Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Our lives of late fit those two words perfectly. Since our grand children went back to live with their parents things have slowed up at our house. A. LOT. We spent five weekends running all over the state trying to get everything fixed up and yesterday we stayed home. It is really the first weekend we have stayed completely at home since the kids left. We have been eating a lot of left overs because it is hard to cook for two---and food tastes better when it is made in a bigger pot. JUST A FACT.

Yesterday our oldest son and his boss were coming back from a painting job north of us and called to see if he needed to pick up anything the kids had left. No we had finally got all of that back to them. About 20 minutes later they came to the house. Quite a surprise but it was good to see them. I coached his boss in wrestling a few years ago so it was good to see him too.

We visited for quite a long time---way longer than I had expected them to stay---but it was a good visit. We laughed about a few things and talked about sports dynasties a lot. We debated who was the best athletic class to graduate from the high school they went to but opinions are like a _ _ holes - everyone has one. We never solved the question and we'll each have our own opinion for years to come. It was fun to talk about it though.

But that isn't what I really started to blog about so back to the first. We have a couch and love seat that is covered with micro fiber cloth. I love them and they are so comfortable to sit on---problem is I sit on them when I am in my dirty clothes and they get looking pretty dirty. Yesterday I dreamed about it. In the dream I was concerned about how dirty I have made them - SO - as soon as I got out of bed (way early because of the dream) I washed them and cleaned them up - I even used a little windex on the dirtiest spots - although you aren't supposed to use any solvents on the cloth. Why windex? I heard a story that Inklings Dad sprayed windex on a huge oily stain when they were cleaning a carpet somewhere. It completely took the oil out of the carpet. It also took the oil or dirt or whatever it was out of our furniture. Both pieces of furniture look really nice and clean. I won't soon forget that and it didn't hurt the cloth as far as I can tell.

I finished that up about 9:00 and we spent the rest of the day wondering what we should do--I got to see quite a bit of the County yesterday afternoon.


Delirious said...

Maybe it's a good thing you aren't retiring yet. lol

Lindsay-Weaver said...

As long as you use the clear windex (made with vinegar), it's pretty harmless, and should be pretty much color-safe. I'll never forget the look on my boss's face when we found a big cola stain on the carpet in the closing room. He asked if we had anything to clean it with and I sprayed windex on it and it came right up. He said, "Windex? I didn't know you could do that with Windex." Windex actually has a pretty low ph level, too, so it won't attract new dirt.

Lindsay-Weaver said...

BTW- glad you had a nice visit with our brother. I hope he's doing better.

Nene said...

I had a professional carpet cleaner at my house doing my carpets one day. We were talking about what you should use in between cleanings, like if you get a spill. Believe it or not, he said Windex was the best thing, because it was a grease cutter and could get the dirt out and it didn't put as much soap into the carpet or couch. He said when you use something like a spot carpet cleaner, you end up using too much and you think you can get the soap out, but you can't. And the soap left in the carpet or couch will attract dirt.

PsychDoctor said...

Class of 91 . Easy debate

Amber said...

i'm glad ya'll are having a chance to just rest and relax, you need it after the past year! :)

Epitome of Sweetness said...

Windex is so great on so many levels.
Anti-bacterial Windex for kitchens and bathrooms.
Regular windex on tile floors.
Vinegar windex for windows with spots...
on and on and on...
But I especially like to mop my tile floors with it. It makes it kinda shiny, but not too shiny and not sticky.
Hint: Come home, change all clothing. Then sit on the couch.