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

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~ On the 15th Day of July my True Love Said to me ~ Gee ain't it funny... How Time slips away ~



~ Monday, July 22, 2019 ~
~ A Gorgeous Day all over Again ~
~ Cooler Weather ~ I Like It! ~

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~ Lots of Coleus out Front ~

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Well as I remember, the Guy on Channel 4 was talking about storms all over last Evening
I must have misheard him or he was mistaken because we had a very quiet Night
And now this Morning at 6:30 we have a very pleasant 68 Degrees and only heading to 82 later
Now if it would just stay about like that until September I might agree with the Weather

OK, Computer Morning runaround done, what's next? Beats me... My Crossword was working
And I found another Jumble to work, Sunday's Blog updated and Posted, so now what's to do?
Well I want to take a look at those Tomato plants out back, that might take 5 Minutes
And got to head somewhere for Lottos and after that, hmmmmm... Oh well...

Well 8:15 a.m. and bored, took a look at my latest Garden Video, I had added some Lyrics to the Music
So I thought I could add a few more... And did that and rendered again and Uploaded
Wanna see it again? NO? Well I am gonna post it again with the added Lyrics and maybe just for ME!


OK... Then a knock on the Door, Tom asking to hook his Hose to mine, wanted to clean out the A/C units all over
So I hooked my Hose to the Kitchen Faucet, he hooked my Hose to His and away he went

~ Toms Hose hooked up to my Hose ~

And then I was off to the Fast Stop, 'Hola Gringo, More Lottos please!
Cashed in $25 worth of Winners, added a Fiver and bought Six Tickets, headed back

On the way down the Hill to my place I saw the Neighbors out again so I pulled in front of their place
Had a seat in one of my chairs and then a lot of Chat and Photo showing while Tom watered away down the Hill
Then Tom was finished, time for me to head in and turn off the water and scratch my Lottos
And scratched away at Six Tickets and scratched off exactly NO WINS! NUTZ!

Got a catch-up Photo of the Sweet Potato Plant in the Pot, doing quite well it seems
The Vines don't climb by themselves it seems, they would grow horizontally if the Plant was in the ground
But with a little help on propping them up they now have reached a height of over Five Feet

~ Sweet Potato Vines at Five Feet ~

I made one more Trip to the Price Chopper to try again for Lottos, so what... it's only money
On this attempt I only won $10, Oh well, I ain't broke yet for the Month, try again Tuesday

And again all the activity was in the Morning, just cruised through the rest of he Day... Bye Bye

~ Monday ~ Cooler and just One Gorgeous Day! ~



~ Sunday, July 21, 2019 ~
~ Early Morning T-Storm ~
~ Mid Morning Power Failure ~

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~ There's the Trumpet Plant ~ Where's the Vine? ~

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An early Start on Sunday, woke up at 3 a.m. to Lightning Flashes and T-Boomers
Sounds like we got a pretty good Rain, hope it puts off watering out front for another couple Days
Checking the Weather App at 8 a.m. Says 71 and light Rain, that cooler Temp should feel good
Flipped on the Window Cam, doesn't look like any Rain to me... Also says it is going to another 90... Oh well
Well, 90 for Today, then Five Days in the 80s, then back to the 90s, see if they stick to that

Hey USA Today? What's the deal with your online Puzzles? The 'Jumble' won't load any more
And now the Crossword doesn't change for Sunday, I did find another Jumble on the net
But in a small layout I don't like, maybe I can find another one, also there are other Crosswords

So there too, poured my Coffee, hunted for Puzzles, worked a Crossword I didn't like
And then found a Jumble that I didn't like, but I worked both of them

So then... Time to head out for Lottos, where to, suppose Navru is working on Sunday?
Sometimes he does, I can tell when I pass by his place up the Hill from me
And his Car wasn't there so I headed to the Fast Stop and his Car wasn't there either...
And I saw that USPS had delivered Pat's HDMI Cable so I picked that up on the way out
Then I got my Lottos from the clerk on Duty and called Pat from the Fast Stop
Told her I had her HDMI Cable and would stop on the way back to deliver it, and did that

Then scratched away on my Tickets and Lookee! A $5, $10 and a $40 Winner
A good start, yeah... The $40 Win was hiding on the back of that Ticket, tickled to find it there

~ One more $40 Win for July ~ I Love It! ~

And then... Disaster struck... at 11 a.m. While I was entering the Tickets for Points, I heard a loud THUMMMMMMM!
Then the Lights went out, Oh Woe, How can I live without Electricity? Well just wait it out
A little later, still entering my Tickets on my Cell Phone, I heard some rumbling outside
Went out to see a big Fire Truck was out in Front, I walked up the Stairs, asked the Fireman what was going on
He said a Limb had fallen on the Power Line and broke it, decided to head on back to see what I could see

