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Warmed up.. sure is ice to be in the 30’s and 50’s after being 20 some below for awhile… of course it was a little warmer during the days.. got up a little below zero… I must be getting old, as I can remember when we had 2 weeks or a month of below zero weather years back.. I know you can get used to it… but I don’t care for it.. seems to me any extra hot days in the summer, you will get the same amount of extra cold days in the winter.. it all balances out.. I do know that now is a real good time for a drought and a heat wave!

Power went off yesterday for an hour or two.. lots of frost on the lines..and when that happens they throw a breaker I guess..anyway, when it came back on, one of the tanks for the cattle had been drank down and the water really must gush out, it blows the plug on the float and it is gone.. not sure where they go, but maybe down inside all the muck in the tank.. so Chance had no water last night and he discovered the water had ben running over.. he is at the end of the line… so Sam came up to take a shower before Mass this morning… I called the local hardware/feed shop owner where we got there float and he said he’d get me one this morning, even tho’ it was Sunday… its nice to have local people to deal with, who understand these kinds of things..and help out in emergencies… I think there is going to be a new trend in stores, back to smaller stores with people who will hep you.. I detest going into a store in town and no one to help you… I try to avoid places like that.. I don’t care if they are cheaper

Man, it went by kind off fast… how does that happen?

Driest year I have ever seen… no grass left to graze to speak of, so we are feeding all they need… got about 5 or 6 inches of fresh snow the other day and night.. been down to 26 below for lows the last couple nights and not above 0 for higher.. but that is supposed to change tonight and tomorrow.. wind coming in and supposed to be in the upper 20’s the next few days.. we spent a New Years Eve night alone in a warm house.. I didn’t make it past 10 o’clock… I used to wonder why my folks never got excited on New Years eve and were content to just stay at home.. now I get it.. got my 60th birthday coming up shortly.. I sure don’t feel like I am 60.. 35 maybe.. I still enjoy doing foolish stuff with my grandkids.. I still do foolish stuff with Cindy.. heck, I ain’t old, I am just used a bit.. getting my rough edges polished off.. life is sweeter now.. I enjoy things I once took for granted.. I sat here today and found the words and chords to a bunch of old songs and saved them.. got to where I quit playing them on the guitar as my fingers got sore.. I need to keep doing that I think… wrote my first poe of 2018..

Another year has come and went
Like cash I once had on hand
I wonder where it was spent

Days just seemed to drift on by
I had lots of plans of things to do
Now I kind of wonder why

So I give myself a darn stern talk
This year shall be different
Now all I have to do is walk the walk

RDennis 1/1/18

Weird rhyme patten.. heck next thing you know I will be writing blank verse!!! LOL

Hope you all had a great celebration of the new year.. and hope this year is better than the last for us all!

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