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sorry been MIA
school starting next week
Dh left again for china today
parents are in from Ca to visit and they brought their dog... sigh... mean dog to Lucy. :( she is not a nice dog. Snapped at Savannah too and Lucy ... its going to be a loooong week.
trying to get the garden back in shape
building a new sign for our front entrance and doing landscape rearranging
lots of garden stuff going on here ...
hope you all are well and enjoying our last weeks of summer... where did it go ?
Thanks Lou, was wondering if everybody was still alive and okay.
Sue, don't talk like summer is all ready gone. I am hoping that we will have some real summer, and not the hot humid stuff we have been having. Sorry the dog is being such a meanie to Savannah and Lucy. Will they be there all week? Hope you had a good visit with your DH. I bet the time seems to fly when he is home.
Hey, Bernie, gonna mosey on down to WK for the RU? I will have to check my schedule to see if I am in school that weekend before committing myself. Would love to, but will have to see.
I am still canning and freezing stuff from the garden. Today froze about a 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes, and a 2 1/2 gallon bucket of green/red peppers, and then snapped about 7 gallons of beans which I will can tomorrow night. I am in school all day tomorrow, so won't get to it until about 5:00. We just broke them and DH put them in the fridge in the garage. I will wash and can them tomorrow.
We had a horrible storm come through last Saturday night, trees down and crops blown over. Our power was out from 6:30 p.m. until about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. DH did get a generator hooked up to his freezers in the garage so that all his fish wouldn't spoil. It was a borrowed one, so he is shopping around to buy one big enough to run the freezers and the refrigerator in the house. This is 3 times in the last couple of years that we have been without power for a day or more. Now watch, if he buys one, we will never have another power outage in our lifetime!
The weather has been kinder too, which I really like. Seems like our drought has broken, as we got rain during the night last night, in addition to what we got last Saturday. Total was about 2 inches in all. Not much by some standards, but enough to green everything up.
Marcy, check in and tell us what you have been up to.
Joyce, you too. Wondering if you have completely recovered from your broken foot/ankle? Heard your pond tour was a success.
Ric any more beautiful pictures you have taken recently? wren (over on the pet forum) How Was Your Day? has some super photos of some catapillars and butterflies that she raised in captivity. You ought to go take a look. She has been posting pictures all this week.
Last Saturday about noon, I had a nasty fall. Sprained my ankle, and scraped up my whole leg on the front. Walked with crutches about 3 days, and the leg is a solid mass of scabs. When I have to go out, I make sure I wear long pants, or a long dress/skirt, so DH won't get arrested and jailed for wife abuse!
Then on Tuesday afternoon, one of the puppies wandered away, so spent 2 days worrying about her. I did walk the woods on Wednesday, looking for her, but didn't find her, and had to be back home to dress to go to visitation at the funeral home. I called all the neighbors and told them to be on the look out for her, but beyond that, there was little that could be done. Thursday morning, DH woke me up, saying, come in the kitchen, I have something to show you. It was the puppy, who had wandered into the next door neighbor's house. We were both over joyed to have her back home.
DH's DBIL passed away last Sunday morning, early. Visitation was on Wednesday, and funeral on Thursday. He had leukemia, and got a bad infection from an absessed tooth, which got into his bloodstream. his wife (DH's sister) had a stroke several years ago, and he was the primary care giver for her. She is paralyzed on the left side, and needs assistance with everything. Her son is looking into putting her into a rehab hospital to see if there is any more that can be done so that she may regain some use. Beyond that, it looks like hiring someone to stay with her, or put her in a nursing home. A very sad situation.
Well, I typed my life history, or rather the last month's history, but I have missed you guys. I realize there is another cyber place that has claimed many here, but am hoping that they will check in from time to time to let us know what is going on in their lives.
FINALLY got a break from the hot weather!
We've been doing some new projects around here.
Part of our Garden setup was based around Wu's love of trampling thru the plants.
So many of these items, fences, etc are being revamped. We've also decided to take the Boardwalk completely around the yard.
Bonnie, Wren and I talk Butterflies often on the 'Other' Site...lol!
Thanks for thinking of me!
Thanks Lou...for the new thread!
Time just gets away from me...sorry. The heat was terrible. I didn't do much while it was here...except complain...lol! Not that ..that did any good!!!
Bonnie...hope you are recovering nicely from that fall?
Let's see...I think the last I was on...my daughter was in from Florida.
We had a blast with her here. She is a mover and a shaker...just like her dad. She had a big cookout for us all...here at the house. She bought all the food...and did most of the work too...wouldn't let us do much! Had her brother and family...her kids and their families too. Older brother , Mike, couldn't make it as he was in Canada on business...but I think there were 16 of us here!! It was a fun time!
The next week after she left, was a big letdown..so didnt do much of anything.
Now this week is our great Darke Co. Fair...started yesterday!
We get free passes for life...because we were married 50 yrs last yr. Can't beat that!
We went last night..but didn't stay long...what a crowd! I don't do well in those kinds of crowds!!
Think we will keep to the daytime hours from here on!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
Good to see everyone! I missed you all. It's been better weather than in July, but we still have been having some extremely humid days. We get up to fog and it lifts but stays overcast , hot and humid. What a weird summer. The gardens are looking like they are very stressed and like they usually do in late September. My gardening efforts feel like hospice care. Tending to the dead and dying. My cutting gardens seem to be late so they are still blooming and I do have plenty for my bouquets. It's not summer to me if I don't have a big bunch of flowers on the dining room table and the patio table. We have been sitting on the patio and reading alot and enjoying the antics of the squirrels, birds and hummingbirds. We never did get many butterflys this year. I love this retirement life in the summer. I don't like the winters much but at least I don't have to go out if it's bad outside. Have a good weekend everyone. Today is our 45th anniversary but I don't think we be celebrating . Our daughter came up to visit and take us out to lunch. Thats enough for us. Lou
Well Happy Anniversary Lou. That was nice of your daughter. I doubt my DS even realizes how long we have been married!
You hit the nail on the head, seems like I am doing respite care for many of my plants. Have entirely given up on the annuals, and have been concentrating on all the perennials, so that they will have a decent chance of coming back next year.
I had school today and was planning on putting a canning of beans on when I got home, but was tired so napped rather than doing that. Will can them tomorrow after church.
Marcy, that is about what all of us have been doing this summer. It is disappointing to wish for sping all winter, and then to be so disappointed when we get weather like we have had this year. Wish we could mix the winter and summer temps and get a decent ambian temperature. Now I am setting my hopes on Florida weather being relatively warn this winter. Watch it be colder there than here in Kentucky!
Good to see you Celene. What is Pelotonia? Riding what? See nosey questions.
A beautiful day here...cool..sunny ..almost perfect!
Hope you all are getting the same!
Went Saturday to the fair..during the day. We left after eating supper there...as again..there were too many people!
Didn't go yesterday at all. And haven't been today yet...not even sure if we are?
I grew up at the Greene Co. Fair. Our church had the big dining hall there, and parents were there from dawn to dark..working. I was in 4-H...so I was there too...EVERY day! I also worked in that dining hall a lot. But seems as I have gotten older, it's not as thrilling as it once was!
Guess I will go see what else I need to get done here today. Take care all!
Well, it was a beautiful day here today. First thing I did was to get out and weed one flower bed. Gosh, I had neglected everything while I have been canning and freezing.
DS and his SO spent last night, and they made roasted tomato sauce today. In between, DS went fishing, and caught several fish. He was thrilled. We finally got the sauce in the jars and processed. They had 6 quarts. When I make mine, I put it in pint jars, but they love spaghetti, and usually make enough for 2 meals, so they like their sauce in quarts.
DH picked a 5 gallon bucket of beans today, but he will be giving them to a lady at church. I have canned all that I am going to can.
DH and I are talking about going to the state fair tomorrow. He borrowed a generator from a friend of his who lives in Louisville and needs to return that. So since we are already close to the fair grounds, he wants to go and look at the livestock exhibits.
They are really having problems with his older DS who lost her husband last week. She is not able to stay by herself, so the siblings are taking turns going to stay with her. That is not going to work in the long term, but until her DS decides what needs to be done, that is what is happening now. I really think that DH is wanting to go to the fair, and after we have been there, he will plan on staying with her.
One thing for sure, I need to mop my kitchen floor tomorrow. I am almost sticking to it.
Bonnie sorry to hear about the loss . sure hope it all works out . have fun at fair. don't eat to much.
i m so behind on my canning ... uhg... bad tomato year for us ... not many canning tomato's around. i am not paying 1.99 lb either. ain't gonna.
Well kids are in school
forgot to feed Lucy this morning
parents leave tomorrow
having dinner with them tonight
got new outfit and hey it fits !!
did some whip cream shots about 7 min ago
talked with Tim in china. not good news on his job expectations ..
hot and humid here
decided to plant 50% of my plants in grow beds this fall. pots are to hard to care for during winter . then watering in summer is a PITA.
that way don't have to build as many hoop houses.
fall is in the air . Where did summer go ?
I'm still here. As usual for me on Sun I did too much of the wrong thing the wrong way and my back told me all about it. So did my therapist but he taught me a few maneuvers to help. Now when i do the things I'm not supposed to, I only do it for a short time, then rest. Things have to get done, but not all in one day. The weather is cool enough that I can wear my full anti-mosquito armor including head net and go into the back 40 to work for a bit. The gardens are at a stage that they don't require as much work. Frying peppers are ripening so they will need freezing. Tomatoes are starting to ripen, slowly except for cherries. Most of those never make it into the house. Enough for tonight. Shopping tomorrow, therapy on Fri...Herman
please send out some T&P for Cookie. Her mom is not doing well. She is back in the hosp. Please send her any healing thoughts of comfort or prayers. . She sure could use some.
off and running to soccer
So sorry to hear about Joyce's mother being back in the hospital. My prayers are with her and the family.
Took lil kids to the fair last night and dropped at least 60 bucks! Glad we only have to take them one night!!! But they had fun...so that's what counts!
Guess we will go back tonight for one last time. It ends tomorrow.
Dave has the weekend all planned out for us...lol.
First a flea market show in Portland, In...then tomorrow night...the big car show in Eaton. I should be about exhausted by Sunday!!
Then next weekend we have the kids overnight...plus their cousin! Jeannine's sister's boy. Her dad smokes...and he has asthma...so he can't stay there. When Jeannine and Jackie..and hubbies are doing something together..we usually keep him too. He's not a problem ...and gives the kids someone else to play with.
Grocery day today...so gotta get movin here. Have a great day everyone!!
been crazy busy
had to deal with SSI with Jess. they gave her to many food stamps ? 452.00 and i thought it was a bit " to g ood to be true ?"
LOL so i had her be cautious and she had 300 for a back up, so they took that.
kids had soccer 4 games this week
played in this heat... mama was not happy ! one ref started to toss his cookie's !
mama got in a tiff with the president of the soccer association.
Marcy have fun with the grands
have a great 4 day weekend Ric. what are your plans ?
we forgot to bring LUcy in one afternoon. she got a whole 30 min outside off a leash ... came home a slobbering , foaming mess. wtih the biggest grin on her face i think she had fun.
no rain here either.
tomorrow is farmers market and kids want to spend some money they earned this summer.
Well I just got off the phone w/ Joyce and got her permission to post this.
She's doing well w/ her leg and the Surgeon is tentatively saying the screw will come out in 4 weeks.
Then she should be able to go to a walking boot.
As most of you know her Mother was diagnosed w/ Cancer last year.
At her age she opted not to have treatment.
Well her Mother had been in the Hospital for the last 12 days.
The Cancer has spread and is now in her lungs.
She is in a center at Otterbein that is the stage between Hospital and Hospice.
From what she described, and my experience w/ Dad, it sounds like she's shutting down.
Cookie is spending most all her time there now.
She has no internet connections so I will be her contact here.
Feel free to call me for other info if you need it.
