Saturday, April 8, 2006

LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!

I got an email from Gabe this morning.  He has gotten confirmation on his leave and the date is May 15th!  It will take another 3 to 5 days after that to get home, but at least he will be out of Iraq soon.  Let the countdown begin!

Spring turkey season began this morning.  Rocky went with Art, their dad and friend Bert to get us some turkey.  Steve didn't buy a tag so he could concentrate on coaching the kids.  And of course he would capture the hopefully successful hunt on camera.  They've been out there since before sun up. I wonder how many pictures he got.  Probably not too many being as he grabbed the camera bag but forgot to check to make sure the camera was inside.  (those extra lenses sure are heavy!  ).

New pictures are posted on Dickidoo's photo journal: PAPARRAZI BY PROXY.  Just to clarify things, all of the pictures are Dickidoo originals, I just post them and add a little information on the subject.  As much as it grieves me to admit this... some of his pictures are pretty good... So good in fact that he really should consider investing in a camera of his own.  Or buy his wife the neat-o-wow D200 at which time she would gladly relinquish custody of the D70 to him.  (hint, hint!)

I set up the coffee pot for the guys last night before I went to bed so all they had to do was pour the water into the Bunn-Omatic Brew-Omatic and a minute later they could have hot, steaming coffee.  How thoughtful of them to leave the pot on so that I could have hot coffee waiting for me when I woke up.  Unfortunately that was not to be for another 4 hours.  What remained in the pot was as thick as crude oil!  They even saved me the last bit of hazelnut creamer but the coffee was so thick the creamer barely even lightened its color.  I added some water to the mixture... it didn't help.  But man, what a pick-me-upper!  That one cup of coffee should keep me going all day!  Yehaw!

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10 comments:

deslily said...

that's wonderful news!!  about Gabe that is..not the mud  you drank this morning..heh..

princesssaurora said...

Coffee mud is good sometimes!  Look at how quick you are posting away!  

<<< off to check out Dickidoo's pics>>>>

be well,
Dawn

ps  praying for that D200 for you!!!!

demandnlilchit said...

Im still trying to convince/justify why I should get a new camera!!!! Great news on Gabe Jody! I feel as if one of my babies is coming home!!!! Im off to see Dickidoo's new pictures!

rdlivroses said...

I am so glad your boy is coming home.

jckfrstross said...

so glad Gabe has a date to come home:) It took zach 3 days flying straight through to get to denver. Hope you have a good weekend

Deb

sdoscher458 said...

Wow..that's great news! I know you can't wait till he comes home.  Guess Dickidoo will be a tad bit upset at not having the camera? Must remember motto "always be prepared".....Sandi

sdoscher458 said...

Wow..that's great news! I know you can't wait till he comes home.  Guess Dickidoo will be a tad bit upset at not having the camera? Must remember motto "always be prepared".....Sandi

am4039 said...

I have been going to dickidoo's journal and his pictures are wonderful. (of course not as good as yours).  Happy Gabe will be on leave soon.

purplectigger said...

My prayers are with you that those 35 days goes fast and he's home with his family .
Hugs, R.C.

missheathyrmarie said...

Many thoughts and prayers for a safe trip home for Gabe!  YAY!  YAY! I am SO excited for you, Dorn!