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~ Friday, March 27, 2020 ~
~ Cloudy again ~ Bah! Humbug! ~
~ Nothing Exciting ~ Is there Ever? ~

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~ Spring has Sprung! ~

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BREAKING NEWS! Well CNN would probably say so... The Power went out last night, woke me up
Well not the Power going out, it was the Power coming back on with this and that making a noise
So the first thing to do, as well as put the Coffee on, was to reset the Clocks and Lights in the Gardens

I think that Weatherman 'Dancer' last night did say something about a Storm coming
Well now the Weather Forecast this Morning doesn't mention anything like that, just that it is 51 Degrees now
And heading to 62 Degrees and Cloudy again... DARN!

So I learned a new word yesterday about what that lump in my Abdomen is... 'Seroma'
A fluid filled lump after the Gall Bladder Surgery, and possibly a thing to be concerned about
I have been waiting for my follow up to check it out... Yesterday got a call changing that to a 'Phone Appointment'
I told the caller about my 'lump', she said she would check with a Nurse but I haven't heard back yet

Now 7:30 a.m. and at that 'Blank Spot' again where I say... What's to do? No ideas yet for the Day
Be a few Days for the Garden in the Living Room to germinate and nothing much going on in the Kitchen Garden
Well maybe about 8 a.m. I can call to check on my belly lump...

Some noise out front on Thursday, what's that? Looked out to see a big Truck hauling a big Trash Bin
And they parked it across the Street from me, so what's going to go in there?
Today... more noise and I saw a guy dumping stuff in, looked like it was coming from the Work Shop
Or? Possibly from the Apartment back there? I'm betting on clearing stuff out of the Shop


And... Called my Doctor's Office about the Appointment they wanted to change to a phone call
They agreed with me that it would be best to have it checked so that is still scheduled for Monday

And again... Off to the Price Chopper in another Cloudy Morning... Drat!
Cashed in my $20 Win, bought $30 more Tickets, then got my Candy, Juice and canned Veggies... NO TP
Back home to unload, work my Lottos for a $10 Win and then... Fed the wild Cat and lookee there!
The Rhododendron in front of the Door is covered with new Blooms... Spring has sprung!

~ That Wild Cat at Breakfast ~

And drifting along without the tumbling Tumbleweed... Bored already, let's go lose some more money
Down the hill to the Fast Stop, some chat with Navru and Customers about the state of the World... yeah
Then traded in my $10 Winner and added a $10 Bill for Four more Tickets and then lost on half of them
At least won $10 as a down payment on Saturday's money winners

And... Anything to add to that fantastic Morning? Is there ever? Don't think so
More TV, another old TCM Movie... What for Dinner? Oh... Burger and mixed Vegetbles, not bad
Managed to last until about 7:30 p.m. and gave it all up for Dreamland

~ Friday ~ Busier than Expected ~



~ Thursday, March 26, 2020 ~
~ New AeroGarden Planting Project ~
~ HEY! HEY! Sunshiny Day! ~

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~ Last Tomato Harvest from Garden Three ~

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Waking up with an Idea, imagine that... Thinking of replacing that Tomato Plant in the Living Room
After producing Ten Tomatoes I don't see much future for it, looks like it is ailing from something
A re-cap of the Harvest so far... One green Tomato fell off, Pat and I each picked a ripe one and ate it
I just picked Three ripe ones for my Burger... That leaves Four green ones on the plant
What can you do with Four tiny green Tomatoes? Well just pick them, get a photo and then see what happens
I want to get rid of that now ugly Plant and start a new Garden, have to see what Pods I have left

So, what's the Weather for my project? Don't make much difference as the Garden is inside... but...
Aha! 54 nice Degrees now at 7 a.m. Says clear skies... But later 62 Degrees and cloudy again.. Nutz

OK... Started on that Project by harvesting the green Tomatoes and found One more... So Eleven is the Total Crop
And also, found out the cause of the Plant's trouble. and looked it up... 'Whiteflies'...
When I started clipping the Plant, lots of them flew off, so I got my Sprayer and sprayed, but then...
Reading the article on the Internet saw that 'Chemical Sprays' are mostly ineffective... DRAT!

~ Last Look at this Tomato Plant ~

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~ Tomato Plant ~ Headed for the Trash Bin ~

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~ Garden Three ~ Ready to Shut Off, Empty and Replant ~

Now a question... Where did those tiny Flies come from? Found none in the Kitchen Gardens
And there are two of the same kind of Tomato Plants there with none... (so far anyway)
And when I plant the Garden with new Pods, will those pests come back? Always something to solve with Gardening

~ Whiteflies ~ Tiny... Huh? ~

And then time to replant... Emptied the Grow Bowl, rinsed and cleaned, refilled with Water and Nutrient
Popped on the Lid, inserted the new Pods amd restarted the Timer and all set for new Crops

~ New Pods Planted ~

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~ Back to the Start-Up Look ~

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So, other than that Garden nenewal what else for another Cloudy, Sunny and Cloudy again Day?
Well one quick trip to the Price Chopper to see still no TP in stock but I still have one roll
A Trade in of my $15 in Winners and an added $20 Bill for Seven new Lottos, winning back $20

So on to another same-o Afternoon and a call from my Gall Bladder Surgeon's Secretary
Saying they would rather make my 'Follow Up' Appointment a 'Phone' Appointment instead
Well I have been waiting to ask them what that big lump is on my belly, I told her that
She said she would have the Nurse call me about that... Otherwise, just that 'Phone' Appointment

Then I looked that problem up on the Internet, found it is what they call a 'Seroma'
Usually not serious but possible... And needs to be checked at the Hospital. so that is now pending

OK, later find something to eat and something to watch and wind down another Day... Busier than usual

~ Thursday ~ Garden Time Again ~



~ Wednesday, March 25, 2020 ~
~ Another Foggy Morning ~
~ Another Sunny Afternoon ~

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~ Latest Tomato Harvest ~

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Wake me when it's over... Wednesday already? My mind is still hung up on Monday!
Well this Time flying by might shorten this Virus period for me, sure tired of it aready
Just NUTHING! on TV except that krap unless I go to Netflix or Amazon...

Anyway what's for today? Hey Hey!.. Maybe nice Day on the way! Says 45 degrees now at 7 a.m.
But cloudy... Later partly Sunny and heading to 70 and don't that sound great!
Then a bunch of Days in the 60s and above.. yeah, maybe Spring is actually springing!

And then out into another foggy Morn to seek my Fortune, off to the Price Chopper
Cashed in a $5 Win, trotted to the Machine and where is my Billfold?
Oh well, I had that $5... Got ONE Ticket and then looked to see if there was any TP yet
And the shelves were still bare. headed for Home, scratched my Ticket and there was no win

Well now... One of my FaceBook friends posted a 'Questionaire' for your Senior High School Year
To fill out and post, so I whupped up a quick 'web page' to post, with Photos and Music
Oh yes I am such an Internet Web Page Writer expert! Wanna see?
Here is the Page I posted for her and anyone who might stumble upon it

~ My Senior High School Year ~

And so, what to do? Go get some more Lottos I guess with that $30 in my Billfold I didn't spend
Back to the Price Chopper, got Six more tries and then won Three of them, $5, $10 amd $15... Even up
OK then, still had $30 to try once more, does Navru have any winners? Down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Got Six more to try again, back this time to only win a $5, $5 and a $5... Nutz! Well... Tomorrow!

And that was it for Wednesday... Except for the Usual... This Show leaves the Road about Noon Time
To head into that long afternoon and usually boring Evening... Good Night Irene... Good Night...

~ Wednesday ~ I Survived... ~



~ Tuesday, March 24, 2020 ~
~ Some Clouds ~ Some Sun ~
~ Another Cloudy Morning ~

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~ More Lily Blooms in the Living Room ~

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Oh my my, did I get up too early? Only 6 a.m. and I am almost all done with my Computer stuff
Except getting this Blog started and checking the Weather... and seeing if that XXXXX left
Un momento por favor... I'll check... DAMMIT! that symbol of evil is still there in front
Maybe the Weather is more cheerful? Well a little, only 43 now but heading to 55 later
But still saying Cloudy, I do please want some Sun, how long since we had any?

Well now, this doggone Virus thing, I stay home most of the time every Day anyway...
But now that they are telling me to please stay home, I feel like a prisoner and have to ask to go somewhere
Well what did that song say anyway... 'This too shall pass, and Life grow sweeter'...

