Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Better day

Even after sleeping all day yesterday, I slept well last night.  I felt much better today.  I went out and got my nails done (both sets) and bought an outfit for this weekend's ISU reunion.  My nails are so cool.  I don't think I can get a picture that will do justice to them, but I'm going to try!  For some reason I can't get my phone to communicate tonight.  I've sent myself 3 emails with pix, but they aren't coming in....hmmmmm.  Anyway, they're red sparkly except for my ring fingers which are gold sparkly!!  Pretty wild for this old broad!  Finally got it:

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Today was a total bust.  I woke up late because I stayed up late to watch the Cubs.  When I got out of bed, I was dizzy.  So I took a mecclizine and went back to bed.  When I woke up, I felt better but still wobbly, so after a teeny bit of lunch, I went to bed again and woke up at 6:30!  I'm going to take another mecclizine before going to bed - hopefully I'll be able to sleep and will not be dizzy when I wake up.

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Monday, August 29, 2016


Tonight I'm pondering...why can't the Cubs get any runs in the late innings?  And why do they keep making errors?  And why can't they win them all???  I just think they've got such a good team and I don't understand why they lose when they should be winning!

Dave got up this morning and went to the dr's office.  He's been having some chest pains when he tries to take a deep breath.  They're pretty sure it's just his asthma acting up - it's been such a humid/wet summer up here.  They did an EKG just to be sure.  But now he's on prednisone and an antibiotic, as well as a Zyrtec.  Hope this works quickly.

When we went to get his meds, we also ate at a new place for us - the Noodle Company.  It was pretty darn good!  We'll eat there again.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016


It has gotten hot here again - and humid!  It was already humid when we left for church.  Church was great.  Pastor Amy's sermon was about Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.  Good music today too.

After church we went to Morg's for lunch/breakfast.  It takes a while to get your food because they are so busy, but it is definitely worth it.  The pancakes are a good 12" only get 1 but it is huge and it melts in your mouth!!  I brought home half of mine!

Dave went out to help Bryan this afternoon.  I stayed home and watched the Cubs lose!  I also finally have all the '66 pix in one folder and I figured out how to do a slideshow in Windows 10!!

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Gray Day

We had a little rain this morning, but mostly today was just gray.  I couldn't get my eyes to stay open!  They felt like it was night all day long.  So after lunch I fell asleep.  Dave took a nap too and we're still a little groggy...I sure hope the sun shines tomorrow!

I worked on copying class of  66 pictures onto a thumb drive.  I've already got 551 pix on there, but I've got lots more room!!

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Friday, August 26, 2016


Dave and I had early appointments to have our eyes checked for glasses.  Then we both ordered new glasses.  Then we had to go to Walmart,  so I got my hair cut and my eyebrows done!  Now I just need to get my nails done and I'm about ready to go to Ames this weekend!!

I had a margarita at Carlos O'Kelley's so I ended up taking a nap this afternoon.  Hopefully I can sleep - I'm not staying up to watch the Cubs.  I'll be glad when they get off the West coast!  This starting at 9:10 is for thebirds - night owls!!

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Thursday, August 25, 2016


I don't know why the weeks are going so fast, but they sure are!  It's already Thursday again!!  We'll be heading South before you know it.

Dave mowed here at the condo today while I finished scanning more pictures.  Now tomorrow I will start trying to get them organized!  I've got to get the Cyclone ones done first because that reunion is tnext weekend.  Then I'll work on the class of 66.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


We had a beautiful day here but it wasn't so nice where Dave's family lives in Indiana.  The Kokomo area got hit with tornadoes this afternoon.  The family is all okay as are their homes, but other places didn't fare so well.

As for us, we didn't do much today.  I worked on getting more pictures and things scanned into my computer.  I've still got a bunch to go, but tomorrow's another day.

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Monday, August 22, 2016


I had a good day!  First of all we got to have the doors and windows open all day - it was a gorgeous day!  I got my September newsletter and calendar done and sent.  I also got a bunch of '66 pictures found and scanned into the computer.  Then this evening I got a wonderful massage!!

