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~ Tuesday, April 30, 2019 ~
~ A Dark Depressing Morning ~ Electric Power Out! ~
~ But... a Sunny Afternoon ~

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~ Tuesday Morning 6 a.m. ~ All Wet out There ~

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Oh No! Woke up at 6 a.m. to a WHIRRRRRRRR! And then a low Thunder Rumble
My Coffee Grinder does that when the Power goes off and on and the Power had gone off...
And the room was all dark, no clock, just my Cell Phone blinking at me
So I reached over and turmed on the little Emergency Lantern that keeps watch near my Bed

Well, nothing to do with no Electricity but I got up and dressed anyway
Got some juice, found the News on my Phone and tried to see what and wherefore but nothing
Just at a total loss for something to do, how did people live without Electricity! I sure cannot
But at 8 a.m. WHIRRRRRRRR! again and the Lights came on... HALLELULAH! IT'S ALIVE!

So I put the Coffee on, took a photo of my Morning Glory Vine and back to the Computer
What a feeling of hopelessness that was for an Hour and a Half of feeling the World had ended
But the Morning Glory Vine wasn't fazed, see it did start climbing it's string

~ First Vine on the Way ~

Out into that drippy Day at 9 a.m. to head down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Traded in a $3 Ticket, bought 8 more and headed back to test the Days Choices... BAH!
Only scratched off a single dinky $5 Ticket, yeah, a gloomy Day at that, rain and no wins

On through a long and nothing much doing Day, the Sun did come out in late Afternoon
Just on to the end of the usual Afternoon and Evening, sure not much to write home about

BUT PAY DAY TOMORROW!

~ Tuesday ~ 'Just another Stormy Day' ~



~ Monday, April 29, 2019 ~
~ Another Cool Wet Cloudy Morning ~
~ 'Just another Cloudy Day' ~

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~ Azalea Blooms peeking Out ~

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Monday all over again and about time! Just don't care much for weekends anymore
And 'Just aother Rainy Day' Sunday Evening, had a Ton and a half of Rain at TV time
And I see this Morning on Facebook that Mike Thompson says he had hail all over his new Flowers
Mike ain't on Channel 4 now but he shows up on Facebook now with comments and forecasts

And... Woke up several times overnight to hear more T-Rumbling and I suppose more Rain
And when I got up around 5 something a.m. I heard another big Thunder rumble and then all quiet

So what are they saying for the next to the last Day of April?
Oh goodie! 58 Degrees and light Rain, gonna be wet out there fer sure...
Well, my Radishes out back probably needed a little wet and so did my Flowers out front
And looks like we got and are getting more than plenty now
Saying mostly cloudy and 68 tops for the Day... and oh Goodie! T-storms for Tuesday

6:30 a,m, Getting light out there and looking good, no rain at the moment
All finished with my Morning computer stuff and what next? Not a single Idea...
I sure don't want a job but I do like to have fun things to do, like what? No Idea at the moment

Well, except head out for my morning hunt for treasure, first to the Fast Stop
Happy Monday to you... gimmee some good Lottos... And got some good chat
Got my Lottos and headed up the Hill to the Price Chopper, needed some goodies there
Got my goodies then next door to Walgreens for a Drug I don't think I need
Have to ask my Doc about that, well... TELL my Doc what I think about that
So I picked up the MetoProlol and headed back to scratch off just a dinky $15 Win... Phooey!

Then a bit of Gardening in the Kitchen, took a look at those lagging Morning Glory Vines
So do I see a Vine thinking about climbing that string, well about time... if it does

~ Maybe we have a Climber? ~

So, let's take a look out back, see if the rain invigorated my Radish Crop any
Nope, looks about the same as it did last Week, not thinking I'll have much luck out back this Year

~ Not Quite a 'Bumper' Radish Crop ~

Piddling at the Computer when I head a bump outside, went out to take a look
Two guys Latino from AT&T with shovels out there burying my new Fiber Cable
So I impressed them wioth my Spanish talk and then got a couple photos as usual
So now, unless something unforseen goes wrong, I have my Fiber Internet up and running

~ Burying the Fiber Cable ~

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~ Fiber Cable Box ~
Well, a busier Day that I expected, not doing much but kept moving, noticed the Humming Bird Feeder was almost empty
I filled and hung it in the Tree on April 11th, haven't seen any birdies but my Neighbor saw one
I noticed the Level in the Feeder getting lower every Day though, so brought it into fill it up again

~ Filled the Hummingbird Feeder ~

And...That was all the exciting action for My Monday... Such a thrilling Day!
So, TV and Dinner and Two Episodes of 'Bosch' on Amazon Prime. then one of Twighlite Zone
And off to beddy bye all over again

~ Monday ~ About as Usual ~



~ Sunday, April 28, 2019 ~
~ A Cooler start on the Day ~
~ And another Nothin' Much Day ~

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~ Twas on the Isle of Capri that I found Her ~ Beneath the Shade of an old Walnut Tree ~ I can still see the flowers bloomin' 'round her ~ Where we met on the Isle of Capri ~


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Well now, I woke up with 'The Isle of Capri' running through my head
So lets start the Day with a Tango from way way long ago...

Oh My... I love those old songs... 'When I grow too old to dream, I'll have you to remember'
'When I grow too old to dream, Your love will live in my heart'
'So, kiss me my sweet and so let us part, and when I grow to old to dream'
'That Kiss will live in my Heart'

Well, enough of that super sentimental stuff, what we got going for another boring Sunday?
Ooooooh... Only 40 Degrees at 7 a.m. What did we do to deserve that? And only going to 60
Not quite yet time to turn off the heat inside and put the Jacket in the Closet...

