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~ The Donald ~ Year 87 ~                              ~ El Pato says Quack ~                        ~ El Pato Donaldo ~ 1932 to 2019 ~

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So Kiss Me my Sweet
And so let us part...
And when I grow too old to Dream...
That Kiss will live in my Heart



~ Thursday, February 14, 2019 ~
~ Warm Morning ~ Cold Evening ~
~ Spring was Nice for One Day ~

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~ Vine now 17 1/2 Inches above the Top Shelf ~ 63 1/2 Inches above the Pot ~

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Starting my Day Thursday with 40 Degrees at 7 a.m. Saying a top of 47 later
And then heading back down the rest of the day and Winter comes back tonight
Then Friday back to the Deep Freeze, starting the Day Colder and saying a High of 21
And then heading for the deep Freeze and Snow, after that Four more days in the 20s... DRAT!

Well I guess I am back in the Van Club Days for a while, getting more 'Likes' on the Vantasia Facebook Page
I posted Two Videos and one of my Van Web pages and another of Me with a Camera at a Truck-In
And getting more action on those that I ever got on my own Facebook Page

~ Taking Photos at a Truck-in in the 70s ~

Well now, seems I have been forgetting to add my Blog Photos to my Two current Videos I'm making
My Monthly Garden Video and my Year 2019 Video... Nothing else to do so I started catching up on that
Doggone, I was way behind, I had 30 Screenshots to edit and post on the Two Video Editor Time lines

So I kept on at that until 11 a.m. That kind of stuff keeps me busy for a good while
Then the Temp was up to 51 Degrees and bright Sun! Great, time to head out for my Lottos and snail Mail
And out into that GORGEOUS DAY! Can't we just have a little more of that? Nope, it's still February
Headed to the Price Chopper, cashed in $15 worth of Winners, bought $35 more possibles
While I was at the Machine here comes Jim Reed, past Director of the Nature Sanctuary
Hello and how are you and some catchup Chat, hadn't seen him for several months, a long time
Anyway got my Lottos and headed back out into that spring Day, dreading what they say about Friday
Back home, scratched off $20 of Wins from my $35 worth of Tries, Oh well, won more than I lost

Well a long nothing Day ahead, what's there to do? And then I got an Idea make a Video
I thought I might have enough Photos stashed away in my Files about a particular Truck-in
Like The NSVA National Truck-In when? 1977? I had a lot of Photos from that one so I started in
I had to edit all those old Photos to fit the Video Screen, and adjust Color and Focus
That took a good long time but I kept at it, finally started on the Video Time Line
Added all the Photos, a beginning and end, added Music and set it to Render at 4:30 p.m.


So, what about the Weather, I saw our bright Sunshine had gone away, what's the Temp now?
Brrrrrrrrrrrr... Checked the Forecast online, said 29 Degrees, well they were right about that
Supposed to keep droppng and then Friday with more Cold and some Snow... Back to Winter time again

Then on to TV Time, got some News catch up then watched my new Video on the TV, lookin good
Some Dinner and another Movie and then off to Bed... looking for Winter on Friday

~ Thursday ~ After Noon... Back to Winter Time ~



~ Wednesday, February 13, 2019 ~
~ Spring is Here! ~
~ One Warm Day at Least ~

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~ Vine now 14 Inches above the Top Shelf ~ 60 Inches above the Pot ~

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And Now... it is Wednesday, halfway through the Working Week and almost halfway through the Month
And they are saying another Spring Day on the Way but chilly at 8 a.m. at 26 Degrees
But they say it will head to 54 Degrees and I really like that Idea, and tomorrow 49... until...
They say another cold Front will move in and mess us all up again... Darn I do NOT like Winter!

Well now, my foray back into the 'Van Scene' has been some fun, posted a few things on the Vantasia site
And so far have gotten a lot of 'Likes' on the Videos and Links I have posted there
Also an Invitation to attend the Vantasia 'Spring Fever' Truck-In... I would like to go take Video
But it is quite a long drive and costs a lot to enter, unless they let me in just for the Video

OK, Clock striking 8 a.m. and all my Computer Morning Routine finished and what next? No ideas at all
Well, how about Breakfast, that done how about a Garden Report, not much happening there
My Dahlia Experiment looked promising when I started it but going nowhere fast now
A few just giving up and a few more just growing a little, time to plant something else?