AHA! Just had an idea how to pass some of this extra time... Thinking of restarting an AeroGarden
The Plant in the Living Room is at it's peak, looks like... Seems it has an ailment of some kind
So, I thought I would harvest the three ripe Tomatoes today, maybe wait a bit for the other Four to ripen
And today get some Video the way it is before later removal... Then get some catch up Video in the Kitchen

Ho Ho, just saw a comment on my Post on Facebook by a Nature Sanctuary Friend, Dianne Kixmiller
Telling me she likes the Posts I make about my Indoor Plant Jungle.. and so, I started on that Video Idea

~ Dianne's Comment on Facebook ~

And by 9 a.m. I had it finished, posted on Vimeo and then on Facebook for Dianne
And you can see it here if ya want to... Hah, I do get things done!


Doodling on to Noontime and past, time to head out for my Tuesday attemp at Good Fortune, where to?
Looks like the Fast Stop is due, off into the Cloudy Day... Down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Selected my Lottos, into my Pocket and then some chat with Navru and Customers
And after that ran down, headed home to check the Mail and then work my Lottos
OH WOW! Five Duds and one just lovely $5 Win, what can I do with all that Cash? Just cry I guess

Then after 1 p.m. Nothing to do on the Computer, not wanting any TV yet but what else was there

~ My Tiny Tomatoes on my Burger ~

Well, there was a Burger with my TV Evening topped with my Three mini Tomato Harvest
Pretty tasty for what little there was of them to cover the top of my Sammich, yeah!

Then it was off to Movieland and then off to Dreamland, goodbye Tuesday

~ Tuesday ~ OK but I have had Better ~



~ Monday, March 23, 2020 ~
~ Twas a Foggy Morn in Parkville Town ~
~ Still Looking for a nice Spring Day ~

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~ More Lily Blooms on the Way ~

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Is it Monday again? Yeah? GREAT! Survived another boring wet cold Weekend... Where is Spring?
Maybe another hint of Spring coming today, 41 now at 6 a.m. 59 later but with Cloudy Skies
Where is my Sunshine? I want my Sunshine... It don't make me happy... When skies are gray

On to the Day... Juice and Bank Check and .etc .etc. etc... Coffee and Puzzles...
Update and post my Sunday Blog, start the new one and now... WHAT at 7:15 a.m.?

Well at 7:30 p.m. out into that Foggy Morning and heading first to the Price Chopper
Picked up my new batch of Glucerna, checked the TP aisle.. NONE, but a few Paper Towels there I didn't need<

Then on down the Hill to the Fast Stop, cashed in my $16 Win, bought $30 more
And back home to scratch off a $5 and $20 Win, not awful but... well...

Of coure not satisfied with that, back out into a misting Rain to the Fast Stop again
Traded in my $25 Winners for another Five maybes and then a lot of chat with Navru
Then back home again and still misting and dreary and scratched off a disgusting NOTHING!

And then Lady Luck grinned at me! Look who Rates around here! Knock Knock Knock
The Maintenance Man, Tom, at my Door with a sack of Goodies a Tenant left behind when they moved
Just what I needed, I only had that half Roll of TP left, lots of Paper Towels though
Tom gave me some TP, a roll of Paper Towels, Lysol Air Spray and a Spray Bottle of Soap
Now I need nothing more from the Store for some time to come, was doing OK except for TP

~ A Gift from Windscape Apartments ~

Well now, what after that? After I got that last Photo I edited it and put it on this Blog
Then shut done the Computer Room ahd headed into the usual Afternoon and nothing much after that
So this ends the 'Morning Report' for Monday and I'll get start on a nothing Tuesday... Maybe?

~ Monday ~ Heading to another Weekend... ~



~ Sunday, March 22, 2020 ~
~ A Dark Wet Nothing Much Day ~
~ Rain Rain... Please Go Away! ~

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~ Radishes ~ Trying to Stand Again? ~ SnapDragon Climbing the Cord ~

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And beginning the Fourth Week of March... Be glad to get rid of this Cold Wet Cloudy Month
Then get ready for the April Showers... that come your Way... Hah! But they bring the Flowers... that Bloom in May!
So, we getting any showers Today? Yep... It's 37 Degrees at 7:30 a.m. only heading to a mere 43 High
And again... Drat! 'Light Rain'... Where is my Sunshine, my only Sunshine... that makes me happy when Skys are Gray

Well what for the Day then? I have everything I need except a few rolls of TP, I am working on my last One
Got plenty of my other necessities as usual, but I could use a few Winner Lottos, been a slow Lotto Month
Out to the Kitchen for Coffee and what's this? Those Radishes were laying down on the Job... now standing up?
Well looks like some are trying again... And some SnapDragon Vines, sneaking up behind and grabbing the power Cord

And, just thinking again, this getting old stuff and saying goodbye... Guess I ain't quite ready yet
Stll going pretty good into the Third Month of my 89th Year... Wondering if it wouldn't be fun...
To say 'Hello World' in my 90th Year... less than Two Years away! My how time does fly!

Yes it does... Already 10 a.m. and stll diddling on the Computer, well didn't get up until 6:30 a.m.
Usually up at 5 a.m. I really go to bed a couple hours too early, but that boring TV ya know
And no place I need to go today in that Cloudy and drizzly Day out there
But... 'Time Marches On!' Noon time and out into that cold wet dreary Day to hunt for Winners
This time back to the Price Chopper again and another crowd stuffing their Carts
Cashed in a $5 Win, hit the ATM for ammo, got my Lottos out of the Machine
Then headed to the TP Aisle and again, yeah... NUTHIN, but now signs announcing a limit... if and when
Then heading back to the door, 'Hola Jefe' to Antonio in the Produce Section and look here...
Jim Reed, former Director of the Parkville Nature Sanctuary, then some chat and good to see ya again...

And back to see the wild Cat waiting for Breakfast, told him 'Be back later' and on in
Then took my Time working Six losers and finally one $15 Win, Nutz again, worst Month ever so far

The rest of the Day? Ho Hum... Same-O... The usual long long wind down, but a good Afternoon anyway

~ Sunday ~ Could be Better ~



~ Saturday, March 21, 2020 ~
~ Some Computer and TV Changes ~
~ Colder Morning ~ Colder Day ~ But Sunny ~

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~ New Look in the Office Room ~

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Saturday already, my that Week went fast... But I am about ready to step off this Bus
So much Virus in such a short time and I am already so stuffed with it and the people Nuttiness that I wanna leave
But then most everything is still nice here in my own little Cave... And I have most everything that I need
Except that I am now on my last Roll of TP but Navru said he would give me a roll from the Fast Stop when I needed one
Well I do still have Six rolls of Paper Towels and maybe I'll find some TP before all that runs out

And last night Joe said he would freeze us again this Morning and looks like he is trying... 26 degrees at 7 a.m.
Later partly Sunny and maybe get way up to 47 sweltering Degrees!

7:15 a.m. and all done... With my opening ceremonies, Bank Check, Email, Facebook, Puzzles...
Just that 'Important' stuff... Now I can get around to the pleasures of the Day... Huh? What?
Well whatever I can find for a Daily Photo to fill the blank spot at the top of my Blog maybe

And loookee here! Just read an article about Drugs now being tested for the new Virus
And one of them... 'Losartan' is sitting on my shelf and I have been taking that for some time
Am I being treated already for that bug I have no intention of getting?

Well now... 10 a.m. Found some bizziness to play with... Thinking of running an Ethernet cable to the Kitchen TV
So if I decide to cancel my DirecTV service I can stream stuff from the Internet
I already do that in the Living Room as I have my HP Desktop hooked to that one <
So to start I wanted to rearrange the Cables from my Router to my Two Ccmputers in my Offce Room
Then run a Cable from the Router there to the TV in the Kitchen, not as easy as it may sound but I did it

And then found out I didn't need to, that Kitchen TV has Wi-Fi for what I wanted to do
Also no need for all the rewiring in the Office Room but I think it looks Better anyway

Finally out about Noontime in bright Sun and not so bad Cold for the hunt for Lotto Winners
Headed to the Price Chopper, big crowd again stuffing sacks, cashed in a $25 Winner
Bought $30 more, went to check on the TP... still bare shelves! Then gave up and headed back
Scratch scratch scratch... Only one dinky $5 Win and on into the Afternoon with something to do
I had a big package of Ground Beef to fashion into Burgers for the Freezer and one for Dinner

And... When that was done, back to the TV and trying to avoid any program talking about that dam wild BUG
I 'Shelter' alone in my Home most all the time and haven't been anywhere in a crowd for a couple years
In fact, I have not even had a common 'cold' since I can remember, all I went to the Hospital for was not contagiouis
And I am not worried one bit about contracting the new voice of doom... If I do, that's the way this cookie crumbles

So on to an old Steve McQueen Movie re-run and a big Burger and some Cole Slaw and Hasta Manana...

