Friday, June 08, 2012

Happy Father's Day! Summer's Almost Here!

Happy Father's Day coming up and Summer is just around the corner. With some of the temps we've had it seems like it's already arrived! The kids are out of school for the summer! We now how a senior in collage (who will probably go another year to get a teaching certificate), a senior in high school and a sophomore in high school. Man how time flies!!! We've been pretty busy around here so I haven't kept up with my blog like I should. Just to much to do. Out buying lots of 8-tracks (just put up a new list today so check it out - If you're not sure what to get dear ol' dad - we gift certificates and lots of tapes on sale! We went to Jefferson, TX last weekend. Lots of antique places to shop. I've talked about this place in previous blogs. It's about 3 1/2 hrs. away. We've gone before when a lot of the shops were closed and it was raining. We got a few cool things like bubble gum cigarettes for the kids (not really kids anymore, who am I kidding!) and some other fun candies. We bought a vintage window pane for one of our girls and a vintage camera for one of the others.

They were having a health fair and as we walked by (about lunch time) they invited us to have free hot dogs/sausage, chips and tea. You can't get to much healthier than that! I think they were hoping for someone to have a heart attack on the spot so they could treat them on the spot.

Dan is also working on the Amphicar (boat car) and the jukebox. Just ordered up a bunch of parts for both. There goes money for a tablet!

Sold Harold on Monday. Sorry to see him go. I hope the new owners treat him well. We're down to 7 (had to think about that for a minute).

Probably off to the car show here in a bit. Don't think we have anything really to take. Maybe the '65 Chevy Van?

Better get off here and get the house cleaned up before the weekend. Not sure what we're going to do this weekend, but I did get us tickets to see 1964 The Tribute (a Beatles Tribute band) for early August. We saw them last year and they were really good. We're taking some friends and our girls.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Spring! Updated List 04/18/12

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday!

The Easter Bunny visited us and our girls had a hunt around the house (21, 17 & 14). Some traditions just won't die! Then off to Easter service and home for a quick nap (didn't quite happen). Off to the mother-in-law's for Easter lunch. Lots of good food, as always, and family gathered around.

Injured my right arm helping my parents out a few months ago. My mom broke her ankle and they needed some help for a few days. Glad I was able to do it. Had an MRI last week and the doctor said yesterday that I had a small tear in my bicep and tendonitis in my elbow. He gave me some different drugs to try for the pain and said to come back in three months. He didn't feel like surgery was necessary, at least not at the moment.

This past weekend, Dan and I went with some friends to Fredericksburg (TX). The wife wanted to see some wild flowers so we went down the back roads and stopped at a couple of really nice areas with lots of pretty bluebonnets and other wild flowers.

We also stopped at Enchanted Rock, near Fredericksburg. I went here as a kid with my grandparents. The rock is huge (a little over a 1/2 mile up). When I went up as a kid, I got to the top, but never looked at the view. Since we were so close, we stopped and decided to make the trek. I told everyone that this was on my "bucket" list. It cost almost $25 to get all in which I thought was a little pricy.

From the entrance of the park, people at the top of the rock look like ants. Now I must say, I am afraid of heights! We've gone to Oklahoma and there is a place the kids like to go that has a house at the top of the hill and it's darn scary trying to make it up! I wanted to do it and off we all went. I did stop quite frequently, because I'm not quite as young as I was back then. Dan kept telling me that we didn't have to do it, but I said that I had to. We finally made it!!!! I enjoyed the beautiful view all around. From the top, there was a small plateau that you could go down on the back side of the rock. Going down it was easy, but then Dan reminded me I had to go back up! Talk about a workout! But now, I've done it and can mark that off of my list of things I need to do!

On our way home, we stopped at Wildseed Farms. It was raining a little, but it was a very cool place to visit. The had fields where they raise their own wild flowers, several stores where you could buy plants, seeds, taste and buy food. If you're ever in Fredericksburg area, you should stop and check it out.

Hope everyone has been safe from the tornadoes! We had several hit very close to us. One about a 1/2 mile from us and another down the street from our girls high school. Our middle daughter, who is a junior at the high school, was on her way home at lunch and saw one of the tornadoes. The youngest was still at the high school. It was a pretty wild day.

On a brighter note, we just put up a new list on the website so please check it out! We've got some box lots that need to go sooner, than later. One has almost all rock/pop and two others have mostly all country/western. Priced to move!

Have a great week and enjoy this beautiful weather!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Updated List 01/20/2012

Hope everyone has recovered from the holidays!

Sometimes I think you need a break from the break.

It's winter, but our temps today were in the 70's! It's supposed to cool down a little over the weekend and into next week (low to mid 60's). I guess we can't complain to much. Our oldest daughter's friend is up in MN and she said it was -2 today.

We'd love to hear from you as to what your weather is like where you live. If you want to send pics, that would be cool.

We put up a new list today so check it out. Since it's winter and you may be stuck inside due to weather, we've put some of our repair supplies on sale.

Stay warm!


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with Christmas and New Year's!

We enjoyed our time off to be with friends and family!!!!

Santa brought me a new telescope that is pretty nice. I'm enjoying looking at the moon and Jupiter. Will be checking out some of the of the other coolness of the night sky. I'm thinking of getting a few more filters and other items to help me take pictures of the night sky. My parents gave me a gift card for time at a website that allows you to look at the night sky through some powerful telescopes around the world - Pretty cool!

We have put up a new list up today so be sure to check it out. or our mobile site -

Let us know what cool toys you got for Christmas!

We're looking forward to another great year and wish you all the best for the same!

Kathy & Dan