Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

It rained hard last night.  The wind was really strong–45mph (74kph).  As the cold front went through, the temperature dropped like a rock.  We had 50s yesterday, today at noon it’s 25!  We are having occasional flurries of snow, but we expect no accumulation today.  No White Christmas for us this year.  Temperatures in the low teens tonight; they are supposed to rebound to the 40s on Saturday and the 50s on Sunday.  Southern Indiana weather, huh?   Through it all, we will have a lovely weekend of celebrations.  Grandkids are coming Saturday!

John is in the shop today adding some additional lighting to our new (to us) John Deere Gator that was delivered yesterday.  We upgraded the 2011 XUV-825i to a 2019 XUV-835R.   This Gator has A/C and a heater!  I can see us utilizing it even more now, as we are more likely to use this one on cold days.  He will also polish it up, making it #Andyclean.

A coat of special wax should protect the paint on this Gator. Notice the newly-installed beacon light.

John is adding work lights on the back of the cab and road lights on the front.  It seems that we always like to ‘tweak’ things a bit, to tailor them to our needs.

Last Saturday, Pat and I went to assist our youngest son Ben and his wife Kierstin with their move from an Indianapolis apartment to their newly-acquired house near McCordsville, Indiana.  It is their first house, and we share their excitement.  They are eager to wake Christmas morning in their very own home.  What a great time in a young couple’s life…a milestone, no less.

Ben and Kierstin and our grand-dog, Ike.

When the new year hits, there will be a flurry of corn to deliver.  Most will go to GPC, at nearby Washington, Indiana.  The remaining soybeans will likely go south to ADM on the Ohio River.   Brandon is eager to test out the new KDub truck.

Sending all our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas!   May you find the greatest blessings.

Isaiah 9:6



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