Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday

It was beautiful here today...hot, but beautiful!  I didn't do much, but then that's nothing new!  Now I'm watching Dancing With The Stars.

We've been staying up late watching the Cubs, so tonight we get to go to bed at a normal time.  Tomorrow's another ballgame!

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday

Sundays are my favorite!  Church was good.  It was great to be back at Anona.  Afterwards we met Sudi & Howard at Europa for breakfast.  When we got home, naps were in order. 

Tonight we're watching the Cubs game.  They need to pull this one out and soon!!

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday

Dave and I went on an adventure today.  We went to the Celery Fields in Sarasota to see the migrating birds.  We saw spoonies, snowys, glossies, ibises, wood storks, GBHs, egrets, cattle egrets, and ducks.  We got some decent pictures, but nothing great...darn it. 



It was a good day for the Cyclones!!  Now we're hoping for a Cubs' victory.  

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday

We had a fun day today.  We went to Bealls where I was able to find some new clothes and so was Dave.  Then we went to the Legion for lunch.  It was a hot one, but we sat in the shade so it was bearable.  It was fun to see some of the residents of The Ranch that we hadn't seen yet.

This afternoon consisted of a nap and then playing cards this evening.  Fun times!

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Thursday

Dave worked with the grounds crew at church this morning.  He loves doing that.  Even though it was hot out there, we decided to go to Sawgrass to see the baby alligators.  We only saw 6 little ones and 2 that were probably 3-4 years old.  We didn't see many birds either - just a lone ibis, a couple of moorhens, and a tricolored heron.  We didn't stay long because it was very hot.  We came home, had a bite to eat and then it was nap-thirty. 

I went to the clubhouse to work on books this afternoon.  I've got 3 boxes of books ready to go to the Vets or to the Library for their sale.  I've almost got the books completely organized.  Dave cooked hamburgers on the grill for supper and now I'm watching the Cubs-Nationals game.  I don't know if we can win this one, but I sure hope so.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday

We got the house vacuumed and dusted today.  The laundry is done, and everything is put away.  It's so hot here that you don't want to be outside a lot.  Just walking up to the clubhouse makes you soaked with sweat.  We wanted to go to the water for lunch/dinner, but it was hot enough that I didn't mind staying home.

Coffee was fun this morning...bingo was fun last night...cards were fun tonight.  It's good to be back at The Ranch!

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Yucky Day

It was a gray, foggy, drizzly day here - just downright yucky!  We've decided to stay tomorrow and leave on Sunday.  We don't want to drive into Nate!!  Darn hurricanes!

Tonight we celebrated Aidan's birthday.  He was so excited.  He kept saying Happy Birthday Aidan and he told us he had a Mickey cake!  He's so fun now that he talks!

We got him a Thomas the Train 12" bike with training wheels!  He kept saying, "My bike!"  He got on it right away, but he didn't have shoes on so he couldn't work the pedals. 

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday

We're on schedule!  The car is pretty much loaded except for our overnight bags and pillows and cooler!  Obviously we had a good day!  In fact, Dave even went out to Bryan's tonight for a boys night out.  Bryan, Aidan, and Dave went out for pizza!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Weds.

We're about ready to pack the car!  That's a tomorrow job.  All of the house has even been cleaned.  Tonight we took the camper to Kyle's  for the winter.  Bryan took his there too, so the two little boys got to play in the sandbox! 



When we were done, we went to Sasquatch Jack's in Waverly for supper.  This is my tenderloin!  I only ate about 1/3 of it.  It was scrumptious!!
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday

We had a productive day today.  Together we got all of the paperwork filed and dealt with.  We also got the bathrooms cleaned, the bedrooms cleaned, and the kitchen cleaned.  Plus, my clothes are in garment bags, except for the 6 days of clothes I'll need between now and our arrival in Florida.  Also,  the camper is winterized and will be taken to Kyle's tomorrow evening.  We're getting about ready!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Sunday & Monday

Yesterday I went with Kyle, Cassie & Blaise to Ottumwa, where we celebrated Thanksgiving with the family.  It was a beautiful fall day and we had lots of things to be thankful for.  Dave didn't want to expose Cassie to any cold germs so he elected not to go.  We had 14 people - Bob & Ann, Linda & Al, Kaylee (Clayton is already in The Netherlands), Kyle, Cassie & Blaise, Vicki, Alan & Allison, Cousin Steve & Barb, and me.    Fun day!  I rode home with Kaylee and enjoyed every minute with her.  She leaves for The Netherlands on Weds. 

Today was a preparation day.  I made all the phone calls to change our address, etc.  I also watched the coverage of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.  When will the US wake up and realize that a person with 23 guns/explosive devices in his hotel room and 18? in his home has only one reason to have that many weapons?  Their reason - to kill as many people as possible.  How horrible for the victims' families and friends, and the US as a whole.  Just horrible.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday

I can't believe that a Saturday came and went and I didn't watch any football.  I was working on reconciling credit card statements and bank statements and didn't even think of football. I didn't even turn on the Cubs game until the 3rd inning!  Living in Waterloo must have done something to my sports gene!

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday

Not much going on today.  I worked on paperwork and went to the chiropractor.  Dave feels a bit better today!  We're supposed to go to Ottumwa for Thanksgiving on Sunday, but he may not go.  He doesn't want Cassie exposed to germs.  In case you don't know, Kyle (my great nephew)  and Cassie are expecting twin girls early in 2018.  One of the little girls has a hole in her heart and will have to have surgery as soon as she is born.  We are praying that the hole will close before she is born.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday

I don't have much to blog.  Dave has a bad cold and is freezing.  He even had the heater going.  I, however, am still too warm.  We both took naps.  I tried printing out some statements, but ran out of ink.  I tried something else and that didn't work.  The Cyclones sucked!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cubs Win!!

I have to say that a Cubs win for a clinch of the E Division of the National League was super sweet because it was done in St Louis!  Fun!!

Today I only slept an additional 5 hours!  Dave and I went to the clinic this morning to have our blood drawn.  Then we went to Village Inn for breakfast...and free fruit pie!  Then I had an appointment with a Physical Therapist to work on my vertigo.  She did the Epley Maneuver on me two times.  The second time I wasn't dizzy any  more.  She taught Dave and me how to do this so we can do it ourselves at home. 

After that I took my 5 hour nap, then the Cubs game!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday

Where should I start?  Dave took me to the   ER around 10:30.  The muscle spasms in my side were very frequent and very intense.  I knew I couldn't sleep without some relief.  Almost 4 hours later, after a CT scan, a urine test, blood panel, and xrays of my ribs, we came back home not knowing any more than we did when we got there.  I'm taking pain pills.  I had lots of drugs in me so I slept very well.  Today I've slept most of the day and I'm still exhausted,  I take more pills tonight so I should sleep again. 

Dave and I went to the eye doctor to pick up my glasses.  His were in also, so that errand is done!

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday

Interesting Monday!  I had a doctor's appointment at 10.  At 10:35, I asked what was going on.  They said the doctor was running an hour and a half behind because of computer issues.  They have a new system and her's wasn't working.  So she was on the phone with IT for 90 minutes.  Dave had an appointment at 11:20.  So we both went in at that time.  Grrr....

I also had an xray of my ribs because I'm having muscle spasms there.  (It was negative for a fracture).  Then I went for a mammogram.  I was at Covenant for about 4.5 hours!!  Since I had errands to run, I stopped to get us a Subway for lunch.

Tomorrow we go in for blood work (after fasting) and Weds. I go to PT for my BPPV.  I guess I'm officially old!

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday

We had a really good day today.  We went to church where the service was wonderful. Since we had to go to Target after church we decided to find a restaurant near there.  IHOP was our choice today.  Our food was wonderful...and, someone picked up our tab as a random act of kindness.  We've done that before, but never had it done for us!!  After our meal, we went to Target and got our stuff.  We were in the checkout and the cashier gave us a free $10 Target gift card because we spent over $50!!

Naps were in order this afternoon.  Then we were invited to Bryan's for supper.  That was fun.  I got to read 4 books to Aidan and he wanted me to play with blocks on the floor with him.  So I got down on the floor not once, but twice, so I could play!  He's so cute!!

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday

Since Dave went to help  Bryan today, I  had a day to watch sports!  Unfortunately the Cubs got beat, which wasn't fun for me.  Now tonight Dave's in the den doing his breathing treatments and I'm out here watching HGTV. 

Another really hot day here.  Can't believe we're having 90+ degree days this late in September!  Feels like Florida!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday

We are back to normal!  The contractors are gone and the den looks really good!  Everything is put back into the room, so we're happy campers!

I even made some cookies today AND I found out that Blaise is going to be a big brother to twin GIRLS!  Fun news!!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday

The contractors came today...early.  They were here around 8 and started working shortly after that.  By 8:20 they were making enough noise th...at I was afraid we'd get kicked out!!  We didn't!  They got 3 windows cased in and a ceiling painted with 2 coats of paint!  I'm glad that's done!

