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~ Tuesday, June 14, 2022 ~
~ Another Lucky Lotto Day! ~
~ High Temps Forever! ~

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~ Tomatoes on the Way? ~

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~ And still more Stair Lilies ~

Up but not at 'em on Tuesday... Weather Forecast too hot for pleasant Dreams on the River
Says Temps will be in the 90s for ten Days... More after that? Who pulled the plug?
Sure scared everyone out of the River Park yesterday... How long now?

At least I can slip out in the Sunshine for Lottos, won big the last Two Days
$286 on Sunday and #117 on Monday, those $20 Bills look good in my pocket
So where today? Price Chopper Service Counter maybe?

Headed out into that already hot Sunny Day, cashed in my last juicy $100 Lotto Win
Headed to Machine One for my Daily Load, and then back to scratch away more winners
This time a $5, $10, $10, $15 and a nice looking $40 Win... Hey! That's $80!

~ More Good Luck for Monday ~

So, another Lucky start, let' try again, back to cash in, pocketed $45 Cash
Then got $35 more tickets from the Service Counter, headed back to win a $27 and another $40

~ More Monday Good Luck ~

OK, try once more... Cashed in my $67 Win, Hit Machine Two for $45 worth of more tries
This time scratched away and only won back a dinky $5 Win... Oh well still a winning Day

Ands still have lots of Winner Loot available for the Lotto expedition for Wednesday

~ Tuesday ~ Lucky Day Again ~



~ Monday, June 13, 2022 ~
~ Too Hot Run to the River ~
~ Yeah ~ Sunny and Hot ~

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~ Trimmed the Pepper Plants ~

Yes it does, Time do fly... A half Month to go to be halfway through the Year of 2022
And how many Days of the Year have been down on the River? How did I get hooked on that the last few years?
Well I think part of that is because I don't garden as much, don't use the garden out back because of my back
How long has it been since I had that event anyway? Well as long as I have had that Heart Ticker installed
If my Doctor had wised up and had that installed way back when, I probably would not have passed out and had that fall

So, what for Today? Won a Fortune Sunday to go buy some more Lottos and still have money left
Don't plan to go to the River but usually do anyway... Whats the Weather gonna be? Wow... HOT!
Says 80 Degrees and mostly Sunny now at 7 a.m. Then still mostly Sunny and heading to 97... and that is HOT!
Not comfy and a good reason not to head down to the River again

OK... Now Crossword Puzzle time to get woke up... here we go again
So then I went for Two Crosswords, then time to head out into that semi-Sunshine
Headed to the Price Chopper for Lottos, Nanners, Juice, Glucerna and Milk, is that enuff?

Back then to unload and scratch away and only win back another $i7 Ticket but still have tha load of Winnings
So I need some High Dollar Gas again, let's try the Minit Mart for that (and more Lottos)

At the Minit Mart... got $30 worth of Gas and cashed in my Winner for a handful of maybes
Headed back this time to win back a $5, $5, $10, $10 and a nicer $20, almost a profit
And that took me until 1 p.m. What for the Afternoon?

Well how about a run down to the River Park... Out into that heat... Wow! And headed down
Into the Park, seeing no one at the Shelter, on down to the Boat Ramp and no one there
The Dog Parks empty, headed back to the Shelter, still no one there, then over to Engish Landing Park
And again, a Biker, one Hiker, just no action anywhere, just too hot and windy

Headed on back, shall we try Lottoing again? Headed down to the Fast Stop got $50 worth
Back again to scratch away and won my $50 back, now what's left for the Day?

Well not much, same as usual... Find sme nibbles and something on the TV
And looks like the next Ten Days will be in the 90s and keep me close to the A/C
River Trips are not much fun sitting in the shade... Oh well, I can watch my Videos

~ Monday ~ Baby! ~ Too HOT Outside! ~



~ Sunday, June 12, 2022 ~
~ Good Luck Lotto Day ~
~ A Little Sun but Hot ~

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It is Sunday again... I see Sun in my Window, what's the Forecast say for today?
Says 79 Degrees abs partly Sunny now, then partly Sunny and heading to 93... Hey Baby! That's HOT!
Well at the moment the only plan for the Day is head down to the Fast Stop for some Lottos

But first Navru dropped in for his new Sunday Session on the Internet, teaching or something
I went ahead finishing up my Internet Morning, he finished and left and then I headed out for Lottos
Down this time to the Fast Stop traded in my Winnings, got y load and headed back up the Hill
Then scratched off a dinky $4, $5, then a better $77 and then a gorgeous $200! I do like that

~ Good Luck for Sunday ~

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~ And more Good Luck for that Sunday ~

So, I needed to see that Cash so I headed back to the Price Chopper, cashed in my $286 Win
Over to Machine One and donated $45 to the Cause, got my Tickets and headed back to only win back $17

And then what? Just idled through the rest of the Morning, then gave up and decided on a quick trip to the Park
Not as much of a Crowd for the Sunday Kiddy Ball Park event as usual, on down to the Boat Ramp
Nothing going on there much either so back to the Shelter to hang out and watch the hikers

A look down river and I saw the Sand Dredge was gone... Where did he go George?
So I took a look up River and saw it back where it was the last time it was up there
Sure wasn't across from the old Boat Ramp very long, so how long will it hide up there this time?

~ Sand Dredge gone from the old Ramp ~

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~ Sand Dredge up River ~ Hard to see There ~

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~ Closer Look from the Entrance Shelter ~

So, got a few Photos looking for the Dredge, some short Hiking looking for action and not finding any
Then some chat here and there, and giving up around 4 p.m. to head back up the Hill

Then another wind down of the Day and the first time in a long time... No Video at the River
Well I probably have well over 100 River Videos, had over 60 last year, don't know how many this Year
And all a bit different and an easy way for me to go visit the River at home on my TV

So, weekend finished, here we go on another week of... What?

~ Sunday ~ Lucky Lotto Day for a Change ~



~ Saturday, June 11, 2022 ~
~ My Latest River Video Uploaded ~
~ Sunny Day out There ~

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And it's another Weekend and not planning to go to the Park and let's see if I can stick to that
I still have the last Video from there to edit this Morning, I didn't get to it on Friday
So now, I'll pour my Coffee and off to edit away the first part of Saturday

And that Video was lengthy in the need for editing, took me until 11 a.m.
Uploaded it to Vimeo, posted it to Face Book and then here it is for History
Well as long as I last, most all my 0nline stuff will evaporate when I do

And then finally... off to the Price Chopper, need some things besides Lottos today
But got my load of Lottos first, then my goodies here and there and headed back
Unloaded and then worked my Lottos for only a $37 Win, better than yesterday's Zero anyway

And then on through the rest of a pretty much nothing afternoon, and didn't miss the River at all
Well now, anywat when ever I want to see a River trip, all I have to do is play a Video on my TV
I have most everything interesting from the Year 2000 on Vimeo with my Videos

OK, let's think up something for Sunday?

