Green Acres

Green Acres

It is hard to imagine that we have lived in rural Iowa for over ten years now, and I’m happy to report that we are both still alive and facing each new challenge with a laugh and our trusty Kubota. My stories about our adventures have received so many comparisons to...
Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor

A couple of years ago, I was sitting in my home office when I turned around and noticed the back end of a large animal walking by my window. I jumped up and went to the front door to see what it was, only to discover a very large, curly haired dog in the front yard....
Swim With Your Feet

Swim With Your Feet

A number of years ago, Gene had a meeting in St. Thomas and we decided it would be a great anniversary gift to ourselves to combine business with pleasure. We had stopped in St. Thomas on our honeymoon cruise and it was our favorite island. Unfortunately, the...

I Feel So Stupid!

“I feel so stupid!” How often have we said these words after we have done something on impulse or carelessly? I couldn’t count the times. But most of these moments end up being funny stories after we have time to think them over. Several years ago, I was enjoying a...
Cow Creek Road

Cow Creek Road

Sometimes life throws you a challenge and it opens a door to a new experience.  The first time we were on Cow Creek Road was because of a road closure due to an accident.  We were heading back from visiting Fredericksburg, Texas and the main (only) road back to hour...
Time Out

Time Out

Years ago, Gene was home babysitting our boys, and being 3 and 4 year old boys, they were misbehaving.  Gene had had enough and loaded them into their car seats and drove them to the county jail. (I’m not the only creative one in the family!)  He explained to...