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~ Halfway through June ~



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~ Saturday, June 30, 2018 ~
~ Great Hospital Report on Friday ~
~ Pay Day on Saturday ~
~ And the First Day of my Independence Day Celebration ~
~ Goodbye June ~ Hello July ~

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~ My Flags out on Saturday Morning ~ June 30th ~

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Well yes and then some! I was not really 'worried' but you could say 'concerned' by what they would find
I just wasn't ready for another Operation and Hospital stay and other possible results of that Exam
So when I woke up and the Doctor came in and announced my Exam was 'normal'... Elated would put it mildly
I felt like jumping up and giving him a big hug but that wouldn't be quite proper, so I just smiled broadly! HAH!

So on to Today and the Holidays coming up, my big Display Event of the Year, my Flags and Flag Fans for July 4th
First thing Saturday Morning after my Juice amd Coffee, Computer stuff and Puzzles, out front to decorate
Hung out my Four American Flags, and the two large Flag Fans... Now I have to go buy something to BBQ

Off to the Price Chopper and hit the Machine first for $30 worth of Lottos, then a couple Items here and there
And then back to the Meat Counter and of course Ribs are always on Sale for the 4th, got a nice big Slab
This time $1.99 a Pound, my big Slab was just under $12... not bad, actually pretty good!

~ BBQ for Independence Day! ~

Back home then to scratch off $30 in Lotto Wins, even up so far, put the Ribs in the Fridge
Then as I was even up on my Lottos for the Day I headed back out and down to the Fast Stop to try again
And a lot of catch up Chat witn Navru and then I traded my Winners for $30 more tries
Back again to el Ranchito, this time to scratch off only $20 in Winners, Darn!

Then I went back to my 'Composing' Computer and started working on my Third Blog Video again
Running out of June and now time to finish it, already running time was 22 Minutes, that's a lot of Blog

And then a bit later a very quiet knock on the Door, it was my Neighbor next Door
He wanted to know how my Colonostomy came out, And I told him... Just great! No Problema, nada...
I asked him if he was busy, he said no, and I invited him in to show him my Computer set-up
And he seemed interested in what I was doing, spent Twenty minutes or so checking things out
Then he asked of I had gone to get my Lottos yet, yep, but I had $20 of Winners to spend to get more
So he gave me three small winner Tickets he had and I set off for the Fast Stop again

~ My Neighbor Checking out my Computers ~

Traded in my $20 and the Neighbor's $10, Got Two $5 for him and $20 worth for me and headed back
Knocked on the Neighbor's Door, gave him his Lottos, back in to work mine and only a $5 Winner... Phooey again!
And so, back to my Video Editor and Blog Video once again and worked on it most of the Afternoon

And then, set out something for Dinner later and took my Ribs out of the Fridge to prep
Rinsed and trimmed and then dusted them with BBQ Rub and covered in foil and back in the Fridge

~ Ribs Prepped for Smoking ~

Then I mixed a Margarita, and on to my Afternoon TV News and Movie Catch-up wind down
After a bit I began hearing some T-Boomers outside and then Pouring Rain, Wow, a real Gully Washer
So I flipped on the Window Web Cam to catch some of the Action... went on for quite some time

~ A T-Boomer to finish out the Month ~

And then my Month of June Finale, got bored with TV, back once again to my Video Editor program
Worked another Hour or Two and just about finished it, just needs a couple touches on the Ending

And then, headed for Bed and finished the Month of June, June, June... in Dreamland

~ A New Month arrives Tomorrow! ~



And it looks like I goofed up again and lost a few Days from my June Blog... June 25th through June 29
Oh Well, maye I can find the Photos from those Pages at least, just forget the Day Drivel...



