Have I mentioned that I spent a long time in the Military and am proud to belong to a group of people that felt a man's accomplishments and abilities are what's important?  I don't know how many times I heard the saying, "In the army there is no color, only shades of green."  Black, white, brown, red, yellow or tan are just not important.   Today is the swearing in of our 44th President and the celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday.   For a lot of you this means a day off.  For the retirees, that means one less trip to the mailbox.  

I have spent many hours over the last couple of days getting the 2012 records together so when the rest of the information arrives, I can start doing the taxes.  It has been an interesting year for the rentals.  Income and outgo are pretty close to a tie.   The year that Kansas has declared that there will be no taxes on small businesses, there is little income to not have taxed.  Oh well, the assets are at least intact. 

It was COLD this morning.  Somewhere near 10 degrees and here at noon it is only around 16.  No sun and it will remain cold all day.  At least walking down the hill was not difficult today.   Hard frozen ground is all roughed up by the freeze and there sure wasn't any mud to slip on.  

Not sure what the rest of the day will bring.  There is a new pizza place on Gage and I may run over and get one to take out.  Might even eat it there if Barb can be coaxed out in the cold.   

Breakfast Guests this Morning

OH Well,



  1. Those deer look fat and healthy. The corn diet must be good for them. If you have any apples going bad, add then to the feed pan. They really love apples.

  2. I had a bushel of apples at the start of the season and they ate them quickly. We love apples too and not many go bad here.