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Sunday, August 21, 2016


We went to church this morning and when we got home, I took a nap.  Dave worked on a couple of things around here and then he went to Bryan's "to play".  I went up to Linda's to meet her new puppy and to say goodbye to Kaylee and Clayton.  They leave Wednesday for the Netherlands for several months.  They are excited.  Clayton will play in Zwolle for a good team and he's the starting center!

Then this evening we went to Bryan's for supper.  We furnished the hamburger, buns, and a pasta salad.  Erin's mom brought corn and a green salad.  Erin fixed tomatoes and onions, and the ice cream for dessert.  Aidan furnished the fun!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016


It was beautiful here today - about 70 with a great breeze out of the NE.  I loved it!  I should have opened the doors and windows, but I didn't.  Dave went out to Bryan's to use some of his tools this morning while I tried to get my newsletter and calendar done for Sept.  It's not done because I haven't heard from anyone at The Ranch.  Patience, Grasshopper!

This evening/late afternoon, we went to Kayla's to spend the evening with the Kruckenberg family.  That was a lot of fun.  Good food and great people!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

LONG Week!!

It's been so long since I've posted...

Sunday we went to Gilbert for 9:30 AM church with Cindy & Joel.  Then we had lunch with the entire family (except for Kayla and her family who were at the Fair).  Fun times!  After a tour around Gilbert and a look at all the new housing developments around there, we took off for Adventureland campground.  We got all set up and had a good night's rest.  Monday we spent the day at the State Fair.  Then Monday night Dave's brother and wife (Don & Bev) drove over from Indiana.  We had a great supper at Jethro's BBQ.  The rest of the evening we played Farkle and Dominoes!

Tuesday the four of us spent the day at the Fair.  Lunch was a pork chop on a stick eaten while sitting on the wall outside the first aid station.  Saw Pat Burch and after talking with her for a while, we continued exploring the Fair.  We even went in to rest for a few minutes and watch whatever horse show we could see.  The class that was in the arena was the pony roadster class - my dad's/brother's  class - I shed a couple of tears.  Supper was very light - we played dominoes.

Wednesday we loaded up and drove to Main Amana for a day there.  Are you tired yet?  I am!  We had a late lunch at the Ox Yoke Inn and after several hours of shopping we came home.  We were all too tired to play games, so we watched the Olympics!!!

Thursday was spent shopping at consignment stores and we bought a glider for our living room.  I've wanted one for quite a while and the davenport was hurting Don's back, so it was the impetus I needed to go get one.  That night we went to Bryan's for supper.  Aidan was so tired he fell asleep in his high chair.

Today we spent a few hours showing Don & Bev around Waterloo and Cedar Falls.  Then we shopped on Main Street in CF and ate lunch at Loss Cabos.  Got home around 1:45 and Don/Bev packed up and left.  I fell asleep in my chair and Dave took the camper back to the storage area.  Popcorn for supper and now bedtime.  We're not even going to watch the Cubs because they are just now starting (rain delay).  Whew!!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016


Today was cleaning day here.  I cleaned while Dave worked on the camper hitch and loaded the camper.  We take off at 7:15 in the morning.  We're going to Gilbert first for church with the Kruckenbergs and then to Adventureland to camp for a couple of nights.  We're going to the State Fair Monday and Tuesday.  Dave's brother & his wife, Don & Bev, will be joining us Monday night.  They'll go to the Fair on Tuesday and then on Wednesday we're all going to Amana.  We'll come back here Weds and Thursday.  They'll leave on Friday.  Should be a fun week!

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Yes, it's Thursday!

I didn't sleep very well last night so I didn't get up until 9:00.  Therefore, breakfast was later.  Dave needed to mow here at the condos so we didn't eat lunch.  Good thing we were going out for supper tonight.  We were both very hungry!  Aidan ate a bunch tonight.  He had fallen asleep in the car so he was a little grumpy when we first got there.  But that changed.  He's such a cutie!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Poor Dave - he just doesn't know how to say "no".  Of course, it doesn't help that he gets bored if he has nothing to do.  Today he worked on two different condos' eaves on 3rd floor.  They get leaves in them and then they leak down onto the balconies on 2nd floor and on down to 1st.  So Dave cleans them out and puts this "stuff" in them to keep the leaves from building up in there.  Yay!