~ Saturday ~ Hey! Liked the Sunshine! ~



~ Friday, March 20, 2020 ~
~ Kind of a Busy Day ~
~ Cold Morning ~ But Sunny Later ~

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~ Leading SnapDragon Vine Quits ~ More still Climbing ~

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Now Joe says he is gonna freeze us again... DOGGONE! After teasing us with the 70s on Thursday
Says 34 Degrees out there now at 7 a.m. But heading to 55 and Sunny, not bad if it gets there

Checking here and there online, looks like a bit more money in my Bank Account on the way
Finally have my Phone paid off, but not for long if I decide on the new Galaxy S 20 Ultra
Just thinking about it and if I get that one (I don't need) it costs more than the one I just paid off

And the $50 Monthly IRS Payment for a mistake on my Income Tax filing is finally paid off
Also, paying for a lot more than I watch on my DirecTV Plan, I watch mainly om Netflix and Amazon Prime
I have been with the AT&T TV Service since Adam and Eve but now thinking of dumping it
You can now get a lot of 'Streaming' TV on the Internet for much less cost

Hey Hey! 10 a.m. and the Sun is here... shining brghtly in my Window, time to head out
Oooops, but the Temp is still 33 Degrees out there, maybe wait a bit for that Sun to warm things up?

Well I headed out anyway, and not so bad, the Sun had warmed up the Car nicely
On up the Hill and down the Road to the Price Chopper for the disappointment of the Day
I had thought things would be a bit better but they were a bit worse, the IDIOTS were out in force again
Stuffing their Carts with everything they hadn't robbed before... Mein Gott em Himmel!

There was NO reason for doing all this Hoarding, now it's started it will be hard to stop them
I needed a few cans of Vegetables, and guess what? NONE on the shelves except the weird ones
I wanted some Corn and Green Beans and there was NONE, I did get a couple cans of 'Mixed Vegetables'
And the rest was just stuff for TV Snacks... Peanuts, Chocolates and Ice Cream
And of course my Lottos, back to scratch only another dinky $15 in Wins

OOOps... Forgot a couple things at the Store, headed back to get them, got some Chicken Thighs
Back then to spend some time preparing and rosating the Chicken, and a few chores arund the place
Then the usual Finale, I just need to say DITTO... after about 2 p.m. every Day

~ Friday ~ I Don't Like Cold Days! ~



~ Thursday, March 19, 2020 ~
~ Never Fear ~ Spring is Here! ~
~ Another Cloudy Morning ~ BAH! Humbug! ~

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~ Let's Harvest those Ripe Ones! ~

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Well I do believe we lasted until Thursday and what a dreary Weather Week, wet and cloudy
And Joe didn't sound so hopeful last Night that today would be much better except might get warmer
Well the Numbers on my Forecast don't look so bad... 59 Degrees and Cloudy now, 75 and Rain later
What is missing in my favorite ingredient... SUNSHINE! OK... Maybe hiding until April, but that's 'Shower' Month

Well now, what's with my Tomato Plant in the Living room, did those teeny bugs do that?
Yellow spots on the leaves and leaves drying up and falling off? Well some nice Tomatoes still on there
Lessee now, one fell off early, one ripened and I ate it, then another was ripe and Patrica ate that one
Now Three more ripe and ready and Four more on the way, Ten total so far, anyway fun to watch...

9 a.m. DAMMIT! Excuse my French but it's RAINING again, was dry earlier and so nice but now YUCK!
Looks like another drippy trip to the Price Chopper and Fast Stop


Well then, first to the Fast Stop and it was not a Fast Stop, lots of chat with Navru
And with Customers and also a guy who waltzed in who used to work there, so we had a party
Finally wound down and I headed up the Hill to the Price Chopper, checked for the TP and still none
So, got some Cat Food and Juice and headed out, then Home to work $20 in Winners

And now Noon! So soon! And another long long long Afternoon ahead with nothing in sight but TV...
But then I got a call from Patricia, she was baking Muffins and asked if I would like some
'But of Course'... Who would not? Her baked goods are Delish! She said she woud head this way when they cooled

So a short while later, knock, knock, come in and then I received her gift and the chat started
Some catch-up chat and then into some of my new Videos and then some of my old ones
On to about 3 p.m. and then back up the Hill to Home, 'Muchas Gracias por tu delicioso Regalo

~ Pat's Latest Gift ~

Into late Afternoon and then it was Trash time, HAH! LAZY? I had Four Bags to tote
Out into Sunshine and 70 Plus Degrees to the Trash Bin and dumped them
Turned around and saw Chris waving fron this front porch, trotted on down the Hill

Been quite a while since we chatted out front but the weather was right and time had passed
So we had more than the usual (including the new Bug) and kept on rattling off
Then time to trot back up home to see if there was anything in the Fridge to hot up for Dinner

And there was, made some Cole Slaw and a Ham and Cheese Sandwich, on to the TV
Found a Movie that kept me interested and on to a later bedtime than usual...

And then Buenos Noches otra ves...

~ Thursday ~ Pretty Good Day ~



~ Wednesday, March 18, 2020 ~
~ Come On Now! ~ Another Rainy Morning? ~
~ But at least a Warmer Day ~

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~ Kitchen Geranium on Tuesday ~

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Good Wednesday Morning... I hope... Skeered to look at the Weather, it's been Clouds forever
I sure have NOT enjoyed the Weather ths March much at all.. More than ready for April
OH! How NICE! Raining out there at 6:30 a.m. but says 48 Degrees, Temp not all that bad
But loookee there, says gonna hit a High of 68! That'almost warm! But where's the Sun?

And a Morning peek at the Tomato Plant in the Living Room, what's the problem?
Lots of leaves dying and falling off and others with little yellow spots
Earlier there were lots of teeny little Flies flitting around but I sprayed them

~ Tomato Plant shedding Leaves ~

7:30 a.m. Now what, back in that rut again, all done with my Computer run around and BLAH
That River is running down the middle of the Street again, such a loverly sight!
And as usual nuthin to do at the moment... Do need to head to Walgreens for a script refill sometime
And Lottos somewhere they might have a winning one, not doing good at all this Month except ONE $100 Win


Well now, the Plan of the Day develops... I need Gas and that Prescription and Glucerna amd Lottos
And maybe a couple rolls of TP... That is... -IF- the Price Chopper has any more yet
People still going nutz about that Dam germ... Only one case close so far... in Kansas City, Kamsas<
Well, it ain't gonna get me... And so, when it warms up some I'll go to the Minit Mart for Gas
Then Walgreens for my Pre-script and Smooth Lax then the Price Chopper for Glucerna and Lottos
And then return to my same old Quarantine I live in most every Day of every Year

Am I wrong to say so many people are just so DAM STOOOPID? I thought Civilization was now more advanced
Lookee what I just saw on the Internet!
"The Newport, Oregon, Police Department took to Facebook to ask local residents to stop calling 911...
When they run out of toilet paper..." I rest my Case

And just checking Facebook again, saw a Post mentioning what you do not need to cancel
I asked my Facebook friend Diane Lyons-McQueen if I could still Blog Post

~ Diane's Permission to Post my Blog ~

OK... How about a Succulent follow up, haven't paid much attention to them
Seems that Four of the Group have done fairly well, even looking a bit better than the start
But Two others have almost departed and two more not doing so good, Oh well


~ Succulents doing OK? ~

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~ Succulents not doing so Well ~

What a long slow Morning! Just out of the Shower at 11:30 a.m. and what is that glow?
Is there a hint of brightening Skies out there? I do hope so, and time to head out for my errands
First to the Minit Mart, got my Gas, then next door to Walgreens for my Script and Smooth Lax
And outside of the Store I received a few welcome rays of Sunshine, then next door again to the Price Chopper
Picked up a head of Cabbage, next to get some Bread... WHERE IS IT! Mostly empty shelves! DAYUM!
Had to choose a different brand than usual, then some Meat, plenty of that... and Milk ditto
And of course they had plenty of Glucerna, then off to the Checker and headed Home to scratch a $15 Win

OK, just a word to anyone that happens to read my drivel... If YOU are doing any of this hoarding you are an IDIOT!
There is NO shortage of ANY Item at the Store, well, wouldn't be except for the IDIOTS hoarding stuff for NO REASON!

