OK, 7:30 a.m. The Sun peeking over the Gully again, time to check the Crops out back
Stopped on the way to the Stairs to get a Photo of the Morning Glories, Two more nice Blossoms
Well I replaced the dying Rhododendron with that Dwarf Spruce on Wednesday, what about that dead Asiatic Lily?
Thought I would run over to Riverside to see if Larry's Nursery had one, nope all gone
And they are in the Process of selling off the Spring stuff and will close for the Year last of June
OK, all done outside for the Day, now all done except the inside Afternon and Evening wind dowm
Remembered I still had some of that Super Pizza, had a piece of that with un vaso de Vino and TV
Then on to wind down another pretty fair Day... Yeah, not so bad, cudda won the Big One though
Heading back in, took a look at the Morning Glory Vines from the Deck, several past the top Rail
And they still want to climb but nothing to hang on to now unless they could reach out to the Tree
And then off to the Price Chopper, got $25 more Lottos, only won a $10 Ticket back
OK, now what for the rest of this long Day ahead?
Well, I saw Navru on Facebook so sent him a 'Hola Amigo' Message, he gave me a 'Hola' back...
So I decided to run down there to try my luck on Lottos, cashed in my $10 Win, bought $25 worth back
And only won $5... How's that for luck?... Not so good... So I still had winnings from my first full Pack
Decided to head back and buy another full Pack, he didn't have the one I wanted so I settled for another
They all pay about that same unless there is a super BIG ONE in that Pack
So got my Pack and headed home, poured me un vaso de Vino Tinto and worked all 60 Tickets
Got one nice $100 Win, the rest $5 to $25 for a total of $245, so I lost $45 on the Pack
Another Glass of Vino, lots of TV, a good Dinner and again... that's all she wrote... Hasta Manana!
Then off at 8 a.m. to the Fast Stop, Buenos Dias Amigo, como estas? Navru is learning Spanish
Some chat and then I bought $20 worth of Lottos and headed back to my Estate
And then scratched off a $25 Win... WOW! $5 profit! Now what for the rest of the Day?
Then I got a call from Pat, wanting to visit, watch Bobby Flay and eat Pizza
OK by me, set off to refill my Wine Cellar and get a couple Items for my Margaritas
So then, took time out to vacuum up some of those pesky Varmints crawling in under the Door
A little after Noon, put my Pizza Stone in the Oven to heat up for the Pizza around 1 p.m.
Then a call to the Minit Mart, "Put me a 'Classic Combo' Pizza in the Oven, I'm on the way to get it"
Set off for the Minit Mart, only about Five Minutes away, said 'Here I am' and she went to the Kitchen to get it
Brought out this huge Box, hot from the Oven and I headed for Home, took it out of the Box
Slid it onto the Hot Stone in my Oven and then waiting for my Guest
And then my Guest arrived, came in, got settled and we chatted and watched my stuff on the TV
Had enough of that and then time to chow down, took the Pizza out of the Oven, dished it up
Back to the TV to finish out the Afternoon with Dos Equis, a Margarita, and some great Pizza!
And more Videos, Music and a long, long Movie, and then time for 'Hasta la Vista' and up the Hill to Home
Then headed around back to check the potential Pumpkin Blooms I saw on Saturday
And yep, Two large Male Blooms wide open and waiting for the Bees... But no Female Blooms
Are we going to get that same runaround this Year, lots of Male Blooms but few and failing Females?
Headed down the Hill to the Fast Stop, saw that Navru wasn't there so back to the Price Chopper to try again
Traded in my $25 Winner for Cash, put $20 in Machine Two and $5 in Machine One
Then back Home to scrath $35 in Winners from Machine Two and none from Machine One
Looks like time to hit Machine One with a good try and see what happens there
Got my Lottos from Machine One and headed back Home, Navru was waiting in my Yard
So he came in to the cool and we watched my Videos and chatted about this and that
Then he wanted to borrow one of my Spanish learning books, I gave him the best and easiest one
And he headed back up the Hill into the Heat and I headed back in to the Cool
Then I worked my new Lottos and lost on all of them, oh well, ya know how that is
And that is quie enough for Sunday, not a lot going on but an enjoyable Day for the most part
Now a New Day and New Week ahead, off we go!