~ Saturday ~ More fun editing River Video ~



~ Friday, June 10, 2022 ~
~ Just a Cruise in the Park ~
~ Kinda too warm ~

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~ Yep ~ The Dredge is still There ~

Friday already and a busy River Week it has been... Are we going again today?
No plans to do that right away, I have two days full of Video to edit now, sure don't need more

So what's the Weather Report before I get started on that? Bright Sun in my Window at 8 a.m.
Forecast says partly Sunny and 66 Degrees out there now, then mostly Cloudy and heading to 80
Well no plans to go anywhere except out for Lottos when I get some Video editing done

My Internet runaround finished, started editing that Video and it took a while, a long while
All finished finally except for adding the Music and then Navru showed up and I headed out for Lottos
At the Minit Mart, cashed in my $32 worth of Winners, got my Handful and headed back to win NOTHING!
Then back to my Video and added a couple Songs, hope they fit the subject, then rendered to upload
Well now, had another short Video waiting for my upload to be renewed, uploaded it first
Then uploaded the Sand Dredge Video from Wednesday and here it is

Went in to watch them on my TV, then back to the Computer to start editing the last Video waiting
Just got a start on that, decided to head down to the River again, nice Weather out there
And again the same drive around to see where the action was, if any, and I didn't find much
Some chat with benchers here and there, a long walk over to Engliah Landing and back
And nothing interesting going on to take Video of for a change

Enough of that and headed back to wind down a not all that busy Day

~ Friday ~ Not so Busy ~



~ Thursday, June 9, 2022 ~
~ River Trip Video Again ~
~ Warm but Cloudy ~

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~ More Lilies getting Ready ~

Thursday and I am awake and at 'em already... My upload limit renewed and I got my last Two Videos uploaded
Got two loads of Laundry in the Washer and Dryer and back up to update and upload my Blog
Now get this Blog started and then work a Crossword or Two, then edit the Video I got yesterday

And Sun out there in my Window, what kind of weather for the Day? Says 69 and Sunny now
And then heading up to 51 and partly Sunny for the Day.. Now... off to my Crossword

10 a.m. Did my Crosswords, some Laundry into the Washer amd off to win my Fortune all over again
Cashed in my $20 Winners at the Price Chopper and headed to Machine One, my favorite
Got one of each of all the $5 Tickets and headed back so scratch away, and not too bad
Won a $15 and a $17 Ticket, only lost $13, I can maybe handle that... On to the Day

Some more doodling around and on into another boring afternoon and so as usual, a drive to the Psrk
There my usual runaround from the Shelter to the Boat Ramp to see what was going on and there was nothing
Had a seat at the Shelter, then looking over to English Landing Park and thinking a walk over there
But this time instead of heading over there on the River Trail, driving over to the entrance
Just a bit shorter walk that way and a different view of things on the way

So, over to the Parking Lot there, then a Hike to the Circle Flower Pot and Video along the way
Had a seat here and there along the way and chats with more that usual here and there
Then hiked over the Bridge to Smith's Point, more chat and watched big Barge drift past
Time drifting on and time to head back to the Parking Lot, get my Car and head for Home

Then time to again wind down the Day and also having a lot of new Video to edit
The return od the Sand Barge on Wednesday and then this Park Hike Today, that will take some time
And something to take up all of Friday Morning and then some

~ Thursday ~ Busy on the River Again ~



~ Wednesday, June 8, 2022 ~
~ River Trip ~ The Sand Dredge is Back ~
~ Sun and Clouds and Warm ~

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Midweek already... This Week is flying already, can we stay home today?
Well no plans at all yet except as usual, where do I go to get Rich, not having much success this week
And way too many River Videos too, ran out of upload space again, now have two Videos waiting to upload
Nothing much special on one, but a follow up trip to the 'Flower Circle' on the other

OK... What's the Weather? Sure did have purty Clouds down at the River yesterday
Didn't get much Video, have to save what little I got to add to the next trip whenever
Here is that short Video, pretty clouds, not much else

Anyway now says 65 Degrees and Sunny at 9 a.m. But out the Window looks a bit Cloudy
Then says partly Sunny and heading to 81... Oh well, good enuff I guess

~ The Stair Lilies getting Ready ~

And Mornimg started and off to the Price Chopper, cashed in my last $37 Win and headed to Machine Two
Got my samples and headed back to only win back $10... Phoooey again!

Then what? Edited what little Video I got on Tuesday, pretty Clouds but not much else happening
OK, got caught up on most everything that needed attention at Home, headed to the River again
Not eager to get another Video but just wanted to take a runaround to see

So, down there again, passed the Shelter, on down to the Boat Ramp, got out to take a look
And at the Ramp, looking down the River ... Hey! The Sand Dredge is back already
So back to the Car and headed back to the Shelter to park and take a Hike

You can't tell just where the Barge is sitting from that point, started hiking and getting Video along the Way
At Rush Creek, looked like it was parked right there but it actually was more down River
Had some chat with two Fisher Guys there, then headed across the Creek and on down the Trail

And then got at the location across from the Dredge, the Sand Barge was parked there too
Just at the right time, the Tug scooted over to drop the empty Barge and hitch up to the full one
Then backed out snd turned around and headed back down the River

I was about hiked out then, had a seat on a Bench with an old guy and had a lengthy chat about River events
Then time to head back, rested at every chance to find a place to sit on the way back
Fnally back at the Shelter, a rest there and over to my Car and headed Home Sweet Home

And that was it, uploaded my Video for tomorrow and headed to the TV to wind down that busy Day

~ Wednesday ~ Another Video to edit Tomorrow ~



~ Tuesday, June 7, 2022 ~
~ Yes, another River Trip ~
~ Lots of Purty Clouds ~

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Well I see I did not write anything about Tuesday on my Blog... Where was I?
Now I have to try to remember what I did, I think I went to the Park again

OK, now after checking my uploads, yes I went to the Park and got some Video
And that kind of tells what I did on Tuesday besides heading out for Lottos
So.. then OK here's the Video for that Day

Well, scuse me but I was busy playing with that Video and stuff and forgot to finish my Blog
I heard that old people begin forgetting things... OH well... what else?