'Time Marches On!' 2 p.m. and winding down time begins but... Let's go see Navru
Down the Hill, Navru is in a good Mood but why is he wearing white gloves? Something going on?
Anyway, traded in my $15 Win, bought 40 more and after some chat... back to scratch off another dinky win of $10

And then at 2:30 p.m. Shut down the Day and off to the Afternoon TV and whatever else til bedtime

Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene... I'll see you in my Dreams...

~ Wednesday ~ Oh Well ~ Busy enough Anyway ~



~ Tuesday, March 17, 2020 ~
~ Saint Patrick's Day ~
~ Primary Doctor Followup Visit ~

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~ And... Tis the Day of Saint Patrick! ~

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Up but not quite at 'em yet at 6 a.m. on a cloudy Tuesday Morning
Got to get in the Shower and get shined up for my Doctor visit at 10 a.m.
Any better Weather for the Day? Sure getting tired of cold and clouds fer sure
well it's a little warmer to start at 40 Degrees and heading a bit higher to 51 Degrees
But still saying Cloudy, when we gonna get some Sun and 70?

So, no Toilet Paper at the Price Chopper and no Saint Patricks Day Parade in Kansas City
Well I still have Two and a Half Rolls of Paper and have never gone to the Parade anyway
What other stupid thing will these idiots come up with to interfere with my non-activities?

9:45 a.m. And all shined up and ready to head out into that drab Day... AHA! Now at 45 Degrees
Then off down the Road to the Clay Platte Clinic, check in and wait wait wait
I have a sub Doctor again, Adrian is off on Vacation to wherever again
Wonder if Laura will want to view my Surgery? Well hold on to something... it's UGLY!

And I got there 15 Minutes too early as usual, waited 45 Minutes to be called in by the Tech
Questions by a new Tech who is from a foreign Country and hard to understand
And then the PA, Laura, came in with her Questions and Tests, very friendly person
She didn't think that the black and blue coloration around my waist was a sign of hemorrhage
But sent me for a Test to check if a CT Scan might be needed, got the test ahd headed out

And I headed back and stopped on the way for my Lottos at the Price Choppper
Checked to see and yeah, still all out of Toilet Paper, maybe I can find a hoarder and buy some?
Back home to work my Lottos again for a dinky $5 Win and on to that BORING Afternoon

And what is it one does to pass the time on a boring Saint Patrick's Day Afternoon?
Well this old one checked out Vimeo to borrow a Video to edit, add Music and show to all who have the patience to view it
And then it would be time to retreat to the TV for the rest of the waning Day


Aye aye, Aye aye.... Canta y no llores!...

~ Tuesday ~ One more Cloudy Day ~ Gimmee some Sun! ~



~ Monday, March 16, 2020 ~
~ A Better Night ~
~ Another Cool, Wet and Cloudy Day ~

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~ Living Room Lily on Monday ~

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Good Monday Morning... (I Hope) Had a better Sunday Night, no Pain, no Dream wake-ups
But it all ain't over yet, Surgery area looks worse than ever and still swelling and some pain
Was thinking of driving over to the Hospital Sunday Afternoon just to check
Then thought I would give it one more Day Monday as I have the Primary Doctor Followup on Tuesday

Lessee now, 7:30 a.m. Moving slowly this Morning, done with all but the Weather
And a quick peek out on the Window Cam shows a wet Street with a creek in the middle
And Cloudy, just what I needed to brighten up my Day! What's the Temp anyway?
How lovely! Shows 36 Degrees now, says 'Rain Showers' and heading to 49 and still Cloudy, Nutz!

And what's on the Agenda for the First Day of the Third Week? Time do fly don't it?
Well I need some stuff at the Price Chopper again... if they have anything left
Been seeing on TV what those IDIOTS are doing everywhere, cleaning out the Stores! Mein Gott!
As I so modestly have said many times, MOST of the total population of humans are STOOOOPID!

Well let's get off that subject, been thinking of my climbing tall Tomato Plants
Now all at the top of their Gardens and nowhere to go, would like to replant them outside but when?
When is it warm enough in Spring for the Plants to brave the change in Temperature, when does the Freeze stop?
I've only been Gardening for about 80 Years and still don't know the answers?
Well Krap! Looked it up... That late? Says in my Area about April 15th.. Oh well, trash that Idea

11:30 a.m. Time for Breakfast yet? Just back from the Price Chopper and I observed STOOOPIDITY!
I cashed in my dinky $11 of Winners. hit the ATM, bought $32 More possibles and then...
Picked up a Tube of Toothpaste, some Bath Powder, some Pre-Shave and then... I needed some TP
Well I still have a couple Rolls but then next week ya know... Turned the Corner and NO TOILET PAPER!
Just like all over the TV the last few Days! Didn't think I would see that here, aren't we smarter than that?
Please explain to me the need to stockpile Toilet Paper?

So then... Worked my Lottos for a win of WOW! All of $5! Just ain't doing any good this Month
And then... Collected some Nibbles, headed for the TV and that was it for the rest of that tedious Day
Then time to try to rest up for the Morning trek to the Doctor for whatever she will dig up

~ Monday ~ Made it through another dull Day ~



~ Sunday, March 15, 2020 ~
~ Cloudy and Cold ~
~ Not a Fun Sunday ~

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~ One more Ripening Tomato on the Way ~

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'Good Morning' Sunday? Well not all that good, felt better on Saturday Morning
Not so much pain overnight but waking up every Hour and dreaming about some Computer Program problem
And about some imaginary Program I never heard about to boot, I was dreaming I would fix it when I got up

So what is this? Fifth Day after Surgery? Still having some discomfort I would like to get rid of
It seems to me I am having more pain after this Laparoscopic Surgery that I did with the open Colon Surgery
Then they cut me down the middle about 12 Inches and fastened with 22 Staples!

~ Open Colectomy ~ Laparoscopic for Bladder ~

Well did I take my Morning Aspirin? Feeling a bit better at 7 a.m. to start my Coffee, no Crossword darn it!
And what's the Weather? Oh No! Looks like Saturday, can't we get rid of Winter and Rain?
Lessee now... Says 33 now, 44 later and Cloudy and that sure does mot bring a smile to my face
And doesn't look much better for the next Six Days except for slightly warmer
Well the Weather matches my mood and belly pain for this Morning, Bah! Humbug!

OK, now what? 11:30 a.m. and my Day is already done, well except for a lengthy wind down
Headed out in that 36 Degree Cloudy Weather about 11 a.m. to hunt for my Lotto Winner
Well I didn't find it at the Price Chopper, back to scratch off $15 and that doesn't quite ring my Chimes

So now what for the rest of this not-much happy Day? Well, need to do some Laundry, such fun!
Find something to eat and keep going, then that boring TV stuff, Hey I ain't in such a happy Mood... HUH!

On through a slow and boring and slightly uncomfortable Afternoon, a small Dinner
Part of a boring Movie and off again to try another Night

~ Sunday ~ I've had Better Days ~



~ Saturday, March 14, 2020 ~
~ Better Night ~ Better Morning ~
~ But a 'Winter Attempt' Day ~

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~ Gardens Yelling again Saturday Morning ~

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My indoor Gardens were demanding Nutrients on Friday Afternoon, now Water on Saturday Morning
The 'Nutrients' are scheduled by a Timer but Water goes by demand and that's about every Day now
But I think I read somewhere that the evaporated Plant water is good for your inside Atmosphere
Oh well, gives me something else to occupy my dull Days

And the Weather? Joe said maybe a touch of late Winter for Saturday, let's see the Forecast
Says 35 with Rain Showers now at 6 a.m. but later heading to 43 amd Cloudy later
Joe said maybe a little Snow but we can do without that for sure

OK, that time again, all done with my Computer runaround? Nope, a couple Photos to edit
But done with everything else for the moment... And what would I find to do without Photos?
I wonder just how many I have taken since about 1944? I lost a lot here and there over the Years
But as of this Moment I now have 18,721 Photos in my Computer 'Picture' Files and a lot more in 'Document' Files
And there are Thousands of copies of my Photos on my Hundreds of Blogs and Web Pages
That sure has been a lot of my Picture snapping just about every Day of every Year

And Videos? Wow! Some just short clips for my Blogs but there are now 585 showing up on my Vimeo Page
Well what is it 'They' say? 'A Picture is worth a Thousand Words'... Well some are maybe

~ Blooms on the Living Room Lily ~

And so, that comment suggested to me that I add one of my Videos to cheer up my Blog
Hunting for one with Birds, I found this one with Cute little Birdies, but I didn't take the Photos
But I added the Music and made a cute little Video to brighten up the Day


