Then, 7:15 a.m. What's that out front? lipped on the Window Cam, One of the Girls from upstairs
Scraping Ice off her Windshield, Oh well, will have to wait a while for my Lottos on this cold Morning
Some chat, traded in my Lotto Winners, bought $30 more possibles and back to el Ranchito Pequeno
Then scratched off exactly no Winners at all and a loss of $30, and nutz to that, now what?
Cruising on into the Afternoon, playing with Screen Shots for my November Blog Video
And chatting with Sigi in Germany on Messenger, he said he had just driven a big Dumper Truck
I asked him for the Site .url of his Company, got a Screen shot of a big Dumper Truck there
Then I put a Photo of Sigi in the Drivers Seat with my 'Paint.net' Photo Program
Now he can demo the Truck on my Blog Web Page too
And so, out in my Kitchen Garden I saw my new Tomato Plants were leaning some... get the rack...
So I snapped on the rack, then saw the Plants were beginning to Bloom, really tiny ones
So, never being satisfied, back to the Price Chopper to try to do better
Cashed in my $40 Win, bought $25 more, only won back $15, But still more than I had in my Pocket to start
OK, 1:30 p.m. My bizzy Day is done, on to coasting down to the Finish, and I am BORED
Nothing else of note to mention, just slipped through another TV Afternoon and Evening
And Donny went to bed at 8 p.m. Buenos Noches...
OK, 8:15 a.m. had my Coffee, worked my Crossword, getting bored already, and just what is my problem?
I can't just sit back and enjoy the Day, I need something fun and interesting to do
And I don't mean Housework, that's always available and can wait, so what NOW?
Well now, I was checking some of my later Blogs yesterday and found several missing Photos
So excuse me now, while I chase those down and replace them...
9 a.m. Well now, that didn't take long, Five Blog Pages corrected, with one missing Video
And 7 missing Photos all located and uploaded and all is well... (until I find more)
And 'Time Marches On' on that cold snowy Day and the Snow increases, ain't goin nowhere soon
Now what can I come up with to pass this long Day of Weather imprisonment?
And then... WHAT'S THAT NOISE! The Deck is falling down! Run for cover!
Oh no, forget it, the Guy is just blowing Snow and Leaves off the Deck above
Well then, as you can see in the Video the street had cleared some but still COLD out there
Wondering if I could make it up the Hill then, I did need some Wine and Lottos, (well -wanted- Lottos)
Put on my heavy Jacket, headed across the Street, knocked some Snow off the Mercedes
Started up, backed out carefully, headed up the hill, did a little spinning but away we went
Got a Jug of Sangria and a pack of Batteries, (I had a dead Mouse) traded in $25 of Lottos bought $25 More
Headed Home, lugged tht Jug back across the Street and into the Fridge, then worked my Lottos
Scratched off 4 losers, phooey, then last my Favorite Crossword and got a nice $50 Win, best for the Month
Then the Aero Gardens, one says 'Add Water' so I added water, didn't I just do that yesterday?
Then Garden One, Two of the new Tomatoes were up, no sign of any in the Third Pod and so...
Why wait? I put three more tiny Seeds in that Pod and now hope they can catch up... If they pop up
Then Coffee and Juice and back to the Computer for the Morning routine all over again
Time trickled on to 8 a.m. Nice looking Sunshine brightening the Window but still cold
29 Degrees at 8 a.m. the high projected to be around 45, well that's almost bearable
On to the long Day, I got an email from Walgreens saying my Prescription was ready... HUH!
My Doctor is not supposed to send my renewal scripts there, they go to Humana online
So first stop was there to tell them no go, next I'll have to set my Doctor straight about that
Then next door to the Price Chopper, had $15 worth of Winners to trade, did that and back home
On the way up I noticed all the Flags out in the Shopping Center, what's the Deal?
