Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Colorado Snow?!?!?!

  OK so I think we brought a little Colorado weather with us!  We just got 7 inches of snow in March!  It is a good wet snow that wil really help with water levels and we had a blast playing in it...  Now I am not one for cold, but if it must be cold I want snow to go with it.  I love the snow.  I love to play in it sledding, building snowmen, and snow forts.  Never been much of a skier, I think it was always just too expensive a hobby for us.  I love the night sky when it's snowing, so bright and light out in the middle of the night.  Best of all the beauty of a fresh blanket of snow untouched that layers the earth like a blanket. 
Pictures never do it justice!    By the way, the ditch there is for plumbing to the trailer.  :)

 Well, I think we miss 4 wheeling the mountians a bit. Super D pulled the canoe like a sled but slid down the hill ito the trees.

While Super D unstuck the jeep, the girls and I made a massive snowball....
We actually made two, I'm sitting on one, but they were too heavy to stack.
Fluffy found a nice warm spot to cuddle up. Of course Sugar bug doesn't mind.
I swear my kids and husband are like Tim Taylor on the TV show Home Improvement "Arr Arr Arr More Power" :)

Who knew water toys could be so much fun in the snow too!

So much fun and beauty!  Now, I'm ready for warm weather and spring please!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Break

OK, so we took spring break a little early but it was nice.  We had the opportunity to go and meet my sister in Oklahoma and visit my mom and grandma all at once.  We were paying our repects to a dear family friend who passed away and while that was bitter the rest of the trip was sweet....

 Game Night!  We had fun playin Mexican Train Dominoes. 

 You can see it in Sugar bug's eyes..... "My hair is fine Grammy!"

We got to go to the Tulsa Zoo. We'll we tried to go on one day that was nice weather and beautiful. Same day the above picture was taken. But the line to get in was a mile long and we decided we didn't want to fight the crowds.  So we went the next day it was cloudy and chilly but not too cold to be misrible and nice because there were few people.  But I think the previous days crowds wore the animals out alot of them were sleeping but we still got to see alot of neat animals up close!

Yes, that is a camel and yes it has a saddle and harness so of course we have to ride!  It was very cool but as I was riding no one took pictures.  (although Aunt J bought some so I just have to wait to get my copy) 

Spring is in the air in Tulsa.  This tree was one of only a few I saw blooming.  But I love the promise of summer that it brings!

Isn't he magnificent. We even got to hear him roar! It was incredible.

This is what most of the animals looked like :) 

Sassafras walking with a sea lion.  So beautiful.

Grammy took this picture but we had entered the rainforest an the lens kept fogging up on her.  This was the best one.


My favorite!  Dogs, cats, chickens, bears, it doesn't matter Sugar Bug talks to them all. This was a grizzly and.....

Here's her with a polar bear at the denver zoo several years ago.  Just our little animal whisperer!

We had a great time just us girls.  Super D had to stay home and work. We are glad to be home and things are really picking up with the nice weather we have more often now...  I promise lots of new things to come!

Let me know... What do you want to know about our life?? What questions do you have?  I would love some input and ideas...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

270 Feet!

That is how deep our well is.  Our well is dug and we are one step closer to having our own water. This is a huge relief and we are excited about it.  We still have some work to do as we have to get a pump into the hole and have a way to power the pump.  All detail Super D is working out. 
Nevertheless, we had fun watching the well guys work and they must of though I was nuts as I took pictures of every phase of work. 
 Just set up the drill...This reminded me of my Dad who worked on oil rigs.  He would have loved to see all this!

 Drilling Begins

Here they put a flap over where the drill goes into the ground as lots of stuff was flying... Yes that's water!  This was early on.  We actually hit rock at 12 feet. (that's a good thing) and had good water at 70 feet.  But Missouri has a law that says you have to drill and case (steel tube down the hole) for 80 feet!  So because of a law we had to keep going and didn't hit enough water again until 270 feet.  Sadly that law cost us alot of money. 
The steel liner going in.
All that gravel is ground rock from the hole.  They made a little dam with it and put that pipe in to measure the flow of water.  It measured by how long it takes to fill the gallon jug.  We stopped drilling when we were getting 10 gallons a minute. 
All said and done this is our expensive but life giving hole in the ground.  Now how to get the water out of there and to where we want it???
That is a story for another day.  Any questions?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It's Today, It's Today, It's Today!

This is a well drilling truck! They have finally arrived.... through much waiting and searching we have them here. (we actually had to changed companies as the first guys were just taking too long)  Details to come but I was so excited I had to share! 

Oh, by the way we found the missing charger for the camera.   Have a great day friends! :)