Well, hello! How have you been? Come on over here in the shade and sit down. Want a cup of coffee?
Did I tell you about Bubba? He got his stencil at work the other day!! Well, it's a big deal. You see as a helper he has been able to weld on structures and pipes that wouldn't have product moving through them. But the other day, after looking over some of his welds, his supervisor and one of the welders bestowed upon him his own stencil! This means that now he can weld pipe with product or that product will move through. See each welder must stencil his welds so that if there is any leak they know who did it. Your stencil is your mark of quality assurance. You're saying when you put on your stencil that you guaranteeing this weld not to leak. It's proof he's good at the craft he is learning. One more step toward being a real welder.
And Bug? Oh, she's something! Little stinker made a 100 on her reading TAKS test!! Took her math TAKS last week. Judging from the work she's been bringing home I expect her to do well on it also. She's been playing with her miniature goat, Rosabell. And now she has a rabbit! It's 4-6 weeks old. White with black markings. She's named it Pocket. That's because the woman who raises the rabbits had found it pushed out of the nest. When the rabbits do that they are singling them out to die. So the lady picked it up and put it in her pocket. Walked around with it about a day. Then placed it back in with the others and the mama took it.
Prissy? Well, Bug's little filly will be a year old at the end of June. She's something else! I need to get Bubba to make a new picture of her. Hannah pets and rubs her all the time. Her Dad and Uncle Ricky worked her with a rope halter/lead in the pen last week. She did real good. Just needs some more of that.
Blaze, the poor mare who lost a colt about a year ago, is due to have one any time now. I hope things go better for her. And Pete's done bred Emmy, Prissy's mom, again. He says these two are to sell. I'm gonna hold him to that! He brought the neighbors boar hog down to breed our sow. So hopefully, we'll be piggy before long. The hens are laying well. Don't let me forget to fix you up a carton of eggs before you leave.
And Pete can dig you up a mess of new potatoes too! They are so pretty! We have don't have anything else really coming in yet. Although Pete did get a zucchini I'm going to cook to go with the lasagna leftovers tonight.
No, we still haven't gotten him into Galveston for that MRI yet. Seems we can't get any help any where. If we get that money the government is supposed to be sending, I suppose we'll send him down there with that. He's so miserable and so tired of being miserable!
Yes, you don't realize how blessed we are to be here until you get away from here. I work in Beaumont. Always the background noise. Up here, just the breeze in the trees, birds, crickets, frogs. I hope it stays that way a long time yet.
Do you remember Hee Haw? How they'd have a segment each week where they picked a town and saluted it? Well, I am ever amazed at the many places in the world that stop by Caneyhead to visit when I check my sitemeter. I believe I'm going to start ending each post with a salute to one of them.
Now, tell me what's been going on around your house. How are you and yours? Ready for more coffee?
Jakarta, Jawa Barat Indonesia 10,274 miles from Caneyhead........SALUTE!!
Recommended reading: Scars of Hurt and Resentment . From April 2005.