~ Friday, June 29, 2018 ~






~ Thursday, June 28, 2018 ~





~ Wednesday, June 27, 2018 ~



~ Tuesday, June 26, 2018 ~








~ Monday, June 25, 2018 ~







~ Sunday, June 24, 2018 ~
~ A Pleasant Weather Sunday ~
~ Just Puttering Around ~

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~ Coleus Plants in the Planter looking Good ~

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Looks like another Sunny moderate Temp Day again today, 70 to start, 84 later
I can certainly handle that with ease, nothing needs to be done outside much anyway
Lots of running around for Lottos on Saturday, won some, lost some, just might have broken even or close
Now only 6 Days til Pay Day and more Money still in the Bank than usual, but still looking for that Money boost

OK, finished and Posted my Blog to Facebook, saw a Post that it was Wayne Frazier's Birthday
So I posted my Happy Birthday wish and then made him a Birthday Cake on my 'Paint.net' Program
And then posted that on Facebook for him and his Friends to see... Feliz Cumpleanos!

~ A Birthday Cake for Wayne ~

Then, 7:30 a.m. and Blog done, Email checked, Bank checked, Puzzles Worked, then what? Out into 'My World'
First a check on the Celosias in the Pots I filled on June 19th and they are looking quite at Home
Every one of the Plants I rescued from the Rocks are now doing great in their new Homes

~ Celosias on June 19th ~ And on June 24th ~

And another Peek at the Morning Glories, only one new Bloom for Sunday, and on a different Vine
So far only One Vine had Blooms, the rest none, until Saturday and that was up to the Deck before it bloomed
And also, only the Purple Blooms had showed up,I al;so planted seed with Blue Flowers

~ Finally a Second Bloom on this Vine ~ And not until it hit the Deck ~

And, another Look at the Celebrity Tomaoes in the Pot, quite a few on there now
But a lot smaller than the ones in the Bed out back, but should be a nice tasty little Crop

~ How many 'Maters' on that Plant Now? ~

The Clock slipped on to 10 a.m. Time to head out, needed some stuff at the Price Chopper
Traded in $25 worth of Winners, bought $25 worth of maybes... Then got my food Goodies
Headed for Home, worked my Lottos, won $25 back, is that a loss or what? Who keeps track anyway?

~ Monday, Monday, I want Monday ~



~ Saturday, June 23, 2018 ~
~ Nice Quiet Sunny and Comfortable Day ~
~ Not a Lotto Winner Day ~ (well a little)

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~ Shhhhh... Several People sleeping in those Clouds ~

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Well for not having many plans for Friday it seems I did find a lot to rattle on about on my Blog
But then I llke to talk and there was no one here to talk to so I talked to myself on my Daily Drivel rant

And... I was tired of the overly Hot Weather for so many Days but now already tired of the last couple cloudy ones
So, lemmee take a look at what (might) be in store for Saturday... Oh about like on Friday
Temps about the same starting at 63 at 7 a.m. and climbing to 79 later and partly Sunny it says
I guess that will do and for today I have no plans at all, at least at the Moment, so far only a load in the Washer

And later, off to the Price Chopper for my first shot at Lottos, and no luck at all
Still had quite of my Winnings left so thought I would try the Fast Stop and won $15
And a lot of chat with Navru about this and that, maybe another Barbecue? We shall see

Then on the way back on the Hill just above my place a glance at the Sky and lookee there!
I just had to pull over and get a Photo of that bunch of Clouds, a lot of people asleep in there
I know... I am just nutz but Pats saw some too in the last Cloud Photo I shower her
Then on down the Hill to Home and work my new Lottos for just another $15, not a Winner Day

Well one more shot at Lottos then, headed over to the Minit Mart, won a $100 last time there
Traded in $15 on Winners, bought $30 more and back Home to scratch off $25 in Wins, not all was lost

Mixed a Margarita and went out front to sample the Afternoon, nice Weather, nothing going on
Just a Sparrow at the Gazebo Feeder and a Humming Bird at the Sugar Feeder
And a look at the Asiatic Lily Plant in the Pot I thought had died from the Bug infestation
I pulled the Plant from the Stair Planter June 15, to toss it but saw this little round white thing at it's base
And a tiny White Stem... So I put it in a Pot to see what would happen, and the Stem turned into a Lesf like thing
And the Bump and the Stem turned Green, do we have a survivor here or what? I'll be watching

~ Lily on June 15th ~ Now on June 23rd ~

OK, that's enough, or more than enough, prattle for the Day, let's go pour a Glass of Wine
Put on another Hot Dog to heat up along with some more BBQ Beans, find a Movie and call it a Day

