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~ Thursday, January 31, 2019 ~
~ Goodbye January ~ We had Enough of You! ~
~ Starting Thursday at 2 Degrees! ~

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~ Sun above the Gully Thursday Morning ~

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Brrrrrrrrrrr... Stop this please.... It was 1 Degree when I went to Bed on Wednesday Night
And now at 7:30 a.m. Thursday it is all the way up to 2 Degrees above Zero...
Saying partly Sunny and 35 Degrees later Today but you gotta Show me!

Here we go on the Morning Glories again, the Plants and Vines seem small and fragile
But the one leading Vine keeps climbing to the top, halfway there now
And grew another Two Inches since Wednesday Morning!

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~ More Vines Climbing ~

10 a.m. and up to 12 Degrees, just idling through the Morning, thinking about some Lottos
Have $20 to trade in from Wednesday, can I get a BIG one before Pay Day, that's on Friday
And should be a double Pay Day as the First falls on Friday, looking forward to that again
IBM and Social Security can't seem to send me more money that I can spend in a Month, Oh Woe

Off to the Price Chopper to trade in my Winners, bought $25 More back, only won a dinky $5 Ticket
Well, there is always Tomorrow isn't thre? Hope so, I have to take the Blazer to the Garage

3 p.m. Still Sunny and 30 Degrees, time for the Afternoon wind down and what's for Dinner
I'm sure there's something out there to hot up and maybe enjoy, away, off to the rest of the Day

~ Thursday ~ Warmed up Nicely ~



~ Wednesday, January 30, 2019 ~
~ Record Low Temp for the Date ~
~ Saying a 'HIGH' of 10 Degrees! ~

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~ Yeah! Now that's COLD! ~ November 1, 2013 ~

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Well we got the COLD they promised last Night, Today at 5 a.m. it was 4 below Zero
And even better at 8 a.m. dropped down to 6 Below, How LOW can you go?

~ Now Baby... It's Cold Outside! ~

Juice, Coffee, Bank Check, Email, Facebook, Crossword Puzzle, Jumble Puzzle
Finished and Posted my Blog, now what? Well then clear up to 5 Below at 9 a.m.
Maybe I can get some Breakfast, get up my courage and head down to see Navru for my Lottos

I did get back to the Kitchen for a second Cup of Coffee, got a progress report on that Morning Glory Vine
And lookee there, grew a full 2 1/2 Inches since Tuesday Morning!

~ Growing, Growing, Growing ~

And then, set out for the Fast Stop, clear up to 1 degree by then and bright Sun which wasn't helping much
Buenos Dia Frio to Navru and what else is new?... Bought $35 worth of Tickets and headed Home
Scratched off only $20 os Wins, but only lost $15... Oh well... Pay Day on Friday

Temp was 4 Degrees at 1 p.m. Saying first the High would be 10, now they are saying 9 degrees
Today is gonna make this Saturday feel like Summer... Saying 58 Degrees for the Day!

2:30 p.m. and what's going on out there anyway? Snowing and the Temp dropped to 1 below Zero!
The original forcast said 10 Degrees but never got over 4 Degrees that I saw today

~ Oh No! Snow and Temperature dropping again at 2 p.m. ~

Just TV and Snacks for the rest of the Day... Just a Sandwich for Dinner
The Snow tapered off, not much depth but the Temperatue kept slipping
The last check I made before giving up for the Day was 1 Degree above Zero, yeah One COLD Day

~ Wednesday Evening at TV Time at One Degree above Zero ~

~ Wednesday ~ Much More Cold than I Wanted! ~



~ Tuesday, January 29, 2019 ~
~ Cold Day Ahead ~ And Colder Wednesday ~
~ New Phone Tripod Delivered ~

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~ Morning Glory Vine has reached the Second Shelf ~

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Tuesday at 6 a.m. 15 Degrees out there they say... Only heading to 27 before diving to -2 Tonignt
Then the VERY COLD Day after that, please deliver me from Evil! I don't like COLD!
They are saying a High(?) Temperature of 10 and a low of 2 Degrees for Wednesday

So, I need a couple things at the Store, better get them after it warms up a little this morning
Because they say the Temp starts dropping at Noon, then Tomorrow? Think I'll just stay inside!