Another Hot Day in store, saying 77 at 7 a.m. then heading to 94 this Afternoon
I do think I should get out there and water out back first thing today, maybe the front too
So, out into that hazy warm Morning about 8 a.m. to water evreything out back again
And everything again looking better than the last time, Cucumbers blooming, Tomatoes getting bigger
Pepper plants looking healthy and some potential Blooms appearing on the Pumpkins
Those Pie Pumpkins have the best looking vines yet, I've been planting the wrong kind
Then dragged the Hose back around front, watered everything from one end to the other, most looking good
But looks like something drastically wrong with one of the Rhododendrons in the Barrels, the other Two look great
All getting the same amount of Water so what's causing this problem, bugs maybe?
Well, after the watering it was just sit back and enjoy the rest of the Day, not much going on
A late afternon visit with the Neighbor next Door, then just the usual wind down of the Day
And no idea of what's to do on Sunday... yet...
Time again for that chat with the Urologist, he doesn't do much, just Talk then the Nurse gives that shot
But he said this time if my PSA was normal no shot needed, so why the chat? Oh well might as well go
So, that appointment at 2:45 p.m. mostly just killed time trying to win on Lottos, just won a couple small ones
Then just this and that waiting for Doctor Time, left at 2:15 p.m. just a bit too early as usual
And I got there early as usual, headed up and dropped in to see a Waiting Room filled with people
Checked in, got my Papers to update as usual, sat down to work them and wait
Looks to me he has too much to do, not much time for me and nothing needs to be done at present
Checked out, got my Lab request for the next PSA, and thinking about his next Appointment
Get my next PSA report in December, if it is OK, cancel the Doctor Appointment scheduled then
Then just get the next PSA from my Primary Doctor and if it is high, find a new Urologist
Back Home, late afternoon, not feeling all that well, set out Dinner and got a glass of Vino Tinto
Finished an old Movie, just still not feeling well, just skipped Dinner and headed to Bed at 7 p.m.
But a pretty fair night, a few interesting Dreams, not feeling so bad today (Saturday)
So let's go ahead and get this Weekend out of the way!
Took another hike down to the Fast Stop to chat and get some more loser Lottos
Back then to lose it all except One $10 Win... Oh well, now what else is there to do?
Decided to hike out back to check the Crops again but the Neighbor was sitting out front
So I sat and we talked about this and that and the other, then the Weather was warmimg some
Then I decided to head out back before it got too hot, and everything was still looking great, except the Radishes
Wanted to get 'progress' Photos of where we were at this time, So I got a good shot of all Four Beds
And then was back inside to finish out a lazy Afternoon as usual, nothing happens much after Noon
And nothing much planned again for Friday except a Doctor Appointment in the Afternoon
So I thought I would empty the Bowl, dry the Bottom, put some Carpet tape on the Bottom
Then set the Pump on the Tape and see if that would hold them in place<
Then for the overspray problem, put the Spray Heads back on that I tried at first
They didn't spray as high, maybe that would help the overspray problem some
Next, there were a couple branches in the Tree next door, shading the Fountain there
So I got my little Step Ladder. climbed up a couple steps and lopped them off
Then time to head out for my Lottos, this time the Fast Stop, bought Four Scratcher Tickets
And One 'Show Me Cash Easy Match'... It was an instant $3 Winner, maybe more at Draw Time?
Back home to scratch off Four Losers, back in the loser Isle again
And then... Hooked up the Hose, dragged it out back and watered everything back there
And everything in the back Garden looking pretty good, had to help some Cucumbers reach the Trellis
The Pumpkin Vines are looking better than any I ever Planted, hope they do sonething this year
About 8:30 then and everything I had planned was done, so then what?, the Fountains started up
So I got a Photo then set up the Video Camera for a short Video of the Front in June...
Ho Hum... 6:30 a.m. Finished and posted Monday's Blog, checked the Bank, Facebook and Email...
