Thursday, January 24, 2008

USS New York

USS New York
It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. It is the fifth in a new class of warship designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence, recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there.
Junior Chavers, founder operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up". "It had a big meaning to it for all of us, " he said. "They knocked us down, but they can't keep us down."
The ship's motto ? "Never Forget"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Antarctica-----in the house?

This is an Antarctica wave, Can you say bbrrrr? The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice. I think it is amazing how the water froze in midair when the water comes in contact with air. Now it did not say what the temperature is here but I know it is colder than I care to experience. Some beauty was just meant to be admired from afar.
I found these pictures yesterday and I had intended to post them then but other things got in the way. This morning when we woke up it was below 60 in our house and getting colder by the minute. Upon doing some checking of our unit I found the fan had quit.....again. It did this last summer and we had a new one put on and thought that would be the end of this kind of problem. Why does it seem these things break on a Sunday? I did call the man that had fixed it before and he will be out tomorrow. In the meantime I am thankful we have a fireplace, space heater, gas stove in the kitchen, and last but not least an electric blanket on our bed. My husband HATES cold weather so we try to keep the bases covered. I'm just thankful it happen now instead of when it is 98 outside. I'd rather put a sweater and socks on than try and figure out how I can run around in the buff.....scary thought!
So with that I'll get off here and go warm up in front of the fireplace. BE BLESSED

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Awesome photo

I just had to post this photo that I received on line. It was taken by a fire behavior analyst by the name of John McColgan. The fire was in the Bitteroot National Forest in Montana. I always get very sad when I hear of a fire out of control, burning miles and miles of trees and killing little animals. And to think that sometimes these fires are set intentionally. We just had a terrible thing happen in the middle of the state last week. They were doing a controlled burning in the Haines City area and it got out of control.
The bad thing about that was it was early in the morning and there was a very thick fog anyway but when that was combined with the smoke visibility became impossible. On Hwy. 4 there was a 70 vehicle pile up, several people were killed and a lot of others hurt. There was no way to see and the only way they could find people was to follow the cries for help. Let us remember these families when we are thanking God for all of our blessings.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Making Beads Again

You will have to click on this to be able to see any details....I just did not want to fool with more than one picture. I do not know why it takes FOREVER to download pictures. Well now that I have the complaining out of the way! The set on the far left is the only one that has a bracelet. It has cubed beads. The next one I made for someone that gave me the antique green beads, it was a real challenge since there was only 6 of them. The green one has some crystal beads that came out of an old rosary and some cloisonne that I bought. The orange ones I bought on e-bay, except for the big bead in the very center. Last the blue one is some more that I found on e-bay, the ones with little flowers, the other cobalt ones I bought in a bead shop in Lake City. So now you know what I have been creating.
Sweetie went to the vet this morning for her surgery, so she can not be a mommy any more.... they will keep her for the night. I received a call to let me know she came through it all just fine.My son in northern Illinois is going to take the last two kittens, that is if his older brother that lives in southern Illinois will come get them. We are praying this all works out.
Now I think I'll go see what some of you have been up to...........BE BLESSED

Monday, January 7, 2008

Don't You Just Love a Bargin?

My neighbor called me early last Saturday morning to see if I wanted to go with her to a near by little town that has a Market Day on the first Saturday of the month. Well of course I wanted to go, it is like a mini flea market. I hit the jack pot. I found these rubber stamps, never been used, a book, a bracelet, and this wonderful and unusual tea cup. All of this and I only spent $20. What a great time we had.
Now here is a kitten up date: Last Friday, the three of them got loaded into a pet taxi and taken on a trip to Lake City, about 45 miles from here so a lady could choose one. She picked the black and white male. They have named him Bootlegger, he is a lot like a cat that they had for years and that finally went to kitty heaven. So we are down to two little girls. My son might be making a trip down from Illinois and if he does and we still have them they may be going back with him to go to my other sons house. He lives up by Chicago, good thing they will be in the house!!!! Brrrrrr it is freezing up there. I pray that you be BLESSED beyond measure in 2008.