Then another peek at that first Morning Glory Vine climbing, over Two Inches Monday Night
And looking closely, looks like Two more Vines are on the Way up the Second string

Warmed up a little by 10 a.m. so I bundled up and headed to the Price Chopper... brrrrr
Got my Lottos, Juice, Milk and TP and Paper Towels and headed back to scratch off nothing
No ides what to do for the rest of the Day... Was just checking my Email...
Says my new Camera Tripod will be delivered today, just ordered Monday
So, nothing much to do as usual, just waiting for it to be delivered and then what?
11 a.m. just at 27 Degrees, the High predicted for the Day, kinda cloudy Day out there

And then... 1 p.m. Decided to take out the Trash accumulation... FOUR SACKS! before it got colder
Stepped out the Door... yeah colder already... Back in, checked and yes Ma'am... then 22 Degrees, on the way down

Watching TV and the Day slipping away, then I saw the Delivery Truck in the Window Cam
Opened the door just as the Delivery lady approached, got my Package and opened it
Assembled a few Parts then had to try it out... Got a Photo of the Phone with my Canon DSLR
At the same time got a Photo of me with the Remote Blue Tooth Button, that's a handy gadget

~ Two Photos at Once ~ Canon Photo of Phone ~ Phone Photo of Me ~

OK, time to attack a Salad I made earlier for the Afternoon TV Matinee
Took that in the Living room to catch up with the News and find a Movie for later
And that is what I did, lasted until 8 p.m. and then 'Good Night Irene'

~ Tuesday! ~ More Cold than I Wanted ~



~ Monday, January 28, 2019 ~
~ Warm Day Monday ~ Cold Day Ahead on Tuesday ~
~ New Morning Glory Crop Planted ~

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~ Vine Sunday ~ Vine Monday ~

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Monday Morning... Happy Day... (I hope) Hey! Weather looks OK... 38 Degrees at 6:30 a.m. 45 later
Then that big cold Dip comes on Tuesday, let's head South... Or stay inside

Out to the Kitchen to make my Coffee, saw the Morning Glory Vine climbed another Inch again
A little over an Inch more and it will be at the Second Shelf and on the way to the top

And... A little disturbance earlier, about 4:30 a.m. I heard a loud Knock on my Door, dreaming or what?
So I got up, put on my Jeans and headed to the Living Room Computer, flipped on the Window Cam
And saw nothing out front, was I dreaming or did whoever it was head out? Sure felt strange

Sipping my Coffee and cruising on Facebook I saw this Post... Did I look that old in 2014?
So I looked in my Photo Files and found one of me in High School in 1944
And another with my Birthday Cake in 2014, HAH! Guess I ain't lookin' too bad!

~ 1944 ~ 2014 ~

And then off in that Bright Sunshine again to the Fast Stop, Hola Gringo, como estas?
I traded in $10 worth of Winners and $15 Cash and got $25 more possibles back to try
Then I showed Navru the little Phone Camera Tripod I just got Yesterday, he liked it so I gave it to him
It has a remote Shutter Button so he had to try it and got a Photo of me talking to him
Then back home to win back $15 and then ordered another Phone Tripod I liked better
And then... Time for Breakfast at Noon, yeah, let's do that

~ Gimmee Some Lottos Navru ~

OK, Banana and Raison Oatmeal Cookies down the Hatch and now what kind of trouble can we get into
Well, the Kitchen Plants are starting their new look but still another Idea, more Morning Glories maybe?
I found what coule make a Planter in the Pantry, filled it with Soil and planted Seeds
And strung Strings up the side of the Shelves for them to climb on if they start up

~ New Crop of Morning Glories Here? ~

And that was again the action (?) for the Day, TV wind down Time from 2 p.m. until Bedtime
Ho Hum, so tedious and boring but what else is there to do?

~ Monday ~ Let's get Cold on Tuesday! ~



~ Sunday, January 27, 2019 ~
~ Another Unexpected Warm Day? ~
~ Planted Two More Dahlias ~

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~ Morning Glory Vine found the next String ~

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Hola Amigos y Buenos Domingo! What's for Sunday? Well, an unexpected warm Day...
I guess I wasn't paying much attention to the Forecast Saturday Night, doesn't look the same today
I was thinking a warm start but then a deep dive in Temp in the Afternoon but I guess that's for Monday
Now it is 26 Degrees at 7:30 a.m. and they say heading to 41... Sounds good, then drops to 22 at Night
And 41 again for Monday but then we get that drop and Tuesday is gonna be frigid! DAYUM!

