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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Ups And Downs In The Olympics

The Olympic Winter Games is winding down and with it comes the ups and downs of the games.  The Men's Hockey team has been eliminated, no pros on the team, but the men's Curling team have advanced to the finals.  The women Figure skaters had a tough night on the ice but the alpine skiers did pretty good winning a bronze on the downhill and the first gold ever in cross country skiing.  That is the ups and downs of the games but at least they all tried. Go Team USA!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Quail Way Has A New Entance

Quail Way is a private road but that is not always possible to maintain because there are always curious people.  To help with the private road a gate was put up years ago but was no longer used.  George and Tim came up with an idea of creating an entrance that would be functional to welcome our visitors but also mark it as a private road.  George had purchased these large wheels from a scrap yard a while ago and until now we could not figure out what to do with them.  The gate was taken down and the wheels were put up.  Now we have an entrance to Quail Way and that means Lisa and I get to decorate it!  Two wins!  It looks great, very country and welcoming go invited guests.  Great job George & Tim!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Presidents Day!

How will you be spending your President's Day?  Remember that banks, the post office, government offices and schools are closed today.  However the stores are open and running sale!  I had a very lazy day yesterday and spent the day watching the Olympics.  Today, our bowling alley, Victory Lanes, is having a customer's appreciation day and offering $5.00 bowling for two hours.  So, Lisa and I are going to go; I need the practice!  Happy President's Day!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Making Cutting Boards

I am in a Cricut group that shares ideas and tips and a few months ago I saw this one idea I loved but could not find the material.  Well, a couple of days ago I walked into a store and there was the material.  I bought a few and customized them.  They are small cutting boards or could be trivets too. I have had so much fun in creating sayings for them.  Check out the picture on the right!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Olympic Participation

With one week of the 2018 Winter Olympics completed we have seen some highs and lows but mostly what we have seen is the participating.  Not everyone can win but you can participate and having the opportunity to go for the Gold is what the games are all about.  Making an Olympic team is an honor and great achievement in itself and that is the highlight for most of the participants.  The USA team have come very close in picking up medals by coming in 4th a lot.  The athletes have given their all and that is all we can ask of them.  We tried and that means more than winnings because we tried.  So keep it up athletes, participate, try your best and enjoy your experience because you are experiencing something only a few can and many want to.  Go USA!

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Crafty Cottage Gets Sealed

The Crafty Cottage has another protective coat from the elements. If you remember the Crafty Cottage sits completely on the edge of a hill with only about one foot of it on solid ground.  The rest is supported on posts.  This means that under the crafty cottage the floor is exposed.  It is insulated but Tim took it one step further and place plastic on top of the insulation so now it is sealed and hopefully will cut down on the floor getting cold and help keep more bugs out.  Did I ever mention I hate lady bugs?  Thank you Tim!  It looks great and I am sure it will feel better too!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Mixed Emotions

What a day for mixed emotions.  What started off as a good day with good things happening and team USA doing pretty good in the Olympics a dark cloud was lowered with yet another school shooting this time in southern Florida.  Sadly 17 people died due to gunfire from an expelled student.  The cruel way he chose to shoot the kids by pulling a fire alarm to get the students to move into his range of fire.  The motive has not been given yet so I can not judge just pray for the victims, their family and friends and the school.  There are already people judging about guns and gun control and that is not the issue right now.  The issue is how to protect our schools.
As with everything, life goes on and with life good and bad things happen.  With that said, I do want to congratulate our newest Gold Medal winner Mikaela Shiffrin and winning a gold medal in Giant Slalom. It was a good and terrible day.