Sunday, January 10, 2021

January Cold

 We know winter is here, we had minus 1 below zero here in Little Deferiet !   That was cold this morning but to be rewarded for the cold we had a day of "Sunshine", first day of Sun in almost a "Week" !!!

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I read with interest the entry on Shipslog:   Shipslog (shipslog-jack.blogspot.com) 

on Jack and Sherry's Blog their Travels, pictures of their Motor Homes !  Interesting, like posts with Pictures.

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This was our very First Camper,  We towed this to Virginia to visit a friend in Franklin, from there we were going to Appling Georgia to see my Best Friend Mike who I went to School with and had not seen in almost 22 years, this picture was October 6th, the day we hitched up and left New York State.
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We left New York and made it to Doswell Virginia, we stayed there 1 night and a day and it was warm and enjoyable.  We learned fast to rely on each other as the Pilot and Co-Pilot, we were driving a 1972 Ford, F150 5 speed V8 with a small Oil Leak on the rear main bearing.
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We then Headed for Georgia and saw my High School Friend Mike. then left for Florida !
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We sold the Camper,  we sold it for $500 dollars and bought this 1955, 8 X 30 1 bedroom Mobile Home and lived here for a while in the Peace River Mobile Home Park on a Canal, The summers were too Hot so we packed up, sold the mobile home for $500 dollars and went Back to Northern New York,  *(Must of had a crazy spell) !
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Back in New York we went back to work and Bought a nice camper and Put it on a nice lot on Lake Bonaparte up in Lewis County.
We really liked this Camping spot and we camped here every Summer for over 20 years !   We would stay weeks here or sometimes weekends, we would be here from when Snow left till about October and sometimes would go up and spend winter weekends here !
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This was our Last Camper, a nice new Aliner, we really liked it but we decided we wanted to buy a House, so we sold the camper, looked around and Bought a house which we really like !
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Friday, January 1, 2021

New Beginnings

 Well, we say Good Bye to 2020, we welcome 2021 !    2020 wasn't all bad !  Here are a few good things !

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Just got home from the Hospital, January saw this addition to the Family that is looking out the window !    Tipper joined the family !
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Tipper has enjoyed a years worth of growing and now weighs just over 12 pounds and is Momma's Kitty !
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With Anna Mae's Mother moved up from Florida we have done a few road trips, here was one yo Saranac Lake to see the yearly "Ice Castle" which is a Builders Feat using Ice and slush water.
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Winter of 2020 was rough, a couple bad storms, Neighbor Barry helped keep us cleared out and I hired a fella to also SnoBlo when he could !  
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Miss playing for Nursing Homes, assisted living and senior citizen housing, Covid stopped all of us from entertaining residents and staff !
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The Lawn finally popped thru the Winter Snows and the weed eater was busy !!
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I mowed as much as I could using the Rider Mower we got last year !   Makes it easier on both of us !
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Summer saw a lot of "Cook Outs", we didn't have many Visitors this year with this "Covid-19" !
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I note is I was lucky, I got a Tick Bite, We got the whole tick out, I had to go on Antibiotics for prevention Lyme Disease and I was blessed as I did not get it !!
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1 nice addition we made was we bought a chest freezer due to this Covid and stores not having what we wanted for meals so we bought in bulk !
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The next addition we made was we put in a new "Utica Boiler"!
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We got a visit from the Granddaughter and Great Grandson Aiden !
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Then we got a visit from the Granddaughter Shannon, Great grandson Aiden and new Blessing was our Great Granddaughter Amelia !
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Thanksgiving was here, a real Blessing,  only thing missing was our Son Jonathan from out in Oregon !     Sure do miss him !
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My Honey had Cataracts removed and had a Cornea Transplant from a Donor that so far has not been rejected so we were Blessed again !
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Christmas was a Blessing and relaxing !
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We hope 2021 is a Great New year full of Blessings, Health and wellness for our Family and Friends !
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Don't Forget our Veterans, Past and Present !

