Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tyler Man!! This is my Tyler. He loved to help daddy. It didn't matter what, where,when...etc. He wanted to be with his, Daddy. He was about two-ish in this picture.....working in the garden with me.
I was trying to be Mr. Fix It....and while I was all caught up how did this thing go....I was attacked by my helper. He was such a cute little boy!!
Here he is with his hoe to help me.

Then one morning I woke up.............and my Tyler Man is acting and looking more like a grown man. He turned 16 this past January and will get his driving license this month...scarey. I remember letting him sit in my lap and steer and later when he was about 8 letting him drive my truck when we were at the camp. He would let the seat up as close as it would getl....sit on the edge and stretch his neck to see over the steering wheel. He did good. That was even pulling a boat and trailer.

We do what I call "peddling jobs" from time to time. We skirt mobile homes on the weekends or in the afternoon once I get off work. Tyler is a very hard worker and catches on to most things quickly. He is thinking about firing me and starting his own little business skirting mobile homes this summer.

It would be good for him to start this. He would learn about cost of material, labor, tools, fuel expense......and overall....what we call at the bank..."the bottom line". He already has 4 yards he is cutting and trying to decide what he wants to do this summer when school is out. He also helps a lady on her farm when she needs him. He is not scared to work.

Taking a coke break.

He can do anything he puts his mind to. He helps one his friends work in his dad's auto mechanic shop from time to time.

This is the finished job. The skirting makes it look all better.
These days, Tyler and I don't spend as much time together as we would like. He is of course wanting to spend more and more time with his friends and most importantly his girlfriend, Crystal. She is a cutie. I work out of town and it seems like I always have something going on. We do get to hunt some and we will fish more this summer. We are suppose to go target shooting this weekend. We work hard and we play hard. I am very proud of him and love him so much.
Tyler, if you ever look at my blog, know that I love you very much, know that I am very proud of you, know that I will always be here for you, know that I don't know everything(HA), know that I try to lead and show you by example what a good man is suppose to be and do.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!! I am posting different pictures of flowers from the yard. We will have a some kind of flowering plant in the seat of the old rocker.
These we call "old folk flowers" because you usually see them around every old house site.

I love these Japanese Magnolias.

We have several more plants a blooming. I will get some pictures to post. The weather has been so pretty today. I wanted to stay home............however, I am happy I do have a job to go to. I will have this afternoon to get outside and enjoy the weather.

Monday, March 16, 2009

After a long day of thrifting....

This is Lee Laurie's, B-N-L, Steven and sister, Melinda.
After a long day of Melinda and Lee Laurie's shopping and us poor ole men working all day, we decided it would be nice to eat dinner together. The kids get a chance to play and we get some down time to visit. So, I ran by day care and picked Garrett up after work and we went to Steven and Melinda's house. We were trying to we grill or do we eat out. Eat out....the next question was where? I am sure you all know the drill. Ha.

Steven said that La Carreta was a nice Mexican Rest and it sounded good to everybody. We met the women folk at La Carreta...I like saying that name...La Carreta.......We put the children at one table and we sat at another one. I don't think the older children, Whitney or Michael, were really excited about sitting with two rowdy 7 year olds. However, Whitney kept them in line.
Look at the pretty smile on Lee's face!!

Of course, we had to take pictures. These are some pics outside the restaurant. I am glad that I have had the chance to get to know Steven, Melinda and their children. They have 3 great children. I look forward to seeing and visiting with them. They have always made me feel welcome and part of the family. Lee and Melinda's mom, Judy, is so funny. She is a hoot!! One reason, I love spending time with them so much, is because I can tell that is does so much good for Lee to spend time with her family. They laugh and joke and laugh some more....we always end up eating too much and staying too late.......but hey that's alright!! I mean......we're family!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My little town.....

This is a little ole house on Main St. I love the wisteria running along the front porch. You can sit on the front porch and watch all the traffic going by.
Just out of town is an old....real log One of the ladies at work, remembers going to church in the log cabin. She said they built a new church a few years ago.

This is one of the buildings on Main St. Main St is lined with Bradford pear trees. They are so pretty.

This a picture of Main St at 10:30 a.m. Notice all the traffic...ha. We do have 2 stop lights. Main St consist of about 2 full block of stores and offices and even the court house/police department. You will hear the bells ringing to let everyone in town know that it is 12:00 o'clock noon....Lunch Time!!

This is where I spend most of my time. I work here. I love my job! Here, we know your name, your family, your are not just a number. We don't have to ask for your ID....blah, blah, blah...we know you and you know us. People knew me, before I knew them......word gets around when someone new is in town.

Meadville's population is now 521.....two ladies at the bank as recently given birth to God's Little Miracles. The county school.....the only county school is located here in Meadville. They take there sports serious here. They have won several state championships!!
Meadville is a close knit family town and they adopted me right away. If a child is acting up in a store or on the sidewalk....someone will correct them. It is a place where "little blue-haired women" bring in homemade sweets to us. I just love them. Ms Audrey brought in a strawberry shortcake last was lip-smacking good!!! Some people still leave their homes unlock, the churches unlock, keys in cars.......they are just good down to earth people. It's a place where the community comes together to help someone in need......I could go on and on about how great Meadville is. The attorney across the street from me....his dogs follow him to work. Another man, brings his dog to work with him and their are two huge white dogs that hang out at the Farm Bureau office.
I have brought Hailey and Garrett(not at the same time) to work with me. They enjoyed it very much and all the customers that came in made it a point to talk to them and help make them feel important...special.
Meadville is a jewell of place and until of the best kept secrets!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Celebrity look-a-like......

This was fun and interesting. A good friend of mine.....Lee Laurie says that I remind her of Pierce Bronsan or a young James Garner. I kinda like her picks better.....ha.
You should give it a try just for fun!!

MyHeritage: Celebrity Collage - Family name origins - Genealogy search

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dream log cabin....

This is some pictures that Lee and I took the other day. We were riding around looking at houses and I had been wanting to show her this one. It isn't far from where I work. It is out in the country. It has thousands of government land around it and off in the distance is a sandy bottom creek that would great for play in. This first picture is the view from the front porch. I can sitting on the front porch, watching the sunrise, drinking our morning cup of coffee, listening to mother nature. We sat outside Sunday morning on our front porch, drinking coffee listening to the birds sing. It felt good. There was a gentle breeze, a cool nip in the air, coffee tasted was one of those mornings, where you didn't have to talk to each was just sit back, relax dream and enjoy each others company!!
This is from the living room, looking at the fire place and the kitchen. It also has a loft that you can see from this position. It has a living room, kitchen, 1 bedroom, 2 baths, a loft, wrap around porch and a double garage, attached by an enclosed breeze way.

This is the front porch.......can you just see......a couple of rocking chairs, a few potted plants....a white porch swing some cushions covered in some pretty rosey material.

This is the front of the house. Sorry, we didn't load the back view, however, the back view is just as pretty. It overlooks a pond.

I do not now know who owns this cabin......that's right....we don't know who owns it. Where we live, it is ok to go to new house sites and wonder thru.....the owners like it and don't mind. When I was building a house, it made me feel good that people wanted to stop by and see it....some may call it "NOSEY" but here in the south......we call it visiting!!