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~ Sunday January 23, 2021 ~
~ Another COLD Winter Day ~
~ Sunny but COLD! ~

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~ Bernie dropped by to Visit ~

And COLD this Morning... 22 Degrees out there at 8 a.m. but Sunny and on the way to 41
I guess I can handle that... The Sun helps a lot... With the Tenp and my mood
Now 9 a.m. I did my Internet run arounds and my Puzzles and thinking what's for today?
Did good on my Lottos last two Days, do I dare try again? Did best at the Fast Stop
Lost some at the Price Chopper, actually made a profit on Friday, bank account still looking good

And that next Donation from the US Treasury, will they get that going? That sure would be nice to play with
Some people need it bad, with my SS and Pension, I'm doing as good as usual, that Virus hasn't got me at all
I really haven't changed a thing except I have to put that mask on when I go in some places
Just more of the good luck I have had for the past 80 Years, really not much to gripe about at all

Oh boy.... That Wind is moaning out there... But the sun is shining, still says 22 Degrees... Brrrrrrr! again
Lessee, what to do? OK, need to put my Sheets in the Laundry, that will take Five minutes, what else?
Ho Hum... Looks like another long long and what to do Day

Oh yeah, have you seen all the Photos of Bernie Sanders all over the place lately? He dropped by here to chat a few Minutes, said he had to get some Lottos at the Fast Stop

~ Saturday ~ ~



~ Friday January 22, 2021 ~
~ Just another mild Winter Day ~
~ Sunny but not Warm ~

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More Sun in my Window on Friday Morning but I think Joe said more cold on the way
Oh yeah! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Says 28 Degrees out there at 8 a.m. and only heading to 34 tops
Oh well, Two more real nice Days in January were a boost, no plans for any outside events

Lets go do my first Indoor event, my Puzzles and Coffee
And the Crossword was sort of routine but the Jumble kind of ezee and thilly... (yeth)
So what else is on the Agenda for this sunny Morning? I guess just a shower and boredom

And then off to the ATM for some Cash and down the Hill to the Fast Stop and Navru was in a happy mood
Some chat about the good Political News, chose $35 worth of possibles and up the Hill to home
Then happily scratched off $50 in Wins, and then off to another boring Day

Then just more doodling here and there on the Internet, what would I do without my Computer?
On through the slow Day and about 2 p.m. Looking out on the Window Cam I saw a Truck pull up out front
HAh! The Plumber is back to fix that noise every Ten Minutes, met him at the door
Then him on the Toilet and me on the Computer, some chat while he installs a complete new Valve

~ Now is the Leak fixed? ~

Then out with the Trash and back to the TV, Ho Hum all over again
Later checked out how the Toilet fix was doing, Oh Oh... OK, Not leaking into the Bowl
But now a drip drip on the Floor, from the bottom of the Tank, what's that?
Oh well, slight drip, I just put the trash receptacle under it, see if it just might go away?

Then again, Ho Hum, just the usual wind down of a not a lot going on Day

~ Friday ~ I Think I covered all the Action ~



~ Thursday January 21, 2021 ~
~ Happy Days are Here Again! ~
~ Good Luck Joe ~ Do it up Right! ~

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~ More Blooms om the Stems of the Spider Plant ~


Well yes... I have never felt as much relief after a Presidential Election than I did on Wednesday Evening
I was uneasy on Tuesday wondering what might happen on the Day before the Inauguration
And again uneasy as I watched Joe Biden climb the Capitol Steps for the Inauguration Ceremony
Then even more when he got out of the Car and walked to the White House and then relief when he walked in

And more Happy Times... Yesterday when I tried my Car and actually drove it up that Hill to get my Mail
Was that trouble I had something that can be taken care of without replacing the Transmission?
Have to do some checking around, and might try to go get some Lottos today at the Fast Stop

OK, some of this and that, a lot of 'that' roaming around on the Internet
Then around 11 a.m. bright Sun and warmer Temps and out to the good old Mercedes, started right up
Then backed across the Street, into Forward and away we went up that steep hill quite smoothly
And a smooth ride all the way to the Fast Stop and Navru happy to see me, some catch up chat
Found enough cash for $35 worth of Lottos and off back up the Hill with no problem
Stopped in at Chucks Garage to chat with the lady about possibly checking my Transmission
Not too many do Mercedes Transmission work and she advised they were one that didn't
Too bad because they are my first Choice Garage in Parkville of Five that I know of