She's hard to reach by phone but I'll pass any and all posts on to her.
sending T&P for her and her family
Bonnie i can't find your apple dumpling recipe ? ! again can i get it from you pretty please ... i looked and looked , can't seem to find it in my file's nor in the dmail i searched. hmmmmm. mystery
would realy love it again if you could mange to scrouge it up fer me again.
i think i know basicaly most of it ...
i did google this recipe and came up with some similar but they used Mt.Dew ?? and i think that is gross IMHO . and some used 7Up
her recipe is with orange juice and i think its much nicer.
i may experiment with the doughs.
Sue. it uses Crescent Dinner rolls
Peel and core apples.
Place a 1/4 apple on each dough triangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (I leave it up to you) according to your tastes.
In a sauce pan, heat 1 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup sugar and 4 tb butter. When butter is melted, pour over triangles that you have placed in a pan sprayed with a non stick cooking spray. Bake 375 for 30 minutes, or until dough is brown.
This tastes like you slaved away all day.
So sorry to hear about Joyce's mother. I am sending t & p's her way. Wish there was a way we could all pitch in and help her by sitting with her mom, and letting her have a few minutes to herself. I know she wants to be there and do it, but I know that after a long stint, you welcome even 5 minutes away.
When I thought it couldn't get any hotter without spontaneous combustion, we topped yesterday. Now this is not official from the weather station in Louisville, but local thermometers registered 109 about 5 this afternoon. Now that is hot.
Talked to a friend in New Orleans this morning, and they are expecting up to 20 inches of rain from the tropical storm, with another possible hurricane heading their way. I would be thinking about moving out of there.
Bon's thank you
i got it pasted and printed and put n my files. Thought i did that last year ? but ? Hmmm
we got several inches of rain and some nasty storms with it too last night.
today is pickled beet day
was going to do the squash too, but no onions ..uhg... how did i forget that ?!
got tomato's in dehydrator and some green beans. cranked it up to 155 . hope it helps with this humidity in the basement .
got one more 25 lb box of tomato and then i think i m done ! ? with tomato's
honestly i wish i did more corn but just didn't have the energy this year.
welp time to get busy
It was 104 degress yesterday, and we woke up to rain and it's only been in the sixties today. Quite different, but a welcome relief it is not the total end of summer and the true beginning of cool weather. LOL
Was lazy all day and did a sum total of nothing! Oh weel! I just getting lazy in my retirement, because I can always do it tomorrow whatever "It" is.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend everyone. Lou
We got just a sprinkle of rain about 5 this afternoon. Need lots more. It has sure turned cooler, and it will be nice sleeping with the windows open. Well, until Mr. B can hear all the night noises and starts barking!!
Lou, that is the good thing about retirement, IT doesn't have to be done today, there is always tomorrow. Just don't get in the habit of putting it off indefinitely, then nothing ever gets done!!
Clelen you had a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the soap, why waste it by closing down?
Anybody got anything planned for tomorrow? Is there any festivals or fun things to do in southern Ohio or Indiana. Everything in Ky is far down in Southern or Western Ky, and it would be closer to drive to your states. If anybody has any ideas, let me know. Trying to get my DH out and away tomorrow, and me not having to cook!
we have a very wealthy guy down the road from us. He irrigated his lawn, which is about 5-7 acres ! and he is the only one with a bright green lawn ! ROFLLLL
saw him out the other day mowing away. LOL he must really like a green lawn ! :)
did my beets ... eh not what i wanted. but MIL loves them.
didn't get my tomato's so i may be going today.
apple dumplings i ate the whole thing. with the help of Austin.
cool day today
need a new vacum and microwave
good day to you all
Good morning all! Happy Labor Day!
So sorry to hear about Joyce's mom...praying for all of them!
It's been a zoo here ..what with gkids overnight..plus their cousin...cookouts at son's...mmmmmmmm...the best homemade pork barbecue..yummy!! And then...garage sales in his town of Palestine..and back to some more of those today too! Then lunch at the firehouse there! I'm ready for a normal week now...lol.
Yes..everything is burnt up here too Ric. You didn't miss anything. A week ago..it still looked fairly decent...but not now. I give up till next year! Dave has watered n watered for me...it just wasn't enough.
Ok...have to go...he wants to get moving...as usual...lol.
Have a great day everyone!
Had about 3/4th on an inch of rain yesterday. About the right amount, things were getting dry. I got up and CLOSED the windows this AM. Cool enough that I might be comfortable wearing pants and long sleeved shirt to foil the skeeters.
Retirement for me; each day the same as the last and the next. I just have to work around others scheduled lives.
Think I'll end this until i get in a better mood.
I think I have too many projects started but lack the passion to complete any. I think that hitting the gym to build up my core to ease my back pain should be paramount. Rainy weather gets me down because the projects are outside. I've already swept the floor this month and since I can still see the pattern on the linoleum I don't need to mop. I keep thinking I need a rich Cougar, but that would require spending a lot of time spent not on the yard and nothing would get done.
Just the thought of going to work out has me up beat this AM although it is cloudy with rain forecast.
Sue, the gym just got a recumbent cross trainer that I like for a warm up. Either that or a bike. Then I hit the strength machines, leg press, pulldown, row, ab, cable pull, hip aduction and finally the glute machine so I can attract the cougars. LOL. Takes over an hour. No straining, just comfortable weight, just enough so I can feel it. If I have any energy left, I might do 10 minutes on the treadmill. Cardio is not a priority at this time. Hope I can put back the last 5 lbs I lost. Home, hi-protein lunch and nap time.
Herman...love your dry sense of humor...LOL!! Or maybe it isn't humor????? Haahaha!!
Well...I'm kinda glad the holiday weekend is over...and things are getting back to normal.
I haven't yet adjusted to the change in temps...so just trying to stay warm here...lol. Feels funny to say that after all the hot weather we had!
I really need to get outside and do some weeding...but the wind has been terrible the last few days. I just don't like wind!
Had a dr. appt. yesterday with a Ear,Nose, Throat Specialist. I have had this lump under my ear for a long time...over a year maybe? Never thought much about it..thought it was just from sinus drainage, cause I sleep on that side every night. Anyway..family dr noticed it...sent me to the specialist. He said it is a tumor of the salivary gland. It is most likely benign...but I have to have a biopsy and then a cat scan to determine that for sure.
Then they will decide what to do about it.
Those two things will likely happen within the next week or so...as soon as they get me scheduled.
Just something else to mess up my garden work!!!
Other than that...nothin much going on around here now.
Herman LOL " attracts the cougars " crack me up.
i did find a simple core exercise.
suck in the stomache all the way while inhaling . pull it ( the stomache muscle ) back like you feel like you are touching the spine.
exhale your breathe without moving the stomache muscle in that same position . walk around like this for as long as you can, then release. i do this several times a day. keeps my posture good and tight... DH likes it too.. :)
not much going on here
just cold and drizzly
got a new bunny for my son. Its a Netherland dwarf Steele color. we have a ND chestnut color one also, both are bucks.
hope to get a female in the spring from the same breeder.
got two other rabbits mini rex but they are not show quality. hmmmm what to do with them ? LOL o k o k i won't do that to my son's pets LOL
got some great honey from the apple orchard down the road... oh its sooo good. With a hint of apple and blossom undertones ... oh so yummy. hope i can get more.
so i have 1/2 bushel of apples with my name on them. doing some drying and sauce tomorrow.
anyone want any EE's ??? please take them !!! free . ! i got way to many to over winter. They are Illustris. Send me a dmail if you are interested :) will do a plant swap or what ever .
savannah is giving me a stick on tattoo LOL its a butterfly.
Sue, thanks for the core tip. Lots of things to do at home that I never seem to get around to doing. The Y is free for me and while I am working my core there are a lot of other muscles that come into play. Plus there is a social aspect to going there that I need. No cougars. I couldn't keep up with any woman younger than me that goes there and they are mostly younger, most younger than my grands. I don't need that.
Small amount of rain I can stand, but 90% humidity? Nothing dries out. Thankfully the temps are low enough to slow down the mildew. 60% chance it won't rain tomorrow.
Went to the Y today. Guess I did everything right. Everything hurt except my back. A good hurt if you know what I mean. I"ll sleep good tonight.
Herman sounds like a good work out
well Austin is getting a new bed
Savannah gets her bed on monday
don't know what to do with them race car bed ??? i have to drag them down two flights of stairs LOL
i will most likely donate them to the home for humanity store, just don't know if i can get them in the truck LOl
With a sad heart , Cookie's mom past away today at 5;30 pm. Her mom reached for her and
Cookie told her it was ok to leave . She then went peacefully .
Cookie is doing well considering .
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers ...
I am always at a awe when it comes to the folks here. The ones i have meet and others i have only meet by a computer screen, but no matter . Your all the best form of support for those in need.
I m sure that Cookie feels the same way about you all and more.
Keep her in our prayers
She didn't reach for me, she was really out all day. Her breathing had become much less and there was quite a bit of apnia. I leaned over and spoke in her ear that it was OK to go, we would miss her and I promised to take care of Dad...she didn't take another breath after I said it.
We've had our cry (Oh, I know there will be more) but she is really where we want her to be. Dad of course is having a very hard time.
Almost 2" of rain last night. Good that I mowed the low area Fri night. Water higher than the grass was. Bright sun w/thunder rumbling to the North. Wish I could ship this rain to TX.
A sad day of rememberance for Grandparents Day.
I agree. My grands called me this AM and I talked to them for along time and after I hung up, I thought about 9/11 and neither Ike nor Aggie were even born yet on 9/11/01. It will be a sad chapter in their history books but I wonder if it will ever seem real to them. And then the haunting thought of wondering what horrors lay ahead in their lives. We will never forget 9/11 and I hope nothing ever happens to the USA that will shrink it's importance in our history.
The Colts were getting beat up something awful, so I had to quit watching. I hope you all have a nice Sunday evening. Lou
I talked w/ Joyce for quite a while late this morning and she's doing well.
She actually slept in till 9:30. Unheard of for her...lol!
Her Father is doing better after a rocky couple of days. But after 72 years of marriage that's to be expected.
Her Mother's Visitation and Funeral are Tuesday at Otterbein. 1PM for the visitation. Funeral at 2.
Good morning all. We got a small amount of rain here yesterday too...definitely not enough...but it all counts!
I had a big breakfast since I won't get to have lunch today. Cat scan day. Will be glad to have that overwith.
Hopefully can come home and do some work outside in the gardens. They sure do need it!
Marcy hope the scan turns out ok and your in good health. Is this just a routine scan ?
I will try and call Cookie today
life is just crazy at moment .
savannah bed comes today
al is here mowing
i have orders to fill
taxes to file.
learn how to change the ink cartridges ? duh. LOL i got them in there some how LOL
call builder , we are building a barn this Oct.
call suppliers today
call mulch guy
apples are in the dehydrator
start work at apple cider job this week too.
guess i need more coffee
i may find time to eat ?
Beautiful day! Little rain last night. Still too wet to work, so off to the gym. Has anyone seen the e-mail of the container gardens in Tacoma WA? Amazing what one can do with time to work on only one project; and expertise of course. \Herman
She asked me to invite you ALL to a Picnic at Her Place.
Either October 1st or 8th.
She said she's had a horrible Summer and wants to kick back and be surrounded by her Gardening Friends.
So if you are interested in helping to lift Cookie's spirits let me/us know which date works better for you.
Sue...I mentioned earlier I think...maybe you missed it though. I have a tumor under my ear. Dr said it was in the salivary gland.
Had the scan today..but don't see the dr again until the 29th for a biopsy. I imagine they will want to take it out. He said they are most often benign...but can become cancerous..so doubt if he will leave it in..no matter what.
The scan wasn;t too bad...hope the biopsy goes as well as the scan.
Tell Joyce...as far as i know now...either date works for us.
Will be thinking of you Marcy. Just think, you might lose like a 1/4 of an ounce when they get rid of that sucker! LOL
I wouldn't want to tell anyone to plan anything around me but we do not have soccer or volleyball games on October 1st. We do on the 8th. Craig has to work that day. I've not seen Joyce in a good long time! Guess we won't have to worry about her locking her keys in the car...