~ Tuesday ~ Yes... More Fun ~



~ Monday, June 6, 2022 ~
~ Another Visit to the 'Circle' ~
~ Sun and Warm ~

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And it is Monday again, where did that Weekend go? Well didn't travel far but got there anyway
What kind of Weather do we have to start this Week? I see Sun in my Window at 9 a.m.
Saya 69 and mostly Sunny, then partly Sunny and heading to 83, that sounds OK
Any plans for the Day? Just edit that Sunday Video and see if any is ready to upload

And so, edit away, and now have some Video to save and add to another trip whenever
Not enough to make that visit a solo Video of it's own, just didn't do much that trip

Noon got here fast... One visit to buy Lottos, just won back $20 and quit
And again, nice Day, nothing doing at home, headed down to the Park all over again

So what's on the Agenda for this trip? Well... Finish up that Video of the new 'Flower Circle'
Got Video on the 1st and 3rd Day of the Crew working on it, wanted to see it finished so back on the 6th
This time headed to English Landing Park entrance, then that a short Hike to the old Boat Ramp
Then finishing up the Video of the Circle with no workers, and all done for now

Then it was just back home to finish out the Day like always... Good Night Irene...

~ Monday ~ Enough action for the Day ~



~ Sunday, June 5, 2022 ~
~ Yes ~ Down on the River Again ~
~ Sunny? Nope mostly Cloudy ~

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~ Roses out Front on Sunday ~

Sunday, Sunday... Just go away... Been up almost Two Hours and still sleepy... Old Age maybe?
Well it's catching up to me in more ways than one, or two or three?
Did my Email, Bank Account, Facebook, Two Crosswords and what else and what's next?

Well, what's the Weather Report, what for today, more uncomfortable stuff to annoy me?
Ho Ho! I see Sun out there on the Window Cam and it is 65 Degrees and the report says partly Sunny
And then heading to 80 Degrees and more partly Sunny... and then what shall we do?

Hola Gringo! Here comes Navru at 8 a.m. on his Day off, what's the Deal?
Saya he is adding to his online business and going to spend some time here on Weekends
Am I going to like that? Well let's see how this Day goes and see if I can live with that...

Then off to the Price Chopper for my Lotto search and traded in my last win
Over to Machine one gain, got my samples and headed back to win exactly NOTHING!

And then what? Bored with the Day already and not ready to throw more money away
So I headed on down to the River Park, not expecting to do any Video again
And not as many visitors down there as usual for a Sunday, just did my usual runaround
And did find several chatters I could brag to about my Videos I took down there
Later hiked over the Smith's Point again and got some more Purple Martins Video, more Birds then
Then one more sweep down to the Boat Ramp, caught a couple Boats coming in
I'll play with those Video takes on Monday Morning, see if enough there to post

Then back to just wind down the Day and rest up for another Week ahead (maybe?)

~ Sunday ~ Yep, more fun at the River ~



~ Saturday, June 4, 2022 ~
~ Another River Video ~
~ Sunny and Warm ~

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And now it is Saturday and anther River Video to edit, well Next to the River anyway
But first my Weather update, what we got for the Day? Says 61 Degrees and Sunny now at 7 a.m.
But looks kind of hazy out there now, and then sayng mostly Cloudy and heading to 80
Well no plans to go anywhere at the moment so we'll just wait and see and edit that Video
Well that is, after I pour my Coffee and work my Crossword to wake up

Finished and uploded my Video, then posted it on Facebook and as a comment on another Post
An Alderman in Parkville had posted a Photo of the Circle so I had to show him my Video
And then I headed to my Banks ATM, then down the Hill to the Fast Stop
Traded in my last $15 in, got my handful and back then to win NOTHING!

Amd then nothing much was the entertainment for the Rest of the Day
Cloudy Weather no temptation for heading to the Park, not much desire for that either
Just gace up again and did the TV wind down... What did we do when there was no TV!
Well that was too long ago to remember anyway, so, let's try again Tomorrow

~ Saturday ~ Yeah... Ho Hum most all Day ~



~ Friday, June 3, 2022 ~
~ Pay Day ~ What Else? ~
~ Sunny and Warm ~ Like it's sposed to Be! ~

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Well lets get this Day started and then try to remember what I did Thursday
I started today to finish out and upload Thursday's Blog and there wasn't any!
So did I accidently delete it or never start a Thursday Blog after I edited and uploaded my last Video?

Anyway what's the Weather for today? I'm getting tired of Clouds and Rain, let's check
OK, says 58 Degrees and Sunny out there at 7 a.m. A peek out on the Window Cam and yes the Sun is up
Then says more partly Sunny and heading up to 82... Well yeah that's close to HOT!

OK... Added a Thursday page with what I could remember of the Day and now back to Friday at 8 a.m.
Going for more Internet runaround and work a Crossword and then what? Ask me about 9 a.m.

OK it's 8:45 a.m. and I just edited anther Video... 'Let's all sing like the Birdies Sing'
That's all the Video I got down on the River yesterday, just sat and watched the Birds a bit

And... That time... Off to the Price Chopper for my daily expenditure for Wish Tickets
Cashed in my last $20 Win, Hit Machine One for my choices and headed back on that Sunny Morning
And then, pop a Clucerna, take my Pills and scratch off a $5 and $17 Win, not so happy with that

Cashed in, Back to Machine One to get the ones that didn't pay off last try
And did a bit better, a $5, $10, $10, and a nice $20, much closer to making me smile
Well then, $45 worth of Winners... Let's go try again...

Back again, this time the Service Counter, traded for another batch and headed back once more
This time... Phoooey! Only won back a $5 and a $10 and time to quit scratching for the Day

And then what? Sunny and hot and I headed for the River and again not many down there
Scooted on down to the Boat Ramp and back to the Shelter, sat there a while, had sone chat now and then
Then decided to head over to English Landing Park to check the new construction project
And what do you call that thing anyway, A circular Wall with rocks and plants?
Well so far I just call it a circle at the old ramp... And I headed over there

Drove over from the Platte Park entrance Shelter to the Parking Lot next to Rush Creek
And the walking distance to the Circle from each start is about the same
But wanted another walk in the Park instead of on the River to show where the Circle is

~ From the Shelter to the new Circle ~

So buzzed over there, parked next to the Creek, and hiked over to the River and the Circle to get Video
Did that resting wherever I could on the way there and back getting, Video along the way
Now I can make the tour sitting on my Chair watching it on my TV at home.. HAH!

Finished my Hike, headed back to finish out the Day as always...
Now have another River Park Video to edit on Saturday Morning ...

~ Friday ~ Cruising down to the River ~ (Again) ~



~ Thursday, June 2, 2022 ~
~ A 'No Video' River Trip ~
~ Mostly Warm ~ More Clouds ~

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Well now it's Friday and I lost Thursday's Blog so this one is a try to catch up repeat
And now with me starting to lose my Memory, hard to remember what I did yesterday... Well I did go to the River
First I edited Wednesday's Video and uploaded that... Here it is

Then Navru showed up and I headed out to the Minit Mart for the Days Scratchers
And then back to only win back $20... Still have that to go cash in today (Friday)
On throgh the rest of the Morning, then got bored again and headed down to the River just to check
Not planning any more Video but I never know what will be going on and nothing much was happening anyway

So just my usual drives around to start, then another Hike to Rush Creek and back
Some chat here and there, did get a little video of the Martin Apartments to add sometime
Then late Afternoon, headed back to wind down the Day as usual and another Ho Hum...

