At this time of year, this is worth seeing. Show this picture to your spouse, your kids, your grandkids, and your friends. It could save their lives. Remember what this spider looks like and be careful when cleaning.
It's summertime and cleaning is going on. Be careful where you put your hands. They like dark spaces and wood piles. Also, cool spaces in the attic.
The brown recluse spider is the most dangerous spider we have in the USA. A person could die from its bite. Everyone should know what the spiderlooks like. Send this around to people you love because it's almost summertime.
People will be digging around and doing yard work, spring cleaning, and cleaning out their sheds. They like the darkness and tend to live in storage sheds and attics (all places that are dark and not frequented by people.)
Please be careful and have a safe spring cleaning.
...Sondra and Rod P.
Unfortunately there is no award, but if there were, Sondra and Rod P would have won it hands down! They worked extremely hard on the Mulligan Stew that was absolutely delicious!
A BIG THANK YOU to you two for taking the time and efforts on making the Mulligan Stew Potluck a very enjoyable and filling time. You two are a treasure. The potluck was held on March 16th.
Sherry is scheduled to be released from the rehab hospital on Friday, March 15. It will be necessary for her to spend most of the time in bed for some weeks, but at least she will be at home in more comfortable surroundings.
If you've ever lost a long-time pet, you know how devastating it can be. I was just informed that Creek Mary lost her dog/friend Maggie of 11 years. Mary is having a terrible time and could use some cheering up from her Armadillo friends. Keep her in your thoughts.
Last December there was an amazing presentation about the Journey back to Bethlehem experience on Farm Road 920 by the big sculpture of Jesus on Dry Creek Road.
Now, the Passover Easter Experience is coming up and thought many of you might be interested in attending. Go on line and pull it up under Passover Easter Experience. Dates are March 23/24 and March 29/30. Times are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all performances.
by Bill G.
For those who do not know, on Feb. 21 Sherry had surgery on her left foot to repair damage due to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. There was bone fusion and bone grafting as well as having screws and staples put in bones. The doctor told her she would not be able to put any weight on the foot for 2-3 months and recommended a device called a knee walker, which is like the scooters we rode as kids, with handlebars, but four wheels instead of two and a seat to rest her knee. She ordered one and it got here before the surgery. She stayed in the hospital overnight and came home the next day. In a few days she was getting around pretty well on the scooter. On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the doctor removed her soft cast, as swelling had gone down, and put on a hard cast. After we got home, she came into the living room and somehow fell off the scooter. She was hurting badly, so an ambulance was called and she was taken to Weatherford Regional Hospital, where she was found to have a broken hip on the left. The afternoon of Feb. 28, surgery was performed and a metal rod and pin were implanted to repair the break. The doctor reported all went well with the surgery and there should be a good, but lengthy recovery, which will be complicated because it is on the same side as her foot surgery. There will be some inpatient rehab involved, but right now the time line is uncertain. Any thoughts and prayers will be greatly appreciated.
Just a note to let everyone know that Sherry came home from the hospital Friday after having surgery on her foot on Thursday. Everything went well and she had bone fusion and grafts, and will be in a cast for about 3 months and unable to put any weight on her foot. She is hurting some, but in good spirits as the doctor gave her some heavy duty pain pills. If you do not see us out and about for a while, we are not being anti-social, she is just unable to get far from bed right now. Thanks to all for thoughts and prayers.
by Lee W.
Truckers get paid for every mile they drive, so stopping during drivin time is not a profitable option. When yer on a tight schedule, ya grab some crackers and a Coke while getting fuel and get back out drivin as quickly as possible. Usually, when ya drink one Coke, ya gotta stop about 60 miles later and pee. The rule is, drink one, pee two...or at least it seems that way.
Most of the guys just stop and pee between the tractor and the trailer, safely hidden from view between the drive tires and the fuel tank. Not so for the ladies. The women usually pull off the road, sit on the edge of the bunk and pee into a Ziplock bag then zip it shut with he tissue inside and save it in a bucket until the next stop, then empty the bucket into a trash can.
One night my wife was drivin on I-40 in Arizona when a nice pretty Firebird T-Top started following a bit too close. Now, this idiot thought it kewl to sit in the left lane, just behind the trailer for miles and miles with his high beams on. Those lights in the mirror blind the trucker to what's in front, so my wife slowed down, sped up, and did everything she could to shake the Firebird. Even when she changed lanes, he moved left to keep his lights in her mirror.
If it had been me, I would'a gotten in front of him and locked up the trailer brakes to see if he liked the smell of burnin rubber, but it wasn't me. I recon my wife did the next best thing...she grabbed a baggie outta the bucket and chucked it out the window. As luck played a better part than aim, the baggie busted in the middle of his windshield and all that urine blew up and over the top to the open T-Top. As the driver was sprayed with 10 hour old urine and a wet Kleenex, panic musta set in. He nose-dived the Firebird and immediately exited the freeway!
That could not have worked better if it was in a movie script.
We just heard that Sandy's parents are both in the hospital. This was unexpected and has caused Brad and Sandy to leave the AANR-SW Convention to head to Indiana to be with them. Please keep the Sandy, her family, and parents in your thoughts and prayers at this time. Thank you.