Ho Hum... Another Day... Lose another Dollar... Well, about time to win another BIG one
Last Month was floating in winners by this time, this Month only Two over $40 halfway through
Oh well, someone said ya can't win 'em all, and that sure is for sure
And, is it Winter yet? We sure have had a lot of Summer this Month and I kinda like that
And real close to dumping my Channel 4 Weather Report, that new dancing Idiot they have now is buggin me
So what's my online report say? Doggone! Almost exactly like yesterday, 57 Degrees now at 7 a.m.
Then Sunny and heading back up to 83 or so, welcome back to Summer
So on to my Puzzles, the Crossword about par for the Course, but got a bit hung up on the Jumble
And on a word not all that difficult... What is 'S C A W E H'... HAH! Not so hard is it?
And then... Saw a 'Test' on the Net, "How well do you remember the 50s"... Well, very well!
I was just out of High School... Then started working at Sears Roebuck, then in the USAF for 4 great Years!
Then in 1956 started at IBM... The early 60s were great too! Moved to Saint Joseph and bought a House... And that 1962 Mercedes
And the Day was a bit windy, yes ma'am, when I passed Bavru's place I saw my Coleus had been blown over
I didn't stop to set it upright as they said it would blow all day, let him move it
On down to the Fast Stop and he wsn't there, got my loser lottos ahd headed back
Then used up the rest of the Day not doing much, oh well there's always Tomorrow...isn't there?
Tuesday already, and almost halfway through October, yessir, Time do Fly, having Fun or not
And the Thermo on the Wall said 75 Degrees but felt to me like a chill in the Air so I flipped on the Furnace
So is it cold out there? Yeah, a bit cooler Morning than the last few Summer Days, 54 Degrees at 7 a.m.
But says Sunny again and heading to 76, so that should do just fine
Off to the Puzzles, a little slow on the Crossword, zipped through the Jumble
Sunshine peeking through the office Window, no Ideas how to use up another Sunshiny Day
Only have $20 worth of winner money to go waste on Lottos, have to hit the HTM for more... darn
So far only Two big winners this Month, and this month I need a real BIG one
My Hospitalization Payment from IBM ran out this Month but the Bill from UHC did not
So I have the next two and a half Months with a big hole in the amount of money I can throw away
Gee ain't it funny, how timw slips away? Now it's 12:15 p.m. and headed into a long afternoon and no plans
Been to the Fast Stop to advise Navru about Electric Shave Lotion and tell him his Gift is on the way
Or did I tell you he had asked me about shaving and complained of 'Razor Burn' and I decided to buy him an Electric Razor
Found a nice one on Amazon and it's scheduled to be delivered today... And then make him happy and handsome
Spent $20 then only won $10 from the Tickets I bought there, headed to the Price Chopper, needed some stuff
Got my stuff and $30 more Lottos and headed back to this time win back $25, not so bad...
On to the Day, Sunny and Cool and nice, a bit after 1 p.m. I was checking my Email, saw that Amazon was on the way
Said 8 stops to go, then 6 then 3 and then said you're Next, looked out front and he was there
I went out to get the Package, it was about 1:30 p.m. so I thought I would take it on down to the Fast Stop
On the way, saw Navru's car was out front, knocked and gave him the Package, then he said he was on the way down
So I gave him and his Kid a ride to my place where they played around chasing the Cat, playing in the Fountains
Climbing the Stairs, wherever the Kid wanted to run... When they got tired of that time to head back up the hill
Navru had said earlier he would like to have a Flower, I loaded up a Coleus and took them up the Hill to home
Then on to the rest of a quiet Afternoon, back to the TV to close down another kind of fun Day doing nothing much
A peek at the Weather first thing, hey a bit cooler out there at 57 Degrees at 9 a.m.
And only heading to 74 for the High but another Sunny Day, I do believe that will be OK
A lot of early time on the Internet here and there, some Email, News and Puzzles
Some Postng and commenting back and forth on Facebook, a little Religion and Politics too
I try to be real careful on those subjects, easy to lose 'friends' if you say the wrong thing
So I post and comment very little about those subjects...
Finally hit the Road for Lottos, the ATM and then the Fast Stop Twice
Not winning much either Time... Then back to the Computer for more this and that
Later was thinking about my Coleis drying out so quickly next Door, thought I would move the Hose
I pulled it off my Porch, back around the side and back of my Building
Then over to the other side and then next door, dropped it down the wall there
And it is just long enough to reach halfway across that Porch and almost to Julies Garden
Then back to hook it up, turn it on and go back next door to water my Coleus Plants very well
Then knocked on Julies door to ask if she needed water on her plants, yes, maybe
So I set the nozz;e to 'shower' and was able to reach all the Plants in her Garden to give them a nice drink
Then back to put the Hose away on my side, turn it off, unhook it, backout the windowuntil the next time
A peek at my Kitchen plants and lookee there, lots more blooms on the Jalapeno Plant
Doing a lot better in the Pot than it was doing in the AeroGardem, when we gonna get some Peppers?
