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~ Sunday, June 07, 2015 ~
~ Working on an old Flood Video ~
~ Another Video for the 'Time Capsule' ~
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~ Flooding Closes English Park Again ~

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And another busy Video on Sunday, most all Day... Since I was planning another Video for the Parkville Time Capsule
At the 'Friends of Platte Parks' event on the Missouri River Saturday I had talked with Mayor Nan Johnston
I had mentioned that I had several Videos of pryor Floods on the River, she suggested one for the Capsule

So I started working on that, the 'Flood of 2011' lasted several months and I had a half dozen Videos
I decided to combine all of them into one continuous Video and that took a lot of editing
I tried to get them in timeline order, edited a lot of scenes and combine into one Video, then burned a Blu-ray to check
Played that back to check, it needed some sound volume adjustments and I had left out several sessions

So back to the editing, it took a lot of time adding clips, moving scenes and editing to get it in the right order
And late afternoon I thought this time I had a good copy and burned another Blu-ray, this one was OK

Then I set the Video to upload to Vimeo and returned to my late afternoon TV and Dinner catch up
And that was just about it for another busy day, on to the new week now, might head to the Coffee House
I have a few things to chat about again, I usually only stop in when I have something new to relate

~ On to another Monday and New Week! ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday, June 06, 2015 ~
~ A Busy Start on Saturday ~
~ Lots of Action on the Missouri River at Parkville ~
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And an early Preview ot my Saturday BLOG Page at 1 p.m. Saturday, going back down there again
I thought I would run down there and get a peek at the rising Flood Waters in the Missouri River
And I ran into a lot more activity than that... Farmer's Market, a Classic Car Show and a 'Friends of Platte Parks' Trail Event
I got a couple Photos of the Rising Water in English Landng Park first, the Park Closed now

~ Rising Water closing Platte Landing Park ~

Then closer to the Missouri, lots of people there checking out the rising waters, just a couple here
The River is still below flood stage, we could use a little less Rain now, we don't need the river like it was in 2011

~ On the River checking out the rising Flood Waters ~ Water up to the Main Street Bridge

And then I drove through Platte Landing Park from English Landing Park to the Boat Ramp
And there I saw a special Trails Walking Event being provided by the Friends of Platte Parks
Handing out a lot of Goodie bags and things to go into them to the People walking the Trail in Platte Landing Park
And I got my Goodie Bag and filled out an Application to Join up... More Video Opportunities maybe?

~ Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston ~ 'Friends of Platte Parks' Event Saturday ~

Mayor Nan Johnston was there, I had a chat with her, I mentioned some Flood Videos I had made here earlier
She said that might be something more to add to the 'Time Capsule', I have to check on what Videos I have and copy them

~ The Boat Ramp on Saturday June 6 ~

And then I got a couple more Photos, 'Before and Now' Photos of the Boat ramp and the rising Water

~ The Boat Ramp on a more Normal Day ~

Then I printed out a few Photos to take back down the the Trail Event for the Members
And I still had the Photos of the Classic Car Show... to add later... especially for Sigi Wulle

Posting this Drivel online now and will add and Post again Sunday Morning... Now back to the Park!

And, they were all gone, not a person at the Boat Ramp at 2 p.m. And I had printed out some Photos for them
Oh well, on to the rest of the siory.. and Photos for Herr Sigi Wulle who loves CARS.. All kinds, looks like

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~ I Didn't take an Inventory but most all I saw were MGs

On to the Afternoon and later some Dinner, I did another of those little 'Patio' Steaks, grilled in my Cast Iron Skillet
That seems to do as good a job as grilling it on my small Gas Grill, maybe better
And with some more Netflix that was abut the end of Saturday, now what to do to the rest of the Weekend
Maybe head up the Hill early to tie up my Tomatoes and pull some weeds?

~ On to another Sunday! ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday, June 05, 2015 ~
~ Sunshine for a Change ~
~ A Fun Lottos Action Day ~ But No Big Wins ~
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~ That Galaxy 6 Edge Phone I don't Need Yet ~

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Well now, that Bright Sun on Friday Morning sure looked Great! Way too much Rain lately
The Missouri River level at English Landing Park is high, one Park Entrance Closed now
And I keep getting Flash Flood warning on my Phone and Computers, still not at Flood Stage yet on the River

And I didn't do much all Day on Friday except run around trading Lottos, kept winning and going back
Never winning real big, just enough for a little profit to buy some more, ended up with more than I started with

Not a lot going on outside in that nice Weather though, did a little tying up on the Plants out front
I need to get up on the Hill and check things out, been too wet the last few days and I am skeered of the Ticks too
That last Tick bite isn't quite all healed up yet, so far had a couple Chigger bites and that one Tick
So I need to spray some 'Bugs Stay Off' Stuff and head up there this morning (Saturday) before my Shower so I can wash off any tries

