Saturday, December 31, 2005

*The top 17 highlights of our year 2005*

17. Work out Thursdays. Almost every Thursday 2005.

16. Found Carrie Underwood in New Jersey. January 2005.

15. Winning a $5.25 bet at the Kentucky derby on #2. November 2005.

14. Pushing Little Gold Knightly up the icy first hill on the Echo Trail. November 2005.

13. The Salsa boy…not the dancer. March 2005.

12.Learned in New York that people only smile when they’re coning you; and you should never smile if you’re not coning them. January 2005.

11. Grading the road, yes it was a highlight. May 2005.

10. Building floater floors. May 2005.

9. Found a Liger and a Tigon in Kansas. April 2005.

8. Sending out the Old year by breaking an old sled. 12am January 1st 2005.

7. Taking the planks off, and putting the planks on, the docks 4 times. June 2005.

6. Tuggin the line. Discovered 100 foot pipes are really only 97 feet. May 2005.

5. Mutton Busting. March 2005.

4. Spent a memorable singles awareness day (also affectionately known as S.A.D) alone in the lil’ol blue van. Feb, 14, 2005.

3. The Thunderstorm, also still a great matter of debate even now. April 2005.

2. The second annual cat tail party took place on the Newsy News Letter’s 4th birthday. June 21st 2005.

And the number one all time favorite highlight is...

1. The two and a half bird day. October 2005.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Good Morning!

This is not our dog...

Funny, it didn't seem so small before we put it on the camera.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

><>Merry Christmas<><

Merry Christmas
The Newsy News Letter Staff
And your home at the lake in the middle of the forrest at the bottom of a hill near the two forts.

Friday, December 23, 2005

The Dream,


But even that isn’t so bad when you shed some light on the situation…

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

because we have nothing else to say...

Run 2: 11-26-05
Sled: Big Blue
Passengers: 2
Time: 1:03
Snow: Hard
Temperature: 5
Speed: Swift
Number of corners: 4 and 1/2
Number of wipeouts: 0

Comments: Best sled around. Flies straight and solid. The middle child knows first hand it will break any snow bank it comes in contact with. Now taking on all challengers and, or, passengers.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

And the workout of this week is…

Throwing the dog in a snow bank!
It’s both fun and easy!

Unfortunately, this particular workout does take a little bit of energy since most dogs dislike the idea of sailing through the air and into a snow bank. If you would like to avoid that rather annoying consequence of exhausted energy, just train the dog to throw him self in. That’s what we did! Yes indeed, and it’s much better. We here at the newsy news offices disliked the idea of expending energy so much we decided to teach the favorite one eyed mutt to throw himself into the snow bank. As you can clearly imagine, this saved us an enormous amount of time and energy since it eliminated the need for us to chase him down first and then throw him in.

Good dog, great workout, and we are all happy! And just remember, a pocket full of treats goes along way for having a loyal "mans best friend".

Oh, and if you don’t have a dog, don’t despair of being able to do this workout. The dog can easily be replaced by the neighbors cat or any one who happens to be walking by…but because both tend to be more difficult to train, to throw them selves in, than a dog you may need to manually help them into the snow bank. Good luck and happy throwing!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

The first recorded sled ride down the hill this year

Test run: 11-25-05
Sled: Little Blue
Passengers: One
Time: Trip not timed
Snow: Hard
Temperature: 0
Speed: Moderate
Number of wipeouts: 0
Comments: Sled was sensitive to weight shift. Touchy steering, turned on a dime must be careful of over turning. Has good potential if it wasn’t for the flat bottom.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

This weeks workout

Sledding down the hill,

Since this workout does not include walking up the hill, you’ll need a friends help to pull you up in the sled.

For the beginner, chose a long straight hill so all you’ll need to do is sit there. Make sure you use the big blue sled.

For the intermediate, chose a long curvy hill. The curves will give your arms exercise while steering around the corners. But if you haven’t worked up to being an intermediate, your arms will not be able to handle the curves and you will get even more exercise when you have to crawl out of the snow bank and right the sled. Use the little blue sled, turns an a dime.

And for the advanced, chose a long, steep curvy hill, and use the little orange sled. The sled is a very important choice for the advanced work out, this particular orange sled does not move on its own free will. Even on the steepest hill you will need to push your self all the way down, naturally this will strengthen your arm muscles and your patience. If you were expecting a faster ride for an advanced sledding workout, use the beginners sled on the intermediate hill; that will give you the advanced sledding experience…this particular piece though was for a workout, not a fast ride.

And for those of you who live where the snow doesn’t fall(may God bless you anyway), we have even thought up a sledding exercise for you!

What you’ll need:
A very steep and grassy hill
1 cardboard box,
1 large plastic bag,(preferably a none rip glad bag)

Place the box in the bag and have a friend carry it to the top of the hill. Place yourself in the box in the bag on the top of the hill. Give yourself a gentle push, not too hard or you’ll start somersaulting, just hard enough to get going. Then hold on for dear life and once you reach the bottom don’t stop, just jump out of the box and keep running because who ever owns the grass on the hill is bound to be a bit upset about all the fun your having.

The newsy news letter staff can not be held responsible for any damages done to either body or sled or hill in the event that any of the above is attempted.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Deep thoughts by Blueberry,

"I went to take a nap...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, December 05, 2005

The riddle...

The middle child was giggling, the youngest child was giggling, the favorite mother was giggling, the favorite father looked grim, the favorite one eyed mutt was running in circles, and the oldest child was no where to be found…why?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Another "best" smell...

The best smell in the world is the smell of a snowmobile running. Unless of course it’s your sister’s sled and your stupid sled wont start…

Thursday, December 01, 2005

News Alert…

This news is 10 minutes old.

We have had the unfortunate honor this morning of witnessing a pack of 8 timber wolves running on the lake in front of the house. They must have been sitting on the point when they decided to go hunting. We of course only looked out at the lake when all the deer started heading for the hills with their bulging eyes, so we may have missed one or two wolves. Two of the wolves appeared to want to climb the banks and run past the house but thought better of it. They all went into the woods half way to the Island, probably to circle back. The deer are now back eating nervously.

Good morning all!
Feed the deer what do you get? Fat Timber wolves…

Sorry we have no pictures, we were all too selfish to leave the window in search of a camera...