Now back to Fridays Blog > > >

~ Thursday ~ And of course ~ Another River Trip? ~



~ Wednesday, June 1, 2022 ~
~ June is Bustin Out all Over! ~
~ Oh No! More Rain! ~

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Hello Month of June... What's the Weather? Looks a bit Cloudy out there at 8 a.m.
Forecast just says Sunny and 61 Degrees out there now and then later 67 Degrees and Rain
Well Thank You but I don't want any more Rain right away

Now my Morning Internet and Crosswords are done and off to edit another River Video
Do we need another one? I have about 100 down there now... (but all just a bit different)
Took a while but all done at 11 a.m. and time to head out to get rich

Tried again at the Price Chopper for my daily inheritace and failed to gain anything
On through a tedious not much Morning and then into the Afternoon and what to do?
I started the Day after that Video and thought no River trip for the Day
But then, seeing on the Internet something about flooding in Parkville... Huh? Lets go look

So I headed on down, lots of Clouds, a Sun peek now and then, headed for the Boat Ramp
Then it was a runaround from here to there to check the River level here and there
And the water level was higher but sure no flooding going on, but I had a good hike

And I was thinking no Video for the trip but I can't stop doing that, always find something of interest
Well, of interest to me anyway, and I did get a lot of Video again for this trip

Hiked up to the old Boat Ramp to check the River there, yeah Higher, easier to tell there
And what's that? A Crew loading big rocks up into that big new 'Garden Circle' there
So I hiked across the Bridge to get Video all around that project

Over there, had a seat on the Bench with an old guy for a lenthy chat about the Park history
Enough of that, headed on back down the Trail, and back home to wind down the Day as (Ho Hum) usual<>

~ Wednesday ~ What? Another River Trip? ~



~ Tuesday, May 31, 2022 ~
~ Goodbye to the Merry Month of May ~ And a River Trip ~
~ Cloudy and Rainy to start ~ A better Afternoon ~

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Yes it does... Time does fly for me now more than ever... Even when I am bored at Home
Tomorrow I will be entering my Sixth Month of my 90th Year, Yes Ma'am... Time do fly

So, what's the Weather for this fine Day in May? I woke up to Thunder Booms during the Night
And I heard more Thunder and it was Raining when I got out of Bed abour 6 a.m.
Now quiet and Cloudy out there now and the Weather Forecast says it's 66 Degrees
Then says Rain Showers and heading up to a High of 79, well, no plans except I need some Glucerna

And wondering if Navru will show up today, he's been missing for the last 4 Days
He didn't show up Friday, his last working Day of the Week, didn't hear from him why not
Then of course, the Two usual weekend Days off, but again he didn't show up on Monday either
I thought maybe because it was a Holiday... Anyway now it is Tuesday and I will wait to see

DARN! T-Boomers again at 8 a.m. I am just not in the mood for Rain and Clouds... I want more SUN!
Don't know if I am just not paying attention but seems lately there are more unpleasant Weather Days than fun Ones
And the Last Two Days at the River, some Sun and warm but way too windy...And booming out there now... DRAT!

Then off in a very dark Sky and light Rain to the Price Chopper for the Glucerna I forgot yesterday
And of course to cash in that dinky $10 Lottery Win, did that and got my Day's supply
In the store... What's that noise?, the Rain started so hard outside that it was beating on the Roof inside
Never heard that before in the last Ten Years, really beating down...
Then got my Glucerna and checked out, the rain slowed down by then, headed on back
And then scratched away, sipped my Glucerna and won back exactly NOTHING!

10 a.m. I see Navru park across the Street, trotted across, I was there to open the Door
He came in, how ya doin? and started on his online Computer job... and I headed back to the Price Chopper
And there I hit the Machine for a second try, headed back to win only $20... Oh well

So then what, the Weather warming a bit, a little Sun peeking now and then, still lots of clouds
Then I read online something about flooding im Parkville... Did we get that much Rain?
Not planning any Video but thought I would take a ride down there to see what I could see<

Stopped and parked at the Shelter, Said Hi to a guy sitting there, then a walk over to the River Bank

~ On the River Monday ~

Well, the water level did seem a little higher but sure not close to flood stage
Still Windy, not as much as Monday though, hiked over to the old Ramp for a look, Water a tad higher there too

Then decided to head down to the Boat Ramp to see what was going on, headed down the Ramp to check
And lots of debris on the River floating by and the Water was much higher than just a few Days ago
Back up the Ramp to see a Missouri Dept. of Conservation Boat getting ready to launch

~ And Away We Go! ~

Got some Video of that, then some chat with a couple down on the Ramp and then back up
And more chat with an old Guy parked there I had met before, enough of that an headed Home for the Day

So...back home to wind down the Day... and have some Video to edit tomorrow...

~ Tuesday ~ Busier than Expected ~



~ Monday, May 30, 2022 ~
~ Memorial Day ~
~ Sunny, Windy and Hot ~

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~ Plants in the Corner out Front ~

Happy Memorial Day... at Home editing my last Video on the River and that took a while
Finished about 11 a.m. and then headed out for Gasoline and Lottos at the Mnnit Mart
Back to win only $10 and then upload my Video to Vimeo and here is the latest

Then Ho Hum... What to do, just idled away a couple hours into the Afternoon
Wasn't really in the mood for another River Park tour but thought I would just take a run down and back
On down the Road, not nearly as many people there Downtown, the Carnival gone
The crowded Street on to the Park all mostly empty, yeah, the party's over

On past the Shelter, not many there, on down to the Boat Ramp, no one there either
A couple Boat Trailers parked, very few in the Dog Parks, headed back to the Shelter
Two couples in the Shelter, I parked and trotted in, Hello... and then over to the River Bank
Took a long look up and down the River, just not much going on, then a question from the Couple at the Table
Asking about River Park activity so I answered and then a lot of conversation about this and that in Parkville

They left after a while, talked to a few more there, I guess I am now an expert about the Park doings
Well I do have the last 22 years of Park happenings on my Web Site, lots of memories
Anyway, lots of talk on another windy Day, time slipped away and I slipped into my Car and headed Home

Late afternoon then, time to wind down the Day and surprise! No Video at the Park, is that a record or what?

