Saturday, October 19, 2019

Sunshine and cool

Sunshine and outside we went, things need doing and out we went.

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My Honey trimmed up the "Dead Heads" off the Mums, picked off and cleaned out her St. Francis Garden !
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I cut down and pulled the Morning Glory Vines, Frost got them pretty hard several times so there done !  Put away chairs and odds and ends into the Garden Shed !.
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Weeds, dead flowers and Morning glory vines all being composted at the Village compost pile !
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One of then ice things about being back to owning a home is "Decorating", We are getting ready for Halloween, My Honey is the one on the far right !
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The leaves are at or past peak,  lawn mowed, cleaned up for winter !
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Another nice day in Deferiet !
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Don't forget, Remember our Vets !
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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Wet and Dreary

And the rains keep coming, we are getting hammered with more rain than wind, it is slowly tapering off at 6PM.
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last night before dark we had 2 1/2 inches of rain and it rained all night,  we now have almost 4 inches of rain, it is damp and cold ! 
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The "Swamps" are filling up,  There is an Old saying My Honey says, my Dad said and Grampa says "Snow comes after the Swamps get full" and right now the swamps are full of water and mud, and tonight they forecast Snow in the upper Adirondacks about 3 hours from here !
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There is still lots of leaves on the trees and not a lot of leaves have fallen off,  It is almost Deer Season here and hopefully there will be some winds to knock the leaves off  ! 
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With all the rain I have been down in the basement checking the walls, so far so good, no water coming in as I need to put up rain gutters to divert the water away from the house ! Above we currently have it shallow ditched to divert it away and as you can see there is lots of running water coming down off the roof !
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Looking out the front window there is a lot of running water going down the street, one nice thing is we are elevated on the street !
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Time for another Patrol of the Garage, Garden Shed, Basement to check things out, I need to move and get the circulation going, got my trusty flash light to see by, My Honey is using the exercise room we are setting set up now !
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Remember our Veterans !





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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Stormy

It is Storming, we are getting some Rain, wind and it is going to get worse tomorrow!!
We went for a ride this morning, it was sunny and clear, we came upon this huge flock of Canadian Geese resting this morning up in New Breman.
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As far upstream as you could see they were geese, they were not afraid as we drove down to the beach area and they were Mallard Ducks there also lots of color on the trees !
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The geese must of been feeding as we could see more geese coming in to land and we were lucky to be so close !
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These were right over our head and very noisey,  They are pretty but they are messy !
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Coming home before the rain, this was the mirror like view of the Black River, the panoramic setting on this phone is crappy !
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From sunshine to clouds coming in from the south west, they moved quickly,.
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The front window pane, weatherman said maybe a couple inches of rain between tonight and tomorrow !
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Off the back deck it was really pouring for a while but let up !
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This wind and rain will really knock down the leaves ! 
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Stay warm and Dry, Don't forget our Vets !
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Returning to normal

Well, things are returning to normal, we had a couple medical issues to take care of and we did, trip to the Emergency Room for My Honey, Blood Pressure went whacky and some breathing issues, Cardioligist changed her meds and we will see, so far so good,   I had some Issues also,  overdid it !  We have both just been laying low and doing nothing major !
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We went back to watching the Birds at the feeders!    I was busy and made a new platform feeder and did some overhead lighting changes in the basement going from floresecent 4 foot lights to the new 4 foot LED, WOW, what a difference, I went from 3 of the 4 foot lights to just 1!
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The rear deck had the flooring tightened down with some 3 inch screws and the spindles tightened up and I put up the platform feeder My Honey wanted !
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I attached the Platform feeder to the top railing of the deck and you can see the yellow feeder and suet feeder behind, feeder has thistle, cracked corn and sunflower, saffron and some millet seeds.
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This is our Fall view of the woods behind the house looking north from our deck !
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3 Blue Jays come in and scare other feeders away from the feeder, we have watched a blue jay attack and kill a smaller sparrow once and could not believe how viscious they were !
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We finally have seen a "Nuthatch"  at the feeder, we have not seen one here at the new house till yesterday morning !
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There is a pair of "Flickers" here that come in under the feeder looking for bugs and worms, they are a member of the "Woodpecker" family !
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We have about 2 dozen Sparrows that visit, the one shown in the front is "Tiny Tim" !  We call him this as he has a broken eg, either from a crash or bad landing, he is calmer than the other birds,  he gets in the feeder and just lays down and eats!
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There are about 2 dozen "Sparrows" here and they are hungry eaters !
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I caught "Tiny Tim" flying away from the feeder, here you can see his left leg as it hangs and the right leg is tucked up !!!!
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AND, any feeder would not be complete without a Chipmunk or Squirrel, well, here is "Charlie Chipmunk" stuffed cheeks in all !
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Getting things done for "Fall" as we are now "Home Owners" and we love it, just have to earn to slow down !
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Don't forget our Vets !

