Saturday, January 3, 2009


Well its has cooled down again, tonight is gonna go down to 10 BELOW zero, then tomorrow it's gonna warm up to the hight 20's!!! I been down in the dumps but I blame it on the weather.......

We had our Monthly Meeting of the Tenant's Association, good turn out, covered our business and were done in 30 minutes!!! I am going to start some Bingo Games as January and Feburary are cold, quiet, boring months here with not much to do but watch it snow and see how low the temperatures drop!!!! Counting snow-flakes is hard on the eyes!!!!

Today we took down the Christmas Decorations in the Community Room and Dining Room and packed them away for another year.

My Brother in Law from sunny warm Florida is here!!!!! YES, he's freezing, (HA-HA), he came home for a funeral of a nice lady from the community, we called her Saint Elma, Nice lady, never missed mass, always had a house full of kids friends, fed everyone who stopped and I never saw her not smiling!!! raised a big family, (7-Boys), all good men!!! She will be missed!!!!

They don't have big families any more, My Mothers family was 13, my wifes family was 9, mine was 8, my wifes grandmother had 17, I couldn't imagine having 17 kids!!!!

WELL---Good news from Dallas, Texas, My friend Mark is coming out of the Coma, he can raise an arm and move a leg on the Doctors command, he is still in ICU and on a ventilator but these to me are great signs, for all those who said a little prayer for Mark, THANK-YOU!! He has a long way to go but I know he's gonna make it just fine.

My Son who lives in Portland Oregon just sent the pictures from his Christmas Cruise to Mexico, poor boy, had to put up with all that heat, sun and sand on the beaches!!!!

Not much else going on, hope everyone is doing OK, Hope everyone is not too WARM down south!!!(HA-HA)!

Never forget those still serving and those who served !


Paula said...

It was 80 here today. Got my truck washed and some outside things done while waiting for the next cool spell. Stay warm and its nice of you to start the bingo for people to pass the time while its cold.

garnett109 said...

I'm glad your friend is coming out of the coma!

Randy said...

Hello Mr. Woody,

It's been in the 70's here today and we are having thunderstorms tonight. I would be like your Brother in law.

God Bless


Saltydawg said...

I keep getting confused when Americans talk about the temperature as we use Celsius and not Fahrenheit (sp?), so I think what your trying to say is it's bloody cold!!!
It's the same here too.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I hope it warms up for you! Glad Mark is coming around. These days if you have 17 kids you get a TV show!

Lisa said...

That is way too cold for me!! I thought it was bad this morning with a wind chill of 17....brrrr. I feel so bad for your son having to deal with a cruise ship, lots of food and sunshine & beaches...poor guy LOL.

Glad to hear Mark is improving, he is on my Prayers list so I'll keep them coming.

Hope your spirits lift soon.

Shirl 72 said...

I think I commented on the wrong
journal yesterday. Oh well please
forgive me. Age get to me. That is wonderful new about Mark coming
out of the coma. I will send more
prayers up.


Alan said...

Woody, Thanks for following Robot Nine, hope you like it. If you like puzzles there is one on the 7th, a picture puzzle.
10 below zero! Wow, I was trying to get my daughter to take a few photos for Balloon Release and she said it was too cold because it is like 50, lol

jack69 said...

dSend that Florida boy back as soon as possible, The snow will scare him todeath.
You are a working sone of a gun. But that will keep you young they say.
Those indoor things work down south too, but we do not have the fun of counting snow flakes.
Glad there is Positive change in Mark.

Jimmy's Journal said...

I've ben watching that winter weather up your way. Brrr.. Hope you catch a break soon.

Of course, there's always crappie fishing at Lake Okeechobee in Florida as an alternative.


Bill said...

Woody, I'm glad to hear the progress that your friend Mark is making. I hope it continues.
It is always good when life gives us hope. I sure hope that the cold isn't making your bones hurt to much. The very humid and cold weathger here is making me sore all the time. For me the 80% humidity and temps at 28 are a pain.
Regards, Bill

Rose said...

Florida is fine in the high 70s.

Stay warm! Yikes....I remember those temperatures as I'm orginally from Boston, MA