While they were here, I went to get my hair cut and get groceries so I was able to get away for a while.  Now I'm watching the Cubs...grrr.  We need a bullpen!!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday

I had to get up early this morning because I needed to be showered and dressed before the contractors came to paint the ceiling in the den and to case in the windows.  Well, guess what...they didn't come.  Dave called them to see if they were still coming and he forgot to write it down.  He promised to be here tomorrow.  I sure hope so cause we're back into chaos (stuff in the living room that was in the den, etc).  I just don't understand when you're providing a service to people, how do you forget that you made an appointment????  I guess I'll get up early again tomorrow!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday

This was an errand day for Dave.  We went thru our closets and gave clothes to Good Will for one thing.  He also had to return the tv he bought last Friday.  Three of the channels had no sound.  So he got another one today and all the channels work!  Then he moved things out of the craft room so the carpenters that are to be here in the morning don't have to work around stuff.  I think that means I have to get up earlier than normal!

Tonight besides watching the Cubs game, we got to talk to Aidan on the phone.  He told us about his day at school (he started a new pre-school yesterday)!  He's such a sweetie!!

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Monday

Didn't get to post last night.  This dumb computer shut down on me.  I will never have another HP laptop.  This one has too many things it does like shutting  down on it's own, or freezing and then I have to pull the battery to get it to restart,  Grrrr..........

We had a good day.  Cooked burgers for lunch and ate out on the balcony.  Then we made cheesy potatoes for the condo picnic starting at 5:30.  Delicious food and 37 attendees!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fun weekend!

We had such a fun weekend.  We went to Harvest Farm campground on Friday morning.  It took us 2.5 hours to get there - it should have been 1.5 hours...another one of those shortcuts!!  Not only was it a longer than it should have been trip, it was also a bumpier trip with curvy and chipped road!!  Needless to say we came a different way home!  Bryan and Aidan got there in 1.5 hours later in the day.  It was so nice there.  Friday was perfect but Saturday was drizzly for a while.  Then it turned out beautiful too.  We even got to have a campfire Saturday night, so Aidan could  have S'mores!  Now that Aidan talks, he's just so entertaining.  He's always talking about Grandpa Dave!  He was so good all weekend!

We came home today just in time to watch the Cubs sweep the Cardinals!  That was a lot of fun, too!!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday

Today was kind of a quiet day.  Other than getting things ready to go camping this weekend, we didn't do a lot.  Dave even got to take a nap.  I had an outing to go to.  One of the ladies who lives here is moving to Davenport as soon as her condo sells.  She will probably be gone when we get back from Florida in the spring.  Another lady down the hall had a little get together for the ladies...wine, cake, snacks, etc.  It was nice.  I think there were 10 of us there. 

Now I'm watching the Cubs!  I'm pretty sure we won't have tv or wifi at this campground, so I won't be posting for a day or two!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday

Summer is back in Waterloo.  It was 86 today and supposed to be hot all weekend.  I guess that's good.  We're camping this weekend and I'm pretty sure that where we're going we can't get wifi!  Bryan and Aidan are also going.  Bryan's taking their camper.  Tomorrow we'll load the camper and we plan to leave Friday morning.  This campground is near Cresco...way up north near the Minnesota border.

Today was fun...for me.  Not so much for Dave.  Dave was in charge of the window washers, so he was tied up from 9:00 until 3:30.  I, however, went to the eye doctor to pick out my new glasses and then went to have a pedicure.  This evening we went to LJ's for supper.  Now we're watching the Cubs.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Busy Day

We got busy this morning finishing up the den.  It looks really nice.  Next Weds. the guys come to paint the ceiling and frame in the windows.  Then it will be done!  Yay!!

This afternoon I had to make a salad for my PEO meeting - a salad potluck.  Yummy!  I made a grape salad which was very popular. 

Now I'm watching the Cubs! 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

A new day!

Today we both woke up early to see how the Holiday Ranch made it through the hurricane.  We were very pleasantly surprised to find that most of the units in the park made it through just fine, ours included!  God is good!

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Irma

Irma has hit the Largo/Clearwater area!  The worst of it is expected tonight in the night.  Sandy just said it was bad.  Please be with us, Lord!  We're assuming the worst.  It's hard to think that our cute little home may be destroyed, but if it is, we'll figure something else out...we just want our friends to all be safe.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Saturday

My day started earlier than normal.  I had a PEO social at Barn Happy (a restaurant/shop in a barn) at 9:30 so I had to get up and get moving!  Dave stayed here and got everything up off the floor so that I could orchestrate filling the shelves that he painted.  I got home about 11:30.  He got the Iowa State-Iowa game on the tv in that room...and we worked!  It looks really nice and we've even got room in the cupboards left over!!

Unfortunately the game didn't turn out the way I wanted it to.  It was a great college football game, though!!

Still waiting on Irma to hit mid Florida.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday

We put away a few more things in the wall unit today and I was able to toss a bunch of stuff, too.  Tomorrow we'll probably be able to start loading the shelves.  I'm hoping Dave does the top shelves that I can't reach and then let's me do the rest.  That way I can take my time and enjoy the process.

We are both losing sleep over Irma.  Today we have resigned ourselves to the fact that we quite possibly (if not probably) will not have our Florida home after the weekend.  Of course, we're hoping that we're pleasantly surprised, but have had reality set in.  There's just no way a mobile home can :(

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday

Dave had to do a little more work on the doors for the wall unit...he forgot to paint one side of the door...and it just so happened to be the side that showed!  But, he did help me put some stuff away in the bottom part of the unit. Maybe I'll get to put some more away tomorrow!!

Tonight Dave is helping Bryan with some project.  I was watching the Weather Channel, but that made me nervous.  Now I'm watching the Cubs..

Bob and Ann called tonight to see what we were going to do with our home in Florida.  He's convinced that we won't have homes after this weekend.  I sure hope he's wrong.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday

Things are not quite so messed up at our house this evening.  All of the saw horses  and drop cloths are out of here.  Dave still won't let me put things up on the shelves, but I'm being patient.  We had a guy in today to see if he could paint the ceiling in that room and also to frame in the windows.  Dave is tired and sore...that's why we're hiring it done.

We're watching Irma carefully.  Hope everyone stays safe!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lots on my mind!


I've got a headache tonight because I have way too much on my mind!  We're waiting for the paint to dry here, so we're still in chaos.  But this chaos is nothing compared to what our family and friends have going on in Florida.  I'm glad we're still in Iowa, but our thoughts are down there.  Don't know where Irma is going, but either southern Florida or the west coast may get to experience her.  Either way is no good.  Prayers are going out for all of them, along with our friends and family in Texas.  So many concerns!

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day

Labor Day 2017 saw Dave painting the shelves and doors.  I think the shelves are now all done, but the doors still need another coat or maybe 2.  I've lost track!  As for me, I get meals and wash dishes! I guess that's all right.

Watched the Cubs get slaughtered today.  Not pretty!  Hope they bounce back from that one quickly!!

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday

What a beautiful day today!  The moon tonight is just gorgeous...it's almost full and it was almost orange!  It was quite warm here today.  We had the doors and windows open, but we really started to hear up inside, so we had to close them.

All 3 coats of paint are on the wall unit...now it cures for 3 days!  He's still got to paint 1 more coat on the shelves and the doors and then they've got to cure.  Now he's hoping to get a painter in here to paint the ceiling in that room.  It looks brown now that the wall unit is painted.  I'm sure all of the ceilings look that way, but there's no white to compare them to.

I'm ready for bed.  I'm just biding my time.  Can't go until 10:00 you know!

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday

Saturday is supposed to be aa fun day and today was a good one.  We started out by going to the Wild Carrot for breakfast and to see Kaylee.  Kaylee will be leaving on Oct 4th for the Netherlands, so we wanted to be sure to see her another couple of times before she goes...plus Dave is getting sore and tired of painting, so he wanted a break.  Breakfast was delicious, by the way. and I had enough pancakes left over that we can have breakfast tomorrow.  Speaking of the Netherlands, Clayton is already there.  His practice starts on Tuesday.  He's excited about this team.  He's had this coach before and this is a much better team than the one he was on last year.

This afternoon, Dave painted doors and shelves, but decided not to touch the wall unit.  Maybe he'll feel better tomorrow after church!  I watched the Cubs win and now we're watching the Cyclones win.  It's a fun Saturday!!  I really liked the way the Clones played today...defense looked good and the offense sputtered a bit, but got going finally!

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday

We both had eye doctor appointments this morning. Unfortunately they do the "medical" part of the eye exam one day, then we have to go back in a week or so to have our vision exams.  I don't know why they don't do it all at once.  I think that would be much more efficient.  Since I have a "freckle" on my eyeball, I get to have pictures taken of my eyes too see if there's any change.  The poor girl who took these pictures took 12 pictures but never did see the freckle.  I told her we'd better find it and take a picture of it, or Dr H would make us do it again!  So I explained where it is on my eyeball and after she finally found it, she was able to get a picture.  It didn't change, thank God.