Goodness, everything seems in decline at the moment. Ric, I'm so sorry abt Wu! There must have been something in the air that weekend: my older sis's dog died that Sat. AM, n then my younger sis had to put her oldest dog to sleep on Sat. Afternoon.Very hard all the way around, tho I have to say I don't miss the incessant barking.
Joyce, what can I say. Your Mom sounds likes grand lady. It sounds like you helped her over to that place on a farther shore but in a greater light. I'm glad for all the time that you had her, but so very sorry for your loss.
Ric, I could work out a deal with him/you, but it would involve coming to help me dig and divide all mine, and then he/you could have as many as you want. I have offered that deal to another person, but don't think she is taking me up on it.
yaawwwwnnnn good morning coffee is on.
i forgot my apples in my dehydratpr last night... very crisp... bummer. they should be ok
they are Cortland apples and i don't like them for drying ... i think they are better for baking and sauce. So i may do sauce with the rest of them.
Well I have since found out we cant come on the 8th...so guess the 1st is best for us.
Sue...I think your apples will be ok...just take a little longer to rehydrate them...lol.
LOL @ Chele! I want to lose more than that..but that's sure not the way to do it!!
Hoping to work outside today for a change! Guess it's supposed to get pretty cool here later this week.
We have some time but it looks like the 1st is pretty much in favor w/ everyone.
I'm getting feedback from other sites too ;-)
I'll get w/ Joyce and see what she thinks.
Bonnie let me run it by Robyn and I'll get back to you.
Oh Marcy you can say Dave's Garden here...
After all Dave and Trish founded them both...
Just can't mention ATP or Cubits at DG... LOL!
Robyn and I joined Bertie and Herb at the Viewing, Funeral and after Gathering today.
It was a wonderful service.
Joyce's Mother Wanda wrote it... or rather set things in motion which her Minister ran with.
Basically it seems she made a tape years back of herself playing the Piano.
On the tape were her and Lloyd's 10 favorite hymns.
4 were used in the Service. Quotes from the lyrics of the others were used in the Sermon.
Daughter and Father are doing well as can be expected.
She has a Wonderful Family and they are surrounding them w/ Love.
I sure wish i could have been there. I just didn't plan it very well. Things got in the way . Jess had some issue's i had to deal with and other things i just couldn't get away from. :(
well i m still working on the garden and getting it ready for spring. I think its more work in fall then in spring ?
waiting for a friend to come visit me. She is touring around and giving people her consulting on nursery indurstry. She was very successful at it and is retired.
well have a good day
Well, if she is retired, she has plenty of time!! That's what everybody assumes. I am retired and busy as ever and still can't get everything done.
Grocery day, then I had a Dr appointment. Got home around 3:00, had to finish a financial statement for church, sat and rested about 30 minutes, and then off to church. Just now getting home. I am extra tired tonight!
we are going to sell caramel apples and hot cider at farmers market this month and next.
proceed's to to help unwanted animals and buy supplys for our local animal shelter.
Savannah's idea. :) LOL
i may do some baked goods also. see if i can get my pie's and cakes out and some dumplings.
lots of rain today
I'll try to be here more often...I'm spending a lot of time with Dad who's having a very, very tough time right now. He has decided to stay in Independent Living with a few additions to his day. He will have help with his meds each morning, be wearing a "Lifeline" pendent and eat his evening meal at the main campus by way of shuttle. So pray for us that soon he will get the hang of things and settle some. Your prayers have meant so much to us...keep em coming!
Once again I am begging for donations for JDRF Walk for a Cure. It is the juvenile diabetes research foundation and it's a very worthy cause.
You can donate online here just put in my name (Joyce Thomas) and Jordyn's team name (Jordyn's Jammers). Any and all amounts are appreciated and helpful.
Watching it rain here this morning. I think I could go back to bed and sleep for a week.
Dad's still at the nursing home. I'm actually hoping that he'll be home for Thanksgiving. He's progressed to the point that he can walk across the room with his walker and can get up out of a wheelchair and transfer to the bed. He still has some trouble getting his feet to swing around to get out of bed. Actually, I'm not sure he could do that before he went in the hospital as he'd spent the last 10 years sleeping at night in a recliner because it made his back hurt less.
Markets are still pretty strong. I'm not finding much time to make my corn relish or my salsa. I guess that may have to wait until January.
Turnips and kale are up. Bonnie, how does your DH get an even stand. Does he sow them in a row or broadcast them?
Well, I took Carly to see the Ortho this morning. She's sporting a cast for the next two weeks then we can see about physical therapy. At any rate, she'll be down for 4-6 weeks so can't complete her volleyball and soccer seasons. This is super bad news for both teams, but mostly volleyball. She's been scoring 8-15 points most games and starting for both matches. :( Hopefully she'll be recovered in time for basketball.
Tell Carly, if she has to be injured, it did nothing to her sense of fashion. Love the green cast!
Janet, DH broadcasts his turnip seed, with one of those little seed sowers that you carry with straps on the shoulders, and he goes over the patch 2 times, and he always has an even stand of turnips, greens, or whatever. He has used it to do a cover crop on the garden, but anything bigger, has to have the tractor mounted one. His turnips are already up. Sowed about 3 weeks ago. The first 2 weeks without a drop of rain, and I really don't see how it germinated.
Rained here just about all day. Not complaining, as we really really need it. But was sort of yukky being out in it today.
Does he mix the seed with anything in the sower? My brother says he takes fertilizer that's absorbed a little moisture and mixes his seed with that, then broadcasts it. Whatever method I use next year it's got to be better than what I'm doing.
Bought some daylilies yesterday. The woman wanted to get rid of about 30 and made me a good price. Great in fact as they were absolutely huge clumps. And apparently she can't count too because there must be about 40 sacks under my maple tree now. I really have to examine my head. There's weeds in that field up to my neck and now I've got a bunch of daylilies to plant.
Got some tomatoes scalded and canned last night. Just 4 quarts but I need freezer space now and we need some canned tomatoes for ourselves. Also did 6 pints of pickled okra. Got squash pickles yet to do possibly Friday night. Went down to the market and picked up 6 bushels of apples to take to the Louisville market on Saturday. Right now there's no orchard down there so they're selling pretty good. Need to make lemon blueberry cakes tonight.
A co-worker told me about a pear tree in the middle of downtown Frankfort that is loaded with pears that the owner doesn't want. I might have to mosey down there and see if I can get some...
DH sows it every fall. If you need some instructions, let me know and I will ask him what kind, and how much to an acre to sow, etc. It does improve the soil, as when it is plowed in the spring, it will break down and provide added nutrients to the soil. A good idea, instead of just letting the garden spot lie fallow for the winter.
Janet, yes he does mix his seed with 10-10-10 fertilizer. If he were sowing the fall crops in rows he would mark off the row, and then sprinkle the fertilizer into the row first then sow the seed. Mixed in to sow in the grass seeder, it just gives the seed something to cling to, as those seeds are very very fine.
I had jury duty today, and reported at 8:00. Listened to instructions for about 35 minutes and was dismissed, saying we would be notified by letter when we were needed to report again. I get a whole $12.50 for my time.
Herman, haven't gotten the iris planted yet. It has been raining ever since I received them. They will go in the ground at the first break in the rain.
Bonnie your not going to be called for the Michael Jackson case are you ??? LOLLLL sorry i had to say it.
imagine those jurors are not being sequestured ? ok spelling i know
What is that judge thinking !!!
I m thinking of doing cover crops also , just don't know which one
was thinking winter rye but have heard it takes a lot of water and will dry up area's
but mixed with legumes it would help.
got soccer game today
not looking forward to it
i hate driving and the maps are not very good nor are the insturctions given. uhg.
I made 4 pints of hot pepper jam today. First time in about 10 years. probably doesn't seem much to you pros, but to an amateur like me, it feels great. My back woke me up early this AM with a level 8 pain in my right leg from knee to ankle so i knew enough not to do much outside today. A 2 "eye" day, ice and ibuprofen.
Herman, it sounds like it could have been a 1/2 pint day if you were a drinking person. Making jelly whether in small or large quantities is an achievement. Congrats to you.
Seems like the weather plays a big part in my back pain. The last couple of days with rain has been very painful from the moment that I get up. You just take care of it the best way you can, and try to go on.
Sue, no way would I want to sit on that trial. I haven't been hearing much about it, but it would seem that with such a high profile case, the jurors would be the guest of the county/city for the duration. How is the sweets sales going at market? Is what the orchard sells real cider, or is it apple juice? I don't know what the difference in processing is, but there sure is a difference in taste.
My religion class was today. We have online assignments every day, then meet once a month for testing over the material we have covered. Out of 300 questions, I had 5 wrong, and should have known the answers to those. It is going well, and only have 2 more months left to go.
Anyway, I want to tell you how you can have your own
greenhouse, almost at not cost at all. Here's how you do
it. The country side is littered with used, broken down
trampolines. You know, the ones that people put in their
backyard for the kids to bounce on? Those trampolines only
last so long, then all the bouncy parts tear, beak and or
fall off. All that's left is the metal frame.
The frame is a steel circle right? So if you take half of
the frame and turn it up perpendicular to the ground, you
have a low hoop. You'll have to cut the legs off, then use
the legs to make the hoop higher. Just get a short piece of
pipe that's a smaller diameter and use the short pipe to
connect the legs you cut off to the hoop part by sliding
the smaller pipe into the ends of the hoops, and also into
the end of legs.
Bingo! You have a hoop. One trampoline makes two hoops,
but if you really look around, maybe an ad on Craig's List
or FreeCycle I'm sure you can find more trampolines that
people would love to get rid of.
Once you have all the hoops you want, drive some pipes in
the ground, slide the hoops over the pipes, attach a 2" by
6" board along the bottom. Pull a piece of heavy duty
plastic over the hoops and using wooden lath strips secure
the plastic to the 2" by 6" boards.
Presto! You have your very own backyard greenhouse.
I know this sounds complicated, and it is a bit of a manly
project, or a project for a true "gardening girl", but it
does work. So go hunting trampolines and get started.
I saw this on another site and thought it might be of interest to someone
Hey, Herman, that would work. I may just have to scout trampolines this winter. I see them all over the place here, and they would probably be glad to have somebody remove them from their property!! Thanks!
Checking in to say Hey to everyone. We've been a little puny over here, passing some sort of GI bug back and forth. My entire Kroger bill is in chicken noodle soup & saltines.
My backyard neighbor who has the gorgeous gardens has his house up for sale :-( It's hard to imagine that the next owners could possibly make it any better, or more generous with plant trades.
I've decided to definitely remodel my island beds. I want to combine a couple beds into one large one in the back. It'll be easier to water & fertilize, & hopefully to keep deer at bay. Probably won't even get started on it until next year.
DS is shrieking that we have a bird in the house. Better get to it before the cats do!
If I weren't so old and arthritic I might try that greenhouse idea. I managed to get the front lawn cut. Mower broke but the neighbor had the part. Found 2 thieves in front. Chickadees just about stripped a sunflower, but they said "Thank you" I think. Didn't have my hearing aids on. 70's today Iris is showing color.
All the news from Lake Woe- is- Me.
Bonnie, A bird in the house is a shrieking matter if you have three cats interested in taking care of it & said bird is flying (alternately) into screens & walls. Bird ended up getting wounded before I could open the right door for him, then hid for a couple hours (I'd put that cats outside by this point), then was finally flushed out by a cat when I let them back in. The saying is true: you can't herd cats.
We had, between midnight & abt 10 AM, 4.72 inches of rain. I had water in the basement, but not sewer backup. It was located along one wall, so I need to check the foundation at that end.
Has anyone in Cincy seen any Cortland or Empire apples? I know you don't like them, Sue! But they hold up really well in fruit salad & aren't so sticky sweet that you feel like you should have emergency insulin on hand just in case.
