Thursday, April 19, 2018


Dave had a doctor's appointment today, so I had to go to coffee alone.  Tomorrow is our follow up meeting with our Regional VP about our community manager.  I'm thinking we're not going to like the outcome.  We'll see.

Heard some good news about Oaklyn today.  She broke the 9 pound barrier!  That means she's growing!  Rowyn is over 12 pounds, though, so baby O is still just a little bitty thing!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018


We had a wonderful trip home from Ft Lauderdale.  We saw lots of citrus groves and lots of farms.  We even saw some Sandhill Cranes!  We were able to meet Pat & Milt at Woody's in Ellenton for a late lunch this afternoon on our way back.  It was good to see them again and to get caught up with news on the family.

It was also good to see everyone at The Ranch!  A couple of people have put their homes up for sale.  I'm afraid we're losing people because of our manager.

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Monday, April 16, 2018


We had a great day today.  First we both slept in until 8:30 - absolutely unheard of!  We then went to our favorite diner for breakfast - Lester's, where the eggs and bacon were perfect as usual.  Then we went to Jami's to prepare a crockpot dinner for the family.  After that was done, we went to the pretty beach for some sand/sun time.  It was a gorgeous day for that!  I even walked to the water!  The sand was super hot, so my feet felt burned when I got there.  The water was wonderful!!  Then the walk back to Dave - more hot feet!!

Naps were in order before we went back to Jami's for the evening.  The meal was a hit and the kids shared stories/pix/videos about their visit to Bahama last summer!  That was fun!

Now we're back at Sea Gardens packing for our trip back to C'water tomorrow AM, with a stop at Woody's to meet Dave's sister and her hubby for lunch.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ft Lauderdale

We're back in Ft Lauderdale for the last time this season.  Dave and Jami and doing projects, the kids and Tom are doing their things, so I've got a few minutes to get caught up.  We came down Friday - a beautiful day to be out and about.  This time we came thru Sebring, which we won't do again.  It just took too long...too much traffic in Sebring so we missed every light.  Other than that, though, it was a fun trip.  Lots of horses and cows on that route, plus lots of veggie farms and citrus groves.  Beautiful!

Friday night we went to Sweet Tomatoes like always...without Kelly and Megan.  Saturday was more of the same.  Saturday night, Tom had bought us tickets for Cardinal Gibbons HS's musical, "Annie". There was some awesome talent!  All 7 of us were together for dinner AND for "Annie."  That was nice.

We've been so busy with the family that we haven't seen the pretty beaches or anything yet.  We'll do that tomorrow while everyone is at work/school.  So glad we're here and not in Iowa.  It's snowing there - on April 15th!  Yuck!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018


Busy, busy!!  This morning we (the Board of Directors) met with the Regional Director and the new Regional Vice President.  We had a long meeting, but we felt good when it was over.  We felt they listened to us and we felt they will do something about our problems.  Plus, we were able to ask other questions and get answers.  The new VP is very approachable!

This evening we (the Board) hosted about 75 people for burgers, etc.  I think everyone enjoyed themselves!

Denise and I went to WW where we both lost again.  I'm .6 of a pound from being down 25 pounds!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Busy Day

We had a busy day today!  Coffee this morning and then this afternoon, the board got together for a short(?) meeting!  Tomorrow we have a meeting with the Regional Director and the Regional Vice!

It'll be another busy day for me.  Dave, bless his heart, is working to get us ready to go to Ft Lauderdale or home if something were to happen to Baby O.  We've not had any updates,  so we're hoping she's doing ok again.  I'll let you know when we know!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018


I had a chiropractor appointment this morning. While I was on the table, the clouds let loose with a downpour and close lightning.  I was glad to be inside.  It pretty much rained off and on all day - we needed it, so it was welcome.

I baked cookies after I got home from being adjusted...9 dozen for our BBQ on Thursday.  It's hard being on WW and baking cookies!  I only ate 1, so I was good!

Bob & Ann are leaving tomorrow, so it'll be a little lonesome around here!  We heard nothing from Baby O today.  God bless her!!

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