Sunday, April 3, 2011

This weekend has been busy. Thursday night I started a job that I didn't realize was going to take as much time or effort. When we built our well pump system we were going to water our lawns with well water. Unfortunately the deep well pumps lots of black sand and it would ruin sprinklers in short order. We later dug a shallow well and pump from it. However the two systems tied together in the well house. Last winter one of the ball valves started leaking. So I tore everything apart and installed a gate valve in the main line that used to go to the sprinkler system and didn't bother to hook up everything else. Fast forward to spring and we are going to need to water lawns in the not to distant future. So I started to dig down outside to fix and re plum the system. I forgot that it was 4 feet deep. Luckily Kevin at work as able to call his dad and arrange to borrow this little backhoe. It sure help with the digging part and I was able to get everything fixed Saturday afternoon. This week I also planted some pasture, mowed the lawns and planted some garden. Sunday afternoon when conference was over we drove up to lake owyhee to see the water go over the glory hole spillway. The river is running about 12,000 cubic feet per second and has flooded some low fields and closed overstreet road. The last time water was spilled over the glory hole I think was 2005. A lot of other people had the same idea. We met a lot of people from Nyssa and Ontario.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I know it's been a while. I have been home today with a cold and decided I had to do something to keep from going crazy with sitting on the couch and watching tv.

David has been out a year this week. The time has gone by so fast. He is doing good and loving his mission. He is still in Woodsetton witch is south of Burning ham.

At home here we have just been doing spring projects when the rain has held off long enough to do something. I picked up a trailer of compost and worked on the raised bed last Sat. I planted one bed with the cool weather crops. I cleaned out the front flower beds and tilled up the ground out in front where you pull in into the driveway so I could level it out and plant some more lawn. Now it is a big mudhole. I won't try to plant it all at once. I probably will do half this spring and the other half this fall. I still need to cut down the two popular trees on the west side of the house and replant with some trees that are not going to send roots all over the top of the lawn.

Good news, I finally found our camera. It was in our laptop computer bag. After I found it I remember putting it in there as we were leaving on a trip several months ago. So maybe I'll get some new pictures. To bad I didn't have it when Cutler and Shalon was here. I do have some pictures on the old camera but I need to get a card reader to download them.

Last fall I was released from all my ward callings and was called to be an assistant Stake Clerk. I help brother Fife with the financials and help Brother Monte Saunders with anything else he wants me to do. I travel to the wards and try to be a help to them in the clerking. Most of them know a lot more than me so it has been a learning experience.

Dawna has been working on family history just about every free minute she has. We have been hoping to do a little traveling but with gas as expensive as it is we will probably stay pretty close to home.