10 a.m. Bright Sun in my office Window again, looks hopeful, I do like that Sunshine
Then another look at the Dahlia Crop in the Kitchen, a few more Plants popping up now
So far there are Nine Seedlings, Three in one Pot, later will leave One in each Pot, if and when

~ Gimmee Some Sunshine ~

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~ One Seedling in each Pot ~

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~ One Seedling in each Pot ~

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~ Three Seedlings in this Pot ~

More Garden experimenting? Getting tired of waiting for that last Pepper in AeroGarden One
And I have a lot of Dahlia Seeds in the packet, let's plant some in that Pepper Garden
Still have the Pepper Planted there, I added Two Pods planted with Dahlia Seeds, now watch and wait

~ Two Pods planted with Dahlia Seeds ~

Where to go for Lottos, Sunday... Navru usually isn't working but didn't see his car at home when I went by
So he might be working, headed down to the Fast Stop to see, yeah, he was there
Some chit and chat and got my Lottos ahd headed home to win Nothing... again... NUTZ!
The rest of the day was the same as usual, some more of my Stew for Dinner and too much TV

What's happening Monday? Let's go see

~ Sunday ~ A Little Action ~



~ Saturday, January 26, 2019 ~
~ Warmer Morning ~
~ Warmer Afternoon ~

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Saturday Morning at 6 a.m. 25 Degrees, that's a lot better than the 7 Degrees yesterday
And heading to 36 Degrees later, that sounds better too, maybe get the Merecedes started
Then moved across the street so I can put the Blazer in front for these cold Days

Other than that, again no plans for the Day... as usual, my Projects just pop up randomly
Well then, a check on the Plants in the Kitchen, looks like three more Dahlias barely peeping up
Maybe get big enough later in the Day to get a Photo, too tiny at present
And the first Morning Glory Vine has reached the top of the first String, now at the second Shelf
See if tomorrow it will start climbing the String that goes to the Top Shelf

~ Morning Glory Vine ~ Half way to the Top Shelf ~

Out at 9 a.m. into gorgeous Sunshine but 27 Degree cold Weather to find my fortune
I headed to the Price Chopper but my Fortune wasn't there... Just got my other Stuff and left
I did scratch off a dinky $5 Winner but lost $15 on the other Three... Nutz<

On through the long Afternoon and I was thinking what's for Dinner, need something different
I still had a Lot of that Ham and some T-Day Turkey left, what could I do with that?
Maybe make a Stew? Not the usual kind of meat but maybe it would work... so back to the Price Chopper
I was pretty much all out of Veggies... Got some Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Onions and Tomatoes

And a big Green Pepper... Headed hometo start... Started peeling and chopping, got all the Veggies in one pot
Then set that on to simmer, into another pot with a little Bacon Fat, chopped Ham and Turkey
Added a splash of Ollve Oil and simmered that a bit, then dunped the Meat in with the Veggies
And let that simmer on low while I headed back for some Afternoon TV catch up

~ My Latest Culinary Masterpiece ~

All done for the Day except for the Dinner and TV Movie wrap up, back to the Kitchen
Dished up a Bowl of that Stew, a pack of Crackers and back to the TV
And Hey! I hadn't had any Stew for quite a while so maybe that helped but that stuff was GOOD!
And lots more left for several repeats as the mood hits... Now on to Sunday

~ Saturday ~ Just another Day ~ But Warmer ~



~ Friday, January 25, 2019 ~
~ 7 Degrees at 7 a.m. ~
~ First Dahlia Pops Up ~

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~ First Dahlia Seed Germinates! ~

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They said it would be Cold on Friday and it is COLD at 7 a.m. All the way up to 7 Degrees!
But then creeping up to a 33 High later, that will feel like Summer... you bet
Well I'll just hang around inside here until it warms up just a bit before heading out for losers
No need to freeze to death just to lose another $25 at the Lotto Machine

So, last night as I went to turn off the Garden Lights I saw a tiny spot of green in one pot
The first Dahlia Seed planted on January had popped up in one Pot... Numero Uno of Treinta Seeds
Planted Three Seeds in each of the 8 Pots on the Kitchen Shelves, will thin to one in each Pot

A slow morning on the Computer, just finished my Morning cruising at 8:30 a.m.
Sunshine flooding in my Window but I know it is COLD out there... No hurry to test the temp
But do need to wrap up this Morning Blog session and get some Breakfast

~ Blogging at 8 a.m. Friday ~

Another check on the Morning Glory experiment, now Two Vines climbing the String
One almost to the next Shelf above, a little more than one Inch to go

~ Morning Glory Vines still on the Way ~

Then... 20 Degrees at 10:30 a.m. Let's head to the Fast Stop again, Navru might be lonely
Well he wasn't lonely, some guy there behind the Counter with him doing some kind of bizzness
Anyway he took time to sell me my Lottos, he was out of most of my Favorites
So I headed up the Hill to the Price Chopper for the rest I wanted and then headed home
Scratched off only ONE $5 Winner again, and two $3 'EZ Match' Winners ... NUTZ!
And then... time for a Breakfast of some Donuts than Navru gave me earlier for free

Some Breakfast and some TV and the Day drifts on, time to put a load of Wash in the Machine
Later when putting the Clothes in the Dryer I noticed a tiny green spot in another Pot
The Second Dahlia bloom popped up in another Pot, planted on January 19th, up sooner than the Packet says