Well I wasn't planning much of any outside activity anyway, I was thinking of planting out back Saturday
Cleaning out the Cucumber Bed and planting some seeds in there, but my back was hurting a bit again
I just can't work at anything very long before it starts to bother me a bit too much

The Morning ebbed away and I headed out into that cloudy blustery cold Morning at 9 a.m.
And Baby... it was COLD outside, that 42 Degrees sure felt cold to me anyway
And they said on the Forecast light rain but it wasn't doing that, at least yet

Saw Navru's car on the way so I headed to the Fast Stop, he was busy on his Phone with a relative
He does that a lot and when he does, doesn't have much time to chat so I got my Tickets
And hasta la vista, see ya later, home to only scratch off a mere $15, that sure won't do

And so, then called Pat to see if I could pick up her printer to take to Navru, she was ready
Up the Hill, around the Corner, up the Drive, she came out with the Printer, into my Car
Then down the Hill to the Fast Stop, traded in my $16 Win for more Lottos
The Printer tranferred to Navru's Car and I headed home to scratch off... Wait for it... $5... BAH! Humbug!

Noon Time, Sun Shining, looks good, doesn't feel good... windy and cold... well 50 degrees feels cold to me
And bored out of my gourd! Can't think of a thing to do at the moment...
So on into that long boring TV Afternoon and Evening

And then into the Evening and watching my TV Stuff, and what's that noise?
Peeked out the Door, and a real gully washer coming down, we got rain then some
Well we needed rain, but did we need that much? Back to TV and Dinner

So now to close the Day... That other old Song... Might as well say Goodbye to the Weekend with that

And also... Good Night Irene... Good Night...

~ Sunday ~ Goodbye Weekend ~



~ Saturday, April 27, 2019 ~
~ Nothing Special ~
~ But a Nice Sunny Warm Day ~

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What's for Saturday? Oh! Warmer Morning at 61 Degrees, later going to 71 and 'partly' Sunny
Well we will take as much Sun as we can get I suppose, wasn't too bad on Friday
And what's going on for Saturday? Well one thing... the 'Brew Fest' down the River
But the admission charge is way more than I want to pay for the small amount of Beer I might drink

Well now, y'know I think I like that new English Flag I bought for the Girls upstairs better than they do
When I flip on the Window Cam to check the Weather it flies by to brighten up the Day
And when I do the same thing in the Living Room, the Window Cam there shows me my Missouri Flag
And it is casually waving at me too


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Well now... My Morning Computer runaround and making those two Videos took me until 9 a.m.
Time to get in the Shower, find a clean T-Shirt and head out to find my Fortune at the MO Lotto
I have been doing that now since 1986 and haven't found it yet, just a few nice Teasers over the Years

So then a trip down to the Fast Stop again, a sleepy Navru cashed in my Winners and gave me some Trade-ins
Then I headed back up the Hill to the Price Chopper for some Candy and Peanuts... Healthy food ya know
First walked a block inside the store from the front door to the Candy and Bread department
Then walked another block from the Candy location to where they now hide the Nuts
And then another block or so back to the front to check out, wow... my long hike for the Day
I complained to the Cashier, the Nuts and Candy locations used to be maybe 10 feet apart
Now they are a block apart and both a block from the front of the store, really efficient for an old geezer

I trotted out front to check things on that Windy and Sunny Afternoon and what's this?
There's that Union Jack down on the ground again, what's gong on anyway? Well that wind again
But this time instead of bending the Pole, if lifted the Pole apart, one part still in the Holder
The Pole is about Six feet long, Three Two foot sections stuck together, Two still holding the Flag
So I pulled the bottom section from the Holder, put the Pole back together again
And wait until that brisk Wind dies down before setting the Pole back in the holder... Wah Lah!

~ Here she goes again! ~

So, after fixing the Girl'/s Fl;ag once again, back inside to while out the rest of the Day
Later I thought I would go back out front and enjoy the weather but seems it had cooled a bit
So I just set out the makings for Dinner later and gave up and started the wind down with TV
But overall, a pretty nice Saturday after all>

~ Saturday ~ Nice Enough ~



~ Friday, April 26, 2019 ~
~ Just another Sunny Day ~
~ And just Warm Enough ~

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~ And then there were Four ~ (Blooms) ~ One to Go ~

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Up at 6 a.m. on Friday, wow, another Week gone already, well remember my favorite song
Turned out a bit warmer on Thursday than forecast, what we gonna get today?
Ohhhh, cooler start at 48 Degrees but saying Sunny and heading to 70, well I can handle 70 OK
And no plans so far at 6:30 a.m. Other than just coast through another Day with this and that

And at 9 a.m. Headed back to the Fast Stop to trade in my last $15 worth of Winners
And wearing my new Lotto T-Shirt... Hola Gringo... Como se va? Gimmee sme winners1
I got 7 new Scratchers and 5 new 'Show Me Cash' Draw Tickets, won a dinky $2 on the Draw Ticket
But it could (and could not) win a BIG one on the Evening Draw... Never have yet though
Then Home to try my Scratchers, First one HAH! $5 Winner, Second one HAH! $15 Winner!
Third one HAH! Another $5 Winner... But then... Four losers in a Row, Oh well, can't win 'em all

Look what I found on Facebook, me leading the Parade with an apt description of Me!
Yeah, I don't follow, I lead and don't care if anyone follows or not

~ I March to my own Drummer ~ I Lead my own Parade ~

Took a look out front to see how the guy routed the Fiber Cable... Hey.. just layed it out on the ground
I got a Message though that said someone would come out to bury it, I guess the hookup guy doesn't dig

~ Cable from the Box, Up the Hill ~

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~ From the Bush to the Deck and Down to the Box ~