~ Dahlia Plants going nowhere Fast ~

And I planted Three Pepper plants at the Same time, two came up, the third never showed up
I replanted that one but nothing happenng yet, Oh well, wait and see

~ This Pepper Plant doing OK ~

Nothing much going on the rest of the Day... Made a trip down to the Fast Stop for some Chat and Lottos
Won a few and took them to the Price Chopper to trade for more and won a few... Nothing big
And that was just about it on that nice warm Day, just idle through the rest of the Day
Some Dinner and some TV and some Movies and 'Good Night Irene'...

~ Wednesday ~ A Spring Day in February! ~



~ Tuesday, February 12, 2019 ~
~ Hey! Hey! A Sunny Day! ~
~ Ice and Snow... Bye Bye! ~

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~ Vine now 11 1/2 Inches above the Top Shelf ~ 57 1/2 Inches above the Pot ~

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What is this now? Oh Tuesday, what we gonna do on Tuesday? Just gripe at the Weather I guess
Lessee now, 28 Degrees at 8 a.m. and heading to 38, that's a tad warmer ain't it? I hope
Tomorrow looks real good but only for that one Day and then the Temp dives again
Seems so far that February is worse than January or have I just lost track?

Well now, seems the Two Videos I posted on Vantasia Vans page are drawing some 'Likes'
Been thinking I would like to go out again and get some Video of today's Truck-ins
But from what I have seen of them online, they don't look like as much fun as we had back when
Not near as many Vans attending and a lot of older people than we used to have
Actually I was about the oldest one in our Van Club back in 1976, I was 44 then
But none of our people would believe I was that old, everyone was way younger than that

~ Does that Handsome guy look 44? ~

OK, Puzzles, Online Cruising, Facebook and Email, Breakfast, Shower, Shampoo, Shave...
Are we ready for the Day? Well I think so, now at 10 a.m. ready to head out into that 28 Degree Weather
And guess what else is here to make my Day? Click Here...

Off in that gorgeous Sunshine to the Bank for some Amunition and then down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Picked out Five possibles, got a suprize Gift from Navru and headed back Home
Got me a Glucerna to wet my Whistle and then scratched off my first Ticket for a nice $20 Win
Then the second one for a $15 Win! I like that... Then two Duds and the final one a $5 Win
Not the Jackpot I was looking for but at least a $15 Profit, any win is better than a loss

~ More Goodies from Navru ~

Well it's been Cold and Icy since forever it seems, my Trash was piling up
But today, 2 p.m. Bright Sun and most all the Snow and Ice gone from the Street and Parking Area
So out to the Dumpster with more than my share of Trash, gone and good riddance
Now sayng a gorgeous 53 Degree Day on Wednesday... Hally Loo! (Except mostly Cloudy)
And not bad on Thursday at 48 but dropping at Night and then Snow on Friday... Nutz!

Well now, maybe I should just call this Drivel Page my 'Morning Report'
Nothing of much interest seems to happen in the Afternoon, just the same old wind down
I did do some cooking in mid Afternoon before my Afternoon TV Session...

I had a big hunk of Turkey in the Freezer and a sack of Dressing Mix, how about more Dressing then?
I defrosted the Turkey and chopped it up, then into a big Pot with, Onions, Celery and Butter
When that had simmered a bit I added Chicken Stock and the Turkey meat, stirred it in
Then the Dressing Mix into a big Bowl, dumped in the goodies and then into a big Casserole
And into the Oven for a half Hour and WAH LAH! Turkey Dressing and loaded with Turkey meat

~ A new Supply of Turkey Dressing ~

Next Cut and store in the Freezer for a new Supply of Dressing for a couple Months
I just finished the last of my T-Day Dressing for Dinner on Tuesday and still Delish!
It is so full of Turkey Meat that all you need is a little Gravy on Top and nuke for Dinner

Well that did it for Tuesday, lets head for that WARMER Day promised for Wednesday

~ Tuesday ~ No Rain! Hurray! ~



~ Monday, February 11, 2019 ~
~ A Warmer Day ~
~ Some Van Club Facebook Posting Fun ~

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~ Vine now 9 Inches above the Top Shelf ~ 55 Inches above the Pot ~

