Monthly Archives: November 2011


Greetings from a cold evening in Iowa. The weather has been consistent the past week – highs in the lower 40’s, lows in the mid 20’s with no snow.  Been enjoying living in a ‘real house’ this winter – keeps … Continue reading



Hello All, John here. Derek and I spent Thanksgiving with Devon and Melinda, Derek’s brother and sister in law.  For dinner, they had Derek’s parents, Melinda’s parents, and her Aunt.  Melinda always goes all out, and had a very terrific … Continue reading

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Greetings from a cool evening in Iowa. The temps have been staying cool – highs in the 40’s and lows in the 20’s.  No snow on the ground so not complaining, too much.  During the day the apartment feels cold … Continue reading

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Greetings from Iowa… Weather continues to be cool with highs in the mid-40’s and lows in the 20’s. Burr…   On Wednesday John went and got our vehicles registered and obtained new license plates.  Seeing Iowa plates on the Jeep … Continue reading



It’s going to be a cold one tonight – forecast is calling for a low of 23.  Burrr….  I better put an extra blanket on the bed and snuggle with Prince. Our Iowa drivers licenses arrived in the mail today. … Continue reading



Greetings from John and Derek’s three day Paint-A-Thon! So…. We spent call day Saturday painting the bottom half of the hallway with the “fig green” paint.  It took longer then expected because there was more trim to mask off with … Continue reading



I’m back!  Did you miss me? It snowed here Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.  We ended up with 2 inches of wet heavy snow.  I thought it would just quickly melt and go away, but I was wrong.  Still quite … Continue reading



Greetings from a cool West Des Moines, IA… We are still getting into the mid-50’s during the day, but around 30 at night.  Good sleeping weather.  It is expected to start raining tonight and continue into tomorrow with thunderstorms.  Then … Continue reading

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Greetings from a rainy evening in West Des Moines, IA. As predicted, it has been raining all day.  The yard has been very dry so no complaints – we really do need a good soaking.  They were predicting up to … Continue reading

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