And that SATA Cable I need... I ordered one but they said it would take a long time to ship
And I have had that Blu-ray Burner on order for a week and still not shipped, so... I cancelled both Orders
I found a faster, newer model LG DVD Burner with the Cable included for just a little more so I ordered that

Then that long afternoon and what's for Dinner? Another of those MO Lotto Prize 'Omaha Steaks' Burgers?
So I set one out to thaw, added some Garlic Salt and Pepper too, then sliced up a big white Tater for oven Fried

~ Oven Fried Potatoes ~

I did my Burger in my big Cast Iron Skillet, comes out about as good as Grilling, the last waa great
And doing the Tater Fries in the Ovens take a little longer but no spattering the Stove top like Pan frying
That's the way I do Fried Eggplant and it doesn't absorb as much Oil and get soggy like in a Skillet

And that was all she wrote for Friday, and another long weekend ahead, hope it is NOT a wet one

~ On to try another Friday! ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday, June 04, 2015 ~
~ More Rain Wednesday and Thursday ~
~ A Luckless Search fpr a New Smart Phone ~
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~ That Nice Lotto Win on Wednesday ~

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And Thursday Morning like Wednesday Morning, Rain, Rain and more Rain, getting tired of Flood alerts
Darn Phone Buzzes and flashes a Flood Warning several times a Day all Day, well it won't flood at my place

And I headed out first to the Fast Stop to trade in $15 worth of those Winner Lottos
Traded in $15 of Wednesday's Winners for $15 More of hopefuls and then scratched off NOTHING

Then on through a slow Morning, needing something to do... Have been looking at a new Cell Phone
And why? I have one of the best availabe on the Market now... But Samsung has a newer Fancier one
So... I took a ride through the Increasing Rain to the AT&T Store a few miles up the Road to check
And I checked in, got a Sales Rep and told him what I had in mind... Upgrading my Galaxy S5 to a Galaxy 6 Edge

He checked my account and a few things and said it really would be better to wait for a much better Deal
I only have had the Phone for 8 Months, best time to trade would be November of this Year
So I guess I had better put off that senseless Deal, I have plenty of other new Toys to play with

Next... I need a SATA Cable for my new Blu-ray Burner on the way now, I checked next Door at Staples
They didn't have any, Office Max isn't very far from there but they usually price Items like that way too high
So I thought I would stop at Radio Shack a few miles closer to Home, see what they had
And they had my SATA Cable... How much... Almost $10.00! You can get them online for $2 to $3, even free shipping
Gave up on that too, have to order one online, no hurry to install that Drive anyway, I have two already

And then... time to dream up something for Dinner, how about a Steak, haven't had that for some time
So back to the Price Chopper, found some Plum Tomatoes, Lettuce and Green Pepper for a Salad
And Potatoes on Sale, finally used up the last 'On Sale' ten pound Bag, more than I need but such a good price

And on to the rear of the Store, thought a Shrimp Cocktail would go good, picked up some Cocktail Shrimp... On Sale
Next over to the Meat Counter, WOW! Meat prices are on the roof! But I found some 'Patio Steak' on sale
Three nice looking boneless cuts of Steak for about $6.00, that would do nicely for three Meals
And of course, on the way out, traded three more winner Tickets for three more, this time won my Money back

Later in the afternoon the Sun finally peeked out and it looked nice for awhile
The Cat showed up after missing two days again, I fed it, looked out later, still there so I fed it again

Then I fed me a multicourse Meal wih my TV Session, first a Shrimp Cocktail... tasty
Then a large Salad of Lettuce, Green Pepper, Sweet Onion and Plum Tomatoes with Ranch Dressing
Finished the Evening with a Grilled Steak and Baked Potato, quite a sumptiouns repast

Heard T-Rumbles over night, looked out to see it is all wet again, I guess we now have a Monsoon Season here?

~ On to try another Friday! ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday, June 03, 2015 ~
~ Coffee House Meeting first Thing ~
~ A Nice $100 Lotto Win ~
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~ A Visit with the Mayor On Tuesday ~

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The Street out front was dry but the Sky was cloudy when I left for the Coffee House
Parked right in front of the Coffee House, ten steps to the Door
Went in with my Laptop, Cell Phone and Wireless Mouse, Lewis and Dean Jernigan were there
So some Chat catch up, latest non-news and some Show and Tell with Photos and stuff
And then Director Bob Fluchel arrived and they talked Nature Sanctuary business for awhile

Then Bob, as usual, showed some Photos and did some File Searching on his IPad
I countered with Pics and Comments from my BLOG and Facebook and Web Site, covered a lot of ground
And Chat went on until 9:30 a.m. or so, and it was raining again when we adjourned
I headed to the Price Chopper to trade in an earlier $10 Win for a few more tries, won another $10
Then some more Computer stuff and it started Storming and Raining heavily, like we needed any more Rain