What did I miss, well this Morning I saw the fine print on my Calendar saying Veteran's Day
So I had to add that Photo up there showing how I fought in the Korean War
On the way back I got another Photo of the Ace Hardware construction, coming along nicely
I saw somewhere that it is supposed to open later this Month
No ideas by 8:45 a.m. and BORING! Had another piece of that Pumpkin Bread with Cool Whip
About half of that gone now, then I'll bake another Pumpkin Pie, still have some Cookies
Well I made some Chili Friday, thought I would make some Enchiladas today
Off to the Price Chopper to get some supplies, Tortillas and Sauce and Cheese, Si Si
Traded in $15 of Winner Lottos, added a Twenty and got 7 Tickets, go for broke!
Got my Tortilla stuff and headed Home, then scratched off $40 in Winners, HAH! $5 Profit
I postponed my Enchiladas to head down to the Fast Stop to trade in $20 worth of my Winners
And traded in a $2 Free Coupon for a Show me Cash 'Easy Match, and got $20 more Scratchers
Back again to scratch off $15 this time, Lost $5 of my Winnings, Oh well
Then started on my Enchiladas. got them constructed and into the Oven and then a Glass of Vino
And watched an old James Bond Movie while I waited for my Enchiladas to Bake...
So, Mike said we might get a couple Inches of Snow, doesn't look like we got more than an Inch if that much
And no accumulation on the Street, well I have no plans for going anywhere anyway
So, 6 a.m. another Photo of the Snow we got overnight, not much but the Street looks slick
Got a Photo, then back to the Computer for the rest of my diddling and then another look at 8 a.m.
The trees in the Gully looked so purdy I had to get another Photo or two
Another look at my Kitchen Plants, more Blooms on the Tomato Plants but still no Tomatoes
Two pods of Tomato Seeds from AeroGrow in that bed, I have six of my own seeded Pods working
Three up and growing in Garden Three and Three more in Garden One just starting now
Creeping on toward 3 p.m. Here comes the big Brown Truck, gave me my Package, opened and checked it out
Very nice and even has a nice little carrying Bag, have to give it a test when it warms up a bit
Up at 4 a.m. again, just can't get used to the new Time Change yet, my internal Clock is still on DST
Makes my Day too long and I have to go back to Bed too early so I can wake up early again
Anyway... I am 'woke up' now and all my Morning Computer stuff done at 6 a.m. and is it snowing yet?
Last Night Mike said it would Snow Today, but in the Evening, Good... I need to get up that Hill early
Took a peek out the Door, looks OK but Babeee! it is COLD out there!
All ready to go at 8 a.m. but enough time to take another Peek at my new Tomato Plant in Garden One
And today you can see it is a Plant. doing just great on Day Two out in the open
Back home at 11 a.m. Time for Breakfast, I don't eat before seeing the Doc, most always want a Blood Sample
This time I had another slice of the Pumpkin Bread and it moved up a notch in taste, now better than the Cookies
Is it better after aging a couple Days or from the dollop of Cool Whip I dropped on top?
Now I am rating the Pie and Bread as a Tie, and the Cookies in second place... yowsuh!
Then a little more Vino, more TV, a little Dinner and Good Night Irene... Good Night
Well Babee... it's COLD outside, temp says 33 Degrees at 7:30 a.m. and only going to 46... Brrrrrrrrrr
I finished updating all my old Blog Pages, still checking my later Blogs and finding errors
Mostly missing Photos that I didn't catch before uploading them and usually easy to fix
Well now, the Election that is Missing my Vote, I just didn't feel like standing in line for an hour or more
But I see that it went the way I was hoping, a Republican Senator for Missouri and the Pubs kept the Senate
And that's the last of my Political comment for awhile, I usually keep quiet about my preferances
Well one more comment? We do not live in a 'Democracy' here exactly, it is a 'Republic'
Or you might bend a little and call it a 'Representative Democracy' which comes closer to what we have
Remember the words "I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands"
On to finish out the Morning and then a Trip down the Hill for more Lottos at the Fast Stop
Traded in a $5 Winner, added a $20 Bill and got $25 more possibles and only one $5 Winner showed up
Back at the Ranchito to finish out a slow Day with this and that and nothing of interest to brag about
Just Computer stuff, then Election result talks on TV and the usual Afternoon wind down
Ho Hum, into the Winter Doldrums now, main events... trying to find something of interest to occupy my Day
So what for Today, Election Day, should I head down the Hill and stand in Line?