~ What's Tomorrow? Oh, another boring Sunday... Oh Well ~



~ Friday, June 22, 2018 ~
~ Cloudy to Start ~ Later some Transplanting ~
~ And some more nice Lotto Winners ~

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~ Home Sweet Home on a Cloudy Morning ~

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Friday, end of the Working Week for those that have to, not me, another 'Fun Day' for me
And what's the Weather after that wet Gloomy Day on Thursday? Aha, another cool start and a cool Top
68 now, 74 Top later and says Cloudy, Ho Hum, another dreary Day? Well Sunny and warmer on Saturday they say

So, what's the Plan? Was thinking about the Floor Fix, Wednesday and Thursday, have to check with Tom
He said he's going to work in the Bathroom, I will need that Room a lot on Thursday Afternoon
So I'll have to check with him about that, I have to drink a Gallon of 'Flush Water' before the Colonoscopy Friday
And that will take all Afternoon to get rid of it

Other than that, no plans except head to the Price Chopper to get my Lottos from Machine One
And then if the Weather is OK I can use that Pot from Pat and dig up and pot three Celosias from the Pebbles

Off into a cloudy but dry Morning to find my Fortune, cashed in my last $20 Win from Thursday
Bought $30 more Scratchers and a 'Show Me Cash' Draw Ticket, won $4 on that 'Easy Match'
And it could possibly win more in the Night's Drawing... Then I won $20 on the Scratchers

~ How you Win an 'Easy Match' ~

So was that enough for the Day? Not much else to do, still cool and cloudy, off to the Fast Stop
Traded in my $20 Win, added a Fiver and got $25 more in Tickets... and headed Home
Then scratched off Three Losers, then a $5 Win and then WOW! Another $100 Win! for the Month

~ One More $100 Win ~ Number FIVE for June!~

And enough of that for the Day, out front to rescue those Celosias, I thought only Three more
But there Two larger ones, One a bit smaller and Two more very Small but I dug them all out of the Rocks

~ Five More Celosias Rescued ~

Filled the Pot I got from Pat, installed the little Plants carefully... Now a total of Thirteen
Now see if the latest rescued Oephans will do as good as the others have done

~ And Five More Celosias Potted ~

Then a hike out back to check the Gardens again, looking pretty good, several Tomatoes geting some Color
I picked Two of the Celebrity Tomatoes with the most Color, still not full ripe but they will ripen on the Table

~ First Celebrity Tomatoes of the Season ~

Heading on into the Afternoon and no Lunch yet... What we got? Well had the urge for a Hot Dog
So off to the Price Chopper for Dogs and Buns and Beans and what's on Sale? EVERYTHING I wanted!
First, top class Hot Dog Buns $1.99 a pack, next Hot Dogs? Lookee there, Ball Park Franks... TOP DOG!
And on Sale for 79 Cents a pack of Eight... Unheard of! Picked up Three Packs... Next Beans
They had the 'Best Choice' brand of 'Grillin' Beans, two large Cans for $3, lets have a couple
So on to checkout, and how much for all that Loot? $7.81 and including Tax, I count that as another Win for the Day!

~ See why I Love my Price Chopper! ~ All this for $7.81 ~

Back at El Ranchito, put a pack of Hot Dogs in the Fridge, less one, the other packs in the Freezer
Then a Hot Dog in the M/W, then on a nice soft Bun, Mustard and Relish and on to the TV for the News

What a busy Day this Drab Day turned into... After the Hot Dog and a CNN catchup back to the Kitchen
Need to dump out a Can of those Beans and fancy them up as BBQ Beans for later whenever needed
I have been using Bush's Grillin' Beans to make my BBQ Beans, I saw those 'Grill Style' Beans on Sale
The 'Best Choice' brand at the Price Chopper, so thought I would see how they match up with Bush's