Pat i love the Cortlands. THey are one of my fav's.
the season of apples was not a good one. so they were in short supply.
apple cider has no added sugars and not pasturized unless in a grocery store.
apple juice has added sugars ect... and is pasturized.
glad ot hear the bird got out Pat LOL hearding cats ...
Herman nice idea on the GH . Hope you can get some of them aches and pains to heal up for you soon.
Has anyone seen or heard from Di ?
I'm still among the living here!
Pat...we have a woodstove in our kitchen...and it is directly across from our back door. Well...a while back..(long while back!!) our chimney cap blew away...so every so often a starling seems to get into our stovepipe. They are quite noisy when they fall into the stove!
Dave stands with a broom..to the side of the stove..I open the doors, and the bird flies right to the light from the opened door..and out he goes.! Of course our kitty stands guard too..lol.!
I did get to work outside some yesterday..and hoping to do so today too.
We didn't get near the rain a lot of folks did...only a little over 2 inches here.
Still..everything is good and soggy!
Herman...love your sense of humor...cracks me up too!
Try to get a robin out of a garage with an open overhead door. Bird only knows up, over the door, not down and out.
a friend had a starling come down into the wood-burning range. He put a cage over a lid hole and when the bird came out made a pet of it. Sang beautifully, too.
With so much unhappiness out there I am happy to bring a smile or two. Just wish I were closer.
Well, we had more rain overnight, not a lot, but still it is keeping the farmers from cutting tobacco that desparately needs to be in the barn.
DH went to to Indiana the Amish settlement with his DB this morning, and I have just been piddling around. Decided this afternoon that I would call to see when I could get in to get a massage. Surprise, they had a cancellation so at 4:30 I was on the table letting Ms Betty work her magic. Feel so much better. You cannot imagine who tight the muscles in your back and neck get until they start to work those muscles.
Tomorrow of course is grocery/errand day. I have some clothing that I bought in Louisville about 2 weeks ago that needs to be returned. So will go early, make a trip down there, and then on the way back get my groceries.
Marcy, did you have the surgery to remove the tumor from below your ear? I assume if you have had it, it went well.
Weather liars are telling me that we can expect frost Friday night. Not quite ready for that. Need to get the furnace checked, and DH bought one of those small propane heaters so we could use that when the power is off. I called the gas company today and asked them to send someone to hook it up to the big propane tank, otherwise we have to use those little cylinders that you use for a gas grill.
Also had called a contractor to see if I could get him to come give me estimates on new windows. He will be here Thursday. Also pricing a new shower. I want one of those with the lower sides so that when I get to the point I can't raise my leg high enough to step over the side of the tub, I will have the easy in shower to use.
its raining here
started about 20 min ago
got the EE's in the GH
still have a few more big ones to get in there, dry them out and store for the winter
Has anyone seen or heard from Di ?
tomorrow is cider day.
today was grocery day and bill paying day.
LOL Herman i keep seeing the movie " Cougar Hunters " on the shelves at Walmart LOL
well the MJ trial has begun . That is all the news i think we will be seeing for the next 6 months ! uuhhhg.
I may need to stock up on some books. just nuffin on the boob tube anymore.
I did record Fiddler On The Roof. that is one of my fav's.
If i were a rich man yadda yadda yad a dah daaaaaah
Bonnie, I think that's an excellent idea on the shower. We had my MIL's reworked a couple years ago. Put the hand rails and a lift up/down spa seat in it. At 90 she's able to get in and out of the tub with no assistance where if she still had the tub she's have a heck of a time. I wish my parents had that. I don't know if the money's there for them to redo it unfortunately.
Dad has a MD appt. tomorrow. The wheelchair accessible bus won't take an appt. past 1:00 so the nursing home wanted to know if we were taking him or if they needed EMS. The therapist thought he could get in and out of a car so Monday evening we had a trial run. He got in just fine so he rode with me while I took Mom home. First time he's been on the farm since the middle of June. I think he was very pleased with the trip. I think I'll ask him if he wants to do it again tonight. I can sit there in the nursing home and visit or I can load them both up in the car visit while we're driving and give him a change of scenery.
Got my zucchini relish started last night and the squash pickles in the jar. Then a bull got out and DD and I had to take a turn around the pasture with him. Chasing black bulls in the dark is not my idea of ways to comfortably spend my time. Thankfully our little black cow dog came flying in out of nowhere and he decided it was time to go back to his ladies and bed down for the night. We don't call her Zip for nothing!
Janet, we had a bath chair that allowed me to sit from the outside and swing my legs into the tub when recovering from knee surgery. The seat extended part in and part out. with the back rest on the in part.
Luckily got it in a yard sale for $5 even tho we didn't need it at the time.
Finally, a bloom!
Herman, is that the same type Iris you sent me? If so, looks like it is a standard bearded iris. Will probably have to move where I put them, as I have the tall bearded, and will want this one to be in a spot where it can be seen.
Did the grocery/errand thing today. I needed to run to Louisville to return some sweat pants I bought on my last trip there. I stopped at Penney's and they had a super sale going on. I bought 3 prs of dress pants and two sweaters. I don't think I have bought any dressy clothes since I retired. Guess this means that I need to clean out my closet and get rid of some things in the section that I call the "hope section". Leaving them hanging there hoping that I will lose weight and can wear them again!!
No Bonnie...just today having the biopsy. Then I suppose they have to send that to a lab to get the results...then..not sure what happens??????? It's been rather nerve wracking ...all this waiting...and not looking forward to a needle in my neck either. Of course they will have to use another needle to numb it...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bonnie, that is it. Has more buds lower. Glad I had other fall bloomers to go with it to prove I didn't photoshop it even tho I don'] know how. I thought the same about my size 34 pants when I came back home and glad I kept some. I bought a pair of work jeans at SA size 36 and without a belt they will end up on my ankles. Fashionable?
Marcy, be happy you don't have a prostate.
LOLLLLLL Herman!!! Sounds like my hubby...that's what he says about suspenders too!!
And I AM thankful I don't have a prostate...loll!!
The needle biopsy wasn't really all that bad. He numbed it first...only felt pinpricks then. Then he took at least 5 samples from different places in the tumor. I did feel an aching sensation at different times...but it wasn't bad. They will be sent to Indianapolis for testing. I was supposed to have an appt. next week...but looking at the card..i see the girl gave me two weeks from now..geez. Going to call this morning and get it changed ..hopefully!
He said the tumor was pretty large...but depending upon whether or not it is cancerous...that depends on how extensive the surgery will be. There will definitely be surgery though. It needs to come out...no matter what.
Today it is a little sore..but not bad.
Hoping to go to Joyce's tomorrow!!!
Marcy, glad you got through that okay. I'm sure hoping you are still coming, too! Esther and Bob said they were coming also. Jules is trying to come. Anyone else here going to make it? Bertie will be here and the last I heard Ric and Robyn, too. It may be a small group...hope I didn't run everyone off with that weed remark!
Good news for me today. I had my appt. with the ortho surgeon and the screw will be coming out on Thursday the 6th! Yea! Still no wait on my foot until those stitches come out in two weeks, so it will still be the middle of Oct. before I can start my therapy to walk again. I'm really so ready.
Today is Bertie's birthday...she's...oh, oh...better not say. She's at least as old as I am!
Joyce, it is good to hear from you. I know that you will be glad when the screw and stitches come out and you can start to relearn to walk. Hope you are able to get that accomplished before the snow flies, as walking with a walker on cane on snow or ice just isn't what you want to be doing this winter. Hehehe, 29, yep, guess I will have to tell Maggie about this, as we thought we were about the same age!!
Sorry, I won't be there this weekend. Just too long in a car, and convincing the DH to drive me would be like getting in touch with Santa Claus this time of year. He is working in tobacco, and everybody knows that getting the crops in comes before anything. I will be thinking of you.
This afternoon we got the cover on the pool. Very windy, and I was sure that we couldn't do it, but surprised me. After we did that, DH decides that we need to check the furnace and see if we will need a furnace guy to come. The furnace is 18 years old, and was making some strange noises when we turned it off last spring. Well, anyway, it is making worse noises, but he thinks he can fix it. The motor on the fan, although working, is making a racket. Guess that is better than having the whole furnace to go shot. The upshot is we have the pilot light lit, and I think that will be enough to keep the chill out of the house, as it is supposed to be in the 30's this weekend. I know we will have more warm weather, after this front moves through. I am just so not ready to think about heat, and winterizing the vehicles, and etc, etc.
We have somebody coming on the 8th to put in 2 windows that are in pretty bad shape. Guess they are on the side of the house that gets all the rain etc. He is also redoing my bathroom. Our bathtub has a crack in the bottom, and it has been there for years. DH did patch it, but I know that water has leaked and probably rotted some of the floor. I am getting one of those low profile shower enclosures, with a seat, and get this, a foot rest!! Now what do you need a foot rest for in the shower? Well, anyway, it will be nice to have a nice new bathroom. Of course, I will have to paint and redecorate, but this is as good excuse as I can think of to do it.
LOL Michele! I did call ...and told her he wanted to see me next week...and i wanted to see him too...lol. Don't want to sit n stew for two weeks! So the appt is changed to one week from today...friday the 7th.
Yesss..we are coming Joyce. Just tell me that you have heat and we dont have to eat outside..ok??????? LOL..I'm a wuss with cold weather anymore!!
Ok..heading to bed so I can get up in the morning...nite all!!
You guys have fun without me ;) This is football, aka traffic direction, season for DH so I need to do everything that's happening in our lives, and one of my coworkers has been out of work since August, she had back surgery, and we all pick up 1-2 shifts per week to cover her hours. Annnnnd...my last outdoor soap/candle show is tomorrow, so I need to prep for that.
Carly is still in a cast until Wednesday, then we find out about physical therapy. The should be able to let us know then if she is down for 2 more weeks or 4 more weeks. Originally they said 4-6 weeks but I don't know if that includes the cast time. Her team finally won a game today. It's the fourth that they have played without her. Her soccer team has not won a game since the game she got hurt.
I'm hoping this cool weather goes away quickly. We still don't have heat because of the air condition not working, since we are on a heat pump system. I filled out paperwork with the county to see if we are going to be able to get some help. That is about the only help they offer anymore as the funding was cut with the agency that normally helps with housing expenses.
Craig's job goes full time permanent on October 9th. Seriously happy for that! I did just find out they are bi-weekly pay so he's going to miss a pay week this month. Argh. Hopefully I can get the utility companies to cut me a break until we can get straightened out. We're still trying to get the water bill adjusted for the leak we had in June! Right now our water bill is riding at about $300 until they adjust off the month that it jumped to $180 in one day. I still don't understand why rural water is so high when you don't pay for sewage??
I have a big pot of Cincinnati Recipe Chili on the stove so we can have 4-5 ways tonight. It sounded good and smells so good! I guess if there's any left, we may have to have "Skyline" dip tomorrow. Craig had to work today and Carly watched her team play this morning. That's about all we have going on this week due to the Brown County fair. Kristenne is home this week for that but goes back to Melissa's after school Monday. It's going to be a very rough week at their school as they lost a very popular senior in a car wreck yesterday. :( Melissa is really down. I saw sadness sweep over Kristenne when I told her last night. Next week is homecoming week with the dance on Saturday. Such a shame.
So sorry you couldn't make it Rebecca and Michele. We had a great time..great food..great friends and conversation! We DID eat your shares of the food however! LOL!
Hope Carly doesn't have to have that cast on too long..those aren't fun...even if they are green!
I remember my daughter having a broken leg at the beginning of one summer..clear through to October! 3 different casts...lots of therapy. It was worth it I guess...as that leg is now straighter than her other one...and she has no limp.
Rebecca...that's wonderful that you all cover for your co worker like that..even though I'm sure it manages to put some of you out a bit.
Well..think I best get moving here..things to do...places to go...people to see...LOL!!!
Bet the get together was great. How was the weather? It was danged cold here!!