~ Fire Dept answering someone's Call ~

And what I could see was a branch up high hanging on an Electric Wire and another broken wire lying on the Ground
So, got some Photos of that situation, and then what? I headed to the Price Chopper to cash in my $55 Win, got more

~ Broken Wire Here and There ~

Headed back Home and there out in front of my Place were two Kansas City Power & Light Trucks
Hot Dog, gonna fix the Electricity for me, hope it's quick, I want my Computer
Then this time only scratched off a $25 win, so lost $10, I can live with that
Went back out to see what the KCPL Guys were doing, trying to get that limb off the Upper Wire first

Got a few Photos and then went next door to sit and talk with Chris and Julie
Talked over the Power situation while the Guys were working away on the problem
More talk and then I showed them some Photos and Videos and hoping for some Power soon

~ Guys Working on the Problem ~

And time slipped on toward 2 p.m. and the guys headed to their Trucks, have we got some Juice now?
See ya later to the Neighbors and climbed the Hill back to my place, headed in and the Lights were ON again!

~ Power On ~ Heading Out ~

So then, we got Lights, We got A/C. we got lots of time left in the Day, still ony 80 Degrees
Now time for a snack and some TV Catching up... Let's get with the Program
And I got with the Program, got me a snack, caught up with the Afternoon News
Poured me a Glass of Juice and sat out front in that now moderate Weather for a while

Back in to Oven up me some of them there Crispy Tater Crowns and a Poke Chop
An Episode of Justified, then a Movie and then a Music Finale

~ Yeah, an Eventful and Busy and some Fun Day... Ole! ~



~ Saturday, July 20, 2019 ~
~ Another Hot One ~
~ Just Lottos and Pat's Laptop ~

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No need to check the Weather for the Day, they said it would be ditto Friday
Except starting out the Day Warmer than it did Friday, at 83 Degrees at 8 a.m.
On through a slow morning, phone call from Pat, needing help seeing why an email didn't mail

So, Shower routine, clean clothes and headed out for Lottos, stopping at Pat's on the way
Some apps changing here and there, some instruction on what I did and all ready to go

Then off to the Fast Stop, How ja do, How ja do and gimmee some Lottos and Gas
Got my Lottos and a Tank of Gas and headed Home, a modest win of $25, only lost $10
Well that's a bit better than on Friday so we don't cry over lost Lottos

Nothing else to report for the rest of the Day except a Visit next door with a Neighbor
Well kind of a record Photo Day, did not take a single Photo for the last Two Days!

So finished up a slow Saturday and on to a slow Sunday... Maybe?

~ Saturday ~ Bye Bye ~



~ Friday, July 19, 2019 ~
~ 100 Degree Sunny Day ~
~ And Baby... It was HOT out There! ~

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Friday already! Where did this week go and what did I do all week anyway? Was a busy Day Thursday
Nothing in store for today as far as any plan though... Just decide where to for Lottos
Well I have a job out front I have been wanting to do, but too hot and Back too much hurting
The Mowers run their machine over the rocks out front and spill them in the Parking area
They need to be swept and shoveled back on the lawn but Tom isn't interested in doing that
I've done it from time to time and now it's due again, Oh well, someday I might feel like it

What's the Weather we face out there this Sunny Morning... Well Baby it's hot out there, heading to 100 they say
OK, Shower, Shampoo, Shave and out the door, Oh yeah, It's hot out there!
Saw the neighbors were out down the Hill so I tooled on down in the Car
Handed the Wife a copy of my Year 2019 Second Quarter Video, first one I gave her was blank
Then I had a seat and we had a long chat until the Ride came to take Chris to his Dialysis Appointment

Then headed up the Hill for a trip to the Fast Stop again, Yo Gringo! Gimmeee some winners!
Got my Tickets and headed Home, might as well have stayed Home, only a $5 Win, a No Go fer sure

And there was just about NOTHING else to complain about all Day except the Heat
Oh Woe such a slow and nothing Day...

~ Friday ~ The Day before Saturday ~



~ Thursday, July 18, 2019 ~
~ Another Visit from Patricia ~
~ And another Garden Video first Thing ~

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~ Front Garden July 16th ~

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I think it's Thursday, let me check the Calendar... Yeah... And same Weather as Wednesday
78 now, 99 later and Sunny (of course)... I like everything in the Forecast except the 99 Degrees
And at this early Hour I am thinking I might need to water again today

So on with my Morning Start, finished my Computer catch-up at 8 a.m. Now what?
Well, yesterday I went out front and tried a Video of my Garden with my Phone Cam
And it turned out too jittery for my Taste, so let's try to do it right

I lugged the big Tripod out front, set my Video Cam on top and started in
As usual, got the whole scene from one end to the other and back, Ho Hum
May be boring to most but I like to see it and the Music is purdy too

Then edited and Rendered and Uploaded by 9:15 a.m, Wanna see it?
Well just in case, here it is... Got a better take this try, live and learn... Huh?