After lunch Dave went to Bryan's to paint doors and shelves - he's got more room to spread out!  While he was there he picked a few tomatoes for us!!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday

Another day and a second coat of primer.  I went to Lowe's to pick up the regular paint as well as some other things Dave needed.

Other than that, not much new around here!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday

Construction has started!!  Actually it's not construction...mostly just painting so far.  The first coat of primer is on the cabinet structure.  It's going to look really nice!!  Tomorrow I go get the paint, which we'll start on Thursday...after 2 coats of primer.  I said we, but Dave won't let me paint.  He thinks it'll hurt my back too bad.  So I'm running errands - I'd rather paint!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

CHAOS!!

We're in chaos again!  One of the things that needed to be done when we moved into this condo was to finish around the windows.  For some reason, the previous owners never did this.  Well, we've been here almost 3 summers and now Dave has a plan.  Unfortunately, it's making a mess!!  We're starting in the craft/bonus room.  So this morning we cleaned out all of the shelving unit, removed the shelves, and the doors.  Yes, I said we!  Tomorrow we start painting them white.  Right now they're a dark stained plywood.  I'm afraid this will take about a week to finish...or more.  Yuck!!

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday

Today was Pastor David's last Sunday at FPC in O-town.  He's retiring.  I sure wish we could have been there.  Instead we had a wonderful sermon today at FPC in the 'loo.  This evening I watched the video of Pastor David's sermon today. Thru technology I got to be in both places!

After church today we went to Morg's.  We had decided we were going to wait for a table no matter how long it took,  We got in about 20 minutes after arriving and about 30 minutes after placing our order, we got our food.  Yes, it's that good - well worth the wait!

Bryan and Aidan came by the afternoon.  Aidan is so fun now that he's trying to string words together.  He's learning his colors - he got blue, red, black, orange, brown and pink right today.  He's also been working on his numbers.  Actually he's trying to say almost everything you say to him!  Thank you, God.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday

It was a typical fall day here today...gray and windy.  It was supposed to be 72 out, but I sat out on the balcony to read for about 5 minutes before I came in thoroughly chilled!  Great football weather!!

Dave finished up patching a lady's ceiling here at the condo.  Then after lunch he went to Bryan's for the afternoon.  I was pretty bored.  I had just closed my eyes to take a nap when he came home.  I went back to the bedroom and took a short nap after reading for a bit.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday

Another week is already gone!  We're less 2 months from Florida already.  We're already gathering stuff that has to go with us.  We're getting a good pile!  Sudi, if you're reading this, we have your salsa maker!  They went up a bit from the last time we bought one, but it was still the same guy demoing them!  They're also much improved...new blades which make it easier to turn!  We even got a new blade for ours.

Dave and I went to the chiropractor today.  We both needed it badly.   Since wee couldn't get the Cubs game tonight, I watched CNN.  Oh my.  Lots of news tonight.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fun evening!

Our evening was sure fun.  We went to Carlos O'Kelly's with Bryan, Erin & Aidan.  Aidan was a hoot!  He's just started talking overnight.  He kept saying Grandpa Dave and Grandma Peg.  He picked macaroni for dinner.  Told me what color his crayons were...I think he guessed, but he got it right!  He even wanted me to color with him!

I heard from Bob today.  He's half way through with his treatments - yay!  Now his middle daughter lives in San Antonio and they're bracing for 20+ inches of rain.  I hope they're safe.

We had issues with Mediacom today.  Internet was down for hours.  Grrrr...

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday

We got some things done around the house today.  Good deal.  We also went shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond - I love that place!

Here's something I wanted you to hear last night, but I couldn't get my phone to download it!!


We get to see him tomorrow!!  Can't wait!

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday

Yesterday was cloudy, cool, and rainy.  Today was the opposite - sunny, breezy, and just beautiful.  We could have seen the eclipse if we'd had this weather yesterday.  We ate our lunch out on the balcony and I even sat out there and read this afternoon.

We've got a couple of hummers flitting about, eating the food we've put out for them.  While I was reading outside, one of them came to eat.  After a few sips, she saw me and flew up into the tree.  I was going in to get the camera, but I figured she wouldn't stay on the branch.  Boy was I wrong.  After about 20 minutes, she did a recon flight and saw me still there, so up to the branch she went.  I'll bet she was there another 20 minutes.  I finally came in so she would feel comfortable eating.  I heard her little chirps within just a few minutes of my coming inside.  The little male didn't show his face while I was out there today.

We got a video from Bryan of Aidan saying both Grandpa Dave and Grandma Peg!!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse

We've been waiting for  the total eclipse forever, it seems.  We here in Waterloo are now hoping that the one in  2024 will be able to be seen!  It was very cloudy here today, so no eclipse.  It did get a bit darker, but that's all we saw.  Darn!

Here's a picture of Blaise and I reading about dinosaurs! I wish Dave had come in a little closer, so my legs weren't the first thing you see!


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday

It was good to be back in our own church this morning.  Good sermon, too.  I thought the scripture was very appropriate for the world today.  It is from Acts 2.

Acts 2:37-42 37When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" 38Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off-for all whom the LORD our God will call." 40With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." 41Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. 42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

It just spoke to me.  I feel like if we remember our baptism, and listen to what God has to say, we can forget this mess the US is in and be able to relax knowing our futures.

We wanted to go to Morgs for breakfast after church, but it was full.  So we went to Village Inn and it was PACKED!  So we came home to eat.  Dave went to Bryan's for the afternoon and I did the Sept newsletter and calendar.  Yay!  I also got to watch the Cubs win in extra innings!!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday & Saturday

I don't remember what happened yesterday...oh yeah, I fixed the pillowcase for Dave's wedge pillow for one thing.  Dave mowed here at the condo while I was doing whatever I was doing. Then about 4:30 we went to Linda's.  Bob & Ann were there for the weekend so I sat and talked to my brother for quite a while.  Then Kyle, Cassie, and Blaise arrived!  He was being bashful with us.  That was a first.  It didn't last long though, because we had a bite of supper and I sat at his little table with him.  When we got done eating, he wanted me to read to him.  We read 3 and a half books before it was time to go to the party.  He didn't want to go but I left the book and he got ready.  The party was a get together for Clayton & Kaylee.  Clayton will be leaving in a couple of weeks for The Netherlands where he'll play basketball for Leiden this year.  Kaylee won't be going until October sometime because she's the maid of honor in a wedding.  So she and the dog will join him after his season starts.

It was a great party - tons of food, perfect weather, and Clayton's band.  Good music, guys!!

Today we did some things to the camper and then we installed our EasyView TV.  We did something wrong, though, so we have to wait for tech support to call us back on Monday.  We also covered my recliner - so no more pinkish raspberry in our living room!!  Yay!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Home again!

We made it home, safe and sound - thank you, God!  We had a very good time on our little trip.  On Saturday night we went to a party for our O-town pastor, David, and his wife, Liz.  It was a great group of hand-selected people who have been friends with David & Liz for the past 7 years.  It coincided with David's retirement and his 70th birthday, as well as their pending move to Wisconsin to begin their retirement life.  Fun times and lots of laughs!

Sunday we went to church with our old friends and then lunch with a group of 10.  Then Monday we went to Cantril to get our 25 pounds of popcorn for Florida, plus a list of stuff from Ann.  We met Bob & Ann for lunch at the Recovery Room.  Bob has now had 13 radiation treatments out of 35.  He says they drive for 3 hours (both ways) for 3 minutes of treatment.  Say a few prayers for my brother!

After lunch we took off for Cherry Glen campground at Saylorville.  We couldn't get in at Adventureland.  Cherry Glen is beautiful and quiet!!  Unfortunately they didn't have any WIFI at all.  We checked our phones by using data, but didn't use them for anything else.  We did, however, have decent tv viewing for the evenings when we returned from the Fair.  Again, the Iowa State Fair was wonderful.  We were there two partial days and saw lots.  This is the first time we didn't eat a bunch of junk!  We had a great time!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Off we go

We're heading out again tomorrow morning.  This time, we're heading to O-town until Monday afternoon.  Then we'll be going to Des Moines for the best state fair ever!  We plan to be back in the 'loo on Thursday afternoon.  So  today was spent packing the camper!

We plan to take off early in the morning so we can have a Canteen for lunch!  We've got a get-together tomorrow night with friends, then church on Sunday.  Monday morning we're heading to Cantril to get stuff for Florida.  Monday afternoon we get to see Bob & Ann and then off to Des Moines.  Tuesday and Wednesday are fair days and back here on Thursday.  Are you tired yet???

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Great day

I had a really good day today.  My back feels pretty good today!  I had a pedicure this afternoon and ran the massage chair 2 times - that was wonderful!  Plus my toes look pretty cool if I do say so myself!  After that I ran to Bed Bath & Beyond and bought a slip cover for my sofa, and some pretty pillows too.  I've been so tired of the raspberry colored couch and recliner!  Now it looks new!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday

We had a fun day today - separately though!  Dave went to Bryan's this morning and did some big mowing, while I ran some errands.  I needed to get my hair cut and my brows done.  Then I ran to the dry cleaners.  My next stop was at the Library to get a library card.  That was a simple and painless procedure.  I also was able to get some instruction on how to load ebooks onto my Kindle (which are FREE!!!) and even got my first ebook downloaded!  Yay!!