Turned on the furnace and discovered that we both had forgotten over the summer that the fan was making a noise. So, DH will have to take the fan and motor off to see if it is a bearing, or needs a whole new motor. So we have been chilly even in the house.
WL's are saying that this week should be in the 70's, so guess we won't need the furnace, but it will be repaired to be ready to be used when it turns chilly again.
Chele, so sorry to hear that news. It is so hard for teenagers to deal with the death of one of their own age. I guess they just think that death is something that will happen in the future, and just aren't concerned with how to handle it now. Although a hard and sad lesson, one just the same. We never know when something like this will happen, so we need to make the most of each moment spent with our friends and loved ones.
I think I am calling it quits on the gardens. Did a bunch of clean up yesterday, and picked the last of the garden goods. DH may want to till it, but that is not my forte.
I think I may make caramel corn even though I missed the party. There is a local popcorn shop that mixes caramel corn, cheddar corn, and extra butter corn, all in the same bag. It's fanfreakingtastic. They have lots of weirdly colored sweet flavors, like blueberry, bubble gum, that sort of thing, but I am more of a traditionalist.
I had never met the young man and Kristenne had talked to him a few times after school but Melissa and her youngest son were very close to him and had spent a lot of time with him. It's going to be a really rough week for them.
Sure does, Ric. I'm moving my indoor plants back indoors, grooming and repotting as I go. When did I get so many plants? lol I've brought in a few friends, those of you on my FB friend list can see the big spider that came in on my aglaonema. Last year, I got a garter snake in the banana plant.
I am going to try and overwinter my King Tut papyrus. Any suggestions? I don't think I should let it go dormant, but he's huge. Taller than me.
Celene we overwinter ours in a tub of water in the Porch GH.
Had a problem last year but it wasn't the technique it was a leak in the tub that we didn't catch.
It went dry and croaked.
Had no problems the year before.
It will die back and reduce in size depending on the amount of light it gets.
Come Spring take a saw and divide it. The roots are that tough. We put 1/4 of it to a pot.
Having an exciting week. Lillie had a tooth pulled yesterday. Just took Carly back to the Ortho to get her cast off. They decided to put on a second one. :( I keep telling her it's better for the long run but that doesn't make her happy about sitting out for 6 weeks. She's already missed almost 3 weeks and she's going to miss tournaments for both too. Bad for her and bad for the team. Good thing gas is cheap as we are running through it this week. LOL Morganne has to go job shadow at a nursing home on Friday then take her STNA on Monday. She's hoping they might offer her a job as she's heard they have three positions open.
Chele, it is hard for teenagers to understand why they need to be in a cast now. In the long run, she is avoiding all kinds of problems later in life. I understand her wanting to play and to help her team. Sitting on the sidelines is just not the same. Is Morganne thinking about an after school job? Or does she graduate early? Pool Lillie losing a tooth. Tell her she needs to drink more milk, and quit the bottled water. My DGD just went to the dentist and had 7 cavities. He told her to give up the bottled water, as there was no flouride in it and that is causing all sorts of problems for younger folks. Better to use your own water with an on the faucet filter than what you buy.
Oh, Marcy, I guess I am just so anxious for you. Please please post when you find out.
I have been on the go since 9:00 this morning. Had a chiro appointment and a massage, then grocery shopping. My sister and I then went to Ft Knox (me driving) to a funeral home visitation. It is a niece by marriage,who lost her mother. My DS's DIL. Then home, cooked a hamburger for supper, then off to Bible Study. Feel like I have been hit with a Mac truck.
Celene, don't let Ric run over you like that. We are just vertically challenged, not short!
Steve Jobs died ... sad... he had a very interesting life.
it just won't be the same. I always enjoyed the fact he lived in North Ca close to where i am from. Apple just won't be the same ?
he was only 56 .
he was very ill . He had a liver transplant.
good looking fellow too :)
sure wish we still had that Apple stock , Dh sold it !
he thinks the stock will tank but i say it will go up !
when ever someone dies or goes to prison their stock goes up
He had Cancer for many years and probably never would have gotten the Liver Transplant had he been a 'commoner'.
Amazingly Amazingly innovative mind.
He was able to find uses for many products that basically had just sat on the shelf, like Xerox's Mouse and Trac-ball, and apply it in a totally new way.
The PC certainly wouldn't be where it is today w/o his ideas.
I'd say Apple will be in serious trouble w/o his vision.
He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004. That led to his liver being damaged. He had the liver transplant 2 years ago. Fortunately, he had the means to travel. The list for organs was much larger in California. Supposedly he was able to get on a much shorter list in Tennessee.
He was an amazing man and an intelligent man. Sadly he fell to the big C like so many others.
I hope future generations will know him as one of the great innovators or inventors of our generation. He should be up there with Thomas Edison , et al., as far as changing the culture of the nations. RIP. Lou
Lou it is said that he will be remembered as " Thomas Edison of this generation. "
sure hope Apple can survive with the new person in lead. That is a big shoe to fill. The pressure sure will be tough.
Funny thing about the headquarters in Cupertino
right across the street behind these really tall, green lush fields of rolling hills is... wait for it... THE CITY DUMP ROFLLLL well maybe not right across the street but very very close to it. Turn right and your at the dump , turn left and your at Apple ?
nice area to live in , ethnic food out the wahhhhzoooo and good too !
taco stands that look like crack houses with the best taco's !!
i remember in the 80's when Apple did the huge layoff of many people. Then it struggled for many years after that. remember when we didn't have texting ???? i mean really ... weird... hard to beleive we communicated at all back then ? how did we ?
I started w/ computers in 1970... Punch Cards LOL!
Some people definitely change the world.
Steven Jobs and Bill Gates have had more impact on this plant than it's even possible to imagine.
As a kid we had the phone, HAM Radio and mail for methods of long distance communication.
Now I can talk to, see, send blueprints, videos and pictures to Sue's husband in China. For basically free!
That is impact!
Due to the PC and easy program options WE are all sitting at home... and here.
cool ain't it !
off to work to press cider
apple sales will be no more come next week
he only had about 20% of his crop this year ,which was good considering many had nothing at all.
i will get my last bushel for baking and sauce this monday . then that will be it for me.
DRAT!!! I had half a post all typed out and I hit something and it all just disappeared!!!!
Taking the day from work to try to get those daylilies in the ground. I know there's at least 40 clumps out there in garbage bags that need to be planted. DH said I can have the grasshopper to mow out the patch so I can at least find stuff. It's pretty wooly out there. I'd hate to get lost.
I got my contractor to get me a heating and cooling fellow to come look about giving me a bid to replace the heating ducts in the other house. A groundhog moved in the crawl space a few years ago and pretty much demolished them. The fellow came out and looked and told me he'd have me a bid by Tuesday. Well, that was a month ago and he hasn't called. Even when the contractor told him to get back in touch with me even if it was to tell me he didn't want to do it. That just burns me. It's ok if he doesn't want to do it. Just say so. Now I've got to find someone else. And the contractor isn't in too big a hurry to get me another name either it seems. Guess I'm on my own. I guess I'm just irritated about it all the way around.
I'm hoping DH gets started on my septic pit here in the next week. He got up there yesterday and cut the hay where it's supposed to go. And I think my electrician is going to get back started. He's not that far off getting done. Got ceiling fans and stove hoods, etc.
Better get to work. Breads in the oven about done.
Janet, people around here complain about there not being work as construction workers. We have called 4 people to come give us estimates on putting in new windows, and only one called back, made an appointment and didn't show up. They are always saying support your local area, well that is well and good to say, what if the local employees could care less about having any business? It burns me too. This is the only time I wish I lived in a big city and had 25 in that business who would come and bid the job.
We are having our bathroom redone, and a local contractor is doing it outside his business hours, working weekends. Now that tells me somebody is needing money, and is willing to work hours that he normally wouldn't work, to do an extra job, and receive extra money. Those are the kinds of people who can't afford to advertise in the papers, or the phone books, but I sure will give him word of mouth referrals.
Your situation sounds very similar, not big enough of a job, etc, etc, cost extra to come out to the country. I would get out the phone book and call every HVAC company there. Just wait until the weather turns cold, you bet they will be johnny on the spot with furnace problems then.
Well, supper has been cooking, and I think it needs my help now!
Checking in after a frantic week of trying to find & sort through pictures for the family reunion. And make timelines & family group sheets, et al. I was trying to make a descendant report on Thomas Slone 1770- 1852, who is my great-gr-gr-gr-grandfather. The report was going to be 79 pages- without any photos. Then the program crashed under the weight of all those descendants! I ended up doing one on just my great-gradfather, & that was 17 pages at that. Then at the reunion, one of my cousins had been on a two weeks tour of Europe, so we ended up looking at their pictures. This cousins wife had several siblings. Their mother diied and they decided that what they really wanted to do was to spend their inheritance on a trip to Europe, all the siblings plus their spouses. They were over the moon about it, said it was the best thing they ever did.
There are only three of the 80 plus year old set left, & one of them is getting a little distant & grumbly. I'm realizing that one of these days I'm going to be the go-to person about the "good old days." Yikes! Today we talked about family scandals. Some were amusing, like the cousin who brought his girlfriend into the bedroom-- which had bunk beds-- without realizing that a much younger cousin was napping in the top bunk. Some were news to me, like the deputy in some southeastern KY county who shot & killed an unarmed man for flirting with the deputy's wife. He never went to trial, which seems pretty hard to justify to me. Then the wife died not too long after that & the husband took up farming, and drinking. (BTW, this was in the earlier days of the 20th century, so all parties are long gone by now.)
The cousin who hosted the reunion is recently retired, and she's still going at warp speed. She not only had a bunch of food, but she had "treat bags" for us, little mini-loaves of cinnamon bread, or banana nut bread, or zuchini bread. Next to that basket was a basket of homemade dog treats, LOL! I'm not sure she can gear down for retirement.
Good morning all.
Yesss...very sad to hear about Steve Jobs! Amazing what he did for this world!
My biopsy test came back inconclusive...duhhhh! We (dave n i)...decided that is purely CMA...he wont say one way or another...! Well..he DID say again...these are usually benign..butttttttttttttttt...can't say for sure...CMA!!!!!
Anyway...i have surgery on the 26th of October...and it is out patient...yayyyyyy!!
However...I won't be able to do much of anything for a while..no lifting..no bending..etc.
The incision sounds pretty awful. He said..he will start at the top of the ear...in front of it...down to the bottom...around the back...up...and then down into the neck! I will have a drain tube in...for a day or so...depending. He said it would take about 1 1/2 hrs...and 2 hrs in recovery.
I forgot to ask if i will be able to eat/chew? Maybe i will lose some weight???
Soooooo... I say...let's get it over with!!
Thanks for all your concern and prayers. They are appreciated!
Marcy, have marked that day on my calendar. Will keep you in my prayers, and hope that the surgery goes well, and that further biopsies prove benign. My nephew had that same surgery it sounds like, and it has a large incision, but it was necessary so that the surgeon could see the nerves and such, and not disturb them. Such a delicate area to work on.
It has been a beautiful day. However, now it is clouding up, and we may see some showers. The weather Liars don't seem to think it will be much, but we are dry and could use some moisture.
I have another epidural tomorrow, so will be away from home most of the day, as they scheduled it right in the middle of the day.
Pat, I hope your family appreciates the research that you are doing/have done on the family. Some are interested, but too lazy to get out and do it, and some take the attitude that it was so long ago, who cares? I am very interested in history, and any story that I can uncover from old records just thrills me. I am currently platting the cemetery in my community. I am gathering information now, and this will be my winter project. DH and I both are on the board of directors, and this is where my parents are buried. The research tools of today are so much more advanced than several years ago, and so much quicker than traveling to old court houses etc and manually gathering the information. However, I enjoy being in the archives and even if it is someone I don't know, there are tales there to be learned.