~ Monday ~ Quiet Holiday ~



~ Sunday, May 29, 2022 ~
~ Another River Trip ~
~ Cloudy Morning ~

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~ Cat napping in the front Garden ~

Sunday Morning and I am tired of this Weekend already, a Holiday on Monday but not all that enthused
A Carnival downtown but not Interested, had more than enough River Trips, just a Ho Hum start to this Day
Well the Weather out there doesn't help, Cloudy now and 73 Degrees, then says Rain Showers
But heading to a high of 86... At the moment,no plans to go anywhere except head out for my Lottos
And whenever I get in the mood, harvest that Rhubarb and cook up some Sauce

And now... Internet runaround finished for the moment and I worked two Crosswords quick! Ser gut!
Well it wakes up my head for the new Day,get ridofdsomeofthat Ho Hum stuff
But now what? The question for the Morning, where to go for Lottos? I like Machine One at the Price Chopper best
Where did I go last? I think Machine Two there, but only won One Ticket, maybe try there again?

Off we go to the Price Chopper at 10 a.m. and cashed in my dinky last $5 Win, hit machine One for $45 more
Then picked up my Candy and Juice and headed back to win a $5, $10, $10, and another $10, Oh well

Headed back to try again, cashed in at the Service Counter and got $35 worth of new tries
This time back to win another $10 and a $10, Oh well again

Back at el Ranchito, took a few bags of trash out to the Dumpster and then headed for the Rhubarb patch
Snipped off the entire plant then snipped off the leaves, into the Kitchen to chop

~ Rhubarb to be Chopped and Simmered ~

Into the Pot, some Water and Sugar and then set to simmer a bit, after half Hour or so... Rhubarb Sauce... Delish!
Out of the Pot and into the Bowl and into the Fridge to sample later

~ Rhubarb Sauce ready to Go ~

And so that took me until about 1 p.m. What for the rest of the pre-Holiday?
I had that runaround down on the River Saturday, not much in the mood of going back again
But I headed on down anyway, Downtown was crowded for the Carnival and all the Parking spaces there
And Cars parked all the way down Main Street to the Park entrance at the Creek

Into Platte Landing Park and of course the Entrance Shelter lot was packed full
Then on down to the Boat Ramp and nothing going on there at all on the Trail or in the Dog Park
So back to the Shelter to take a seat and see what might interest me for the Day
Then saw a couple Boats sail by, then decided to hike dowm to Rush Creek slowly
Taking a seat on every place I could along the Way, Benches and those 'Boat Stumps'

Got some Video of this and that, nothing special, just can't resist taking pictures of this and that
Got a little more Video at the Creek and then headed back, another rest in the Shelter
And then one more run down to the Boat Ramp and then that was it and headed Home

Have that Video to edit and see what I got, didn't get much, maybe add it to my Saturday Video?

Anyway, that was it for that Sunday, Now on to the Holiday on Monday
I wonder if Navru is taking the Day off for his online Business that Day?

~ Sunday ~ Yes! A Windy Day on the River ~



~ Saturday, May 28, 2022 ~
~ Another River Video ~
~ Some Sun and a lot of Warm ~

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~ More Blooms on the Roses ~

Saturday and a Holiday Weekend, need to put my Flags out front (after I edit my Video)
I think they said more Sunny Weather today? Yes 66 Degrees and Sunny now, and then partly Sunny and heading to 86.. Wow!

Had that short River Hike Friday and got a little Video, now a Carvival in the Park Today
But I don't have any urge to get more Video of that... or the River Park but you never know what I'll do
For my start now I'll just pour my Coffee and edit that latest Video to wake up for the Day

So edited away and it took a bit longer than usual, about 11 a.m. when I posted it
And then headed out for my Lottos at the Price Chopper

Slipping on into the Afternoon correcting mistakes on my Video and then what to do?
Well, go back to the Park again and see what's happening on the Holiday Weekend
Cruised past the Carnival set up in the Farners Market, had a seat in the Entrance Shelter
Had some chat with some Visitiors there, watched the Holiday hikers walking by

~ Hikers down on the River ~

One Boat speeding by, didn't get a photo, did get some Video of a couple Kayaks sliding by
Nothing much else happening there there so then headed down to the Boat Ramp

~ Tiny Kayaks slipping by the Shelter ~

And not much going on there either, very few in the Dog Park, had a seat on my Bench
Times slipped by, nothing going on, just gave up and headed back to finish out the Day

Coming down the Hill to home... and what's that? Saw a big bush all greened up at the side of my Building
I haven't been paying much attention to my Plants there and here's a Rhubarb bush already ready to Harvest

~ Rhubarb Harvest on the Way ~

So, that will give me something to do Sunday Morning, harvest the Stems. snip the Leaves
Then chop up the Stems and cook up some fresh Fruit dessert to enjoy for a few Days

Enough for the Day, just hit the TV and rest up all over again

~ Saturday ~ Nothing Exciting ~



~ Friday, May 27, 2022 ~
~ Lotto ~ River ~ And Sun ~
~ Sunny Days are Here Again! ~

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~ Here is my Sunshine ~

Friday and what's the Weather? I think that Joe had some good news... Let's take a peek
Well at this Minute, kinda cool at 49, but Sunny... Then WHOOOPEE! Sunny and a high of 81!
Looks like a June Day ahead in May... and I like it, let's get some Sun!

On my Internet Runaround I saw a message from the Missouri Lottery, they like me
So I posted a message back, to brag about it with anyone else that didn't see it

~ My Lotto Post on Facebook ~

And back again to see what's new, another 'Cash Pop' post by the Missouri Lottery so I gave it a shot
And look what they are calling me now... 'Top Fan'... Well just keep giving me Winners!

~ Another Free Try at a Contest ~

And then Shower, Shave. Shampoo and off to win a Fortune at the Minit Mart
Cashed in $47 worth of Wins, got $52 worth on new tries and back to win back a $5, $5 and a sweet $50
Not enough of a Win to write Home about but enough to try again with a little extra

~ $50 Win Number Five for May ~

Well I won back my Lottery cost for the Day and got back $8 in profit, what's next?
Looks like the Price Chopper was next, tooled up there in the warming Day, cashed in my $60 Win
Then hit Machine One with $40, back home to scratch off a $15 and $40 Win, not too bad

~ $40 Win Number Three for May ~

OK, 1 p.m. and enough Lottoing for the Day, even ahead a little for a change
So what to do, warmed up to 72 Degrees and Sunny, how about checking out the River Park?
Sailed on down to the Park, passing through downtown I saw then setting up the Carnival
On past the Entrance Shelter, on down to the Boat Ramp, nothing going on there, hack to the Shelter
Not many in the Park there, hiked on down to Rush Creek getting a little Video of the Martin Nests
Then at the Creek, not much action there so on back to the Shelter and back down to the boat Ramp

So, a seat on my Bench there, then here comes a Boat in and then another one out
Had some chat and got some Video and then... enough, on back home

~ Friday ~ Nice Sunny and Winning Day ~



~ Thursday, May 26, 2022 ~
~ Hey! Some Sun! ~ And a nice Lotto! ~
~ More Clouds and Rain ~

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~ Milkweed in March ~ Now in May ~

No Sun in my Window at 8 a.m. Is it gonna be another boring cloudy Rainy Day?
OH NO! The Forecast says Cloudy and 57 Degrees now, then Rain Showers and only heading to 66 again... NUTZ!
I forgot what the Sun looks like... Where are the Merry Days in this May?