~ Warm Sunny Thursday Morning ~

And then back to el Ranchito to work my Lottos, see if I could remember how... And I did
Scratched off a couple Losers, then a nice $25 Winner and the last another $5 Winner, $30 so far
Then entered my Tickets for Points, and Hah! Enough to redeem for a $5 Ticket and printed that off
So that Penny I founnd on the Floor as I walked out of the Fast Stop gave me enough luck to win my money back

On into a Sunny and Warm afternoon, took the Trash to the Bin, then later hiked up to the Mailbox
Some more info Mail from my new Health Plan, looks better all the time... Hurray!
Then just another TV wind down to end a better feeling warm sunny Day

~ Thursday ~ The White House feels Safer to me Now ~



~ Wednesday January 20, 2021 ~
~ Another Historic Day ~
~ 16th President in my Lifetime ~

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~ Joe Bideo Inauguration ~

Hopefully we get through this Day without negative happenings, hoping for some good news for a change
Very truly the worst President I have seen in my last 89 Years is vacating the White House
I have seen several I didn't care much for but by far this one has been the absolute worst for the USA

So, let's get on with the good Day ahead and Joe says TWO good Weather Days ahead for us... in the 50s!
Today, still a cold 27 Degrees out there at 8 a.m. but Sunny and heading to 51 later
And maybe an even better 54 Degrees Tomorrow, bring it on please!

Nothing on the Agenda for Wednesday yet except another Service Call on that leaky Toilet Valve
I used to fix things like that myself at my House in Saint Joseph, I took a look at this one
And can't see just why it is still leaking after a new valve flapper was installed, hope the Plumber can
8:30 a.m. Time to head for the TV, sip a Glucerna and wave goodbye to that failure

~ Bideo Inauguration Speech ~

OK, I'm back at 11:20 a.m. and they are still at that Inaugural Ceremony but most all the inportant stuff is finished
And such a relief that they have had no problems with it, I was uneasy watching Biden walk up those Capitol steps
But so far not a speck of trouble and maybe we can have some good Government for a change

And then, on with the Day, checked my Email and there was my IRS Notice from my Pension Account
OK, I can file my Income Tax and set about doing that on TurboTax as usual, all free and fast
They ask a lot of not needed stuff but I waded through it and finished and filed and I get all my Tax Back
They don't take much out of my IBM Pension but nice to have it back to play with

And now what? Some News too good to be true! Is my Car OK for now? I was going to check my Mail
But before heading up te Hill on foot, thought I would test out the Car, started it up
It would Reverse OK but not go Forward when I last tried, this time it WOULD! go Forward and Reverse! HUH!
What was wrong last time then? So I tried it some more, it kept working so I drove it up the hill to the Mailbox!
Was it just a one time hitch? Is it OK to try to drive somewhere? Just might do that tomorrow... Hope Hope!

OK, been watching the Inaugural stuff all Day, let's go back and see some more, so glad to see someone else there
And I watched that until local News Time, then switched to my TV and Movie Time as usual
Then Dinner and finished the best happiest Day in quite a while, Oh yes, a good Day!

~ Wednesday ~ Yes! A Good Day! ~



~ Tuesday January 19, 2021 ~
~ The Last Day of the Demon ~
~ Some Sun and a little Warmer ~

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OK, Tuesday, what's for Today? Big Day tomorrow... Well maybe another Toilet Service Day today
Checked the Service Call yesterday on the Web Site today, shows the call is still open
So I'll check back later and then place another Service Call so the guy can try again

And what's tomorrow? I hope it goes well... Get that Nut out of there and hope things quiet down
Why do so many People not know what a danger he is to everyone and everything?
All anyone has to do is actually LISTEN to what he says.... And NOT believe his lies... MEIN GOTT!

Just thinking though, it sure would help if the TV and Online News sources would tell the truth
I have heard wrong information on all the Sources I watch but some reporters are worse than others
I believe that CNN has the most Honest ones, MSNBC a couple that I doubt hang with the truth much
But I can not watch FOX... So much total informnation on there is so obviously false
I am a Republican and they are supposed to be leaning that way but I just can't take their lies!