I was going to get a pedicure too, but I ran out of time.  So that has to wait until tomorrow or after we get back from our next adventure!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday

Today was a very restful day.  We both slept really, really well last night but we need to catch up from the weekend.

PEO meeting tonight and then popcorn for supper!  Started to watch the Cubs, but they got behind 3-0 in the first inning so I shut them off.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday

We made it to Indiana and back safely...thank you, Lord.  Friday night we went to see Don since he'd just gotten out of the hospital that afternoon.  He was glad to see us, but you could tell he was in pain.  We saw him several more times over the weekend, and he said he's feeling better each day.  After we saw him for a short visit on Friday night, Suzy, Greg, Roberta, Dave and I went to a late dinner at Old Style.  Then back to Roberta's for strawberry shortcake.  I'm still stuffed!

Roberta's bed doesn't like me, so I had a really hard time sleeping both Fri & Sat nights.  Saturday, we met a couple of ladies that Dave had gone to school with for lunch.  Then we all took naps in the afternoon - after visiting with Don.

Sunday we went to church with Bev, then went to Dave's reunion of students who had gone to Deacon elementary together.  There were 18 out of 27 students in attendance.  They had a lot of fun reminiscing and getting caught up on each other's lives.

We got up early this morning, so got to Waterloo by 3:00.  Stopped on the way home at Carlos O'Kelley's for Mexican food.  After unloading the car, Dave went to Bryan's and I took a nap until it was time for my massage.  That felt really good!  We're both really glad to be home!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday

We're packing because we're heading to Indiana in the morning.  We'll be gone for a couple of days...just going to two class reunion type of events for Dave.  I may not even take my computer.  I can survive with just my phone!

Oh, I finished 70 Christmas cards today.  They are in a bag, in a box that will go to Florida with us!!  Yay!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday

I am so confused...I've got to get to church!  If I don't go to church, I lose track of what day it is. We haven't been there for a month.  We won't make it this Sunday either.  We're heading for Indiana for a reunion of Dave's classmates from this one little town where they went to elementary school.

I worked on Christmas cards while Dave went to Bryan's.  He came home so excited.  Aidan gave him a bye-bye kiss.  That's the first time!  He usually gives me one, but not Dave.  We were able to get in to see the chiropractor late this afternoon, too.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

1 Month Anniversary

It was a month ago when I fell at church...July 2nd.  I finally was able to sleep all night in the bed.  I still can't sleep on my side the way I like to sleep.  So I'm still not happy with it.  When I sleep the way I like to sleep, I'm sort of twisted to my front...I'm not on my right hip at all.  That puts pressure on my ribcage and that still hurts.  I'm getting closer though!

Today I worked on Christmas cards again.  Now I'm assembling them and then the last step will be to stamp the sentiment on the inside.  I bought a new product which will be very helpful with that.  It's called MISTI and it'll take my shakes out of the equation!!



Here are a couple of pix from the weekend.  The first is Bryan, Erin, and Aidan in the water park.

Storm Lake is full of these carvings.  When a tree dies or blows down, a local artist carves them into various animals, people, etc.  Here are a couple of them from the park.  
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday

We had a beautiful day here.  Dave had to fix the water hose connection on the camper and he ran some errands.  I didn't do anything except mess with my computer.  I was without wifi all weekend, so I needed to catch up!

I also worked on uploading pictures from the weekend.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Weekend

We took off Friday morning for Storm Lake for a camping trip with Bryan and his family.  Erin's folks were there Friday afternoon until Saturday morning.  We had a wonderful time.  We saw some beautiful sights and had a lot of fun with Aidan!  We took my mobility scooter and Aidan remembered riding it in Florida, so he and I covered lots of miles riding and talking.  Yes, he's started talking, but he still doesn't talk a lot...and he won't say grandma!  I told him I should have called myself Mimi Peg and he said, "Mimi".  Little squirt!

Storm Lake is very dry, but they water their flowers at their hotel/resort right on the lake.  They are beautiful!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday

I hurt again today...grrr.  I tried to sleep in the bed last night and I think my back was stretched more than it has been for a while.  Hence, more soreness.  I will just sleep in my chair tonight!

I worked a bit on Christmas cards today.  I'm glad I'm feeling better so I can get back to some of my projects.

Tomorrow we're heading out to Storm Lake for a camping weekend.  I may not have wifi, so if I don't blog you'll know why!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weds.

This is the BIG news today!!  Please keep Cassie & Kyle in your prayers that these babies are healthy.  They are so excited!!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday

I'm feeling a bit better today.  I'm still not ready for any races, but at least I can walk without pain today.  My back still has a  ridge of swelling, but it's not as big as it was!

I even felt like working on Christmas cards today.  I am ready now to stamp and then assemble!  That sounds a lot easier than it will be...the shakes make it much tougher.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday

This was a boring day.  I felt pretty good though.  I fell asleep around 2:30 and woke up about 6:00 so I hope I sleep tonight!  Dave worked on Bryan's pulling vehicle today because we're all camping this weekend.  Can't wait to see their new pop-up camper!

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday

We didn't go to church again this morning.  I hurt bad enough that we didn't go.  I also knew that we were going to Bryan's tonight and that we had to make aw potato dish to take and I figured I'd wear out.  I love to go to church, so that bothered me a lot.

Tonight at Bryan's., we had a wonderful dinner - pulled pork, green beans, potato casserole, and black raspberry pie w/ice cream.  Delicious.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Chicage day

We didn't have anything we had to do today, except get some groceries and a haircut for Dave.  Mostly we watched Chicago sports...the Cubs come from behind victory and a Sox loss.  I even finished a book so tonight I'll have to start another one.

We had a lot of rain again last night.  Bryan said he had about 1.5" but up where Kyle lives they had about 7".  Kyle and Cassie are flooded in - all the road around their place are flooded.  Wish we could send some of this rain down to SE Iowa.  They're in a bad drought.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday

Dave went to Bryan's this afternoon.  Bryan bought a pop-up camper, so Dave went out to help him get it set up, etc.  That left me to have a quiet afternoon, which I appreciated.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gilbert

I had a bit of a lazy day.  I didn't even get out of my jammies until  2:00.  I knew I had to get ready to go to Gilbert, so I just waited for the clock to say it was time to get moving!  Dave was at Bryan's so I didn't worry about him being here!  Fun day!

The ride to and from Gilbert was pretty good, but the party was better!  There were 9-10 of us ladies and about 8 men.  Lots of reminiscing about sorority over the years.  I joined in 1974 when our chapter was formed and the rest of the ladies were at least a year later.  Fun!!

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weds.

Tomorrow we're going to Gilbert for a reunion of sorts for my Beta Sigma Phi sorority.  Diane and her hubby are back in town too, so they're having a get together with us as special guests.  The reason I start with this statement is that today I took a test run.  Dave and I went out for drunch or linner. (That's dinner/lunch, so mid-afternoon.)  I felt every bump,,,I'm not better yet, believe me!  It was nice being out, but I hurt pretty bad yet.  Wish me luck.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday

I had a pretty good day today.  Dave went out to Bryan's to do some weed whacking.  I stayed here and worked on the August newsletter.  I've got it done except for one paragraph and I'm waiting to receive that info.

This evening I listened to the FHS Softball game vs Charles City (State Tourney).  Unfortunately FHS lost 5-4, but tomorrow they'll play again.  I think Allison will pitch tomorrow.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday

Another beautiful day here.  I'm doing better, but I'm still having spasms on my right side.  My bruise is pretty much gone and the ridge that is swollen is not only about 2" instead of 12".

Dave worked for the association today.  As for me, I just worked at getting better.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sat/Sun

We had a couple of quiet days around here.  It's very hot and humid, so we've not had the doors/windows open.  We did eat a meal out on the balcony today.  Dave went out to Bryan's  yesterday and Bryan came here today.  We wanted him to hook up our DVR so we could watch movies.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday

It was a beautiful day here...a slight breeze with a temp of about 78.  Just about perfect.  Too bad I slept thru most of it.  These pills make me so sleepy!!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nothin'

I got nothing today.  I went back on my meds last night...slept like a baby.  Actually I slept a lot of today.  Dave says that means I'm healing.  He went out to Bryan's to mow today while I stayed here.  At least it was nice enough to have the patio doors open.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday

I felt pretty good this morning, even though I had only a few hours of sleep.  I've been walking around without the walker and doing some mild things around the house.  By afternoon, I started getting sorer and sorer...grrr.  Then Bryan brought Aidan to see us and I did a bunch of ups and downs in and out of the chair.  I just took a pain pill and a muscle spasm pill.  I really hurt tonight.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

No meds

When I got up this morning, I decided I was getting off both of my meds.  I like to nap, but not as much as I was doing.  So besides not taking any meds, I also didn't get a nap.  I know you're getting tired of hearing about my aches and pains, but when you're laid up with an injury, there's nothing much to talk about.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Progress

Although I hurt quite a bit today, I did make progress.  I am getting in and out of my chairs and doing everything by myself.  I even got into bed last night.  Unfortunately it wasn't the experience I wanted,  so about 3:30 I came back to my chair.  It's pretty bad when you have a Tempurpedic bed and you like the chair better!  As soon as I can sleep on my right side, then I'll love my bed again.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday?

