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~ Friday, December 2, 2021 ~
~ Trip to the River ~ Oooops Park Closed ~
~ Yep, another nice Sunny Day ~

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~ Tomato Plants looking Good ~

Oh look! It's Friday already, another Week flew by and I didn't notice
Well been kinda busy with a little of this and that and already been busy today
Finishing up that Video I made yesterday and it's better than I expected
Want to take a peek, it's not very long

Navru showed up just as I finished my Video, I uploaded it and then headed for the Price Chopper
Traded in yesterday's $15 Winners, added $30 to get a handful out of Machine One
And then back to stop by for chat with Chris and Julie, then in to work my Lottos for $45 in Wins.. Even up

Next Garden repair time... The longest Vine from the Peperomis plant on the Bottom shelf fell down
I had it taped to the Ceiling after it had no place to go after hitting the top Shelf
So I got my Ladder out again, climbed up there to retape it I hope a bit better

~ Disaster! The Vine Fell ~ OK... Back up Again ~

Time slipped on until early Afternoon and again, let's head to the Park, nice and Sunny and warm out there
Cruised on down, heading into the park and Whooops. the Bridge at Rush Creek closed with warning Signs
And why did they do that anyway? Oh yeah, Christmas fireworks on the River, but why Platte Park?
Seems to me they always fired the Fireworks near the Creek in English Landing Park
Then someone said Nope, they are gonna do that in Platte Park this time and so, no trip to the Boat Ramp

Then decided to get a little Video and hike down Rush Creek to the Bridge

Had some chat with people leading their Puppies to the Park then seeing the NO signs
Most like me had forgotten it was the Cristmas Party thing, then headed over to English Landing
And I got some Video of the blocked Entrance then headed down the Creek and got Video over there
Got into a lengthy conversation with a couple guys who had tugged their Dog over there
Then some Video showing the blocked areas there, then some Video of the Party site on the way Back

` And... had spent quite a bit of the Afternoon down there, loaded my new Video into my Computer
Then headed to my TV for a very late Lunch and to finish out the evening

So... Now something to do after Blog time on Saturday Mornng, edit and upload that Video to bore me and you

~ Friday ~ Found something to Do ~



~ Thursday, December 2, 2021 ~
~ A New Tedious Video ~ Then another Park Visit ~
~ Nice Warm and Sunny Day ~

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And up at 5 a.m. starting on Today's Blog at 6 a.m. and have a Project waiting
Have that long Hike in the Park on Wednesday to edit and upload when I get my Internet done
I checked a few things and worked my Crossword Puzzle to complete my wake up and then started my new Blog
And now that dumb Crossword is done, I had to cheat a litle... Who ever heard of 'sawm'?

Oh yeah, what's the Weather for this second Day of December? Lemmee look
Not bad at 7 a.m. 46 Degrees and Clear.. Then Wow! Sunny and heading to 72, that sounds great
Now on to that tedious Video editing we go...

Well that was a long hike but it doesn't look so far on the Video, I think the longest this year though
I did take one earlier from Platte Landing Park over to Engish Landing Park and back
But I think this last one may have been just a big longer... Finished the Video and here it is

Navru showed up while I was still editing my Video and started on his online stuff whatever it is
Then I finished my Video, uploaded it, posted it to Facebook and off to the rest of my Day
Next was that daily hunt for Winners and this time headed to the Price Chopper again
Got my samples and headed back to sccatch away and only won back $15, Lady Luck is hiding from me again

Then it was just this and that trying to find something to keep busy, on into the Afternoon
Then, Sunny and warm out there, let's head to the Park again before we get snowed in for the Winter
And more Visitors there than the Day before, soaking up the last warm Days of the year
Headed on down to the Platte Landing Boat Ramp first, not as many in the Dog Park on the way

Not much going on other than the Hikers and Bikers passing by, a Fisherman down on the Ramp
A couple Bikers on the River Bank, I stopped to chat with them about River stuff here and there
Then got a little Video of them when they left, then a few other things and then headed back to the Shelter

Several people in and out of there, had some chat with a few, they were interested in my Web Site Address
I got a tiny bit more of Video there, then time passed on and time to head back, Navru still at work
I uploaded my new Video to the Computer for later and then time for a very late Lunch

