Monday, August 21, 2017

the great eclipse

August 21, 2017 

Total Solar Eclipse

got glasses? just $1
campground entrepreneurs 

noticeably cooler, darker

stars shining, lights coming on

Madisonville, Kentucky
in The Path of Totality

Friday, August 18, 2017


we are all ready for The Great Eclipse! 

Record numbers of folks are expected to travel to the areas of total eclipse, and local officials in small towns are trying to gear up the best way they know how, without any previous experience. Some communities are declaring a state of disaster so they can call in the National Guard to help with traffic. Additional cell towers are being set up. Hospitals are cancelling elective surgery to free up employees for emergencies. 

I plan to stay right here, but I did fill up my car gas tank, stocked up on groceries, and of course bought the special glasses.

Here in Madisonville, Kentucky, we are in The Path of Totality - sounds ominous right? We watch the network news from Evansville, IN - they are talking nonstop about The Great Eclipse, and they are reporting LIVE from here in Madisonville on Monday. 

I wonder what will everyone be talking about this time next week?

this awesome eclipse quilt is featured this week at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Last spring I made some videos about crocheting for Madison, put them on YouTube so she could access them. 

There has been 2443 views so far and I am thinking they are not all from Madison :)

I think it is called traffic, not exactly Trending and certainly not Viral... but cool all the same.

Cursive Crochet on YouTube

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Good Thai'dings

Madison study abroad in Thailand June 4 - August 6, 2017

a little bit of study and a whole lot of fun - culture, elephants, food, temples, elephants, scenery, hiking, elephants, ziplines, temples, elephants... 

and puns
In high Thai'd or low Thai'd 
Didn't wanna be Thai'd down
Roll Thai'd Roll
Good Thai'dings

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Hanson KY

Hanson, Kentucky

Another job beginning, permits, meetings, angry neighbors, discovery of major waterline going through site, just another day in paradise.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

home sweet tiny home

settling in to rural Kentucky, so quiet and peaceful. Family owned campground, such friendly folks! The campground owner works in the coal mines, his wife works at Walmart, their house is down in the valley. Our campsite is on the top of the hill next to another family residence, our next door neighbor is.... the coal miner's daughter

such nice folks here in Kentucky, no internet service, practically no cell signal (which I have to have for work) - the campground owner was out on Sunday morning with the post-hole digger installing a 20' tower behind our camper for a cell booster system, it works great- 5 bars on my verizon hot spot! But now I have to go back to work :(

Friday, August 4, 2017

the road to Kentucky

on to the next job - following the RV from Mississippi to Alabama to Tennessee to Kentucky

first stop Cracker Barrel - only 9 miles from our campground :)

Monday, July 31, 2017

more momentous events

May 20, 2017...the Disney proposal :)

Sarah and Matt moved to California!

So much happening with the grandkids, we can hardly keep up with them!