Oh, just loverly... Got a call from my Primary Doc's Office, want me to give them a follow up visit
Don't see much need for that but they say it is required by Medicare or whoever
So might as well go waste some more Money, have to have a follow up visit to the Surgeon also

So far a real 'feeling like doing nuthin' Day but getting this and that done
And then out into that wet and cold Weather about Noonish, headed to the Price Chopper
Cashed in a $10 Winner, stuck $32 in the Machine, won back $2 on a 'Show Me Cash', (more maybe at the Drawing)
Then $30 worth of Scratchers and back Home to scratch off a $25 Winner, $5 loss so far

And then TA TA TA DAH! 1 p.m. and the beginning of the wind down for the Day already, Ho hum
Just hadn't felt like doing anything all Morning and still did not, just drifting along with the Tumbleing Tumbleweeds

Well now ain't that a purty Song? And I bet I haven't heard that one for 30 years at least
They just don't make good Music like they used to... Oh well, enough for a wet Saturday

~ Saturday ~ Feeling Better? ~ Hmmmmm, Let me think about That ~



~ Friday, March 13, 2020 ~
~ Not a 'Good Morning' ~ For the First Hour or So ~
~ Cool and Cloudy Day ~

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Well now... Friday the Thirteenth and woke up early and feeling 'miserable'
How so? Very hard to describe, not pain from the operation, just felt 'miserable' all over... DARN!
Too early to get up, just waited it out until close to 5 a.m. and then slipped out of bed to try the Day
Moving slowly and easily, getting the Lights on and the Morning started, the feelings slipped away
So by the time I got my Juice poured and the Computer on I was in much better shape...
So just what was that episode? Quien sabe?...

OK, so far, so good, got my Morning Computer stuff done and what for the Day?
Not such a good start at 37 Degrees and only heading to 47, just as I was getting used to the 60s
And I think that Joe was saying we might even get a little Snow on Saturday... Oh well

And... Speaking of the new 'Edge' Browser... Were we? Well I griped about it a little

~ Yeah... This One ~
I have liked and adapted to most of the Microsoft Browsers from way back, even the ones most people didn't like
But I'm not too thrilled about this latest one, so far no advantages for ME, and I don't like the new Icon
But then I just started on it, maybe I'll find something I like but haven't yet

So what's going on in the Kitchen Lately besides the Radishes falling over?
AHA! Another Geranium Bud, that Plant deciding to give us a few more Blooms

~ Another Bloom wakes up on the Geranium ~

So... Am I going to wake up today? I felt in a daze all Day Wednesday, the Day after Surgery
And again all Day on Thursday and again when I woke up this Morning and I don't like it
I'm thinking slowly and have to think hard to remember simple things... Duh, ...Don't like it

Finally... Out on that Cloudy Cold Day to see if my Fortune awaits, off to the ATM and Fast Stop
Hola Gringo and gimmee some Lottos, back home to scratch off a dinky $10 Win... Caramba! Que pasa!
Now what is there to do for the rest of this Cloudy Cold and unlucky Day?

OK, now into the Afternoon and nothing to do, lets do some pruning, the book says I should
Two Gardens had the Plants growing up into the Grow Lights and the Instructions say prune them
I have had some plants do that before but didn't prune, so... well, let's try it, is it too late?

Started on the Garden in the Living Room, not so overgrown yet but getting there
And I got that done, clipped off some Blossoms also but no Tomatoes were on them yet

~ Plant to Trim ~ And Trimmed ~

And next, The two Gardens in the Kitchen, the Three Plants in one are still OK, slow growers maybe?
The other Plants already way up into the Lights and nowhere to go from there, so trim away

~ Plants in Garden One to Trim ~ And Trimmed ~

And so, I was bored and sleepy at Noon, got started on my Pruning and Photos and adding to my Blog
And kind of woke me up some but still not feeling as well as I would like...
But whatcha gonna do when yer body keeps wearing out and hurting here and there most all the time?
Just keep having fun when and where you can find it I spose, anyway that kept me bizzy til 2 p.m.

OK, now can I go watch TV and rest up and get bored again? Out to the Kitchen and the Gardens are hollering
'ADD NUTRIENTS NOW!' You can watch TV later, we want something to eat after you trimmed our Leaves

~ Feed Us Now! ~

And so, I kept busy longer in the Afternoon than usual... Yeah, make that boring Evening shorter
Finally got to my TV and Dinner and closed down the shop at 7 p.m. ...Bye Bye Blackbird...

~ Friday ~ A bit Busier Day ~



~ Thursday, March 12, 2020 ~
~ 'Home Alone' And I Love It! ~
~ After Two Days I could have done without Happily ~

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~ Pat said her Radishes did the Same ~

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Well I guess I survived that ordeal rather well, I wasn't sure at all how that trip would turn out
But I wasn't concerned in the least about survival, just wanted to get rid of that belly pain
And the whole procedure went very well with hardly any discomfort at all except excessive boredom

So now it is Thursday and rumbling and raining out there at 7 a.m. and no plans except a run to the Store
Need some stuff at the Price Chopper and some Lottos at the Fast Stop... No lottos for Two whole days!

And what's the Weather today, RAIN! And I can hear it pouring down out front... Still dark at this fake 7:30 a.m.
Just thinking of a stroke of good and bad luck... When they came to get me in the Ambulance I had my Jacket ready
But when they wheeled me out, they took my House and Car keys to lock my door but didn't take my jacket
Well I asked Pat to bring my Jacket which she did but what happened to my Keys? I had my second set to get in the Door
But I only have ONE Car Key and hadn't thought about it yet... But Wednesday evening, watching TV... Knock Knock Knock
It was the Medical Technician from the Ambulance and he handed me my Key! OHHHHH! What a stroke of luck, good and bad
Bad that he forgot to gve it back at the Hospital... so VERY Good that he brought it to me!

My friend that gave me the Car does have a Key, I need to get a spare but they have to come from Mercedes
The other places do not have Mercedes Keys and I heard they are very expensive (as usual)

And so, 9 a.m. or so, out on that cloudy but now rainless Morning to head to the Price Chopper
Then down to the Fast Stop for my Lottos and got into so much chat I forgot to get my Lottos
And I forgot to use my Super Coupon at the Price Chopper for the Super special Deal
It seems that my head has been in a daze ever since I woke up from the Anesthetic... Oh woe!
So now I go back to the Price Chopper to get my Coupon Deal and my Lottos... Drat!

Got my missing Item, added Two more and back down to the Fast Stop for a lot more 'discussion'
And this time remembered my Lottos, headed back to win NOTHING! And that took me until 1 p.m.

Oh My... Now it is 5 a.m. on Friday... Where did the Afternoon go... I guess the same old thing
Not feeling all ready to hit the new Day, not a good night... so... Bye Bye Thursday, Hello Friday

~ Thursday ~ Kind of a 'Nothing' Day ~



~ Wednesday, March 11, 2020 ~
~ Slow Boring Day at NKC Hospital ~
~ But then Home and Happy ~

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And I can't say I woke up on Wednesday Morning because I didn't sleep hardly at all Tuesday Night
Well dozing on and off as usual in the Hospital, never do get much sleep in there
Was never in much pain, I guess they had me doped up pretty good, all those IVs on the poles again
And nothing to eat for almost Two whole Days, all I had Tuesday Morning was a half glass of Orange juice
And after that just a sip of water when I took a pill until I left on Wednesday Afternoon...

Nothing going on Wednesday Morning then except the Nurse coming in to check things, then the Doctor asking how I was doing
He said his reports were all good and I could go home in the Afternoon if I wanted to and I sure did
Later the Doctor stopped by again, said they were working on my release time, so I called Patricia
She had called and wanted to give me a ride home, I said I would call when I got the release time

And then they said I could leave at 2 p.m. Called Pat, she said she would be here then... and...
The Nurse sat me in a Wheel Chair, (usual procedure), wheeled me to the Elevator, down to the Lobby
I moved to a Chair to watch for Pat, she was there shortly, and toot toot down the road back home by 3 p.m.