OK... I did it... Sipped my Coffee and worked my Puzzles, what a lively life I do lead! Oh yes
Did I check the Weather yet? I think it's supposed to get warmer.... Let's see
Not yet, Clear and 28 Degrees out there now, then partly Sunny and heading to 43, then to 50 Wednesday

Well now, this and that and I made it to 11:30 a.m. so far and wondering why I feel so 'locked up' these Days
About the only things I have not been doing is running out for Lottos every Day, I can get Groceries by Delivery
I think I am now saving some Money and do not miss the Lottos much so what's the Deal?
I got rides for my one Medical Appointment, a trip to Platte City, another to hit the ATM
And one more for a Haircut, now only one Appointment left for January so I don't need a Car but sure do want one
Just going to have to fix my Mercedes or find a replacement, just feel the need for wheels!

On into the Afternoon, a little TV off and on all Morning. then took out the Trash
Noticed Chris out front so I trotted down there for a little Chat, then saw thw Amazon Truck
Stopped at my place with a Package, the Cat Food I ordered and the Cat was with me at Chris' place
I told him that lunch was ready and headed back and he followed me, then in to get him a cup
And back out to feed the Cat and then head back to the TV

~ A Little Food from Amazon for the Cat ~

Finished ot the Afternoon with the Political stuff, be glad when that tapers off some
Then the Evening News and gave up to switch to an episode of the 'Mentalist' and then a Movie
Made it to around 9 p.m. and then started my Dream watch for all night

~ Tuesday ~ Made it again... ~



~ Monday January 18, 2021 ~
~ Big Event ~ Barber Day ~
~ Another Day like Yesterday ~

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Monday Monday, I do like Monday... And I do have something planned for the Day
Try for a Haircut about 9 a.m. Pat is coming by to give me a ride to and fro
What's the Weather if I have to wait out front for a seat? Only a couple Customers allowed in at a time

Oh, not so good, only 27 Degrees out there now and cloudy, later heading to 41 or so
Well I can wear my heavy Jacket and hope I can get in quick... Now... Off to my Puzzles

Puzzles done, more Internet browsing, 9 a.m. and here comes Pat and off to the Barber
Good Luck, had just opened and no one waiting, headed in and Pat took off for her Store
Didn't take Ten minutes and I was up and out and headed next door to the Price Chopper
Traded in $25 of Winners for $25 of losers then waited at the Door for Pat all over again
And after not too long, she arrived, I climbed in and we were back home and my Lottos worked by 10:30 a.m.

And then.... What? Not much... Something wrong with my Toilet... Flush Valve leaking I guess
A partial flush about every 15 minutes, sent an Email to the Owners, said a guy would come today
On to the TV afternoon, he showed up around 3:30 or so, replaced a little rubber flap in there
Back to my TV Afternoon and Evening and that flush still happening, so, I will message again

That was all for the Day and it sure wasn't much, Oh well, Winter and no Car... Oh well

~ Monday ~ Huh? Where was I? ~



~ Sunday January 17, 2021 ~
~ A Little more Action ~
~ We Had some Sunshine... I love my Sunshine! ~

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~ Some Sunday Sun ~

Sunday again? Yeah... 'Let's get started here'... What's for Sunday? Any suggestions?
Well the Weather first, did I even go outside on Saturday? Yes, leaned out to set out some bites for the Cat
No trash to take out and no Mail to climb up the Hill to collect... (Email tells me if there is any)
Well a chilly 26 Degrees to start, then partly Sunny and a not too bad looking 40 Degree top

Already checked the Internet for nothing, so now Off to my daily Puzzles

And I did it, and those Puzzles are NOT getting harder, they are getting weirder!
Making up silly comments instead of real words... Like 'sodoi'...

Ho Hum, Slow nuthin much day as of 11 a.m. But a couple of Dates set for later
I need some Cash for this and that and don't have any in my Pocket and so, called Navru for a ride
He's working today but will come by after work to take me to the Price Chopper
There I can cash in my big $15 Win, hit the ATM for Cash, then buy a few new Lottos, and some for the Barber
Then I called Patricia to see where she was heading out next week as I need a ride to the Barber Shop
She's going shopping Monday Morning so she can drop me off at the Barber, pick me up on the way home
Looks like a busy Week ahead... doesn't it? HAH!

Then watching TV, thinking did I vote for that criminal? I know I didn't want Hillary
So I checked my 2016 Blog, yeah I did but please don't blame all this on that Vote of mine
As I was saying back then, ANYONE BUT HILLARY!

