We head to Mayo tomorrow. It’s hopefully time to finally get to some answers. Poor kid has been through the ringer, and all before he turns 2. I’d complain about the fairness of it all, but we all know that fairness doesn’t play into these things.

Anyway, while all this is going on, we’re still at the mercy of winter, still have cattle to care for and still have chores that need to be done. Which means we start planning now, preparing for the worst, hoping for the best, making sure that everything is in place, so that if (I should say when) it snows while we’re gone, it’s not a lot of extra work for whomever is helping us out.

So Boss Man is off, getting things ready. I’m packing bags for all of us, arranging staying places for the other three kids, arranging back ups, in case someone is sick, and the back ups for the back ups, just because we roll that way! Planning out time of departure, time of arrival, places to stay in Rochester, what mode of transportation to take, etc., etc. Like planning a great vacation, minus the fun and vacation!

And just when I thought I had it all planned out, up pops another problem. Our deer situation has gone from kinda crazy, to absolutely unbelievable. It’s hard to even imagine saddling someone else with this issue while we’re gone, so we’re trying to do what we can to help the situation out.

Here’s my latest shots, without any voiceover. I think it speaks for itself:

I’ve contacted the proper authorities (probably even a few that could care less), shot footage and sent e-mails. I’m not sure what will happen from here on out, but I know we’re working on it.

I will try to keep everyone posted on how things are going. And we’ll hopefully be home before we know it. I’m also wishing that maybe we’ll be a few hundred deer shorter than where we are now!

3 thoughts on “Preparations

  1. Val rest assured that the man upstairs know’s that you and the “Boss Man” are of quality parenting material! So go prove him right that you are privileged to be the parent’s of awesome kids.

  2. Hi Val!
    I’m so glad you found out what was the matter with George! You are sure a force to be reckoned with!
    I’m an avid follower, just not in a timely fashion. I missed your deer footage on utube, it’s telling me you removed it already! I would love to see the spectacle of your herd.
    Last year when I still lived out at the farm I had a herd of about 30 that camped out in my front yard. Though more than a little distructive, they were always entertaining to watch!
    Love you guys, and keep doing what you do! You’re sure an inspiration to me.

  3. Okay, I just found the video, and I see why the deer like it so well there! You have the perfect home for them! Just tell the Boss Man to stop doing his job so well!!!

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