And that was about it for the Day, Pat left, then TV with this and that and some nibbles to catch up on missed meals
Finally had enough of that, took Two Extra Strength Tylenol and off to dreamland for a pretty good Night
And up at 5 a.m. Thursday... No pain to mention, then my Juice and Coffee to do this catch-up Blog and enough of that ordeal

~ Wednesday ~ Such a Tedious Day ~ But back home 1t 3 p.m. ~



~ Tuesday, March 10, 2020 ~
~ Another Visit to North Kansas City Hospital ~
~ Left Part of me There ~

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~ Back Home at NKC Hospital ~

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And the Day began around 2 a.m. Woke up not feeling so good, pains here and there I never felt before
In my abdomen in several places, just what could this be now? Not the back pain I usually wake up with
And had been having some different kind of pain in different areas for several Days
I was a little concerned about some pain in my left Chest, could it be that Aortic Aneurysm?
But this new pain was more in my lower right Abdomen... and getting worse, I put up with it for a couple hours
Then I was debating whether to call 911 or wait and see if it would go away, nope, just a bit too much to wait

So I called and the Ambulance came, loaded me up amd headed to NKC, checked in and the waits began
The Doctor came in, ordered an EKG and a CT Scan and offered the opinion it was my Gall Bladder
And was positive about that when the results came back, said it would require Surgery or Infection treatment
He said he would prefer the Surgery but not sure that would be best at my age... Hah! I am old or something?
And then they transfered me up to a Hospital room, scheduled me for Surgery that Afternoon

Took me in for Surgery 2 p.m. Then I woke up at 3 p.m. in the recovery Room and feeling better and no pain
Of course they had me doped up with pain Medicine, then transfereed me to the Hospital room for a long and sleepless Night

~ Tuesday ~ Not a Fun Day ~



~ Monday, March 9, 2020 ~
~ 'Let's get Started Here!' ~
~ A Blog Start but no Finish ~ Until Wednesday ~

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~ Just another Rainy Day ~

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Monday Monday! I do like Monday! And first thing a couple blips with the new 'Edge' Browser
Some things I don't like and some things I do like and just found a 'like' with my 'Jumble' puzzle
Some time back the USA Today Version I liked stopped working, couldn't find out why
So I switched to another version I didn't like much and also had to activate 'Adobe Flash' to make it work
So today I go there and it says 'Adobe Flash Blocked'... HUH! So I go back to the USA Today version and now it works!
And now on this Blog I found another change I do NOT like... See that white blob around the Music Player above?
That used to be a neat little black Bar... not that big ugly Balloon...

And... That doggone 'Daylight Saving Time'... Messes up my own timing, Still dark now out there at 7 a.m.
Well yesterday it was getting light at 7 a.m. and my unset clock still says 6 a.m. up on that shelf there

I wish they would just leave the Time alone, how long has it been now we have had to put up with that KRAP?

Well, a little research on the Net, in WWII the United States adopted year-round DST for three years
Beginning February 9, 1942, and ending September 30, 1945... After that it was optional for States to use it
Then in 1966, the U.S. decided that if some States were going to observe daylight saving time
They should conform to a standard set of rules. These rules were then contained in the Uniform Time Act
So we are still stuck with it, but I hear some now want to just dump it and I wish they would

Well now, all this jabber and I haven't checked the Weather... Oh Oh, says it's Raining and 48 Degrees
And heading to 58 tops, well not as good as Sunday but I guess it's better than Snow and 32 Degrees, Huh?
And Rain? It does look like there is a little Creek running down the middle of the Street

OK, time for a little Garden Review? What's with those Radishes, looks like the Crop I tried in the Closet
When was that anyway? Seems they get a few inches tall and then just give up... Oh well, again... 'Que sera sera'
Might as well just let them fall over and see what happens next and just plant the next try out in the Sunshine

~ Radishes laying down on the Job ~

Here is a Crop I tried last Year, forgot about that try already, looks about the same as this year

~ Radish Experiment in 2019 ~

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And here is the one I tried in 2018... Looks like I don't know when to quit...

~ Onion and Radish Experiment in 2018 ~

Finally... What, about 10 a.m. Headed out into that drippy Day heading to the ATM for ammo
Then down the Hill to the Fast Stop and a lot of chat with Navruzbek about this and that
And then cashed in a dinky $5 Ticket, bought $35 more and headed back, drippy drip drip
Popped my daily Glucerna and scratched off Seven total losers! DARN! My mood like the Weather then

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And now it is Wednesday... I woke on Tuesday in no mood to finish Monday's Blog
And I probably finished the Day as usual anyway, I forgot now...
But I can try to relate as much Tuesday and I can finish Wednesday on Thursday
As much of that Day as I might remember then.. So 'Hasta la Vista...

~ Monday ~ OK Day as far as it Went ~



~ Sunday, March 8, 2020 ~
~ Sunny Morning ~ Sunny Day ~
~ Clock Messing Up Time ~

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~ What Time is it Anyway? ~

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Well it's that Day again, all those Neighbor Cars parked out front, well two of them are quiet ones
Just happens the noisiest one (neighbor) lives in the Unit above me... can tell just whatever room she is in
And now hear the baby toddling around now and then... and I have reduced hearing to boot!
I do wish they could bting back the Two English Girls that lived up there before this beast

Well is this the Day that Joe was harping about all Week, that the Temp just might hit 70?
Hah! It shows 50 Degrees at the new 9 a.m. and the Sun is streaming in my Window and says it will hit 69
The Weather was pretty good on Saturday, looks like today will be as good or better

And the Time? Looks like DST sneaked in on me, I thought I got up at 6 a.m. But my Computer said it was 7 a.m.
I have about 15 Clocks to set, well a couple reset themselves, the Computers and the TV and one wall Clock
And I am thinking now like the people in Arizona, leave the rest on real Time, getting fed up with this changing time

So, what's new already? More Blooms showing up on the Peace Lilys, Tomato plant at the top of the Living Room AeroGarden
The Instructions say you can trim the Plant but that's where all the Buds are now

~ Some Blooms on the Living Room Lily ~

And the Radishes an inch or so taller already, I guess it is lack of Sunlight that makes then stretch out so much
Trying to remember if any of my Radish experiments produced any Radishes, I'll look at my History book

~ Radish Crop on Sunday ~

Well now, looking through my old Blogs, don't see anywhere that any inside attempts to grow Radishes produced any
Well I never seemed to have much luck with them in my outside Gardens either, and they say they are easy to grow
But I have done GREAT with Tomatoes and Cucumbers, just not all that much inside though

~ No Room to Grow ~

Well now, I have been OK with most of Windows 10 now for a couple Years... Has it been that long?
OMG! I show Windows 10 on my Computers in 2015! Well I got it a year before the Public release
But still... My how Time does fly away from me! Anyway my gripe... The new Edge Browser just installed
OK for the most part I guess but there are a few things it messed with I don't like... Including the Icon, Oh well

Well now... Got up at what my Clock said was 6 a.m. Actually with DST... 7 a.m. Piddling on the Computer since
Had my Juice, my Coffee, updated my Blog and what else? Now my Clock says 10 a.m. and my Computer says 11 a.m.
As someone said...'Time flies when yer having fun'.. Was I? well I sure managed to waste a couple Hours anyway

So out and away at... what time is it? Noon? Off to the Price Chopper for Lottos
Got my load and headed back to scratch off only a dinky $5 Win and that ain't much of a win!

On a trip out to the Kitchen to take out the Trash, what's that? Hey, the Geranium is trying again
How long has it been? Lots of leaves on the Plant but no blooms for a Month or more
Last Photo I see I have with Blooms is on the last Day of January

~ January 30th ~ March 8th ~

And that was it by 1 p.m. An early start on the meltdown of the Day, just a slow seep to end it all
Not that some things weren't interesting or even a bit of fun but sure nothing to write Home about
Well I never had much writing Home time anyway over the last 80 Years, just the Four Years in the USAF
And the Two Years stuck in Sringfield Missouri, the rest of the time I was in my Home in Kansas City and Saint Joseph

OK, so as I remember, I finished the Day with some boring TV News, some boring TV Episodes and a Movie
And now can this new Monday be any more entertaining? ...Vamos a Ver...

~ Sunday ~ Busy Morning ~ Slow Afternoon ~



~ Saturday, March 7, 2020 ~
~ The Usual This and That ~
~ Another Sunny Spring Day ~

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~ What are those White Spikes on my Lily? ~

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Now the Seventh Day of the Third Month of my Eighty-Ninth Year, my how Time does Fly!
And these Weekends are getting closer and closer together... And a question arises
Why do the Weekdays fly by so fast and the Weekend Days pass so slow for me?

And the Weather? Joe says OK today and WARMER Tomorrow... Now 39 Degrees, heading to 66 and partly Sunny
Tomorrow Sunny and heading to 69 and then a whole Week ahead of warm weather... Has Spring sprung?

