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5/21/16 – We’re back….

We’re back…  The blog was exploited by hackers who made a big mess out if it.  Spent the past week moving it to a new hosting company and starting to piece it back together. Still have some work to do … Continue reading

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Greeting from a snow covered evening in West Des Moines, Iowa. Yesterday we received 5 inches of the white stuff and it started to snow again this evening. Not sure how much more we are expecting, but it already looks … Continue reading



Made it home to West Des Moines, IA today by 1:00pm. Train ended up being close to 2 hours late to Kansas City this morning. The drive home sucked – I was tired from not sleeping well on the train. … Continue reading

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A big Happy Birthday to John today.  The world became a better place 41 years ago 🙂 Unfortunately he is spending it being sick on an uncomfortable Amtrak train heading back home.  We will arrive in Kansas City tomorrow morning. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Tapping out this blog entry with my iPhone while waiting in San Bernardino, CA for Amtrak train to arrive for our trip back home.  Will spend the next two nights sleeping in coach chairs – my back … Continue reading

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Greetings from a nice sunny fall day in Iowa.. Temps got into the upper 60’s today – felt pretty good with the sun out.  Its the type of weather where you can’t decide if you should wear a sweatshirt outside … Continue reading

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Greetings from an overcast day in West Des Moines Iowa. John is outside pressure washing the siding on the apartment building and I just got done cleaning the bathroom.  Decided to do blog posting while my head clears from all … Continue reading



Greetings from a nice Memorial Day Weekend in Iowa.. We spent the three day weekend cam the Meskwaki Casino RV park in Tama, IA.  The park was fine.  For $19.00 a night we got a nice paved site with 50 … Continue reading

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Greetings from a stormy day in Iowa. Had a nasty line of storms roll through this afternoon but ended up not being too bad.  Did not lose power or have any damage in the neighborhood.  Just lots of rain.  Ended … Continue reading



Greetings from a stormy day in Iowa. Was in the middle 70’s yesterday with sunny skies, and today it is rainy with temps falling back down to the 30’s.  The wind is really blowing outside as I type.. Made it … Continue reading