And it rained pretty much all morning, and I was bored (as usual), let's go get some more Lottos
I hit the Price Chopper for a full Pack again, knowing that unless there is a BIG ONE, you win only about half back
But you never know, I should, never have won my $300 back, but it's fun (for me) to try
So I worked my Pack, won a $5 fairly quick and then went for 14 Tickets without a win, more than I have ever done
Then I began winning small ones again, $5, $10, $15 and one $25 and then I hit the 'X20' Number and won $100
And went on to win a Total of $235, lost $65 on that Pack... Well had $235 worth of winners to try again

The weather cleared up in the afternoon, on to a routine afternoon, then later I saw a woman and child out front
They were poking at something at the Curb, I was curious and went out to see, it was a Cicada
So I went back in for my Camera, always getting Photos of the Wildlife around here
And I asked if she minded if I got a Photo of them, she is Chinese and a new Neighbor

I went back in for my Smart Phone and looked up Photos of Cicadas and one matched exactly
So back out to show them, her Husband had come out too, he is a student Park University
And we introduced each other, they are very nice people and should be good Neighbors

~ New Chinese Neighbor and Daughter ~ Out front Looking at the Cicada ~

Then back in to start Dinner, I had some Italian Sausages from the Price Chopper so I made Spaghetti
And that was ready when I started my evening Movies and Shows from Netflix all over again

That was my good Wednesday, let's see what can happen on Thursday... Now I'll trade in $15 of those winners for more

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday, June 02, 2015 ~
~ Bizzy Day Rendering and Burning DVDs ~
~ And a Visit with the Mayor of Parkville ~
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~ The Eggplant in the Pot is Blooming ~

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And I headed down to the Coffee House first thing on Tuesday Morning and no one was there
None of 'Our Gang' anyway... So I then headed up the Hill to Kicks 66 for One Lotto
Then over to the Price Chopper for a couple more, back to win exactly NOTHING

And then... I had already burned a couple Blu-ray DVDs for Lewis Jonas and Bob Fluchel that morning
And, Mayor Nan Johnston had mentioned at the Sullivan Dedication that she would like a copy of a Sanctuary DVD
They are planning a 'Time Capsule' of Parkville and wanted to include a Nature Sanctuary Video
Lewis Jonas, Jim Reed and Bob Fluchel all liked my 'Fall Trail Walk of 2008' best, so I made a copy of that one

~ Fall Trail Walk 2008 ~

And then I thought they might want to include the three Nature Sanctuary Main Events of the Year
So I burned off Blu-ray copies of these events in the Nature Sanctuary I had made earlier

~ Nature Day Camp ~ Ghost Story Night ~ Santa Trail Trek ~

And a copy of the Sullivan Dedication Ceremony as a gift for her own viewing

~ Maria Ewing Circle Trail Dedication ~

Then I printed DVD Cover Photos of those above for the DVD Cases, finished up around 1:30 p.m.
And thought I would check to see if the Mayor was in her Office at City Hall, I buzzed up there
Asked the Desk Lady if the Mayor might be in, she phoned to check, said I was there and come on in
Walked back to the Mayor's Office, she met us at the Door, I handed her the DVDs, explained the DVDs
I said the copy of the Dedication was for her, Showed the one that most liked the best... of the Trail Walk in 2008

Then I added that maybe they would like to include the three main special Events of the Year
She said of course, they would include all of them, and accepted them with pleasure

And, she said they would be having a Time Capsule loading event at the end of Main Street and invited me
I said that would be a great opportunity for another Video and said I would try to do that
So, June 22nd, hope the Weather is nice for the Event and I plan to be there equipped and ready

And then with the usual Afternoon and Evening routine I gave it up for the Day
Now Wednesday Morning already and off again to the Coffee House for a catchup Meeting with Lewis and whoever

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday, June 01, 2015 ~
~ Another Visit wih Mary at KC Skin and Cancer Center ~
~ All OK in that Department for Now ~
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~ Latest Windows 10 Insider Update Installed ~

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I had another Date with Mary at the Dermatologist Office at 9 a.m. Monday. Got there early as usual
But I got called in right at my Appointment time... Some questions by the Med Tech first
Then Mary came in, more questions, some close inspections of the Damage they did... All OK for now
So, no Cryosurgey or Biopsy this time, just another overall check in September and away I went

And then I stopped to trade a $5 Win for a DUD Lotto ticket at Kicks 66
Then a stop next Door at Pride Cleaners to pick up a pair of Jeans I had altered
I always have ended up with a non-standard Waist and Inseam measure no one has now
And now even with the correct Inseam measure, they all make them too long
So I paid about half what the Jeans cost so my cuffs won't drag on the ground... Bah Humbug!