A slow moving Day, just inching along... Noon Time... just got in from Watering out back
Hadn't watered that Bed since I planted the Radishes, was supposed to rain after that
I saw a few Radishes peeking out so I dragged the Hose around back and gave the Bed a good washing

Then a little fine tuning on the Birdbath Fountains out front, clogged a bit with tree fallings
Filled them and set them to bubbling for the Birdies again

~ Birdbath ready for the Birdies Again ~

That was about it for the last Day of the working Week... 'Working Week' What's that mean anyway?
I'll have to look that up sometime, I don't know what 'work' means

~ Friday ~ Par for the Course ~



~ Thursday, April 25, 2019 ~
~ Nicer Day than Forecast ~ Upper 70s and Sunny ~
~ Helped Install Pat's Printer ~

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~ And then there were Three ~ (Blooms) ~ Two more on the Way ~

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And what for Thursday Morning, later start than usual, got up abut 6:30 a.m.
Lots of time used up with finishing my Wednesday Blog, getting my Morning net cruising done
Weather looks OK but not Wow... 53 at 8 a.m. 69 later and partly Sunny... Can handle that
And 9 a.m. heading to the Shower and then get the rest of this Day going

That done, time to head out for Lottos and a super sale price on Laundry Detergent
A big $3.00 Bottle for 99 Cents, lots of clean clothes for a Dollar there

Then home to scratch off $20 in Wins, then hauled Pat's new Printer up the Hill
She came out to carry it in, I carried the Power Cord, Install CD and Instructions

Up the stairs to the room her Printer was in... And we started the Install
She read the Instruction sheet and performed most of the install operations
With a little verbal assistance from the Computer expert Technician that came along for the ride
Finally wrapped up, printed a Photo to test... It worked... Then time to head out to the Fast Stop again

Not too busy at the Fast Stop so a lot of chatter with Navru about this and that
Then I traded in my $20 win, bought a new load of Tickets, then Navru gave me a MO Lotto T-Shirt
And says 1986, the year before I retired, been playing Lottos now for 33 Years
Headed home with my new possibles, and then only scratched off a $15 Win
A loss for the Day but overall the last Three Days were fairly productive

~ A MO Lotto T-Shirt from the Fast Stop ~

OK, now speaking of UNproductive, what's wrong those new Morning Glory Vines?
The stems are over Six Inches tall and I have them leaning on the Strings
But so far none are reaching out with vines to climb up, not looking very hopeful
But they did the same thing outside in the Pot last Year, sprouted but didn't climb or Bloom
I planted another kind at the same time in that Pot and they climbed to the Deck and Bloomed

~ Morning Glories ~ No Vines and not Climbing ~

Out again about 3 p.m. to water everything out in front... Who planted all that stuff anyway?
Flowers and Plants from one end of the Building to the other... Was nothing much out there April First
Just the perennial Plants from last year, then the Rhododendrons started Blooming
Then I started moving some plants out from the Kitchen, and then about half of them gave up
Then on the 15th a trip to Larrys and later to Ace Hardware and now 59 new Plants out there
Plus the ones from last Year and including the ones in the Stair Planter... Wow over 80 Total!
'Gee, ain't it funny... How time slips away!'

OK, let's go catch up on TV and find something for Dinner later, wish I had a Maid and Cook

~ Thursday ~ Yep, kept Busy most all Day ~



~ Wednesday, April 24, 2019 ~
~ AT&T Fiber Internet Installed ~
~ Another nice Lotto Win ~

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~ AT&T Truck Arrives ~ High Speed Fiber Internet on the Way ~

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Wednesday Morning... Cloudy out there and cool again, 54 Degrees at 9 a.m. and heading to 67
Bizzy Morning, already got all my Morning stuff done including a trip to the Price Chopper
And got my Goodies and Lottos and back to scratch off a couple nice Wins, a $10 and a better $40 Win
Working my Lottos, I got a call from AT&T... On the way to install my new Fiber Cable Internet hookup<
And he showed up before I finshed my Lottos... And on to a bigger Job than I expected

~ And One more nice Win ~

The AT&T Man explained what he was going to do, then started by hooking a Cable to the Box next to the Sreet
He ran the cable from the Box up the Bank, around the top of the Stairs then fed it under the Deck
And then connected to the Terminals in the Box on the front Wall, then came inside to connect to the Router

~ The Tech runs a Cable from the Street Box ~ To the Entrance Box

~ And Connects it to the Router Inside ~

And then... Flips the Switch to power on the Router, when it connects, ON LINE! Ready to go
Then I ran an Internet Speed Test online... Before the switch it was 24 mbps Download and 4 mbps Upload
With the new Service the Speed is now 122 mbps Download and 122 mbps Upload, very NICE!
Now no long wait for one of my longer Videos to take half a Day to upload...

OK, that done... Time to trade in that $50 worth of Lotto winners before they get cold
Back to the Fast Stop to try again... Traded for new Lottos, some chat with Navru
And then the Lady from the Mo Lottery came in with a big Box of new Lottos
She delivered them behind the Counter then gave Navru some instuction about a new Lotto offer
And... We were all chatting tgether, she asked me if she could take a Photo of me with my Lottos
Well of course I would like the possibility of appearing on their Web Site (as famous as I am)
So Navru took a Photo of us, first with her Phone and then with Mine, here it is for you to admire

~ The Lotto Lady and Me with $30 Worth of Scratchers ~

And... The Lady said she would leave something for me as a gift next time she was there
And told Navru to save it for me... HAH! Wonder just what that might be?