Well, I'll just sip my Coffee and go work another Crossword to wake me up
Well now, the first one took a bit of time but I zipped through the second... Now what?

OK... Then 10 a.m. and Navru is here and I head for the Fast Stop... Cashed in a $17 Win
Got my uusual handful and scratched away, first a $5 win and then all blanks until... Yeah! A $77 Win!

~ Hey! 4th $77 Win for May! ~

Well of course I couldn't be satisfied with just making a profit, back to the Price Chopper for more
This time tried Machine Two, back then to scratch a $2, $5, $10, $10 and a $20... Not quite a profit

Oh well, a little Sun peek around 11 a.m. but then clouded up again, more Rain, but warmed up to about 66
Then the Rain tapered off about 2 p.m. but the temp dropped to 61 Degrees, sure no River Trip today

So... what else for the Day?... Just existed on the TV, Ho Hum again but later saw good Weather ahead
Looks like over a week of good sunny warm weather on the way, to finish out the Merry Merry Month of May

~ Thursday ~ Last rain for a few Days now? ~



~ Wednesday, May 25, 2022 ~
~ Another Inside Wet Day ~
~ Says RAIN! ~ Gimmee some Dun! ~

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~ The Merry Merry Month of May ~

Wednesday already... Halfway through the Working Week again... My don't time fly
Seems I was griping about turning 90 a couple weeks ago but it's already been about 5 Months
They say time flies when you're having fun, but my time flies having fun or not

It even flew on that dark, dreary, wet inside day we had yesterday with not much to do
And OH NO! My Forecast this Morning says Cloudy and 63 now, then more Rain Showers and only heading to 69
I thought that guy was singing 'The Merry Merry Month of May'... Well then... Shine a little

OK, we're awake now... Off to the Internet to work a couple Crosswords and run around a little
And done with that, now at that 'What Now?' point... Finish my Coffee and where to go to get rich?

Off again on a drippy day to the Price Chopper and cashed in my last dinky win
Over to Machine One to get my daily batch, then a cart load of Grocery goodies
Checked out, headed back, unloaded and scratched off $52 in Winners, HAH! Lets go back for more!

Back again to try again... This time the Service Counter, cashed in my Winners, got $47 more
Scratched away, DARN! Only won back $17, not the way to make me happy

After that last journey to poverty just endured the rest of a boring inside afternoon again
What did I do on those snowed in Winter Days that just passed? Oh, just forgot
Well someone did say 'There will be a better Day tomorrow'... so we shall see

~ Wednesday ~ Ho-Hum Again ~



~ Tuesday, May 24, 2022 ~
~ Gloomy Wet Day ~
~ Cool and Rain ~

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Tuesday and what a miserable Forecast, says 57 Dgrees out there now at 7 a.m.
Then says Rain Showers and a High of 58... That's a High? Not to me it isn't
Well I suppose a little watering might be good for the front Garden

And no plans at all, I like a little better Weather to head down to the River
Besides I am getting too many Videos down there, but... I do see something different now and then
Oh yeah, just thought of something, another Vine dropped from the Ceiling, need to tape that up

On into the Morning, computer stuff done, a load of laundry in the Washer, Crosswords done
Then knock knock... at 10 a.m. A guy from the rental Company here to fix my Garbage Disposer, I hope
Been unusable about a week now... Then the drain started backing up so I sent in another request
So he took a look, then took off to go find a new one, hope Navru gets here so I can go get my Lottos

OK, Navru here at 10:20 a.m. and I take off for the Minit Mart, haven't been there since Saturday
Cashed in my last $50 in Wins, got $50 more tries ahd headed back, popped a Glucerna and scratched away
And this time, got a $5, $5, $10, and $15... Hmmmm that's $35 ain't it?

And then the Company guy had my new Garbage Disposer installed, see ya later
OK then, let's go try the Fast Stop... Headed down there in that drippy Rain
Cashed in my $35 Win, added a $20 and got all the $5s and one lucky $10
Then back to scratch and won back a $5, $5, $17 and a nicer $20, Hey that's $47, but still no profit

Well now, still have $147 of winner Money in my pocket and still bored on this rainy Day
Then back to try Two more Times at the Price Chopper, won some... lost more
Still have enough winnings to play tomorrow without hitting the ATM

So, a gloomy Day, raining off and on all Day, not winning big... 2 p.m. Tine for TV?
No, I have one more drooping Vine to tape up then give up for the Day

So let's take care of that Vine... First I removed all the dead Morning Glory Vines for the Pots
And from the Stick and the Vines they had been climbing to the ceiling, end of an Era?
And then climbed the Ladder and taped up the drooping Vine, now looks better

~ Kitchen Gardens May 24th ~

And then a late Lunch and TV Time, catch up on the News and float on into the Evening for Movies

~ Tuesday ~ Too much Rain ~



~ Monday, May 23, 2022 ~
~ Lotto Wins Again ~
~ Sunny and almost Warm enough ~

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~ Roses Blooming in May ~

Hey it's Monday, starting the Week over again... What's to do? Get rich of course
But why? I have enough freebie Money coming in to stay comfortable and more than enough
But it's fun to take a chance of winning a Million ain't it?

So what's the Weather? in the 50s to start again but partly Sunny and heading to 67
That not quite enough for me to be comfy down on the River but not planning to go today

Then time to edit that River Video I took on Sunday, see what it looks like
Well I got more Video than I remember, maybe worth while Editing and Posting, started on that

And it took longer than expected, finished, uploaded and on to the Day

So then off to the Price Chopper and cashed in my $77 Win, headed to Machine One for some more
Got my samples for the Day and headed back to scratch off a $5 and a gorgeus $100 Win

~ Even Better than Yesterday! ~

So, greedy ya know, headed back to cash in and then hit Machine One again for the Tickets I didn't win
This time scratched a $5, $5, $15 and a little better $25... Hey, that's more than I spent

Anything else for the Day? Nothing else to take pictures of or brag about
Just exist until Bedtime to start those dreams

~ Monday ~ Nice Win ~ Not much Else ~



~ Sunday, May 22, 2022 ~
~ River Trip ~ River Video ~
~ Sunny but and Warm Enough ~

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~ Lots of Leaves and Blooms ~ No Peppers ~

