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Archive: September 1st, 2009

September 1, 2009: Rest in peace Robin Cross

Dammit Robin – you will never know the impact you had on my life.  I hope you fly fly fly with the angels above.  Through the good and the bad I will always and have always loved you.  This just makes me sad.


September 1, 2009: Welcome To Meteorological Fall!!!! Woohoo!

  Wow – is it already SEPTEMBER?  That is just insane.  I have no idea where the time goes.  I just know that it keeps moving along.  I haven’t had time to post photos over the last week or so.  Been too busy trying to keep up with everything at the farm.

  Jason Darnall and I installed a bunch of tower cams last week.  The last few that we had to put up.  These will face northwest/north/northeast.  All of them will be on the weather page – online.  Just need to get the power going and so on. 

  I still think we are looking good for a move in date in October.  We shall see.  It will be close!

  Had a WONDERFUL lunch with Sue, Tracie, Geri, and Caesar yesterday.  Downtown Paducah.  We all had to catch up on the latest news from each other.  Sounds like everyone is staying busy busy busy. 

  July and August both ended up way below normal in the temperature department.  Which, was just fine with me.  I am not a fan of heat and humidity.

  Two more weeks until we leave for Kristy’s wedding in Florida. 


Top of the world 🙂


Top of the house


Ceiling – tongue and groove has arrived.


Looking north from the observation deck


Last bit of weather instruments – added to the top of the house.


Top deck of the house.  Joey 🙂  Click any image for larger size


Looking northwest towards the neighbors farm



Jason Darnall and Beau – hanging tower cams


Hanging tower cams



Looking south


Jason and Beau – hanging the 360 degree camera



Looking north




Ohio River Sunset – click for larger images


Jason and I hanging tower cams.  Nathan driving the tractor.


Jason Darnall helping me with cameras




Time to hang some cameras 🙂


Daisy’s first trip inside the new house


Daisy’s first trip to the new house


Daisy – seeing the new house for the first time 🙂


Daisy on the front porch 🙂





September 1, 2009: Five lessons about the way we treat people. Number 5.

5 – Fifth Important Lesson – Giving When it Counts…

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare &serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, ‘Yes I’ll do it if it will save her.’ As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.

He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, ‘Will I start to die right away?.

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

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