~ Second Dahlia Pops up around Noon Friday ~

Watching a TV News catchup around 1 p.m. and saw that Trump is going to correct his latest Mistake
I sure am glad that Evil Hillary didn't get in but we Repubs sure could have made a better election
I didn't think that Trump would be so unsuitable as he turned out to be, and seems to be his own worst enemy

2 p.m. and still Sunny and the temp crawled up to 28 Degrees, better than I expected and not so bad tonight at 21

Well now, can I take few minutes to complain about my fractued Spine? Been a couple Months now...
Not an intense pain but sure uncomfortable, I had been taking Two 'Tylenol Extra Strength' for all that time
Take them when I got up and then they lasted until early Afternoon and I did without the rest of the Day
Then I read about 'Aleve' and that they would give 12 Hour Relief, been on them about a Week now
And it seems they quit about the same time that Tylenol did, now thinking how long will I have to put up with this?

Again that was it for the Day, shall we pull the Curtain down or go watch TV?
Well it was TV and a little Dinner and a little Music and then off to those dreams again for a so-so Night
Using up a little more of January, tomorrow the last Saturday and Pay Day next week... Hurray!

~ Friday ~ Done ~



~ Thursday, January 24, 2019 ~
~ Bright Sun ~ Then Deep Cold ~
~ Replanted a Pepper ~

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~ A Re-Do of a No-Go ~

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Up and at 'Em Thursday Morning... On with the lights and out to the Kitchen to do some Garden work
I planted Peppers in those Three AeroGardens on January 12, Two plants germinated
But the one I planted with Sweet Pepper Seeds did nothing so, knocked those seeds out of the Pod
Then dropped in some 'Mexibell Seeds' and now see if they do anything, if and when

And mixed my Juice, put on the Coffee and then on with the rest of the Morning Routine
First a check on the Weather, nutty up and down temps for late January it seems
Was up a little on Wednesday and maybe a little more Thursday but then nosediving again
Well they changed the Forecast again since last Nght, 22 now at 6:30 a.m. only going to 28 later
And then diving down to 13 Degrees at Night but no precipitation... (they say)

And now... 7:20 a.m. and all done with my Computer stuff, what now, can't think of a thing to do!
I mean besides scrounging up some Breakfast and catching up with the TV Non News
I guess I could get on Facebook and argue Politics like some of them idjits do
But all that does is make enemies, I would just rather bore them with my drivel

A slow Morning and then a Trip down the Hill to get my Lottos, about a half Hour with Navru
Chat and playing stuff on our Phones, interfering with the Customers, now and then
Then he had to do some restocking work so I headed back to scratch all my Winners... all ONE of them

Bright Sun out there but was only up to 26 Degrees about 1 p.m. Supposed to start down about that time to a real low
Yep it did, down to 24 Degrees at 1:30 p.m. and they say heading to 13 Degrees

Then time for the let down to the end of the Day, all downhill from 1 p.m.
Just kick back, while away the Time, wish for Sunny Days and Warmer Weather
Some Afternoon TV, another Turkey Dinner and the Grand Finale was one more Andre Rieu Concert

~ Thursday ~ Not Much ~



~ Wednesday, January 23, 2019 ~
~ Snow and Colder ~
~ And a Snow Blow Video ~

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~ Ain't that Purdy? ~

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Oh what a non-beautiful Morning... It ain't gonna be a beautiful Day!
Well the Snow is pretty but I would rather have an ugly no Snow day
And a bit higher Temperature than 13 Degrees too while you're at it

So, the snow was purdy so I got a Photo, then Tom started blowing Snow off the walks
I started up the Window Cam to make a Video of the Morning's activities out there
He passed my Building, blew the Snow off the Deck above, then the walk out front
And... the last thing he did before heading to his Truck, blew ALL the snow off my Blazer!
Only ONE Vehicle in the entire Complex got special treatment and it was mine! Am I special or what!

~ Who's Vehicle gets Special Treatment? ~

And so, I had enough Video of the Snow activity to make a Video so that is what I did
Rendered and uploaded to Vimeo and here it is to ruin your Day, such amateurish drivel
But it does give me something satisfying to do for a few minutes... yes ma'am


And then... Bright Sun, Snow melting, Tom plowing with his little Tractor... But COLD!
I hotted up the Blazer and headed for the Fast Stop, Got my Lottos, Navru watched my Snow Blow Video
Then he gave me some Donuts and Cakes and I headed up the Hill to the Price Chopper
Got my Milk and Juice, Juice was on a nice Sale so I got Two Bottles... HAH!

