Thursday, September 30, 2010


I did my last blog on Sept 17 and now its the 29th. I know we are making progress but I'm just not good being in such a mess. I don't mind clutter but it must be organized. This is Reid and he does such a awesome job but he also has a real job so can't spend as much time here as he would like. This is the laundry room so there is quite a bit to still be done. We decided to plant shrubs along our west property line. We are putting in HEAVENLY CLOUD, a variety of TEXAS SAGE. They bloom beautiful purple flowers several times during the summer. They actually bloom according to the humidity and rain in the area.

Poor Garn putting in the water system. HE SURELY WORKS HARD. TO MAKE ME HAPPY.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Life in a day, or week, or perhaps a month but probably a year in the life of the Huntington.

We have so many projects going. It seems that being landlords, and owning a old home there is always something that needs to be done. The rebates are pretty good on having insulation put in homes so Sun Rock did us a fine job on the apartments. We decided to get rid of the swamp coolers on our house and have refrigeration units put in. Was a very big job getting the coolers of the roof and patching all the holes.
Next Garn had to pour a pad for the outside refrigeration units.
He did such a good job I think he needs to find employment finishing cement. We could sure use the money.
Now for the plumbing inside the house, I had to move everything out of the big closets so Reid could put all the wireing and tubes to the inside units.
Cement pad is dry so the outside units are now in place.

Reid is connecting everything inside and out. What a wonderful craftsman he is.Next Garn built a railing to protect the outside units from any one running into them. Wonder what he would rather be, a cement finisher or a welder.
Heaven forbid, we decided to start another project and redo the laundry room. Reid has all these wonderful ideas so with my permission ripped into the wall so now we have a door between my garage and the laundry room. SWEET!!!

Garn couldn't stand just watching so he had to get involved in the demolation derby.OK so if we are going to have a bigger and nicer laundry room then we need to think about redoing the floor. For 42 years I had been satisfied with old half painted cement floors. After all its just a laundry room, not the Tashma hall. So we called on Hi-Tech Coatings, Simon Ross-Hill and his son.
Simon is from England and I loved to hear him talk. They have been in St. George 14 years. They also did excellent work.

First they really cleaned the floor, then they put a base coat on it, followed by a color coat. Each step taking a full day.
Next they sprinkled on the color flakes. Followed by a coat of urethane. Then we had to let it dry for 5 days.
In the meantime, we had Jones Paint & Glass put 6 new windows in the apartments.

Then in Garns spare time he fixed some lights.
Then he moved some dirt with his tractor.We hired one of our renters to fix a leak in the roof of the house he is renting.
Now I will give you one guess about what I am doing while all these guys are working. Well I have made a million trips to the garbage dumpster just trying to pick up all the trash they leave while they are working.

So that sums it up, about a day, week, month or year in the life of the Huntingtons. It will still be several weeks before the laundry room is finished, they maybe we'll take a brake from projects for a while.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Here we are in Custer So. Dakota. All 16 of us in front of the cabins we rented for a week.
Ellen & Bud with Kristi Dawn and Jason. Tina & Blake Tubbs with Nyah and Trayson.
Jessie & Rob Price with Gunner, Bella and Ruger. Garn & Dorothy with Grandson Bridger
To Mt. Rushmore

What a awesome sight the faces of
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincon
Next stop Crazy Horse. Did you know all four Mt. Rushmore faces will fit inside his head.
Then to Bear Country
The area called Needles was very interesting. Six very small tunnels a car could barely fit through
Then the very tall rock called the NEEDLE.
Next stop was the ALPINE SLIDE. Here Ellen & Bud are rideing to the top.
Bridger enjoyed his ride down

Jessie was going a little too fast. Does she look scared?
Here we were having a picnic then everyone went swimming. This is CUSTER PARK. Kristi Dawn is looking for pine gum but she wouldn't chew it.
Lots of interesting rocks in CUSTER PARK. This is the PRICE FAMILY.

Now the TUBBS FAMILY looking thru the same hole in the rock.
BRIDGER felt very important having a national forest named after him.
Garn was also pretty proud to visit MARTIN'S COVE,
where his G. Grandfather Clark Allen Huntington helped carry the saints across the Sweet Water in the winter of 1856
Here is Brider by the Sweet Water River and one of the monuments to C.A. Huntington
What a nice way to end a wonderful vacation, sitting by the fireside singing our favorite old family songs. THANK YOU BUD AND ELLEN FOR SHARING YOUR FAMILY WITH US.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Have had a very busy month.
This is at the Flanigan reunion.
First one since my mother died.
This is my Grand Daughter Ciera and I
participating in the talent show.

This is a long lost cousin David,
he is the only Flanigan to carry on my Grandfathers name.

Then we went to Alaska to visit
our friends the Hackworths, Allen & Loni.
What a awesome time we had.
This is at the airport where they picked us up.
This is Garn and Allen
at the Byron Glacier in Portage Lake area.
At the zoo the bears were soooooooooo cute.
The moose were walking around in neighborhoods.
After coming home from Alaska we went
to my Hurricane High Class Reunion.
Do you recognize any of these OLD FOLKS?

Monday, May 31, 2010

The CRACKS again

Today the Stonehocker's and Huntington's made another visit to "THE CRACKS". We got way more than we expected, as the desert was full of wild flowers. In the background you can see Pinevalley Mtn. and Zion. So now is a wonderful time for you to make this little excursion.