And those Butterfly Weed seeds I planted on Wednesday, three popped up so far
I was thinking that the Seed Envelope instructions said it took much longer that that
I planted Five Seeds in that Pot, will only leave one Plant later, they say they get BIG
On through the Afternoon to News and TV Time, most of the Day used up already
What do we have to chop on later with the Movie? Always find something... I'll go look
Sunday Sunday, another Sunday... Nope I want MONDAY! Nothing usually going on on Sunday
Well, nothing going on last Saturday either, Weekends are just slow around here
And what to we have Today for Weather? Should I just say 'Ditto'? Looks the same as all week
63 now and Sunny and heading to 86, yeah almost an exact duplicate for Saturday
So, nothing for today? Well no, I need to harvest and dry that latest crop of Basil
I already have more stored in the Jars than I will use in the next Year... But ya never know
So that will be the way to start the action today when I get 'A round Tuit'...
So, snipped the Basil from the Plants in the AeroGarden and sat at the Table to trim the Leaves
Then into the Oven to dry, later to snip and store more Basil again
Well now... After putting the Basil in the Oven I Piddled around on the Net
And my Blog and Photo editor until Noon Time... Oh My... On to the Day but what to do now? No Ideas
Drifting along in the Afternoon, I thought I would take a drive down to the River
Something was going on in the Ball Park at the end of Main Street on the River
But I tooled on down the road to the Boat Ramp in Platte Landing Park and not much going on
I just took a sweeping Video of the mostly empty Park and the River, a very windy Day down there
Back home again to finish out the Day as usual, my Basil out of the Oven and then on to the TV
Oh now come on! Another Saturday? Seems to me we just had one a couple Days ago
I keep repeating it but fer sure... Time isn't slipping away, it is running away!
And the Weather for today is just like the last how many? 64 Degrees now, heading to 82 and Sunny again
What a run of good Days we have had in this second week of October
First trip to the Kitchen and looks like that Basil is ready for another chop and dry
How many harvests so far fron those Pods this time? I think four so far, this would be the Fifth?
OK, off to my Puzzles, and... The Crossword was a bit slow but the Jumble waa quick
Sometimes the Jumble seems a bit off beat in it's final words, maybe they are running out of ideas
A peek out ob the Window Cam and I saw new Blooms on the Morning Glory Vines
So I tottered out there to get a Photo, atill a few on the old Vines and more on the new ones
Drifted along on another nice Day doing about the same nothings to pass the Time
No projects, noi big winnings, no Doctors... But look at this Photo, just a really nice Day
Friday again and almost 1/3 of October gone for the Year 2020, am I gonna make it to 89?
In November of 2017 I wasn't thinking I would make it to 2018... But I did... HAH!
Remembering that Colon cancer ordeal, that wasn't a very happy ending to that Year
I was looking a bit worn out at T-Day Dinner after 10 Days in NKC Hospital
But looking a bit better on my Birthday in 2018 and made it to 86
Well now. let's see, I think it's Friday, yeah that's what it says up there
The nice Weather is supposed to continue Today, I don't care to have it too warm though
Well my Forecast says 62 now 85 later and Sunny, looks just about the same as Thursday
So, excuse me now, I'll go pour a Cup and work my Puzzles and think of something to gripe about
And... That took longer than usual, Am I getting old and dumb or what?
Well it's mostly new people and things I never heard of and don't care to know anyway
I want it to be like that guy Joe Friday used to say on TV... 'Just the facts Ma'am'
On into that very nice Day, headed to the Fast Stop to cash in my Big win
And to help me put on a Bandage to cover up the Biopsy on my neck
I had removed the first one but couldn't manage to get the new one centered... so Thank you
And then got my Lottos, back to win nuthin, tried again at the Price Chopper and won back very little
On to a slow sunny Day, had a chat with Julie and Chris before he headed off for his treatment
Then decided to water out front again, the Plants looking a but wilty again, then had an Idea
The grumpy old guy that lived next to Julie and Chris had recently moved out, the front looked bare
So, the Season is running out for my Coleus, thought I would take a couple down there
That might Brighten up that place for a while until the first Frost does away with those Coleus plants
And then that was about it for the Day, on to the TV early and finished out another Day... OLE!