~ The Latest Gift from the Fast Stop ~

Back home to scratch my Lottos, ...nutz, only a $5 Win, but had a 'Pick 4' to check at 1 p.m.
Then time for a late Breakfast with one of Navru's Cakes and a Fake News Catchup

OK, 1 p.m. Checked my Pick 4 and of course a No-Go... Hard to win anything on a Draw TicketB
And then on to another do nothing Afternoon... Seems when I pass 1 or 2 p.m. there is little to to
Just wind down the afternoon, find some Chow and a Movie and finish the rest of a dull Day
Maybe instead of calling this my 'Blog' just rename it 'My Morning Report'

~ Wednesday ~ Colder but Sunnier ~ And more Action ~



~ Tuesday, January 22, 2019 ~
~ Warmer and Rain ~
~ And Boring ~

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~ First Vine still Climbing ~

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Lasted until 8 p.m. on the TV Monday Night, off to Bed and up at 5 a.m. to get bored again
Saying a little warmer today maybe, starting off better at 35 Degrees, warmer than the high on Monday
Now saying Rain and then High somewhere around 43, so a little better maybe

And again, just like Monday... 6:45 a.m. Computer stuff done and nothing to do
Well I did put a load of laundry in the Wash, waiting to put it in the Dryer, such Excitement!
And then besides maybe Breakfast and a trip to find Winners, what else is there to do?
Oh... I do have a couple bags of trash I could tote up to the Trash Bin... Oh Wow!

And... Just thought, my Mercedes has been sitting in front covered in Snow for how long?
AHA! Seems I got the Blazer Snow cleaned off and started on January 13th...
So I haven't moved the Mercedes for Ten Days! Time to get the Snow cleaned off of it

Checking the Pepper lineup in the Kitchen, Two up and One to go

Two Jalapeno Peppers have popped up, one Sweet Pepper plant has yet to arrive

~ First Jalapeno to Arrive ~ Second Jalapeno to Arrrive ~

11 a.m. Now what, Cloudy, Wet and Dreary Day out there but warmer anyway, 39 and raining at 11 a.m.
Headed down to the Fast Stop about 10 a.m. plus... Navru was bizzy but I got my Lottos
Back home (for the day?) to scratch off my Cards and drat, only One $10 Win, but better than nuthin
And my Mercedes desnowing Project for the Day evaporated, the Rain melted off the Snow

And again... what did I do the rest of the Day? And again, not much of anything
On through along and boring and tedious Afternoon, I did whip up another Turkey Dinner later
Looks like I will be still eating last T-Day's Dinners on Saint Patrick's Day

Finished a lousy Weather Forecat and my so-so Movie and off to bed

~ Tuesday? BLAH and BLAH! ~



~ Monday, January 21, 2019 ~
~ A Warmer Day! ~
~ Sunny but Not much at That ~

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Well we survived that cold spell very well, now a little warmer for a few Days but sure not really warm
This Morning... 15 Degrees at 6 a.m. and maybe getting to 37 later but mostly cloudy
And nothing on the agenda for the Day and nothing needed at the Price Chopper... yet
So it looks like first thing will be another trip to the Fast Stop for Lottos

So, Sunday's Blog uploaded, Computers checked done, puzzles done, what now? Looks like a long Day again
And then at 10 a.m. Off to the Fast Stop, Navru was busy watching a Soccer Game
But he took time enough to cash in my Winners and sell me some new Lottos
Then headed back, in that cold cold but Sunny Morning, then scratched off Nothing!

And then, what to do the rest of that long long cold Day ahead? No Ideas at all
Well NOTHING turned up to do, just exist and try to get through another boring Day
With a few nibbles and some TV to waste away another Day... More action Tuesday maybe?

~ Monday? BLAH! ~



~ Sunday, January 20, 2019 ~
~ Super Cold Morning! ~
~ But a Sunny Day! ~

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~ A Sunny Start to Sunday ~

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BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! 8 Degrees at 6:30 a.m. and only heading to a top of 21 Degrees!
What did we do to deserve this... Well they do say maybe a little Sun
I didn't go anywhere on Saturday but I do need a couple Items at the Price Chopper
So I just might brave the Weather and go get them... (and a couple Lottos too)

Well great Weather all day on Saturday, they were saying a top of 30 degrees
But it stayed at 15 Degrees all Day, there was some Sun for a while in the Afternoon
Now Today we get the super Cold but it gets a little Warmer on Monday

Well, DAYUM! 10:20 a.m. and 14 Degrees and Sunny and I trotted? across the Street to the Blazer
Ice and Snow on the Windshield and on top of the Door, frozen shut and I couldn't get it open
So around to the other side, no snow on top of the Door but it was frozen too... DAYUM!
So, what did I need at the Store besides my Lottos?, well some 'Aleve' to replace the Tylenol
And some Glucerna, only one bottle left of that, well some Milk and Juice too

Well maybe later if it warms up more and maybe melts a little? And then a Phone Call
It was Pat and telling me about her Party last week and all and the Weather up on the Hill
I didn't tell her that I was Icebound for the moment but she asked if I wanted a ride anywhere!
Well now that you ask... Why shore, I do need my Lottos, so she said she would drop by later... AHA!

