Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day

We took time to go to church and also attend our local Memorial day service at the local cemetery.  This is always a solemn occasion to me.  When I think of the number of men and women who have given their lives in defense of this country, or on orders from the commander-in-chief,  I am humbled.

All military men sign a statement that they are willing to give their lives in defense of this great country, many pay the ultimate sacrifice.

The USA has been involved in many wars and conflicts. As a neophyte in politics and world issues, I am not sure all of them were necessary.  I do believe that the two world wars were something freedom loving nations could not ignore.

We in the USA were fortunate that both those wars were fought on other’s soil. I am sure you folk in England (including the rest of Europe) and the folks in the Pacific can answer much better.

No one can ever know the joys and family love that the dying missed by giving their lives.  All I know is that we are free because of their sacrifice.  And as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg,(paraphrased) “We cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate this place, because the blood of the men who died have consecrated it much above our poor power to add or detract.

PLEASE Remember the fallen, and the ones in harm’s way as I type. Now, As I think, I cry, “Bring them home NOW!” We have shed enough blood.

God Bless you all, we will return later.

Nite Shipslog

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Update from Ewing Drive

No, we haven’t fell off the earth. We have been working physically (10-12 hrs a day) on our ‘new to us’ house on Ewing drive. Now, I ask you, how would you pronounce ‘Ewing’? Well, if I did not know how  it was pronounced around here, I would see ‘E’wing’, but here it is pronounced ‘You-ing’.  Okay enough of the Drive we are on.

The motor home is in place with all hook ups. Sticky done a great job on the entrance and pad. I had to laugh when we pulled down into the spot, and I went outside to attend to the hookups. One of Sherry’s responsibilities is to let the air out of the air ride and lower the coach. When I came in she said, ‘You won’t believe it, the coach is perfectly level without using the leveling jacks!’

Of course I said, “You must not believe what I say in the books about Sticky, he is good at his job!”

Shirl came over and started on the yard, she and Sherry also removes some wall paper along with cleaning. We have decided to leave the ‘striped wall paper for now’, The paper is over paneling.

I have separated the bathrooms and added a small hall to give the house a half-bath.

Thanks for all the e-mails, calls and comments. I wanted to tell the Log.  I will put some pictures on, if I can get some good ones.

Nite Shipslog

PS: I am sore all over!!!!!! I am getting OLD!