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Up a little earlier for Monday, went to bed a little early, the Movie was boring
And the Weather looks a little better, now 32 Degrees and heading to 36 later
Tomorrow looks about the same but then Wednesday and Thursday look Great, hope it happens

Then some fun on Facebook, I got an Email from the Heart of America Van Council
They send me notices of Truck-Ins I no longer visit but I like to keep up with
But my 'Van Days' are long gone, anyway I decided to post one of my Van Videos there

~ My Video Post on the HOAVC page ~

They accepted the Post with a 'Thank You' and then I got a Message from Don Noone
He manages the Vantasia Van Club Facebook page, and was in Dallas Texas at the Airport
And then we had quite a talk and he asked me to join their Group and post some Photos
So I signed on and posted one of my Van Videos, then got several Likes already

~ My Video Post on the Vantasia Page ~

I got on their Page, asked to Join the Group and he approved it from the Airport
Then I posted my Video and that was approved shortly after, then he had to board the Plane
And asked me to phone him when he got back, so that was quite a friendly talk and invitation
So it sort of looks like I am back in the 'Van Scene' to a limited degree

~ My Invitation to their Page ~

DAYUM! Looked out the Window Cam at 8:30 a.m. and saw that River running down the Hill again
And the Temp was 32 Degrees, do I dare venture out in that? GIMMEE SOME SUN! Enough with these Clouds!
Well the Weather Report Sunday Night did say we would have Rain today so keep that Temp above Freezing PLEASE!

Noon and 34 Degrees, time to brave the Weather and get my Goodies I need (and Lottos too)
Made it to the Price Chopper, traded in $15 in winner Tickets and got $30 more
Then got my Goodies and headed next door to Walgreens and got my Poop Powder on sale
And headed Home in that drippy Rain to unload and work my 'all losers Lottos'... Phooooey!

Into the Afternoon and nothingness as usual, just idle through the rest of the Day
At least on a Summer Afternoon I got to sit out front and watch the Birdies
For now it's just watch the non-news and try to find a Movie or something...
Well, I guess it's better than working at some boring job thught my IBM job sure wasn't boring

Anyway, let's go see if Tuesday can be any livelier

~ Monday ~ Rain Rain, Go Away ~



~ Sunday, February 10, 2019 ~
~ A Warmer Day ~
~ Not Much ~ but every little Bit Helps ~

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~ Vine 6 Inches above the Top Shelf ~ 52 Inches above the Pot ~

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Sunday, well the Forecast looks better if it just will turn out the way they are saying
30 Degrees at 7 a.m. and heading to a 38 Degree High, yeah that would be nice!

Still a lot of Ice and Snow out there... Here and there, like to see it all gone
But they are saying Cloudy, like we need more of that, my disposition matches the Weather
Sunny... I'm Happy, Cloudy... Blah! And seems we have had an excess of cloudy Weather this Winter

And so, playing around on the Computer until 11 a.m. and up to 32 Degrees... Time to go for Lottos?
Headed out front, took a good look at the Ice all over the Blazer and the Ice on the ground
Nope, don't need Lottos that bad, back inside hoping it will warm up some more... DRAT!

So, back to my Web Pages, Posted a Van Video on the Heart of America Van Council Facebook Page
Then decided to post one of my Van Pages too, but the 109 Photos on that page were not up to snuff
So I plugged in my Photo Editor and edited every one of them, Sharper, some Contrast Enhancement
Lighter, Darker, whatever I thought they needed and finished all of them by 1 p.m.
And uploaded to my Site and now those Photos do look a lot better... I.M.N.S.H.O!

~ Wanna See? ~

1:30 p.m. up to 35 Degrees, any of the Ice melted? Grabbed my Snow Shovel amd headed out
Yep, Ice and Snow were melting some. I scooped a path beside the Blazer... Sprinked some Salt
Had a fairly safe way to mount the Blazer and go hunt for Winners

~ A Safe Path to get to the Blazer ~

Heading out, saw that Navru's Car was gone so I headed back to the Fast Stop
He was just getting ready to head Home, the afternoon guy was there, so Howdy and see ya later
I got my Lottos and headed Home, following Navru's Car, he pulled into his place
And I headed down the Hill to my Cave and back in to scratch off only $15, Oh well

Then what? Out of the Freezer with almost the last of the Turkey and Dressing from T-Day to thaw
And on to the TV Afternoon...