Me, I didn't do much.  I did go through the rest of my picture CDs looking for class of 66 pix.  Now I've got to look for pictures of past reunions in my photo albums.  If I find some I can scan them into the computer for my slide show!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016


I have decided that I am boring...  I have also figured out why I just sit around here so much.  When we lived in Ottumwa, when I got tired of sitting I went outside to check out the "back 40."  I'd check on my flowers, pull some weeds, take a picture of a flower, etc.  I can't do that here.  Well, I suppose I could, but there aren't any flowers around our condo except some iris and they're done for the year.  I suppose I could help Dave sweep the garage floor (which holds about 50 cars)...huge!  Maybe I'll see if he'll let me mow in the back yard this week.

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Monday, August 8, 2016


This was a resting day for me.  I was so tired after the weekend.  Dave is, too, but we have different methods of how we cope.  I rest...Dave goes to Bryan's and mows!

Tonight we're watching the Olympics, but other than that we haven't done much!

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Sunday, August 7, 2016


It's been so long since I blogged, I'm not sure if I remember how!  We left for our little anniversary weekend away on Friday morning.  We went to a place called Harvest Farm Campground near the Minnesota-Iowa border.  It was a beautiful campground and had dozens of campers.  I'd say they were pretty full.  They even had probably 20 tents in another area.  HFC is a non-working dairy farm, although there were cows within 50' of us.  I woke up both Sat & Sun thinking there was a cow out and walking in between the campers!  This one cow was quite vocal!

On Saturday we went exploring into Minnesota.  We drove to Harmony, then  on to a scenic bluffs road along the Root River.  We ended up about 15 miles from the Mississippi River, but we turned around and headed back to Harmony to have dinner at a local restaurant that specialized in homemade pies.  We've been watching the 7 episodes of Star Wars when we're camping.  We're ready for the 6th one!  We're camping again next week at Adventureland.  Hopefully we'll get to watch the last two next week.  George Lucas is a very creative, strange man.  So fun!

It's good to be home!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016


We spent today doing things around here and packing to take off in the morning.  I don't have a clue if we'll have wifi at this campground so don't expect any blogging by me until Sunday.   If there's wifi, I'll be sure to write something about our surroundings.

We're going to leave early in the morning so we can get there around 10:30 or so.  Dave already has told me that I can't sleep until 9:00 like I do many mornings.  :)

Big old thunderstorms are around Iowa tonight.  I sure hope everyone is okay.  We didn't get hit very hard here, but it poured for a bit.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Dave mowed here at the condo was hot and muggy!  I stayed inside today.  I sewed a pillowcase for Dave's wedge in the camper.  It turned out pretty good!

Speaking of camping, we're going camping this week.  We're going up by Riceville at the Minnesota/Iowa border.  We wanted someplace less than 2 hours away and most of the campgrounds over by the river were full already.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016


We went back to the Grout Museum today.  We went thru the 2nd World War, the Korean War, and Vietnam.  Wow!  Lots of very interesting information.  I also walked my laps in the garage so now my hips are really tired.  Dave went to his committee (condo) meeting tonight only to find out that it's not until Thursday night!  Too funny!

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Monday, August 1, 2016


I only got 5 hours of sleep last night.  I stayed up to watch the Cubs extra innings and I was so excited so I couldn't calm down enough to sleep.  Plus, I'd taken a nap yesterday afternoon so that didn't help any.

I got up, took my shower and got busy finishing my cushion cover.  This is what it looked like before:
 And this is what it looks like now!  It finally matches the color of our bedroom!  Yay!
Dave was out mowing at Bryan's so I had the house all to myself this morning.  I even went to the garage to walk a couple of laps!  I also filed paperwork and cleaned up my desk.  Hmmm...maybe 5 hours of sleep is enough!

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