We didn't go to church this morning because I can't sit up straight for more than 10 minutes or so.  I don't think it would have been appreciated if I just stretched out on the pew!

Anyway, I've had a pretty good day.  Dave actually went out to Bryan's for a couple of hours and I was able to get out of my chair by myself!  It's much easier getting into the chair than out of it!!  About 5:00 when Dave got home, I told him I wanted to try to get into the bed...and I did!  He had to help me out of the bed, but I think we're going to sleep back there tonight!

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday

I felt quiet a bit better today!!  Yay!  I can finally reach down for the handle on my recliner without screaming.  My being able to get in and out of my chair is huge for Dave.  He now doesn't feel like he's trapped here.  He an go and just check in on me.

Craig & Sue called earlier today.  They were going for a drive in one of the old cars and decided to come see us.  That was really fun - we miss our times with them!  Shortly after they left, the electricity went off in our neighborhood.  1300 residences without power.  They got it up and running in about 45 minutes.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Beautiful day

It was gorgeous here today...and still is gorgeous!  There's a beautiful full moon out tonight and I've just been sitting here enjoying it.

I had a doctor's appointment today.  She gave me another 2 weeks worth of meds and said it would basically be at least a month for my muscles to heal.  :(

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday

It was a little better for me today.  I am still not able to get into bed or work the lever on my recliner, but I was able to shower (with a little help from Dave), get dressed, and walk the hallways 2 times.  Dave has all control!

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday

Today was another bad day!  I hurt pretty bad.  I've got a doctor's appointment Friday so maybe she can see the swelling in my upper right hip.  That's about 3" below my bruise in  this picture or up from the x..


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I've borrowed a walker with wheels and that's how I'm getting around,  I'm unable to get into bed, though, so it's another night in the recliner!

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th

Unfortunately we didn't do anything. I felt so much worse today.  I'm hoping that tomorrow is better.  Dave says he's taking me to our doctor.  I've got a spot about 6" down from where I hit that's like someone is ripping my muscle, putting a hot iron to it, or poking it with an ice pick.  That's the worst pain - I'm thinking I tore a muscle.  If so it's no wonder the meds aren't seeming to work.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday

Today I was able to get around a little better, but I'm still having tons of muscle spasms and they hurt badly,  I don't think the meds have done much.  I'd like to see a good improvement tomorrow.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Klutz!

Yes, I am.  I missed the last step today and fell at church.  I hit the front edge of the pew with my right-side back.  My back went into awful spasms immediately and I couldn't move.  I went by ambulance to Covenant where I waited for almost an hour to see a doctor.  A morphine shot and x-rays followed and then more waiting to have them read.  Bottom line is I didn't break anything but I have an awfully large contusion in the shape of the pew front on my back and I'm on pain pills and muscle relaxers...neither of which is working tonight so far.  I've got a walker that I use, but Dave stays right with me.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Saturday

I did something today that I've not done for years.  I slept the clock around!!  I haven't been sleeping very well, so last night Dave convinced me to take a couple of Advil PMs.  They didn't seem to be working...so I read until 11:45.  The next thing I know Dave is waking me up at 9:50.  I told him I was going to sleep a bit longer...so he woke me at 11:45.  Again I told him I wanted to sleep a bit longer, but I was too far awake at that point.  So I got up with a good 12 hours of sleep!  I wasn't tired all day like I have been.  I wonder if I'll sleep tonight.

Dave left for Bryan's as soon as I got up.  They took two little foster boys last night, so he really needed help today.  I sat out on the balcony, then came in to watch the Cubs lose...again.  Grrr....

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Beautiful

It was a pretty day here.  Dave went to Bryan's and worked on cleaning up downed limbs from the storms last night...when you live in a forest it's a never-ending job.  I worked on Christmas cards.  I was able to listen to Pandora on my computer, so that was nice.  I had music I liked all day!

Now I'm watching the Cubs get beat...again.  Darn them any way.  Dave said watching last year was more fun!

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

More Gray

It was cloudy here today...and still is.  I hope the sun comes out tomorrow.  There were some pretty bad storms north of us.

We had a good day.  Dave worked on projects for the condo assn. and I worked on Christmas cards.  I got another element of them done today.  I have a sore tricep from doing so much stamping!!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weds.

I did some stamping today.  My fingers look like I've been working with blackberries - stained that color!  I've washed them about 10 times since I finished and they are starting to look better!  I'm also done with that color for a while!  I'm working on Christmas cards.  Can you believe it?

Tonight I watched the Cubs get beat again, while also watching the radar.  Big storms in the area but mostly missed us.  We got some rain, but not the hail and 70 mph winds they were predicting.  We had the most gorgeous double rainbow!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday

Another chilly day in the neighborhood.  It looked beautiful outside, so we ate lunch on the balcony.  I about froze!!

I had a boring day. Finished a book and watched the Cubs lose...how's that for boring?  Dave cut and stacked a bunch of wood at Bryan's.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday

Beautiful day here today!  We got our house mostly cleaned today before we went shopping.  We went to the bank, to Sam's Club for gas, then into Sam's Club to return some mugs we bought that didn't keep drinks cold for even 4 hours - they said they would keep them cold for 24 hours.  No questions asked even though we didn't have our receipt.  Our membership card tracks all purchases.  Then we were off to Walmart and to Fareway.  Brought the groceries home - all before our chiropractor  appointment at 2:00!  Whew!

Now we're watching the Cubs...another nail biter.  We're ahead 5-3 in the 9th - 2 outs, runners at 1st and 2nd and Bryce Harper up to bat.  OMGosh!  Nervous!!  Now bases are loaded.  Come on Cubs!  Wild pitch - now 5-4, runners on 2nd & 3rd.  Whew!  Cubs win!!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday

It is so cold here today!  The high was only 67 and the wind was blowing pretty hard, so it didn't begin to feel like 67!  We went to church and then to Newton's for breakfast and Dave had to go to the car to get our jackets...only 4 people were brave enough to eat outside...and we weren't two of them!

Dave went to be with Bryan today and I stayed here, under a blanket!!

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday

We got a little more sun today!!  We had a ball game at 10:45 and then another at 4:00 today, so we got plenty of sun!  The Trojans won their first game, but lost the 2nd game 1-0.  It was quite a pitcher's dual.  Tied at the end of regulation and the other team won in the 2nd OT inning.  Allison pitched the first game.  We got behind early on a couple of errors, but came back and won 11-4!

It's been a fun weekend.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Sun & Softball!

Fun day in the sun in Iowa City.  Allison pitched the first game, which we won in 3 innings 12-0.  She had a couple of good hits, too.  That was against Tipton.  Then  the second game was against Woodward=Granger and we won it 24-4 in 5 innings!  Allison as the DH in it and again had a couple of really good hits!

Tomorrow's another softball day in Iowa City!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday

Rain again  off and on today.  Sure looks like rain again tonight.  It's 82 at 8:00 - and very sticky!  Today I tried to do some stamping, but I think it's safe to say that I got more ink on my hands than I did on the paper!  Unfortunately it's Blackberry Bliss ink, so it's very noticeable.  I'm going to try again, but if it doesn't go better, I'm afraid I'll be getting rid of a bunch of Stampin' Up stuff.  :(

Dave went to Bryan's again.  He's having fun out there.  This evening we went to Waverly to the Pour House to listen to the Vette Band.  Clayton, his brother Ryan, and his dad Brett played at the Butler Co. Fair today and then they had a 2 hour gig tonight.  They're really pretty darn good!  Clayton has a very good voice for country music.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday

We had a wet day today.  The day started out rainy and ended up rainy, but in between it was lovely!  Dave went out to the farm to work on Bryan's workshop and he took a bunch of wood to Waverly for Linda and Al's fire pit.  I, meanwhile, was on chat for 3 hours trying to get our printer working with my laptop. After 3 hours and 3 technicians, it finally works!  I guess it just took a woman tech to get it done right!

Tonight we had salads for supper, along with ice cream and the rest of our raspberries.  Guess we'll have to pick some more this weekend!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday

I had a very frustrating day!  For some reason my printer isn't working and I've tried to reload it 3 times...failed 3x!  Tomorrow I will call HP and see if they can help me re-install it.  It's not even showing up on my computer.  It was working, but just this week the electricity has gone out 2-3 times because of lightning...now it's MIA!

