I have some short stories to share with you. Experiences I had during the week. Some stories are funny, some are sad and some are just part of living your daily life. Here we go!

It was Severe Weather Awareness Week. A week of making the public aware of what to do in case severe weather strikes in your area. At the radio station I get the chance to interview a number of people concerning the weather. I invited Stan Olson to sit down with me in the studio, Stan lives just outside of Madison and has kept some amazing weather records for the local area. Everyday he records the high and low temperature and precipitation. He talked about visiting with The Weather Channel Storm Chasers that were in the Watertown area and how interesting it was seeing their vehicles. I also visited with Mandy Thalhuber from Weatherology. You hear Mandy everyday give us the weather forecasts on Q-92. She said she got interested in weather as a very young girl, she remembers standing out in the driveway during high winds and rain and her mother yelling at her to get inside. She is just fascinated with the weather.

Stan Olson

Wednesday evenings I have my small group Bible Study at Janelle Kennedy’s house. Janelle and her husband Doug owned Kennedys Bakery in Madison for many years, until it closed a few years ago. Janelle always has snacks for everyone. To my surprise when I walked into her house Wednesday, Janelle had made some of her famous bakery rolls which I hadn’t had since they closed. I screamed with excitement when I saw them. I had a few of them during Bible Study. They tasted great.

LQPV Eagles

Thursday, I finally got to broadcast a high school baseball game at Madison Memorial Baseball Field. Last year the pandemic cancelled spring sports. It was kind of emotional watching the Lqpv Eagles and Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks take the field for the first game of the season. It was cold out, but I don’t think anyone cared.

My wife thought we needed a new fire pit for the patio. So Saturday afternoon I dragged the big box out on the patio to put the new fire pit together. I loathe assembling things! On the box it says EASY ASSEMBLY, Assemble in 30 minutes or less! I laughed outload and said to myself, Yeah right. So my goal was to do a good job and try and get it assembled in under 30 minutes. Well, that didn’t happen. I did get it put together, but it took me about an hour and a few frustrating moments. The finished product looks nice.

Chips and Salsa at La Plazita in Appleton

I was in Appleton on Wednesday and visited the new Mexican restaurant that opened along Hwy 7. I met Rafael the owner of La Plazita and we had a nice visit and I thanked him for opening his business in Appleton. They also have a restaurant on main street Montevideo. The waitress suggested the burrito, which I ordered. What I like about Mexican restaurants is the chips and salsa they serve you before your meal. Love the chips and salsa! Great place to eat. I will be back. And oh, the burrito was really good.

Grandson Zane getting his Black Belt

Saturday was a busy day watching my granddaughter Adelyn playing basketball in the Cities and grandson Zane getting his Black Belt in Karate. We watched online, on our television. Zane has been taking karate lessons for five years and works very hard at it. Very proud of both of them. My grandkids are growing up so fast.

The door at the radio station has a door bell on it, so when it opens it alerts us that someone has entered the studio. Well Saturday the door bell was broken. I was at the station alone in the production room working intently. I was focused. All of a sudden someone was behind me asking me if I was busy. Scared me to death! I didn’t even hear him come in. I was startled pretty good. Took me a while to recover.

The man that came in Saturday told me that he enjoys reading my blog every week. That was the fourth person that week that mentioned to me that they read my blog. I can’t tell you how much that means to me and how that makes me feel. I’ve been considering stopping the blog and beginning a podcast. I never would have dreamed when I began writing my blog that so many people would enjoy reading Raymos Ramblings. Thank you!

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