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Thoughts from Kelln

Uncomfortable

Posted on January 08, 2014

      I have been feeling a little uncomfortable the past few days.  This weekend was wicked cold.  Of course, this would be a perfect time for a heater to quit working.  We called a guy Saturday afternoon, but he didn’t make it.  By Sunday afternoon, it was really getting cold and I was worried about pipes. We went to calling more people.  Then, I thought, heck, we’ve got a fireplace.  It is a

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Cost of Production

Posted on January 06, 2014

      One thing about cold weather, it makes me think.  This brutal wind with butt-ass cold temps keeps me inside and I can only stand to watch so much Law & Order.  Winter months means more hay & more feed expenses combined with the need for facilities to keep animals warm and dry.  Throw in a set of babies and hay, feed and facilities are amplified.       No matter what business

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New Year

Posted on January 03, 2014

      Today, we had to take Kela to the airport so that she could head back to LA.  Part of me wishes she was homesick and had enough of that crap out there and was ready to move back.  The rest of me is proud that she is chasing a dream and working towards a goal.  Mom is already counting the days when she comes back again. Duke was glad to have big

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Dec. 30

Posted on December 31, 2013

     I was late getting home from work. Year end in the equipment business is crazy.  Nonetheless, I got home did chores, checked stock and got things ready for tomorrow.  I skipped up the driveway and into the house, turned the tube on to see the football game.  I’m not a Texas Longhorns fan, (unless they are playing ou)  but I do respect the program and I think that Mack Brown is a class

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Weekend

Posted on December 30, 2013

     Saturday was awesome in terms of weather.  I got quite a bit done around this little piece of paradise.  Several families brought goats.  I had to shut down early as the family was heading to Burlington to go eat at the Vintage House.  We met my hero–Jim Rhodes and his lovely wife and daughter, as well as the newly crowned DR. Mindi Clark and her husband Steve.  Steve has a pretty cool story

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Lucky

Posted on December 28, 2013

      Although I have never been accused of having a “happy-go-lucky” kind of personality, I consider myself to be luckier than most.  Most of my hardships were self inflicted and in turn resulted into HUGE positives.  Things like DUI, early parenthood, one bad eye, etc. turned out to be just road bumps that resulted in a better job, a wife of 20+ years and glasses that have one lense thicker than the other.

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Friday morning

Posted on December 27, 2013

Didn’t have to break ice.  The does and babies are cozy.  The wethers are blanketed and waiting for it to be 60 this afternoon.  And I’ve got nothing else on this fine morning.  Have a good day.

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Just stuff

Posted on December 26, 2013

      That trip OKC last saturday was not fun at all.  From Oakwood to Watonga was severely slick and dangerous.  There were 6 semis in the ditch in that 15 mile stretch.  Kela’s plane was delayed but she made it in just fine.  The TSO concert was off-the-hook good.  Tammy and I have seen them several times and they always put on a whale of a show.  Even with the horrible road conditions,

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Merry Christmas

Posted on December 25, 2013

     I hope everybody has a very Merry Christmas.  Remember why we have Christmas.  It isn’t about the gifts or the big dinners.   We had our traditional Kelln Christmas Eve at Shattuck last night.  The food was awesome and as usual there were some good stories told.  Today, we head to Tammy’s side.     I must have been good this year because I didn’t get any reindoor poop or coal in my

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Music

Posted on December 24, 2013

Happy Festivus!! One of the  highlights of the Christmas season is the music.  Some of these I listen to year-round.     10–It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas–Bing Crosby 9–Mele Kalikimaka–Bing Crosby  (I hear this song and immediately think of the Christmas Vacation swimming pool scene) 8–Jingle Bell Rock–Bobby Helms 7–Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer–Elmo & Patsy 6–White Christmas–Bing Crosby  (think of the royaltys that his family is still collecting as

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