Sunday, April 19, 2015

Daily Ordinary for April 19, 2015

Celebrate bending over. As I was mowing the lawn yesterday I had to get off and pick up sticks along the way. I have 3 sons with bad backs. Right now one of them with herniated and bulging disks can't bend over - it would be the worse thing for him. Such a simple act that would cause so much pain and more injury. Every time I bend over I pray for him.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Daily Ordinary for April 18, 2015

Celebrate stepping back. Today the sheets go on the clothes line. I'll bet that when the clothes dryer came around some women were determined to never drag their clothes out there and hang them in the sun again. But, oh the smell and feel of sheets off the line. It's worth reverting.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Daily Ordinary for April 17, 2015

Celebrate empathy. When someone understands you and thinks the best of your intentions is something that should be the normal. So often, it's not. Celebrate empathy from those who give it.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Daily Ordinary for April 16, 2015

Celebrate smiles. We should have our smiles on cruise control. They are so easy to produce and fun to collect. Find 3 people to smile at - smile real big - they will wonder what trouble you are planning.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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To pre-order the new shirt or any of the others - see the side bar on the right.

Leaving on a Jet Plane - Privately

This is the private corporate jet we hitched a ride with. This belongs to JCB. This company makes loaders (wheeled; backhoe, skid steer), excavators (mini, midi; tracked, wheeled), telescopic handlers, rough terrain forklifts and high speed tractors. We were heading for Savannah Georgia to their plant for a tour.

 We were able to by pass the regular terminal and zip into this little hanger.

This was one of our pilots. I asked him if he was able to at least know what 80% of these buttons were for and he said he thought he could. I then said "That's good enough for me, let's go."

Farmer and I went with 7 others - mostly farmers. We knew them from our distant area - all great men. And  yes, I was the only woman on the trip except a very lovely, skinny flight attendant - drat! The jet seated 9 with one flight attendant and 2 pilots.

We had a screen that displayed our location, our path, the temperature at our destination, in the air, how long and etc.

We had a great view.

As you can see we had 169 miles left to go. The outside temperature got as low as -74. And we flew over 500 mph.

The plant.

A fun ride with information below.

A look into the plant from the balcony and as usual pictures can't capture the vastness.

This is a military piece of equipment they construct.

After our tour we had a delicious lunch and then off to the sand box to play.

We relaxed in an air conditioned room and watched while all these machines were demonstrated and then everyone could go out and drive each and every one. The men were drooling all over themselves.

This one is a circus backhoe and can do tricks - HA!

While the men played with toys - I purposely didn't drive anything knowing that if I showed Farmer I could then I would be expected to use it at home. I'm getting smarter as I age. So while they played I wandered out into the woods.

There were trees with green leaves and it was hot! It was glorious! I could have spent the whole afternoon there - until I started to wonder if there were any poisonous snakes I should be concerned about.

We headed back home around 3:30 or so and arrive 1 and 1/2 hours later.

I definitely think I could become accustomed to this life.

If any of you are interested in any of these great machines - contact AIS in Grand Rapids - or call and ask for Allen - tell him I sent you - if I get any kick back I'll split it with you. Seriously, we have this equipment and are very satisfied with it,
Grand Rapids
600 44th Street S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Daily Ordinary for April 15, 2015

Celebrate that you can see the moon in the sky while watching the sun come up. Side by side this morning. The moon that put you to sleep is here watching the sun wake you up.

Celebrate the ordinary

Today is the only day you have. Don't wish it away, worry it away or plan it away. Your ordinary days add up to life.

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