Friday, August 5, 2011

Please Standby . . .

My mojo has been sent to camp with DaMomma and will be returning later this week.
DaMomma has been on may daily reading list since I started reading blogs and aspired to write my own. You can chck out her blog: "Motherhood is Not for Wimps" here: 
She will be teaching it how to sing and dance and "have a show in the barn!".
Well . . . she will be doing an editing seminar with a post of mine at a MAJOR blogging scene.
And, she has given me a much needed "attagirl" by way of choosing my piece to use as a good content, could be better writing example.

We have been running fairly steady recently and this is a photo of our view most of the time. Summer is the season for bugs, lots of traffic and, our favorite . . . roadwork.

Welcome to all new readers. Enjoy your tour and I will see you in a day or so with a refreshed "Mojo".

In the meantime, please have a look around at previous posts as well as some old favorites located in the sidebar.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Tony brought breakfast to us this morning . . .

Certainly made me smile !!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Street Art

This piece caught my eye in Kansas City the other day. Not at all clear if it is an ad or a statement - but it is really eye catching.
I used to spin wool, both on spinning wheel and drop spindle (no room in s truck for THAT activity!), so my eye still moves toward all things wooly.

Notice the arrow thru his head . . . Steve Martin sheep?
I wish I could make out the web address on the bottom. Love to know more about this.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

And Then Sometimes . . .

We are in the shop again with a DIFFERENT trailer. Apparently this us our week for trailer repair. This time the repair involves brakes and tires - can't cut corners there!
So I thought I would snap the view out my window today . . .

As you can see
It ain't always pretty!

Monday, April 18, 2011


We are sitting in Marion, Illinois waiting for a trailer axle to be fixed. I casually glanced out the window and noticed this cool old cage or box.

Leo needed a walk, so we investigated and realized what it really was . . .

An old jail cell.
The drop down bunk was the give away.
The guys in the shop said their boss collects weird old stuff.
The story on this is that it was part of the original county jail. Maybe late 19th or early 20th century.
Notice the wheels on it. I guess they could have bern rolled into any configuration that might have been needed.
We see such interesting sights out here on the road.

I guess this sort of sighting is what keeps each day fresh and new.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Meet Luna and her owner/trainer, Regina Mayer of Bavaria.  
Denied a horse by her parents, the teen decided to devote her attention to the calf, Luna.  
Google "Luna the Cow" and you will be able to read all about the pair.

They made me smile this week.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Trailer Stacking

While out driving on our nation's interstate highway system, you may have noticed that sometimes flatbed trailers will be stacked on one another to be moved around the country.  These will either be a two stack or a three stack.

One might surmise that there would be very large forklifts employed to lift the trailers up onto the bottom trailer.

Certainly makes sense. 

How else would they get those things on top of each other?


Whoa . . . 


No forklift involved. 

 There is a ramp available for "decking" trailers and that is all. 

Yep . . . . back a trailer up to the ramp,
unhook from it and 
go get the next one
back that one up the steep and narrow ramp and 


Luckily, we only had to do a two stack.