Next around the corner to the Price Chopper and got three more of my favorits Ticket
Back home to scratch off NO WINS again... Well I won't starve anyway, my Freezer is stuffed

And the rest of the Day was pretty much routine, no outside doings, the Cat did come back
He disappears for a Day or Two and then I look out to see him sitting under the Bench waiting for Dinner

TV and Cocktail time rolled around, caught up on the Non-News again, I think CNN makes up a lot of it
They sure do overdo some subjects and make some situations worse by keeping riding on them
So on to another NetFlix Evening of old TV Shows and Movies and a Burger, pretty quiet Day

Now Tuesday Morning, thinking of heading Downtown to catch up with goings on at the Coffee House

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ May 31, 2015 ~
~ Another Computer Problem Solved ~
~ One More Windows 10 Upgrade ~
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~ That Tick Bite still Hurts! ~

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Well the biggest event on Saturday was the Tick Bite incident but there was some Computer activity too
I noticed that my Dell Desktop Number One said 'Installing Windows'... That meant another Windows 10 Update
How many is that this Month?.. Two, maybe three... There was 10041, 10060, then 10080, 10122 and now 10130
They are moving right along, fixing some glitches along the way but it seems to be working fine for me
Something won't work, then it will in the next Update, I am looking for the final release

I got the first update on that Dell Number One, then I went to 'Settings' on the others and got the Update going
Finally got it started on the Laptop, and now have the latest release on all four Computers
There was some problem with Cortana on the last one, seems to be fixed on this one

And I don't know if it was a Windows 10 glitch that messed up my 'Sony Vegas' Video Editor but I found a fix for that
The 'Make a Movie' Setting on two of my Desktops was missing the 'Save to Hard Drive' Screen which I need
It was still on the Dell Two program and I used it to render the last Video but then it also went missing
So now what do I do? I really need that setting, where and why did it disappear? Tried to check with Sony, no luck
Then I looked around on my Program functions, one drop down Menu has a "Render As' Option... That is the fix!
That brings up the same Screen as the 'Save to Hard Drive' did, so I am back in business
The weird question is why did that "Make Movie' Menu change? An update maybe? It has options it did not have before
It still has the Burn to Disk which I use, but now says 'Upload to You Tube' and also to 'Connected Device'
Options I will not use, but anyway that problem is now done away with for the Moment

One thing I did do before the Menu changed on the Dell Two was to order a Blu-ray Burner for that Computer
That wouldn't help anyway now that the option also went away on that Computer
But that will complete all the Additions I wanted to make on that new Box... Then all three equipped alike

And then... off to test my Luck again... Running around and trading here and there, won a $5, $10, %15 and $20
Any profit, well maybe a little there but fun anyway...

And then the Bad News... Them there DAMN Deer! (and/or Squirrels) Anyone have a Shotgun? We will have some Deer Burger
When I went out Sunday morning I checked my Plants, something ate the top off my Tomato Plant
Then some Leaves off a Cucumber Plant... looked around, some darn thing ate my Impatiens Blooms and Rose Blossoms
Quite a disappointment already, same as with my Pumpkins up on the Hill, I need a fence or something

~ Tomato Plant Topped ~ Cucumber Leaves Gone ~ Impatiens and Roses Blooms Gone ~

Then the rest of the Day was pretty much the same old stuff, I did do some more editing on the last Video
I have uploaded that one about four times, I saw some things I wanted to change in the Subtitles... now all done I think
Now Monday, Monday, I like Mondays... Except this Morning I have to go back to KC Skin and Cancer Center
I have an appointment with Mary, she wants to check for any more new 'sun bumps'... Oh well...

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ May 30, 2015 ~
~ Oh Oh ...Unexpected Doctor Visit ~
~ Damn Bug Bit Me! ~
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~ One More Real Candle I made from the Electric Candles ~

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Saturday Morning, starting off nice... but cloudy outside, a little on the cool side
Checked to see that my IBM Check was in the Bank... always like Clockwork except it was early this time
So, some messing around on the Computer, had to copy the Latest Edited .MP4 File of the Suilivan Video from the new Dell to the HP
The 'Save to Hard Drive' doesn't work on the 'HP' or 'Dell One' now so I had to do the latest Edit and Save on the 'Dell Two'
Of Three installed copies of Sony Vegas Platinum 11, only the New Dell Two still has it working
And I wanted to Burn another Blu-ray of that latest edit and have no Blu-ray Burner on the New Dell as yet
But there will be one very shortly as I will order and install one soon, I want it complete for all my uses<
And so... I copied that latest File to the HP and burned a Blu-ray from that File there... Wah Lah!