Dave went to the farm (Bryan's) and while he was there he picked some black raspberries.  So tonight we had ice cream and berries.  Yum!!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday

What a beautiful day we had here...70s and no humidity...AND sunshine!  Dave went out to Bryan's and loaded some wood to take to Linda and Al for their fire ring.  We'll deliver it there probably Weds.  Then Thursday night we're going to Waverly to listen to Clayton, his brother, and his dad play at a bar there.  Should be fun.  Clayton is the main singer and he's pretty good.  Maybe we'll even get to see Blaise!

I had a pedicure today and a massage!  Fun day for me.  Aidan went to "school" today.  This was his first day at day care.  Hope he got along okay!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

God's Day

After a light breakfast and getting ready, we went to church  where we had another good sermon.  This one was from our Assoc. Pastor.  She started a 5 week series from the Psalms today.

We then went to lunch at the Screaming Eagle.  It was good, but I really wanted bacon and eggs and they don't serve breakfast.  This afternoon was for resting (and napping in Dave's case), and watching the Cubs.

Tonight he started watching some weird, science fiction movie and I zoned out on my computer...wasn't for me!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fun Day

Today we went to The Wild Carrot for lunch.  It was especially nice because Kaylee was our server and Linda (her mom) came to have lunch with us!  We sat and gabbed for a long time.  It was great to see Kaylee cause we hadn't seen her since last August!  We were hoping that Blaise would be with Linda, but he was at his other grandma's today.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

FRIDAY

Now it's really Friday!  Tomorrow Bryan leaves for Germany for a week.  Ann's in Africa.  What are we doing?  Nothing!!

I did get my hair cut this afternoon and tried to get a pedicure, but the wait was a bit longer than I wanted.  Dave and I went out to Carlos O'Kelly's this evening.  Then we watched the Cubs game and now it's lightning again.  I know we needed rain, but I'm ready for a sunshine kind  of day!

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Friday?

Nope...wrong again.  It's only Thursday.  I've made this mistake numerous times today!!  I guess I'm a slow learner!

We had another hot, humid day...90 again, but felt hotter.  Tonight we had rain, lightning, thunder, and even hail.  We were at Bryan's for supper and drove home in rain, but at least the hail was done.  The sky was so pretty, but very ominous looking.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WWD

This was a Wild Weather Day!  When I got up I noticed that it had rained.  Then mid morning, it poured...then it hailed...then more heavy rain!  Finally this afternoon, we even had some sunshine.  All of this with 88 degrees!

Dave worked at Bryan's most of the day.  I dusted and vacuumed!  Then this evening we had our annual meeting downstairs.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tired Tuesday

I caught up on some much needed sleep today.  Unfortunately I've been awaking around 6:15 AM and that's just not acceptable!  I finally got up about 7:15, but I took an hour nap this afternoon!  Dave escaped to Bryan's for a few hours - that is his relaxation!

Tonight I went to a PEO meeting.  I enjoyed it very much.  The ladies all seemed nice, so I've decided to transfer to this chapter.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

We're home!!

Dave drove 425 miles today, pulling the camper.  The funny thing was, when we got home, he got in the SRX and drove to the grocery store too.  I guess he wasn't tired of driving!!  We made it home in 8.5 hours today.  It took us 9 hours to get there, but 30 minutes less to get home!  Lots of traffic on I80 - the Hot Rod Power Tour was driving from Newton to Davenport so we met LOTS of cool old cars!!  Unfortunately, I think every 18 wheeler in America was on the road today too.  So it wasn't a stress-free drive!

Thank you, Lord, for getting us home safely.  The laundry is done and the sheets and towels are folded and ready to go back to the camper for the next trip!

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

More family

Today was a long day with a lot of family!!  We celebrated 99 years of life for my father-in-law's only living sister, Dave's Aunt Charlotte.  There were about 45 of us and everyone had a great time, visiting and eating, and looking at pictures of past get-togethers.  After the late lunch in Lafayette, we all came back to the campgrounds and gathered again for pizza and more visiting.  I've got a ton of pictures to go through before I can put them on FB for the family to see.  Hopefully I'll get that done tomorrow.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Fun Day

It was another hot day in Indiana and more cousins arrived.  Now there were 14 of us here at the park.  So 7 cousins and 7 spouses.  I think I heard that 12 of 17 cousins are to be here tomorrow for Aunt Charlotte's 99th birthday party!!

It poured tonight so we elected to stay in our camper instead of underneath a canopy.  We're much warmer and dryer!!

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday

Enjoyed another beautiful Indiana day today!  We cooked lunch on the grill - we were by ourselves for lunch today.  Then we headed for Logansport to help the rest of the family power wash the outside of Roberta's house.  After the guys got done power washing a side, then the ladies washed the windows.  We made a pretty good team!  Then supper for 9 around a small table!  Fun family times!

Now we're home in our camper and getting ready for bed.  Tomorrow's another busy day!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fun times!

We're having a great time in Indiana.  The time here has me all mixed up, though.  It's an hour ahead of us in Iowa...just like Eastern time.  So at 9:00 it's still daylight!!  It's a bit easier to sleep in though!

On Monday when we got here, there was only time to eat our pizza and hang out by the river for a short time before retiring for the night.  Yesterday we had to pick up some groceries and then we went to Pat & Milt's for supper.  Yum!  Today Dave went in to Don & Bev's for a couple of hours.  When he got home, he took a nap and then we had to make sandwiches because Don, Bev, Nancy, Charlie, and we were going fishing.  What a beautiful place!  It's a private quarry that 4 young guys bought for half a million dollars and it is a beauty.  The water is very clear and blue!  Everyone fished but me - I sat in the sun and read a book!  Every once in a while, I'd just stop and admire the scenery.  It was 10 before we got home!

Tomorrow Don & Bev, Suzy & Greg, Pat & Milt and Dave & I are going to Roberta's in the afternoon to wash the outside of her house (the guys).  We ladies will then wash the outside of her windows.  She's fixing dinner for us all, so that'll be fun.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

We made it!

We left at 9 this morning and made it here at 6 this evening - 9 hours of bumpy highway, lots of highway construction, and wind!  It really wasn't horrible, it's just that I don't drive the truck with the camper, so I get really, really bored!

We made it safely though, even stopped long enough to pick up a pizza in Logansport...yay for cell phones!!  Good pizza...lots like the old George's...good and greasy!!

Sounds like our week is planned!

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hot Sunday!!

Another hot day here - over 90 again.  It wasn't so humid today at least!  We went to church and then out to lunch at Village Inn.  We had a $10 gift card and our bill came to $10.19...we weren't even trying!  Then we had some shopping to do, so we headed to Walmart and got all that done.

This afternoon we got things ready for the camper.  Dave took all of that outside.  Now we don't have much left to load.  Just the last minute things. We will take off for Indiana by mid morning.  Tonight we went to Bryan's for a cookout.  Aidan was going 100 miles an hour!  He's starting to say some words finally.  His latest is pizza!!

We got home in time to see the Cubs sweep the Cardinals!

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Slave driver!!

I've decided that Dave is a slave driver and I'm the slave he's driving!  This morning when I got up, he'd cleaned out another closet of totes and had them on the couch and the chairs in the living room.  Guess who got to go through them and condense them down.  More purging!!

Since I was on a roll, I thought I'd work some in my sewing area.  I have two plastic sets of drawers under my design table.  I should say, had two.  I now have 1!!  I was then able to get my doll buggy and doll cradle under the table where the one set of drawers vacated!  Now I don't have to worry about getting rid of either the cradle or the buggy, at least for a while.  They're hidden from sight!

After Dave and I ate lunch out on the balcony, he went to  Bryan's for a work day!  He loves that!!  I worked on some more applique and watched the Cubs!

It was hot here today - got up to 92!  In fact it's still 81 at 9:34 PM!  Pretty hot for this early in June!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

More purging!

Dave decided to clean out our storage area down in the basement, so he brought stuff up here for me to help him.  Among the stuff he brought up were about 35 trays of Aunt Helen's slides along with her old slide projector.  He also brought my slide projector and 1 carousel of slides.  My carousel was a slide presentation for the Lupus Foundation made many years ago.  Aunt Helen's slides were all mixed up and dated back to 1958 or so.  I went thru every slide by hand...the projector wouldn't work.  I threw out all of them except about 75 slides of us way back when.  I'm going to find someone to put them on a CD for me to save.  My projector works fine, so we put all of the saved slides into my carousel and looked at them.  What a riot!  I sure don't remember Aunt Helen being at our house for so many big events in my life!  Anyway, that project is done and out of here!  Yay!

Consequently, I didn't get much appliqueing done today.  Maybe I'll get more done tomorrow.

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Grrr

Last night when I got ready to blog, Windows 10 was having issues and I couldn't get in.  Thus, no blog. 

We had a glorious day yesterday - 80s with a nice little breeze.  We had the condo open and ate both lunch and dinner on the balcony!  Finally about 9:00 we turned the air on so it wouldn't be so hot to sleep!  I think today is supposed to be another beautiful day!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Beautiful day!

Today was a spectacular day!  Dave and I ate out on the balcony and I had doors and windows open all day!  Dave washed, waxed, and detailed the pickup and I did more appliqueing!  Then I watched the Cubs lose...again!  I think they're in their June Swoon in May.  It's very frustrating.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Not a slug today!

