Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Dinner

What a great day! Upon waking up this morning I noticed a slight bit of snow on the deck. Like my Grandma used to say...."If it snows on Thanksgiving, that means the winter will have alot of snow". So it looks like the ol snow blower will get a work out this winter, according to Grandma.

Everything went along as planned. Wilma and I had the Lodge looking great and the food ready to eat about 10 minutes past schedule. Not bad seeing that the oven cooking the turkey was 75 degrees cooler than the set point of 350. I did compensate for it after 45 minutes of cooking though.

As everyone arrived to food table began to fill. Mom and Margie made it up with the Ol Chair Lift ok. Margie had a harder time of it though. I promised her the next time we will have the new lift installed.

The family all took a seat, posed for a camera shot, and dug in. Mmmm Good.

It seemed like the whole family pitched in to help clean up. A special thanks to everyone that helped. After everyone left, I stayed to do the final clean up. The Lodge looks good, can't even tell we were here! Arrived home around 5pm.....tired....really tired. But it was well worth it. A very enjoyable day by everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and Wilma and I wish you all many more.

A special thanks goes out to "My Hon" Wilma. For if it weren't for her this fantastic family event wouldn't have taken place. Great Job my hon, I Love Ya!

Come back again for another "Adventure".

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Evening Before Thanks Giving.

And all through the Lodge....AHHHH....NO NEW CHAIR LIFT!!!!

I guess in the back of my mind I kind of thought there wouldn't be a new lift. Just by the way the Member was telling me last Wednesday.

Oh well....it is not going to spoil our family get together and dinner.

Mom and Margie will use the old chair lift. With the help of my brother Ken and myself everything will be ok.

Will take pictures tomorrow, and post for your enjoyment.

Come back again soon for more "adventurers" in our lives.

Friday, November 16, 2007

No chair yet ! ! !

Well we arrived at the Lodge Friday evening, sure enough....no new chair lift waiting to be installed.

Wilma and I decided we would help Tina with the cleaning. We vacuumed the second floor and stairs while she did the restrooms, eating area, and kitchen. We felt good as we saved her at least an hour of work.

Well, I've made up my mind. I can't let it get to me. If the new chair lift is installed by Thanksgiving that will be great! If not....we will have to use the old lift. The main problem with the old lift is that it stops on the top stair tread. So when you get off you are stepping on the top stair not the floor of the second floor. Pretty scary and dangerous if your not careful.

Another adventure...another day. Later...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thanksgiving Dinner Planning

Well, I was at Lodge last night. As soon as I entered the door I got pretty upset. Darn near Peed off!

We were told by the member who has been placed in charge of getting a new chair lift installed, that the chair would be installed a month ago. The contractor is really pulling his chain in my opinion.

There is going to be another public function this Saturday and he told me that the contractor called him and it won't be delivered until Friday! Another delay! No way for it to be working for Saturday's event.

You see...if I hadn't already planned on having my entire family, Wilma's side also, for Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodge I wouldn't be so concerned. But my Mom and my brothers wife Margie both need that lift! They cannot go up the 20ft. of stairs by themselves. And my mom, bless her 80 year old heart, is really looking forward to seeing the family get together for this holiday. Family tradition that goes way back.

So....tomorrow evening, Friday evening, I'm going to drop by the Lodge again. I'm almost dreading it because I just don't believe the chair will be delivered waiting for the contractor to install it. I'll take the camera and get a few shots of the stairway so you will see what I'm talking about. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Keep us in mind, say a prayer for us, so our dream of having Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge will happen next week.

Another adventure we have to accept, hopefully it will be a joyful Thanksgiving dinner.

Till next time, God bless and keep us all safe.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Booooo ..... Halloween

We had a gang of family drop in on us this evening. Ooooo Sooo Scary!

And a few cute ones too!

Wilma called Clint a few days ago inviting him to bring the kids over to trick or treat with our grand kids. He showed up with his two kids, and both our girls, Angel and Tina brought their kids. Tina's friend Stacey came along also with her two kids. So we had a gang of Trick or Treaters.

They left to conquer the neighborhood....

I stayed back at the home front handing out "Treats".

I just noticed...can't tell who is the scariest! ;-)

They all had a great time as you can tell from the amount of candy Brooke and Rebecca have!

Another great time with our Family! Another great Adventure in our lives! We are truly blessed