So that was around 10:30 or so, and the Clock ticked on and I had warmed back up nicely
So I bundled up again, and took a container of warm water out to de-ice my Door
Poured that along the top of the door and I popped it open, got started and turned the heater on
And in a few minutes more, headed to the Price Chopper, got the stuff I needed and some Lottos
Then back to scratch... First scratch was a $40 Winner, real nice, then a couple duds
Then a $15 and $5 Win, and a $3 'EZ Match' Win... real nice, $63 in Wins, Yeah!

~ A Couple more Nice Wins ~ One from the Full Pack ~

Then I called Pat back, left her a Message, 'Got the Blazer de-iced, don't need that ride'
'But you can drop by for a visit if you wish'... She called back.. 'See you in a little while'

And in little while she arrived, Howdy and all that, I was finishing something on the Computer
She worked a Crossword on the other Computer, I finished my stuff and into the Living room for 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Then it was some TV, some of my stuff and a nice Visit until about 3:30 and she headed back up the Hill

And then for me,just the usual finale of the Day, with the super cold it didnt turn out as bad as expected
Now see if we get the warmer weather predicted for the start of the new Week

~ Warmer Monday... Bring it ON! ~



~ Saturday, January 19, 2019 ~
~ Dahlia Flower Planting Day ~
~ And a COLDER Night Ahead ~

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~ Snow at 6 a.m. to Welcome Saturday ~

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A peek out front at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and a light Snow all over out there
Well this is the day we head to the Arctic they say, 16 Degrees now at 7 a.m.
Topping at 21 and then heading down to 9 degrees for the Night's low, brrrrrrrrr

So, what's for the Day? A couple things I could do, I printed off my income Tax Forms Friday
I could file my Income Tax... But, I owe the IRS some money so they take any refund to apply to that
So no real hurry to give my refund away again ths year

And then I have that pack of Seeds, that will be the Project for the Day whenever I get the urge
Level off the soil in the Pots, mix up some Miracle-Gro fertilizer and add that to each pot
Then plant the seeds and off we go to my new Dahlia Crop, add some color back to the Kitchen

And... What's that Noise out there, peeked out on the Window Cam, guy next door scraping his windshield
Doggone, we got Ice to go along with that Snow? Maybe I ain't gonna try to get up that Hill today
I just watched that guy head up the Hill with no problem, maybe I can make a run for my Lottos

Anyway, time to work my Crossword and Jumble and sip my Coffee...

9 a.m. Planting all done, and a long boring Day ahead, gimmee another project
Well, I need to go lose some more Money...but Baby, it's Cold outside... 14 Degrees now
Maybe I need to start that boring Blog Photo Project again? Nah, one year was plenty

~ Dahlia Seeds planted in all these Pots ~

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~ See any Flowers Yet? ~

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Another peek out front at 9 a.m. Oh yeah, we got more snow, maybe better just stay home
We don't really need to lose any more Money anyway, but yeah, we did make a little Profit on Friday

~ More Snow at 9 a.m. ~

Ho Hum... am I still awake? 11 a.m. Well time is passing faster than I thought
I got all my Flower Seeds planted, then filed my Income Taxes, that's a tedious process, even online
And they say I get a nice Refund... But as last year, the IRS will probably not send it

And... Another look at the Weather Report and still at 14 Degrees but the Forecast said heading to 30
And we are supposed to dip down to 9 tonight, Drat!

~ Lookee Lookee! ~ A New Pepper Plant ~

Went out to the Kitchen to spray my newly planted Dahlia Seeds, make sure the Seeds were moist
And popped open the Pod cover on the new Pepper Seed I planted in Garden Three and lookee there!
A new Pepper Plant popped up that I planted on Saturday, well that was 7 Days ago, ain't it funny how time slips away?

. And then Piddling around on the Computer, wanting to go for Lottos but Oh that Cold, ya know
Then the Room got BRIGHT! Huh what's that, peeked out and the Sun was out but the Temp was still at 15 Degrees
Should I just sit around bored or brave that Cold and go lose some more Money?

