Sunday, January 30, 2011


Rehearsals are in full swing now for Seussical - a wonderful, fun collection of Dr. Seuss characters ranging from Horton and Maizie, General Ghengis Von Schmitz, the Cat in the Hat, to the Sour Kangeroo all singing and dancing (and tapping!) to amazingly fun music. Fine Linen Drama is once again the incredible genius power behind this production.
You will want to mark your calendars now so as not to miss this. Show dates are April 7,8,9 and April 14, 15, 16.
Jenny is having a lot of fun learning how to tap dance and is in various numbers as a Hunch dancer and Beach Boy Singer and I forget what else. Cordell is a Cadet in the "Who Military" and sings songs like Green Eggs & Ham...
Check out this link to watch a video clip of their first rehearsal:
Hope you can make it!
Posted by Pam

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bald Eagles....

One of the benefits to living next to a lake is being able to see wildlife you don't normally get to see. We have really enjoyed spotting a pair of Bald Eagles who like to perch in a tree just beyond our front yard. They also have a young bird, probably not quite a year old yet, who is all brown and doesn't have the white head and tail yet. They are quite beautiful to watch. When the lake thaws out (which doesn't seem to be any time soon), we are hoping to be able to spot them swooping down and catching a fish out of the lake. Picture taken byJenny.

Posted by Pam

Friday, January 21, 2011

We're Back!

Well, we weren't actually gone, just unconnected! I am pleased to report that we have not only unpacked our computers, but also have our internet connection up and running again. Sorry for leaving you dangling with our progress on getting settled out here. Just to bring you up to speed....

Walter fell during the ice we had the weekend before Christmas while working a house fire at work. X-Rays and an MRI led the doctors to suspect a torn meniscus (cartilage) for the reason why Walter had a swollen knee and pain. The workmans' comp doctor recommended 2 weeks of physical therapy, and Walter was placed on light duty work (M-F, 8-4:00 pm). This really squelched our construction project at home. We had barely finished the tin roof before the injury, and had to get help to get the washer and dryer up and running, and the piano and roll top desk moved, etc.

Work on getting settled creeped along as Walter was only home on weekends, but we are mostly settled now. We abandoned the idea of enclosing the rest of the middle room, but at least it is under roof and keeps most of the snow off.

This morning, Friday, January 21, Walter had arthroscopic surgery to smooth out the tear in the cartilage. We are hoping that in another 4-6 weeks he can return to regular duty again.

In the meantime we are starting to look at house plans again. The kids are back to doing school work and activities again and trying to make up for time lost while moving. I am trying to catch up on everything I let get behind, and we are sure enjoying our new home, despite challenges with frozen water pipes, frozen doors, and a camper sized refridgerator and stove!

Christmas morning in the camper.

Our family at a Christmas gathering.

Posted by Pam