great to meet them too.

Fire Hoses

We can be so thankful for every fire department that is available in each town. They are there to put out some pretty bad fires when need be. It's so good to know we can rely on our firefighters when we need them. When you see them fighting fires you will see them using heavy fire hoses. These fire hoses have to be quite durable to with stand the use they put them through. Thank goodness for quality equipment.

Monday, August 13, 2012


My husband and I went to the state fair last Thursday. It was an absolute gorgeous day and because of that there were so many people attending. I don't think I have ever seen that many people there. We enjoyed ourselves very much and ate our share of fair food. One of my favorite things to do is to walk through the animal barns. There we saw a huge elk and it had a huge rack of antlers on his head. He was so beautiful. It was a great day!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Student Loans

Both of our sons are college graduates with bachelor degrees and they have been struggling for several months now to find a descent paying job or should I just say a job. It's very frustrating and it's getting scary. They have student loans that are due and some coming due. It's sad because they worked so hard at earning their degrees and finding that most places want experience or they are over qualified. It makes no sense and I am getting upset about it. There is something wrong with our country when kids feel they need to continue their education, go way into debt for it and then have no success in finding the right job. Thankfully we are Christians and we lean on our Lord Jesus Christ to help us through.