The Sun adding up a bit of Autumn color to the Trees across the Street
I didn't notice that on Wednesday Morning, yes, Summer's gone and Fall has Fell!
Yep, raised the Grow Light above the Basil in AeroGarden Two this Morning
Looks like another Crop in a few Days, how many is that, about Four so far I think
And Yeah, that Day again... Last time the bump on my Forehead, this time a hunt for more
Have been treating my Arms with 'Ammonium Lactate' which clears up some of the bumps
But there are more there that I know they will either 'Freeze' or remove with Surgery
Nothing much new... Can't remember how many Years they have been doing this...
Back in Saint Joseph I was getting the same Treatment in an Office next door to our IBM Office
I retired from that Office in 1987... How many years before that was I getting those treatments?
OK, uploaded Wednesday's Blog... Got this start on today... Now let's have Coffee and go work my Puzzles
And done that.. Whew... That Crossword was weird... But the Jumble was so easy! Yeah, stuff happens
So what next? Oh yeah, the Weather... 60 Degrees now at 8 a.m. Sunny again and heading to 83
That sounds close to a DNP Day for my trip and back... Might be around Noon when I get back
In and out of the Shower, and off to the Cancer Center at 10:15 a.m. and got there in 15 Minutes
Then a long wait for my Appoinment at 10:40 which took a lot longer than that, finally called in
OK, take off your clothes so we can see everything, and I did and she just found targets on my Arm, Neck and Head
Next... Five Zaps with that spray Gun on my Face and Two near my Eye that really stung for a bit... Oweeeee!
Then Three Biopsies, Two on my Arm and one on my Beck, that usually means three Trips back for Surgery
And that was it, got dressed and headed out, back home at Noon as predicted
Then a 'quick trip' down to the Fast Stop, gimmee some winners! Yeah... I bet
Headed back, scratched off a $5 and a $10, hardly worth the trip and not worth the cost<
Well let's try again with that big $15 Win, this time the Price Chopper
Cashed in my Huge $15 Win, scooted over to Machine Two, stuck in my $15 and...
Headed back to scratch off a nuthin and then WOW! Another $77 Win, how many so far?
After that, a bit of griping on the Internet then gave up for the Afternoon and headed to the TV
That was enough for the day... for sure...
Wednesday already and Joe says it gonna get HOT Today, was nice and warm on Tuesday
Well it is Sunny and a cool 62 Degrees now at 8 a.m. Then heading to a very warm 85
I don't say it's hot until it hits around 90, 85 doesn't sound so bad to me
And a peek at the Kitchen Plants when I turned on the grow lights this Morning
The Jalapeno now blooming has a couple more Blooma and looking good after moving from the AeroGarden
But the Tomato plant isn't doing so well, going nowhere and thinking of giving up on it
So I removed the Tomato Plant, the Kitchen Gardensa again have a new look, nothing stays the same long
New Plants arrive, old Plants depart, ~ Time Marches on! ~
Still online, checking my Bank... OH OH! Financial Ruin ahead! A Deposit of $60.65 instead of $324.25!
And that means my Humana Deposit of $57.90 will be missing completely
For the last Several Years my Hospital and Drug Insurance Premiums have increased
But the Payments from IBM to pay those Bills have not, so I lose more every year... Doggnne!
And my Pension Plan and Social Security stay the same while my Utilites and Rent Increase... Oh Woe!
Then a quick run to the Price Chopper for some Juice, got that and a few Lottos and headed back
Won $27 back on Lottos so decided on a rerun at the Fast Stop, got a few more tries
Then back to win only $20... Not a good Winning Day looks like
Oooooops. forgot to get my Glucerna and all out so I headed back one more time
Cashed in my $20 in Winners, tried a few more, got my Glucerna and headed back again
This time scratched off another dinky $5 and that was all the gambling for the Day
Then a knock knock on the Door, who's there?.. Amazon of course, with my new Seed Pack of 'Weeds'
Wayne, Friend and Assistant Director at the Nature Sanctuary asked me if I would like to plant some Seeds for them
HUH? How many and where and how?... And what is 'Milkweed Butterfly' anyway?