And then off and running to the Price Chopper... Needed some Cran/Grape Juice and Lottos
Got my Stuff and headed back, Juice into the Fridge and scratched my Lottos and lookee there!
The last Ticket, my Favorite 'Crossword' was a Winner! Five Words on the Top Game for a win of $25!
And Five Words on the bottom Game for another $25... times Three... for $75, add them up for a $100 Win!

~ Second $100 Win for July ~

So then a call from Pat, doing anything today? Nope just winning Lottos
So she said she would be trotting down the Hill about 1:30 p.m. for a Visit
Well I was out of some of my TV Chompin Goodies, Nuts and Chocolates and such
Back to the Price Chopper to reload and then down the Hill to check in with Navru
Cashed in my $100 Win, got some lottos, Navru gave me some Freebie Chompins and away I went

~ More Goodies from the Fast Stop ~

Worked my new Lottos for nuthin, oh well, then back to the Computer to work on this and that
And later, knockity knock, come in, Pat arrived for a catch up Visit, been about three weeks since the last
So a lot of Chat and catch-up on my latest Videos and then some Bobby Flay (of course)
Finished the Visit with am episode of 'Justified' Then the climb back up the Hill time and TV Time for me

That was... Until about 6 p.m. and knockity knock again, those two 'Latter Days Saints' girls
I thought they would have given up after their last Visit, I just ain't religious...
But they wanted to show me a Video... And give me a booklet which I had aready read a long time agao
It was HOT out there and I invited then in but they said they couldn't. some rule they have
So I watched their Video (on her phone).. a simple little Childish tale of their religion... Hmmm
Then some more talk, and I mostly took over telling them how and what I believed about the subject
And they hung in there with this and that, finally gave up, thanks for your time and headed out

Then it was 7 p.m. and I needed to water out front, hooked up the Hose, watered good from one end to the other again
The plants really needed it and got a good drenching, finished that, headed in for Dinner
Finally wound down the Bizzy day with a Pork Chop and another episode of 'Justified'...
And then it was 'Good Night Donald... Good Night'...

~ Thursday ~ One more Day like Wednesday ~



~ Wednesday, July 17, 2019 ~
~ Hot Sunny Day ~
~ Nice Lotto Win ~

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~ Trumpet Vines Plants in the Kitchen ~

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Wednesday all over again, happens every week about this time, so Happy Wednesday to you
Well Joe says we are in for lots of hot weather now, how come it's most always too hot or too cold?
What we have for Today? 77 at 6:30 a.m. Be nice if it would stay that way, Sunny and heading to 99
I guess now we have to wait til September for any decent weather again...

On through the Morning Computer stuff and I forgot to drink my Coffee... oh well
Then off to seek my Fortune and a stop at the ATM for Ammo, down the hill to the Fast Stop
Buenos Dias Amigo and gimmee some Winner Lottos, bought Sevem and headed Home

I saw the Neighbor was out front so I stopped in front of his place
Some Chat with neighbor Chris, his Wife and Tom who was unloading his truck scross the street
Then back to my place for scratching, got a Glucerna then scratched off a DUD!
Next a nice $25, then a $20, $5, $20, another DUD and a final $5... HAH! $75 Win!

~ Won Five out of Seven Tries ~ Not Bad !~

The rest of the Day was just a Sunny Hot wind down, nothing doing but hiding from the Heat
Slow Afternoon, slower Evening and that's all she wrote fr Wednesday

~ Wednesday ~ Summer is here for Sure ~



~ Tuesday, July 16, 2019 ~
~ Not much but Nice Weather ~
~ A tad of Gardening ~

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And so, another Day in August... Oh? Not August? Sure feels like it now
Well not at the Moment, only 73 Degrees at 8:30 a.m. But gonna be Sunny and heading to 91
And as usual, no plans for another long hot Day, just coast through I guess
Well I did make two Videos Monday, what else needs to be Photographed?

