The Crow's Nest - December 28, 2015

Trouble hangs on to me like it is my best friend.  It is story time!  The last 10 days I have watched more strands of my hair turn gray.  I can do that as I am allergic to hair dye so what you see is what you get as far as my hair color.  Back to my story.  Last week Chuck opened up his desktop to find he had a virus.  Of course, we have 5 devices hooked up to the same email address (excluding phones and iPad).  Anyway, he immediately shut the desktop down and called support.  Long story short.  His desktop got fixed.  My laptops ended up a mess!  What actually started out as a very minor problem ended up with most of my programs being deleted.  Included was the deletion of the whole Edinburg website.  All I could think about was there goes almost 16 years of information.  I screamed and hollered about tech support retrieving the site.  They finally brought up the needed program minus any data.  I don’t know when I have felt so defeated one minute then angry the next.  Finally with the help of grandson Lane, son-in-law Jason, Chuck and nephew TJ I have a form of the old website on my laptop.  As of this moment I don’t even know for sure if it will work or not.  I guess I will find out when I finish writing this “Crow’s Nest”.

SO----hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.  Even with all my problems our Christmas was wonderful.  We have about 14 inches of snow on the ground so everything is white and pristine looking.  Christmas Eve was beautiful with still, clear air and a big moon in the sky.  As always, Christmas Eve services were very uplifting with a message about the true meaning of Christmas.  Our Pastor Jessica had the young children take an integral part in the service.  It was just what I needed.  Every year I come home from services feeling more blest surrounded by family and friends.

The usual group was sitting down at Cenex before our first snowfall.  Snow was predicted for a certain time that next day.  John Evenson spoke up and stated the snow would start falling at 5:30 PM the next Tuesday.  Well then, other table participants wanted to get in on the predictions also.  Jim Langerud knew the snow would start at 3:15 AM on Wednesday---Bob Halldorson and Loretta Monson also had dates and times picked out.  This “Prediction” show seemed to take on a life of its own.  Well, that Wednesday afternoon it DID start to snow and we ended up with 9 inches on the ground.  (I think Jim Langerud came the closest to the actual time the snow started to fall.)  Doesn’t this just make you want to rush back to Edinburg to partake in all the fun we have?  Actually, we have a great time.

Our own Abbie Sondeland just got out of the hospital yesterday after being in for 19 days with blood clots in her legs.  Abbie goes to UND and this problem started about the time final tests were being administered at the “U”.  Fortunately, Abbie is a great student and professors were helpful so she will be able to write all her exams.  It was so good to see Abbie this morning at church.  She really has had a tough time. 

Also, thoughts and prayers go out to Rodney Nygard.  He fell out at his farm the other day and broke his ankle.  I understand he had many pins put in during surgery.  Rodney has had more than his share of health problems these last few years. 

Now comes January and kind of a lull.  We are leaving Friday for Phoenix for the month.  Dennis and Bev Hammer have left already and Gary and Toni Monsebroten leave this week.  David and Loretta Monson are also leaving for Arizona the end of this week. I am sure there are more people headed that way also.  It will be great to have a short respite from the cold and winter.

It was great fun visiting with Bernie Mullen the other day.  Gosh, I haven’t seen him for years.  He said he has been in the military for 18 years and is stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas.  It was fun to catch up.  Thank you Bernie for your service.

Have a great day and we will talk with you later from among the cactus needles.

















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December 28, 2015

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1. I will not tell the same story at every get together.

2. I will spend less than one hour a day on the Internet. This, of course, will be hard to estimate since I am not a clock watcher.

3, I will read the manual----just as soon as I can find it.

4. I will remember to remove the gas nozzle before driving away from the pump.

5. I will gain weight--at least 40 lbs. Didn't mom always say I was a bit skinny?



fish pond

The kids enjoyed the fish pond at our Christmas party.



Lots of visiting going on. Krystina Langerud and daughter Lucy are in the forefront with Ellie Stabo behind her visiting with Cheri Stabo.