Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It turned out to be a white Christmas this year. Here we are on the farm, 5 inches of snow so far! They are calling for another 4-8 inches. Time to get the snow disks out and go sledding!!

The trees are getting heavy with snow and coming down on the trailer!


On to the good stuff! The kids made out pretty good this year, I think they have enough Lego’s now to build us a new house!


Robbie scored big! 50 Bucks!!










Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HEY Waterboy, You’re fired!

Amazon gave us our walking papers, December 17th is our last official day as Elves! We will have to spend the rest of the year as normal people. :) No more 11 hour days, working thru the night. It’ll be tough, but we’ll manage. Here are a few photos of where we’ve been living the last 2 months at Indian Ridge campground. We’ll miss the free pool table and basketball court, but not the weather! It’s been below average cold this year, lows in the single digits, highs in the 20’s and 35 mph wind gusts have almost frozen everything we own. The trailer is sucking down propane like hot chocolate.

Next stop Norfolk, Virginia! Home for the holidays, I can almost smell the Smithfield Ham cooking. Just a short 650 mile drive (dang) and we’re there! To borrow another line from Jerry Reed, the only thing better than a good ham dinner is two good ham dinners!

Happy Holidays! That means Merry Christmas!

This is our site, with a view off the ridge

Here's looking into our site

With all the snow we've been doing some down hill sledding




Monday, December 6, 2010

Amazon Elves, Campbellsville Kentucky

We’ve been working at Amazon.com for 5 weeks now. The fulfillment center is huge! The building is about a mile long and has 4 floors inside for storing everything and anything you can order off the internet. Jane & I work as stowers, once a product is received we take it and try and find a place to store it. As soon as we stow it, it becomes available online. Amazon has 1200 regular employees and starting in October thru December they hire on an additional 3000 employees, AKA Amazon Elves! We obviously can’t take pictures of the inside, but this place would put Santa's workshop to shame!


All the trucks waiting to be unloaded








Monday, November 29, 2010

Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee

We stopped at Fall Creek Falls on our way to Amazon.com in Kentucky. This is a great state park. Ton’s of camping and hiking. This time of year it’s pretty much empty, so we had the run of the place.


Robbie loved the suspension bridge



The trees were at the end of changing colors, but there were still enough left for a fantastic view!








Monday, November 22, 2010

A new addition to the Stafford clan... Say what!!

I know a lot of people say, “Why a new addition so late in life….” We’re the proud parents of a 32ft 10,000 lb baby. :) No more paying for self storage! Woo Hooo!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Georgia on my mind

We made our way to Georgia to hang out with our friends on their property. We all got setup, Jeff put in two full hookup sites. Doesn’t get any better than this!

We did some hanging out, shooting the breeze (you’ll see what I mean below about “shooting the breeze”)

A little cooking out

Of course we had to have a little target practice

Me showing Jordyn how to shoot, while showing off my prestigious girth

Jane demonstrating the correct way to shoot, she’s added a whole class to home schooling!



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Monday, November 8, 2010

Suwannee River, Florida

The Suwannee River is a major river of southern Georgia and northern Florida. It is a wild blackwater river, about 266 miles long. The Suwannee River is the site of the prehistoric Suwannee Straits which separated peninsular Florida from the panhandle.











Here a high bluff overlooks the spot where the Withlacoochee River joins the Suwannee River on its way to the Gulf of Mexico.