Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Changing Seasons, New Great Grand Daughter

 With the settling in of Fall we are getting things ready for winter and stocking the New Freezer and Basement !  We also have a brand new Great Granddaughter to welcome into the Family !

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My Honey on the end of the Round Pointed Shovel removing crab grass and getting ready to put down concrete block Lawn Edging in front !
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Getting down and right into removing the Frost damaged flowers and plants !
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I am down cutting off "Suckers" off the bottom of the Hydrenja Bush Tree so I can wrap it tightly for winter !
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My Honey standing in front to the Red Concrete Edging Blocks she laid down to separate lawn from Flower and Rose Bed !
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Closer look at  the Concrete Edging !
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. Our Son In Law tilling up a small patch for a ground garden next spring for lettuce, Tomatoes Beans !
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Nana and Popa welcome our Great Granddaughter Amelia Nicole Naklick into the Wood Family !
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Our Granddaughter Shannon and Amelia both doing fine and getting ready to go home !
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Don't Forget our Vets !

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Season Changes

Like the old saying goes, "Baby it's Cold Outside" is fits the past couple days !  We have so far had 3 "Frosts" !


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The Lawn has a very pretty sparkling glimmer on it until the sun shine hits it and the frost leaves, you can litterly watch the Frost leave as the sun rises.
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The Car windshield shows the last frost this Sunday Morning   but the sun came out and it was gone after a few minutes in the sunlight !
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On the way to Church this Morning it is evident the Seasons are changing by seeing the Soft Woods as they are usually the first ones to turn coat and change leaving the warm temperatures behind !
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. We got to Church and I forgot last week to turn on the heat, So it was a  good thing we were early so I could turn on the Heat to warm it up,  I was the Speaker and Rader this Morning.  I didn't have my Mask on Yet as there was no one was there yet !
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This is what I am supposed to wear when I come in contact with a Large Gathering of People.
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Glad to see Jack from Shipslog:   http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/ back up and running, looks like him and His Honey Sherry are getting squared away down in Florida !.
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Remember our Veterans !

Monday, September 14, 2020

IT'S DONE

 We can say, "It's Done as the Back Deck finally is finished !  We have the second coat of stain done on the  lath on all 3 sides, 

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We used a good quality Stain, $$$$$$,   it worked well going on, dried to a hard set and we waited a couple days and then put on the 2nd coat.  
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I used a Roller on doing floor of the deck, 
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I rolled it but I know that if I could have used a nice "Mop" an "Cadillac"  I could have Swabbed it and done the  Dance and used nice figure "8's" and been done quicker !!!!
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Going on but wished I had a longer knap on the roller to get down between the Planking !
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My Honey putting on a Matching coat of Stain on the 8 Chamber Purple Martin House we salvaged from a neighbor who was gonna throw it away !  it has 4 units on each floor and has 2 floors !
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Deck is done so now we move on to other Projects as the weather is cooler !
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BACK THE BLUE !!!!!!
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Don't Forget, Remember our Vets !

Monday, September 7, 2020

Bulling it !

Well, we decided to "Bull It" today, we got out the Paint, Brushes and rags and started on the Deck Lath and steps to "Get Er Done" !
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My Honey working on the Spindals and railing on the Back Steps.
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Front Steps are Grey and don't match what I wanted so there going to get painted.  I worked out front while My Honey finished the railings !
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The steps took 2 coats to get the color we wanted but they look nice !
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Steps done and the Carpet didn't come our Red, LoL !!!!!
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There is the Lath Stained, sides done, steps done, and all that is left is a second coat on a couple places to darken the stain and then the Deck Floor as soon as it gets to an 80 degree day and they are forecast !
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My Honey digging up and transplanting Glad Bulbs she got from her sister in Oregon !
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The Oregon Bulbs being transplanted neat the other ones that had such large blossom stalks !
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The Cat, "Tipper" likes to watch us out the Window, she has never been outside but she can catch a Fly in Mid Air !!
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Done, putting things away and going to relax the rest of Labor Day !
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Headed over to "Shipslog" and see if Jack is doing OK now that he is home,  His Blog is at  http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/
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BACK THE BLUE !
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Don't forget our Vets !

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Quiet Day

Quiet Day, went to Church this Morning to organize the seating as we will start in person Church September 13th at 11AM.  We had to rope off Pews and space because of this Covid 19.  We will also have our Service Broadcast over ZOOM at the same time.  We average about 25 People on ZOOM over the summer,  we will see how it goes !!
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Nice surprize, we got a Visit from the Granddaughter Shannon and Great Grandson Aiden.   We will have a Great Grandaughter the end of September !!!
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Poppa and Aiden Playing a little ball !
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Thank You to all those People this Labor Day who have kept us going during these trying times !
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Well, it was quiet the rest of the day,   so, I took a Nap !!!!!
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BACK THE BLUE !
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Don't forget our Veterans, Past and Present !