Janet, have you found anybody to do the duct work? I asked DH if he knew anyone, and he unfortunately doesn't. We had to have our church ducts redone several years ago, and the company that did it, I wouldn't recommend to anybody even building a dog house. It is an old church and the duct work under the church, right on the ground. I know it wasn't the best work situation, but they knew that when they took the job, and they surely did the work, but not without almost ruining the interior.
Bonnie...yes..on the nerves.
I had a choice of hospitals to go to, since we live half way between both..either Wayne hospital in Greenville, Ohio...also known as the bandaid station...lol...or Reid hospital in Richmond, Indiana...which is brand new. He said he would rather do it at Reid since Wayne doesn't have the machine that shows exactly where the nerves are..so he doesn't cut into them! Of course I said..YESSSSS to Reid!!
I guess there is a major facial nerve that runs along side of the ear..and if they cut that he said it would cause paralasys..(
Hmmmm...seems all of the text didnt come thru????? How strange???
Well anyway...Reid DOES have that machine..so that is where it will be done.
And thank you all for the prayers and concern.
Going to work outside today again..trying to get plants cleaned up to bring in, etc.
I finally found some Cortland apples-- at Walmart!-- and then went to Krogers & they had some, too. So now I have more apples than I really have room for. I may have to beg younger sis for some fridge space.
Bonnie, doing the cemetery records may be the nicest thing EVER! It's terrible to wander around a county blindly hoping that time, or vandals, haven't damaged a cemetery beyond understanding-- if you can even find the cemetery in the first place. If you can match it to a ledger book of church burials, so muuch the better. You go, girl!
I've been pondering the family stories that I heard at the reunion. One had to do with a split among the 9 siblings that lasted for some years. I heard varying sides of the story, but it seems that one sib said her mother told her she could have a couch. Another sib thought the same. FInally second sib gave in, called her sister & told her to come pick up the couch, neglecting to mention that she had cut up every bit of the upholstery! I'm not sure what the moral of that story is!
My local Penn-Dutch market always has a good supply of apples, but I only buy a couple of lbs. Not into canning, but I do nuke a couple of baked apples for dessert. Starting to cut bittersweet for the florists. Has to be cut before frost. Good crop this year. Real nuisance, but can use the cash.
It has been a week since we have had rain and the temps have been in the high 70's. If it doesn't get any worse I'll make it through the Winter
Well,Ihave been home from having the epidural since about 4:00 this afternoon. This one was certainly not like the other 3. Hurt all the way home, and when I got home had to take a pain pill and lay down. Have a doosey of a headache too. Hope tomorrow things are back to normal, without the back pain and all the other aches.
Pat, the cemetery project started with just a data base a couple years ago. Then I went to a cemetery in Frankfort to locate a grave and to take a picture for a friend out of state. This is a huge cemetery, and they had the neatest mapping system, and an index to go with it. Since I already had the data base, it is just locating the particular grave and charting it. It will be neat when I finish with it this winter. I will be giving a copy to the historical society and any others who want one. Sure will help with the research. I have over half of it mapped now. I only work on it about 1/2 hour every day. When I take Mr. B for his ride, this is where I go, and I work on it while he is doing his sniffing and looking around.
Old stories, even if they turn out to not be true, certainly are interesting. I don't think it would have been a happy sister who came to pick up that couch! I know there were family stories in my family, but now everybody is gone who knew them, and nobody thought to record them. My great great grandmother and great great grandfather lived in the same county, right on the Ohio river (Lewis County, Kentucky. The paternal side of the family were union supporters, and the maternal side were confederate supporters, so their parents opposed the marriage, and forbid any dating. However, they made an elaborate plan and eloped across the river to Portsmouth, Ohio and got married. They figured if the deed was done, the parents would simmer down and everything would be fine. Well, as far as anyone knows, the parents never did reconcile with their children, and they were even prohibited from attending funerals later on. Sad, but that tells you how deep feelings ran in that time.
Marcy, in telling you about my nephew who had that surgery, his incision was a big one, and he did have a drain for a few days, but it healed without any problem, and no, or very little scarring. Just think if there is scarring, the wonders of makeup if you are vain about it, and the heck with it if you are not. At my age, I don't think external scars would worry me at all. Just be glad that everything turns out benign and that there is not need for further surgery. His turned out that way, and so will yours.
Does anybody know where Lancaster, Ohio is? I know, I am lazy I could get the atlas, or google it! DH is going there with his older brother tomorrow. I am just inquisitive and wanted to know if it is close to an Amish settlement, so I can bug him to bring me back some good baked goods.
Cortland apples, oh, my, I love those. They are a good all around apple, and can be used for many things. We have a new orchard close by, and may just have to visit to see if they have any.
Gosh, Bonnie, that's a far piece away! It's southeast of Columbus. I know there are Episcopalians there (LOL- they're everywhere! they're everywhere!), but I don't know about how many Amish are in that area now. You could have him take the scenic route and go on route 41. In between Cynthiana in Pike county and Bainbridge in Ross county are 2 places. One is JR's, with everything from soup to nuts. That's where I got some great flour for making yeast rolls last year-- Sapphire flour, I think. Good jellies & jams & fresh produce, too. And just up the road from JR's is an Amish or Mennonite bakery. I can testify that EVERYTHING at the bakery is great. You can get sandwiches there too, on a sort of pretzel bread. Some of the ladies may not speak English as their first language, and my Hochdeutsch doesn't extend to sandwich making.
If you get up tomorrow morning and get dizzy & sick if you lift your head, then they might have nicked your spinal cord, which is right next to the epidural space. If so, you should call & let the doc know.
not much going on here
waiting for phone calls
c omputer running slow
got plants to dig and divide
i love Cortlands too.
i got Winesap yesterday
all we have left if the Winesap and Granny smith. when those are gone then we are sold out. :(
we will still have cider to press until Nov.
Bonnie sure hope your pain goes away soon. Feel better. take it easy.
Pat sounds like a great project your doing . i love good history storys
a customer came in monday and he was 100 !!! sharp as a tac and still driving LOL he had great storys to tell.
off and runnining
Pat...I got Cortlands at Walmart too!!
Bonnie...nope..not worried about the scar at all. I don't do makeup...just a lil eye makeup.
Glad to hear your nephew got along ok with his. Not glad to hear about your epidural though.? I never had that happen when i was taking them.
Sue...I met a lady that knows OF you...she doesnt know you personally though. She lives in or near your town. We had gone to an antique show this past Saturday...and that was where I met her. No...can't tell you her name...lol...it didn't stick!
Ok...lunch time here...and then outside to work on plants some more.
Have a wonderful day all!!
Had to make a run to the bank and post office, now I am cooking. I volunteered to make 2 gallon of chili for a benefit in two weeks, so am cooking it today, and will freeze it, that way I will have that out of the way.
I am making an apple pie, from apples I canned last year. And a 1/2 batch of yeast rolls. I dreamed about them last night, so guess to prevent that from happening again, I will make them, and eat several. Now, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!
All this talk about apples, and things made with apples evidently is making me hungry. Celene tell us about your caramel applesauce, it sounds really good.
I also have a mountain of bills paperwork that needs someones attention, oops, I guess that would be me, as DH doesn't even know what kinds of bills come in.
It is looking cloudy, so I guess if I want to walk, better get to that right now.
LOL Sue! She remembered seeing your sign out for plants. Also remembered about your log home...and that you lived close to the soccer field?
Well...just a few more plants to clean up...and then all are ready to bring inside..that are coming in. Too many as always!! Just keep thinking about the cost of them...and want to save a bunch for next season...lol! Like...angel wing begonias...diamond frost...uhhh...a big dark red grass.. It's an annual..but someone told me if I cut it way back..it might winter over?
So have to try it! Dave is gonna hate me...lol!
well apple season will be done by friday.
all he has left if granny smith
then cider pressing will be done on the 24th
i think i wouldn't be able to do a heavy season ... just don't have the energy this year ?
i feel sorry for my boss, he broke even this year. but he is a retired school teacher sooooo he has a good retirment and is military. Its a lot of work to do for no money ... i may give him one of my jap maples. to say thank you.
things are good here
Marcy, you are a brave soul. I said long ago, if it can't take my winters, it don't belong here, cause it ain't gonna live inside (a small house) in the wintertime. I know I did it for years, but finally just decided I didn't have the energy to carry everything in in the winter, then back outside in the spring.
Had lunch with Janet today, and it was good to see her. I think we have lots in common, of course gardening being the first thing.
This is the first day in a couple of months that I have not had even one tinge of back pain. So evidently this epidural was a very good one. Supposed to go again in 3 weeks for the 2nd in the series, then will wait until I just have to have another one, as I can only have 3 in 6 months. So spacing them out may help with the pain at the very end of that six months.
Sue, I still need to get to the orchard to see what is left. The new orchard by me is only open on Fri, Sat and Sun, so will get there this weekend. Was looking at apples in the store, and holy moley, I can't afford to buy many there at the price they asked.
DH came in the other night with 2 five gallon buckets of pears. Most of them is going to another lady, so I don't have to worry about putting any up. Will bake a few, but that is all.
DS is taking a personal day off school Friday & we're going to drive around looking at leaves. Will probably go out to Pike & Highland counties. I'll probably have to tell her to put the child locks on in the car so that I don't jump out at the sight of a cemetery or courthouse. Very hard to go that direction and not do any genealogy (sigh).
I have to apologize to anyone that I promised leucojum (summer snowflake) bulbs to. I don't think I'm going to get any more clumps dug up and separated this fall. Next year?
defoecat, I am going to have a "pear weekend" after my apple weekend last week. One of my friends gave me a clothes basket full of ripe pears, they're too big and ripe for pickled pears, but I'm going to make pear and ginger preserves with brandy. I think it's a hint, I made this last year from pears she gave me, and I gave her a couple of half pints of preserves :)
I'm also bringing in plants, and striking cuttings of things I don't necessarily want to pot up and bring in. Some plectranthus, coleus, etc. I got some of the nicest seed coleus from a couple of local places, even though they're not a special variety, I'd like to keep them. I just put cuttings in one of the 48 plug trays, they'll be fine till maybe February.
Ric, I saved you some Aristolochia elegans seed, I seem to remember you wanting some.
Celene, I tried coleus cutting in the fall and all they did is form flower buds. What did I do wrong?
I made 2 1/2 pints of fig jam tonight. At least I got that right. Enough left over for my toast tomorrow. Yummm!
Only thing I've brought in was my 2 azaleas. Florist types, not hardy. had them for about 4 years. Hanging plants, figs and brugmansias still to go. Need to make more pepper jam now that the dragons are ripening. Cold front coming in so that might not happen.
Two more Iris have buds. First scape had 6 buds, 4 have opened. Anemones have lost their petals. Time to put the flowers to bed for the winter. Not much left.
Oh, Janet, wished I had seen your info early today. I had to be out today, and there is a new orchard that I have been meaning to visit, so got the chance today, and bought some very nice ones. They have about 6 or 7 varieties. I will be canning them to use as pie filling this winter. That was about what I paid for mine. Are you selling them, or another vendor?
Celene, last week I cleaned the garden out, and got enough green and red bell peppers to make some more pepper relish. All of the squash are gathered and situated, except may have to move some cushaw if it gets really cold early.
Was looking through my recipes tonight, and found a sweet potato muffin. Since our crop was very bountiful, will be making some.I got this recipe years ago from a pastor's wife, I had eaten some she made, and they were good, but I don't believe that I have ever made any.
Janet, FYI, since we talked about this Wednesday, I took all the bathroom stuff back today, and special ordered what I really wanted. It will be in by October 31, so not very much of a delay. Yeah, now, I like it from the start, so will probably live with it until I die. A funny (now) story. There were 5 big boxes that I needed to return. When I got to Lowes, only had 4 of them, but thought maybe DH had set one off the truck and forgot to put it back on. You know what the wind was like today, well while a very nice worker at Lowes was helping me with my order, another employee came back to the bathroom department and was telling the guy that was helping me about someone finding a Lowes box in the highway, undamaged, and wondered if they would try to track down who it belonged to. Well, it was that 5th box, and it had left the truck about 8 miles from home. Instead of going to pick it up and return it today, I just stopped by and picked it up on the way home and will return it the next time I am at Lowes. I think they need to give us a cot and access to a bathroom and a kitchen, as we seem to be spending a lot of time there!!