And it's Sunday again, time do fly, having fun or not... But I have more fun than expected
I find something interesting in the River Park and win a big Lotto now and then
And now before my daily Internet runaround I am gonna work another Crossword

OK... did Two and now what? Check the Weather for the Day... Oh! A peek of Sun on the Window Cam
But cool out there at 49 Degrees... Phooey... Then Sunny and heading to 69... Oh well

Well a look at the Aerogarden when I flipped on the lights, planted some that are getting too big
The Company sells seeds that will fit in the Gardens, I just used some I had here
And so far I have tall Plants, lots of Blooms but no Peppers yet... if ever

About Noon time I headed to the Fast Stop for some Lottos, got my handful
Back then to scratch off only Two $15 Wins, not good enough
Well I needed a couple things at the Price Chopper so headed back up the Road
Cashed in, headed to Machine Two for more, got my load then Pizza and Glucerna and headed back
This time scratched off Six losses and then Whooopee! Another $77 Win, then one more loss
But a dab of profit on that last handful, ya can't win 'em all, I've heard

~ One More! ~ Gimmee some More! ~

And then what, finished up a few minor chores and the Sun was shining and warmed up some
So, wasn't planning a River trip but thought just a quick runaround down there and back
And there, more in the Park but not the usual Sunday Crowd, parked at the Shelter and hiked to the Creek
And a little action on the River. a couple small Boats, not much going on at Rush Creek
Wasn't planning any Video but got a little at the Shelter at a Graduation Party
Then back down to the Boat Ramp to catch the Kayak People at work, then a Boat landing
Then back to my bench to rest and chat with a lady Hiker who invited me to sit

~ On my Bench at 'Smith's Point' ~

That was about it, headed back to wind down the day all over again

~ Sunday ~ Fun Day ~



~ Saturday, May 21, 2022 ~
~ A Lotto Loss ~ Then a Win ~
~ Rain and Cool ~ Nutz! ~

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Not a pleasing start to Saturday... That Forecast, a Weekend to enjoy? NO!
Says 52 Degrees and Cloudy out there at 7 a.m. Then Rain Shuwers and only heading to 62
Well that is not River Trip Weather so it looks like a boring Saturday ahead... What's to do?

OK, first put the Sheets and Blanket in the Washer and put on the Coffee
Then pour the Juice and work a couple Crossword Puzzles, such a thrilling start!
Update and post Friday's Blog, the stuff out of the Dryer, make the Bed and now what?

On through a tedious Morning, Shower, Shampoo, Shave, clean Clothes and off to the Mimit Mart
Nothing to cash in, got all the $5s and One $10 and headed back to Home sweet Home
Then scratched off Two dinky $5 Tickets, Lady Luck is still on Vacation

Well, it's only Money and still have a little in the Bank, Hit the ATM again
This time Machine One again at the Price Chopper for my new tries and headed Home
This time a bit better, mostly nothings but did get a $5 $25 and a beautiful $77

~ Third $77 for May ~

That was about enough of that, still cloudy and a bit too cool, a peek of weak Sun at 3 p.m.
Time to try something for a late Lunch and then what for the rest of the not much going on Day?

Well, more nothing much... Hasta manana...

~ Saturday ~ What for Sunday? ~



~ Friday, May 20, 2022 ~
~ Stay at Home Day ~
~ Cool and Cloudy ~

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OK it's Friday... What for the Day? Nothing so far, maybe just take the Day off
Oh now, that's just what I have done every Day for the last 35 Years, I can't even spell wirk now
Well I didn't do that at IBM either, my job as 'Customer Engineer' was just fun for me

What's the Weather for this nothing to do Day? Says it's 70 Degrees and Cloudy out there
Then heading to 75 and still Cloudy... Well not planning to head to the River, so cloud away

And then... Saw Herr Borg on Facebook so we engaged in a few insults then I told him about my River Videos
Where I chased the River Barge from the Boat Ramp down to the Shelter and he said I should buy a Drone
So I posted a Google Photo trying to show him that would be very diffcult, probably take Two people with drones
So that gave ne the idea of a Photo to post on my BLog showing the difficuty and the luck I had doing it

~ Chased the Barge from There to There ~

~ Passing the Boat Ramp ~ Passing the Shelter ~

Well now, Lady Luck must be on Vacation... Headed to the Price Chopper for Lottos
Got a handful and back home to scratch away and Win exactly NOTHING! HAH! HUMBUG!
She must have left Yesterday, I only won a $5 my first Trip and then NOTHING on my Second try

And that is also what I did for the rest of the Day... NOTHING... Well something, just idle away the day
Some Computer messing around, some laundry, some cooking, and some TV, what an exciting Day!

~ Friday ~ Hoping for a better Saturday ~



~ Thursday, May 19, 2022 ~
~ Another River Video ~ Two Trips in One ~
~ Another Nice Weather Day ~

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~ Boat passing the Shelter ~

Thursday it is and 8 a.m. already, Clothes in the Wash, updating and uploaded my Blog
A Crossword worked, a few Photos taken from my River Video, been kinda bizzy already Today
Now what's the Weather report before I start editing my Video again? Hey! Looks good but kinda Hot
Says 67 Degrees and Sunny now, then partly Sunny and heading to 86 and so far no River Trip planned

And then that Video edit... I had a start on it Wednesday afternoon but it needed a lot more
Worked on it all Morning, I think it was close to Noon or so when I finally uploeaded it
Now here it is and I hope you like it as much as I do..(HAH!)

And then it was Lotto Time... Off to the Price Chopper, got my samples and headed back to win all of $5!
OH NO! Forgot to get a couple Items I was out of so headed back to get them
Cashed in that big $5 Ticket ad got too many more and them headed back to win NOTHING!

Well I was planning from the start NOT to go to the River again but gave up around 2 p.m.
Headed on down on that nice Sunny afternoon to see hardly anyone down there anywhere
Drove down to the Ramp and back to the Selter, about all I did was to sit there amd watch
Saw one boat passing the Shelter and heading to the Ramp, go back there for Video? No way Jose

Just headed back Home to close down the Day as usual, and I am getting too much River time, looks like

~ Thursday ~ Just more Video Editing ~



~ Wednesday, May 18, 2022 ~
~ Yeah, On the River Again ~
~ Nice Weather Day Ahead ~

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~ More Blooms on the Rose Bushes ~

Well that took a while... Finished my Morning opener and took longer than usual
Finishing up my commenta for Tuesday and editing a couple Photos and working my Puzzles
Got a little Video to play with yesterday too but will do something with it later

So are we due for some decent Weather for the Day? Got some Sun in my Window at 9:30 a.m.
Says Sunny and 68 Degrees and then... Oh My! Says partly Sunny and heading to 82, well sounds nice

