GRRRRR. I had a long post typed and the computer troll ate it. I will try again.
I hope that all of our U S friends/family had a great Thanksgiving, surrounded by people you love.
We had a good day in at Granny's "party room" again this year.
It was a happy day, partly because they got finished harvesting corn on Wednesday afternoon. That is always a great feeling. The last of the corn is, even as I type, going through the dryer and into the bins. Many of the local elevators are no longer taking corn, as they are full. Because we had enough trucks, we were able to take loads to elevators further away..but even they were saying "no more". So we got finished just in time to miss that.
We had a lot to be thankful for this year. First...we are thankful for all the good employees who helped make this a safe year. There were a few "oops" moments..but nothing that won't heal/be repaired...no permanent damages. That is a constant worry to me here at home...with so many people, vehicles, and machinery on the road...it only takes a split second for something to happen. We are glad that they all made it back to their homes safely...I am sure their families were happy to have them home again.
We are also thankful to our customers/friends. This has been a rough year for many of you, with the lower mik prices. Believe me...we can honestly say to you..."been there/done that". Seems that every year we would say "next year has to be better". Thank you for allowing us to work for you.
The first few years we ran this business, I thought when this time of year came..."now they will be able to rest". That is clearly not the case. They just switch into a different work mode. Lots of equipment to be gone over and pencil pushing and computer work. They will be able to spend time with the kids...and will be attending a lot of sporting events. That is something else for which we are thankful. What would life be like without these wonderful children who fill our lives with love and activity. We are blessed!
So..unless something major happens that I want to share with you, this will be my final blog for the 2009 season. I will be back next season...and hopefully will do a better job of keeping it up to date.
In the meantime.....I wish you all a great holiday season full of love and laughter.