I am going to the farmer's market this morning, and two of the farms have "seconds" vegetables, I may try to make chow chow too. My husband had never heard of it before, and our former neighbor at Ft. Benning sent me some that she made, he thought we were messing with him. Tressie made the best chow chow...
Bonnie, what a riot! You are so lucky that it was found and undamaged. You should get a frequent buyer discount for all the time there. It rained really hard Thursday on our way home and the sun was shining in front of us. The largest most defined rainbow came out behind us. We stopped and ate at Cracker Barrel and avoided the rush hour traffic at Louisville. Had a nice day and I'm so glad we could meet up and spend some time together. Lou
Bonnie, that box story is a sermon illustration par excellence!
DS & I had a wonderful trip Friday. We meandered around back roads, but still managed to cover a lot of territory. We hit Bown, Adams, Clermont, Highland, Pike and Ross counties. STopped in Waverly & ate at an old restored hotel from the canal days, called Emmit House. It's a restaurant and bar nowadays, & they have the best home fries on the planet.
We were going for fall color, but found fewer reds than before. Not sure if it was the weather cycles this year or what, but it was still gorgeous. I showed DS some areas that our gr-gr-gr-grandparents had lived & she was impressed with the views. Lots of cornfields with views of rising mountains in the background. We stopped at the Amish general store and bakery and then my sister voluntarily stopped at a cemetery!!!!! One set of my great-great grandparents, and one set of great-great-great grandparents are buried there, but it was very upsetting. It hadn't been mowed well, and the gravestones were covered with tall weeds. If I hadn't been there 4 or 5 years ago, I would never have been able to find the graves. There used to be an active church next to the graveyard, but it's now an empty building and deteriorating fast.
Well, I guess I'll have to comfort myself with a piece of black raspberry pie that I got at the Mennonite bakery. Yum!
Pat I am glad that you had a wonderful day. That is so sad about the cemetery. Some of the church cemeteries and family cemeteries end up that way, unless there is a concerted effort to make sure that it is taken care of. This area has had wonderful success with the Historical Society mapping cemeteries, and if they are unkept and overgrown, they make all kinds of efforts to locate living relatives that will undertake the care of it. That can be done by contacting other relatives, and if they all pitch in a small amount of money each year, it will ensure that it is at least mowed and that the stones are visible.
Hadn't thought anything in my life would be worthy of a sermon illustration, guess I was so wrapped up in the moment that it hadn't occured to me.
The class today was excellent. It covered baptism and communion. (I will not be able to do either) but it was the history part that was intrigueing. I didn't know for example that the Methodist (which I am) do not really think that a second baptism is necessary.
We are having a guest speaker tomorrow, as our regular pastor and wife are on vacation. We have a favorite of guest speakers, and he will be filling in tomorrow.
Pat sounds like a wonderful day. I have heard of the Emmit house on a PBS program I think .
to bad about the cemetarys. Today no one seems to want to do extra anymore ?
one of our local churches didn't do there apple dumpling sale since the one who organized it died . TO bad no one else wanted to do the work ? out of all the folks in the church ... no one wanted to do it ? i find it hard to beleive but ???? its not my church, nor do i go to church anymore.
apple season is winding down to a close this coming week.
FIL is coming over and we need to do some things. but its sure windy out and cold.
Any baptized person can administer the sacrament of baptism in an emergency. It's etiquette that you won't do it if there's an ordained elder around, but you can do it if necessary! And second baptism--- the dean of my seminary explained to us that baptism was a sign of the new covenant just as circumcision was a sign of the old. He then asked the class if anyone felt it necessary to undergo a second circumcision. No volunteers.
Kentucky tends to take very good care of their cemeteries.
Sue, that's too bad about the apple dumpling lady. Church attendance is down almost everywhere. Not sure if it's the fallout from all the sexual abuse scandals or what, but lots of people are disillusioned with the church, or the worship style, or the belief system, or all of the above.
Here's the disused church next to the cemetery.
Pat, you can tell that is a very old church, as it has the two doors. One for the men, one for the women. That is a shame to let the church go into such disrepair.
Several years ago some concerned neighbors got together and saved a church in our community from falling completely down. The roof was about gone, but the structure frame wise was sound. So hired a person to oversee the rebuilding, and he set the example for any volunteers, he didn't take a dime for his work, and the volunteers didn't either. They held fundraisers as need to buy building material, and they now hold services twice a month in it. It is the church where DH's parents met, and they are buried in the cemetery around the church. DH oversees the mowing of it now, he doesn't do the mowing himself, but hires someone to mow, and does it with money that is given as donations. Sometimes it looks like there will not be enough to mow it again, and the money just appears. The Lord knows what we need before we even ask.
Pat did you mean the sacriment of communion?, as you go on and talk about baptism.
Man! Windy and cold down here today. It misted most of the day and was miserable the rest. The youngest and I went to the tomato patch for the last of the green tomatoes as it's supposed to frost either tonight or tomorrow night. Got about 5 bushel for relish and was getting ready to leave the garden and happened to look at a late green bean row that had been picked last week. I figured it was done but 2 bushels later I determined that maybe it wasn't. Glad I took a look but it surely was cold.
Took yesterday off and worked on the doors up at the house. The heating and cooling fellow hasn't given us a bid yet and it's been a week. Course we didn't ask when we could expect one. I guess if I don't hear from him by the end of the week I'll call the next one on the list. Bonnie, have you found someone to do your windows?
Bonnie, your granddaughter is growing up beautifully!
Things are going about the same here. Craig's job went full time as planned on October 9th. Completely smooth transition aside from the paycheck he won't get this week. LOL It's okay, we'll be fine now that I again have a regular schedule and pay rate. Sometimes I wish all companies paid the same because all the changing has made me batty. Of course, the *normal* person doesn't change jobs/payroll companies 4 times in a year...
We're still waiting to hear back from the county about fixing the bathrooms and heat. Luckily it hasn't been unbearably cold yet.
Carly got her cast off yesterday. She's in a brace now for 2 weeks and starts physical therapy tomorrow.
Soccer tournaments start this weekend. Jazzi's team is undefeated. This is going to make tournament games very exciting and stressful. One loss now and they are out. If they continue, we could be headed to state again and not finish games until November 20th. Maddie's team also has tournaments this weekend but her team hasn't done very well. Carly's team does not have tournaments until next weekend and they haven't done well either. Coach got stuck with 19 kids which is way too many. Volleyball is over so I'm not running Morganne and Carly for that. Basketball practice/conditioning started 2 weeks ago but Carly can't start yet. Kristenne is still staying with Melissa during the week and home on the weekends.
I guess that's about all that is going on here other than rain and cold. LOL
rain and cold here also.
ordered some fig tree's Chicago Hardy variety
couldn't get much done today outside
had a builder come and we talked about the barn. I am hoping the gambriel style is in our budget ...
color is red with white trim and green roof.
that will be our new store front also.
we may go solar on the barn. but next year.
hope i m not out of line here but thought i could share my uncle's obit .
Visitation None Scheduled
Funeral Saturday, October 29. 4:00 PM
Interment Kobe, Japan
Born December 27, 1925
Died October 14, 2011
Rev. Malcolm Ramsey Carrick, 85, passed away Friday evening, October 14th, 2011, at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, Kentucky.
Mr. Carrick was born in Portland, Oregon on December 27th, 1925, and was raised from the age of eight in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Park College in Parkville, Missouri and San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California.
Following his ordination as a Presbyterian Minister in 1950, he was commissioned by the United Presbyterian Church USA to be a missionary in Japan. During his language school year in Kyoto, he met his wife to be, Jean Holmes, who was a commissioned missionary in Japan with the Presbyterian Church US. They were married in Kobe, Japan in November of 1951.
Malcolm and Jean began their years together in the city of Hamamatsu. In 1964 they moved to the Kobe area where, for the rest of their years in Japan, they helped found three congregations in the neighboring communities of Suzurandai, Oike, and Kawanishi. Upon their retirement in 1990, they moved back to the United States, eventually settling near one of their sons in Berea, Kentucky in 1992.
The Carricks quickly made Berea their home, and touched the lives of nearly everyone they came in contact with. They had a special way of interacting with those around them, and made many friends in the community. They could both regularly be seen at Berea Hospital where they were volunteers.
Mr. Carrick was preceded in death by Jean, his wife of 59 years. He is survived by his four sons, Andrew, Alexander, Timothy, and Thomas and their spouses; twelve grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
According to their wishes, Mr. & Mrs. Carricks ashes are to be interred in Kobe, Japan, in the communal cemetery plot of the Suzurandai Church. A memorial service for the Rev. Carrick will be held at the Journey Community Church in Richmond on Saturday, October 29th at 4:00pm. All who touched their lives are welcome to attend.
Sue, what a beautiful obituary. I am sure that he would have liked that. I admire people who are able to minister to different people, different cultures, and be right at home with them. I am sure they did much good in their lifetimes.
Chel, that is good news about Carley. I am sure that she is more than ready to be free from the constraints of casts and braces. Sure hope she will take it easy if she is able to play. Job situation sounds good, and I am hoping that you will be able to get the help you need to make the bathrooms usable, and have heat for the winter.
Janet, oh, my, what a haul you have. Will you be selling the produce at market? Yum, bet those green beans will be a hit. Yes, I found someone to do the windows. Wayne has a cousin who is part owner of Greater Louisville Aluminum Company, which among other things make windows. We happened to think of him, and called and he came out and did the measuring, and the windows will be ready (special order) by the end of the week. An employee of that company will be coming to install them. He did give us a price on the whole house, but DH (and his aversion to spending money) decided we would replace the 2 that absolutely have to be replaced now, and see about the others this spring. That will work, anything to keep the cold air out of the house this winter. He has also called a guy to come put down the laminate or hardwood, and he is ready to start anytime. I need to get my but in gear and go look at the flooring choices and buy it.
Lou, seems that our day out really brought the bad weather! We have had a misty rain since Tuesday. Just absolutely nasty if you have to be out in it. DH is itching to go again, but I haven't checked to see when Keeneland closes. May just have to go to Churchill. Hope you all are escaping the rain and the chill there.
We are taking a short trip Monday and Tuesday of next week. Going to Sugarcreek, Ohio, to an Amish settlement. We went there last year, and had a good time, and ran into some Amish friends that we didn't know lived there now. He is the person who built the first EdenPure heater. They are rolling in money, but you can't tell it from their lifestyle. Granted it is more luxurious than the normal Amish, but they give no indication of their wealth. Will be bringing back some cheese from a Cheesery there. We bought just a bit when we were there, and didn't realize how good it was until we were home, and wished we had some more. I am sure that we could have ordered, but I will be bringing back plenty this time. And lots of Amish baked goods. Yum, everything you can think of.
Janet, still no one to look at the duct work in your current house? I heard of an individual here that may be interested in doing it. Let me know.
Bonnie, now you are getting into my part of the country. A couple of suggestions; The best bulk food store is the Ashery in Fredricksburg, Rt 241 South of Mt Eaton. Unless you want to spend another day, keep DH away from Lehmans Hardware in Kidron. Non-electric appliances and all sort of tools like your Grandparents used. The Ashery has spices and foods in bulk at great prices. The wife and I went many times. She was a great cook. Huge I/c cones there, too.
Two and a half of rain so far this week,, but the basement drained nicely. No frost in sight, but I'm starting to pick peppers. Had a great fig crop. Made jam and dried some. Picked 5 today. I bought a used shredder to get rid of garden debris and branches from cleaning the back 40. Now, please no more rain for a few days. Not gonna happen.
thanks Bon's on the nice words. He was a very interesting person .
sure wish i could meet up with you all on your visit but its just to busy time here for us :(
sure hope the weather gets better for you all . so hubby can get out and play.
work was ok
monday is my last day.
got 10 eggs today !
