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  1. The Front Porch

    Robberies are always fun but alot of work. Had the farrier out this morning & boy was he a Chatty Charlie today. So figuring as Im at the house might as well work on cleaning out some more. Already got some bags ready for donation & others for trash. Gonna have to get a bunch of storage totes to being boxing up keepable items. I just dread having to clean out the downstairs as it is a huge mess. On the bright side of the day it is really nice & sunny.
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    QB, is there a spot at the robbery sight that your girl can hide with the one of the ponies? If you let customers off the train to see/pet the horses it would be perfect & they would LOVE the pony. PD, the costume will get done & pics will be posted. Just that one tries to have good intentions but then they flush away.
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    I could go for a morning nap. Course morning nap just means going right back to bed after getting ready for the day. So this year I started working on Shortmans costume rather early so I wouldn't be rushing at getting it done. Well what a surprise I don't even have half of it ready. Time to buckle down as the Halloween party is next Saturday. No time crunching at all in this world.
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    Heidi, thanks for taking us along on your trip. To bad your walking tour got cancelled as that would have been neat to go on. As you said, next time. Going to guess that the fall colors were perfect during your visit?
  5. OMG lookie lookie

    You couldn't have picked a better career for yourself.
  6. OMG lookie lookie

    Good for you. You worked very hard to accomplish getting your GED, now you can move forward to achieving your next goal.
  7. Whats Your Daytime High???

    Oh how I love to bring up this subject. Lest see who can beat this. Today our daytime highest temp was....(drum roll).......40 DEGREES!! No snow as it is ten degrees to warm for that.
  8. Whats Your Daytime High???

    There was a light blanket on the lawn this morning. It is actually nice out & agree the sun makes a world of difference.
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    QB, did you area know the storm was coming their way or they just didn't expect to get hit as bad? Love the show pics. I always love how minis have the look of "Well if I have to then I guess why not" look. Was really good of your landlord to go along for the ride & show. That pic of him leading is just to cute.
  10. Whats Your Daytime High???

    Snow boots??? Jubal you are in need of rubber boots. Couple winter ago I bought a pair of 1200 thinsulate Rockies, those babies really keep your feet warm.
  11. Whats Your Daytime High???

    It's been snowing about the past hour here. Luckily it is to warm for it to stick.
  12. Whats Your Daytime High???

    Hahahah.....you know it is just all in fun. You also know had you walked into my office I'd probably say the same dang thing if not something with else, give a good laugh & a hug hello. My hubby said if you want a really good laugh or are really board. Read the personal ads on Craig's List. Yesterday turned out to be a nice day temp wise & this morning is starting out the same. Falls colors are just hanging on, but they aren't going to last much longer.
  13. Whats Your Daytime High???

    PD, the ponies will help keep you warm with chores this winter. Oh wait for that to happen you can't use the tractor. No roof dusting this morning but the wind is a blowing good. Had to get out the magic stretchie gloves & a light cap to take the dog out.
  14. Whats Your Daytime High???

    Coffee doesn't warm or keep you warm like a hot toddie does.
  15. Whats Your Daytime High???

    Last two morning there has been flurries & dusting snow on roofs. Jubal, nice thing with going outside in the morning with those temps is you save on having to buy coffee to wake up.
  16. Prayers Please

    Pink, that is fantastic about your mom.
  17. The Front Porch

    When doing something like shows all the time there has to be an event to remember or you'll forget it. We used to do special excursion trains all over Wisconsin. Most I don't even remember but the one that something memorable happens you don't forget. QB the girls will do fine at the show.
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    LC the floor is a free floating laminate made by Mohawk. I absolutely love the color. We use the pine tongue & grove a lot. Its perfect for covering bad walls. Our depot interior is all pine & we even put it up in railcars. The customer really like it. Jubal Shortman believes the spaces should all be his. As for the indoor sand box we have had one in some form or fashion for a good 5yrs. He learned years ago to keep it in the box or else the box goes away. So today we bought a new sofa & recliners. It has a bear, canoe, fish design with a rustic red in the coloring. They will be delivered tomorrow morning. Then this after noon I bought a 6x9 area rug in red that should go great with the furniture. Also got two 40x27 shelving units to go under the windows. These were ordered on Overstock. First time I've bought from them so fingers crossed its a good experience. Been on Wayfairs site but they don't seem to have what I care for. After school we went to the farm to bring some things into town. Took prints I believe that will work in some spaces. We have a glass matted white tail print that I've always wanted to hang in a window. Sadly it is a tad to big for the window I had in mind. So found a wall it would look nice on. He baby didn't seem to happy when a came to fond art work laying against walls.
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    The living quarters were a mess when we came in. Last winter we did a huge amount of work. From building walls, covering walls, putting in an additional bathroom. The space was overhauled & made to be a better design. First pic is of Shortmans room. It is a littler smaller than what was at the farm but we are good at organizing. Next three are of the living room. To make it warmer & not have to deal with drywall we put up the pine, covered the fireplace, put in an electric fire (I absolutely love it) built the alcove & painted. Still have trimming to do & poly the pine on the fireplace. Hubby brought in the coffee table from the farm. It looks so small in the huge room. Then there is the kitchen. It still needs to get put back together. It also has the fireplace that must have had a grill at one time. We ran out of energy & just didn't want to deal with it. So it was left as it. Sixth pic is the third bedroom we built. It is the train layout room. As you can see Shortman is a very industrial kid & the layout is not big enough for a railyard. Oh & a play pool makes for a perfect indoor sand box. If you have kids or a daycare this is the best thing a parent can do to keep kids busy. The flooring we had installed I am in absolute love with it. I find myself constantly looking at it & I've yet to get it mopped.
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    Oh he loves it. He is an organizer & I think half the fun for him is getting everything in its place. I'll take a pic of it for you.
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    Gads he had it out for all electrical. Sucks losing phone/internet as it seems to take forever for the repairs to get done. Its a dank piddly day here. Our trees are now changing color & my guess is this will probably be peak week for fall colors. Shortman got moved into his new room yesterday. So today he has to finish putting his stuff away. I'll be working on getting our room cleaned so we can get moved into the bedroom. At some point hubby will come in from the depot so we can go furniture shopping. I am already tired just thinking about it.
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    QB what a poopy day. That just totally sucks about the window. LC, I sure do miss having a bunbun running around. They are fun pets but they can be very very naughty.
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    Heidi, I really like your sign & wreath We are waiting for the guests to leave for the train so we can go buy pumpkins at the wagon next door. Shortman is just itching for Stewart to come out of his storage for the year.
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    The overtime is much easier when it is just yourself. PD, when I was working in the office at the depot most days were 8-5 or 8-6;30 M-S with Sunday off. If all was quiet a couple days in the week we would go home after picking up Shortman from school. Now at the motel I make sure to be up working at 6;30am get kiddo to school & get back ready to hit the floor 8am. Rooms have to be done by 3pm then check in guest. Once they are in then spend some time with Shortman, work on laundry, figure out dinner, kiddo to bed, then more laundry. Do my best to get everything locked up by 10pm so I can go to bed to start all over. As for day off usually we will go do something late afternoon Sunday.