Christmas Presents and Resolutions for the New Year


A photo of MaryI hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  The hooligans enjoyed Christmas as Santa came to visit them.  They got some chew bones, a pull rope, and a tire with a rope.  When Patches saw the tire, her eyes just lit up and she grabbed it and just shook it whacking my legs.  She used to have one that was her favorite that disappeared. I don’t know if a visiting dog took off with it or if one of them buried it.

hooligans Christmas toys 

Me, Santa came and fixed my hot water pipe.  During the remodeling about five or six years ago when I added the utility room on to the house and moved my washer and dryer  into it, a finishing nail nicked the pipe when the baseboard was installed.  The weak spot finally blew and was spraying on an antique tiger walnut sideboard when I got home.  Santa will need to take care of my surgery bills now starting to come in after insurance settles. Christmas Eve I placed a bid on a 1915 post card of a trolley going across the Tennessee River on the old railroad bridge.  This was a neat bridge that had car traffic on the lower span and train traffic on the top.  The next morning with less than twenty minutes left, I had been out bid by fifty cents, so I upped the bid fifty cents and won it for a whole $2.94.  The electric poles were removed from the bridge and the trolley connection leads nowhere.  Santa was a big spender this year.

 1915 postcard trolley on old double tressel bridge on TN River 

The last weekend of the year was great. Temperatures Saturday was in the sixties.  I was able to get my John Deere out and haul wood chips the power company brought me and spread them out along the paths in the former veggie garden I took over in flowers.   My new garden area should be ready to go this year after all the organic matter I’ve been adding to it.  Monday we’ll return to winter.  A skunk decided to trespass across the yard and was met by one of the hooligans.  The large roll around garage can that the country uses for trash pickup got the worst end of the spray.  It’s a good thing I recycle so much that I only put it out on the curb one a month.

 Levi and Patches playing with new toy 

1/14/2012 1:49:51 PM

Landing up selling my copy of my calendar again. Since it is already into the new year, I only did a couple of extra. Called the printers again Friday, had orders for 4 more last night, so have to call them again.

1/12/2012 2:24:53 AM

Thanks Cindy, and Happy New Year to you. The historical 2012 calendar I did for Tuscumbia turned out well. Some how I left myself out and had some more printed this week and sold the extra's w/i a day. One lady already said she wants on the list for next year. I almost broke the no plants this evening, my favorite catalog sent me a 15% off coupon good until next week, going to be hard to resist since I made up an order last several weeks back. I need luck when dealing with the hooligans, thanks for commenting.

1/11/2012 12:42:35 PM

Hi, Mary, and a happy New Year to you. My, you've got quite the long resolutions and to-do list (as do the hooligans!). I don't typically make resolutions....if I did, one would be the same as yours - don't bring home anymore plants until I get the ones I already have planted. Good luck with the calendar and book - they sound very cool. And good luck with the appears as if you might need it!

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