~ Sunday ~ Warmed up a Little ~



~ Saturday, February 09, 2019 ~
~ Warmer on Saturday? ~
~ Well ~ 13 Degrees at 8 a.m. ~

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~ Vine 4 Inches above the Top Shelf ~ 49 1/2 Inches above the Pot ~

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A Saturday Chilly Morning, well I hope the Computer Forecast is more accurate then the Fox 4 report was
Both the early and top Forecasts are better than they said last night, 13 Degrees at 8 a.m, and a top of 36
Fox said we start the Day at 9 degrees... And if the top gets to 36 Today, that's fine with me

So, I finished out the Morning and set out for Lottos... the Fast Stop again
I traded in my $60 worth of Winners and selected $30 in Tickets, and see ya later
Back home, fetched a Glucerna and then worked my Lottos, NO GO! Darn! No Winners

Then I got an Email from the Heart of America Van Council, I used to be Treasurer a long time back
I still get Emails of upcoming Van Events... Reminded me of a link I sent them of a Web Page
One I made of the Pony Express Van Club I joined in 1976 and became President

They have it on their Site, but I thought it could be better so I started updating it
I got into it and got hooked and kept at it, finished it at 2 p.m. Whew!
Then posted the new Link on their Site and added a Van Club Video I made also

~ To My Van Club Page ~

Then it was just doing some household chores I've been putting off, housework is not my thing
Got tired of that quick and headed into my usual relaxing and boring Afternoon routine
I did make some Tater Salad to go along with another Burger for Dinner

And the Temp did not reach what the Forecast said on the Computer, more like Channel 4, cooler
At least it was Sunny but the temps didn't get out of the 20s that I could see

~ Saturday ~ Still too Cold for Me ~



~ Friday, February 08, 2019 ~
~ Oh No! A Colder Day! ~
~ 5 Degrees at 9 a.m. ~

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~ First Vine now above the Top Shelf ~

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Friday... Do I dare check the Weather, they said it gonna be COLD, well I did and it be COLD!
9 Degrees at 7 a.m. and only heading to 23 later, but at least saying Sunny
But a little better on Saturday, saying 36 and then 8 Days of 40s, that sounds better

8:30 a.m. Just cruising on the Computer, got all my Morning stuff done, checked the Weather again
And NO NO NO!... Down to 5 Degrees and with that bright Sun pouring into my Window
Someone has their wires crossed, supposed to warm up on a Sunny Day ain't it?

Well the only things doing much in the Kitchen Gardens are Two Peppers and the climbing Vines
The Dahlias I planted in the Pots and AeroGarden don't seem to be doing much yet
But the leading Morning Glory Vine is now above the top Shelf and the ones in the Planter are getting ready

~ Plants thinking about Climbing? ~

All the action outide on Friday Morning, Trash Truck making Noise at the Dumpster
And Tom up and down the Street checking the Ice, and doesn't look slippery

~ Tom Checking the Hill Early ~ Looks OK ~

Breakfast at 10 a.m. That Sun sure does look good... and the Temp did rise a bit, back up to 7
Well, no hurry to get out into that frigid weather, just play with the Gardens again
And... Planted Peppers seeds Twice, or was it Three times in Garden One and none came up
So once more, I planted Jalapeno Seeds, the last two were sweet Peppers, see if these will go

~ One more Pepper Planting ~

Finally decided to brave the Cold and go get some Lottos... Out to warm up the Blazer
And five Minutes later headed for the Fast Stop, traded in $20 of Winners for $25 of tries
Back home to scratch off $30 in Wins... Wow! $5 Profit!

2 p.m. and 18 Degrees... That Sun sure looks good and we're getting some Melting now
But some of it will freeze again overnight but then Warmer Days ahead
Decided to head out again to try a Win with that $30... This time the Price Chopper
Needed stuff to make Soup too, got $30 worth of Tickets, my Soup stuff and headed back

First thing scratched off a nice looking $20 Win, then a better looking $40 Win
So ya win some and ya lose some, But usually lose most... but it's fun anyway

~ Two Nice Wins on Friday ~

Then, out to peel and slice Veggies for some Soup... Taters, Carrots, Celery, Onions
What else, some Crushed Tomaters to add too, all that into the Pot and away we soup up

And then, on to a routine Afternooon, into a routine Evening, some of my Super Soup
A so-so 'Twilight Zone' episode, a so-so Movie and on to bed, can Saturday be any better?