Then worked the Crossword and Jumble, finished my Coffee, now what? Is this going to be a long, long Day?
The only Project I can think of at the moment is maybe to water out front
Ok, Shower, and Shampoo and clean Clothes and out to find my Fortune, where will it be Today?
Time to try Machine One at the Price Chopper again, traded in $20 worth of Winner Tickets
Bought $20 more and headed Home to scratch... and scratched Three duds
And then on my Favorite 'Crossword' Ticket I hit a $20 Win, well, can't stop there, no profit
So I headed back to cash in that $20 one and try some more at Machine Two and add a $10 Win for good measure
Cashed in my $30 worth of Winner Tickets, stuck $30 in Machine Two, headed Home to WIN!
Well, out of Five Tries, Four duds and One $15 Win, Oh well ya can't win 'em all but I sure like to try
Bright Sun, saw on the way in that One Fountain was shooting nicely, the other one on the way
So then time head back out to see if I could get a Photo or Two
Back out again around 1 p.m. into that bright Sun and Heat... But lots of shade on the Porch
Started watering on my end plus the Stair Planter, watered everything on my side very well
And then on the other side clear to the end and beyond to the Planter out by the Stairs
Then back inside in the Cool, then 2 p.m. time for a glass of Vino Tinto and some TV
And start thinking of what's for Dinner all over again, lots of stuff to choose from
The Fountain Pumps came with Four different Spray head patterns, I had installed one that looked good
But I thought I would try another that looked like it gave a wider Spray
So, nothing else on the Agenda at the moment, let's go see Navru, traded in my $10 Win and added a bit more
Then back Home to scratch off the first One... $100 Winner!... now that's more like it
Scratched off a couple more Losers and then Whooopee! A $40 Winner, and I do like that... $105 Profit
Then not much happening until Bed time but it was a nice easy Day all Day anyway
So... Scooted up to the Price Chopper to trade in $20 of Winners for $15 worth of losers, win some, lose most
Back at el Ranchito and headed out back to tie up one more Tomato branch I saw was drooping
Then hiked up to the Bench to check on the Sunflowers I planted up there, forget it, ain't doing anything
Back down to notice something was eating the leaves off my Asiatic Lilies, need to spray them
And then... cleaned out the Bird Baths, seeds and leaves falling in them from the Trees
Filled them up again, takes One Gallon for each Bath, leveled one up just a tad
Next, just wait around for the Bird Bath Pumps to be delivered and then maybe plant more Beets out back
9:30 a.m. Amazon still says 'Ready for Delivery'... So I hooked up the Hose and my 'Sevin' Sprayer
The Bugs are eating up my Rose Bush out front and nibbling on the Asiatic Lilies too
So I sprayed them all really well, hoping now for the Best, those Lilies were not cheap
And then trekked out back again to plant Beet Seeds all across the Front of the Pepper Bed
Now see if they do any better there than the Radishes did, at least you can eat the Beet Leaves too
I gave up close to 3 p.m. and headed back in to the cool to catch up on TV, turned on the Window Web Cam
Then around 3:30 I saw a Truck headed down the Hill, walked out to receive the Package as the guy walked to the Door
So I sat out front, opened the Package, assembled the Pumps by hand, no tools needed, set them in the Baths
And by then the Trees had shaded the Bird Baths and so nothing happened for quite a while
Then the Sun slowly receded behind the Tree and a little Sunlight hit the Bath next Door
Then a little spurt, then another, then as the Sun covered the Pump a nice little spray popped up
The Sun moved off and the Spray stopped but I waited and watched as the Sun began hitting the Bath in front of my place
Then that Pump started with a spurt, then a bigger one and then a steady spray and I got that Photo
Time to head in then for Dinner and the Finale of the Day, another very busy and enjoyable Day
Then worked my Puzzles and drank my Coffee, then at 7 a.m. some Rumbles and a whining Wind
But then about 8 a.m. all quiet, Rain stopped, Wind died down but they still said T-Storms out there
Time to head out for Lottos at 9 a.m. and with the Sun trying to peek out of the Clouds...
