Monday, December 12, 2005


We went to the holiday extravaganza (carnival) at Lyngate Park.

 We ate dinner, watched the lighted parade, watched the fireworks, went on rides and had ice-cream.

Love & Hugs







Saturday, December 10, 2005

On Saturday the 3rd we went down to West Palm Beach and watched the boat parade. The boats were all decorated with Christmas lights. They had lots of boats with lights and fireworks. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 05, 2005



We stayed in Florida for Thanksgiving this year. It was a very quiet day; we watched the parade and some movies.

Ken took Thursday and Friday off. We played in the pool on Friday, it was a little chilly, but the girls had fun.  

  Dad went home from the hospital on Friday.

Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Chuck were at Mom and Dads for the thanksgiving weekend and had Thanksgiving on Saturday.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

November 24th


This is from mom. They may go home in a few days. Dad is doing better now and is eating and sitting up.



>   Dad was surprised when he tried to get up.  He was going to go to the

>bathroom and I could steady him!!  But when he sat up he found out how

>awful that thing is.  And he's still drowsing off a bit any time he stops

>talking.  I think the pain pills are making him drowsy.  He hasn't seen the

>therapist, but I don't think he's going to be ready to.


>   I think we'll be here until tomorow.  I can't see him being well enough

>to travel today.  He will have to be able to walk pretty much by himself,

>get up and down from a chair and a bed without me having to lift him.


>   He's had a 'bath' and is feeling fresher, but he still looks pretty

>'sick' - and is sounding clogged up again.


>   Love you!


FW: dad update

November 23

 I just talked to mom.

The axis is broken in 3 places and the next one down is cracked in 2 paces and out of alignment.

Surgery won’t work because they can’t screw it in to the one that is cracked. They would have to fuse the top 3 together,

 They are putting a hallow brace on him for 6-12 weeks at least. It will be screwed on to his head.

The VA is paying the hospital stay and everything. Thank god for the army.  

He may qualify for unemployment as he will be off of work for a long time.


They may be able to go home today or tomorrow if all goes well.


News about dad


November 22-05

Dad fell yesterday and broke a bone in his neck.

 He is at the hospital in Sioux Falls.

They may be operating tonight.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

halloween night  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

most of the billboards are gone  Posted by Picasa

putting up shutters  Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 28, 2005

wilma update


We have power on in Port St Lucie, but they still are without power in West Palm Beach and south of there.

Most of the stores and gas stations are still closed down south.

The stores that are open are not selling any fresh foods. They are low on everything.


The update on restoring everyone’s power is November 22 at the latest.

They hope to have most of the power back on by the 15th of November.


Last night we went grocery shopping and got fresh produce, eggs, milk, juice, bacon, and some meat for Blake’s family. Ken is taking them down today.

They have been taking gas out of the boats to run the generators.




Thursday, October 27, 2005

another wilma update


It looks like a war zone and it was only a category 2 hurricane over here. I would hate to see what a 5 looked like.

They also had flooding problems during Katrina  that we didn’t have.

We are having gas shortages now too,, at the few stations that do have power.

Evidently most people didn’t go out before the hurricane and buy supplies and gas and are now surprised that they can’t get what the want because power is out.

People are complaining that the government is not getting them the supplies that they should have gone out and gotten themselves.

There is only so much the government can do for supplies.

Some of the people have generators, but didn’t buy gas to run them and are now upset because the gas stations don’t have power.



Wednesday, October 26, 2005

wilma update


We survived and now have power back on. Yeah…. We only lost one of the big palm trees. Lee and Susan (neighbors) had a tree go through their roof and have three holes in there roof and a hole in there master bedroom.

The girls have had a great time being out of school for a couple days. The schools in port st lucie are out until Friday.

They have had a great time being in the dark.

We borrowed power for the fridge and freezer from the neighbor’s generator.

Fleet farm and wall-mart and some gas stations were open with limited power yesterday.

The wait at the gas station was 2 or more hrs.

We had a lot less damage here than they did south. Ken’s office building lost the roof.

We will be going down today to check on job sites and the office.

I will write more later and post some pictures.


Sunday, October 23, 2005

getting ready for wilma


We have the storm shutters on and went to the store to stock up on supplies.

We went to the pool for a while since it was still nice out.

We may be out of power for a while so I might not be on the computer working much.


Love & Hugs

Joy N Lang


Friday, October 07, 2005

new (sleaveless) sweater  Posted by Picasa

brown comfy socks  Posted by Picasa

socks for a swap  Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

tasha  Posted by Picasa

Is it really October already????

  I am back in Florida after 2 months in Minnesota. We went up at the beginning of august to take care of Ken’s dad. He was having heart surgery and had a valve replaced and a bypass done. The surgery went well and he is doing great now. He wasn’t allowed to drive for at least a month, so I shuttled him around to doctor’s appointments and therapy. He is now driving again and doing great.