I don't really have a recipe for my BBQ Beans, like most of my Cooking, so they don't turn out the same every time
But they are usually pretty tasty, to me anyway... and a few others, Like Navru, but he likes all my stuff
So, I haven't used Celery before but I had a huge Stalk so I chopped up some and dumped it in the Pot
Then chopped up half of a Green Pepper and a Sweet Onion, into the Pot with Olive Oil
Let that simmer a bit, then chopped up a roasted Pork Chop and added that, more simmering
Then added the Beans, next my Seasonings and they vary a lot in amounts but usually the same ones
This time, Garlic Salt, Pepper, Oregano, Cumin, Basil, a little KC Masterpiece Sauce..
The Sauce that came with the Beans was pretty tasty all by itself, I just augmented it some as always

After that busy Day, time to wind down with the usual finish of the Day, a long TV Evening
Dinner, just another Hot Dog that I had simmered in my BBQ Beans, delish!
The verdict on the 'Best Choice' Beans? Pretty good but for my Taste just a bit too sweet
For me, looks like Bush's 'Grillin Beans' fit the bill... better for me anyway

~ Kept kind of Busy on Friday ~ With Blog Writing anyway ~



~ Thursday, June 21, 2018 ~
~ A Lot Cooler Day ~
~ Nice Lotto Day ~

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~ Rainy Thursday ~

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So a milder Weather Day on Wednesday but the lack of heat didn't seem to help the plants out front much
Even after that light Rain we had earlier, some of the Plants looked thirsty again
So after the first Morning runaround I need to water everything out front once again

I was thinking where to get another Flower Pot for the Celosia Plants left in the Rocks
I called Pat and she said she had lots to choose from... So after my Lotto hunt I'll stop by there
Also need to tend to a couple lttle items on her Laptop, maybe add a program

Then checking the weather Forecast online... HEY! 63 Degrees at 7 a.m. and saying Showers and a top of 71
That's a lot cooler than the Temps we've seen for several Weeks and maybe I won't need to water
Well yeah, a lot cooler on the second Day of Summer! Turning Weather Temps upside down again

OK Off to my Lotto hunt, hit the Price Chopper first, won $10, loss of $10, then on to see Patricia
Did a little Computer Files instruction and added a few shortcuts to her 'Favorites'
Then out to her Garden Shed to find a Pot for my new Celosia Orphans, found a nice one

The Rain had started as I left Pat's place, continued lightly as I cntinued to hunt Lottos
After working my Price Chopper Lottos I wanted another chance so I headed to Minit Mart to try again
And this time I did a little Better, scratched off a nice $100 Win... Hoo Boy! Fourth $100 Win for June
That was enough ammo for another try so this time I headed to the Fast Stop, cashed in my $100 Win
Then bought $30 worth more Tickets and then won back that $30, nice winner Day, time to quit

~ I do like those $100 Wins ~ Like to see a $1,000 ~

And then quess what? Just another Afternoon and Evening like most every boring Day after Noon
Except another dizzy spell like the last Three Days in late afternoon, feel like I'm gonna pass out
And so like the other Afteroons, laid down for maybe an Hour and then felt better
But Wednesday I was thinking I just might drive over to the Emergency Room to see what they could see
But I felt a bit better after my sort of 'nap', had Dinner, finished my Movie and off to bed

~ Hoping for a Better Day on Friday ~



~ Wednesday, June 20, 2018 ~
~ A Garden Inspection ~ Celosia Project Planned ~
~ Started moving Stuff for the new Floor Installation ~

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~ Vines just Looking for Support ~

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Here we go again, cooler start at 75 Degrees and a cooler top of 82,now that's more like it
And I watered out back on Tuesday Morning and it rained out front on Tuesday Afternoon
So no Gardening needs to be done except for an inspection out back just to check things

But now I have sort of a Project Date for the Crew to put down my new Flooring
Maybe sometime next Week, so I can start moving Books and stuff from the Living Room shelves
No hurry, but something to do and I can take my time getting all that moved out of the way

8 a.m. The Sun peeking over the huge Trees in the Gully, now 78 Degrees heading for what looks like a nice Day
Time for a hike out back to see what's what back there and then a jump into the Shower
On the way out, a glance up at the climbimng Morning Glory Vines, a few more Blooms
And several Vines past the top Rail, just looking for support

Cucumbers and Pumpkins abot the same as Tuesday, the Tomatoes looking good
About 20 or more in the 'Celebrity' Tomato Bed, some more 'Better Boys' in the Pepper Bed

~ A Dozen Celebrity Tomatoes in this Photo ~

And checking the Plants out front... I see Three more little Celosia Plants I could transplant
I have plenty of Soil but nomore Pots, where can I get one? Maybe Pat has a spare?

