Our Times News Archive

December 2008

Supervisor 12/30/08
By Robert McWilliams
Time for another update for the family website I suppose. I don't write in very often and I apologize for that, but anyway...
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Autumn Helps 12/30/08
By Susie Devries
Autumn helped make Christmas cookies this year. She was so helpful. One cookie she cut out twice, just to make sure.
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Film Developed 12/30/08
By Blanche Glaeser
I got another roll of film developed. These pictures were taken during November and December.
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Christmas 12/29/08
By Susie Devries
Our Christmas was H-U-G-E this year, no doubt about it. There must have been at least 100 gifts under the tree. I bought 2 pages of TO/FROM stickers with 48 stickers on each. That equals 96. I have 3 left!
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Daryl's 5th Wheel 12/28/08
By Barbara Lawrence
Here are two pictures of both sides of the 5th wheel Daryl will be living in for the next two or three months - or more. Daryl was putting air in the tires in the one picture. Daryl was lucky enough to be able to use one of Jan's cousin's 5th wheel trailer, which is nice.
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New Job 12/25/08
By Daryl Lawrence
I worked 9 days straight, up until Tuesday night when I got to come home. I am working almost 4 hours away in "Franklin, Texas". It's over by Waco, you probably heard of it. It is a 7 days a week, 12 hours a day job, building the turbine for an electric generating plant, "clean coal technology fired plant".
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Continuing Snow 12/25/08
By John Schmit
I put the Special Event Cam on so you can watch our snow level come and go.
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Merry Christmas 12/24/08
By Ryan, Wendy & Madelyn Gannon
Just wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
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A Good Day 12/23/08
By Susie Devries
Today is a good day! The weather is miserable, cold, dreary, wet, just plain yucky! BUT ~~ the good part is I got a call this morning from a very good friend of ours, Mike.
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Driving Snow 12/23/08
By John Schmit
The last couple of days we've had a bit of snow. A little more than we are used to. I took some pictures with my cell phone to try to capture some of the images of the night.
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R & A News 12/22/08
By By Ryan Simmons (and a little of Aaron)
Ryan & Aaron News
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Vacation Week 12/20/08
By John Schmit
It's time to go back to work but having been off this last week couldn't have been better. The Vegas trip was great and getting out before the snow there was icing on the cake. Not having to drive during and right after the snow storm here was also a blessing. I was able to stay home and get projects worked on.
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Grandma & Grandpa News 12/20/08
By Barbara & Roger Schmit
Grandma & Grandpa News
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Home 12/18/08
By Cliff Chamberlin
Got home just fine. A very interesting drive. Left Denver to dry bare roads and sunshine and it stayed that way all the way to North Platte Nebraska.
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Snow Fun! 12/18/08
By Cheryl Schmit
Pictures are of an Articulated bus in front of our building trying to take out a light pole. Ripped open his side. Hes been there for over an hour now tying up traffic. Snowing pretty good here, was worse than at home.
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R & A News 12/17/08
By Ryan & Aaron Simmons
Ryan & Aaron News
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Damn Cold! 12/15/08
By Cliff Chamberlin
Damn cold is colder than brrrrr cold. It's -8 right now on the gauge and -25 wind chill with clear skies. We have a 12 mph wind out of the North. Supposed to get up to +8 today, a biggie.
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Grandma & Grandpa News 12/12/08
By Roger & Barbara Schmit
Here's all of the news for this week.
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Moon 12/12/08
By Barbara Lawrence
I took these pictures about 1/2 hour apart to see the full moon as it was coming up. The one had a little bit of clouds over the top of it. I'm also sending a picture of our cute little "girl" - she had to be right by me to see what I was doing, so I took her picture. The reason I took these pictures this month is because the moon is the closest to the earth this month than it will be all year.
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R & A News 12/12/08
By Ryan & Aaron Simmons
Episode VII - WINTER STRIKES BACK
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Autumn and Christmas 12/08/08
By Susie Devries
Autumn wanted to 'help' when raking the leaves. Also we put up our tree, it's a Leyland Cypress that we went and cut Dec 6. We have a new Christmas decoration for the house too, a miniature nativity scene. Have to have it up high though because the pieces are small and I know little fingers would think they are perfect to play with.
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Poopy 12/05/08
By Erin Lawrence
Braden and Ian were in bed tonight. I listened at their door to see if they were asleep, or at least being quiet. This is what I heard (in hushed voices):
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