~ Now Look ~ 1 p.m. ~ The Sun came Out! ~

With a brighter Day out there I was thinking I just might head out for Lottos
But then, there might be some ice under that thin layer of Snow, and is it worth a fall?
To go lose another $20 on loser Lottos? I thought myself out of that Trip

Again, nothing left but boredom and TV for the rest of the Day and that's what it was
Good Night all...

~ Saying Colder for Sunday ~



~ Friday, January 18, 2019 ~
~ One more Week almost Gone ~
~ Gonna get COLD! Tonight! ~

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Friday... End of the Working Week, not for me, work is not in my vocabulary
Then Saturday, start of the boring Weekend, and Sunday is worse... Gimmee some Monday!
Well for today, gimmee some WARM... Baby it's cold outside... 33 Degrees nw at 7:30 a.m.
And only going to 39 again... AHA! Looks like they backed off on our subzero Cold though
Now saying a low of 20 for Friday Night, and 10 Degrees for Saturday Night
Well that's way to cold for me anyway... push that Thermo up about 50 degrees please

On through a long Morning with the usual routine... some chat with Sigi (Im Vaterland)
Finished my coffee and then what for the rest of what looks like a long boring cold day?

Checked my Email and saw that my Flower Seeds are to be delivered today
So, looks like I do have a minor project for me when they arrive, lots of empty pots now
And now, 9 a.m. Time to brave the Cold and go see Navruzbek and trade in some of my dinky Winners

OK, Traded in $25 worth of Winners, bought 5 Tickets and a Pick 4 Draw, won $3 on the Pick 4 EZ Match
Won $20 back on the Scratchers, now just need to win more on that Pick 4 when they draw

Then in Email I got a notice from IBM that my Tax Forms were available online
So I got online and printed them out, now I can file my Income Tax when I feel like it

On through the cold cloudy dreary slow Day, checked mt Email about 1 p.m.
AHA! Says my Seeds had been delivered, so first off tothe Price Chopper for some Goodies
Traded my paltry Morning Wins for more chances, got my Goodies and headed back
Stopped on the way to pick up my Seeds, then back to scratch off $35 in Wins this time
Was I ahead for the Day? Who counts, close enough anyway to keep going

~ New Flower Seeds to Plant ~

Then, to plant or not to plant, that was the question, decided to wait for Saturday
Already into the Afternoon and time to waste the rest of the Day with the TV
Just some News, some snacks, a couple Movies, Ho Hum, so repetitious...
Made it through the Afternoon and then almost to 8 p.m and pulled the Plug

~ What's going on Saturday? ~



~ Thursday, January 17, 2019 ~
~ More Cold Weather Ahead ~
~ Still Not much Going On ~

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~ Now the Vine wants to Climb ~

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Thursday Morning, out to put the Coffee on, saw the Vine I started up the String is climbing
So why not climb the Pole? Too slick, too cold, too big around? Anyway, now it is on the way

And... is that Colder weather on the way yet... Nope, just about like Wednesday, 32 now 37 later
Actually that is a bit warmer than Wednesday, then it was 32 just about all Day
And saying just a bit Warmer on Friday before heading down, down, down on Friday Night

9 a.m. and time to head out, this time to the Shear Palace for my semi-annual Hair Cut
Well maybe more often that that but it just isn't my favorite activity, that tickly neck afterward
And then next Door to the Price Chopper and hoping for a good winner for a change

Got my Haircut, no waiting, only one in the shop at 9 a.m. Then over to the Price Chopper
Got my Lottos and headed back Home, did my scratching and only won $5, Nutz!
Well boring Day so I decided to go for Broke, not that I am mostly all the time anyway
Headed down to the Fast Stop to buy a full pack, never have won all of my money back... But...
Had Navru find me a Pack, handed him $300 and again back to scratch 60 Tickets... and only won back $165
Best I have done was $280 in wins, second worse was $180, oh well, I can use the winners to try for more

On to the rest of that dull Day, I do need something to do (besides housework or a job)
Wonder if Friday will be any more interesting? I surely doubt it

~ Thursday ~ Ho Hum ~



~ Wednesday, January 16, 2019 ~
~ Cold Weather Ahead ~
~ Not much Going On Again ~

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~ Lookie! ~ I'm on the Internet !~

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OK, starting the back half of January already, and time is slipping away, that Song is so true now
A look at the Weather at 8 a.m. Well, bearable at 30 Degrees and heading to 34 later
Next Two Days in the high 30s and then the Weekend tanks to below Zero! Can we just skip that?
And saying maybe more Snow to go along with all that way too cold Cold... brrrrrrrrr!
OK, when I headed to the Kitchen to get my Coffee I saw the Morning Glory Vine I hoped would climb was not climbing
I helped one Vine get started around the Shelf Pole, but it dropped off like it didn't like that Pole
So, trying again I strung a couple strings to the Shelf above, now see if the Vine will climb

~ To Climb or not to Climb ~ That was the Question ~

And off again to search for my Fortune, down to the Fast Stop again, some chat with Navru and Customer...
Then back to scratch and scratch, and I won a $20 and a $10... Cost me $28 to win $30
Well that can't stop me, I needed some Gas so I headed back to the Minit Mart, got my Fill
Then back by the Price Chopper to try for more Winners, traded in my $30 of Winners
Got $30 more attempts and headed Home sweet Home... Doggone... Only won $11, that ain't no fun

Noon Time... Waiting for the Pick 4 Draw, how much will I win on that?
And 1 p.m. The Pick 4 Draw and guess what? NO WINNER!

