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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Stuck??? Stuck?!?!? STUCK!!!!!

So there I was knee deep in mud, in the pitch black dark and all I could think of was the movie "The Christmas Story".....

Let me back up a little bit and give you the whole story!!!! (Beware it is long so you might want to grab a diet coke and some chocolate!!) LOL

Yesterday afternoon hubby decided that we should take a ride up to the county DNR office. It seems that there is a ton of public land that we can hunt right around our home. Some of it is even archery only land. So off we went.

We gathered all the information - found out everything that we needed to find out and headed off for a "Tue afternoon" drive (you know verse a "Sunday afternoon" drive!!!). Well... we decided to head down this dirt road that we had been down a few weeks ago. See, the problem a few weeks ago was the road was muddy and wet since we had had a ton of rain. As a matter of fact - we had decided a few weeks ago that the road was just WAY toooo bad for our little 2WD Jeep Liberty and that we would come back when the ground had dried out some.

It hadn't rained in about a week so we head back down the road... Now here is the funny part - we had just this week been talking about how we needed to get together a "road kit" to include a wench, a shovel, a flashlight etc... and we had even gone as far to call my Dad and ask him about a come-a-longs and he had offered to give us his the next time we see him....

So off we go.... down this long road into the deep GA woods..... we went through the first mud puddle, then the next and even the next.... this was farther than we had gotten two weeks ago.... and then it started looking a little nasty..... So hubby stopped the Jeep - got out and decided to walk up the road a little ways and see if it got better or if it got worse.......

Lucky for me I had my "Kindle" with me and had just purchased a new book... so I sat in the Jeep happy as a clam reading my book.... well a little latter hubby come back. He was carrying this big ole stick with him and he placed it in the back of the Jeep. He said "I think we will just turn around here!!!" Bahahaha....

So we turned around... and started heading back the way we came.... Now understand - we have been through these mud puddles three times already - "in and out" two weeks ago - and then "in" again on this trip.....

As we are driving out we are laughing about hubby's new "Puddle Checking Stick" he had placed in the Jeep and how we really need to get that kit together for these off road trips.... and we come up to the next to the next to the last puddle and I notice Hubby is going pretty slow, and not only that he is heading towards the right of the puddle but when we came though it we were on the left side.... I decided "Hey - what do I know" and didn't say anything......

And then........

Yep - we got stuck!!! I MEAN STUCK!!!!

Hubby gets out to "check out the situation".... He is knee deep in muddy water... so he tries to push while I try to drive - forwards, then backwards, then forwards again... and at this point we are REALLY STUCK!!! The right rear wheel is doing nothing but spinning.... oh and did I happen to mention that it is now 5:15 PM and it gets dark in the deep GA woods about 5:40 PM???? LOL

(I need to add in here that I actually am not to stressed about the situation.... I mean hey - it is what it is.... but let me advise you - if you ever find yourself in the same situation - DON'T ask your hubby if you can get out and take a photo for your scrapbook!!!! He WILL NOT see the the humor in it!!! Bahahahaha!!)

At this point we both whip out our cell phones (thank heavens for cell phones!!!!) and start going down the list calling anyone and everyone!!!! LOL Finally we get a hold of one our neighbors who comes once again to our rescue (this was the same neighbor that helped me with our leek roof several months back!!!).

Hubby starts hiking to the highway to meet our neighbor while I sit in the Jeep - in the dark and wait..... all of a sudden I remembered I have a book light in the door pocket of the Jeep!! Whooo Hoooo!!! I can read while I wait.... uh - NOT!!! I turned on that light and there must have been a 1000 sand gnats, mosquitoes and no see ums!!! Holly Cow... I turned that sucker off fast!!! LOL (This is about the time I started having the flashbacks of the movie "The Christmas Story"!!)

A little while later what should appear but two bright shinny headlights!!! Whoo Hooooo!!!!

Hubby and the neighbor get the Jeep all hooked up and they gave it a tug! NOTHING.... nada.... zip!!! So then they tried again.... by now it is pitch black dark and we decide to just wait til tomorrow to deal with trying to get the Jeep out!! I mean the LAST thing we want to do is for our neighbor to get stuck too!!!!

Lucky for me - hubby's hunting boots are in the back of the Jeep and he puts them on my feet for me and I am able to wade out of the puddle without getting muddy!!! What a husband!!!!

Well - we get home and another one of our neighbors is waiting for us - he wants to know if we got the Jeep out - and when he sees that we haven't he is all EXCITED as he wants to go pull it out with his Hummer!!! (Yep we live in the land of the "Good Ole GA Boys"!!! Bahahaha)....

Hubby was like - we can wait - really we hate to get you out in the dark, in the mud, etc..... our neighbor was like - are you kidding me?!?! This beats sitting on the sofa drinking sweet tea any night!!!! Bahahahaha!!!!

So off they went... long story short they pulled the Jeep right out like it was child's play!!!!


Hope your week is as adventurous as mine has been!!! I will probably not be around the next few days due to my surgery schedule... but I WILL be back before you know it!!!

Until Next Time!



Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Have you heard?!?!?!

My dear friend Shirley Clark has started a "Cards and More Quarterly Membership" at Paperthreads.

Now I bet you are wondering - what is a "Cards and More Membership" - well this came from her official announcement on her blog:

"The beauty of this membership is that you can make fabulous cards in the comfort of you home. Just purchase the membership, access the files on the forum, download them, cut the files, add your own touches with embellishment, send to your lucky recipient and WOW your family and friends. It's that easy! The files can be used over and over and with your embellishment, it can look different each time! So, what is the cost for this fabulous membership? Only $10.00. With this membership you will get at least 20 files, with most of these being card type files. The good thing about card type files is that the elements an often be used on other projects too! Convenience is built into this membership because you will be able to download the files from the forum at your convenience. If you have a busy week, you will still have access to the files next week! New files will be created for each quarterly membership, so if you choose to rejoin, you won't get repeats. This means you can join each quarter and get at least 80 files in a year for only $40.00! The files that you get through the membership will be available individually in the store at a higher cost than you will pay through the membership. Files through this membership will be $0.50 or less, since you will get at least 20 files, maybe more!"

Make sure you join SOON!!!! I promise you are not going to be disappointed one bit in this deal!!!!!

Until Next Time!



Monday, January 28, 2008

Just a quick stop in...

I got notice that Blogger will be down and out for a little today - so this is a quick stop in to say HI! I survived the weekend!!!!!

This week will be hit and miss since I do have surgery later in the week.....

Other than that - not a whole lot to report!!! I am working on some new files - I have three already designed today - I just have to get them test cut!!

Hopefully I can get that done before I have to be out!!!

How did your weekend go?? Good??

Until Next Time!


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