~ Three more Celosia Orphans in the Rocks ~

9:30 a.m. Then a 'Quick Trip' to the 'Fast Stop' and Navru wasn't there, got four Tickest
Back to scratch off a nice $20 Winner, more ammo for another try, Price Chopper maybe?

Needed a couple items anyway so I headed to the Price Chopper, traded in my $20 Winner for Four more tries
Got my other stuff and headed back, then worked my Tickets for a $15 Win, $5 less than my first try

Then time for the Tri-Monthly Bug Spray, they spray for bugs every Three Months
I asked the Maintenance Manager when they showed up if they had a date on my 'Floor Project' yet
He said next Week, I told him I would be gone Friday, he said OK, Wednesday and Thursday
That would fit in just fine, now I have to move a lot of stuff from the Kitchen and living Room

Well, I have over a Week to move all that stuff but why not start Today? Nothing to do
I moved the stuff I didn't really need in the Living Room, had to move all the Books
They are very heavy and the guys will have to move the Bookcases and so... Moved them all
And a few other Items not needed to watch TV and catch the News until 'The Day'

~ Heavy stuff removed from the Bookcases ~

Looks a bit bare around the TV but not for long and I will move al that old stuff back I don't read
And the Stuff in the Bedroom, well not really in the way of anything I have to do there

~ Temporary Home for the Books and Clock ~

And so, driftting on toward 2 p.m. Kinda boring Afternoon again and I had that $15 Winner Ticket
So I thought I would try the Fast Stop again, Navru still wasn't there but I traded in the $15 and got $25 more
Then Navru showed up, a little chat and I headed back to el Ranchito Pequino
And there to scratch off a nice $10, $15 and $20 Ticket, some profit there I think

~ Nice Lotto Wins for Wednesday Afternoon ~

So I guess the Sun should set around 3 p.m. That seems to be when my active Day ends
After that mostly the same old Evening most every Day and not much need to realate it endlessly

So 'Good Night Irene'...

~ A Sunny but still Cooler Wednesday ~



~ Tuesday, June 19, 2018 ~
~ A Cooler Start to the Day ~
~ And a Top Temp... NOT in the 90s ~

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~ Sparrow at my Gazebo Feeder ~

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Well, Monday started out at 79 Degrees at 7 a.m. And now Tuesday is 76 at 7 a.m.
That's a start on the cooler Day they promised us, and topping at 88 maybe
That last Week of Days in a row over way over 90 is just not my style of Weather for sure

Headed out back about 8 a.m. or so, watered every Garden Bed from end to end, hope it helps
Maybe along with the slightly lower Temps predicted for the next few Days
The Tomatoes look good, but the Pumpkins and Cucumbers have had a setback from the high Temps<
Then dragged the Hose around front and watered about half the Front Garden

Then it was time to head out for Lottos again, first to the Price Chopper, cashed in a $10 Ticket, bought $25 more
Then only scratched off another $10 Win... DRAT!... OK, lets try the Fast Stop then
Headed down the Hill, gave Navru my $10 Win and another $20 Bill, got Five Tickets
Back home to cratch off Five losers... DRAT again!

Went out later to water some more, just got started when it clouded over and we got a nice light Rain
Real fine drops and straight down, but that did not last long, the dark clouds moved on
Was watching the Birdies then, one Sparrow feeding at the Gazebo Feeder and a tiny Hummingbird at his Feeder

Then, those transplanted Celosias in the little Pots last Thursday, doing well on the Table
I thought I would give them a sunny Corner on the Porch next Door and see how they like that

~ Celosia Orphans in their new Home ~

And then, a little after 1 p.m. the Skies darkened again and some T-Booms and a light rain
Looked like back inside to find something else to do, how about 'What's for Dinner?'

