Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Back to "Normal"

Once again, we ask forgiveness for neglecting you this year. So much has happened, and we'll be writing about it all over the winter. Maybe the warm fuzzies will keep us from freezing this time!

Biggest on my mind today, I lost the election last night. Still many ballots to count over the next couple of weeks, but unless God grants a major miracle, I get to return to ranch life, relegating the politics to computer activism. Maybe... I never seem to be able to drop it altogether!

Dude's book is set to go to market in January. The publisher didn't tell us it had been released for pre-sale on Amazon; friends had to tell us, and sales have spread through that network at amazing speeds! That's an exciting thing, but took him away from ranch life at the same time that my race really got off the ground.

It was a grand adventure, though, and we all learned so much this year. Munchkin isn't a big fan of being in front of people, but she picked up the slack at home, learning valuable lessons in housekeeping, cooking and animal husbandry. She had the opportunity to earn a little street cred for driving backhoe in two local parades. Ultimately, she's grown up. Dude discovered a love of plumbing; more on that later, but suffice it to say, when my organizational control is removed, he steps up and learns how to fill in the gaps. He also accomplished some great things out here that we'll be writing about.

I, on the other hand, have been absent. We don't really do "normal" out here, but I'll be glad to get back to it. There is "this much to do" as always! On to more re-steading...