Living out here surrounded by woods, we have a lot of tall oaks. The house we live in is the house my husband grew up in. It was built in 1959 and is still standing and full of life. It’s nothing fancy, a standard ranch, and we have one bathroom. I know for some of you that would be a complete deal breaker, impossible, but we manage it just fine. We don’t have a master suite, play room or family room. If you want a play room go outside. Family room…climb into Mama and Daddy’s king size bed and watch T.V. or read a book. I have a great love of vintage things/décor so maybe it’s fate I live the simple life in my old home. I love that my son sleeps in the same bedroom that my husband did growing up and that he still has my husband’s fifty year old toy box with “Lone Ranger” burned into the wood. We live on a modest income, my husband is a mechanic and I’m a teacher’s aide. We love what we do, we enjoy our work. When things break, we are the repairmen. We figure it out like our Duck Dynasty friends. Phil, Ms. Kay and I could totally hangout. So when a nasty thunderstorm came and the huge 60 foot Oak came down shaking the entire house I knew something would need fixing. My husband was still at work so I went outside to see what the damage was…car was fine, garage still intact…well not so good water spewing everywhere. I know water and electricity do not mix so I went in and shut off the breaker. I called my hubby. The good news, the tree fell and the house was still standing and no one was hurt. The bad news, it took out the well tank. Most people would get out the phone book and start looking for the well repairmen–not the Bekemeyers. The hubby took a look and said “I think I can fix it; I’ll give it a try”. A man who can fix things is worth his weight in gold! He may not have a Ph.D. but he can F-I-X almost anything. He’s smart and a problem solver (also the key to being a good mechanic). After a trip to ACE for some chainsaw goodies and pvc pipe, he got to work and fixed it with night falling. You have to admire a man who puts in a hard days work and comes home to get things fixed for his family. He’s a great Daddy and a good husband who could ask for more? Can you fix a well if a 60-foot oak tree falls on it? Sure, if you’re an extraordinary ordinary mama with an extraordinary husband.