TIMBER!!

Actually it wasn’t nearly as dramatic (or as quick) as that, but the tree is down. Kaleb Locke, a young man who plays guitar in the praise band at our church, came yesterday and took down the offending tree in Tim and Heidi’s back yard. I don’t do well with heights and I happened to be outside to watch him jump from one branch high in the air above the house to another. No Tarzan yell, but it was pretty impressive. LeRoy was on the roof to help.

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All that is left now is a pile of big logs in the back yard and a bunch of leafy branches in the front. At least now a gust won’t be blowing the tree into the house and we are thankful for that.

I spent a lot of time this week trying to get my new laptop to communicate with our old printer via the new wireless hotspot. Too many new gadgets all at once is a lot of learning for someone who started on computers when there was no such thing as a hard drive! Let me just say that online HP tech support did a great job of answering my questions while I’m trying to learn to navigate Windows 8 operating system. LeRoy’s Chromebook runs on a different system altogether so we’re kind of the blind leading the blind when there’s a problem with either one.

This has been a monumental couple of days for our youngest granddaughter, Jadelyn. Friday she had several inches of hair to donate for wigs for children who are losing their hair due to illness. After the haircut, she and her mom went to dinner without Ben and Bailey. Then Saturday was her 10th birthday and her daddy took her out to a movie, just the two of them. As if that wasn’t enough, they had a party for her and her grandparents today after lunch, complete with cake and ice cream. She had only asked for one thing for her birthday and she got it, so I think she was happy.

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Last night we hosted some winter friends on their way from Indiana to Arizona and had a great time. We met Jerry Swango several years ago in the hot tub at Desert Trails RV Park. He and his wife Irene and their dog Hardy parked out front and we went out to dinner before coming home to visit. That’s a chicken fried steak at Cy’s Hoof and Horn Supper Club in Sedgwick!

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They left this morning trying to get out in front of the cold weather the weathermen keep predicting for this week. We’ll be following them in just a couple of weeks but we may have to endure a little cold before we go. It will just make us appreciate Tucson more!

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