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Health Issues

No Posts,  some Minor Health issues,  will post later:     Gary !

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Inside work

Well, it was raining so we agreed to work inside yesterday, we went down cellar and started putting our Recombant bicycle togeather. We bought the Exercise Bike a month ago and stored it in the garage, it weights 63 pounds.  What a job it was to figure this thing out.
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It took both of us to get the Bike on the Hand cart and truck it from the garage down cellar to assemble it ! That was a lot of exercise!!!!!
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"Instructions", 12 pages of "Detailed" instructions, I had a slight problem getting left and right confused, In trying to assemble some parts my brain would not let me figure it out after y stroke some things just don't make sense but my Honey is a 'Cracker Jack" at figuring it out !
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My Honey checking parts, pieces and directions as we work right along !
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Making progress and things fitting like there supposed to, easy if you follow the directions !!!  I will regret sitting on this cold concrete floor even with rubber padding under my butt!
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Bike getting a trial run to see if we got it together all right!!!
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Yup, strong enough to support me !!
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After bike I had to do some re arranging of some shelves and it surely looks better than it did when we bought the house 2 months ago.

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This is going to be my "Winter" work area, this is the start of it as it will be too cold in garage to putter around and this is right next to the doorway that goes into the other cellar you can see thru the door and my old walker !!
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We need to remember our Veterans, Past and Present !

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Frosty

Morning came in at 28 degrees, Cold and Crisp,  The "Frost" hit the flowers and hit my Morning Glories really hard !
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This was my Morning Glory Foilage and Flowers a couple day ago, beautiful red, white, blue, purple flowers in full bloom !
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The flowers are gone, leaves are all dark green from being "Frozen" over night !
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Shrubs are trimmed for the spring, Front of house done, all I need to do is tie up the shrubs later this fall with baling twine to protect them from the snow !!
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Garden Shed is done and ready for Fall Items to be put inside for winter later on.  October 8th the Village comes thru and picks up any junk, items that are not wanted,  I have some stuff to put to the curb, then people drive thru the Village and look for treasures, I will post some pictures of the items later ! The old saying, "One Mans Trash is Another Mans Treasure" !
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Garage is ready for putting the Car inside for the winter and it is done !
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This is the cellar where we are going to put in an "Exercise area" for the winter !
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The Propane powered GENERAC generator is serviced and comes on every Saturday at noon and runs for 10 minutes !
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Don't forget, Remember our Vets !
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Visitors

We were Blessed with visitors today,  This afternoon the Granddaughter and Great Grandson stopped in for a Birthday Visit.
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Our Granddaughter, Shannon Wood Naklick stopped by to visit,  Shannon is a LPN and has gone back to school to become a RN !
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Great Grandma Wood and the Great Grandson Aiden Andrew Naklick !     He is now 1 year old !
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What a Blessing to have visitors to our "New" Old house and play with our Great Grandson !.
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Grandma with her Pride and Joy, Shannon and Aiden !
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We had a great visit and a good Play Time !
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 Our Daughter Sabrina and Son in Law Ed are in New Orleans as Ed has Safety Classes for OSHA and his Job!
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We are expecting a FROST Tonight as Fall gets Harder !
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Don't forget, Our Veterans and Military and First Responders !