~ Friday ~ Colder Once Again ~



~ Thursday, February 07, 2019 ~
~ A Colder Icy and Snow Day ~
~ Kept Busy and Warm Inside ~

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~ Ice and Snow Thursday Morning ~

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Brrrrrrrrrr.. Up and at 'em at 6 a.m. Thursday, COLD! but not as cold as expected
It was clear up to 14 Degrees at 7 a.m. and heading to a great(?) High Temp of 25!
And what's that Noise? Aha, someone out front slipping and sliding up the Hill on that ice

~ Slipping and Sliding but he made It ~

Then more Noise! What's that, Hey! Tom here early and on his little Tractor and plowing the Street
Had to get some Video with the Window Cam, later add it to the other Video I made


Then out to the Kitchen to get my Juice and put the Coffee on, took a look at the Morning Glory Vines
Now more Vines climbing and on both Strings, are we gonna get some Flowers maybe?

~ Now more Vines Climbing both Strings ~

And that first Vine, now has reached the top Shelf and on the way up the new way to the Stars
Next Event awaiting is when the new Plants at the End ofthe Shelf start Climbing

~ More Plants ~ When will they Climb? ~

On through the Morning, working on that Snow Plow Video and Photos, then a load of wash in the Washer
Then around 10 a.m. what's that? Getting bright out there and lookeee, the Sun is Shining
But the Temperature had dropped to 10 Degrees, what is going on with this silly Weather?

~ 11 a.m. Sun Shining and 10 Degrees ~

Such a nice Day! 11 Degrees at Noon-Thirty, let's go out for a walk in the Park
No, better not, still very slick out there, and it is so nice in here!
Just keeping busy with a little of this and a lot of that, Computer, Gardens and Laundry

3 p.m. Sunny and 13 Degrees, bundled up and carefully trotted out front to sweep my Windshield
Baby, it was COLD outside... Started up the Blazer and started to sweep the Snow off, HAH!
It was white OK but it wasn't Snow, it was ICE!, so back inside to see if the Heater would melt it

And maybe 10 minutes later, back out to sweep the Ice off the Windshield and climb in
Nice and warm in there, yeah, headed up the Road to the Price Chopper, Road in good condition
Hit the ATM, then the Lotto Machine for $30 worth of Lottos, back home to scratch off $20

And that was about it for Thursday, busy Morning and tapering off Afternoon, good enuff

~ Thursday ~ Cold but I Survived ~



~ Wednesday, February 06, 2019 ~
~ A Cold Icy Day ~
~ Some Indoor Gardening ~

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~ The Blazer back in Business ~

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Wednesday Morning, 22 Degrees at 7 a.m. and heading to 33 and saying Snow,like we needed that
Saying down to 18 tonight and then colder tomorrow,up and down again, when is Sprine?
Well I need some more stuff from the Price Chopper so I better get it done early

So, the first thing on the agenda, (is there one) water all the Kitchen Plants
Those dinky Dahlia Plants aren't going anywhere very fast, don't like my Kitchen Pots?
But the new Morning Glories are looking good so far, planted more than needed
I'll thin them to a few when they are starting to climb the strings

~ More Morning Glories to Climb ~

And, the first climbing Morning Glory Vine should be at the top Shelf tomorrow
So where can it go from there? Thinking maybe put something there for it to continue on up
Maybe one of those garden stakes I was using out back? Think I'll try that

~ Reaching the Top Shelf on Thursday? ~ Two Inches to Go ~

Headed out to start the Blazer, let it run to heat up and thaw the Ice on the Windshield
Then off to the Price Chopper, more icelets falling on the Windshield on the way
The Forecast was saying Snow, not the Ice we were getting all Day, still in the 20s
Got a lot of stuff at the Price Chopper including Ground Beef to make burgers to eat and store
Back to unload and get at those Burgers, formed up 11 good sized ones, 10 for the Freezer and one for Dinner

Then a project for the early afternoon, attach a pole for the Morning Glories to climb higher
Well, not a pole, I had a stake that I had in the back garden, that should work
Fashioned a way to tie the Strings to the Top then fastened it to the Shelf, NOW! Climb Vines... Climb!