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Out an About

We decided at coffee this morning that since we didn't get out to dinner for yesterdays 31st Wedding Anniversary we were going somewhere today.  WE're GOINING ON A DATE !
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We jumped in the Car and headed for the River, we went to Alexandria Bay where we stopped, parked and walked the streets, (with Masks) and then went for Lunch !
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We went to Admirals Walk restaurant for lunch,   It was OK, Alex Bay is a Tourist Town, Has a Hospital, is on the River but with the Canadian Border Closed there is not as much foot traffic and it was not hard to find a parking spot even though it is the start of Labor Day weekend.
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We had a Nice quiet Lunch and watched the Tourists walk around and come and go !  Notice my Honey does not have on her Glasses.
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After lunch we decided we had seen all we wanted to of the Tour Boats, Traffic and Pedestrians.  Alexandria Bay is a nice place to Visit ! Click here to see it...   https://www.visitalexbay.org/ 
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We left the Bay and drove down by the Saint Lawrence River which seperates Canada and the United States to another River town, Clayton.
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Directly behind My Honey over her right shoulder is Canada,  Boaters are not allowed to cross over into Canada and the Canadians cannot cross over into the U.S.
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Behind me is an Island which is in American Waters and the Border in on the other side of this Island, There are over a 1,000 (Thousand) Islands around here in the River. Click Here to visit... https://visit1000islands.com/ 
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Normally where I am standing on the Clayton Public Docks these would be packed full of Canadian Boaters tied up at these slips and everyone downtown spending Money !
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We had a Great Day, Enjoyed our "Date" !   Now headed home.
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Well need to go check Jack and Sherry Blog the Ships Log to see where they are now on their return trip from going across Country !.............      http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/
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BACK THE BLUE !
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Don't forget, Remember our Vets !




Monday, August 31, 2020

Getting there

Well, the Bleeding from the right ear has stopped, Still have that sick to my stomach feeling,  I am doing my Cardiac 5 minute walks 3 times a day,  I have an Antibiotic I put in right ear for 30 minutes twice a day !
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My Honey is taking good care of me,  Feel good today, Doctors tomorrow morning to have ear checked,  Relax Wednesday Sept 2nd,   It is our 31st wedding anniversary!
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Thursday have Doctors appointment in Morning with Cardioligist for follow up on Stent Placement and then with my GP for my regular checkup !
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Anna Mae has had to go on a daily eye Medication, she gets 1 drop 3 times a day in her left eye, Something about the Cataract Surgery and a issue with healing.
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We are taking care of each other and doing great, Oh I forgot, The Car needs Brakes and Rotors all the way around (4) $$$$$$$   !
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BACK THE BLUE !

Don't forget, Remember our Vets !!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Health Issues

Well, Woke up Friday Morning with my right ear bleeding, couldn't hear and in Pain,  We had to go to the big city, (Watertown) as My Honey has a left eye issue after her Cataract surgery.  Her eye is bloodshot.  We plugged my ear with Cotton, went in and she went to the Eye Doctor and  now has some strong drops to use.
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We then drove up to ENT, I didn't have an appointment but went anyway,  Walked up to receptionest
and told her my name and showed her my ear where it was bleeding,  Well, out came a Nurse, one of my Favorites, took my arm and down we went to a procedure room where I sat down.
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The Doctor came in, leaned my chair back and removed the packing from my ear and said, "WoW" !!!     He asked me how long it was bleeding and I said I woke up with it all over the pillow,  He put on his goggles, started cleaning and sucking up the blood with a tine vacumn tip inside me eat,  He worked a while and then flushed it, said my Ear tube was intact, the bleeding was comng from my inside middle ear, doesn't know why,  He gave me a Bottle of Heavy antibiodies  and put them in my ear 3 times a day !
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I go back on Tuesday to have another ENT Specialist look at it to see where we go from here. 
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When I had my Heart Cath they gave me 2 units of pure Hepburn which is a strong "Blood Thinner" but he didn't think that was it!     Ear is sore, plugged and still getting some blood when I sit up and the Medication runs out.
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Hanging in there.
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BACK THE BLUE !!!!!
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Don't forget our Veterans !

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Yard Supervision

Still on Limited Duty,  So I went with my Honey today to retrieve 1 on my Fathers Rose Bush's that has been at West Side where we used to live.  It has done remarkable there and a shame to move it but we did.
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This is an Old Rose Bush that was in my friends raised bed Garden,   Easy to dig out, wore heavy Duty  gloves, transported it to Deferiet !
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My Honey dug up this flowering Red Shrub as this is where we are going to plant the Rose Bush !
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There, now there are 2 Rose Bush's together in front like we wanted to have !
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The bush on the right of the Bird Bath is coming out when the Neighbor gets home a they also want it for their yard, they are coming to dig it up later !
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My Father's "Tea Roses" he grew, these are from his original Plants he bought back around 1930.
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Enough watching everyone work today !   
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Don't forger, Remember our Vets !

Monday, August 24, 2020

Going Slow

Well, My exercise Plan is 5 minute walks 3 to 4 times a day at Level 1,  there are NO Cardiac Rehab Offices Open due to this Covid !  Then move to Level 2 at 10 minutes 3 times a day !  
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The Deck is done as far as construction and repairs, while we were gone friends came and finished putting up the Lath and nailing it in, It was a surprize for us, Dan and Sandy are friends of ours,  Funny, some of the Friends we thought were close turned out to be not so close and other friends grew closer at times,  we really do not have a big circle of friends outside our Church Family, We don't frequent Bars and I am taking a break from being an Officer in the American Legion and we do not go to the VFW or the Elks Club.
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This was what was left to do when I ended up going into the Hospital !!!!!
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This is what I came home to after 3 days in the Hospital, Great Friends,  funny as friends who we thought were close never even bothered to call and see how I was doing or how I made out !
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Right now I have a terrible Back Ache and sore arm.  Enjoying my Arm Chair Tour os the West Coast on Jack's "Shipslog"  at :     http://shipslog-jack.blogspot.com/
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Time for Lunch,   Don't forget, Remember our Veterans ! 

   BACK THE BLUE !!!

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