Well then I sprang into the Shower and then headed off to the Price Chopper for Lottos
Cashed in $24 in Wins, got a new handful and headed back to scratch off a $5, $5, $10, $10 and $20 Win
Now that's how I like to do my Lotto business

Some time later I decided to risk some of my Winnings at the Fast Stop and headed down the Hill
Then cashed in my Winners, bought replacements and then a long chat with Navruzbek about religion
Of course that's subject you can never win or lose on but it can be interesting anyway
And after that long session, headed back up the Hill to home to scratch and won $25... Lost $5, Oh well

That took me until 1 p.m. on a nice sunny Afternoon, put my first load of wash in the Dryer
Dropped in a second load of wash, then time to take out the Trash and head to the TV

And what of any interest happened after that? You kidding? Except for the TV, My Day seems to end at 1 p.m.
Oh well, let's see what happens on uhhhh, what Day is tomorrow?

~ Saturday ~ OH NO! Sunday Ahead! ~



~ Friday, March 6, 2020 ~
~ Just another Day ~
~ Cool Start ~ Warm Day ~

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~ Radish Seedlings on Day Four ~

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What? Friday already, this Month just started but is flying by Fast!
And Joe keeps saying Spring is on the way, and the Weather kinda agrees the past Week or so
Am I going to plant all that stuff out front all over again so soon? Seems I just shut it down
Well I have kept the Kitchen Plants going all Winter, sure keeps changing there Day to Day

~ Latest Look at the Kitchen Arrangement ~

Now lots of SnapDragon Vines have grabbed hold of the strings and are climbing to the Ceiling
Here's one that dropped off and seems confused as to where to go next
I'll get the Stepladder out and climb up and see if I can give it some help

~ SnapDragon Vine says 'Where do I go from here?' ~

And I needed some Glucerna so off to the Price Chopper, traded in a $5 Winner, bought $25 more
Got my Glucerna, headed back and scratched Five Tickets to lose $25... DAGNABBIT!

Then a bit later, ho hum... Off to the Fast Stop to make sure than Navru hasn't forgotten his password
Stopped by next door to say Happy Day to Chris and then back up the Hill and on my way
And bought Four Tickets from the last $20 in my Pocket, back home to win back my $20... Oh well

OK, time to climb and help the SnapDragon Vine, now there are Three Vines heading that way
And the Vine on the left as far as it can go, now just hanging on

~ SnapDragon Vines up on the Top String ~

OK... Anything happen after 2 p.m. Nothing that I can remember except starting another Netflix Series
Most Afternoons are kind of enjoyable but seems I sure am in a daily rut to get through them

And... OH NO! Another Weekend ahead!

~ Friday ~ Sort of the Same old Same... ~



~ Thursday, March 5, 2020 ~
~ Nothing Much ~ Just kept Busy ~
~ Another Super Weather Day ~

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~ Radish Pop-Ups Looking Good ~

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Thursday... Just finished my Wednesday Blog upload... Now let's get on to Today
Seems I live my Morning on the Computer and then forget it all afternoon... Oh well
Anyway started this Day with a bit of Gardening, noticed some withering Leaves on my Peace Plant
The one in the Living Room that is, something wrong or is that natural? Anyway I snipped them

~ Wilted Leaves? ~ Now Gone ~

Then on to the Kitchen to get a catch-up on my Radish Pots, looking good on the 4th Day
And then a Photo of my new Peace Lily Plant, hard to get a decent Photo where it sits
That doggone red colored grow light above it, need to toss that and get one wth more natural light
Had to turn the Grow Light off and do some alternate lighting to get a fairly decent Photo

~ New Peace Lily at Home ~

And a late Shower and all and finally out into that gorgeous morning at 55 Degrees... heading to 57 they say
Down the Hill to the Fast Stop, Navru says my Monitor instructions worked for him
Got my Lottos and headed then to the Price Chopper, got some 'Coupon' Orange Juice
And some 'on sale' Chicken Gizzards for the Cat and headed back to scratch off only a $15 Winner

And then that was it... As usual, most activity shuts down in the Afternoon
Just nothing to add of any interest... to me or to anyone... Oh well... Good Night Irene

~ Thursday ~ More Wow Weather! ~



~ Wednesday, March 4, 2020 ~
~ Marching into Spring! ~
~ Some Inside Gardening ~ A New Plant ~

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~ Radish Pop-Ups ~ How many? ~ I See Nine ~

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Flipping on the Grow Lights in the Kitchen and what do I see? Radish Seedlings already
When did I plant those anyway, lemmee check... Aha... Sunday March 1st... On the way!
I haven't had much luck trying to grow Radishes inside but fun to try

More Gardening later today... My second Peace Lily is on the way, goes in the Kitchen on the bottom shelf
One problem there, that Grow Light I have for that shelf makes everything have a red color
Like to find a way to minimize that and make stuff look normal there

And... now 7 a.m. Today's Blog started, let's get a cuppa Coffee and work Puzzles
HAH! 7:30 a.m. That took quite a while but I thought I was doing very well
Well doing some daydreaming too along the way... And enjoying sipping my Coffee<
And now look at that Sunshine pouring in my Window, a happy Day ahead?

Just thinking, as I said on February First... February is a 'nuthin' Month, well not so much for me this year
In January the Holidays are over, Winter in full swing, but February, Winter ebbing and boring
Just wishing for some warmer weather and things to do outsiee or wherever

But March even sounds different... let's get up and go somewhere, get this Spring on the way!
Start thinking about some Gardens outside, some warmer Days to enjoy, just get rid of Winter memories
Of course my inside Gardens soften the outside Winter losses somewhat but not quite the same thing

~ Let's say Goodbye to Winter ~

Enough of Morning Computering, 'Let's get started here'... OK Boss what's next?
Where for Lottos this fine Morning? Well I want to ask Navru how he got along on my Computer last night
So away we go to the Fast Stop... For Lottos and chit chat... 'Buenos Dias and Dubra Utra' ...

OH NO! Now it is 7 a.m. on Wednesday March 5th... Where did Wednesday Afternoon go? I musta got busy
Well let's see what I can remember of the rest of that missing Day...
At the Fast Stop I asked Navru how he was getting slong on the Computer, he says 'How can ya dim the Monitor?'
I says 'HUH? Why you wanna do that?'... Apparently his eyes are oversenitive to light... Oh well
Well I said I think there is a way but have never needed to do that, would check and let him know

So back at el Rancho I worked my Lottos for a few little wins, checked my Monitors and found the buttons
Went back to trade for more winners and told him how to do the adjustments, and muchas gracias Senor
Then he asked if I could give him a ride home in the Afternoon, his car wasn't there, I had seen it at his Place
He had run out of gas right at home, needed to take some gas with him when he left work

So back at el Ranchito again to while away the Afternoon waiting for my new Plant, at last time, to go get Navru
Traded in some more Lottos, then he grabbed his Gas Can and off we went, dropped him at home
Trotted across the street there to get my Mail and headed home still waiting for my Plant

Then it was TV and Dinner Time, finally about 5 p.m. my Plant arived, I set it in the Kitchen
Finished my TV, then Dinner then off later than usual to sleeptime

~ Wednesday ~ Wow Weather! ~



~ Tuesday, March 3, 2020 ~
~ Nice Lotto Winner ~
~ A Week of Warm Weather Ahead ~

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~ First Big Win for March ~ Keep it Going! ~

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Hello Tuesday... Bring it on! Old Joe was jumping around on Channel 4 last Night
Said we were in for a Week of warmer Weather and I am ready... Monday was OK already
Might be a little chilly out there to start, says it is 36 Degrees at 6 a.m.
But Sunny and heading to 60 Degrees and that sure sounds nice to me

So... Any plans for the Day? You kidding, whenever are there? Well one trip anyway
Need to go tell Navru he took the wrong Computer Monitor last Night, my mistake
I gave him the one for the HP instead of the new One for the new Dell he took with him

And that time again... 6:45 a.m. and all done waking up the Computer and then some...
Oh well got up a half hour earlier than usual, those dreams just ran out and things got boring
I see my new Peace Lily Plant shipped so I'll have something to do for 10 minutes on Wednesday

And then a little play time before Breakfast... a start on my March 2020 Blog Video...
I got the Timeline all set up and added a few Photos I already have of my Days in March.... Whoooopeee! on the way

And then a call from Pat, letting me know that Lewis didn't make it long at the Hospice
He was only there a few Days and I hadn't had the chance to go Visit...
She was advising me of the time of the Funeral, offering a ride there with her