Then Navru left, time for another TV News catchup and on into the late afternoon and my usual Evening
A busy enough Day and some Video to edit tomorrow and see if it's worth Posting..,

~ Thursday ~ Like a pleasant Spring Day ~



~ Wednesday, December 1, 2021 ~
~ Long Hike at the River Park ~
~ Sunny and Warmer ~

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Here we go again and the last Month in 2021, December starts with a Sunny Day at 44 Degrees at 9 a.m.
Then partly Sunny and heading to a nice warm Temp of 66 Degrees... More than expected of December

And first thing I finished up my Month of December Video, uploaded and added it to my BLog
Then posted the last page of my November Blog and now we start on the First half of December

On through the rest of my Internet Morning, Navru arrives and off to the Price Chopper
Cashed in my dinky $5 Win, hit the ATM for more ammo, hit Machine Two for my maybes
Then picked up the Goodies for the Day and headed home to scratch away and only win $15... YUCK!

Oh well, let's go try again... Tried Machine Two this time, maybe it feels generous?
And apparently not, back this time to win only $15, where's that BIG one?

OK... 1 p.m. Sunny and 60 Degrees, heading to the wide Missouri again... to see what we can see
And away we went... On past the Shelter, no activity in there, on down to the Boat Ramp
And nothing going on there except a Truck with a Boat on a Trailer backing down the Ramp
Well I don't need any more boat launch Videos, whar else is there to do? Take a Hike?

Not sure, every time I tried that lately, unless I was doing a Video, I tired out quickly
But, let's see how far I could go while getting a December look at the West Trail

Parked across from the Boat Ramp and started down the West Trail getting Video on the way
And made it to my Rock at the Pond Bridge and didn't even take a rest on my Rock
I wasn't planning of going all the way to the North Trail but kept going past the Pond
Getting tired and my back srarted aching some as usual... Then I saw a Bench ahead and made it there
Had a nice rest and then kept on and made it to the Corner where the West and North Trails meet

~ West Trail meets the North Trail ~

Then headed back... Made it back to the Bench, had a rest, then on to the Pond and a rest on my Rock
Then the final hike back to my Bench at the Ramp, had a short rest, then over to my Car and headed back

Now I have a Video with 42 takes on down the Trail, something to do when I get bored Tomorrow
And now... 4 p.m. time for a snack and get caught up with my TV News and then Movies all over again

~ Wednesday ~ Longest Hike since When? ~



~ Tuesday, November 30, 2021 ~
~ A tiny Bit of Gardening ~
~ Sunny and a bit Cooler ~

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One more Day of November, not quite as wintery as other Novembers I have used up
Had several comfortable November Weather Days down on the River this year, can't remember any last year
Was a nice warmer Day on Monday but they say a bit cooler today and then a real Summer Day is on the Way
Well a warmer start than Monday at 40 Degrees but only heading to 57, got over 60 on Monday

OK, Blog started, time to pour my Coffee and work my Crossword to get woke up, excuse me
Sip Sip and that was done in routine time, now what? Way too early on this mew day to get bored
But really I have done the same things so many times there just isn't much new to talk about

OH yes... just remembered I have that new Video to edit but it just doesn't look very interesting
But I will piddle around with it and see what I can see

So... 9 a.m. all edited and rendering and better (to me) than I thought it would be... but I am easy to please
My Videos are mainly for me to remind me of the good times I have had here and way over there
I have lost a lot of my old earlier Videos but I see I now have of the latest ones online on Vimeo

Then a couple of minutes in the Kitchen Garden, one more Tomato plant was looking good in the Aerogarden
I am only going to leave Three Plants in there, this it the third one I have moved to a pot

~ One more Tomato moved to a Pot ~

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~ Tomato Plants on the Way ~

That was enough Kitchen Gardening for the Month, what's next?
Took a minute to catch a Goodbye November Video of the Garden out front
And then added the latest Photos to my Month of December Video, finished, rendered and uploaded it

Then, off to an early TV, nothing else on the agenda... Then Navru left early at 3 p.m.
I started my Evening Movies early and kept on until later than usual
Was a good enough Day to wind up the Month, better inside that out

~ Tuesday ~ Goodbye November ~



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