Saturday, June 15, 2019

Nothing much new here...


The above was taken last week, or the week before.  With my phone.  I need to experiment with some scenic shots with it.  I know it does not do good at stopping motion.  If something is moving just the tiniest bit, it results in a blurry photo. But then again, maybe it is operator error.

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I have not had a very productive week.  The yard was mowed again, and I did most of it cause Roger was otherwise occupied.  He and our neighbor were trying to get the rider to going.  It had set all last year without even being started.  It needed a new battery, so they got that done and it will run, but now the deck is sitting crooked.  Will take another day to work on that. 

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I spent a big part of Friday trying to get some forms filled out on line...with a doctor for Roger.  I could get on and fill out things, but could not connect it to the place we are going.  And they need it before we go.  I called when I first started...say maybe 9:30.  They were busy and I had to leave patient name and date of birth along with phone number.  I waited and waited and waited some more.  Finally on up in the afternoon, I decided to call again, and pressed a different extension number.

I told the girl what I needed and she started to try to connect me to the right department, but saw that they were real busy.  Something about my voice, probably the desperation in it, must have got to her.  She had pity on me and asked how far I had got.  She said, well let me try to help you.  She gave me a code number...it didn't work.  I don't remember the exact terminology but she knew something didn't match.  She thought maybe I had typed in the date of birth wrong, but I could see that I hadn't.  So she looked on her end, and it had been entered wrong there.  I bet I could have waited the rest of the day and would not have got a phone call because they had the wrong  date of birth.

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It has rained all day long...maybe a few minutes here and there it stopped.  But never for very long.  I don't think the creeks are ever going to go down enough to take Lorelei to Mansfield to wade.  Every time she is here, or coming, she wants to know if we can go.    I hate disappointing her.

Not much going on.  I hope all is well in your world.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Something Roger shared


First a photo from the antique/junk shop over in Arthur, Illinois...a cookie jar.  I did have a pig cookie jar that belonged to Roger's grandmother.  I sent it home with Sarah....wanted it to be passed on.

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We were on our way to Sarah's....she was fixing chicken kabobs and invited us to have some with them.  Plus we were picking up Lorelei for a couple nights.

We had not even got out of town till Roger told me when he was young, he wanted a gold tooth and a tattoo.  I asked how old he was, thinking he would say 6 or 7....he said, oh in his teens.  I found that hard to believe but  I about died laughing...was laughing to hard I was crying and almost had to pull off the road.

I wish I had a recording of what he said and how he said it.  He said he thought he would be cool...yeah, baby!  How would you have liked that.

I really don't know if he was in his teens when he wanted them....I just find it so hard to believe.  But thought it would be something fun for you to read!


Sunday, June 9, 2019

How about a bit of music...

A few posts ago, I posted two or three songs, and got into a discussion with a blogfriend...she did not like any of the songs.  And said we probably didn't like many of the same singers/bands.  So curious me..I emailed to see who she liked...she responded and it turns out we like a lot of the same.  But she also threw in a couple names I was not familiar with.  Lewis Capaldi was one.



And the above is the first song of his I tried and I just totally loved it.  I will always be thankful to Carol for naming him.  Some of my favorite songs in life have come from friends naming people I have never heard of before.

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I have several different day lilies...none of mine get tall like I hear/see others doing.  But they have lots of blooms.  I am content with that.


I have just the one bunch of yellow Asiatic lilies, but have two different bunchs of the orange...at least right now.  Not sure what is going to bloom next.  I can't remember what the others are.

BTW, photos are taken by my phone...

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We are sitting here listening to/watching Dierks Bentley....I record a lot of music because Roger enjoys it so much.  We both loved the song below...



It has Chris Thile from Nickel Creek playing the mandolin. 

Hope your week ahead is a good one...