~ Well Everyone makes Mistakes ~ I Made One Here ~

Then on into the Afternoon and about 2 p.m. here comes Navru and off to the Price Chopper
Cashed in my $15 Birthday Winner, hit the ATM for Cash for my Haircut later
Then hit the Machine for $35 worth of Lotto maybes and headed for Home
Navru parked in front of his place, I headed across the Street for the Mailbox, got my Mail
And headed back down the Hill to home... and to work my Lottos

And lookee there... A $5 and $20 Winner, so looks like I made a little off that deal
Only lost $20 of my own money and $10 of the gift Winner, so the rest was profit

Then 3 p.m. Time to set out some Dinner and catch up on the latest Presidential crimes
On into the Evening, watching my Movie about 8 p.m. a knock on the Door, Navru again
He asked earlier if he could print off some things on my Printer, so sure come on in
So Navru off to the Printer, me back to my TV and then some chat and see ya later

Back to finish my Movie and my Day, goodbye weekend

~ Sunday Done ~ Let's try Monday ~



~ Saturday January 16, 2021 ~
~ Another 'Weak End' ~
~ Planting Day ~ Dalhia and Swiss Chard ~

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~ Snow Birds out Front ~

January 16th and time to start another Page, Two Pages a Month and now up to Page 280
Time seems to be passing fast even in these dull Days of Weather and inside all the time
Well there are thoughts in my head, seems like 24 Hours a day thinking about this and that
Then dreaming about it all Night, seems very little 'out of it' real sleep

OK, Woke up now, Puzzles done, ready for Coffee and what's the Weather? Looks cold out there
31 Degrees and Cloudy out there now, then says Sunny and all the way up to 37
I'm looking for next mid-Week when it says middle 50s again

Well looks like I need some new Plants in the Kitchen Gardens, Two Aerogardens out of service
The last Basil Plant seems to be retiring after blooming, and the Parlor Plan is fading away
I had the Parlor Palm sitting on the Grow Light and it' heat sort of cooked the roots looks like<
And the Butterfly Weed seeds in the Pots experiment aren't going anywherw again but away
I am Trying another Butterfly Seed planting in AeroGarden Three after the unplugged Pump incident
Just might try some more pods from Aerogarden there later but what?

~ Parlor Palm Retiring? ~

Well now, checked what Seeds I had out in the Pantry, lots of this and that
Decided to try some Dahlia Plants in the Two Pots in the Kitchen, pulled out the Butterfly failures
Then into the Living Room to put some Swiss Chard in the Pods in Aero Garden Three
I tried the Chard before in one AeroGarden and had some good luck growing some good food

Then, anything else to bore you with on Saturday? Can't remember, so off to the TV again

~ Saturday ~ I Existed ~



~ Friday January 15, 2021 ~
~ Halfway Through January ~
~ Winter comes Back ~

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~ Some Snow out Front at 7 a.m. ~

Yeah, 31 Degrees out there at 7 a.m. and Cloudy, saying Snow and a top of 33 Degrees
Well it is still January and that means some Winter Weather now and then
And just enough light out front now to see we have some very light Snow and I hope it stays light

I need a sip of Coffee, Juice is finished and Puzzles ready to be solved and off we go at 7:30 a.m.
OK, worked my Puzzles, posted an old Video and then a complaint on Facebook about 'Share' and 'Repost'
People have nothing in their lives to brag about so they see some silly thing and copy it and 'repost'
Then ask others to share and repost it... DANG! Do something yourself and post your owm stuff
My stuff may not be so interesting but at least it is MY stuff

~ More Snow out front at 9 a.m. ~

And now, 9:30 a.m. brrrrrrrrrrr, the Wind now and then howing some out front
Then I took another look out on the Window Cam and we have some more snow
I think that Joe said it would snow all day, how much we gonna get anyway?

Then interrupted my do-nothing Day to notice the Basil Plant in the Pot was reaching too far
Less than an inch to the hot grow light above, what should we do, OK, move it to the shelf above
Not much time to go anyway, just tiny Blooms, no leaves big enough to harvest and so...

~ Moved the Basil Plant from the Heat of the Light ~

Noticed I was out of a couple food items and getting low on others and so, yeah, online again
Ordered this and that, lots of some stuff, have to have $35 total for free Delivery
Then gave ip and headed to the TV, And what from then on? Just same old stuff
Got my Price Chopper delivery, put it away, fed the Cat then finished out the long Day

~ Friday ~ Too Boring to Talk About ~



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