Sunday, February 14, 2010

Phase 1 - Lots of Progress and a Story

This is from last weekend.

Rick did some really good work while I was gone, and even more when I got home. I will give a brief update with pictures and then tell his calf story. Things accomplished this week:
  • ceilings and walls - textured and painted
  • upper cabinets - stained, sprayed, and HUNG
  • kitchen ceiling and cabinet lights
For fourteen days, we have made some major progress.

The Calf Story
Rick went to check the cows out at the farm the day of the blizzard on his way home from work in his tennis shoes and no coveralls, etc. While there he found a brand new baby calf. Since we had already lost one new baby during some bad weather, he was concerned about this one. So he decided to carry this 100 pound calf to shelter in the blowing snow. He had to stop several times to rest, he was in mud and snow up to his knees, and his chest and throat were killing him. Of course, no cell phone was with him. He had two thoughts during this time if something was to happen to him:
1. No one knew where he was.
2. It would not be fair to me, if I had to go through losing another husband. (I was greatly moved when he told me this.) He said that the good Lord was taking care of me!
He finally got the calf in shelter, and he got back to his truck. He was gasping for air, his fingers were almost frostbit, and he was wet and muddy up to his thighs. After he left the farm, he was so thirsty that he had to stop on the side of the road to eat some snow. He did end up with a sore throat and sore lungs from breathing so much cold air.
Now that time has elapsed, his thoughts are that he must have a pretty strong heart. The calf is still alive and doing fine.


  1. Lookin good! Cant wait to see it. Tell Rickie I am impressed with the calf story!

  2. Hi, so nice to meet you. I’m Yoli, a fellow “Texas Blogging Gal”. I made it my goal to visit each member’s Blog. I don’t want to just “drive-thru” to meet a quota, but instead to share the gift of friendship that God gives us all. I’m excited to read your inspirational stories and see your creative works. You are always welcomed at my Apron Senorita Blog.

    I love your story. I'm a single mom of 2 teen kids. Soon they will be leaving for college. I hope to have the love of great man some day; someone who braves the weather to save one of God's precious animals. Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    God Bless You!

  3. Awe..story made me cry. Kitchen is looking great!