Eased through the rest of the Morning and it was 11 a.m. before heading out
I had one of those 99 Cent Coupons in my Email to take advantage of so off to the Price Chopper
This one was for Orieda Frozen Taters, your Choice, I thought these big Golden Chunks looked good

~ Nice 99 Cent Buy at the Price Chopper ~

Then hit the ATM and headed down to the Fast Stop for some chat and Lottos
And the Lotto Lady showed up and Howjado, Howjado and good to see ya
I had my Photo of all the Big Ones I won this year, showed her and of course she was impressed... HAH!
Then headed Home, unloaded, workd my lottos for a skinny $10 and now what?
Well now, those Trumpet Vine Seeds I planted way back when? Doing OK out front
So it is time to bring them in and hope for some Vines to climb the Shelves?
Nothing else going on so let's do it. amd they look comfortable on the bottom shelf now

~ Some Trumpet Vines ~ Maybe? ~

Then that Planter, not much luck there, is that Plant at the left end a Trumpet Vine?
Don't know so I took one Plant from a Pot and put it in there, and hope for the best

~ One Trumpet Vine planted in this Planter ~

OK, that's all for Tuesday, is a bizzy Wednesday ahead? I doubt it... See ya!

~ Tuesday ~ Oh Well ~



~ Monday, July 15, 2019 ~
~ Halfway through the Month ~
~ A Morning short Video ~

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Well Guten Morgen! And the best thing about this Day so far is that it isn't Sunday
And no news about the Weather except it looks like will be a tad cooler, 71 at 7 a.m. That's nice
Sunny again and topping out at 87, yeah, that will do, and maybe more purdy Clouds?
We have had more Gorgeous Cloudy Days lately than I remember, does anyone else notice?

Woke up about 5 a.m. That didn't seem quite enough of my last Dream so I drifted off again
Woke up again about 6 a.m. and what's that Noise? Just a faint thump... bump... against the Window
Did that Toad revive or did another one lose it's way and fall into the Window Well
Will have to check on that again, not loud but annoying when trying to fall asleep

Now... time for my Coffee and check to see if my Crossword is workable today...
And it was and then what? Decided to post a Book on Facebook for Sally again, the latest idea
She challenged everyone to post 7 Books they have read...I posted about 10 already
Today I chose a Tour Book of Mexico... Then posted... 'Maybe I should make a Video of Mexico'
I already had some footage on my Padre Island Video, added that to my Video Editor Timeline
Added some Titles and Music and Caramba! A new Video of my visit to Matamoros, Mexico


Then my Morning runaround to Walgreens for as some stuff then to the Price Chopper for Lottos
Might as well have stood in bed for all the money I did not win!

Then a short Visit with the Neighbor and his Wife before he tooled off to the Doctor
Has to have Dialisis Three times a week, sure glad I don't have to do that at all!

Then just doodled around for the rest of the Day, then decided to make that Video up there on top
I had several short Videos and some Photos of the Clouds we have had the last few Days
Put them together on the Time Line of my Video Edtitor, added Jim Reeves for a song and Voila!
Another Video to upload and bore people with, that is if anyone ever watches it besides me

That was pretty well all of it for uhhh... what Day was that anyway?

~ Monday ~ Yep ~ New Day ... New Week... ~



~ Sunday, July 14, 2019 ~
~ Another Weather Day like the last Four? ~
~ Yep, 90 Again ~

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~ Abe Lincoln snoozing in the Clouds ~

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Sunday, Sunday, wish it was Monday... And it's Blog changing time after this one
I start a new page every 1st and 15th of the Month and July is almost half gone
I wonder if anyone reads this drivel but me anyway... I feel like it's me talking to myself
Pat says ahe reads it now and then, and it sure comes in handy when I want to remember something
And helps to wake me up between my Juice and Coffee in the Morning, uhhhh...
Excuse me while I pour a Cup and go work my Crossword online

OH NO! They did it again, same Crossword as on Saturday... and my Jumble doesn't come on now
There are other Crosswords online but I don't like any I found much, Oh well what's to do?

So some more wandering around on the Internet, reading other's drivel and taking Tests I get in Email
And Ho Hum again and shower time and where do I go for Lottos? Got irritated a bit with Navru Saturday

Noon Time, bored, what to do? Made Three trips for Lottos, won some, lost most, Oh well
Can't think of one little thing to do... Woe is me...

After one trek for Lottos I saw the Neighbor out front so I stopped for for a chat
Saw Abe Lincoln in the Clouds above the Complex so of course got a Photo
And on to a very slow Afternoon, later I popped open a Grape Soda and headed out front
It was around 90 Degrees but there was a nice breeze and not all that uncomfy at all
About all the action there was a few purdy Clouds drifting over and Humming Birds visiting the Feeder

~ Birdies Visiting Again ~

Then back into finish a very long and nothing Day, enough of that Weekend for me

~ Sunday ~ Un Dia muy Lento... ~



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