And on into the Afternoon waiting for Amazon to deliver Pat's Printer I ordered
The Truck showed up around 3:30 p.m. I unlosded the big Box to check the Instructions
Noticed they did not include a Printer Cable in case she to wanted to connect it that way
But I just happened to have three Cables here AHA! Then I called Pat to tell her it was here

So called to announce the arrival, installation is scheduled for Thursday some time
I will tote that Machine up the Hill and Install it for her if she wants me to
A Printer ain't the easiest thing to get going ya know

So that was about it for the Day, the usual rundown and closing of a kinda bizzy Day at that!

~ Wednesday... ~ Kept Moving most of the Time ~



~ Tuesday, April 23, 2019 ~
~ Cooler Cloudy Weather ~
~ And a Visitor from Harris Manor ~

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~ The Ace Gift Easter Lily takes Center Stage ~

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Well for Tuesday the Weatherman says it gonna be cooler, let's go look
Yeah 52 now to 62 later... That sure don't beat the 80 Plus for Monday... And Cloudy... BAH... HUMBUG!
And absolutely nothing to do that I can think of at 6:30 a.m. (except pour a cuppa coffee)
And work my Crossword and Jumble and check my Email... Oh wel,let's get at it

Oh yes, something for Wednesday... Got an Email from AT&T saying my 'Fiber' will be hooked up on Wednesday
That's what they were doing out front a few Months ago when they cut off my Internet for Four Days
I get 24 mbps Internet now, supposed to go to 100 mbps and cost me $10 a Month more

And so... 7 a.m. That time again, all done with my Computer stuff and my Cup is empty
I did very well on Lottos for Monday, wouldn't it be great if I did better today?
Not sure what would be the better place to try today... well I won most at the Fast Stop
So I am thinking maybe Machine once again at the Price Chopper, that's their busiest Machine

And out into that cloudy and cool Morning to head to the Price Chopper, traded in $35 of Winners
Bought $30 worth of new Scratchers and $10 worth of 'Show Me Cash' Draw Tickets
Back to acratch off a $15 Winner then Checked my Draw Tickets, won $6 on those
And of course could win more on the Drawing later...

And then I got a call from Pat, a boring cool Day so she wants to come over to visit
Well I see she hasn't been here since March 29 so a lot 'nuthin much' to catch up on

So of course the Morning's Winners are not enough if I still have Winner Money so here we go to the Fast Stop
At the Fast Stop, Navru in another good mood and talkitive and we had a great discussion
Of course we didn't come to any agreement, that's the way the Ball bounces but we try
I told him I would come back to haunt him in 20 years to see if he changed his opinion by then

Then I traded in my $15 Winner, bought $30 more and headed home to just win $5... Nutz!

And... Then just piddle around until Visitor time, that was around Noon-Thirty, knock, knock, knock
'Come in, Well, Well, Well, look who's here... Haven't seen you in many a Year'
'If I knew you were coming I da baked a Cake, Baked a Cake, Baked a Cake'
'If I knew you were coming I da baked a Cake, How ja do, How ja do, How ja do'

And then it was chat catch up, TV Computer catch up and TV Show Epidsodes catch up
Some of my Blog stuff from the Computer on the TV, then the Parkville Program I recorded from Channel 4
Then a Bobby Flay food fight, then Pat wanted to see an episode of 'Justified'
So I got the Popcorn, then we waded through two episodes and it was a Bang Bang, shoot 'em up Epic!

Time ran down to 4 p.m. plus, time for Pat to head up the hill to feed the Puppy, time for me to find Dinner

Then my every evening wind down time, kept going to 9 p.m. plus and headed for sleepy time

~ Tuesday... A Pleasant Afternoon Visit ~



~ Monday, April 22, 2019 ~
~ A Little Bit of Gardening ~
~ A Little Lotto Winning ~

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~ Tomato Plant from AeroGarden to Pot ~

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OK, Monday, Let's go... Where? Well wait until I wake up, I'll find someplace...
Woke up to some Lightning Flashes... Did we get some rain? I think the Weatherman talked about it
Hah! Weather report online says T-Storms and 65 Degrees but all quiet at the moment
Later 75 Degrees and partly Sunny, I guess we could live with that

6:20 a.m. and Ho Hum all over again, got up too early and my Computer stuff all done and I AM BORED!
Was thinking yesterday I needed to water the Plants again but maybe we got enough rain to take care of that
My Radish plantings out back would like a nice wetting down I would think, haven't checked in a Day or two
Nothing to be done out front now except find a place to set those Marigold Pots

AHA! Just thought, I have one small Tomato plant left in one AeroGarden in the Kitchen
The 'Add Nutrient' Light just came on, maybe I can just pot it and take it out front...
That will leave nothing left on the Kitchen Shelves except the new Morning Glory Planting

Now... 7:30 a.m. Found something to do, update two Videos I am working on with new Screenshots
One with my Gardening efforts, the other just with other changes and happenings around here
Just stuff for me to remember and some to bore anyone else with that may happen to watch...
Oh well, something to do, that I like to do

And so... off to the Price Chopper at 9 a.m. Needed a couple Items besides my Lottos
Traded in $54 of Winner Lottos and bought $35 more, back home to scratch off only a $15 Win

Then time for the start of the Days Gardening... Not much to do really... That Tomato Plant move
Popped it out of the AeroGarden then out front and put it in a Pot all ready for it
Set it beside Three other Tomato Plants from other Aerogardens and now, when do we get Tomatoes?
Then I set the Four Marigold Pots I planted on Sunday here and there around the front... Then Break Time!

