Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Do!!

I waited all through the one hundred teens before I cut my hair, just in time for a cold front to come in.  I like it though. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Courthouse Entrance

The courthouse is undergoing some repairs.  New roof, cleaning of the outside, and more things that have been needed for a while.  Nothing on the inside now.  Have to  waterproof before we can do anything to the inside.  This has caused some differences in the way we carry on business. 

Every day we play musical doors.  Which door can we enter or exit?  Sometimes it changes from morning to noon to quitting time.  At least we are getting our exercise.

If the door is not an option, try this lift and enter through the windows.  Or if you are really daring, try the lift to the roof.

The last two really aren't options.  Just trying to be funny.  Don't be thinking any of us would do that.  We don't love to work that much!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Enter New Lifestyle

Open the door and come on in!  I've been gone a while but have missed being here.  A lot has happened since I was on here last.  Some good things have happened, some bad, some sad, but things nonetheless.

It's been a record setting year here as far as temperatures.  One hundred teens for weeks on end.  No rain.  Everything is drying up and burning up.  We received 1/4 of an inch of rain early Saturday morning.  It's a start!

This summer started off with health issues...Behm's.  Carotid surgery and doctor's visits and lifestyle changes for both of us.  Quit smoking...good thing...bad attitude (mine).  Quit frying foods...good thing...bad attitude (Behm).  I've read more labels than I ever have in my life and always looking for recipes for chicken and fish.

I love fish.  Fried fish that is.  I am still struggling with baked.  Behm has never been a fan of fish, but we're both trying to learn to enjoy it.  Right now I'm just choking it down.

The doctor said if it flies or swims it's good to eat.  Behm said cattle swim and pigs fly, but I don't think that's what he meant.  We still have beef at least once a week, after all we do raise cattle for part of our living.

If you have any help for fried food withdrawal, please comment.  I need all the help I can get!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Jack County Fire

Just a few pictures of the horrible fire Friday.  The first one was leaving Mama & Daddy's at 1:00.  The others were shortly afterward.  It was a scary afternoon.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

True Story

During this last week we had a lot of ice and snow.  4 days of the Courthouse & schools being closed is very unusual for this part of the world.  Snow drifts made traveling on country roads almost impossible.

A county road worker was using a backhoe to remove the drifts to make the roads passable and found a pickup stuck in the road.  There was no one around it.  He decided to go on down the road, instead of backing up.  When he topped the hill he found an elderly man sitting in the road.  He got him in the backhoe to help warm him.  He had on a windbreaker with no lining.  He said he thought he was going to die.  He knew he couldn't walk any further, couldn't get his pickup out, and probably no one would come down the road to help him.

God sent an angel to that little man that day.

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Reason

Before Christmas, Mama was telling me about when I was little and pinched my finger in something and she had to take me to the doctor in Jacksboro to get it lanced a couple of times before it healed.  Christmas Eve I asked what I was doing to get it pinched.  Daddy had the car jacked up to change a tire and I put my finger in the jack for some unknown reason.  We were laughing about it and Sass said she couldn't believe Daddy would let me around when he was doing that.

I was brilliant child.  I threw a piece of metal in the landed on my head.  I climbed the windmill tower when I was first walking...Mama had to climb up & get me down.  The bottom rung was removed.  I stuck my head in a gate pretending to be in jail...couldn't get my head out until they bent the pipes to get me out.  I was breaking Coke bottles and cut my finger badly...still have a L shaped scar to remind me.

Now we know the reason Daddy has always been overly cautious about telling us not to do don't stick your finger in a jack, don't walk with your hands in your pockets when it's icy, etc. He learned with me he had to tell me things not to do or I wouldn't have survived.

I've almost made it to 57!  Thanks Daddy!

Friday, January 21, 2011


These are cows.  When I talk about cows, I know they are not all cows.  There are bulls and calves too, but I always say cows.

The other day when I went with Behm to feed cows, I asked him if those were our cows on the other side of the fence.  He looked and told me I needed glasses.  They were horses!  Guess it's time to go change the prescription to my glasses.  I might not can tell from a distance if they are bulls or cows, but I should be able to tell the difference between cows & horses!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Superstitions or How to Win at the Casino

People watching can be a fun experience, especially at a casino!  Most have their own superstitions and tricks to try to win at the slot machine.  They include rubbing or tapping the screen, hitting the buttons a certain number of times, and then there are the others. 
There is the writer.  One guy writes on the screen each time after he spins.  I still haven't figured out what he is writing, but he takes great pains in writing whatever it is.

Next is the Sneaker.  One lady walks away from the machine, turns, jumps back & hits the button.  I guess she's sneaking up on it.

My favorite one is the guy who plays the "Lucky Ducky".  After he hits the button, he quacks at the machine!

What tricks do I use you ask?  I do rub the screen when it spins and have even played "Duck Duck Goose" with the Lucky Ducky.  Do any of these help me to win?  Not yet, but I just haven't found the right combination.  Maybe I need to try the sneak attack, then quack, & finally write on the screen at the same time. 

With my luck, I would win the Big Jackpot at the time they were hauling me away in a strait-jacket!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Wish I had bought these last year at an auction.  They might have helped organize my store.  Probably would be better to just get rid of everything instead of trying to find new things to add to the already uncontrollable treasures.

I try to watch "Hoarders" to get inspired, but so far can't seem to get it together.  I only have 360 more days to try to get organized this year.  Impossible!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

No More Holidays

Back to work today after holiday.  I feel like I need to just go stand in the corner and hit my head against this rock wall.  Probably would be as productive as anything else I will do today!  Starting this year off with a great attitude!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Last year I attended several funerals.  Some were family, some friends, some old, some young.   At one of these, a message was told that struck me deeply and continues to this day in my thoughts.  A simple thing that most people probably know, but I had never even considered.  The message was:

"You are God's gift to the world.  You have an effect on different people throughout the world by your actions and deeds."

Wow!! The Whole World!!  I always thought of being a gift to your parents and grandparents, but had never considered that the world would be affected by me.  Simple minded me, I know. 

From this seed, I hope this year I grow to be a better gift to the world.  Be kinder, more patient, more caring, more giving.

Happy New Year Everyone!! I love you!