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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!

President Barack Obama's Inauguration was amazing! I would have loved to have been in Washington, DC, again to see his swearing in and hear his speech in person, although I know I had a better seat in the comfort of my living room.

If you'd like to read Obama's Inaugural Speech in its entirety, click on the title of this piece above ("Happy Inauguration Day!!") and it links to another page with the full text of his speech.

The ceremony and celebrations were wonderful, and now the real work begins.

It's up to each one of us!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Too Good to Be True?

The company Floyd’s now working for, Kiewit Pacific, held its annual Family Day on Saturday, January 10th. Floyd, his mom, and I drove 15 miles up Jawbone Canyon and parked our car in the business office area. Then we rode on a school bus to different areas of the Pine Tree Wind Project. We were able to see 64 of 80 windmills that they’ve already put up including watching them put the rotor on a tower. (Read all about that in a future blog entry.)

Next, we were treated to a wonderful BBQ which included barbequed tri-tip, pork, or chicken; macaroni and cheese; potato salad; coleslaw; baked beans; cornbread; rolls; and frosted brownies for dessert. YUM-O!

After that, the raffle began. Each person received one raffle ticket upon arrival, and only one prize was allowed per family. They were giving away $5,000 worth of prizes including electronics, tools, gift cards, and toys. We sat and watched Floyd’s co-workers winning all sorts of things. Next was one of the Grand Prizes: a Sanyo 32” flat screen TV. I heard them say One-Eight-Eight and flew out of my chair and up to the front. 188 was MY number! It seemed too good to be true. But it was! I won the TV! Tooooo Coooooool!

Me & my TV