Well I couldn't settle for that $15 Win, I ain't broke for the Month quite yet
I won $65 worth of Lottos from the Fast Stop Sunday, I should wait a day or two to try again
But I like to go there to chat and what the heck, Navru might have another lucky one for me today

So back to the Fast Stop, Navru busy with Trucks bringing in new Supplies, but he stopped to sell me my Lottos
Then headed home to work my new ones... any good ones? Lessee, a $5 Win, another $5 Win, then a $15 Win
And WOWEE LOOK AT THAT ONE! Very nice, a $100 Win and time to quit for the Day with that $125

~ Nothing on the Front ~ $100 Win on the Back! ~

3 p.m. A Gorgeous Sunny Day and 76 Degrees, couldn't do much better than that
Got a little bit done and no ideas for any more at the Moment, looks like another wind down time
And the time wound down, kept on the TV until after 9 p.m. Gave up then and hit the Sack

~ Good Night Irene ~
And... Good Night Irene, Good Night Irene... I'll see you in my Dreams...

~ Monday... Nice ~ Let's have another One ~



~ Sunday, April 21, 2019 ~
~ Best Weather Day this Year! ~
~ More Plants added to my Garden ~

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~ Marigolds to Plant ~ And ~ An Easter Lily Gift from Ace Hardware ~

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Sunday, Sunday, what we gonna do on Sunday? Not much, they say it is a Day of rest
Hah! I rest every Day... And most every Day is like the others, Ho Hum... But some fun too
What's left to do out front? Most all Pots and Planters have been filled... A few Pots left
Thinking getting some Showy Flowers to plant in Four more Pots, Marigolds or something like that
Then also that one Tomato Plant left in one AeroGarden in the Kitchen, might as well put it out front

So what's the Weather for Sunday anyway? Would be hard to beat Saturday except be a bit warmer...
Well... a better start at 58 Degrees, yeah... And saying Sunny... Yeah! And heading to 82... Oh WOW!

OK, 7:30 a.m. What now, my Computer stuff all finished and boredon beginning to set in...
Feels like this is going to be a long long Day, all day... What to do? Well get some new Soil
I need a Trip to Larry's but I think he is closed on Sunday, even if open it would be crowded
One tip on shopping at Larry's... Don't head over there on Saturday if you don't want to wait on check-out

So, sun up nicely, around 9 a.m. a 'Quick Trip' down to the 'Fast Stop'... And then a long stay at the Fast Stop
A lot of chat with mi Amigo Navruzbek and customers, and some Easter talk with Navru
Then picked my Lottos and headed Home... Worked a nice $20 Win, then needed some stuff at Ace Hardware
Navru had mentioned he needed some CDs while I was there, well I don't use them now and had a nice stack
So I took him those on my way to Ace, Traded in my $20 Winner for more Tickets, then up the Hill to Ace

There I picked out Three 4-Packs of Marigolds, a 40 Pound Sack of Potting Soil and an Easter Gift!
They had a big Table full of FREE Easter Lilies for Customers, I picked out a nice one
And then back Home again to scratch off $45 in Lotto Wins, and is this a nice Easter or what?

And then out front to plant my Gift Lily in a nice big Pot, looking good and 'The Price was Right'
Then I got my Cart to haul the Soil out of my Car and on to the Porch, too heavy for me to lift
Got my Four Pots and sat down to plant Nine of the Twelve I bought and then ran out of Potting Soil

So, back again to Ace (the Place)... to get anther Sack, did that and headed back
Getting plenty warm out there by then, hauled out my new Sack and planted my last Pot
Now where to set them, here or there or over there?

~ Now where do I put These? ~

Well like the Weathernan said, we gonna get Wind on Sunday... and we got Wind on Sunday
And we got a lot of Wind, my Missouri Flag in the Center was handling it quite well
: But the updraft or whatever at the end of the Deck was giving the English Flag quite a workout
Even after I had tied the end of it down to the Tomato Pot to hold it from flipping
Happened to peek out on the Window Cam about 3 p.m and WHAT! Flag down! The Wind won!
And the strength of the Wind actually bent the end of the Flagpole... Never saw that before!

~ Out the Window ~ Wind blew the Flag Down! ~

Well, let's fix it, Got my big adjustable Pliers, a big nail Punch, and my Hammer
Used the Pliers and Hammer to straighten out the bent end of the Pole
Then stuck the Punch into the end of the Pole, it's just big enough to brace it from bending again
And, this time set the Flag in the first socket away from that corner with the updraft
It looks so far that it just might be happy there for a while

~ The Union Jack in it's new Location ~

And that brought the Day down to TV Time and a sore back, sure need to do something about that...
And... TV,News catch up, Movie, Dinner, TV Episodes, what else is new? NUTHIN!

~ My Monday... On the Way! ~



~ Saturday, April 20, 2019 ~
~ A Gorgeous Day! ~
~ Some more Gardening ~

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~ New Flag tied Down from Wandering ~

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WHAT! Saturday and another Weekend already? And only Ten Days of April left!
Gee ain't it funny... How time slips away? (When yer having fun) Otherwise it's a drag

Anyway, up and at 'em at 6 ayem on Saturday Morning at 49 Degrees... (outside)
Saya Sunny and heading to 75 Degrees, now that should be very nice, yes ma'am... I like Sunny Days
And again will be nicer if I can find something fun to do besides look for Lotto Winners

But first... The wind has been wrapping the new English Flag around it's pole, can't have that
What to do? Hah! Tie it to a string from the big Flower Pot, that should do it

Well, let's go look for Lotto Winners first... This time back to the Price Chopper
Traded in a $10 Scratcher Win and $7 in 'Show Me Cash' Wins, been winning a tiny bit on them lately
Bought $6 in Show Me Cash Tickets and $25 in Scratchers, won $6 back on Show Me Cash instant Winners
And $45 on Scratcher Winners... And the Show Me Cash Tickets are still good for the Night Drawing

