Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Blogger Bash Last Night

It was an interesting night last night. The Blogger Bash was well attended. Many of the usually faces, some new ones and some visitors who got caught up in the excitement of the evening. A few photos of the event.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I remember listening to the radio and watching television and being introduced to a woman who was knowledgeable and well spoken. She gave the agricultural news and farm report. Her style made you want to listen. I was reintroduced to Colleen Callahan again this past Friday. Again, I found her knowledgeable and well spoken - on issues much broader than agriculture. The Fish Fry (Walleye) was well attended. The event was quite casual. Lots of jeans and shorts to be seen. The crowd was enthusastic in their support of the candidate. I knew Ms. Callahan had accompanied Ann Veneman (former Secretary of Agriculture) on a trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, but didn't know much concerning her stance on current issues - so it was time to do a little research.

I found video of her canidacy announcement. I watch all four segments and could not find anything she said that I disagreed with.

The links to the video can be found in the side bar on the left at this site:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Well, I was glad!

Temperatue is 84, but the heat index is 92 and it is almost 8:30 PM. The three ceiling fans are on and I just moved the small wind machine a little closer. The big air conditioner is still covered in plastic from last winter and the little one for Leah's bedroom is sitting on the floor in her room. Since I do not have stock in AmerenCilco, I refuse to pay them any more than I have to! Actually, it is not too bad in the house as long as I don't move too much or too quickly. I keep at least one ceiling fan on all night so I can keep Smokey more comfortable. He does not seem to be suffering from the heat, but who knows.

Summer is not my favorite season. I much prefer Spring and Fall. I even prefer Winter to the heat and humidity of Summer. I just hope I remember that thought in January.