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~ Friday, May 20, 2022 ~
~ Stay at Home Day ~
~ Cool and Cloudy ~

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OK it's Friday... What for the Day? Nothing so far, maybe just take the Day off
Oh now, that's just what I have done every Day for the last 35 Years, I can't even spell wirk now
Well I didn't do that at IBM either, my job as 'Customer Engineer' was just fun for me

What's the Weather for this nothing to do Day? Says it's 70 Degrees and Cloudy out there
Then heading to 75 and still Cloudy... Well not planning to head to the River, so cloud away

And then... Saw Herr Borg on Facebook so we engaged in a few insults then I told him about my River Videos
Where I chased the River Barge from the Boat Ramp down to the Shelter and he said I should buy a Drone
So I posted a Google Photo trying to show him that would be very diffcult, probably take Two people with drones
So that gave ne the idea of a Photo to post on my BLog showing the difficuty and the luck I had doing it

~ Chased the Barge from There to There ~

~ Passing the Boat Ramp ~ Passing the Shelter ~

Well now, Lady Luck must be on Vacation... Headed to the Price Chopper for Lottos
Got a handful and back home to scratch away and Win exactly NOTHING! HAH! HUMBUG!
She must have left Yesterday, I only won a $5 my first Trip and then NOTHING on my Second try

And that is also what I did for the rest of the Day... NOTHING... Well something, just idle away the day
Some Computer messing around, some laundry, some cooking, and some TV, what an exciting Day!

~ Friday ~ Hoping for a better Saturday ~



~ Thursday, May 19, 2022 ~
~ Another River Video ~ Two Trips in One ~
~ Another Nice Weather Day ~

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~ Boat passing the Shelter ~

Thursday it is and 8 a.m. already, Clothes in the Wash, updating and uploaded my Blog
A Crossword worked, a few Photos taken from my River Video, been kinda bizzy already Today
Now what's the Weather report before I start editing my Video again? Hey! Looks good but kinda Hot
Says 67 Degrees and Sunny now, then partly Sunny and heading to 86 and so far no River Trip planned

And then that Video edit... I had a start on it Wednesday afternoon but it needed a lot more
Worked on it all Morning, I think it was close to Noon or so when I finally uploeaded it
Now here it is and I hope you like it as much as I do..(HAH!)

And then it was Lotto Time... Off to the Price Chopper, got my samples and headed back to win all of $5!
OH NO! Forgot to get a couple Items I was out of so headed back to get them
Cashed in that big $5 Ticket ad got too many more and them headed back to win NOTHING!

Well I was planning from the start NOT to go to the River again but gave up around 2 p.m.
Headed on down on that nice Sunny afternoon to see hardly anyone down there anywhere
Drve down to the Ramp and backtothe HSelter, about all I did was to sit there amd watch
Saw one boat passing the Shelter and heading to the Ramp, go back there for Video? No way Jose

Just headed back Home to close down the Day as usual, and I am getting too much River time, looks like

~ Thursday ~ Just more Video Editing ~



~ Wednesday, May 18, 2022 ~
~ Yeah, On the River Again ~
~ Nice Weather Day Ahead ~

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~ More Blooms on the Rose Bushes ~

Well that took a while... Finished my Morning opener and took longer than usual
Finishing up my commenta for Tuesday and editing a couple Photos and working my Puzzles
Got a little Video to play with yesterday too but will do something with it later

So are we due for some decent Weather for the Day? Got some Sun in my Window at 9:30 a.m.
Says Sunny and 68 Degrees and then... Oh My! Says partly Sunny and heading to 82, well sounds nice

Time to get shaved and shined up and head out for more Winnings, did great yesterday
Still have $112 of Winners to trade in and try again for the BIG one, so where to go?
Thinking the Fast Stop, haven't been there for a couple Days

So off down the Hill, got a handful of Tickets and back up and down the Hills to Home
Then scratched away and got a $5 $5 amd $15, well not enough to write home about

And then, all caught up, no plans for the Day (as usual) How about a quick trip to the River
Headed on down, again not many there and not much going on anywhere, ended up in the Shelter
And remembering waiting for the Barge to head back on Tuesday, I took a peek up the River
Something going on, even way down at the Shelter I could see the barge moving ssme

~ Barge and Dredge up the River ~

So back to the Car and then back to the Boat Ramp just in time to see the Barge passing by
And it wasn't just the Tugboat and Sand Barge, The huge Sand Dredge was in between, being towed down River

~ Passing the Boat Ramp ~

So I got some Video there and then back in the Car and headed back to the Shelter and caught it going by there
Well again I was there at the right time, the tug kept on past Rush Creek and on down the River
So it looks like if they park that Dredge down River we wont be seeing the Barge on the river here for a while

~ Now Passing the Shelter ~

Then I hiked on down the Trail to Rush Creek and the old Ramp to see what I could see
And not much going on anywhere, just got a little more Video, then gave up and headed Home

Had a snack, then uploaded my new Video to my Computer, then decided to add it to Tuesdays Video
Then I would have the two Days attempts to catch the Barge heading up River and then the whole thing heading back
Worked on that until I had all the Video edited into one, Now just need to add comment and music

Gave that up about 6 p.m. way past time to head to my TV wind down and that's what I did
Now a project to start the Day on Thursday, my how Time is flying this Week...