Time to get shaved and shined up and head out for more Winnings, did great yesterday
Still have $112 of Winners to trade in and try again for the BIG one, so where to go?
Thinking the Fast Stop, haven't been there for a couple Days

So off down the Hill, got a handful of Tickets and back up and down the Hills to Home
Then scratched away and got a $5 $5 amd $15, well not enough to write home about

And then, all caught up, no plans for the Day (as usual) How about a quick trip to the River
Headed on down, again not many there and not much going on anywhere, ended up in the Shelter
And remembering waiting for the Barge to head back on Tuesday, I took a peek up the River
Something going on, even way down at the Shelter I could see the barge moving ssme

~ Barge and Dredge up the River ~

So back to the Car and then back to the Boat Ramp just in time to see the Barge passing by
And it wasn't just the Tugboat and Sand Barge, The huge Sand Dredge was in between, being towed down River

~ Passing the Boat Ramp ~

So I got some Video there and then back in the Car and headed back to the Shelter and caught it going by there
Well again I was there at the right time, the tug kept on past Rush Creek and on down the River
So it looks like if they park that Dredge down River we wont be seeing the Barge on the river here for a while

~ Now Passing the Shelter ~

Then I hiked on down the Trail to Rush Creek and the old Ramp to see what I could see
And not much going on anywhere, just got a little more Video, then gave up and headed Home

Had a snack, then uploaded my new Video to my Computer, then decided to add it to Tuesdays Video
Then I would have the two Days attempts to catch the Barge heading up River and then the whole thing heading back
Worked on that until I had all the Video edited into one, Now just need to add comment and music

Gave that up about 6 p.m. way past time to head to my TV wind down and that's what I did
Now a project to start the Day on Thursday, my how Time is flying this Week...

~ Wednesday Goodbye ~ Thursday here I Come ~



~ Tuesday, May 17, 2022 ~
~ Winner Lottos Again ~
~ Summer is Back ~

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Tuesday... 'Let's get started here'... Yes Boss... What's the Weather?
A bit cool to start, 62 Degrees and Sunny out there at 7:30 a.m.
Then says Rain Showers again and heading to 77, had enough Rain, just give us a little more Sun

On to my Internet runaround... Worked Two Crosswords to wake up my Head.. Now what?
Well time to launder my Bed Sheets, that's tedious, then what? Taking too many trips to the River
Well I could go down there just to hike around but I end up with a Video every time
Now have about a hundred Videos down at the River Park, but seems I always see something New

And again, Morning stuff done and headed to the Minit Mart for Lottos, cashed in my $50 Win
Back to scratch away and win back a $10 and another nice $50... Hurray!

~ One more $50 Win... I like it! ~

Well, a nice Win but not enough to brag about, let's try again, this time the Price Chopper
Back to Machine One and stuck in $45 of my Winnings and headed on back down the Road
This time scratched off a $5, $15, $15 and lookee there! A very pretty $77

~ Now another $77... I like Them Too! ~

And then what? Let's take a quick run to the River, just see what's going on
And there wasn't much, no one in the Shelter when I coasted by, no one in the Dog Park
Very few Hikers on the Trail, so back to the Shelter, watched the Sand Barge head up the River

~ There he goes Again ~

Then Hiked over to Rush Creek, nothing happening there, back to the Purple Martin Nests, a little action there

So I spent a bit time there trying to get sme Video of the Bridies and di get a little

~ A few Martins at Home ~

Got some Video there then headed back down to the Boat Ramp thinking the Barge would head down
Had a seat on the Bank, just watched a few hikers pass by, finally gave up and headed Home

Then a very late Lunch, gave up for the rest of the Day, just finishng off the Day on the TV again

~ Tuesday ~ Not Much ~ Nice Wins though ~



~ Monday, May 16, 2022 ~
~ Sunday Video Ready ~
~ Sunny and a bit Cooler ~

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~ First Blooms on the Rose Bushes ~

Monday, Monday... Another Day, where did Sunday go so quick? Well a longer Day that expected
Nice longer Day at the River, stay a bit later than usual... Not as many Visitors for the Weekend
But quite a bit more action for me for the Day... My Morning stuff done, now off to edit that Video

Kept at that for a couple Hours, a tricky one to edit, then Navru showed up and I headed out for my Lottos
Back to scratch off only a dinky $20 Win and then back to my Video
And worked another hour or so and finally rendered and uploaded to Vimeo and here it is

OK, to celebrate I needed a couple things from the Price Chopper so back to get them
And trade my dinky $20 Winner for more chances, headed back to win a $25 and $29, not bad

So, nothing much going on and I forgot to get my Glucerna so back to the Price Chopper to trade in my $54 Win
Got some more tries from the Service Counter, back this time to win just One $50... Oh well

~ Lucky Win on my Crossword Again ~

Now it is Tuesday Morning and I can't remember anything of note after that win
Time to just hit the TV and wind down another Day

~ Monday ~ Nice Wins but more would be Nicer ~



~ Sunday, May 15, 2022 ~
~ Off to the River Again ~
~ T-Storms to Start ~

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Up at 6 a.m. to start the Day, are there some rumbles out there? Well they were sayng T-storms
Poured my Juice, put on my Coffee and hit the Internet catching up with Saturday
Did my runaround, updated and posted my Saturday Blog and away to edit my new Video
And at 10:30 edited and set to Render and start Sunday's Blog record of the Day

So what we gonna do? Well just says T-storms now and that's what we've had for an Hour
All all quiet now, says 62 and Rain and heading to 74 with T-storms...
Doesn't look like another River Trip Day and I am not all that eager for another right away anyway

Now... That new Video rendered and ready, uploaded it to Vimeo and here it is

Noontime and off to the Price Chopper to win my Fortune, Cashed in my $67 Win
Over to Machine One to get $47 worth of Lottos and headed back to win a $2, $5, $15 and $17
Of course that would not do so I headed down to the Fast Stop to see what I could see
Cashed in my nice Win to try for a nicer one, got my samples and headed back
This time won back a $5, $10, $15 nd $15, not quite what I ordered

And then... Afternoon, and the Sun is shining and warm out there so here we go again
Headed to the River Park, skimmed past the Ball Park... No Games today and the park was bare
Then the Shelter, looked like a Party in there, on down to the Boat Ramp, and quiet there
Just a few in the Doggy Park, just not many at the park for a Sunday it seemed

~ On the River Sunday ~

Then down at the Boat Ramp some action. a guy and his kids all over the bank with this and that
Then boats going by, Hikers and all... The usual action... then back to the Shelter on on the Trail
On a quiet starting Day, quite a bit of action down there, and I stayed later than usual

So, something to do when I wake up on Monday Morning... Edit the Video I got

~ Sunday ~ Busy Sunday ~



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