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And then, time to clean up and get this Show on the Road... Headed to the Shower... and HUH! What's that?
I noticed a little bump on my side on Thursday, scratched it off (like you are not supposed to do)
But I thought it was a Chigger Bite and they heal faster if you scratch off the little bump then some 'Vicks' for the Itch
So then Friday went by, using a little more 'Vicks' for the itch, no real problema
But Saturday Morning, big red welt and huge swelling on my side... Oh Oh... it was a Tick, and they can be bad

What to do, better get it looked at, Where? Emergency Room at NKC Hospital? Not liking that idea much
Then I remembered that my Primary Doctor's Office now had Saturday Hours so I headed there
That is only aout two miles so at 10 a.m. I headed that way, explained my problem to the Clerk
She said they could work me in so have a seat... and I sat for an Hour! then "Donald? this way"
The Tech did her thing, then took a look, said looks like it might still be in there... Oh goodie!
Then she said the Doc would be in and another long long wait, finally he came in, lots of questions and then a peek
He said some of it still might in therre, called for a 'blade' of some sort... Ouch? nope no hurt
He poked around a little, said didn't look like it was there, put on a little Bandage
Then he wrote me a prescript for an Antibiotic, sent me for Lab Work, I got another poke there
And I was finished, feeling better about the Situation and headed for Walgreens for my Script
Asked for the Prescription, she found it, I gave her my Card, she says your Plan didn't pay much, only $16
Said the Bill would be $60.90... OUCH! Now that did hurt... Oh well, better safe than sorry?

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A stop at the Price Chopper for Milk and Wine and Peanuts, such a healthy diet I have
And another bid for unearned Riches, only won a measley $5 for the Day... Ho Hum
And then, nothing to eat all day, just my Apple Juice and Coffee at Blog time, so a piece of that Apple Pie
Pretty tasty with those tangy Granny Smith Apples, they say the best for Apple Pie, but I like most Apples

So then into another Afternoon and same old Evening, off to Dreamland for another long Night

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ May 29, 2015 ~
~ One More Coffee House Meeting ~
~ Video Upload Problem Solved for the Moment ~
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~ Real Candle made from the Electric Candles ~

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So I worked around my Video problem I Memtioned in Thursday's Diatribe, not solved... a work around fix
The Sony Vegas Editor Program on two Machines would not show the 'Save to Hard Drive' option
But the Program I installed on the New Dell Desktop did have that, and solved the problem for the last try anyway
I had to copy the Video I wanted to save from the HP to the Dell, also the Editing I had done on the HP
The editing and subtitles and all take the most time to accomplish and there was a lot of that already done
So I got the stuff copied, rendered and saved to my Hard Drive, then uploaded that File to Vimeo

Then I let that run while I packed up my Laptop and headed down to the Parkville Coffee House
Only Lewis Jomas was there when I went in, soon Dean Jernigan and Granddaughter came in
Next Pat Harris and Bob Fluchel joined the Party and the 'Show and Tell' commenced and there was a lot of that
Bob had his IPad to show his Photos of this and that and I had my Phone and Laptop to fill in the Gaps
I took the Laptop mainly to show Lewis some more Windows 10 stuff, like the 'Edge' Browser, he is interested in that
So we went on jabbering until about 10 a.m. when everyone headed out, me to the Price Chopper

I picked out my Daily ration of Lotto Scratchers and this time I did two tickets for $10 each, made a $5 profit
I did that $30 Win for Thursday so not too bad for the last two days, decided to go trade those two $10 winners in for more
Well that didn't work out so good, lost all three for A $15 Loss

And then Boss Bob, Complex Owner/Manager dropped by and handed me a $50 Check for the Plants I bought... HAH!
And TWICE what I paid for them... So back to the Price Chopper for more Scratchers of course

~ Boss Bob with another Check ~ $50.00 for $25.00 worth of Plants~

And at the Price Chopper, I got my Lottos... Then headed for the Produce Department, looking for Fruit on sale
Oh My! Lookee there! Granny Smith Apples on sale about half price, got to have some of those
I got six nice big ones then headed to the back to get some Pie Crusts, got those and headed out
Back at el Rancho Pequeno, mixed a Manhattan, scratched off $15 in Wins and then off to bake a Pie!

~ Apple Pie to Be ~ Apple Pie that Is ~

And while the Pie was baking I hotted up some Smoked Ribs and BBQ Beans for Dinner later
A glass of wine or three with my TV News catchup, then Dinner of Ribs and Beans with my Movies, end of a nice Busy Day

OK now, Saturday Morning, IBM Check is in the Bank... Rich again for a few Days... How Sweet it IS!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ May 28, 2015 ~
~ A Visit to the Dermatologist Again ~
~ One More Computer Problem ~ Always Something ~
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~ Cucumbers in the Pot Ready to Start Climbing ~

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So what for Thursday? Rainy Morning again... Got my Laptop and headed for the Coffee House
Wanted to show Lewis the mew Microsoft 'Edge' Browser included with Windows 10
But when I cruised by the Coffee House I didn't see any of the Guy's Cars so I kept Going
So the next stop was the Price Chopper, needed Lottos and Toothpaste, You still buying that $3.00 Stuff?
All the things it is supposed to do for you at a price! Humbug, I get Pepsodent 'Total Care' for 99 Cents

Got my Lotto and head for Home to scratch off a $20 and a $10 Winner, very nice, back for more
Hit Kicks 66 for three more, no winner at all but I still have my original stash of cash

