Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 GOALS

 
MY 2017 GOALS!
 
WISHING ALL OF YOU THE BEST YEAR YET!
 
 
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gone With The Wind

 
 
Haha...Tanner and I looked like a scene out of a movie....we were sitting in the living room listening
 
 to the gale force winds and rain when we heard a crash up...stairs....
 
Tanner runs up and yells hurry...i get up there and the window has fallen..yes the entire window.
 
It seems that someone (mebutdonttellthem) didn't snap the window in place after hanging the
 
Christmas decorations (whoamIkiddingtheyknowI'mtheonlyonethatdoesthatkindofwork).
 
(upper right window is the one that fell)

 
 
 Anyway rain is pouring in and Tanner is trying to get the window back in place and I'm running
 
around grabbing towels to mop up the floor.
 
  The animals are terrified so they are all under our feet and we are tripping over the boxes of
 
Christmas decorations that I did not use (someoneforgottoputthemup)
 
 We clean up that disaster and I look out the window and it looks like a river pouring into the chicken
 
 coop. I put on my royal blue superman boots and grab my flowered umbrella with the bent tip
 
because I slammed it in the door and head into the storm.
 
 
  Leaves had built up in the fence and the water was directed into the coop.
 
 I slosh my way in with eight wet chickens at my feet because they wanted breakfast! 
 
To get them out of the way I slosh my way to the food and try to lure them back in the coop.
 
I can't even see because it's raining so hard and the river is still flowing inside the pen.
 
 The wind is blowing my umbrella inside out, my boots are sinking in the mud, thunder is rumbling 
 
but I successfully redirected the water away from the coop!!
 
I felt like Scarlett  O'Hara ....from Gone with the wind.
 
(notthewimpygirlatthebeginningofthemoviebutthestronggirlattheend)
 
 
I felt strong and raised my fist to the storm and I'm feeling triumphant and I'm saying
 
My chickens shall never go hungry again!!!!
 
and then poof........
 
it all stopped.  No wind....no rain.
 
  If I had waited 10 minutes (to save the chickens) I would not have even gotten wet....:
 
.....Oh well as Scarlett said "I'll think about that tomorrow...
 
 
 
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Decorating at Work

 
 
Well what do you do when you work all the time?
 
You use up all your Christmas decorating mojo at work
 
and that's why you don't have even one Christmas sprinkle
 
at your house.
 
So let's see what's going on at Tucker ATV shall we?
 
I made the guys build me a front porch in our lawn mower/ home section.
 
I have loved decorating it!
 
 
Meanwhile my front porch at home looks like this.
 
 
They want to know where the Christmas treats are!
 
 
Back at Tucker ATV I have put out several trees surrounded by my woodland creatures.
 

 
 
While working on the computer (cough cough) I found this!
 
The Shepherd on the Search
 
What a great idea!  It's like the elf on the shelf but the shepherd
 
is looking for the baby Jesus. 
 
Isn't that a great idea?!



 
And now that I'm off the subject of Christmas decorating let me tell you what happened to
 
us the other day.
 
Someone paid over $4000 in $1.00 gold coins and 50 cent pieces and $2.00 bills!!!
 
He asked my husband if we would take it and he said sure and then brought it to me and my
 
co-worker to count. (dagger eyes)
 






 
 
Thank goodness someone brought oreo bites or we wouldn't have made it...:)
 

 
 
Back to Christmas decorating.....oh wait that's a pic of me at work.
 
Welcome to Tucker ATV....may I help you?
 
Don't I sound professional.....if they only knew....bahahaha!
 
I did put this sign up to warn them.
 
Don't you love my chicken nesting boxes....they hold my tshirts...:)
 
You knew I was going to put my chicken theme in there somewhere didn't you?
 


 
I decorated the boat.....lol...yes a boat!  That's a whole other story on how
 
I went to a flea market and called Shannon and told him I bought a rotten
 
boat.  Sheesh...who knew he was having such a hard time seeing my "vision"
 
of the store......heehee.  And it didn't help that they had to mount it high
 
up on the wall.........vision- people!!  Focus!!
 

 
 
The deer had to have hats and scarves....:)
 
They are looking at the boat......they don't "get the vision" either....
 

 
 
And then came the 12' tree!
 
That was an entire day in Hobby Lobby to buy enough ornaments for the tree.
 
"Yes, dear we HAD to have these ornaments......if you have a 12' tree then you
 
have to have a ton of ornaments.  How important was it for us to make a profit
 
this year anyway??????"
 

 
 
I didn't even show y'all the Man Cave area.  Oh this was so much fun!
 




