"if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room"

Monday, October 7, 2013

got out in the nick of time!

We have been trying to keep in contact with some of our co-workers still in South Dakota. The winds they were predicting for last Monday arrived and the gusts were 50+ mph. At least one of the rigs at our old campground had the slide out awnings torn off by the wind and anything outside that was not nailed down got blown away. Thursday evening the snow started. They were predicting 6"-10" but got over 2 feet! The wind continued and they have had to deal with large drifts as well as power outages. Looks like we left at the right time! Here are a couple of photos one my full time co-workers sent me of her backyard.

We are parked in our daughters driveway and have been doing a lot of catching up the last several days. Thursday we went to Wal Mart and bought a basketball goal for our grand kids and I spent most of the after noon putting it together. I finished it just in time and they had a lot of fun breaking it in! :-)

Friday was spent with our son. We took him out for lunch at Steak and Shake and spent a great afternoon enjoying his company.
Saturday we joined several of our motorcycle buddies and took a ride down to Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The weather didn't cooperate very well and it rained most of the trip but we had a good time in spite of the weather.
I have a few projects in the works that I will be starting work on so stay tuned. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Man when the end of Sept rolls around, it sure is time to head south from most of those high up northern places. You would be really slowed down if you were still there!

  2. Wow, we heard about the snowstorm in SD and WY.

  3. Wow! We were there just at the right time...between the hail and the snow! It was great to meet you and Rudee!

  4. We couldn't believe how fast winter came to South Dakota. Good thing you did leave when you did!

  5. Whew! That was a close one for you. Happy to hear you're somewhere the snow is not. The grandkids can be your rays of sunshine.