Saturday, June 20, 2015

Looks Like We're Having A Coop Party

It has been years since we had a Coop Party, 2010 to be exact.  So Judy and I decided to have another one.  This time it will be held on September 5, 2015 here at the Chicken Ranch.

It should be a hoot and a half given that it is also Judy's 70th birthday.

We're expecting a sizable crowd from all over.  Some of our friends and local neighbors will be here along with a bunch of Eggheads that we have come to love.

I put together a web site just for it.  I think I pretty much covered everything except the weather.  We know it will be hot, but will it be dry or wet?  That's to be found out when the day arrives.  No matter, we'll just move inside.

Here's the link:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Great Doctor Visit

I see all of my doctors at least once a year, some twice a year and some four times a year.  I like going to them to make sure I'm in good shape, not wait until I'm in bad shape.

Yesterday was my semi-annual visit to my cardiologist.  We met on January 18, 2007 by 'heart attack.'  He was Director of the Heart Surgery Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center the night Judy drove me to the Emergency Room.  And he just happened to be there at the hospital.  From that moment on, we were an inseparable pair: Doctor and Patient.  And it wasn't long, we were friends who received hugs every time we visited him.

The thing we like about him is his genuine concern for my health.  He takes the time to discuss, to answer, to explain, to show us what is sometimes difficult to understand.  And although he suggests that I lose weight and exercise, he doesn't jump my case about it.  He knows that we know the consequences of a poor diet and lack of exercise.

But I'm always pleased to hear him say I'm in good shape.  As was the case yesterday.

Coop Party 2015 Date Announced

Yes, there is going to be another Coop Party.  This one is set for Saturday, September 5th, 2015.

Yes, it will be held here at the Chicken Ranch.

We've already got 35 committed to be here, and others are either 'working on it' or 'will try to make it.'  Then there are some neighbors and friends who will likely come to see what all this "Egghead" stuff is about.  So we're planning around there being 50.  Or as we here at the Chicken Ranch call it: 'Just over 4 doz.'  It should be enough to have a good time.

I've started a blog site just for the Coop Party.

Think of it as a work in progress.  I've got lots more to add to it before it is considered reliable information.  But I'll be working on it as we get closer to September 5th.

We already know some will be flying in, some will be driving in, and some will just walk across the street.

And, before you even ask, the 'Guest Nest Room' is already taken.  But you can pop up a tent for the night.  Our back .40 is fenced from all but flying varmints and artillery.

See you at the Coop Party.

Friday, June 05, 2015

David and Michelle Got Married

Nephew # 1, David Ranlett, married a delightfully wonderful Michelle on May 22, 2015.  There was no way we were going to miss this wedding and we arrived there three days ahead of time.  Naturally, there was much to do and lots of pictures to take.  The pictures were my job, along with Stan the Man, a photographer friend of the bride and groom.  So there will eventually be lots of photos for me to assemble into a video of the event.  I can wait but I did want everyone to know a video would be forthcoming.

It was a wonderful wedding ceremony, followed by an equally wonderful reception with well over 100 friends and family fully enjoying themselves and partying hard in celebration of  the obvious happiness of the newlyweds.

More will follow...