Friday, February 23, 2018

Stuck On This Highway With You

This weekend ends our winter shift in Wenatchee. This has been my 24th winter plowing snow with each one different and this one being very good. I work with some great people and they give us good  equipment to work with that we take care of. Our two new trucks still have not arrived, but hopefully by next winter. Thank you for your patience and for slowing down for us this winter. I added a few photos of the winter- the winter went faster than this song I think. It will seem different not going to striping this summer, but remaining in Maintenance- I am looking forward to the challenge and hope you will "give us a Brake" when you see us working.
this was our winter crew- Eric was hired as 2115 and did a great job- ok they all did a great job

I think this was the only snowman I built this winter- winter went too fast and not much snow
Hard to get entire crew together, this was our Christmas get together for area
I want to thank the Mechanics who did a super job as well

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Time Of My Life (2017 Review)

Someone said you can tell a lot about a person by looking at his checkbook? Feel free to look at mine- I have nothing to hide and it is pretty boring. I think you can tell a lot about a person by looking back where he spent his time last year. I took photos off my  phone, added the dates, and put it to a song to show you not only how fast this past year went, but to show  you how blessed I am. (some did not want photos taken- and you will notice gaps in dates) I have so much to be thankful for and am thankful for those memories that have turned to Gold already. I am also thankful for little wasted time- thankful I could spend time with those I love this past year.  This song was composed 30 years ago- but I can say "I've had the Time of My Life in 2017 and look forward to what God has for me next year. Happy New Year and may 2018 be the time of your life.
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz.  It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. It was 30 years ago on Christmas Day we moved to East Wenatchee. That too has been the time of my life, and could be another video. It is the longest we have lived in one place and I am thankful for those memories as well. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

30 Christmas's In East Wenatchee

December 25th, 1987 we moved to East Wenatchee on Christmas Day. Those 30 years have gone by so fast and we have so many good memories. I wanted to share some of those Christmas photos with you as well as share some of my favorite Christmas Songs. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and if your photo is not in our video, I hope it is in our hearts. 
My family picture taken Christmas 1966 in Tacoma, Wa
Christmas 1974 in Grand Coulee, Wa.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with memories that will last for a long time. I appreciate those who take time to jot a short note this time of year to remind us you are fine. The hardest part of sending out cards is to see those names who are not with us this year. This is our 12th video and this  years video is set to the music, "Silent Night" and highlights this past year. Please take this as our wish for you to have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. I only wish we could sit down and visit, one on one.

Merry Christmas
From the Hendricks Family
Christmas is a Special time of year
A Season giving hope and good cheer
 Hoping we  hear from friends, far and near
So grateful for memories we made this past year
This is our twelfth Video, and thirtieth Christmas Letter
Dennis is still plowing snow but has retired from paint striper
Jan taught at Royal Family Camp, but retired as nursery director
Janice has her spinning wheel, quilts and art entered in Chelan fair
Dennis has 233 videos on youtube, doing Facebook, and a blogger
We so Enjoyed a 17 day cruise through Panama Canal this summer
A Silverwood trip last August, and a boat trip to Stehikin last October
Drove to North Dakota for family reunion with a drive through Glacier
A Youth circus in April and the DuCette family reunion in September
Time spent with grandkids, car races,  and a monthly church greeter
We Can’t forget Mouse our cat, and Barney and Squeaky, our conure
We Hope you are Healthy, Happy, Blessed and all Ok,  is our prayer
God Bless you with another Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dennis and Janice Hendricks

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Forever Young

I can’t remember being born, by my mom insists I was. It takes a long time to grow up. 
Thank you for your birthday wishes- its good to know I have so many friends and their sense of humor. 
I am thankful I can go to work on my Birthday- I know many who would love to go to a job today. Relax,  No one has missed my birthday- as we actually each only have one birthday in a lifetime, we just celebrate that same birthday over and over- actually the more times, the better. Today I can again celebrate that day. So far, this is the oldest I have ever been. I was actually born in Virginia, Minnesota- and in 18 days I can say I have lived 30 years in East Wenatchee.  I made this video- sadly the title is not true, although it is a nice wish; “Forever Young”.  Sure I know it is nine years old, but not much has happened in the pasts nine years either- so check out the video and have a good day. My hair was not as gray back then, I think?