Monday, December 12, 2011
This happened on dec 2nd, 2011 during the wind storm of the century in Utah, or as some are calling it Windmageddon! The wind howling outside woke us up at about 3:30AM and I kept telling ralph I was sure that the giant tree was going to fall, he went outside and checked things out then came back in assuming things would be alright. We lied down and then there was a whoosh sound and scraping branches. Ralph got up to look, "Ralph, what was that?" He looked out our kitchen window then the back bedroom window ,"that big tree fell down." " What!, Yeah right, what was it really" No, Seriously, that tree fell down." " No, It didn't." " Yes it did." " Oh my heck the tree is on our house!" Then ensuing panic and whimpering from me. It was a crazy night. We called the power company, we weren't sure it had hit power lines because our power was out. We called our insurance agent, then tried to sleep. The next day was when we realized how lucky we are, It could have taken out our whole house, but luckily the top of the tree seemed to be resting on the peak of the roof. The roots were frighteningly shallow and they pulled up the neighbors fence. We had a guy come in the next day and start chainsawing the behemoth. Four truck loads later we have some great firewood, a crooked awning, and an eave of the roof to fix, but we are grateful for our safety and the minimal damage, and for homeowners insurance.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
There once was a dog named Jake
A better mouser no one could make
he started out as a runt and
became alpha dog of the hunt
on a hike he was always in front.
He was a champion beggar for food
fireworks always upset his mood
he ran until his paws ached
he loved his fur to get raked
but be careful not to get "Jake'd"
He loved to go to work with his master
his fast was even faster
He was a little too smart
Even though we are now apart
you, Jake, will remain in my Heart.
-Jenny Davis 2011-
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This spring we began putting in another garden box for our vegetable garden and that project turned into a complete landscaping and sprinkler system overhaul. It is now september and we have ripped out 50 year old bushes, dug trenches, moved dirt, Ralph and his cousin TJ put in a new sprinkler system in the front and back yard, we planted new plants, leveled out the clay dirt front yard using a sweet little tractor, and finally, finally we put in the sod last weekend. Whew, am I glad to have this project done, It does look great though we love it! Thanks to all of you out there who helped us!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
As you can tell, we had a great time in Lake Powell this year over the 4th of July. As you can also tell Ralph had a great little playmate the whole time, Max our nephew. Ralph was a great uncle and played with him almost the whole day, and as you can see Max loved it. It was great to spend time with family and enjoy such a beautiful place. Thanks Mom and Scott!