With all the talk about VIRUSES, TROJANS, and WORMS that can INFECT your computer now days it made me think about whats in our passwords!!   When I think about passwords, I do what I’m told… make a password memorable but complicated, use letters, numbers, and special characters…. BUT WHY!  Continue reading

Woo Hoo

Halfway through shore duty and we’ve already got people fighting for hubby to take a specific set of orders.

This has been a hot topic for us because hubby and I have gone around and around about going back to a boat. He was invited to go back to a boat last summer, and I encouraged him to leave shore duty early and take it. But after a month of going back and forth on the idea (and a lot of pressure from his buddies at work) he decided not to take it. So we thought that was our last chance to get the command that we wanted… well I thought that at least. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Care Packages.


Valentine’s day is one of those special days that you really want to share with your spouse!! But for some of us, our spouses are deployed, TAD, or a Geo-bachelor and are a way from us.  But don’t fret!! You can still share this holiday with your spouse or significant other. 


Send a care package!!!  This is one of the best times of the year to go all out and do a themed care package.  Below are some ideas to get you started, and don’t worry if it arrives a little late. Remember it’s the thought that counts!



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WWII Submarine found

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – The Navy has confirmed the wreckage of a sunken vessel found last year off the Aleutian Islands is that of the USS Grunion, which disappeared during World War II.

Underwater video footage and pictures captured by an expedition hired by sons of the commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Mannert L. Abele, allowed the Navy to confirm the discovery, Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny said Thursday in a news release.

McAneny said the Navy was very grateful to the Abele family.

“We hope this announcement will help to give closure to the families of the 70 crewmen of Grunion,” he said.

The Grunion was last heard from July 30, 1942. The submarine reported heavy anti-submarine activity at the entrance to Kiska, and that it had 10 torpedoes remaining forward. On the same day, the Grunion was directed to return to Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base. The submarine was reported lost Aug. 16, 1942.

Japanese anti-submarine attack data recorded no attack in the Aleutian area at the time of the Grunion’s disappearance, so the submarine’s fate remained an unsolved mystery for more than 60 years, the Navy said.

Abele’s son’s, Bruce, Brad, and John, began working on a plan to find the sub after finding information on the Internet in 2002 that helped pinpoint USS Grunion’s possible location.

In August 2006, a team of side scan sonar experts hired by the brothers located a target near Kiska almost a mile below the ocean’s surface. A second expedition in August 2007 using a high definition camera on a remotely operated vehicle yielded video footage and high resolution photos of the wreckage.



Snips, Snails, and puppy dog tails …. Chasing Chickens


Thats what I said when my mom and I were picking cucumbers out of her garden while visiting her on the farm.

Hubby and the kids and I were getting prepared to leave the farm and one of my last things to do was to rid my mom’s garden of some free food!  So we were out there going in and out of the many rows of veggies when all of a sudden we hear the dogs barking and the chickens clucking and it all getting faster and louder.  My mom and I look at each other and start running and yelling…  Continue reading

The facts of life…


I’ve come to the conclusion that there are just some facts of my life that I will end up having to deal with day in and out no matter what..   Some are fixable and some are just funny to think about, and others … well are just facts of life.


It’s a fact of life that a pair of jumper cables will be a permanent fixture in the front seat of my car. 


It’s a fact of life that before each payday I will have no more than $4 in my check book.


It’s a fact of life that the crush button on my Ice maker will only work when it wants to, apparently it has an attitude. Continue reading

CREDO Not getting enough credit!

CREDO is the acronym for the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation, a Chief of Naval Operations-sponsored retreat program that helps improve job performance and enhances quality of life for active-duty service members and their families.

They have Marriage Enrichment Retreats, Personal Growth Retreats, and even a women’s retreat.

I don’t want to say much about the Retreats because it would spoil the event.  However it is a fully paid for (by the military) retreat for active duty and their families.  You stay at beautiful hotels while you learn about your marriage or your self and how to improve your happiness.  You can get more info on CREDO (or the equivalent for other branches of the military) at your local base Chapel. 

I highly suggest looking into it.  My husband and I are having a wonderful time while attending a retreat this weekend!  What a great way to spend a weekend away, and to top it off IT IS FREE!!!

 Here is a link that may help you in understanding the program; (you may have to click through a security certificate issue to get to the site) https://www.cnic.navy.mil/cnrnw/Programs/CommandandStaff/ReligiousMinistries/CREDOPacificNorthwest/CREDORetreats/CNIP_025963?ssSourceSiteId=cnrse