Dear Dad


 I never realized how big of a void there would be in my life without you in it.

You always tried to find the good in everyone and every situation.

You may be gone but you will never be forgotten because you will always be in my heart.

I placed flowers on your grave for fathers day but somehow that never seems like enough.

Father’s Day is like one of the toughest holidays for me to get through. It has been 2 years and 9 1/2 months since you passed away and I really do not know where the time has gone.

Happy Father’s Day I love you!


Life Lesson # 3 – Two faced people

A two faced person could be a friend or a family member.

Anyone who talks to you behind someone else’s back and befriends that person at the same time will do the same thing to you behind your back.

They thrive on creating friction between people. Every day they have to think of something bad to talk about to someone else because this is what gets their adrenaline pumping.

Two faced people can not be trusted because all the do is make up lies at the expense of others just to get attention. Your life has to be pretty boring to want to hurt others so badly you would do this.

No one needs people like this in their life the drama is not worth it.



Property taxes and lawnmowers

On Thursday we went to the county tax office to protest our tax increase since it has increased so much the last 2 years.

We were not able to get it down that much due to the fact that homes in the area same age as ours sold for so much money. Why is everything based on what someone else did?

People are wanting land and it’s getting harder to come by because the subdivisions are taking it all up. They do not even mind the age of the homes because they want the land so badly.

Our daughter and her husband just bought a house on 4 acres so they can have their own mini farm. They want to raise their children in the country instead of being in a subdivision. They already had dogs but have now added 3 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats- and 11- chickens.

There are more goats coming in a few weeks one which will be mine but I will keep it with theirs since they are herd animals. When I have my own herd they can come here.

In Manvel, the land values increased more than any other city in the county. An acre in the right area such as ours is worth $56,000 per acre. It has increased $22,000.00 an acre in the last 2 years. This is all great and good until it’s time to pay those taxes.

We have to have a riding lawn mower because we mow 2 acres you do not do this kind of yard with a push mower. Our current cub cadet riding mower is working fine is just takes a long time to get it all mowed.

Thursday we bought a 54″ Cub Cadet zero turn lawn mower to make mowing 2 acres easier. This mower is very fast there were no lines in the yard or the pasture. The pasture now looks like a golf course lol it’s amazing. We love this new mower it cuts down our mowing time to 1/3 of what it was taking.

Controlling a zero turn is interesting, to say the least, you have two handles instead of a steering wheel. I caught on pretty quick and was making those donut type turns in no time.

The moral of this story is when you go to the tax office and you can not get your taxes lowered do not get depressed. Instead, go out and buy a new zero turn lawnmower to make yourself feel better. After all, it’s about saving you some time and someone’s going to get your money anyway.






Life Lesson # 2 – good deeds

People who enjoy doing good deeds do this out of the goodness of their heart and never say a word about it. It is second nature to them because it is part of who they are and they are not looking for praise from anyone.

People who do good deeds for others and tell other people about it are doing it for self-gratification. They need everyone to know all the good things they have done they are looking for praise.

You should never brag or boast when you do something nice for someone if you do then you are doing it for all the wrong reasons.

The wind

Every since the beginning of March, we have had a big problem with the wind.

Normally you can count on March being windy but then it goes away.

It seems like every day for the last few months for sure it has been super windy and whipping everyone and everything around. It dries out the plants faster than normal.

It means I have to water every day. The overcast days make you think it is going to rain and then all you get is wind.

It is a good thing we have our own water well at this rate of using water.