What's the Weather anyway, Sunny at 8 a.m. looks good... Temp 38, only going to 52, that's a bit cool
Well I don't talk Politics much on my Blogs but I might as well go and try to keep them Demos out
I don't like Trump all that much but I sure don't want them Dimmercrats running the Country
And so... Off to the Fast Stop first to chat with Navru and Customers and get my $20 Worth of Lottos
Back Home to scratch off only one dinky $5 Ticket, Phooey and then some!
And then, off to the Church to Vote, got to Main Street and LOOK AT THAT CROWD!
Traffic backed up both ways and I knew there would be a terrific Line of Voters inside
No place anywhere to park that I could see, just turned around and headed back Home
Next, my new AT&T DirecTV Bill, went up a bunch even after selecting a smaller Package
So I got on the Phone to see if they had given me the right one, and the nice Lady said yes
Then I said I wanted to stay with AT&T but didn't know if I could at that price
So she said she would see what she could do, and found something quick, changed me to a 'Promo' package
And it looks like I will be paying for everything I want at a lower price than it was before the latest raise!
I have been with AT&T in all it's forms since 1962, looks like they want me to stay
Well, now 11 a.m. is it time for Breakfast yet? Might as well be late than never
A slice of Pie, only one slice left, make some Pumpkin Cookies maybe? Yeah that's good Pie!
Do you see what it says on the Record there? "Tomemos Otra Taza de Cafe" Know what that means
The time rolled around to try those Pumpkin Cookies, found a Recipe and printed it out
It looked easy enough but didn't turn out so easy, not near as easy as Pumpkin Pie, no way
Anyway I waded through the sticky Process and then into the Oven at 1:15 p.m.
I hope they are worth the effort, I think this will be my last struggle making them
Then the Day's activities adjourned and on to the Evening wind down, on to Wine and TV
When the Pumpkin Cookies cooled I tried one and it passed my Taste Test, different but Tasty
My rating on the Three tries now, The Pie was the best, the Cookies come in Second and the Bread is Last
But they are all good and they will all be consumed and enjoyed and... I have more Pumpkin... What's next?
And on through the Evening and then here comes Pat, I had the Window Cam on and saw her come up the Walk
I reached for the Door from my chair, opened it just as she knocked and in she came
She had a low tire on her Truck and came to get her Air Compressor I have been using
I gave her some of my Pumpkin Bread and Cookies, then out to the Blazer to get the Compressor
And up the Hill to Home she went... Nice short Visit... More later perhaps?
Then I finished out My Day... watching the Election Results and hoping for the Best
Looked like some of my People were doing Ok, finally gave up and off to beddie Bye
42 to 53 Degrees and Rain for the Day, how miserable... Well could be worse, not Snowing yet
But now they are saying Snow for Thursday, oh well, it is November ain't it?
And Time slipped on, BORING! Did my Morning stuff, had my shower and shave, some Breakfast
Tried another piece of the Pumpkin Bread, well OK but nothing to brag about, the Pie was better
Then started on some old Blogs, finding very few mistakes and the Clocks clicked on
And now only 10:15 a.m. What a long boring Morning and still raining out there
I would like to get some Lottos but I know that Hill is too slick for the Mercedes to climb
And the Blazer needs Brakes and a new gas line and I don't drive it much at all now
Time slipped on into the Afternoon, the Rain stopped and the Street dried some
Got in the Mercedes and made it up the Hill and off to the Price Chopper, traded in $20 worth of Winners
Then splurged on $40 worth of Lottos, might as well do Two Days worth while I had the money
Headed back, poured a glass of Vino, worked those 8 Lottos for exactly NOTHING!
Then on through another Blah late Afternoon and Evening.. Time was crawling all Day
One more exciting event... (hah)... My Electronic Clock had not reset itself to the New Time
Instructions say depends on it's location, so I took it off the Wall, set it on a Table
And within the next Hour, I saw it take off and keep the Hands moving for 11 Hours and Presto!
