Middle of the week odds and ends

First, please keep Pam in your thoughts while she is in the hospital. We need to think good thoughts for Norma also. She will be having some surgery the beginning of the week.

I am thinking I am nearing the point where I am done with Meals on Wheels. My problem is that I have such a guilt about quitting, because I am really needed. The scenery of the route is breath taking too.

I did this with the panorama setting on my phone.


We bought a new weather station, and I am really enjoying it. I did not enjoy installing it, because it has to be level. There is a circle on the top with a little bubble in it, and the bubble has to be center. The problem is that we are halfway up a mountain, and nothing here is level.


The actual station is level. I swear to it.


It looks like a boat. It measures the wind direction, wind speed, rain fall, temperature, and predicts the weather.

The inside information is displayed beautifully. Not sure what everything is, but I am sure it is important. lol Our only issue is that right now it is under the trees, so the rain has not measured. We will move it in the spring….I am not moving that thing again for a while.


Beautiful sky and clouds this evening.


I put this up on Facebook the other day, but I know not all of you are on Facebook. So, I will post it here. While I was cleaning and cutting tomatoes for the dehydrator, I looked down, and this is what I saw:


Silly cat.

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A mini road trip

I am trying to do more blogging, and more blogging means more video.

Monday, if it is not raining, I will put up our new weather station. Then we will have scientific video. Beware!

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How the South is different

Many other areas of the United States have dog and cat breeders. We just grow them.




Norma sent me update photos of Sparkle, and I thought I would add them to this blog. I cannot believe how grown Sparkle is now. Norma, how old is she now?



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Our trip to Chicago

I know we have been home five days, but honestly we needed time to relax from the 1760 miles we drove in six days. Whirlwind does not even begin to describe the trip. It was wonderful, and it was a nice time with family. My niece is now a Bat Mitzvah, and we could not be more proud.

We arrived on Friday, and we got together at my sister’s for deep dish Chicago pizza.She had about twenty people. The Bat Mitzvah was the next morning. After the ceremony there was a party. It was set up so that the kids and DJ were in on end, separated by glass doors. The adults were on the other side. The kids had a burger bar, and the adults had a nice meal. A good time was had by all.

Then my sister had about twenty people back in the evening for a meal. Honestly, I never saw so much food in one weekend in my life. My sister is a gourmet cook. Give her three ingredients, and she can come up with a great meal. However, she out did herself this time. She had a roast, chicken, prosciutto with stuffed figs, a rolled egg plant dish, salads, breads, a cheese platter, and a lot of other stuff. It was amazing.

Then believe it or not, she had us back to the house the next morning for brunch. She had two egg casseroles, blueberry pancakes and waffles. I am sure there were more things there, but I was in a food fog.

We left about noon and headed to Donna’s lake house. We spend the next day with Donna, and we even went to the casino. Ann was the winner. The casino was in Metropolis, which is the home of Superman.

We had a great time, but we were sure glad to be home.

This was the strangest cloud. It was like a tube across the skyline. We drove under it, and then the weather was fine.

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Olivia’s Bat Mitzvah

Have not had a minute to post videos, but we are taking them. That will have to wait until we are home. I will put up two nice photos now though.


This is my sister and my brother in law.

We had a wonderful time, and we are now relaxing at our friend Donna’s lake house. Tomorrow we are going to Metropolis, home of Superman. We are also going to a casino. Home on Tuesday.

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