Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Well, it was an interesting four days dealing with this bloody hurricane. Had to evacuate my horses 'cause my house and barn are surrounded by BIG trees (we grow 'em big around here--see that pic?) Trying to pack up enough gear and supplies for 2 horses, multiple cats, dogs and 3 reptiles ain't easy (ain't easy hiding 'em in a hotel room, either--not the horses, though. got them boarded at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington) Then, sitting in traffic for HOURS trying to get out of this freakin' area before Irene blew in was less than delightful, to say the least. Now it's clean up time--we were lucky and only lost two big trees and they both fell away from the house and barn so no structural damage. Big mess though and a lot of work.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Morris Hearse Company

Drum roll..... ta daa!!! Husband has pretty much finished the hearse!!! Wasn't going to put pics up until I had completed the curtains, put the coffin in the back and stuck the skelly coachman up in front with the ghost horse but I just can't stand it! Hubby is not a Halloween nutter like his wife but he chips in 100% with trying to comply with his wife's imagination and crazy requests. I'm very proud of hubby--he put this together with no blueprints, just internet pictures--and designed the hearse so that it can be completely disassembled for storage!