~ One more Nice One for April ~

OK, I'm ahead of the Gane for the Day, shall I stop? You know better than that
Off again to the Fast Stop, I have fun there talking, win Lottos or not...
At the Fast Stop, Navru was off for the Day, the new guy fron Pakistan was there
Traded in my $45 worth of Winners, bought $30 more and headed home to scratch off only a dinky $5

And on again to a Gorgeous Day with no plans how to use it up, well something might pop up
Took a walk out back to check things, no sign of any Radish pop-ups yet... If?
Then a hike on up the Hill to take a look at my fallen Bench, heaved it over to take a look
Well yeah, fixable with a few Screws but later, see if my back gets any better
I only sat on it up there it a few times all last Year anyway

~ That Bench ~ To Fix or not to Fix, That is the Question ~

And then, there is that Barberry Bush root under the Kitchen Table...
It popped up after I dug up and tossed the rest of those Bushes last Year, so I potted it
Looks like it gave up but if is still is trying, maybe I'll just plant it back outside somewhere
And then out to the Kitchen, took the 'Bushlet' out of the Pot, then into another Pot
Then outside and planted it at the end of the Porch, now see what happens

~ That Bush where it Was ~ On the Way ~ Into it's new Place ~

And, that Bush amd all the rest of the Plants out front needed a drink... So get that Hose
Hooked it up, turned it on and then watered everything from one end to the other
And the Plants looking much refreshed, then, put the Solar Pumps in the Bird Baths
And filled them up for the birdies, even though I didn't see many birdies using them last year

OK, still a beatuiful Day out there but time to set out some Dinner and do a TV catch up

And that I did and wound up a pretty nice Day overall. some fun and some productivity too
So Goodbye Saturday and hope Sunday will be even better

~ On to the Future! ~



~ Friday, April 19, 2019 ~
~ A bit Cooler ~ A bit more Planting ~
~ Now all Plants out Front Planted! ~

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~ Verbenas added to the Center Display ~

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A busy Day Thursday, Planting, Shopping, Winning, Hurting and TVing... what else is new?
Cloudy but warm enough all Day, now what do we have for the last fun Day of the Week?
Ohhhh, a little cool to start, 45 Degrees at 7 a.m and only heading to 63 or so, well could be better

Only thing planned so far is to run down to the Fast Stop to show Navru the $40 winner he gave me
Cash that one in and try for a better one to end the Week, now excuse me for Coffee and Puzzles >>>

OK, that's done, and the Crossword Puzzle in record time, me getting smart or what? Just easy words I guess
The jumble took a bit longer than usual, some weird words today...
Sun beaming in my Window now, and not much needed out front today, lots out back but... ya know...

Breakfast time but not Hungry, guess it's time to put on my Shoes and head down to the Fast Stop and get rich
And a happy time at the Fast Stop, Navru was in another good mood, and the Customers were friendly
Especially a couple of Mexicans I was talking to in Spanish and singing along with one of them...
Aye Aye, Aye Aye... Canta y no llores! So then got my Lottos and headed back, still Sunny but still cool

And boo hoo hoo... only a dinky $5 Winner when I was in the mood for a new Mercedes!... Woe is me
So then, time to do something worth while, well to a minute degree anyway, set some strings
Clipped all the old Vines off the Strings, had to hook up a couple new Strings
Then set the Hooks in the Pots and away we go, climb Vines... Now climb!

~ New Vines have a way to Climb Now ~

And again that was about all the action there was to write home about...
My daily retirement usually starts here about 2 p.m. then just dribbles down to bedtime
Well that's what retirement means anyway, just stop working and relax and have fun
But seems to be I have more fun when there is something 'fun' for me to work at... Work? No it ain't work now

~ Friday ~ One more 'Working Week' worked Out ~



~ Thursday, April 18, 2019 ~
~ A bit Cooler ~ A bit more Planting ~
~ Now all Plants out Front Planted! ~

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~ Verbenas added to the Center Display ~

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And already it is Thursday, another Week flying by... And more Gardening on Wednesday and more to come today
Handy to have Plants available closer at Ace Hardware but less choice there, Larry's still the best
I planted 8 Verbenas on Wednesday Afternoon, have more to plant today, also some Coleus
And the new Morning Glories I planted are almost ready to climb, need to string the Strings today

So what's the Weather, hmmmm, not as warm as Wednesday, we got some T-Storms overnight
48 Degrees at 8 a.m. only heading to 62 and partly Sunny, well, ya can't have it all, obviously
Well now, I do NOT like Vertical shots from Phone Cams but now and then it's best
Like the last view of my frst Morning Glory try in the Kitchen, tall Vines but not a wide view
So please excuse my Vertical shot... If you will be so kind...

~ Morning Glory Vines at their Peak ~ But No Blooms ~

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And then new Morning Glory plants that need to be led to the Strings to climb to the Stars

~ Morning Glory Vines on the Way ~

Then out into that cooler but Sunshiny Day to head to the Fast Stop for the usual
Navru was in a good mood, 'Dubra Utra' and gimmee some Lottos, he did that and also Two packs of Donuts

~ More Free Loot from the Fast Stop ~

Goodie, I hadn't had breakfast yet... Back home then to scratch off only a $10 Win, Oh well...
Then some Breakfast and headed out front to do some Planting, planted Verbena in One Planter
And then Two more with Coleus, still have some Coleus to plant whenever... My back is hurting already

Into the Afternoon, getting bored,that's when the Lotto bug bites again, $10 Win not enough
So a stop at the ATM, then back down the Hill again, 'Dubra Dien' again to Navruzbek... Hola Gringo!
Griped about my dinky $10 win, cashed it in, bought $25 more and headed Home Sweet Home
And then... lookee that! HAH! A nice $40 Win, followed by a so-so $10 Win, lookin' better

~ Second Decent Win of the Month ~

And back out again, still had some Coleus to plant, and planted them in Two more Planters
Set them along the Porch, now all the Planters are filled and most all of the Pots, lookin' good

And back in, time to sip some of my 'imitation' Wineand do another TV News catch up
I do wish they would just shut up about that dam REPORT! Just fire Trump and get on with something important

Then another TV Finish to the Day, getting bored with Amazon Prime now... Oh well...