Then time to head out for adventure... Down the Hill to visit with Navruzbek... Dubra Utra
He told me he couldn't get the Monitor turned on, I told him why, then gave him the Power Cord
And bought $30 worth of Lottos and headed back, scratched off a $5, $15 and $100 Win... YAHOO!
Cashed in my $120 Wins, bought $20 more maybes and headed Home

This time only $10 in Wins but then, ya can't win 'em all, try as hard as I can

And that was all the thrilling action for Tuesday, back to s dull afternoon of TV
Did take a detour to the Kitchen to make up some Hash with some of my Sliced Pork Sholder
That went very well with whatever Video I could find beside my missing Dexter episodes

Then off to bed, and about falling to sleep time I got a call from Navru... 'I can't get signed in!
He was checking out the Computer I loaned him after he got the Monitor plugged in
Oh yeah, I forgot to give him the Password... Did that and answered a few more questions and off to dreamland

~ Tuesday ~ Springing Ahead! ~



~ Monday, March 2, 2020 ~
~ Some Computer Action ~
~ Another Sunny Day! ~

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~ 7 a.m. Monday ~ Doesn't look 'Mostly Cloudy' to Me ~

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Yeah! Gimmee some Monday, had more than enough of Saturday and Sunday but a fairly good time anyway
Sure did have a noisy Weekend upstairs starting on Friday Night, her Visitor is noisy and then some
They don't seem to ever sit down and sit still for any length of time at all, what's all the traffic about?

OK, had some really good Weather to enjoy though, do we have any left over for Today?
Oh Oh, not quite as good, 35 Degrees now, but heading to 51 later but that 'mostly' Cloudy again
Well they were wrong about that 'cloudy' the last few days, maybe they will make a mistake again today?

Morning stuff done, out into a sunny Morning to head to the Fast Stop for a lot of chat
Navru wants a new Laptop and we talked Computers for a good while, told him I would look up some online
Then I got my Lottos, back home to work only a $10 Win, still had $15 in my pocket so back again
And more Computer talk, then got $25 more Lottos and headed home, this time to scratch off $20 in winners

And dragging on into the Afternoon... A good discussion in the Morning with Navruzbek but now SO BORING
Can't find anything to do on the Computer and not ready for TV Yet and no goodies to cook or gardening to do
OK then, I'll take the Trash to the Dumpster and then see what else there is.... HO HUMMMMM

Well there was a lot more Computer talk with Navru... I thought he might like to try my Desktop
I told him he could borrow my newest Dell and play with it, see if he liked it, he said he would
So after he left work he drove by to pick it up, I could sell it to him if he likes it
I have been using it in the Living Room with my TV but I changed to my HP Computer to try a while

~ HP Computer moved to the Living Room ~
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~ New Look in the Computer Room ~
And then it was TV Time, finished the News, on to the TV and Movies and off to bed early again

~ Monday ~ This and That ~



~ Sunday, March 1, 2020 ~
~ Welcome to March ~ Spring on the Way! ~
~ Outside with no Jacket ~ Whooopee! ~

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~ One more Tomato on the Way ~

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Here we go again! 'Bienvenidos al Mes de Marzo!' Now looking for signs of Spring!
I guess the Month of February this Year wasn't so bad, had lots of semi-warm Days to enjoy
But I'm ready to put my heavy Jacket away in the Closet until next Winter

8 a.m. and a BORING Morning so far... Just musing here and there on the Internet and watching some of my Videos
And not enjoying the beginning thumping around upstairs, her boyfriend is visiting gain... thumpity thump
But maybe I'll enjoy the Weather later, haven't checked it yet but I have heard rumors...

YEAH! Says 50 Degrees out there now and heading to 65! Yippeeee! But says mostly Cloudy... Oh well
And I was wondering where to go for Lottos but then checking my Blog I see I won nothing at the Price Chopper
And so, that's the first Target for the Day after I head out

And out into that bright Sunshine, (Forecast wrong again) heading to the Price Chopper
Traded in a $5 Free Ticket and $30 in Winners for $35 more then got some 'on sale' sliced Pork
A loaf of Bread and and my Juice, checked out and headed back, still in that bright Sunshine

And then... fed the Cat, popped a Gucerna and worked my Lottos for just a $10 Win
Oh well, I still have $50 in winnings from Saturday in my Pocket

Knock Knock... Who's there? Navru and Baby, out for a walk and stopped by on that warm Day
Some chat and back up the Hill to Home

Then... I headed back to the Price Chopper to lose another $30 or so, Oh well, you know how that goes
And then all set for another long long Afternoon... Oh... Got that sliced Pork to fry up
And then it will be time for the last Episode of Dexter...

And into the Cast Iron Skillet with the Pork, browned it nicely on both Sides
And then into the Oven while I watched the last Episode of Dexter, kind of a messy finish
Now I'll have to find something worse to watch I guess

~ Some Sliced Pork Shoulder ready to Taste Test ~

How about a little more Indoor Gardening, Pat gave me a packet of Radish Seeds
Never had much luck trying to grow Radishes inside but I'll try about anything once, maybe twice

So I brought in a couple Pots from outside, some fresh Garden Soil added and in with the Seeds
Now let's see what does or does not happen

~ Kitchen Gardens with Radish Pots Added ~
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~ Bumper Radish Crop Ahead? ~

OK, Got that done and back to the TV to try to find something else to watch without much luck
Got so hung up on Dexter that I wasn't watching much else, now I need to find a new series (or something)
I did have some of my Pork Shoulder and Cole Slaw for Dinner while watching some of this and a little of that
And gave up and hit the sack just a bit esrly... Had enough of Sunday and that Weekend

~ Sunday ~ Gimmee some Monday! ~



~ Saturday, February 29, 2020 ~
~ February Departs ~ Goodie! ~ Early Pay Day! ~
~ And a Nice Weather Day to say Farewell ~

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~ More Tomatoes on the Way ~

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Up and not quite 'at 'em' on Saturday Morning at 5 a.m. Haven't had my Coffee yet
But I did check Garden Three when I turned the Living Room lights on, more timy Tomatoes on the Plant
And lots of Blooms, so maybe lots of Tomatoes... Not much room to grow though, the Light is at the top now

And funny how time slips away... now at 6:30 a.m. been bizzy with this and that, how's the Weather?
Joe said it would be cool at the start and it is... 30 Degrees now but heading to 60... GREAT!
And says SUNNY! Now to me that is DNP! And tomorrow better at 64 Degrees... Hey Hey, It's on the Way!

Well now, I looked a bit more through my Year Books and came up with a few Photos...
I had some of my own Photos of those years but now where are they? Oh well, I do have quite a few
That's about when I started my Photo Hobby, about my first year in High School, starting in September 1944
And can you believe I was a High School Freshman at 12 Years of age? Hard for ME to believe now!
Seems to me that I look older than that in what High School Photos I can find

And so, off into another Sunshiny Day to the Price Choppper, needed Candy, Nuts and had a Coupon for Ketchup
First traded in my $30 of Winners for Six more tries and back home found they were Six Losers

So, not in a quitting mood yet, back to the Fast Stop for six more Tries... And some Navru chat
Back this time to scratch off a $5 Win, then a $10, then a $20... a Dud, a nice $25 Win and a final $20 Win
So what's that? Yeah an $80 win, very nice and won all my money back, Ammo to try one more time

Back by the Fast Stop to cash in my Winners and buy two Tickets I didn't win on
Then on down the Road to the Grab and Go to buy $30 more and headed Home for the Afternoon
This time I lost on the Two from the Fast Stop but won $30 from the Grab and Go...
And so, not a big Win but I did come out ahead for the Lotto Fun of the Day

And then... Time to do a little editing on the Photos I found to make my High School Web Page

~ East High School from Van Brunt Boulevard ~
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~ Out Front at Recess ~
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~ My Home Room in 1947 ~
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~ ROTC in 1947 ~
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~ More ROTC in 1947 ~
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~ ROTC in 1948 ~
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~ Senior Class in 1948 ~
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And... Then I added those Photos to my Video Timeline and finished and rendered and uploaded the Video
'My February 2020' is over... Is anyone eager to waste 20 Minutes of their time to watch it?
Well I wanna see it so here it is...


Set the Video to render and upload and off to my TV Evening, finished with the News
And then Two more Epidsodes of Dexter and now... One Episode to end the Series, to finish Sunday

Ending the Day and the Month with a Day of good Weather and enough Activity to keep me busy

~ Saturday ~ A Good Day ~



~ Email Me at elpato6125@sbcglobal.net ~