Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year 2016 from the Alvars in Vegas!!

2015 was a fair year; we’ve had better and we’ve had worse.
We’re hoping to do a little better next year, wish us luck.  🙂

Here’s the ever recurring New Years Eve holiday-bash-front-porch-photo:

And in the immortal words of Col Potter: “Here’s to the new year. May she be a damn sight better than the old one and may we all be home before she’s over.”

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New Image Gallery thing

I added a new image gallery plugin thingy to this blow/website and I’m testing it.
Assuming it works, there should be an album of pictures from my trip to Yuma AZ in Feb 2015.

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Family Dates!

At the top of the page under the totally awesome cover photo, is a link that says “Important Dates”.  It’s got everyone that I cold think of’s Birthday and all the Anniversaries that I know about.


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home from the wedding

Tira starts work on Wed and had a Dr appt on Tue, so we had to come home. Alas, it was a great trip. Heather got married, we had a great drive back, and our new trailer worked great!

That was one of the things we worried about…the camper I mean, because the refrigerator had gone out twice. The second time was only a couple of weeks before Tira went to ND in July so we were definitely concerned.

My second big worry was my truck because of its age, and it also did great! 🙂

So all’s well that ends well. Congratulations Heather and Jeremiah!

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Happy New Year 2014!!!!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!  Happy 2014!!!!!!!!!!!


Happy New Year 2014!!

Happy New Year 2014!!

Well it’s a new year again, and it’s 50° in Las Vegas NV.  (Love it!!!)

As you can see from the traditional we’re-not-really-drunk-but-we-are-standing-out-on-the-front-porch-screaming-our-heads-off-like-rednecks picture, it’s a smaller crowd this year than it was last year.

That’s because for the first time ever, <sniff>, no Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!     🙁

But other than no Heather, we’re doing great;  the family is great, and we’re all together celebrating Christmas and the New Year.  I though about reflecting on the past year and have chosen not to…  not that it’s too painful (it is) and not because I’m still drunk (I am) but because I’m focusing on looking ahead, and not back.  I’m looking 2014 square in the face and so far I like what I see….  yes, I certainly do…

So hop aboard the Hogwarts New Year Express, and lets go visit the future together.   😉
Here’s wishing all of you a fantastic year!

…and because I just can’t not do it… I would like to quote once again, Colonel Potter on MASH.

“Here’s to the New Year. May she be a damned sight better that the old one, and may we all be home before she’s over.”


“Never get out of the boat.”…… absolutely goddamn right…… unless you’re goin’ all the way……

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