Friday, March 27, 2015

Happy 50th

Happy 50th Anniversary
to my wonderful parents!

What a blessing you have been to our lives!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Home Sweet Home

We are finally home!

Boy oh boy does it feel good too!

I would have to say this was one of the most challenging pipeline
trips we have made to date.

Mainly because we had the little
pipeliner for the whole trip.

I think he will be a future operator!

We started out with lots and lots of snow on the ground,
plus a few days of below zero temps!

A move from one hotel floor to another, 
and then a move to another hotel all together a few miles away.

We went from winter coats, boots and gloves;

to warmer temps with lots of melting snow

The last week of our trip was the week of mud!

Grandma knows you can't keep a little boy and
his cars out of the mud!

Lets just say it was days filled with getting our clothes
changed a few times,
and lots of baths!

But we all survived!

I wonder if little man will even remember the months
spent out of town with grandma and gramps?

When we left home the ground was covered in snow.

Upon returning everything has melted
leaving behind piles of rocks deposited by the snowplow.

The dirt from new water line that we ran late last fall has settled.

Plenty of bare spots where the sod was scraped off for the
new shed in need of grass seeding.

Plenty of spring projects for sure!

But this morning all the reminders of work were covered in
white again.

For now, I think I will just sit back, relax and watch the snow melt
while enjoying my


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Still on the job

I am still on the road with the pipeliner
in Eastern Michigan.

The grandson is also still with us.

It is not always easy keeping him entertained in 
a hotel room.

We spend a lot of time building great castles.

The weekend his mommy came for a visit
we decided it was time for a haircut!

Lets just say it was quite the battle!
Not the best haircut,
but grandma still thinks he is cute!

The big excitement was changing rooms.
We moved from a chilly first floor room,
to a sun filled second floor.

I put little man in his buggy, then on the cart,
Everything got packed around him.
We made 4 or 5 trips up and down the elevator,
but we got it all moved.

He thought it was quite the adventure!

We did make a quick trip home over the past weekend.

It was nice just to sit,
look out the window and enjoy the country views.

The pipeliner says its nice to go home
and realize what you are working so hard for!

When we got back to Michigan we changed hotels.
This time I had the pipeliner to help!
The little man just takes everything in stride.

As long as he has his fire trucks 
he is happy!

I brought back my quilting supplies.
I am still working on my flower garden quilt.

I am hoping to be back home for good by the end of the month.
 It sure is hard to be gone so long this time!

One strange thing I have found in north east Michigan
that makes me really happy,

a never, ending supply of sushi!

Who would have thought?

I guess I will spend the next couple of weeks thumbing
through my gardening catalogs.
There are so many new things I want to plant!

Spring is only a couple of weeks away!
Well at least thats what the calendar says!

Stay warm friends!