Well I started on 'What's for Dinner'...I still had some Chicken Breast in the Fridge
And some Taters, Bacon and Onions so... how about some down home style Hash?
Peeled a couple Taters, cubed them up and into the Skillet with Bacon Fat I had from Oven Frying
Then added chopped Bacon and chopped Onions... Let that simmer a bit then in with the chopped Chicken
A splash of Wooster Sauce, some Black Pepper and Garlic Sault, a splash of Red Wine and that was it

On to a long TV afternoon with an old TCM Movie... Some of that Chicken Hash and off to Bed
A pretty good night and now... lets see what happens on Wednesday >>>

~ A Cooler Wetter Tuesday ~



~ Monday, June 18, 2018 ~
~ Monday, Monday ~ I Like Mondays ~
~ Some Modest Lotto Wins ~

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~ Clouds over Windscape Apartments on Monday ~

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7 a.m. Monday Morning and I see the Sun trying to peek over the tall Trees in the Gully
79 Degrees now, saying going to 91, thought they said we might have some cooler Days?
Time to run out back before the Sun gets full up and it gets Hot back there, for sure...

And out back in beautiful Weather (for the moment)... Wish it would stay this way
And into disappointment, Cucumbers not doing so well in this persistent Heat after a good start
The Tomatoes are looking good, some extra Large ones on the Celebrity Plants
But the Pumpkin Vines after such a good start aren't doing as well, too much heat
A few more Male Blooms but still no Females and so still no Pumpkins in sight

On the way back in, more Morning Glory Blooms on one Vine, some potentials on another
I planted Two kinds, only have seen the Dark Purple ones so far, none of the Blue ones

~ More of those Purple Morning Glories ~

And then those Three Celosia orphans I rescued Thursday are looking really good
And the ones rescued and transplanted Sunday looking OK so far this Morning

~ Transplanted Celosias looking Good ~

And another look at the Two Canna plants that are blooming nicely for the Third Day
The Third had a smaller Bloom and then sort of faded back... to rest maybe?

~ Cannas Blooming Brighter on Monday ~

After a slow Morning time to head out for Lottos, this time Price Chopper
Bought Four of my Favorites, Won on all Four, not a Fortune but a nice Win
Won a $5, $5, $15 and a nicer $25... A $50 Win... Time to go back and check out the Fast Stop

Cashed in my $50 in Winners, bought $20 more, back home to Win anther $15, not too shabby

~ Lotto winners for Monday ~

And that was just about it for that HOT Day, just stifling for me... (what's that mean anyway?)
Back in for the rest of the Day, and the rest the same as usual, just nothing new after about 2 p.m.
Looking for a slightly cooler Day on Tuesday, not much but every little bit helps

~ Another HOT Monday ~ Maybe a Cooler Tuesday? ~



~ Sunday, June 17, 2018 ~
~ Hot Hot Day again ~
~ Potted some more Celosia Orphans ~

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And what to do on a Hot Sunday coming up, already 80 Degrees at 6 a.m. and heading to 92
Well I did have one Idea, those Three little Celosia Plants I rescued ftom the rocks are doing well
And there are more of them still in the rocks, and I have an empty Pot, but out of potting Soil
So I could run over to Lowes, get a bag of Soil and then go Celosia hunting and planting again

But first, 8:30 a.m. Time to go Fortune hunting, where to? Price Chopper Service Counter this time
Cashed in my $25 worth of Winners, headed to Machine One, stuck in the $25, bought Five Lottos
Back home to scratch off a $10 and $15 Winner, got my Money back, well that really isn't a Win is it?

The Day drifted on, not doing much besides a little of this and a little of that (very little)
So it was around 1 p.m. when I headed out to Lowes for my dirt... Dirt? Oh, I mean Potting Soil
And it was HOT, Weather said 91 but felt to me like 98 Plus... Anyway, I parked close
And there was a stack of Potting Soil right out front, went in , bought a Sack, drove right beside it
Dumped it into the back Seat of the Mercedes and headed on to a HOT trip back Home
The A/C Fan doesn't work in the Mercedes so as I said... it was HOT and I was dripping when I came in

That looked like a good time to mix a Margarita and start on filling a Pot with Soil
Then rescuing some more little 'wild' plants from the rocks in the yard
Back out for maybe Ten Minutes to fill the Pot with Soil, and that was enough for me
Back in to finish my Margarita and catch up on Bobby Flay, wish he didn't talk 'Baby Talk'...

