Saturday, February 20, 2016


Scattered is exactly how I feel today!

Because my life just didn't have enough excitement, I decided to organize everything I've saved on my computer.  Everything.

I mean, what... that should take a couple hours, right?


I had a whole file of randomness titled "Post or Dump".  And let me tell you, there was a lot of "dump".  You're welcome.

But in honor of the randomness that was there, I'll give you a couple of samples:

This was taken not far from where we live... in another century ;D  But I remember that train trestle was still there when I was growing up.  In fact, the train went right through our front yard twice a day.  And yet we survived.  Amazing, isn't it?  I don't know what's happening in the photo, or why there are a pile of logs on the roadway below the trestle.

And then there's this, which I hope you can make large enough to read.  It's about the cost of a college education, and let me just say again how thankful I am for the Running Start program!

Our Washington state students can have two years of college tuition paid, at local community and technical colleges.  Sweet!

I've also made another wash cloth, because I have Mad Skillz at knitting.  (I hope you're laughing with me ;D)  Bea is certainly excited.

I also found this... what our house looked like when we bought it.

It's been changed just a little...

And now to work on organizing the non-computer mess... wish me luck!


Monica said...

Our grads get the same college tuition program here in Missouri. It's wonderful. Our oldest is a Registered Respitory Therapist making nearly 45K a year! The only debt she has is 15K and she has paid it down to 11 in just 18 months. (she didn't qualify for federal money so she had to get student loans at our local bank...long story)
Wow your home has really had a major transformation! But then you are married to and architect! :)
I love old pictures, even if I don't know what was going on at the time.
Hope you have a great weekend and your organizing is complete! :)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thanks, Monica :D It sure DOES help being married to an architect! Glad your daughter is doing so well - that's great progress on the debt!

twostrawberrygirls said...

What? No picture of your new wash rag? Knitting is addicting, consider yourself warned, even if you never move beyond wash rags.
And your house is beautiful!!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Photo coming tomorrow ! And it is addicting... kind of soothing, and so much more portable than quilting!

Ann said...

I just love the before and after house pictures. Your house always makes me smile. Something so comforting about the way it looks.

And, as a mom of a freshman who dreams of getting into a PRIVATE college - AUGH - I'm just praying hard over that whole college thing. Fortunately, we have low-cost or free options for the first couple of years, too. We'll see!

And yep, knitting is very addictive. Going now to add a row to my slip stitch afghan while we talk through prayer requests and what we've learned in Bible times. :)