~ Now 30 more Inches of String to Climb ~

The Project of the Day finished, TV News Time and what a mess that Trump makes!
But I like to see him on the TV News better than that Shumer and Pelosi fer sure...

Made it through the Afternoon and then fried up one of my new Burgers for Dinner
Then finished the long cold day with another episode of the old 'Twilight Zone' program

~ Wednesday ~ Temp Heading Down ~



~ Tuesday, February 05, 2019 ~
~ New Morning Glory Seedlings ~
~ Back to the Cold Weather ~

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~ Eight Morning Glories show up in the Planter ~

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BAH! Humbug! 20 Degrees at 8 a.m. and only heading to 32... maybe...
Anyone remember Up and Down Weather like this? I don't but I forget lots now
And the Forecast this Morning says Snow, don't see any yet and don't want to see any later

So... I don't have to go anywhere today unless they get my Blazer finished this Afternoon
And that's going to be lots of Dollars down the drain, might make this Month tough on my Finances
But I would like to sneak out to the Fast Stop to waste a few more Dollars on Lottos

First a little Breakfast, a couple of those gift Muffins from Pat... and a Glass of Milk, yeah
And another peek at that Morning Glory Vine, now up to 41 Inches and 5 more to reach the top Shelf

~ Five more Inches to the Top Shelf ~

And then, 11 a.m. time to brave that 20 Degree Cold and head to the Fast Stop
Out to start the Mercedes and found 'icelets' on the Windshield...(tiny ice drops)
So back inside to get some Water, throw it on the Windshied and whoosh... all clear
Well that was for the moment, started up the Hill and then out on Bell Road
Had the wiper on slow wipe and it was doing OK to start but then DAYUM! Started icing up
So I turned around and headed back, the Mercedes Heater blower isn't working ya know

WOW! Clear up to 24 Degrees at Noon, And saying Snow, well some teeny flakes and icelets so far
I saw Tom get his little Tractor out of the Shop across the street, headed up the Hill to de-ice again


On to the nothing Day, waiting to hear from Chuck's Garage, then got a call... It's ready
OK, have to wait for Pat to get off work to give me a ride up there, too far and cold talk
Then I saw Tom out front of my Place, went out to ask if he was heading that way any time soon
He says yeah, he was, so I asked him for a ride, sure he says... Told you I get good service here...

Not too long and I saw his Truck out front, went out, climbed in and he headed North
At Chuck's we both went in, he wanted to see if they serviced mini Tractors like his, nope, sorry
He left, I paid that $301.18 Bill for my Blazer, climbed in and headed to the Fast Stop
Navru was there but working in the back somewhere, the big Boss was at the Counter
I got My Lottos and then headed Home, scratched off only $15, Oh well

And that was pretty much it for the Day, back to the TV and my Movies and Dinner

~ Tuesday ~ Back to Winter Time ~



~ Monday, February 04, 2019 ~
~ A Visit from Pat ~
~ More Winter Ahead they Say ~

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~ 39 Inches and Climbing ~

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Monday again, and as I say, time is flying for me, except in those long boring Afternoons
It shows in my Clothes Hamper, one Day there is One T-Shirt in there, then next Day Six!
So where did that Week go, I thought I did Laundry a couple Days ago!

So, what's our Weather for Monday, can't be as good as on Sunday, that was a rare Winter Day I guess!
Well at 8 a.m. it says Cloudy and 31 Degrees, not too bad and heading to 58 but I doubt that
Saying some more cold Days ahead but not as bad as what we just went through last Week...

Finished my Morning Routine then I headed out to the Prce Chopper for Lottos
And the Apple Juice I forgot to get the Day before... Back to scratch off only a $15 Win

Then a call from Pat, asking I needed a ride to get my Blazer later, 'Maybe, I'll call and find out'
So I called, they said yes, called Pat back and she said she would come over to visit til then
And maybe a half hour later she was here bearing Goodie Gifts again, some gorgeous Muffins

~ And a Visit from Patricia ~

~ Bearing Gifts of Goodies ~

And then what to pass the time... 'What Movies do you have recorded?... 'Let's look'
Went through my List on DirecTV and she wanted to see 'Giant'... And that's a loooong One!
So I got the Movie started and headed to the Kitchen to pop some Popcorn, back to watch that Epic

