Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I've been busy....

News report on the Mcdonald's commercial trip to Chicago:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I've been busy.....

On August 8, 2011, around 5 o'clock PM, as I was closing up the cabins and getting ready to head back to Springfield, a sudden squall tunneling down the holler behind the cabins.

I was inside the B's Nest and I could hear the wind howling, tree branches hitting the roof, and I could see the wind blowing the heavy rain almost horizontal.

I was debating where to take shelter, should I go under the cabin or hide in the bathroom. That's how spooky it was.

I heard a loud crack, felt the cabin shake and several heavy thuds. I knew something had went down. I looked out the front door and saw a huge limb in the street about where I usually park my Suburban. But, because Ganey had left earlier, I moved my car up to her parking spot.

I was congratulating myself on my wisdom in moving my car because the limb would have surely fallen on it and, of course, I only have liability insurance.

I walked into the kitchen to get a drink and looked out the kitchen window.

Son Jim and I cut tree and got it off the road. Neighbor Jack and I cut the stump out of the deck and I rebuild the deck.

The trunk of the tree is about 20-25 feet long, straight oak. Make a great beam if someone wants it. We dragged it out of the road with a chain.

The deck looks different without that tree there. The repair job turned out nice. It took me all day to do it.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Please Stand By....

We all live downstream.

Working on a post about the Chicago trip and the filming of the McDonald's commercial. Here are some preview pix.