Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time where ever you are and how ever you celebrate.

Wanted to share what the lights on our windmill look like so shot this video the other night. (Please ignore my goofy sounding voice.) The windmill is about 35" tall to give you an idea of the size. John extends the base of the windmill with boards and attaches the strings of lights to ropes then uses bungee cords to attach them to the top of the windmill and to the nails in the boards at the bottom. The lights really show up a long distance away along the highway. The lights are on a timer switch so they come on at 5 pm until 1 am then come on again at 5 am until 8 am. so a lot of people see them going to and from work. We didn't get the lights up until last Friday and have had people asking if we were going to do it this year and that they missed seeing them.

We are in the midst of a nasty winter storm here this week. One of my brothers flew into Kansas City then drove to our house on Tuesday and intended to drive to central Nebraska on Wed. to see my mother, brother and another sister. Because of all the ice and nasty weather he has stayed here. Today it is blowing snow and there is still patchy ice on the highway. We are lucky to get such a nice visit from him but my Mother is anxious to see him too. Maybe he will drive out to our mom's tomorrow but it all depends on the weather. Think it still may be bad tomorrow too so he may be here another day.

It is a good thing he doesn't have to fly back until Tuesday so will make it out there to see the rest of the family I'm sure. John and I will try to go out Monday to see everyone since tomorrow will be not good with making sure the cattle are ok, etc. Our kids should arrive Sat. night and will stay over through Sunday. Can't wait to see them all.

Sorry I tend to ramble on......Until Later,


Elaine Adair said...

LOVE your voice with the Christmas Decorations. We missed out on the first storm - only wind and cold, but another one is on it's way with much colder and much windier. Me and DH are safe and warm - no place to go, thankfully. Stay safe and warm. Merry Christmas!

pandersen said...

[chorus] The Christmas Monkey comes once a year; he visits the farmsteads and brings us good cheer. The Christmas Monkey comes once a year; it's easy to tell when he has been here.

I can't remember the verses right now but it's a cute little song... with lights on windmills and cows and so on.

Geta Grama said...

How beautiful lights !
I am glad to hear your voice !

Have a wonderful New Year !


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