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Another Cup of Coffee Anyone?


This past week has been crazy busy at work. We’ve tried to get cars serviced and detailed for the car lot.

 I have drunk massive amounts of coffee this week just trying to stay on top of things. The above picture is a photo of a Caribou Coffee shop in St. Cloud, Minnesota I took and then used Photoshop to add the effect and the frame around the photo.

There are so many things I would like to with my free time but there just doesn’t seem to be any outside of work except for a few minutes in the morning before work or a few minutes before bed.

I’ve looked forward to spring this year so I could finally get outside and enjoy some warmer weather but tonight we are forecast to have one to three inches of snow once again and the ice is still on the lake. This is the latest the ice has gone off the lake since we moved here in 1992.

If I sound negative, I apologize,  it’s just exhaustion speaking but there are so many good things happening around me. My grandson is growing everyday and jabbering about everything in sight. My oldest son has lived at home for the past year saving for a down-payment for a home. Last week he made an offer on a home that was accepted and we are excited for this next phase in his life.

Our second son has been busy with the home he bought last year and we are gearing up to help him wire & insulate his garage so he can turn it into a workshop for his gunsmith sideline job. When he’s not working his day job or or as a gunsmith, he is working as a pitcrew member for a race team that will begin their touring season soon on weekends.

Our daughters are nearing the end of another year of college in the next two weeks so they are busy with final projects, papers and preparing for finals the first week of May. It is hard to believe that our oldest daughter only has one more year left in her special education degree and our youngest is already halfway through her early childhood education degree.

I hope to get some flying time in this next week as I celebrate my one year anniversary of earning my private pilot’s certificate. Hopefully the weather will cooperate 🙂


Can you believe this? April 16, 2011 and snow. The photo looks dark because it is dark and overcast this morning. We didn’t get 3 inches but we got an inch.


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Sleep Deprived and Wired


My day started at 2:30 am this morning.  I drove a friend to the airport at 3:30 am so she could fly out to visit her kids for Christmas.  It’s a two-hour drive to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport from our home.  I dropped her off at the airport at 5:30 this morning and started making my way back home before the snow storm was to begin at 9:00am.  My coffee consumption began at 3:00am and continued throughout the day.

On the way home from the airport I stopped about half-way home in St. Cloud to pick up a couple of Christmas gifts and to take my son’s jacket to the tailor to have the zipper fixed.  She fixed it while I waited and I was back on the road within 15 minutes.  Great service!  The snow began.

 I got sidetracked on my trip to the house and took this picture at a local tree farm.  I got home around 10:00am and planned on changing clothes and hitting my bed for a nap.  I met my husband on the road and he said he needed me at the shop ASAP because we had three car deals we had to write-up.  So much for my nap.  The coffee consumption continued. 

Lunchtime we drove to the next town nine miles to write-up one of the three car deals.  The gentleman asked if we could come to his home to write-up the papers because they were in the middle of funeral arrangements for his wife who died.  My heart goes out to his family. 

After writing up the car deal it was on the road again with a quick stop at our house before heading back to the St. Cloud area to pick up a car that was at the transportation lot.  My husband decided that we would pick up the car and then finish up the rest of the Christmas shopping. 

This is the picture I took from the passenger seat on the way to the transportation lot.  The snow was continuing in earnest as well as my coffee drinking.

Farther down the road the traffic came to a standstill as there were seven cars in the ditch and three tow trucks working on removing them.  We picked up our car from the transportation lot and took a different route than the freeway into St. Cloud.  We had to keep pulling over to clear our windshield of the ice and snow so we could see.  The wipers couldn’t keep up. 

We made a quick trip into the mall to get the last items we needed and then hit the road again for home.  Just before we left St. Cloud to head for home our daughter called to tell us that the freeway was closed due to two jack-knifed semis and that we should take the back roads home.   Our normal 45 minute drive home took an hour and 15 minutes.  I struggled to stay awake and continued drinking coffee. 

As I write this post it is now 10:30 pm.  My body is definitely ready for bed but I just can’t seem to shut the mind off.  The kids in town are hoping for a snow day tomorrow morning or at least a late start. 

The snow continues….That means a car lot to clear in the morning.


Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Holidays, Life Happens, Uncategorized


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