Then what? well time to add all the Names to that last Dedication Video, wanted to mention most all involved
So I did that, edited it and burned a Blu-Ray DVD to see how it looked before uploading to the Internet

And it looked OK, now to upload it to my Vimeo Video Site, had to render to my Hard Drive
And NOW WHAT! The 'Save it to HD' Option was missing from the Program, Why? Windoews 10? What caused that?
I gave up on that, decided to tackle that later when I had more time

The Clock crawled slowly to 1 p.m. and then time to head to KC Skin and Cancer Center one more time
I checked in, called called in a fairly short time, the Tech removed the Bandage then went for the Doc
And he came in, took a look, "Looks good" he says, well what else could he say, I heal good
But he says he wants to take another look in three Weeks, He likes my company I guess
So then the Tech put on a dollop of Petroleum Jelly, a amall Bandage and went on my way
She said I didn't need to use a Bandage anymore, just a little Petroleum Jelly until it heals completely

Then back home to finish out another Routine Afternoon and Evening, a not much accomplished Day
Now Friday Morning, I got a Message from Pat yesterday saying she would be at the Coffee House this Morning
So I'll get my Morning Routine finished up and head down there with my Laptop to bore the people again

And... I think I have my Video problem solved for the Moment, talk about that when Iget back and start my next BLOG

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday ~ May 27, 2015 ~
~ A Short Coffee House Meeting ~
~ Finished the New Landscape Project ~
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~ Nice $50.00 Lotto Winner on Tuesday ~

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Wednesday Morning, Sunny, warmer and looked like another nice Day ahead, headed first to the Price Chopper
Had to replenish my Apple Juice and get some more Loser Lottos, then down to the Coffee House
And up front this time, Bob Fluchel, Dean Jernigan, Lewis Jonas and Bruce Duffin and an empty chair for Me<

I didn't get there until 8:45 or so, and Bob and Bruce had to leave for the Nature Sanctuary at 9 a.m
But I did get in on the chat for 15 minutes or so, then all headed out, home for me to work my Lottos
And so, after that nice $55 in Wins on Tuesday, three $5 Losses didn't set so good, well, can't win 'em all

Then time to set out way up North to the Grass Pad, well not all that far and a really scenic Drive
I wanted to try to match the Plants left next door and started looking around, I had a Photo with me and asked
The guys recognized the Plant, said they were out of that one but had more 'Ground Covers' up by the Office
I took a look there, found a few that were somewhat similar, and one I liked that was a Spurge
The Plants I was looking for were also a Spurge but a different Variety, anyway I took twelve Plants
And also a twenty pound Bag of Potting Soil to augment the Soil already in the Bed

Next... Loaded my Tools into my Aerocart and trotted down the Hill next Door, started digging and leveling
Then dumped out the Bag of Potting Soil and evened it out, then planted the twelve Spurge Plants

~ Ready to Plant ~ Planted and Hoping ~

That all done, later I headed up the Hill in back to plant Swiss Chard where the Radishes were
Just not getting enough Sun upon that Hill now, too many big tall Trees, the plants are doing better in Pots
So I planted two rows of Chard and then took a look at the other Stuff up there

~ Planted Swiss Chard in front of the Cucumbers in the Cuke Bed ~

I also have some Cucumbers planted in the back of the Pepper bed. they are coming along slowly
I pulled the Weeds out of the back half of that Bed while I was there getting a Photo
And I see that a few of the Pumpkin Plants survived that Deer Assault, I shoud try to find some Repellent

~ Looks like One Amish Pumpkin Survived ~ And a Couple Big Max Pumpkins ~

And that was about it for the Gardening for the Day, back in for the usual Afternoon routine
Had TWO Manhattans... well all that work dried me out, then I found some Chicken and BBQ Beans for Dinner

Now Thursday Morning, was all nice and dry out there and then at 6 a.m. T-Boomers and a good Rain, too much for now
Need to finish my Morning Routine then my Runaround and later the Doc wants to check his latest Surgery

So... let's get at it >>>>> CHARGE!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday ~ May 26, 2015 ~
~ The Day after Memorial Day ~
~ Another Nice Lotto Winner ~
~ And another Landscaping Project ~
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And I can't say that I have had a better Memorial Day that I can remember
Plenty to do, Gorgeous Weather, some Spareribs to BBQ in the Smoker, just a DNP Day!
And so, Tuesday started off kinda damp and drizzly, but then turned out Sunny and bright about 10 a.m.
So I headed out to the Price Chopper for Lottos and Bandages, that Head Surgery still not healed
Traded that $5 win from yesterday and $10 for more Lottos, only won another $5 one
Well... Payday will be Saturday, so off to try again and this time a $50 Win from Kicks 66