~ And we watch a 'Giant' Movie~

Later I called the Garage again about 4 p.m... Ooops, they said they hadn't started yet
They would put it in the Garage today and then start on it on Tuesday Morning, so cancel the ride
And so the Movie finally quit and time for my Guest to head back up the Hill

And then, what's for Dinner? Hah! One more Thanksgving Dinner from the Freezer
Turkey, Dressing, Gravy and Toast with Cranberry Sauce... Happy Thanksgiving!
Another Movie, then an episode of 'Twilight Zone' and off to Bed once more

And the Weather Man said it had hit 60 Degrees for the Day... Wow is this still Winter?

~ Monday ~ Another Nicer Spring Day ~



~ Sunday, February 03, 2019 ~
~ Some Video Work first Thing ~
~ A Gorgeous Sunny Spring Day! ~

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~ Morning Glory Saturday Afternoon ~

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Sunday, Sunday... What we gonna do on Sunday? Well enjoy the Weather for one thing
Supposed to be great but the Temperature is supposed to drop again on Monday... NUTZ!

WOW! 53 Degrees at 6 a.m. and heading to 62 for the top of the Day, sounds Great!
But still cloudy, I guess we can tolerate that for another Day, if we can't have it all

Out to make the Coffee and check the Gardens... One Jalapeno Plant looking great
And the leading Morning Glory Vine is now at 36 Inches, 12 Inches more and it will be at the top

~ Jalapeno Growing Nicely ~

So, I kept at that January Garden Video on Sunday until it was complete and rendered and uploaded it
Then watched it on my TV, looks pretty good and now I have two more yearly Projects
That was the Month of January and now I can start today on the February Garden Video


And so, moving right along... Posted Saturday's Blog, started on Sunday's... Then worked my Puzzles
Then what? Finished my Coffee and thought I would start on my February Garden Video
Went to the Kitchen to get some Video of what the Plants looked like, then that Pepper Photo above
Then added the Video and the Pepper Photo my February Video Timeline... Then what?

OK, that done... 9 a.m. Time to jump(?) in the Shower, get a Shave and head out for stuff
I need a few things at the Price Chopper so that will be my Lotto source for the Day also

Was going to go to the Price Chopper for Lottos but on the way saw Navru's car was gone
So I headed down to the Fast Stop first to see if he was working, and he was
Traded in my $25 of Winners, for $25 worth back and headed back up the Hill to the Price Chopper
Got my goodies and headed home to scratch off a $20 Win, lost $5... Oh well

2 p.m. Sunny and 60 Degrees, now ain't that just Great? But they say it won't last
Monday looks OK, down to the 20s at Night though, then Three Days in the 30s
And then the bottom drops out again on Thursday, can't we just skip that one?

Another look at the Kitchen Gardens, not a lot going on yet, waiting for the Dahlias yo grow
And the First of the Two I planted in Garden One is almost ready to pop up, tomorrow maybe?

~ First Dahlia in Garden One ready to Pop? ~

Well again, that was pretty much all for Sunday, just another afternoon and Evening wind down
Best Weather day for quite a while... one more good start on Monday they say
Then it is all downhill after a warm Morning... Oh well... C'est la vie...

~ Sunday ~ Nice Spring Day ~



~ Saturday, February 02, 2019 ~
~ Groundhog Day Today ~
~ Just another Cloudy Misty Day ~

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~ Groundhog Day 2019 ~

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Saturday... Nice warm Day Friday, what we got for Today? WOW! 44 Degrees at 7 a.m. and heading to 57!
And says Cloudy but we can put up with that with that warm Temp, yessir!

And what is the Plan for the Day, you kidding? What is there to do around here?
Well check the Kitchen Gardens as usual, Ho Hum and then some, not much action there either

~ Two and a Half more Inches on the Leading Vine ~

9 a.m. and out into that dark, dreary and damp Morning... At least it was warmer at 48 Degrees
Down the Hill to the Fast Stop, some Chatter with Navru, then cashed in $45 worth of Lottos
Bought $30 more and headed back, scratched off a measly $20, Oh well

And then... Thought up a new Project and started on that... A new Video of what's happening
But leaving out a lot of stuff I put in my last Years Blog Videos, worked on that a while
And then started another new Video, this one my Gardens for the Month, just my Kitchen Gardens for January
Maybe I can keep doing it for each Month of this Year, just the garden stuff

Anyway, time for the Wind Down of the Day, hot up some Stew for Movie Time
And get rested up for the big Day Tomorrow (Big Day?)