Picked up $20 worth of Lottos, back home to Scratch off NUTHIN! DRAT!
That just wouldn't do to satisfy my taste for Riches, headed back for more tries
The Neighbor was out front as I left, he buys Lottos too, I asked if he wanted me to get him any
Yep, and he had a couple of Winners in his mobile Chair seat and handed them to me
So, I had dedided to shoot the Works again for a full Pack... Cashed in his winners, bought his tickets
Then asked for a full Pack of the new Card that I liked but hadn't won on yet
Headed back, the Neighbor was still out front, I gave him his new tries and headed in to try mine
Scratched away and hit a nice $100 Winner and then $155 more lesser ones, lost $45 on that deal
So that was about it, later I had those Ribs and some BBQ Beans at TV time
| Closing out another fine Weather Day on Pay Day
Waited a bit too long to water out Back, already Sunny and getting HOT back there
But I hooked up the Hose and got at it and watered everything really well, and all Looking Good
Then pulled the Hose back around front, might water out there again on Saturday
Then it was Lottos time, off to the Price Chopper to waste some of my new Money
Bought my Tickets, only scratched off a dinky $5 Win again... I wanna big one
And, I liked the look of the new Bird Bath out front but the Birds don't seem to
I haven't seen any swishing in it yet but then I can't watch it all Day, can I? Well no
I bought the last one they had on display in the Garden Center, thought I would get one for next door
Checked online Thursday, showed none avaiable there, checked again Friday, yes, they had one there
So I took off for Lowes, checked the Shelf, yes, now there were Two there, I put one in a Cart
Checked out and headed home, unloaded and set it up in the yard next door, leveled it and filled it
And then we lived Happily Ever After... Yeah!
And then again in the early Afternoon, that was pretty much all for the Day
I played around on the Computer some, later mixed a Margarita and went out front
Thought I would just sip my Libation and watch the Birdies and enjoy the Weather
But that Weather was just too uncomfortably hot to enjoy much so I gave up and went back in the cool
And then rest of the Day wasn't much to write Home about, same ole Afternoon and Evening
So, let's give it up for the Day Irene... Goodnight...
One thing is to wrap up the Second Quarter Blog Video... but ahead of schedule, it's getting too long now
The first Quarter Blog is 22 Minutes long and was a bit tedious getting to the end watching it
It looks like the April and May Photos have taken up 40 Minutes now and still a Month to go
Going to revise the Title and call it 'My Spring Blog of 2018' for the First Quarter and start another One for a 'Summer Blog'
So, 7 a.m. headed out back in the cloudy but comfy Weather to weed away a half Hour
I got several of the Cucumber Plants in that Bed poked into the Side Mesh so they could climb
Then pulled most of the Weeds out of that Bed, and saw there was an open area in the Center for more Plants
How about a few more Peppers in there? Decided to head over to Larry's Nursery to see what I could find
8:30 a.m. Up the Hill to the Price Chopper, got $30 worth of Potential Winners
Back home to scratch off Two $10 Winners... The others did not meet their potential
Then off to Larry's at 9 a.m. to hunt for Four nice Pepper Plants... OLE!
And there were Hundreds of nice Pepper Plants and all on sale at half price, maybe I buy later next year?
So I picked out Four nice looking 'Bell Boy' Peppers and headed back to Parkville
Back Home, took my Trowel and the Peppers out back, dug Four Holes, popped in the Peppers
And now looking good and the Bed full up with goodies, Radishes, Cucumbers, Peppers and Tomatoes
Back out front after Planting, the Neighbor was out taking the Morning cooler Weather
I sat and chatted with him until the Temps started getting a bit on the warm side and then back into the cool
So, I edited and posted the new Photos I took out back on my Blog, started thinking of the new Summer Blog Video
I added the latest Photos to Blog Video Two, made a Finale, rendered it and made a copy on a Flash Memory Card
Then I started on the Summer Blog Video... June, July and maybe August depending on the length
Got a good start on that, new lead in and added a few Photos and some Music, on the way again
On to the usual finish of the Day and to say goodby to the Month of May...