I would say that I wasn't a slug today...I was more like a sloth!  I actually did some sewing again.  More appliqueing.  This project will take many days of work!  When my thread breaks or comes out of the needle, it takes a long time for me to re-thread the needle!  You can imagine!  I even had Dave thread it once today.

I had the patio doors open again today.  It wasn't a very sunny day so unfortunately it didn't get above 70.  Dave went out to  Bryan's for several hours and then tonight he had a board meeting.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

As far back as I can remember, my family went to the cemetery to decorate graves.  It was a social time as many of our neighbors and friends were there too.  We always had fresh flowers - peonies, irises, bridal wreath and Dad brought a ton of water along with a bunch of juice cans and wire to use as stakes so the cans of water/flowers wouldn't blow or tip over.  I have very fond memories of this day.

As far as today goes, though, I was pretty much a slug!  I put two pictures into frames and uploaded more pictures onto my computer.  Plus I took a nap!  Pretty much a slug!!

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

We're back!

We had a fun 5 nights and 4 days in Ottumwa and Fairfield.  We got to Ottumwa in time to eat supper with Bob, Ann, Gary, and Barb...at the Recovery Room for tenderloins!  Thursday Dave went to a funeral in the morning, came and picked me up so we could have a Canteen for lunch and then we met Bob & Ann to go decorate graves in Batavia and Libertyville.  Batavia was beautifully mowed, but no one mowed Fell.  Except one of my cousins mowed around all of the Allison graves so that was nice.  It still hadn't been mowed on Friday at 4:00!  We then went to Fairfield for supper and a FHS Varsity softball game where Allison was the DH for both games!  The Trojans won both games!Friday saw us going to Craig & Sue's for 2.5 hours and also getting our fix at Graham's. Then we headed to Fairfield to see if we could find FHS hats or sweatshirts...couldn't find a thing.  At least we both have plenty of orange and black!  Friday night was a JV doubleheader and they lost both games, but Allison hit the ball really well.  Saturday we were back in O-town for a doubleheader.  Allison played very well, but they only won the 2nd game.  It was fun, though, because this time there were 3 cousins on the field...Cam Cooksey as an umpire, Allison, and McKenna Allison.

After the games, we took off for Cantril to do some shopping.  It was PACKED to the gills with people!  We didn't eat lunch, instead we waited until we returned to Ottumwa and had another Canteen and an ice cream cone at Graham's.  Can't beat those 2 places!

Today we went to FPC (our old church) and enjoyed visiting with old friends and worshiping with them!  We even went out to lunch with the "Bunch for Lunch" group.  Then we packed up and headed home!!

We are both tired, but it was a fun them.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Gray again

At least it wasn't raining today - just cold and gray until afternoon late.  I hope it warms up.  We're going camping in O-town starting tomorrow until Sunday afternoon.  I don't remember what kind of wifi we have down there, so in case we can't get wife this may be my last post for a while.

Dave worked on getting the camper ready while I worked here getting stuff out to pack.  I also did laundry and put the desktop computer together and arranged most efficiently.  I had to have Dave's help to hide the cords, though.

Tonight we watched the Cubs and Dancing With The Stars.  Fun finale!!  Good game too!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday

Dave worked on the camper and mowed Bryan's yard today.  He was out there 9 hours.  I had a good day.  I had a massage...yay!  That's always a highlight!  Plus the sun was shining for several hours today.  It was nice enough that I opened the patio doors and let God's air in!  I also vacuumed and then I decided I was either going to stamp or sew.  Sewing won today.  I started machine appliqueing some little quilts I did a long time ago.  That was fun for a change!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

GRAY AGAIN

Thank goodness for church.  It got us outside, otherwise I would have just stayed indoors again today.  I'm starting to get a little depressed.  I need the sun to shine!

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Another gray day!

We had another cold, drizzly, rainy, gray day here.  We aren't going to be back in the 70's until Tuesday or so.  I'm not happy with this.  So I've been looking at my pictures of the warmth and beauty of Florida.  In fact I ordered 2 prints to hang up in our dining room today.  Will be glad when they get here. 

Dave ran errands while I dusted. 

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Brrrr

Holy Cow, it's cold here!  It got all the way up to 45 today!  It's actually 49 tonight.  It was gray and rainy with that cold.  I wore jeans and a coat today!  Dave and I both had doctor's appointments today.  I had an xray of my foot.  I don't have a broken bone - just arthritis.  I do, however, have a bone spur on my heel.  Then my blood work was good too!  Dave didn't have any blood work or anything, just a follow up!

For lunch we went to LJ's.  I had a BLT and Dave had a Black n'Bleu burger.  Declicious...and the best French fries ever!  Then  we picked up meds and groceries and finally got home.  Silly Dave went back out to get a haircut and to pick up a new ice maker for the fridge.  The new water valve didn't fix the leaking so now he'll install a new one.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lumberjack

Paul Bunyan (aka Dave) was at work this morning, cutting down the tree branch that was lodged on our balcony.  I liked it there; it was like a privacy hedge.  Unfortunately it had to go.  He and our maintenance man got busy cleaning up.  Dave has a chain saw instead of an axe, though!  We were really lucky as the tree this branch came off of is about 40+ feet high.  If the whole tree had toppled, it would have surely wiped out our balcony as well as those around us. 

I cleaned out some more drawers today.  I'm going to try to do some stamping tomorrow to see if my tremors are too bad.  I hope not because I've got lots of $$ invested in this hobby! 

My new computer arrived today.  Desktop towers are so much smaller than they used to be!   I'm excited to get that hooked up and those cords controlled again!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wow!

We got some  big storms today.  We've got a big tree outside our patio and a big branch came out of it, it the lady next door's windows, and ended up giving us a privacy shade!  Unfortunately, it'll have to get cut up and taken out tomorrow.  Marilyn (next door) has some shutter damage and one of her screens is torn.  We lost our flag pole, but it got returned to us this evening.  It poured with the wind!  I usually sit here by the patio doors, but I decided I didn't like the way the wind was blowing, so I got up and moved away from the windows just as the tree came flying on our balcony!  Whew!

I cleaned out some drawers today - threw away some makeup, etc.  I feel good about my productivity.  Plus, Dave took the ugly sconces off the walls in the dining room - yay!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grrr............

Do you know  what happens when you order a computer from Dell...from India?  Well, I'll tell you.  Even though we talked about the shipping address being Waterloo and that I haven't lived in Ottumwa for 2 years, guess where the computer went?  Yep...to Ottumwa!  So I call.  Yesterday when  I  ordered the computer, the supervisor called me and checked on the shipping address.  He asked if the shipping address was O'town and again I changed the address.  But they still shipped it to the wrong place...grrrrr.  I had one day shipping yesterday, but now it may be up to 8 days before I get it now...again, grrrr.  Patience, grasshopper!

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday

I've had kind of a slow day.  It was hot and muggy here today, with a strong Easterly wind.  The pollen was hard on me, so the door/windows stayed closed today with the a/c on!  I started out by calling Dell about my desktop computer.  For some reason we couldn't get it to boot when we got home.  It still doesn't!  Since it's Windows Vista and Windows no longer supports it, neither does Dell.  Now I have to call the Geek Squad or someone to get everything off my hard drive.  Then I'll ditch it.  I've got a new tower coming soon.

After lunch we both took naps.  That's it!  Nothing exciting today!

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Such a fun day!  We went to church for a wonderful, uplifting sermon.  Then we were going to go to Morg's for breakfast...closed for Mother's Day.  So we chose to go toVillage Inn for lunch...big line!  Newton's...big line!  IHOP...huge line.  Decided we'd try Carlos O'Kelley's...got there just before the big crowd came!!

This afternoon Dave took a nap while I put together a puzzle.  Bryan and Erin invited us out for supper.  So we got to spend the evening with Aidan!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Today was all about...

Blaise, my great great nephew.  He turns 3 tomorrow, but we celebrated today.  He was so excited.  When we got there, he told me it was his birthday and that he got presents and an ice cream cake.  Then he took me around and showed me the dinosaurs that were hanging up.  He told me what kind of dinosaurs they were - like a stegosaurus, a t-rex, etc.  That kid knows one dinosaur from another one!  We got him 3 dinosaurs and he loved them.  It was a beautiful day so we sat outside and just enjoyed the weather, the company, and watching Blaise! 

Since our camper was stored out at Kyle's, we picked it up today.  Dave's going to work on it tomorrow...don't know for sure what he's doing. 

We had a hummingbird visit this evening.  I had the balcony doors open and he just hovered there, seeming to look in! 

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Perfect Day

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today...about 78 with abundant sunshine.  It was perfect sitting outside eating lunch.  Too bad we don't have a hammock.  It would have been nice to take a nap outside today - before the flies get back!

Dave worked at Bryan's today and I worked on covering a cushion today.  One of our recliners is getting some age on it and I needed a cushion on the seat.  It was either that or get a new recliner...the cushion was much cheaper.