 
I need to get better pics.  The Man Cave has a swing in it and a tire wall and a couch etc.
 
I will get better pics of the entire store and do a post on it later.
 
So now you know why my house has nothing Christmasy in it at all.
 
I'm jingled out!
 
So from all of us at Tucker ATV we wish you a
 
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, November 14, 2016

Today is a good day

 
 
 
Let's just start right here......
 
it was a good day!
 
The hubby and I were headed out of town on a Friday morning!
 
Yes......we left our business in our son's and employee's hands.
 
I knew we wouldn't die and the business wouldn't collapse..lol......Shannon was not so sure.
 

 We are headed to my very best friend's (since second grade) daughter's wedding.
 
In Asheville, North Carolina!
 
Which is an 8 1/2 hour drive for us.
 
Which is fine because I have plenty of subjects to talk to Shannon about...wink wink.
 
Chickens.........what we will eat.............when we will eat............will my chickens
 
know if I eat chicken??
 
I have laffy taffy jokes.......what do cats and Christmas have in common????
 
They both have sandy claws........................bahahahaha!!!
 
What time do you go to the dentist??????.......................tooth hurty!!!!
 
bahahahahaha!
 
I know he is as excited as I am....:) :) :) :)
 



Right off the bat I had problems.........Shannon does not eat half as much as I do!

grrrrrrrrr.....

So when we got up and out the door at 5 a.m. he went through Hardee's

to get him a coke and he asked if I wanted something.

Decisions, decisions........

I wasn't starving but I knew it would be a looooong time before we stopped again so

I got a frisco breakfast sandwich and I told him we would half it......(it makes

me not seem so fat).

 I gobbled up my half and he said with a smirk "you can have my half" so I made a big

production of wrapping up his half (although I could have eaten it)..;)

Then about 3 hours later he pulls into a Waffle House.

He orders the big breakfast and I order grits and eggs and toast

and I KNOW he wants to say something so I ask

"WHAT??"

"and just so you know I have a waffle coming also"

and he says "you've got to be kidding???!!"

I told him I had been training all my life to eat this way and it was

his own fault if he couldn't keep up.

Then we were back on the road, me napping and dreaming of lunch....heehee.

I opened my eyes just long enough to see this sign and let out a big sigh of relief...:)


We drive a couple more hours

and then we saw the sign..................Campbell's covered bridge.....I screeched!!

We must stop!!! And I can't believe he did!



It was beautiful....
 
 
 

 We made it to our hotel and it was awesome!

I highly recommend it...we were right in town...walked everywhere.

It once was a department store so the rooms were huge and when we got out

of our elevator it would say "second floor.....men's dept.".



 We saw many cool things.
 

 
 
Found this in the first shop...it jumped right on my finger..:)
 

 
I wanted my pic made by this ginormous fire place because it would make me look small
 
just saying....
 


And then there was this beautiful couple and their beautiful wedding.
 
Oh to be this young again..:)

 
and my precious (size 2) friend....
 

 
And before you knew it we were on our way home.
 
White knuckling our way through eight lanes of traffic in Atlanta with
 
airplanes almost landing on you,
 
 to arguing over one last place to eat.
 
Olive Garden with dessert first...;) I'm teaching him all the tricks.
 

 
I found a new app for my phone and started texting my chickens.
 
 
and everyone else that was on facebook...:)
 


 
And then we were home....feeling so blessed to have beautiful places to
 
visit and a home to welcome you back and dear friends all along the way.
 
 
So all that's left to say is............
 
goodnight and thank you for hanging in there with me on this very long post!
 
 
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dear Complaint Dept.

 
 
Dear water hose makers,
 
Is there a reason that water hoses must be stored and sold all coiled up
 
like a cobra?
 
Did you realize that after months of sitting on shelves like this that trying
 
to wrangle it into any other shape, like straight, is impossible?
 
Did the water hose go through naval training to teach it how to tie its way
 
into impossible knots?
 
And when it finally comes out of the knot it does an acrobatic move
 
that Cirque du Soleil would be proud of and
 
soaks you completely.
 
And then you have to explain to your husband why he found you in the bathroom
 
blow drying your boob.
 
Maybe you should talk to Little Debbie......she has excellent
 
customer satisfaction. (or maybe that's just me)
 
Sincerely soaked and enjoying a Little Debbie snack,
 
 
Next letter will be to dog bed makers.
 
Stay tuned.
 


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I'm Still Here...









 
 
I'm still here.
 
I seem to have no words.
 
Thank you for not giving up on me.
 
Really hope to be back soon...:)
 
Love and hugs to all!
 
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