Friday, November 8, 2013

Halloween & Game Night

For Halloween E dressed up as a cat with pink highlights in her hair.
Ly dressed up as a princess and Mommy did her make up.
H & P. H was a transformer and P was a GI Joe. 
With E & H gone all day at school these 2 just pal around the house together causing trouble. 
 Hopefully they will continue to look out after each other when they get older.

 Friday night game night, SORRY is about the right level of game. 
Can't wait for them to understand Monopoly and later RISK! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Late Fall / Proof-Reading Volunteers?

It’s November 3rd and still hanging in the 40's during the day and barely hitting freezing at night. It’s been a long time since we have had such a long fall. 2 years ago we thought we were really blessed not to have snow until October 30th, the day after we got the metal roof on our house. This year the kids were able to trick-or-treat in costumes without coats covering them up. L will haft to post pictures later since she still has the photos on her phone.

The chickens are still growing, dealing with pecking problems; a couple of them have large bald spots where we thought they were getting picked by the other birds. I watched them for about an hour and realized they were more or less picking themselves. We tried a commercial anti-pecking-goo borrowed from a neighbor. Has not seemed to work very well so L is going to try and find some pine tar in Anchorage today.

For a long time I have had several friends and family tell me I should write some of my stories from work. So for the last 2 months I have been writing these "short stories" in my spare time. (Usually while waiting to see if I have an allergic reaction for an hour every week at the doctor's office after getting my allergy shots for my K-9 partner I am allergic to)

If they are not good enough to publish, at least I will have them for posterity.

If anyone is interested in proof-reading and giving input/constructive criticism let me know and I will email you copies. Each of the stories are true stories from my experiences at work, they are about 1-2 pages long (about the duration of a morning constitution) and are meant to be entertaining and a little humorous (stupid criminal type of humor). I was thinking about posting them on the Blog but it might be legally safer not to publish them until after I retire (12 years and counting) but who knows, retirement might come early!