And again, back out to dig Five more Celosia Orphans from the Rocks, then Pot them in one big Pot
Watered then gently but thoroughly and now we shall see if they like their new Home, I'll know Monday Morning

~ New Rescues from the Rocks ~

Then another try out front with a cool Glass of Vino Tinto, huge Clouds drifting over
With Clouds like that I can see people and animals in most all like this large one, am I nutz or what
I see at least one person and one animal in this one, can you?

~ Clouds drifting over on Sunday ~

Then back in for the Finale of the Day, wrap it up with a Burger, TV and a Music Concert
Now let's go check out Monday

~ A HOT Sunday ~ What about Monday? ~



~ Saturday, June 16, 2018 ~
~ First Thing ~ Computer Trouble ~
~ Some Lotto Profit for a Change ~

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Now what? First thing Saturday... Uploaded my Friday Blog, then clicked to check it online
And Thursday's Blog came up, not Friday's... HUH? Went back to upload it again, still no go
So I checked it on Dell One online, there it was, Friday's Blog, so the upload was OK
But then working, or trying to work on Dell Two... Some things were slow, some things wouldn't work
What's this deal, hadn't see anything like this before

So, completed my Morning Computer stuff and headed out back to water everything
And I watered everything, the Cucumbers looked better after a night's rest in the Cool
More blooms on the Pumpkins but still no Female Flowers, looks like last year so far

~ Cukes looking Better Saturday Mornng ~

Then a couple Photos of the Cannas on the way back in, pretty Red Blooms
A few more Blooms on the Morning Glory Vine too, only One Vine producing Blooms so far

~ Blooms on the Cannas ~

And then, time to head out for my Morning search for Riches, the Fast Stop the first choice
Didn't do bad, won $45 on the first try, then back again to try again and won another $20
Then... 10 a.m. The whole Day still ahead, what to do? No idea at the moment... Oh Woe and HOT out there too

~ Fourth Good Win of the Month ~

And then, on the way out, Navru presented me with my Breakfast, more nice free Cookies... Yeah!

~ Delish Crunchy Cookies from Navru ~

Well then, unhappy with the Problem on my Dell Two Desktop I started looking around for fixes
Finally decided to try 'System Restore' a good old time refresher I hadn't used for a spell
I set the program to restoring, finally finished and I tried out the Computer... VOILA! Working again!

Ho Humm, on to the boring part of the Day, what to do? Too HOT outside fer sure... Too early for TV
So, I had made a opy of the New June Blog Video to check it out, saw some Photos misplaced
Time for some clean up Editing, changed a few Photos, changed the order of some others, looking better
Saved that Edit, 2:30 p.m. Time for something else... Well the Gazebo Bird Feeder was empty, could fill that
So, braving the Afternoon heat I took the Feed Sack out front, filled te Feeder with all that was left
Filled that Gazebo Feeder about halfway, that shoud last the Birdies about a Week
OK that was the Day, back in to cool off again and finish the Day same as always, Good Night Irene

~ A HOT Saturday ~ Hot Sunday Ahead ~



~ Friday, June 15, 2018 ~
~ The Last Half of June ~
~ And a Busy Day ~ All Day ~

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7:15 a.m. Blog finished and Posted, starting on Fridays... Sun peeking over the Gully
Gonna be anothet Hot Day they say so first thing up the Stairs and around back to check the Punkins
And the back Gardens not looking as good as on Thursday Morning, all that excessive heat maybe
I will have to get the hose backthere agan and water everythign again
Then a look at the Pumpkin Vines, about Five more Male Blooms but still no Females

Heading back in, at the top of the Stairs, that top Lily Plant looking dead after the Bug attack
So I decided to trash it, pulled it up, pulled the whole root ball up with it... but what is that?
A tiny white stem next to the dead one... Maybe some life left? Thought I would repot it and see

~ Is there some life left in this Asiatic Lily? ~

And then on Thursday I was pulling weeds out front, and what's that? Looks like some Flower Plants I planted last Year
Thought I would repot a few of those to see what might happen, you never know do you?

