Friday, December 26, 2008

December 26, 2008 Grand Blanc, MI

Wow!!! What a Christmas!!! We spent Christmas Eve at one daughter's home and Christmas morning at another daughter's home. Then Christmas afternoon at Carol's sister's home with two of her sisters, two of her brothers, a nephew and niece and her dad. All of our grandchildren were together under one roof and posed with us - quite a mob! We have our own gang, here. We are truly blessed to be surrounded with so much love. May your holidays be merry and bright. Carol had a great session at PT today. The PT therapist was even saying she might be able to make a Florida trip soon.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 23, 2008 Grand Blanc Winter

We now have over a foot of snow on the ground with drifts over three feet. WE MISS YOU ORLANDO!!! Even the turkey feels safe to come back and eat at the feeder because Thanksgiving is over and snow is keeping us in. We see tracks from the fox in the snow along with deer tracks. We are surrounded by our wild friends and all is right.

Friday, December 19, 2008

December 19, 2008 Grand Blanc, MI Bluebirds in a snowstorm

Who-da-thunk-it? We are in the middle of a snowstorm that is supposed to leave a foot of snow and we find Bluebirds at our suet feeder. Didn't anyone tell them that they are supposed to fly south for the winter? Carol is doing great in her recovery. Her range of motion with her knee is now quite good. She was prescribed PT for six weeks and has completed that, now. The doctor suggested that she try it for another six to extend this motion so she is doing it. I am so proud of her and pleased for her. It has been so tough and painful and she just keeps on keeping on with her therapy. It is now probable that we will not be traveling to Florida to work at Disney this year but we are now planning our trip to South Dakota this spring. It would have been great for her to recover in the warmth of Florida but it was not meant to be.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December 10, 2009 Grand Blanc, MI

Well, we are apparently going south for this winter. Carol is recovering nicely but probably will not be able to be able to handle the steps in the Montana for a while yet. I called Disney the other day and discovered that if I don't work one shift by the first week of April, our percs take a "poof pill" and disappear. That only means that, when we go back next year, I will go through the recruiting process again. Maybe Carol will want to work there too by then. We are now planning on going to Rapid City, SD this spring and seeing Mt. Rushmore, The Black Hills, The Badlands, Wall Drug, Custer, Deadwood and a whole host of interesting places. Custer State Park is also there and has a loop road that is reportedly great to take early in the morning and later in the evening to see the wildlife in the area. We look forward to seeing baby bison and antelopes and the spring mountain wild flowers. If anyone has been in this area, please let us know your likes and dislikes. After spending a couple of weeks there we are going to go to Wyoming, specifically the Casper area, where my son has just moved to. He talks of seeing buffalo and mule deer grazing alongside the roadway as he drove to this area. I can't wait to put our camera to work out there. As we learn more and finalize more, we will keep you posted so please let us know where you have been or would like to go out there.