Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Good Morning from South Texas, 13 miles from the Rio Grande river and the Mexican border. Today has started out cold, overcast, windy, and basically gloomy. Even the sun was having a problem peeking through.

The vehicle traffic is up and down but averaging about 75 a day. There has been a lot of time for me to mope around and be bored. It's a good thing that I have recently taken up 'reading' fiction books. My daughters bought me a Nook for Christmas and I am loving it. So far I have managed to read through some Tom Clancy, a lot of W.E.B. Griffin, and now am on 3rd book from Vince Flynn.

Sunday, January 15, 2012
A couple of nights ago, the ranch owner came down and walked into the 'bush' about 125 yds. from the gate and 10 minutes later he took down a nice 10-point buck. He took it back to his ranch house, skinned it, and brought back some nice tenderloins for us to BBQ.

This is Mr. S. tending to the delicious steaks and Jenn (my helping relief guard) helping him by fanning some air into the coals.

Friday, January 13, 2012
This past Friday we were blessed with a new granddaughter. Her name is Kayla Rose and she was 7-1/2 lbs. and 19" long. Mom had to have a C-section and everything went very well. Momma and baby are back home now. This is my DW (grammy) holding Kayla when she was only 10 minutes old. Donna has been with Kim and family since ?? and I am sure missing her but she won't be back with me until the 28th. Miss you Boo...143.

This is a family picture of Julius, Kimberly, Evelyn, and newborn Kayla on Saturday. Everyone is doing well.

Well, that's about it from here, for now. I hope that you all have a wonderful day and that God is blessing you daily.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012

Wow! We got a great New Year's Surprise when our daughter Jennifer braved the roads on Friday and came to see us at the ranch site. Tom was totally speachless when he saw her at the gate.  She said he was just staring and then shaking his head to stare some more.  I was sleeping so they had a nice visit till it was time to wake me.  She came in the room and rubbed my feet to wake me up, but when she spoke and I heard her voice I was like a Jack-in-the-Box and came up out of the bed so fast. 

The hardest part of this job is being away from our children and grandchildren.  We have always been a close family and missing the holidays with them was tough.  Having Jennifer here for a couple of days has been wonderful. She is going home today, time to get back in the grind, but God bless her for her visit and protect her on the way home.

It has been very slow at the gate over the holidays and we have enjoyed the respite.  I believe it will pick up now that everyone is back to work. We will see.

Tom and I wish you all the Happiest of New Years and blessings in the months to come.