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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Day Off!

Wow, a day off, home alone...it is weird to have the house to myself these days...One of the weird things about working in the same place, car pooling together, is that you really are together all of the time. Not bad, just not what we were used to for most of our married life so far. For so many years Duane and I were a tag team to have one of us in the home at all times for our children. We sacrificed together time so we would be better parents. We found ways to carve out time for "us", BUT now I think we may need to figure out how to have "individual" time. I guess couples that retire experience that as well. Maybe by the time we retire, we will have this all figured out. The other thing that is weird, that we no longer have all of our close friends and family surrounding us, and we are starting over so to speak. I don' feel inclined to make lots of friends (so weird for me), as we plan on moving again this next year...Bakersfield has been good to us, but isn't where we'd like to stay. As it has the notorius reputation of the WORST AIR QUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES,this is motivation to move back to Idaho where the air is fresh and clean. Things seem not as hectic in Idaho as well, something I find I miss quite a bit! We never run into people we know here, so of course shopping is much quicker, not sure if that's a good thing or bad...(Duane would say good!)
When I asked at work if they could possibly give me part time hours I felt certain that I would be giving them my resignation when they had to turn me down. Low and behold they seem to like us, and granted my wish to work only 3 days a week. The income from 3 days is like working 5 days a week somewhere else...My Lupus and Fibromyalgia have been giving me some problems lately, and my hope is that by slowing down and resting a bit I will recover and go back into remission. All I ever wanted in life was to be surrounded by family and friends, celebrating life, and this is sure a test for me personally. Duane isn't liking it much either, he is really missing our children/grandchildren and friends....19 years in the same place felt like we'd really grown roots, and well, the feelings are still there. WE MISS IDAHO! But there is so much to explore here, and well service to our family members that need our help, we will stay busy while we are here. Hoping to return to Idaho in 2012.There, I've said it, now it's a reality and we will see if we can make it happen. Things will always be different as children move to other locations, so we will continue to travel to see them. Duane and I find we love travel, that's a good thing! We would love to have some visitors, day visit, overnight, we have you covered, just give us a call....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Jessika



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Monday, September 19, 2011

The keys that fell in the storm drain



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Got the grate off, now the sump pump



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Pain in the......



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Trying to figure the assault



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Rick Clark



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This is how I retrieved my keys that I dropped into the storm drain at the Target Store in Pasadena.please look at all the pictures

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

I

lol lol lol be going fast now

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On my way to up the grapevine



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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

This was one of my favorite memories.....I love you kids so much!

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

More birthday fun...

My niece Kimi Madsen, sister Tricia Madsen, Emree Nau, and Eva Nau celebrate my lucky birthday with me....thank you all for coming to Bakersfield to celebrate with me

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Birthday by Duane

My nephew Jay Nau, brother Bob Madsen, Duane Madsen, and grand nephew Jonathan Nau.thanks guys

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Getting settled bit by bit...the dining room

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Simulation of me falling

Okay not really me, but a good simulation of what happened off my truck

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Front door



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Another angle of rest of kitchen...



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View to kitchen from front door

Basic white, fun kitchen to cook in

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Old color of front room

It is taking 2 coats of primer to cover the red...

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Our before we paint shot

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Married

Tom, Heather and Jackson

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Joy

Happy Day...we sewed late and had fun! Roz & Kathy Madsen

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After we broke bread we

Removed our mustaches.... Pre-wedding preparations....

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's great to be out at a game with the family!

Having fun

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The view from Padre stadium...

Celebrating my niece Heather and Tom marriage tomorrow

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Friday, June 24, 2011

My heros

Thank you to the wonderful gentleman that brought me fuel and got my truck started.and to two of Burbank s finest Officer Steve Seston and Jonathan Martinez for safety and cheering me up!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

see you later


bye bye for now idaho sure do love you
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Salt Lake

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Salt lake

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The Great Salt Lake

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Monday, June 13, 2011

It'll Do Motel...wow probably not...they had a restaurant called the Nuttin' Fancy Cafe

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Boy what a window display...makes you want to call the Chamber of Commerce...

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Things don't change much here in Texas

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Friday, June 10, 2011



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New york



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George Washington bridge....

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Hudson River



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Not sure if you can see



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They pay extra for the view



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Those are apartment buildings..wow



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Pretty sure these are just suggestions for truckers in New York

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New York



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Coo

New York-the new rochelle area

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Wild turkeys in connecticut :-)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This is the view from our motel room here in Manteno Il. Our air conditioning gave out today...put in the shop here at the Swift Terminal.We have had too many days off lately...on the bright side the company is paying for the motel...it could be worse right? It was 108° in our cab of truck when we pulled off the freeway and went to the shop...

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chicago on a Sunday afternoon



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Minnesota



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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Heading toward little big

Cool clouds

Pretty day in MONTANA

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