And again, doggone, nothing much to do, put a load of wash in the Washer
Then just TV news, then Movies the rest of te Afternoon and Evening
I did whip up another very late Turkey Dinner from mt T-Day Turkey
Turkey and Dressing with some fresh home made Gravy, from some Turkey drippings in the fridge

So another tedious boring Day and how many ahead now with this colder Wweather setting in... Oh Woe!

~ Wednesday ~ Don't Ask ~ Nuthin Happenin ~



~ Tuesday, January 15, 2019 ~
~ Last Half of January! ~
~ A Little Kitchen Garden Prep ~

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~ Out Front Tuesday Morning ~

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Well the Weather report Monday night was rather depressing, more colder weather ahead
But for today they are holding with the Forecast of a top of 43 Degrees, almost bearable
32 Degrees at 7:30 a.m. and they are saying Sunny, maybe get rid of some of this Snow? I hope
And what we gonna do all Day? Gimmee some Ideas, I sure ain't got none for now
I see in my Email that my Flower Seeds have shipped but that will take a few days for them to get here

OK 8:30 a.m. What do we do now? Well I washed my Whites on Monday, time to do the Bedding
That hassle of wrestling the fitted sheet off the Mattress and the bigger one getting it back on
Well someone has to do it and I am the only one here, so... back in a few...

OK, Sheets and Blanket in the Washer, what's next, well... Clean up those Plant shelves
Leaves and stuff fell in to the Trays under the Pots, looking ugly, washed and rinsed and brushed

~ Ready for my new Flowers ~

Looking better and ready for my new Flower Seeds... and a look at my new Pepper Plant
Planted Three Seeds in that Pod on December 30th and the best one now surviving and looking good

~ New Pepper Plant in Garden Two ~

Mid Morning, finally got in the shower and after got a nice close shave, makes me feel so GOOD! Yeah
And then braved the cold and fired up the Blazer to head to the Price Chopper for loser lottos
Then back to again just wander slowly through the Afternoon and a long Evening, gave up early
Headed to bed around 6 p.m and spent the next 12 Hours in Dreamland again
Seems I am more active lately in my dreams than when awake, Oh well, the ball bounces that way... Huh?

~ Tuesday ~ A little busier but still Ho Hum ~



~ Monday, January 14, 2019 ~
~ Halfway through January! ~
~ Still Cold, what else is New? ~

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~ Window Web Cam at TV Time Sunday ~

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It is now the 14th of the Month already, yeah... The Third Day of my 87th Year
~ Gee, Ain't it Funny... How Time slips away? ~

Doesn't seem like this cold Weather is slipping away, at least not fast enough to suit me
At least I got the Blazer going on Sunday, need to go visit Navru for Lottos
When he dropped off his goodies on Sunday he said to come and see him Monday
And I do hope he has some Winner Lottos for me, had NO LOTTOS for Two Days now, win or lose

What kind of Weather for Monday?... Phooey, more cold, 27 Degrees at 9 a.m. only to 38 later
But they say in the 40s on Tuesday, much better, maybe get rid of some of this Snow

OK, what to do about those empty shelves in the Kitchen now that the Peppers are gone?
How about some Flowers to brighten up the place? Found some Seeds on Amazon, I'll try those
The Tomatoes and Peppers didn't do much but nice to see all that Green for a couple Months

And off on that cold Morning to the Price Chopper for my Milk I couldn't get on Sunday
Everything was working except the ATM... Got my stuff and then over to the Bank to get my Lotto Money
Then down the Hill to the Fast Stop for Lottos, some chat and got my Lottos and headed back
Back in the warm and scratched off my $25 worth of Lottos for a Win of $25... oh well, even up

And then...Again on through a very very slow Day, just kind of existing and waiting
Some more depressing TV News, and depressing Weather Report of more Cold Weather coming
A couple of old Movies, some warmed up Dinner, Ho Hum... we need some action around here

~ Monday ~ Nothing to Report... Much... ~



~ Email Me at elpato6125@sbcglobal.net ~