~ Saturday ~ Misty Rain but Warmer ~



~ Friday, February 01, 2019 ~
~ A New Day ~ A New Month ~
~ Double Pay Day Today! ~

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~ My Blazer's Destination for Friday ~

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Friday, Money in the Bank again... Both checks hit the Bank and I feel good again
And the Weather will make me feel better, 20 Degrees at 5 a.m. and up to 48 Later
And Sunny, that will feel even better... Then a couple warmer Days and the Cold comes back

So, what for the First Day of February? Take the Blazer to Chuck's Garage again
Last time new Brakes and a BIG Bill, now the Brakes again, seem to be leaking Fluid
The Pedal was going to the Floor and then the Brake Warning Light came on, always something

And off to the Kitchen for my Morning Coffee and a check on the Kitchen Gardens
That leading Vine still heading for the Ceiling and a few more Vines behind that one

~ Two more Inches on the Leading Vine ~

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~ Three more Vines on the Way ~

The first Vine started up one string and then crossed over to the other one
I saw another Vine climbing that same string and led it over to the other String
Now more Vines are following from below.... How high can they Go? (Shelf is 5 feet Tall)

So... How are the Dahlias doing? Well I have a Bloom in each Pot but they are growing very slowly
What do they need? More Light, More Miracle-Gro? I don't know much about growing Dahlias

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And... Off to the Fast Stop for my Lottos in the Mercedes, taking the Blazer to the Shop later
I need a ride back home after, Pat is taking me after she gets back from the Doctor
And so, some more Navru Chat, traded in my $5 Lotto added a $20 and for $25 more
Headed Home, got a call from Pat just as I got there, said she would meet me at Chuck's
On then to the Garage, dropped off my Blazer, Pat showed up to take me home
Had a Glucerna and scratched off my Lottos, Drat, only a $10 Win this time, now what to do?

Then on through a long and boring Afternoon, just tryng to find something to pass the time
And waiting for a call from the Garage about my Blazer, about 4:30 p.m. decided to drop by there
The Lady said she was preparing an estimate and would call when she had it done
Then I stopped in next Door to trade in some Lottos and headed Home

Later I got that call, and not good news, she said if I was lucky the Bill would be $250
But if they had to replace some rusty parts the bill would be around $550
So that sure wasn't good news, Oh well, I have until Monday to cry about it
It won't be finshed until Monday Afternoon... Gonna be a cash tight Month looks like

~ Friday ~ At least a Good Weather Day ~



~ Thursday, January 31, 2019 ~
~ Goodbye January ~ We had Enough of You! ~
~ Starting Thursday at 2 Degrees! ~

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~ Sun above the Gully Thursday Morning ~

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Brrrrrrrrrrr... Stop this please.... It was 1 Degree when I went to Bed on Wednesday Night
And now at 7:30 a.m. Thursday it is all the way up to 2 Degrees above Zero...
Saying partly Sunny and 35 Degrees later Today but you gotta Show me!

Here we go on the Morning Glories again, the Plants and Vines seem small and fragile
But the one leading Vine keeps climbing to the top, halfway there now

~ Grew another Two Inches since Wednesday Morning! ~

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~ More Vines Climbing ~

10 a.m. and up to 12 Degrees, just idling through the Morning, thinking about some Lottos
Have $20 to trade in from Wednesday, can I get a BIG one before Pay Day, that's on Friday
And should be a double Pay Day as the First falls on Friday, looking forward to that again
IBM and Social Security can't seem to send me more money that I can spend in a Month, Oh Woe

Off to the Price Chopper to trade in my Winners, bought $25 More back, only won a dinky $5 Ticket
Well, there is always Tomorrow isn't thre? Hope so, I have to take the Blazer to the Garage

3 p.m. Still Sunny and 30 Degrees, time for the Afternoon wind down and what's for Dinner
I'm sure there's something out there to hot up and maybe enjoy, away, off to the rest of the Day

~ Thursday ~ Warmed up Nicely ~



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