Stopped in the Office to check with Boss Bob, some plants were dead and dying in front of the Next Building
Told him I would like to try to transplant some from one side of the Walk to the Other
He said to give it a go so I got my Tools and Started in... First to get the old Plants out
And that was quite a job, the roots were deep and really holding on, but I got that much done
I gave that up for the Day after getting the old plant out, decided not to try to transplant
Thought I would take a trip to the 'Grass Pad' to see if they had a match for the other Plants

~ Another Landscaping Project to do for Boss Bob ~

That was enough landscaping for me for the Day, mixed a Manhattan and on to my TV afternoon
Then some more Smoked BBQ Ribs, Tater Salad and BBQ Beans and Netflix and that was it

Now Wednesday Morning, thinking of headeing to the Coffee HOuse for a catch-up chat
Then get my Lottos and maybe that trip to the Grass Pad and more landscaping?

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday ~ May 25, 2015 ~
~ Memorial Day 2015 ~
~ Let's do a Barbecue! ~
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Monday Morning, Memorial Day again, first thing, my Flag went up out front as usual
Still Cloudy and wet but not Raining, the Weather Forecast said Fair and top of 82, that sounded nice
Would also be nice to do a Barbecue to start off the Summer Season, Memorial Day being the unofficial Start
So that called for a trip to tht Price Chopper to see what was on Sale for the Holiday!

And away we go to the Price Chopper, buy a few Lotto Tickets and head to the Meat Counter
And lookee there, Pork Spareribs for $2.99 a pound, got me a $15.00 nice looking Slab
Then over to Gomer's Liquors. they sell BBQ Wood too, and I got a big bag of Hickory Chunks

And then back to El Ranchito Pequeno, fired up that Smoker First, then Dusted the Ribs with BBQ Rub
And stuck a chunk of Hickory Wood in the Smoker and then in with the dusted Ribs at 10:30 a.m.
All set to perfume the whole Neighborhood with the Aroma of Hickory Smoke and Pork BBQ

~ BBQ Rub Dusted Ribs ready to go in the Smoker ~

And then... I worked my new lottos.. HAH... Two $15 Wins for a change, got my Money back and enough for three more tries
So this time back to Kicks 66... Hadn't been there for a couple Days... See if they could give me any Lucky ones
Needed Vermouth and Dishwasher Powder too so I stopped back by the Price Chopper again
And back again to scratch only a $5 Win but that first $15 Win bought my Pig Ribs anyway

And then what? Back out front to load some of that new Hickory in the Tray below the Gas Grill
And add a chunk to the Smoker to keep that Hickory Aroma going good, ribs now in there 2 and 1/2 Huurs
Next some Tree Trimming, some low branches needed removed, maybe help the Plants get more Sun
Got my Platic Rope to throw over the branches to pull them down so I could lop them
And I got most all I wanted cut and dragged to the Gully, now only one more high up I would like to trim

~ Some Heavy-Duty Trimming on the Tree out Front ~

Then, mixed a Margarita, back out on that then Gorgeous Weather Day to sip and savor the Aroma from the BBQ
I saw the Cat was back so I fixed him a Snack and set it out for him to enjoy
The Clock ticked on to around 4:30 p.m. Time to take the ribs out of the Smoker
Brought them inside, painted them well with KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce and into the Oven for another Hour

~ Smoked BBQ Ribs out of the Smoker, Sauced and then into the Oven ~

So, Ribs out of the Oven, a couple hunks on the plate with Potato Salad and BBQ Beans
A glass of Vino Tinto and another Episode of 'Bates Motel' and 'Breaking Bad' and that was it for Memorial Day for me

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ May 24, 2015 ~
~ A Little More Rain? ~
~ Another 'Not a very Busy' Day ~
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And the Street out front was all wet again on Saturday Morning... Here we go again
Played around on the Computers here and there, trying to mess something up and as usual I did
I was trying to balance out the Bass and Treble on the HP Speakers and erased the Driver somehow
And at a loss on how to fix it, finally got online to Realtek and downloaded a new driver and back in Business
And after adding the Blue Tooth speakers to the new Dell I decided to try the cheap new ones on the HP
I didn't really like the ones I had on the HP, tried out the ones from the Dell... Well...
Some better... more Bass but really the Bass a bit too boomy, oh well... What now... buy higher priced ones?
Nah, I'll stick with these for now, have too many Speakers anyway

~ Speakers Now on the HP ~ Moved from the new Dell ~

And then a couple trips to the Fast Stop trying to win something... Nope, last four trips there... Nothing
Then on to what? Well, the weather was brightening up some outside, not sunny but brighter anyway and no Rain
On into a long, long Sunday afternoon, just puttering with this and that, moving things around in the Computer Room
That Room is constantly evolving, adding this, removing that... Well it is my main Play Room