I read about it online, originally called 'Butterfly Weed', makes pretty flowers that do attract Butterflies
Well not sure what Wayne wants about me planting but I thought I might try some for fun in my Kitchen Garden
Found an empty Pot anf planted a few Seeds, now see what happens... If and when
And that was it for Wednesday... Finished the Day as usual... Ho Hum
I think I have an Medical appointment for Thursday... Oh well
Yes, Big News! It's Tuesday again... Well I did get some good News Monday Evening
I called about my Eye problem early, got a call back saying the Nurse would call
She finally did about TV Time, told her my troubles and she said usually no problem
Sometimes the Doctor pokas a Blood vessel in the Eye, but causes no trouble except a bit of color
And then usually clears up in about Ten Days... It's been Six Days so far, Navru said it looked better Monday
Time slipping away already... 8:30 a.m. Computer stuff done for the moment, always some later
A peek at the Weather, Joe said a nice Day ahead... 56 cool Degrees now, but Sunny and heading to 80
Looks like a nice Summer Day ahead in October, I'll go for that
Taking my sweet time on the Internet, thinking what's to do later in the day
Thinking not much action of interest to pass away all the time, Oh well, let's get at it
In and out of the Shower... Then headed down the Hill again to wake up Navru, and he was sleepy
Has his Job at the Fast stop, then his studies for the University and then his Family to take care of
Sure makes me feel rich to have nothing to do but sit here and get bored
Anyway, got the Day's supply of Lottos and headed back to lose on all of them
On to the rest of a very slow Morning and then started on the Afternoon TV way too early
But enough weird News to keep me on the Tube until Movie time
Then kept on with the Movie Time until Bed Time, such a nuthin Day... I guess... Drat!
Monday Monday... What for Monday? More than Sunday I am thinking, maybe a couple Trips
My Eye that is getting the treatment doesn't look right, all red looking
I noticed that the Day after the last Shot but didn't pay much attention after that
But since then Two people asked me what was wrong with my Eye, read online it might be infection
They say if so... see your Doctor quick, so I am going to call them this Morning
And then, I need to renew my Auto License so that might also be on the Agenda
Other than that, not much more planned than usual which is Nothing!
And a little Kitchen Gardening, saw the largest Peace Lily was touching the shelf above it
And so I moved it to the Table, only the Kitchen lighting there, has to share with the Marginata plant
Then on another Shelf, the Tomato Plant removed from the Aerogarden doesn't look so good
I'll keep a watch and just might decide to put it to rest
And then off to the Missouri Department of Revenue License Office way over on I-29
Quite a line of people waiting inside, about 10? Should I come back later? Nah let's wait
Seems it was just one old guy at the Counter holdong things up, finally left and then tbe line started moving
Took me only about Five Minutes and I packed up and headed out, back down the Road to the Fast Stop
Hola Gringo! Got my Tickets and headed home to scratch off a dinky $15 Win... Oh well
On the way in I got a Photo of the new Morning Glories today on the Vines... kinda cute
Then, edited my new Photos, added them to my Blog and new October Video and then what?
Well, 2:30 p.m. and Sunny but cool outside, what would you suggest? Here comes boredom...
Again, just ran down the Afternoon and closed the Evening... Enough for Monday anyway...
OK, Guten Morgen... Que pasa para Domingo? Looks like a nice Day ahead, Sun in my Window
Oooops, Weatherman doesn't quite agree, it's 47 Degrees out there at 10 a.m.!
And only heading to 61 but mostly Sunny, well guess I can tolerate that if I stay inside
Just a lot of cruising the Net again so far, no big urge to get out and get with it yet for the Day
No Crossword for the Morning but the Jumble took a bit of time and their final 'Sentence' was messed up
The words before were kind of tricky but I stayed with it and got them all...
Where are those Snake Plants headed to in the Kitchen, one leaf on each Plant in a race?
So spent half the Day playing online with this and that, a bit cool for playing outside
Did go out a few minnutes to see how the front Gardens were doing and they looked OK
Needed to have gotten out a bit earlier to get a photo of the new Morning Glory Blooms
Then a couple quick runs to the Price Chopper chasing a couple small Lotto Winners
Then just gave up and headed to the TV and the latest President non-news for the rest of the Afternoon
Slipped into the Evening Movie time and ended another not much happening Day
Saturday again? That Week sure flew by fast... What was I doing anyway?
Well that's what my Blog is for, to see what I messed up on the Day, Week or Month before
I have to write it down bcause I can't remember what happened an hour ago, not that it is important
OK, Time lapse, been cruising on the net, doggone it looks like some peepul are reely dum!
What they post, what they believe in... Makes me think that I am NOT of this World!
Well look at the shape the world is in and why, it's because of too many dummies!
