Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Romantic Rendezvous in Nebraska

We made it home from a weekend rendezvous in Nebraska to celebrate Jake's Birthday today as a family.

Happy Birthday Jake!

We left on Valentine's Day for a romantic weekend in Nebraska.  Okay it really wasn't that romantic, we mostly had several meetings about a prospective new house and a enormous "poop pond" we are building at the feed yard.  As Jake and I reached the airport from our romantic weekend rendezvous in Nebraska both of us had headaches and we were on information overload.  We now have lists of numbers, names, emails, and budgets for these two projects. However we were able to make several major decisions on both projects.

The plane landed in Omaha on Valentines Day evening and we found a lovely restaurant called "Chances R" in York, Nebraska to share a special dinner. We continued our drive across Nebraska.

We arrived that evening after a quick drive through the yard at Vern and Jody's. They let us stay with them when we come out and we appreciate the hospitality and visit.

The following morning started the many meetings about house sites, foundations, pumps, holding pond liners, dirt work, inventories, door choices, counter tops, and MONEY. On the plane ride home as I was second guessing decisions and wondering if we are crazy I saw this quote on Facebook (which is why I love Facebook). "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing“ ~ Theodore Roosevelt

With the threat of a blizzard about to hit the feed yard we are happy to have a wonderful manager holding down the fort. But most importantly making sure all of the animals are cared for and fed, which is TR's specialty - Animal Care.  I guess during a drought the only way to make up for the precipitation is to dump 12 inches or more of snow on the soil.  Although we need the moisture, I hope all of our Nebraska friends stay safe and keep the animals healthy through this winter storm.

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