~ Thursday ~ Most Front Planting Done ~



~ Wednesday, April 17, 2019 ~
~ 'Just another Rainy Day?' ~
~ New Morning Glory Crop ~

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~ Morning Glory Vines starting in the Pots ~

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Went to the Kitchen to pour my Juice and put the Coffee on, flipped on the Lights and lookee!
The Morning Glory seeds I planted in the Pots were peeking out, new crop of Vines on the way
No blooms at all from the first Crop, and now the leaves are fading and fallng, time to try again
So when the Vines get in the climbing mood I'll help them find the strings and remove the old ones

Another fine Day for Tuesday, what do we get Today? Looks good at the moment... 65 Degrees at 8 a.m.
But saying Cloudy and T-Storms later, well, do we need some Rain on my new Garden?

Well I must be starting off 'bright' this Wednesday Morning, completed my puzzles in record time
And like I posted to Wayne Frazier on Facebook... "It is not that I am always right... It is that I am never wrong"
Then I played him my theme song...

~ "Oh Lord it's hard to be Humble" ~

Well now, what to do today? I had a short list at the beginning of the Month
See the Dentist, get a Haircut, and some time work in in an eye Exam... Maybe plant some Flowers
And all done except the Eye Exam and thinking next Month for that, might cost something for new specs
So now I guess it's just maybe plant some more and play Lottos until the Merry Merry Month of May

Well now, Noon Time and no Rain yet... I hit the Fast Stop for my Lottos and only won $15
Need some Glucerna, so heading back to the Price Chopper and trade for more Winner Lottos
Got my Lottos and Glucerna and headed back, then worked my new 'Winners' for Losers
And then what to do? No rain yet so I trotted around back to do some Gardening
I had some Radish Seeds so I thought I would see if I could get a crop this year, they don't do good for me
I pulled the old Plants out of the Bed, raked over the Soil and scattered the Seeds around
Now see if that try does anything, not too hopeful of planting much back there this year

~ See any Radishes in there Yet? ~

Nothing much going on out Front but looks better than it did all Winter long
Need another Trip to Larry's Nursery or maybe Ace Hardware to get some more Plants
I could see from the Highway that Ace has some Nursery stock hanging in racks outside
Might just have to take a look up there next time

~ My Half of the Front ~

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~ And a look the other Way ~

Well, the next time came sooner than expected, decided to trot over there about 4 p.m.
Checked out their supply of Plants, not near as many as Larry's but I just wanted some Coleus and whatever
Picked out several 4-packs of Coleus and Three 4-packs of 'Verbena' that looked kinda cute

Back home, unloaded my goodies, found a couple of Planters, had a seat and planted 4 of the Gerbenas in each
Set them out in the Yard, well that's a start, decided to wait to plant the rest

~ Two more Planters out Front ~

Now have more Coleus and Verbena to Plant when I get in the mood on Thursday

~ Tuesday ~ Got a little more Gardening Done ~



~ Tuesday, April 16, 2019 ~
~ Another Nice Weather Day ~
~ A Tiny bit of Gardening ~

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~ After the Visit to the Shear Palace ~

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Well now... (or then) That was a gorgeous Weather and a busy playing around Day to start the Week...
I was thinking arlier that I might not be doing the Gardening this year, all those Medical events
Hurting here and there, didn't think I wanted to do all that weeding and digging and this and that
But I got most all the Pots planted out front on Monday,now thinking of planting Radiahes out back
Still have most all this Planters to do something with out front, to plant or not to plant?

So what to do today? Maybe get my shaggy locks trimmed at the Barber? Maybe plant the Radishes?
No Medical appointements so far, want to get an Eye check soon, maybe next month though
I do have Two Medical Appointments in May, one to check my Pacemaker at NKC Hospital
The other a routine Visit to my Primary Doc to check my 'Vitals'...

So, you couldn't beat the Weather on Monday, except be a bit less windy, what's for Tuesday?
Wow! 61 Degrees at 6:30 a.m. then partly Sunny and heading to 78 for a very warm Top Temp

And now at 7 a.m. That pause that does not refresh, all done with my Computer stuff
And the eternal... 'Now What?'... Long Day ahead, no big plans, well just a couple ideas
Hair Cut, buy Lottos, plant Radishes... then what? Ohhhhhh, don't tell me... maybe back to Larry's?
Well before that, put that Laundry Load in the Dryer and then get a shower and shampoo

9:30 a.m. Oh yeah... Feels so good with a Shower, Shampoo and Shave and into clean clothes to face the Day
Time to head out into that 'partly Sunny' Morning for the Shear Palace and their 'Beauty' treatment...
Try to make me look as good as I feel, (well my back isn't hurting yet)... off to the Day!

At the 'Palace' had two Customers ahead of me but didn't have to wait too long...
Some chatter and clipping and I was all done and prettied up and headed around the corner to the Price Chopper

Traded in my Winners, got some potentials and headed home to scratch off $15 in Winners... Oh well

Then I trotted out back to get the AeroCart, back around front to load the Rose Bush cuttings in
Then all ready for the trip to the Gully to dump them when the mood hits

~ Cart load of Rose Bush ~

And I wanted to do more out there... but... my back was hurting and I wanted a place to sit
So back to the TV to waste most all the rest of the Day, need to do something about that... What?