Tomorrow night is our big fish fry. Last count 82. Of course there are always no shows, and sometimes extras, so who knows. We will be able to remember and get a head count afterwards.
Spent most of my day getting things ready. Lots of stuff to be transported to the community center, and I have a pile of stuff by the front door to carry out to cars and trucks. Will be taking both, as DH has to use the truck to transport some more chairs and tables from our church.
Got some advance prep done today, plus got out and did a few last minute things concerning the gardens.
Herman now you have gone and given me reason to stop in Fredericksburg. Would love to have some bulk spices. Probably lots fresher than you buy in the itty bitty cans at the grocery. How far are you away from Sugar Creek, Millersburg, and the towns in that area? Hope it is close enough I can stop by and say howdy!
Sue, I know that you are busy, but it would be good to see you. Did you say one more week at the apple orchard?
The Ashery is not in the town, it's on Rt 241 just about 3 miles South of Mt Eaton on the Holmes County line. #39 West to #515/62 North to Winesburg Left on local road to Mt Hope and North on #241. I know a local rd from #62 that comes right at the Ashery, but I can't describe it. Maybe someone in Sugar Creek knows better. I got those directions by looking at a state map. Hope that helps. Another good cheese factory on #62 at Wilmot.
So...watch Harry Potter movie with giant snake, check. Continue grooming and repotting large plants you've brought in from the outside. Garter snake crawls out of plant. I'm not scared of snakes, but I jumped about 10 feet.
It's penguins, rescued from an area contaminated by an oil spill, wearing sweaters. Rescuers don't want them to try & preen themselves, but cleaning them up leaves them vulnerable to cold. The answer: sweaters! (Wool, I assume.) There's a website with instructions if you want to help them keep up the supply.
She sure has an amazing temperment! I've never seen a dog make such a good transition to a new home. I might as well have put a "new puppy" sign out in the yard, because we've had an absolute parade of visitors, and she performed well for all of them, chasing toys, wagging her tail like a propeller, jumping into the air & skidding around on the hardwood floors. Her favorite toy at the moment is a paper bowl. Yes, we spare no expense when it comes to our pets!
I'd never heard of this breed either until a couple years ago, Bonnie. And I didn't think Cathy (the DS who lives with me) would be able to find one as soon as she did. I was kind of dreading having a dog again, because the last couple years with Cath's last dog had been pretty difficult. But I was smitten abt 20 seconds after she got here. Now we just have to agree on a name. Currently in the running: Emma, Poppy, Daisy.
I got my first seed catalog for 2012. I am just now finishing up beds/vegetable garden and grooming house plants. How funny :)
I scored BIG at an estate sale Saturday, I got three hand-thrown bowls (for food), sixteen glazed ceramic pots-mostly medium-sized but very nice, four plant stands, one wicker table that will become a plant stand, and a couple of plain Jane clay pots. $52. I always feel a bit guilty when I buy stuff at estate sales, after all, someone died. The family hugged me and thought that was sweet, and showed me her garden and gave me some cuttings of a pretty sedum and a couple of other things, they said Mom would have liked it that someone will use her pots and grow her plants. I hope so. I would.
I know my parents would be happy to see their plants growing well in my house. Even if I did whack 25 feet of ugly empty vine off of my father's philo and pot it up in some nice soil, it had been in the same soil for at least 20 years. I'd been dying to do that when he was alive, he'd never let me. Hahahaha
I once had a Philo over 30' spread out over 3 windows and 2 rooms. Now you know how weird I am.
I hope that after I pass on that at least some of my plants will survive the bulldozer that claims my house. Mild frost Yesterday AM. Nothing killed, but a warning of things to come. Brought in some plants and picked some peppers, putting some in the dehydrator. More rain this AM. Will it ever stop? My DD said there was only one storm that never stopped--this one. Dragons!
That's why we went all electric heat. Cost about $100 per room. Our entire electric bill, house & shop, (also electric heated), is quit a bit less than fuel oil was for the house before we added on. Electric rate even was raised this past summer. We just use 3 window air units in the summer. One on second floor, one on each end of first floor. Our house is 2400 sq ft.
Each room has it's own thermostat. So bedrooms are set at 50º during the day. Turn them up a half hour before bedtime, & it's so toasty warm to crawl in bed!
Got another company coming on Friday and one to make a date with. We'll pass on some estimates as we get them. Knee deep in green tomatoes and peppers. Friend told me to glean his field as he was busy with his crew picking pumpkins. Probably picked 6 bushel of peppers and a slew of tomatoes Friday. Got to get busy.
Thanks for all the puppy-name votes. The current roster is Emma Poppy, Bibi, and Matilda. It'll be interesting to see how she reacts to the colder & wetter weather that's coming our way.
Celene, I think it's wonderful that you got such a good deal AND that you made the family happy by assuring them that their mom's things would go to someone who who appreciate and use her things. I sold a huge set of china that belonged to my grandmother abt 10 years ago. It was just not my style of stuff. It was a 1960's set of modern china with a pink rose pattern. I think she had 12 place settings of everything, plus salt & peppers, and glasses. We ended up with it being bought by a newlywed and her mother who were searching for a "good dishes" set, and it made us all happy.
Herman, that is a very impressive crop! I think even a bulldozer mioght think twice abt trying to eradicate that.
Janet, I don't know how big a project the ductwork/ house/ etc is, but I don't think that would be out of line for the Cincy area at this time. It's so hard comparing bids for that sort of work, though. Even if you're agreed on the size of the AC unit, not all ductwork is created equal-- & neither are the installers.
Countrygardens, is that baseboard heat or infloor radiant heat? I have to do something abt my bedroom, which is consistently 4 or 5 degrees cooler than the rest of the house. I mostly live in the bedroom, so I need to be able to get it warmed up without blasting the rest of the house.
Baseboards. They cost about $60.00 for an 8 ft one. A $14 thermostat & some 12/2 wire is all you need. They are 220V, so you need a 220V, 20 Amp breaker in your panel. Depending on how far it is from the panel to the thermostat, $100.0 covers the whole thing.
Your room size will dictate how big of baseboard you need. The chart is on the side of the box they come in.
Just in from out little two day getaway. Weather was nice, and we really enjoyed everything. I will have to be on a good exercise regimine, and a diet, because of all the home cooked Amish meals we ate. Delicious, but it will hang around on my hips if I don't do something about it.
Herman, got to Mt. Hope, but that it for that area. Of, Course, I left my notes home about the other places you told me. However, we did find a bulk foodstore in Berlin, and they had everything. I brought home some bread and cheese, and some elderberry jam. Wanted one of everything, but thought that it was better left at the store!
Janet, is this for the house where you currently live, or for the one that is getting the makeover? That sounds pretty high for this area, so I would really like to see you do at least a couple more estimates. Of course, I haven't had need to price anything like that for awhile, so it is probably like everything else, gone up lots.
Pat, I vote Matilda, and call her Tilly! I am sure that you are in love with her, and are enjoying everything that she is doing. Those expensive toys will bankrupt you, so I am hoping that you use better judgment when you buy her something else.
Sue, I know that you enjoy working, but I would feel the same way. Too much to do at this time of year, and not enough time to get it all done.
~~ to Lurker Lou, and any other lurkers that are out there.
Bonnie, better luck next year. There are bulk food stores all over that area, but the Ashery is the best. I see cars from all over there. Two more blooms on that Iris. Others wont make it with the frost predicted.
All the vegies are out of the garden. Now to get the soil raised above the flood plain. We will most likely have a drought next year.
Thanks, Bernie. I know we're going to go for radiant when/ if we ever do the bathroom, but I may try that for my bedroom. It's just ridiculous to be so cold all the time in one room & then steaming in the rest of the place.
Bonnie, I'm done with pet gear for the moment. Puppy's favorite toy seems to be a paper bowl. She likes me to use it like a frisbee & then she finds it & drags it around like she just caught a really huge critter.
I don't think I mentioned this earlier, but I had a doctor's appointment on Monday, & when I came home I had an emergency call from a friend, who's only been living in Cincinnati for a couple of months. She was having vision problems, & I'd given her the name of my eye docs. She was calling from their office because she had a torn retina, & needed a ride to go see a mega-specialist. So I took her to see the big kahuna, & he did an extensive exam & told her that she needed to have laser surgery, then & there. She was so nervous she was practically levitating, but finally she got done. Took her home, picked up DS to make a grocery run & get a call in the car from another good friend, who tells me he just went to his dr. for a physical, & his platelet count is low & he has to see a hematologist & probably get a bone marrow biopsy. This can't be good. So i have another doctor's visit to makee next week, this time with friend to go to the hematologist. Please keep Ann & Neil in your prayers, if you will.
Hi everyone...sorry to be missing in action.
Been kinda out of it here. I am doing better now.
Surgery went well. He got all the tumor out. It took longer than he had anticipated, as it was bigger and deeper than he thought. It was also attached to a big nerve. He had to scrape it off the nerve he said. I have plenty of numbness, and that may or may not go away...only time will tell he said. One side of my mouth is droopy...and I can't chew on that side..nor do I have much control there...as in..water runs right out when I try to drink from that side. Again...only time will tell.
I got the drain tube out yesterday...and the stitches come out next week. Also get the results from the tumor next week.
Haven't had much rest yet, as it is hard to sleep!
I am not in very much pain...just sore.
Anyway...I am going to rest today! I'll see if I can post some pics here.
This is the day of surgery...and my big bandage to hold the drain tube in place.
I don't think anyone is in charge, so go ahead and start a new one, if you want Sue.
Marcy, yep, that looks familiar as I saw my DN's right after surgery. I sure am going to be praying that the numbness goes away and that the mouth gets it's rest and is soon back to normal. Try some straws for drinking, until the numbness is a little better. Or a giant bib! Had to say that. I know it is not any fun, but I am hoping for a good report from the biopsy. Will only think good thoughts about that.
Went to the grocery today, as I missed my Wednesday to do that, as we were gone to Ohio. Was out of quite a few things. Got up at 5:00 this morning, because there was no more sleep in me, and had to wait until about 7:30 when it got light enough that I could feel comfortable driving. Was home by 10:30.
The guy started my bathroom remodel yesterday, and he was here again this afternoon. He has another job, and came after he got off work. Tomorrow will probably finish it up, I hope. Then I can start cleaning and putting everything back. I know we are going to love the low profile shower enclosure, as it only has about a 4 inch step, and I have two seats in there!! That will come in handy for shaving legs, and when we get to the point that we have trouble standing, and our caregivers can put us in the shower with the built in seat!
Got Dad home from the nursing home today. He sat down in his recliner and I swear he had the happiest grin on his face. Mom was hovering over him like a hummingbird in a wheelchair. I just hope everything goes smoothly tonight. Home Health is supposed to come by on a regular basis.
Baking cakes for market. Better get back to it if I want to sleep tonight...
Janet, that is great news. I know that it will be good to have him home. That will make it easier on everybody.
Did you get another estimate from furnace people? The guy who is doing my bathroom makeover suggested Randy Tennill in Shelbyville. He has done some work for us at the church, and we find him reliable. Don't know what his prices would be for what you want done. May give him a call and see if he will come and give you an estimate.
i can't do it , My comp is on the weird again.
somehow my format has changed ? the page layout is looking like a file and all my tool bars are gone and my google bar ect. ?? have no idea how to get it back to normal again. very disturbing and annoying.
the only thing i have is my bookmark bar.
i hope to get the comp in soon.
Good morning all.
Welll...found out I can't drink from a straw yet...???????? Thinkin that might be a good exercise to bring those muscles back though?
Quite a bit of pain when the med wears offf...other than that...?
Guess we are heading to the grocery today. Dave didn't want me driving...even though the dr said i could? My head gets really weird taking that stuff...so probably best not to.
You all have a wonderful day out thee