I've started reading the Harry Potter series of books.  Unfortunately now I want to see the movies.  The wizardry is so fascinating that I want to see how they handled it in the films.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beautiful

Another gorgeous day in the 'loo.  We even got to eat outside again today.  I had some shopping to do at Joann's so I went out on my own.  While I was out, I got my hair cut too.  I was starting to get a little shaggy.

Dave worked with some of the guys around here.  They are installing LED lights in the hallways.  Slowly!

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rainy Day

Woke up today to fog and drizzle, which turned to rain later.  It was, therefore, a lazy day!  Really good day for a nap!

We went out to Lowe's to buy a new light for the kitchen.  Got an LED light that makes the kitchen so much brighter.  It has been really, really dark!  Dave got it installed and now we can actually see in there. 

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Beautifull Day Again

We had another 75 degree day here.  I had the patio door open this evening until about 8:00.

We went to Iowa City today for my annual appointment with my neurologist.  All was well.  He said I didn't have Parkinson's.  Yay!  We talked about medical marijuana.  I still am on the fence with this form of medicine.

Dave went out to Bryan's this afternoon - he loves going out there. 

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Productive Day

I got a lot done today, and so did Dave.  He did his shopping, including a new water valve for the ice maker.  He then got the ice maker repaired and we've got ice!!  Yay!  The ice maker was broken all last year, so this will be nice.  He got his last mess of mushrooms tonight, too!

As for me, I filed all the paperwork left over from Florida.  I filed the duplicate check copies and cleaned up the desk.  Then I vacuumed 2 rooms and moved furniture in the living room.  When Dave came back, he helped me, but I'd already moved both chairs and a table all by myself!

We didn't get to eat outside today.  It was very windy.  We went out at noon, but it was sprinkling so we came back in.  We probably only got 20 sprinkles all together but it was enough that we didn't want to eat outside. 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Super Sunday

It was gorgeous here today.  At 6:30 tonight it was still 72 outside!  We went to church this morning where we were treated to a wonderful sermon about God's acceptance of everyone!  Also when we entered the church, there were quilts everywhere.  The quilts were blessed today, before they are given away to those who need their comfort. 

After church we went to Morg's Diner for breakfast/lunch.  Wonderful place to eat.  Someday I'm going to go there for lunch instead of just breakfast!  Even the owner remembered us and told us we usually sit at the counter.  We were lucky today.  No waiting line and we got a booth! 

This afternoon, I read and then took a nap while Dave worked on putting new lights on his truck.  He had it torn apart yesterday and got it finished today.  Then he was in a panic because he couldn't find his insurance card which came while we were in Florida.  So I found it for him and put out that fire. 

This evening we ate our supper, such as it was, outside because it was so nice!  I fried a batch of mushrooms for Dave and I had a plate of tortilla chips and cheese.  Now we're watching the Cubs get swept by the Yankees.  The Yankees are really good this year, so far anyway!

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Beautiful day

We had another beautiful day here.  It was a bit chillier than yesterday, but we were able to eat both lunch and supper out on the balcony.  I hope this nice weather continues!

Dave had a fun day.  He found 31 morel mushrooms - he was so happy.  He came home and shared them with the upstairs neighbors and has enough for 2 more meals! 

As for me, I puttered around here.  I didn't do anything special - just worked on putting things away and looking for things.  When you live in two different places, you can't remember where things are from one place to the next!!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Beautiful here

We had a gorgeous day here.  We even ate lunch out on the balcony! 

After our 3 day excursion through wind and rain, we needed to relax!  We went to Carlos O'Kelly's last night with Bryan, Erin, and Aidan.  Aidan ate a whole child's pizza!!  I couldn't believe it.  He's still not talking, but he's going to be seeing a speech pathologist for an evaluation soon.  Hope he/she is able to help A.  He seemed really glad to see us! 

Both Dave and I slept really, really well until I woke up at 2:00ish coughing...which woke Dave too.  I took some cough syrup and slept in my chair until 6:15 when Dave got up.  Then I went back to bed for a while.  Today we went to the chiropractor so I'm hoping that will help get rid of my cough.  Other than that, we worked on getting the stuff we brought back from Florida put away.  We're about to get done!

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

HOME

We're home safe and sound.  We're exhausted and going to bed early.  Will write more tomorrow night.  Thank you Lord for safe travels.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

We're Ready

Or about ready, anyway.  I've still got to put out the dryer sheets and we've got the last load of clothes in the dryer...then we're ready.  Oh, we've still got to pack the cooler.  I  sure wish I could blink us home like Jeannie did in "I Dream of Jeannie".

We were far enough along that we went to Sawgrass Lake Park this morning.  One last time to see the baby anhingas and the baby alligators.  The anhingas had really grown.  Unfortunately I didn't get my memory card out of my camera before we packed it! 

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Super Sunday

After a wonderful church service, we met Sudi and Howard at Europa for breakfast/brunch.  It was good to see them again.  We're going to miss them until we see them again in the fall.  Good friends, good food, good visit!!

I cleaned house this afternoon. We washed sheets, etc. and I even got a bit of a nap.  Dave's got the lanai furniture in the house and we put the insulated boards in the windows and all of the awnings but the front one down.  It's really going to be good sleeping tonight - it'll be really dark in the bedroom. We're getting there!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

HOT, WINDY Saturday

Batten down the hatches - it was definitely windy today.  It's probably a good thing it was windy, though, because it was a hot one!  Dave took the car to Dimmitt Cadillac to have the oil changed and while he was there, they suggested we get new tires.  We had planned to get tires when we get back to Iowa, but we decided that it was pretty silly to drive 1400 miles on tires that need replaced.  So, he priced tires at Dimmitt and at Goodyear and Goodyear won out.  Our SRX now has new "shoes"!

We went to Woody's for lunch.  Pat & Milt are in Florida for a couple of weeks so we met them there.  Other than it being very windy,  it was a nice lunch.  It's always good to see Dave's family.  We'll see them again around the 10th of June...in Indiana.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday

Dave took the car to Dimmitt Cadillac to have the oil changed first thing this morning.  Then since it's our last Friday here for the season, we decided to go to The Legion.  It was a hot one there today.  Thank goodness we were able to have the umbrellas up today.  We sat with Bobbi, Alan, Chris and Wolfy.  Sandy and Rich came a little later. 

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday

Dave had a doctor's appointment this morning.  While he was gone, I went to the pool for the first time this season.  I'm not much of a pool person, but I had the pool all to myself this morning!  I thought the water was way too cold!

When Dave got home, we ran to Walmart for a couple of things and we picked up lunch at Subway.  You see, old Mother Hubbard's cupboard is pretty bare!  We've got some noodles, a can of chili beans, some canned chicken, and a can of green beans left...but we packed them yesterday.  This weekend we're going to have to unpack them!  All of the stuff in our freezer is gone except for some ice cream...so we've got dessert!  Tonight we used our one large potato to make hash browns and we used our last eggs to make scrambled eggs for supper.  That was good! 

I had a pedicure today.  I was past-due needing it.  Something that makes me ponder is when I have my brows waxed, I always start coughing.  What do you suppose causes that?  Unfortunately tonight I'm still coughing and feel like my bronchitis is back.  I just used my inhaler and I'm going to take some cough syrup before I go to bed.  If I still feel like this in the morning, I'll go visit my doctor for some more antibiotics.  Yuck! 

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday

Today is likely our last Wednesday morning coffee until this fall.  :(  It's sad, but we're ready to go back to Iowa for a few months.  We need some Aidan/Bryan time. 

Dave and I both had dental cleaning this morning.  Then Dave suggested that we go to the water to eat lunch.  I suggested Columbia, and that was where he was thinking.  It was a beautiful day to eat outside. 

This afternoon we started packing some of our food stuff. 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday

We're back home in Clearwater...and now the busy begins.  I think we're going to leave on Tuesday if the weather up north cooperates.  So we've got a week to get in our dentist appointments, pack, clean, etc.  Sounds like fun!!


Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday

Everyone of the family went back  to work/school today, so we were on our own.  We started our day at Lester's Diner for breakfast/lunch.  Mmmm good!  Eggs, bacon, hash browns, pancakes...great food.  Then we drove down A1A to see the pretty beaches.  It was so calm today that there wasn't even a breaker in sight.  Beautiful sights!

After a short nap, we went to Jami's for Dave's final daddy-do jobs and dinner.  It's always sad to say goodbye to Jami and her family.  :(  We'll see them again in November!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sat & Sun

We've had a couple of good but busy days and nights.  Yesterday we were at Jami's all day.  Dave and Jami did daddy-do things while the kids entertained me.  We came home about 8:00.  Not home, but back to our timeshare.  Then today didn't start until about noon, but it was more of the same.  Dave & Jami working, Megan & Danny in the pool (even though it was pouring down rain!), Kelly was working on community service hours, and Grandma was reading!  Since today was Tom's birthday, we went to Joe's Crab Shack for dinner.  Fun times!

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