~ Tuesday ~ Got a little Done ~



~ Monday, April 15, 2019 ~
~ More on that Parkville Video? ~
~ A Trek to Larry's Nursery ~

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~ Rhododendron ~ Pretty from any Angle ~

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Monday, Monday... Bizzy start on Monday, up and at the Parkville Video first thing...
Slipped out of Bed, pulled on my Jeans, got all the Lights turned on and headed for the TV
Set up my Phone on the little Tripod and started copying that Channel 4 Program all over again

Then poured my Apple Juice and went to work updatng my Blog for Sunday, finshed that and put the Coffee on
And just about that time the Program had finished so I could start on that Video again

Well before starting that, let's check the Weather for this fine Day... (I'm optimistic)
Not bad... 44 Degrees at 7 a.m. and heading to a glorious 'Mostly Sunny' 74 Degrees, just fine with me
OK then, let's load that new Video take into the Computer and get with the program...

AHA! Now 7:45 a.m. Video finished and rendering... Dayum... ain't I efishent?
Yep, well let's pour a cuppa Coffee and then work today's online Puzzles while the Video Renders

OK,Puzzles done, now what? Video half way through rendering... well it's 30 Minutes long
Sun shining, Temp warming up, some planting today? Thinking of heading to Riverside and Larry's Nursery
Have 9 big Pots to start with, not sure with what though, some Coleus for sure, Cannas maybe?
And Impatiens? Larry's didn't have the kind I usually buy last year, and the sub didn't do as well
Maybe he will have the kind that does better? Hope so, anyway, I'll check around

Anyway, here's that new Channel 4 Parkville Video, wait to see it on my TV, it's 30 minutes long
Looks better on the TV anyway and I hope the sound is better too, not so good this time

~ Fox 4 Tours Downtown Parkville ~

And off again in the Sunshine for this and that... First to the Cleaners, had my Dockers in for rehab
Then to Walgreens for some 'Smooth-Lax' to keep everything running smoothly

And next door to the Price Chopper for you know what, $25 worth of Scratchers
And did pretty well for the Day, so far, $40 in Winners to go back and lose

And then Amazon delivered a Package while I was away, and what's in the Package?
Well now, my Missouri State Flag I had out front faded away and I decided to replace it with a new One
And the Englsh Flag the girls hung on the Deck was faded and ragged too
So I thought I would buy them a new 'Union Jack'
And unpacked them and hung them up to blow in the Breeze... Purdy... HUH?

~ New Flags out Front ~

So, nice sunny warm Day, time to Plant? Yeah, looks like it, I headed to Larry's Nursery in Riverside
Picked out Two New Zealand Impatiens, Eight Coleus Plants, Three 'Gerbera' Daisys and One Tomato Plant for the Big Pot

~ Plants fresh from Larry's Nursery to Plant ~

And then started planting them in the Pots out front, first the 'Big Boy' Tomato in the big Pot
And then I saw I made a mistake, or the Nursery did, the plant said 'Early Girl'... not 'Big Boy'
That means one early Crop and then that's it, 'Big Boy' Tomatos keep going

~ First Tomato Plant in the Pot ~

Then I planted the other Plants in the Pots I had set along the Porch, all done by 2:30 p.m.
They needed to be watered but my back was hurting, thought I would rest up and do it later

So, a little rest and a little TV and back out to sit in the warm and enjoy the Afternoon
Then back inside to hook up the Hose, back out to water everything from end to end
And back in again, to set out 'What's for Dinner', pour some Juice and do a News Catch up

And that is about all she wrote for a great Weather Day on Monday

~ Monday ~ A Bizzy Bizzy Bizzy Day! ~



~ Sunday, April 14, 2019 ~
~ Another Parkville Video? ~
~ Another Nice Day... ~

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~ Center Rhododendron with some Blooms ~

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Sunday, Sunday, and what for Sunday? Well one more Day of so-so Weather and then back to Spring
Says 39 Degrees at 7 a.m. Gonna be Sunny and maybe hit 57, that's on the way... anyway
Then maybe back to Spring and planting Weather on Monday, ya spose?, well I am sposing...

The Morning stuff done, the Sun up nicely, time to head out, where to? The Fast Stop this time
Hola Grngo, que te pasa? Gimmee some Lottos, got some Lottos and lots of chatter and headed back
Had a pre-breakfast Glucerna sip and worked my lottos for a $5 Win! You kidding? I want winners!

So, back by the ATM for a recharge and back down the Hill again to cash in my $5, buy some more
And back home once again, to work my new Lottos, slightly better, $25 this time, and time to find something to do
Well when checking the Net earlier I saw that Channel 4 had a special Program about a trip to Parkville
Thought that might be interesting so I set my TV to record the Program, maybe make a Video
So when I got back I set my Video Camera up to copy the TV Program, then loaded it into my Computer
Then to the Time Line in the Video Editor to make a Video... Played with it a bit and oops

I didn't have the Camera aimed quite right and it cut off some of the Picture, so, try again
This time I thought I would try using my Phone Cam, as it has a larger Screen to aim with
Then set that to record the Program again and back to the Computer to try the Edit again

So that take looked pretty good and I added it to the Timeline, then played it back and ooops
The Phone captured the TV at a very slight angle and there was a line at the top of the picture
Well, not enough that most would notice or care but I did so, try again later

The rest of the Day was just the usual humdrum but overall a nice Day with lots of TV
Managed to stay up until 9 p.m. again, pulled the plug and headed to Dreamland
And my Dreams were more interesting than the TV, sure wish I could record a few of those Trips
Anyway, I finished up Sunday nicely and now ready for Monday and a new week

~ Sunday ~ All Done ~ Come on Monday ~



~ Email Me at elpato6125@sbcglobal.net ~