~ What are those 'Wild' Plants? ~

So I looked up my Plants from last Year, yes, they look like the leaves on my Celosia Plants
Some Seeds must have dropped from the Plants as they matured late in the Year

~ Maybe Celosia Plants? ~ Repotted to see what Happens ~

And maybe they will try again for 2018? Were not the best Plants I had in 2017

~ The Celosia Plants in 2017 ~

And then time to take down the American Flags and put the Missouri Flag back up
Well, wait a minute, the back of the Missouri Flag was sort of faded, thought of buying a new One
But the Front of the Muissuri Flag still looks good, how abut pittig under the English Girls Flag?
So I took it off the Pole and hitched it up on the end of the Deck and it looks good there... to me

Cruising into the Afternoon, heard a mottor running outside my Window, took a look, big Fire Truck
So what's going on? Went out to see the Maintenance Manager and two Firemen walking toward the Gully
Walked next door then saw them out back, went out back to ask, AHA... Fire Inspection time, no action

~ Nope, Just doing a Fire Inspection ~

Passing by my Garden Beds I saw my poor Cucumbers really Drooping, I watered back there couple Days ago
So, looks like I better water out front again and then drag that Hose out back again Saturday and give all another good drink

~ My Cucumbers just don't like this 92 Degree Heat ~

Out to water the Front Garden at 2:30 p.m. Hot Sun and 93 Degrees, at that time most of the Plants in shade
Good thing, that's about all those tall Bradford Pear Trees are good for, and a few Blooms in Spring
THen watered abot ut a Third of the plants and then dripping wet, came back in to cool off... It is HOT out there

And back out one more time at 3:00 p.m. More progress this time, finished watering everything out front and really well
So then... Time to call it a Day for outside and finish up inside in the Cool, how about a Margarita to start?
And later hot up some of those goodies I have stashed in the Fridge, maybe some of that Pork and Cabbage, Spinach and Bacon maybe?
Well first, that Margarita and a Fake News Catch Up and then a wind down to Dinner... Yeah!

~ A Busy Friday ~ Another Weekend Already? ~



~ Thursday, June 14, 2018 ~
~ Back to another Hot Day ~
~ More Blooms on the Morning Glories and Pumpkin Vines ~

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Thursday June 14, last Day of the first Half of the Month of June... 'Time Marches On'
Who besides me remembers those 'Time' Newsreels in the Good Old Days in the 30s and 40s?
At the Movies, usually a Double Feature, then Two Cartoons and a News Reel between
Cost 25 Cents to get in and a sack of Popcorn was a nickel, yeah, them was the Days!

~ Another Bloom on the Canna on Wednesday ~

OK Enough of that, what for Thursday? Temp at 72 at 6:30 a.m. heading back to the Heat at 94 later
And saying Four more Days in the 90s, after that then dropping back to mid 80s for a couple Days
Crazy Weather this year, July Temps in June, what's July gonna be like anyway?

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

~ Now Two Blossoms on the Morning GLory Vines ~

Then the Cucumber Bed and see the First Cucumber to appear, how many more we gonna get?
Looks like Lots, many Blooms on the Vines in the Cucumber Bed and also in the Pepper Bed

~ First Cucumber of the Season ~

Next over to the Pumpkin Patch, separated the Cage Halves to get a couple Vines going the Right direction
Then a Photo of the new Blossoms for Thursday, still all Male Blooms, where are the Ladies hiding?

~ Four more Male Pumpkin Blooms ~

On the way back in, a Photo of the Cat Traps set next Door to catch the Stray Kitties
Talked to the Guy from the Parkville Animal Shelter Wednesday, he set the Traps
He said they try to catch the Stray Females, take them in to 'desex' them and then release them, again

~ Traps to catch the stray Cats ~

OK, that was all the Gardening for the Day, next off to the Price Chopper for my Lottos
Got $20 worth of Tickets and lost $20 worth of Tickets, not a good Lotto day fer sure, oh well... Tomorrow?

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 down
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

~ Hot Again ~ And more Friday ~



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