Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year!

I can't express enough how glad I am to see a new year! I rang out the old with great excitement and a positive attitude that this year is gonna be a better year. They cancelled the fireworks downtown and it was windy and cold. We were disappointed until our neighbors let us know they had bought plenty of really big ones. It was so cool! We had great stuff to eat and just watched from the back deck at an array of colors in the sky. Yes they cancelled most fireworks displays around but leave it to our little redneck community to make sure they rang in the year right. It's a wonder they didn't set someone's house on fire, but everyone had fun.

Of course we had to have some bad luck before the year ended and during the morning the wind was just howling outside. Now in the past I had said that we just had three huge pine trees removed and the others trimmed. I heard a cracking sound and just knew but had hopes it wasn't ours. I looked outside and just wanted to scream obscenities when I saw that it was the top of a pine tree in our front yard that had broken off and blocked the road and our neighbors driveway! You have got to be kidding me! No this couldn't have happened when it was 60 degrees outside the other day. So we spent the morning doing cleanup to unblock the road and the driveway. This summer the other two in the front are coming down. If that would have hit the house or a car we would have had some serious damage. Never again will I move somewhere that has pine trees.

On a really good note I did notice at the end of October that the buzzards were not here. Yes, if you remember we had the problem of about 100 buzzards that used to roost in these pine trees. For ten years now I have been fighting this problem. November came and still not a sign of the buzzards. I started to contribute this to the warm weather that we were having. Then finally in December we realized they were not coming and have not seen hide nor hair of them (or should I say hide nor feather). I think it is because we have cut down the major roosting pine trees that they used for years. Only time will tell for sure. It is really nice and I sure don't miss them this year.

I have a sense of well being with the New year starting and can't wait to see what it will bring. To all of you Happy New Year!


a corgi said...

I bet that was a relief not to have the buzzards around!! sorry about the tree falling; not a good way to usher out 2008! people in Montana would set off fireworks on New Year's eve; not so much here because its hard to buy them (no stands)

hoping you and Lisa have a great new year Kelly!


Janie said...

Oh wow! Sorry about the tree. Gary says when you don't see buzzards and hawks that there are not very many rodents?? Hope you problem is solved with the trees gone. We have pine trees but in the country. I wouldn't miss the buzzards either!! lol Wishing you a wonderful new year with lots of blessings, Janie

Lucy said...

You will have a better year I am sure this year. I keep telling myself that but I don't know for sure. Thank you for the congrats. 11 gr-grANDKIDS MAKE YOU FEEL OLD. lUCY

Lucy said...

Thank you Kelly. I think you hit the nail on the head with Marty. He is a hard one to figure. SO much like his deceased father, but him in Texas, it is harder to deal with. I know he is drinking heavier than what his kids think. He is my son and I just want to love him and I do and will never stop. Lucy

Lucy said...

As far as I am concerned the New Year can only go up. Lucy