~ Wednesday Goodbye ~ Thursday here I Come ~



~ Tuesday, May 17, 2022 ~
~ Winner Lottos Again ~
~ Summer is Back ~

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Tuesday... 'Let's get started here'... Yes Boss... What's the Weather?
A bit cool to start, 62 Degrees and Sunny out there at 7:30 a.m.
Then says Rain Showers again and heading to 77, had enough Rain, just give us a little more Sun

On to my Internet runaround... Worked Two Crosswords to wake up my Head.. Now what?
Well time to launder my Bed Sheets, that's tedious, then what? Taking too many trips to the River
Well I could go down there just to hike around but I end up with a Video every time
Now have about a hundred Videos down at the River Park, but seems I always see something New

And again, Morning stuff done and headed to the Minit Mart for Lottos, cashed in my $50 Win
Back to scratch away and win back a $10 and another nice $50... Hurray!

~ One more $50 Win... I like it! ~

Well, a nice Win but not enough to brag about, let's try again, this time the Price Chopper
Back to Machine One and stuck in $45 of my Winnings and headed on back down the Road
This time scratched off a $5, $15, $15 and lookee there! A very pretty $77

~ Now another $77... I like Them Too! ~

And then what? Let's take a quick run to the River, just see what's going on
And there wasn't much, no one in the Shelter when I coasted by, no one in the Dog Park
Very few Hikers on the Trail, so back to the Shelter, watched the Sand Barge head up the River

~ There he goes Again ~

Then Hiked over to Rush Creek, nothing happening there, back to the Purple Martin Nests, a little action there

So I spent a bit time there trying to get sme Video of the Bridies and di get a little

~ A few Martins at Home ~

Got some Video there then headed back down to the Boat Ramp thinking the Barge would head down
Had a seat on the Bank, just watched a few hikers pass by, finally gave up and headed Home

Then a very late Lunch, gave up for the rest of the Day, just finishng off the Day on the TV again

~ Tuesday ~ Not Much ~ Nice Wins though ~



~ Monday, May 16, 2022 ~
~ Sunday Video Ready ~
~ Sunny and a bit Cooler ~

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~ First Blooms on the Rose Bushes ~

Monday, Monday... Another Day, where did Sunday go so quick? Well a longer Day that expected
Nice longer Day at the River, stay a bit later than usual... Not as many Visitors for the Weekend
But quite a bit more action for me for the Day... My Morning stuff done, now off to edit that Video

Kept at that for a couple Hours, a tricky one to edit, then Navru showed up and I headed out for my Lottos
Back to scratch off only a dinky $20 Win and then back to my Video
And worked another hour or so and finally rendered and uploaded to Vimeo and here it is

OK, to celebrate I needed a couple things from the Price Chopper so back to get them
And trade my dinky $20 Winner for more chances, headed back to win a $25 and $29, not bad

So, nothing much going on and I forgot to get my Glucerna so back to the Price Chopper to trade in my $54 Win
Got some more tries from the Service Counter, back this time to win just One $50... Oh well

~ Lucky Win on my Crossword Again ~

Now it is Tuesday Morning and I can't remember anything of note after that win
Time to just hit the TV and wind down another Day

~ Monday ~ Nice Wins but more would be Nicer ~



~ Sunday, May 15, 2022 ~
~ Off to the River Again ~
~ T-Storms to Start ~

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Up at 6 a.m. to start the Day, are there some rumbles out there? Well they were sayng T-storms
Poured my Juice, put on my Coffee and hit the Internet catching up with Saturday
Did my runaround, updated and posted my Saturday Blog and away to edit my new Video
And at 10:30 edited and set to Render and start Sunday's Blog record of the Day

So what we gonna do? Well just says T-storms now and that's what we've had for an Hour
All all quiet now, says 62 and Rain and heading to 74 with T-storms...
Doesn't look like another River Trip Day and I am not all that eager for another right away anyway

Now... That new Video rendered and ready, uploaded it to Vimeo and here it is

Noontime and off to the Price Chopper to win my Fortune, Cashed in my $67 Win
Over to Machine One to get $47 worth of Lottos and headed back to win a $2, $5, $15 and $17
Of course that would not do so I headed down to the Fast Stop to see what I could see
Cashed in my nice Win to try for a nicer one, got my samples and headed back
This time won back a $5, $10, $15 nd $15, not quite what I ordered

And then... Afternoon, and the Sun is shining and warm out there so here we go again
Headed to the River Park, skimmed past the Ball Park... No Games today and the park was bare
Then the Shelter, looked like a Party in there, on down to the Boat Ramp, and quiet there
Just a few in the Doggy Park, just not many at the park for a Sunday it seemed

~ On the River Sunday ~

Then down at the Boat Ramp some action. a guy and his kids all over the bank with this and that
Then boats going by, Hikers and all... The usual action... then back to the Shelter on on the Trail
On a quiet starting Day, quite a bit of action down there, and I stayed later than usual

So, something to do when I wake up on Monday Morning... Edit the Video I got

~ Sunday ~ Busy Sunday ~



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