So now we are all set until Spring on that one, hung it back on the Wall
Then TV, Dinner and closed down the operation for another Day and what a long long Day it was
Anyway my Bod is still on regular time so it will take a few Days to get adapted
And on with another exciting Day! When was the last time I had one anyway?
First thing after putting on the Coffee, get a new Photo of the Kitchen Gardens, changed again
Three more Peppers now in Pots, new Tomatoes planted where the Peppers were and what's next?
Now I have Nine Pepper Plants in Pots and Eight (possible) Tomato Plants in the AeroGardens
Two tall Plants, Three just now getting some size and three more just Planted Saturday
6:30 a.m. Ho Hum... Yesterday at this time it was 7:30, the time is crawling this Morning
I don't like this Time Change and never will, now some are talking of eliminating it though, wish they would
Worked about an Hour on more old Pages, now bored with that, this IS gonna be a long long Day
HAH! Hadn't checked on the Weather yet, so take a peek... 44 now at 6:30 a.m. topping at 53 and that's not a high Top
And Cloudy, not ready for another Cloudy Day, where is my Bright Spot for Sunday anyhow?
Well, time for another piece of Pie and some non-news, see what else Trump has messed up
Now that is some GOOD Punkin Pie there, yowser... And boring Political News, enuff of that
Not much else to do, except reset a few more Clocks, guess I'll do that
OK, got most of them set, One sets itself, hasn't done that yet, it's taking it's own sweet Time
And put on that Cloudy Day to head to the Price Chopper for Cherry Craisins and Walnuts
Going to make that Pumpkin Bread (Cake) when I get back, also need a stop at Walgreens
Got my Stuff at Price Chopper then at Walgreens and then back to mi Cocina to bake
Had the Recipe all printed out in my Cabinet, baked one, maybe two before this try
Followed their Instructions and into the Pan and into the Oven and back to the Computer
Well now, been working on all those web pages for how long? And then at 1:46 p.m Sunday, all done!
I mean... I think a good shot at it... is done, there is always another error that pops up
But don't let Sigi know that I admitted that I make a error, as he thinks I an perfect.. HAH!
OK, Pumpkin Bread out of the Oven to cool, makes a purdy Pitcher don't it?
Well, I'll report on it's quality after I sample it, maybe at TV time later on to finish out the Evening
Well that was sure enough of that, I can go back again when I get bored and check my 'Blog' pages
On to TV and Dinner time, then I tried my new Pumpkin Bread for dessert, and a bit disappointed
I had to bake it longer than what the Recipe said to get the Center done, that made the crust a bit dry
But then that was the 'end' piece, the center slices might be better
Anyway a busy and fun Day to a lesser degree but better than average, Ho Hum, try Monday next
~ Come on Monday ~ I am Ready! ~
Morning stuff done, what to do until Breakfast and Shower? Update some Pages of course
Started on that, worked away and got Seven more Pages edited by 8 a.m. Making great progress
I had another Cup of Coffee and I had another Piece of Pie... Where did I hear that before?
And got a Shower and headed to the Fast Stop to search for the End of the Rainbow, it wasn't there
I told Navru to hurry up and get me some big winners or I would go somewhere else
Then he locked me up in a big Box until I began to cry and he let me out to go home amd scratch my Losers
~ What Tomorrow! ~ Let's Go See! ~
Well, what's the Weather for Friday? Hah! Same again except saying Partly Sunny, 46 to start only going to 54
Anyway nothing much planned and just going to start by Baking Pumpkin Pies, Two for Friday
Need a couple things at the store, have everything else here and Pumpkin Pie is easy to do
The prep isn't so easy but to make the Pie, just dump everything into the Bowl, Stir, then into the Crust
And then into the Oven and Wah Lah! Let them cool a bit, then one for Pat and One for Me
Anyway, back to my Morning, Juice and Coffee, Finish the Computer stuff, post my Blog, start on this one
Not hungry for Breakfast, started out the Door for some shopping and Whoops, raining out there
And the Mercedes still doesn't like that wet slippery Hill when that River is running in the Middle of it
So, back in and started working on updating old pages again and stayed with it until the Sun came up! LOOKEE THERE!
