Saturday, May 30, 2009

May 30

Today my friend Jane and I decided to go to Ft. Collins, CO for the garage sales. We hit the jackpot! After getting up at 5am and being to her house in Laramie at 6:30am we were on our way. We got a latte and headed down the road. After we got there we found a Community Garage Sale in a sub-division. There were about 6 block by 6 blocks of garage sales, maybe every 2 -3 houses. My find of the day was a Showtime Rotisserie (set it and forget it). It was brand new and I got it for $7.00. What a steal. The second deal was a Kelty Backpack. It is only a year old and used once by a girl that took it to New Zealand last year.
Jane got a brand new WOK, a pendulum clock and a set of 7 beautiful bowls made in Italy. We were both happy with the day.
We had lunch of salad and soup at Olive Garden. Yummy!
We also went to Petco for dog tags for the dogs.
On the way home, we got hit by a hard rain storm. We all of a sudden noticed that there were so many cars on the highway headed to Colo. After I got home, I found out that I-80 from Laramie to Cheyenne, WY had to be closed due to a large hail storm. It ended up being 1 1/2' of hail on the highway and the snow plows had to be called out to clear it off.
Pretty wild for the end of May.
I've got cabins to clean tomorrow then work in the cafe till close. Have a great evening.

Friday, May 29, 2009

May 29th

I had to run to town today to get some paperwork. But got bad news when I took the paperwork back in. Oh well, It will work out somehow.
Harley, my Cairn Terrier, loves to travel, so he was sitting on the console the whole way just watching the scenery fly by. He's got this thing about cars passing us. He barks and chases it from inside the truck. Strange little dog!
Jane and I are headed to Ft Collins Colo tomorrow at 6:30am to go to garage sales. Then at noon time, Olive Garden will get a visit from us. We have to go to Pet Smart and get new dog tags for the dogs.
We had rain showers here today. It smells so good after the rain and I love walking in it when it is coming down lightly.
The campground has 4 campers tonight and 3 cabins and the guest house have been rented out. I'll start cleaning cabins on Sunday and then work in the cafe in the afternoon. My summer work has begun and I just love it here.
The high school graduation was this afternoon in Laramie. It didn't seem to busy when I was in town tho.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

After Memorial Day

I went to Utah for Memorial Day. I spent time inm Ogden canyon with friends from Quartzsite. I had a wonderful time and hated to come back to WYO. The canyon and campgrounds there are beautiful, lush and green. There was some rain for about a day and 1/2 but all in all it was perfect.
I got home this afternoon about 5pm and am exhausted. It is an 8 hour drive from there. I talked with my boss tonight and I will start work on Friday. It will be good to get back into the routine here. It is cool here tonight and supposed to only be in the 30's tonight.
This is a short post tonight, I'm tired, and cooking pork chops and veggies for supper. Have a great end of the week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 20

Yesterday I hooked up the 5er and said goodbye to my friends and employers at the ranch. I went on the road to Scottsbluff, NE. I took the trailer in to get summer-ized. They flushed out all the lines and fixed the refrigerator and water heater. The fridge wouldn't ignite to the propane and they took it apart to find it was corroded. It is working like a champ now. Chemical was put into the holding tanks to clean the sensors. It didn't work all the way after heading down the road to Laramie.
I arrived in Laramie and stayed at my sisters house for the night since I didn't get there till 6pm. She had supper ready and a nice soft bed for me to sleep in.
This morning I headed up the road 25 miles to Woods Landing. I now have the 5er hooked up for the summer, just have to fill the tanks with water. Might get that done tomorrow.
It's good to be back here for the summer, but I will miss my friends and animals in Nebr.
It was 100 degrees in Scottsbluff yest, and today here in Woods Landing it got to 68. Wonderful weather!
Tomorrow, I'm going on a hike with my sister, Donna. We will hike a 4 mile trail the opposite way we hiked it last year. Uphill this time. I just tried on my hiking pants and none of them fit!!! YIKES... After the hike, I will have to buy a couple pair for future hikes. I lost 35 pounds over the winter and 5 pant sizes. I look better and feel great...Lots more energy too.
After the hike tomorrow, I will have dinner with my friend of 30 years, Jane! She is making Shrimp Curry. It is the best!
Then either on Fri or Sat I will go to Ogden Canyon to visit friends for a couple days that camped in Quartzsite and I got to know them well. I am anxious to see them.
I will start work here about June 1st.
Have a great Memorial day weekend and drive safe if you travel.

Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15

It's been too long since I've posted on this blog. It's been busy at work, moving sheep to new pasture, sorting bulls to transport to the buyers, seperating cows to AI soon. We started a fencing project today. We plan on moving fall calves to the pasture after we brand them, hopefully in the next day or two.

I have seen a couple coyotes out in the place I'm staying. They travel early morning hours and move north. I see wild turkeys every morning usually only about 7 of them. Grouse are frequent flyers here too. There is a little water hole close buy and curlews are seen almost every day.

I have started packing up my stuff in the trailer. I am leaving Nebraska and heading to Wyoming to work for the summer on Tuesday. I was going to leave Wed. I have been keeping a close eye on the weather and Tues is supposed to hae no wind. All the other days there are winds to 35 MPH. I don't even want to travel on those days.
I took my window coverings off tonight after I got home from work. I thought the wind was going to blow the ladder out from under me. But it is done!

I still need help on how to download pictures. I used to be able to do it but something happened and I can't get it done now. I have so many to share!!!

I found out from my boss in Wyo that we will now have wireless internet at Woods Landing. So, I will post frequently and be on the computer more.
Later, and have a great weekend...

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 4, 2009

We have been having quite a bit of rain here. Crops around here are looking good tho.
I spent the day today doing chores, then weeding a flower bed. It was a great time to be outside, the weather was perfect, no wind or rain. It was payday so I splurged and got myself a steak for supper, grilled mushrooms and had baked sweet potato. It was wonderful.
Tomorrow we are going to sort sheep to be taken to the auction on Wed. We also have to get some cows ready for the auction on Wed.
I went to the greenhouse the other day and got a begonia and geranium to have outside in a pot. The rain has been good for them.
I have a puppy coming next Wed. I got a Cairn Terrier, silver in color, 6 months old. Can't wait to get him.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


The auction was held on the 25th. I picked up the proceeds check today and was disappointed. We didn't make much on it. I paid a lot more for the items than I purchased for the house than I got back from the auction. Bob got 1/2 of the proceeds and I got 1/2.
Bob and I have split up and I will now be doing this blog without him.
I will be going to Arizona in the fall with the 5th wheel trailer and truck. I still don't know where I will be working yet this summer. I might stay in Nebr. depending on my job availability. If it doesn't work out, I will go to Wyo and work till Aug 1.
My sis and I will be hiking in the Jackson Hole Tetons in WYO this Aug. then hiking the Continental Divide Trail after that. So Aug will be my vacation month. In Sept, I will be headed back to Arizona.
Hope all is well with everyone and hope to see you in Arizona in the fall.