Monday, December 28, 2020

Sad Day

Deferiet is a small Village,  I think about 250 People live here, streets are narrow, some don't even have sidewalks,  No Stores, no post office, and a river runs thru it !   Everyone knows about 1/2 of everyone who lives here.    We lived here once, moved away for 12 years and then moved back.     Across the street from our house lived Henry Bailey.    Henry worked at the local High School as a custodian,  when we lived here the first time Henry would Snow Blow and shovel our sidewalk and drive way.

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Henry lived right across the street, this is his house and Garage,   from a summer picture, No one has seen Henry so we called the Police for a welfare check.

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Troopers arrived and tried the front and Back Doors, then came over to see me and I advised them that I had not seen Henry for probably a couple weeks but this was not suspicious as it is winter and people stay in for periods of time, but Henry had not brought his Trash out this  week  so I advised them of this !
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Trying to see inside the House !
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They found Henry sitting on his Sofa, he had passed away watching TV !
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Life is unexpected and one has to enjoy today and live it to its fullest !
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Don't forget our Veterans !

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Neighbors

 We had a Green Christmas,  It was OK, then in came the Snow, and more snow, then more snow !  We would have been buried as my man I hired for the winter didn't start till this morning !  BUT with great "Neighbors" we made out OK,    My Neighbor Barry came over once and cleaned out over 6 to 8 inches of Snow from walk and driveway !

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Barry works for a Cable TV Company and does the High Top work.     It still snowed and snowed and we got another 6+ Inches of more Snow !
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My Neighbor on the East side of the House is learning to use a Snow Blower, She is a Petite young Lady, Works for New York State and is an outside person,  She went slow and easy and cleaned out our Driveway of another 6+ Inches of Snow.  Meanwhile the Village kept plowing the Street and plugging the driveway entrance !
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Later that Night at 9PM My Neighbor Barry came back and redid the driveway for the 3rd time and opened us up so we could get out if an Emergency !
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We managed to get out this morning and made it to Church, we got over 2 feet of Snow, some places more !    I know the Snow Mobiler's will flock to this area now as we have "Snow" for riding. 
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Time to fill the feeders for the Birds,  I got the Front feeder filled!
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Back Feeder is Done,  I am dressed warm, I go to the Dentist Tuesday for a Tooth Extraction and am on Heavy Antibiotics so keep warm !
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Sunday Dinner was a surprise, one of my favorite meals among many is Hamburger/onions over Rice, Gravy and Green Bean Cassarole.  My Honey made it for me !
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My Honey and "Tipper" relaxing,  our Minister is on Vacation and My Honey helped do the service today and is writing down some things for the next Church Meeting !
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Don't forget Our Veterans, Past and Present !

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Winter's Back

We had a Nice quiet Christmas, It was a "Green Christmas" with no Snow,  We had a Nice Pot roast smothered in Onions, Au Jus, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole dinner rolls and A small glass of Vin Rose Wine.

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Delicious Meal with My Honey !
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We went to bed with a Green Lawn, streets bare and the forecast calling for snow,  12 -18 inches of SNOW !
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We woke up to Snow, We went to Bed Green !
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The Plow went thru and plugged the driveway Entrance right after the Neighbor Snow Blowed it out !      The street we live on is a little narrow black top street,  they come thru and Plow it, THEN come backl and replow it again and then come back for the 3rd time and spread sand and salt !!!!     Can not figure out why they Plow it the 2nd and 3rd time !!!!! 
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My Honey with our New SnoJoe Snow Thrower, NOT a Snow Blower. 
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Cleared off the Deck this morning with the "SnoJoe" !
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This was all Green Grass yesterday and this Morning there is about 6 inches of Fresh Snow !
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My Neighbor, Barry works for Spectrum.   Great Neighbor, he lived next door to us when we lived here in Deferiet 14 years ago, he was a Great Neighbor then also.   
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The second trip thru with the plow and you can see there is nothing being pushing off the street and should be sanding the road instead of coming back for the 3rd time,  *(end of rant) !
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Thursday, December 24, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas and Glad Tidings to All !!!!!

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Well, our 2nd Christmas now in our Old House. We just got home from Church Service that started at 4PM.     Beautiful Setting in Church and we Had Organ Music !!!!!!

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We were not allowed to sing but still enjoyed the Sermon, the "Story of the Pending Birth" and the Carrols.

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