Oh well, are we gonna have a good Day today? Joe says a good Weather Day I think
My forecast agrees... 52 Degrees out there now, later going to 62 and says partly Sunny
That should do OK, but for me just a bit on the cool side
Oh... did I mention I was taking some Video out front yesterday? Yeah I did
Well I just took a break from my Internet running around and edited the Video and it's kinda nice
So lets take a look at the Plants out front before we are surprized by a Frost on the way soon
Yep, that is what I did, I needed a few things from the Price Chopper
Picked those up amd headed back for the rest of a very slow Day... but Weather nice
Worked on my October Video a bit more, now have a good start, added that catchup Kitchen Video
Now all the new October Money is in the Bank... for a couple Days anyway, then where did it go?
Well I did have some of the September Money left, I do meed some for my Lottos ya know
And a nice enough Weather Day on Thursday, what do we have for Friday? Joe said a bit cold to start
The Furnace is working so it feels OK in here... Out there they say it is 38 Degrees at 7 a.m.
Heading to 62 and mostly Sunny, I suppose we can live with that OK
And off into another cool Morning to the Price Chopper to cash in $30 in Winners
And added a $5 Bill and got my supply and headed back, scratch scratch and only won back $10
OK, then 11 a,m, and not a clue on what to do... HOOOO HUMMMM!
Well, try again at the Fast Stop, might as well have stayed home... Cashed in my Winners
Got my 'try agains' and back Home to scratch off nuthin!
Then a knock knock and the Furnace Repair guys were back to finish the Job
Some banging and grinding and they replaced a Fan Motor and some Pipes, now good as new?
And while they were at it, I headed out front to check on the Coleus Plants at their seasonal best
Any day now in October we will get a Frost and that's all it takes to make the Plants give up in one Day
So I got a Photo of all of them now looking their best for this year
Then it was just coast trhough the rest of the day pretty much as usual
I did get back out front to try for anothet catch-up Video of the front Gardens
Most everything still looking good but in October Weather you never know when stuff starts leaving
That's about all the drivel I can think up to finish out another pretty good day
Welcome to the Month of October in my Fantasy World of Old Age Rambling... as long as it lasts
Kind of chilly in here this Morning, the Furnace won't come on, I think it's the new Thermostat
Tom put in a new one, when was that? The A/C works OK but not sure if he checked the Heat back then
And kind of chilly outside... Saying 50 Degrees at 8:45 a.m. Sunny though and heading to 60 later
And saying down in the 40s tonight so better get that thermo checked, ya think?
So, I got my September Video finished last night and watched it on my TV, kinda nice one
But the Music volume was kind of uneven, some songs too loud so I worked on that This Morning
And here it is, all the Photos I already have on my Blog for the Month of September but a few things added
So with $45 in winner ammo I headed down the hill to the Fast Stop, Cashed in, got more, headed back
This time a $15 and another $15, well not a total loss... Oh well... On to the Afternoon
I saw Tom across the Street, hollered over, stop in when you have a minute... Later he did
Told him my Furnace problem, he said he would send someone, they showed up Midafternoon
Took a look, said it needed a new Fan Motor, then worked a while, replaced the Thermostst
Then said they would be back Friday, after they left the Furnace was working OK
On to the rest of the Day and evening... Nothing else to gripe about...
So let's try another October Day... Hoping for another good one
'Thirty Days has Septemrber' and this is the Number 30th last Day, and a pretty good month overall
This has been one of the luckiest Lotto winning Months of the Year with Ten Wins over $40
That's $700 for the big Ones, don't keep track of the little ones and don't count what it costs to win
Sunshine in the Window at 9 a.m. and feels a bit chilly, I thnk my Furnace thermo isn't working
I have it set for 75 Degrees but my Wall Thermo says it's 70 in here... Brrrrrr...
Well Tom changed the Thermostat earlier this Year, have to ask him to check it
Well now, almost Noon and still in front of the Computer piddling with everything
Posting on Facebook and getting feedback, working on my September Video and it's looking good
Just need whatever Photos or video added that I might get today and it's ready for Publication!
Time to get up and get going, see where my Fortune is hiding... Only added 10 Wins over $40 on that Video
First try, saw Navru's Car wasn't in front of his place so I headed to the Fast Stop
But surprise, the sub was there... he wasn't coming in until the Aftennoon shift, an employee still missing
Got my load of Lottos, scratched off $30 worth, well let's try again at the Price Chopper
Cashed in, put my Money in Machine Two, got anther loas and headed back to only win $15 this time... NUTZ!
So half wat through the Day already whats's on the progran to while out the last Day in the Month?
Well that September Video for one thing, started in on that and added some finishing Photos
Added my Winner Lottos and made a finishing Kitchen Garden 'Bye Bye' Video, set that to render
And that took me until almost 5 p.m. Way past my usual TV starting time... but fun for me...