Ken came back down to Florida and worked while I stayed in Minnesota. He hopped back and forth every couple of weeks. It was hard being away from him for so long.

We drove back down on Sunday and got home really late Monday night.

We have started doing school again. We are getting a slow start this year. Hopefully we can get caught up soon.

Mom and dad made the move down to the farm in Windom, Minnesota last weekend. They are done working at Murphy’s Landing. Dad will be work at a packing plant doing maintence work.

We had Jessica’s party on the weekend. She is now 7 and says she doesn’t feel any older or bigger.

I have been working on socks a lot lately. I got a lot done while in Minnesota. I am working on a new pair that is for a swap. My first swap, it should be fun.

I have been doing more currency trading online. I am addicted. I have been getting better and am actually making some money.

Tasha got a hair cut and looks so skinny now, she was full of knots and burrs. She was out at the farm and got in to the burrs. She has been shivering a lot and is now enjoying the warm weather here.






Saturday, July 23, 2005

my current sock project  Posted by Picasa

the girls on our field trip, we went to the marine center. Posted by Picasa

the afgan,my current project  Posted by Picasa

Friday, July 22, 2005

July 22



We are getting ready to go home for a couple of weeks. I am getting excited to be home for a while.

            We went down and helped do touch up painting on the town house project that he is supervising. The girls had a lot of fun and are full of paint spots.

            The weather has been about 90. it is really nice in the morning, and evenings. It gets really humid during the day.

The girls have a little girl to play with now. She is 7 and lives next door. They have been playing with boys the whole time we have been down here and are very happy to have a girl to play with. They have been doing crafts, and watching videos.  

Jessica has now lost 2 teeth and thinks she is getting to be a big girl.

Ashley has finished most of her school work; she only has reading to do in history and science.



Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy 4th

Fourth of July weekend update.

It has been a busy weekend, fireworks, beach, pool and lots of eating.
We had some rain today and now it is getting sunny again. We will probably
go to the park and watch the fireworks there.
We went to a cardinal's game last night in Jupiter and watched the fireworks
after and on sat night watched the fireworks at the traditions stadium,
where the Mets play.
We missed everyone,

Monday, June 27, 2005

my new project  Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Ashley and Tasha looking at birds on the computer.  Posted by Hello

Ashley's birthday cake "burrrr"  Posted by Hello
Ashley's birthday
Ashley turned 9 yesterday. We went to "herby" the movie and then to chuckecheese. We got home really late and had icecream cake and presents.
She had a pool party with some friend last week. We will be having a party with family and friends in Minnesota later.
Ken's dad is going in for surgery at the end of July, so we plan on being in Minnesota then.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

I can't believe it is June already. We are planning a trip home (Minnesota) at the end of the month. As soon as Ken gets an certificate of occupancy for the project the are building, he can take off. They are almost done with the town houses. Next time I am down there I will take some pictures and add them on.

We finished the tile in the back patio on Saturday and just have to finish the grout. It will be done this weekend.

I have been doing a lot of knitting and have my stash down to almost nothing. It may be time to go shopping and get some more yarn. Ashley has been crotching a bag and Jessica is learning how to crotchet. She is very excited about it.

we have been spending a lot of time in the pool. Jessica is starting to swim. We spend Sundays after church at the beach. The girls really love playing in the waves and on the boogie boards. They always come home covered in sand.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

the girls bathroom after painting Posted by Hello

my bathroom after painting Posted by Hello

May 24th

It is raining this afternoon. It looks like it will clear out soon.
We may go to the pool later if it gets nice again.
The girls finished their schoolwork without too much complaining and are now playing in the rain and puddles.

Monday, May 23, 2005

tasha Posted by Hello

Ken & Joy Posted by Hello

May 23rd

We went to the St Lucie County air show on Saturday. It was hot and dusty, but a lot of fun. They had a lot of the old war planes and did a reenactment of a German battle. They girls brought home shell casings from the battle.

We went to the beach on Sunday after church. No sunburns this week,:).

The girls are doing their school work, and I am painting the bathroom. I painted a small part of it on Friday and am finishing the rest today.

Our Florida House Posted by Hello

Friday, May 20, 2005

May 20th

Ken just finished his first week working in Fort Lauderdale. He is working with a friend who has a construction company building town homes.

We plan on going back to Minnesota for a few weeks this summer. We still have a lot of work to do on the house up there.

We have been in the pool every other day since Friday. The girls had to get water shoes, because they were wearing out there toes. Ashley is swimming very well and Jessica is content to stay close to the side. I have been feeling a bit cooked and water logged lately.