OK, ready to go? still a lot of wet on the street, and what about those Apples on the Table
Been there a few Days, let's make some Apple Sauce... So, peeled, cored, chunked and into the Processor
Then the pulp into the Pan and a little Cinnamon and Allspice and a little simmering... VOILA! We got Applesauce!
10:30 a.m. Time to head to the Fast stop for Chat and Lottos, got lots of Chat and a few Lottos
Then headed up the Hill to the Price Chopper, needed some Condensed Milk, Cool-Whip and Pie Crusts
Back at the Ranchito to work NO WINNERS, and then what, well... put a couple Crusts out to thaw
And get out a big Bowl and start mixing up some Punkin for Pie, yes Ma'am...
You know how to make Punkin Pie? Buy a Can of Libby's Pumpkin and the Recipe is on the Can
But I have a Printed out Copy I can use because I like to use fresh Pumpkin, but it's more trouble
So I mixed away, some of this, a little of that and a lot of that and into the Oven at Noon-Fifteen
On into the Afternoon and I found I needed a couple more Items at the Price Chopper
And the Pie had cooled some and I wanted to take one to Patricia, so loaded up and headed up the Hill
Parked in the Drive, she came out to meet me and the Pie and a pack of Cool-Whip I added
Thank you and see ya later and on to the Price Chopper, got my Goodies an headed back for the final hours of the Day
Set out some Dinner to thaw, poured un Vaso de Vino and then to on the TV session
~ What Tomorrow! ~ Let's Go See! ~
Well this can be trying to make up for the Two Times she waited for me at the NKC Hospital for Colonostomys
And all the Visits she made when I had my Colon Surgery and the last Time there in Oakwood for Surgery
Looks like we have Yesterday's Weather for the Trip, Cloudy and 46 Degrees at 6 a.m.
And climbing all the way to 59 Degrees later for a not too high Top Temp
Morning stuff all done, ready to go, headed up the Hill to Pat's Estate at 7:55 a.m.
Pat got onboard at 8 a.m. and we headed North, left a bit too early, Got there 25 Minutes early
But not a very long wait, she was called into the Scope Room right at 8:45 a.m.
Then a wait for me in the outer Room until the Procedure was finished and earlier than I expected
Then called into a small conference Room when Pat came in from the Exam Room
Then a Talk with the Doctor and Nurse and then we headed out to the parking lot and reboarded the Mercedes
Then, back down the Hill from Pat's and back at el Ranchito Donaldo about 11:30, not a bad trip at all
Caught up the latest on my Blog and then... Out to the Kitchen to process that Pumpkin, I want some PIE!
I bet I can get Four Pies out of this one, but some Slicing, Deseeding, Peeling and Roasting first
Out to the Kitchen to start on the process and some heavy duty Slicing, hadn't done this for a few Years
Forgot how easy it was NOT... And also with that 'worked on' Finger too, ouch. not so easy
But I got it all sliced up and deseeded and on to Trays and into the Oven to Bake, then the Peel comes off easier
~ SS Pay Day... Tomorrow! ~
So, it is the last Day of the Month and starting a new Blog Page tomorrow and a new Blog Video too
That sure keeps me busy when things get boring around here, adding Photos most every Day to the Video
So what's for the Day? A peek at the Weather... Been pretty much the same-o for the last few Days
Humm... And again today but cloudy and a little cooler, 47 to start, 58 later, Oh well
Morning Computer stuff done, I dived into that new Video, got the Intro done by 8 a.m. and all's well
Then back to the Computer to play with Photos, Blogs and Videos and a new Web Page for my Video Blogs
Now you don't have to go to Vimeo to see them, they have their own Page, soon all 12 wil be on there
~ IBM Pay Day... Tomorrow! ~