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

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

a long overdue update!

No, South Dakota hasn't frozen over taking us into the ice age. :-) Matter of fact February was quite pleasant with very little snow and decent temperatures. March, so far, has "come in like a Lion" and I mean a REAL LION!

We found these Mountain Lion tracks in our driveway one morning a few days ago as we headed out for work. Then Monday evening the snow machine churned up and we got about 3" of fresh snow. When I looked out the living room Wednesday morning I saw some more fresh tracks that were not there the day before.

These tracks are right next to our bedroom window. YIKES! Look closely at the photo and you can see where his/her tail was dragging in the snow. Guess we wont have to worry about mice! :-)

We are getting more and more comfortable in "R" house.

We found the letter at a craft store in Rapid City and it was on sale, looks pretty good dontcha think? We are slowly decorating the inside as well. We have added some family photos and some of our friends/co-workers have given us items as house warming gifts. :-)
We are both looking forward to being able to sit on our deck and watch the sun set over the mountains. We do have a lot of Deer in our neighborhood and there are routinely 3-5 in our yard every morning and again in the evening. Rudee calls them her "Deer Babies" but unfortunately they are probably the reason the Mountain Lion keeps coming around.

Work has been fairly busy, especially on the week ends. I have been keeping busy writing a training program for our seasonal employees to help them get acquainted with the job. I have also been involved with expanding their safety and security program. Both of us are looking forward to next month when the work campers start filtering in. We have some returnees as well as lots of new folks to get acquainted with and of course once the work campers arrive summer is not far behind! :-) I'll keep you posted.