As far as the Computers, no more changes on the Horizon for the Moment, someday a Blu-ray Burner for the new Dell
I have two now, don't really need another one but I want that new Dell complete for what I do in case I lose one
And for now it is the newest, fastest one I have, planning for the Future as always
Finished up the Day as usual, Cocktail, Wine and Snacks and Dinner and more Netflix to wind up the Day

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ May 23, 2015 ~
~ Just More Computer Stuff ~
~ Not a very Busy Day ~
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~ Moved the Pots out front to get more Sun ~

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Saturday Morning, no Rain but Cloudy out there, and just a tad cool... Just how much is a 'tad' anyway?
And no plans again... Always needing something new to do, and I did it first thing Saturday
My 'Home Group' was not working since I installed Windows 10, so I worked on setting that up
And then I copied all the HD Vidos from the HP to my New Dell which has a lot more vacant space now
Now much now on that 1 TB original HD and lots of room available on the new 1 TB SSD
The SSDs in the Laptop and other two Desktops are all 500 GB but still have a lot of room also

And so, finished my Morning Routine and set out for the Fast Stop to get my Lottos and again nothing
But I had some nice friendly chat with Bobby, the Uzbekistan guy working there
On into a long Saturday just puttering around, I was checking out the new Dell Desktop
And didn't care much for the sound of the external Spreakers I added to it
The I remembered I had a nice set of Blue Tooth Speakers I bought to use on my Laptop
They cost a bit more and sounded good on the Laptop but I rarely ever used them
So I set them up on a shelf above the new Computer, tried them out with music and a Video
And they do sound better than the cheaper obes Igot from Walmart for the Dell... Wah Law!

~ Blue Tooth Speakers on the new Dell ~

On into the afternoon and the same old routine, fed the Cat, griiled a burger out font
And finished the day with more 'Bates Motel' and 'Breaking Bad'

Now all wet again out there on Sunday Morning... Bah Humbug! Rain Rain, Go Away... Donnie wants to go out and play!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ May 22, 2015 ~
~ Diane's Dear Deer ate my Pumpkins! ~
~ Harvested the Radishes ~
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~ Are those Berries on my Blueberry Bush? ~

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And not quite done with the Thursday Report... Like that Photo of moving the Pots... Also need one of my Pumpkin Plants
I took a hike up the Hill Thursday afternoon to check on things and saw something ate my Pumpkin Plants
Probably Deer again, they ate my first and only Pumpkins last year, need to fix that somehow
I have that little Fence Charger, maybe I could try that again, I put it up too late last Year
So I headed back up the Hill Friday Morning to get a Photo of the Deer damage... And what do I do now?

~ The Way they Looked a few Days Ago ~
~ Deer ate my Pumpkin Plants ~ Now What? ~
Well what I did was go to the Price Chopper for some more Bandages and forgot to get my Wine
But I did go to the Fast Stop and I did not forget to buy my Lottos there... and lost all

And while I was up in back grieving over my Pumpkins I pulled all the Radishes, not much of a Harvest
Well they grow fast and need some Sun and all we had mostly was Rain... and so... A few bites there anyway

~ The Meager Radish Harvest for 2015 ~
And then a Visitor, my Mechanic friend Bob, Computer unfriendly guy, but knows his Car Repairs very well
He needed me to help get his Auto License renewed online, and some Photos to attach to an Email... no big deal

And after that a pretty routine day and afternoon, a few chores a couple more trips and some Computer stuff
My new Dell dwnloaded the latest Windows 10 Trial Release so I wanted it on all my Computers
I set all my Computers to the 'Fast Track' on Windows 10 Updates and then checked for available Updates
Got that going on all the other COmputers to download the latest Releasw of Windows 10... Build 10122
And... success on all of them, now have the latest Release of Windows 10 on the three Desktops and my Laptop

Now Saturday and Sunday to waste away, what of interest can I find for the long weekend... Shall we start?

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ May 21, 2015 ~
~ New SSD Delivered and Installed ~
~ Installed Windows 10 Trial Release on the New Dell ~
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~ Coffee House Meeting again on Wednesday ~

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And Thursday Morning, out into that Sunny Morning for my Runaround again, nice to see that Sun
Stopped in first at Kicks 66 for a tank of Gas and then down the block to the Price Chopper, got $15 of Lottos
Then worked them for another nice Double Crossword win of $10.. but that was all, a loss of $5
So I took that $10 back to the Fast Stop, added another $5 and got three more, HAH! this time a $15 win
But that was still tha same $5 loss for the Day, not as bad as some days when I lose all
Stopped to check the Mail on the way back but my new SSD wasn't there yet

Anyway, they said it was 'Out for Delivery' so I popped the Side Cover off the new Dell Desktop
Plugged in my new SATA cable and then the wait for the SSD again... DARN... I hate to wait for a delivery

And what to do on a cool but Sunny Day, thought I would move the big Pots over a little to get more Sun
These are big and heavy Pots, so I used the AeroCart to lift and move them
This is the biggest Pot I moved when I first got the Aerocart to test it, and that is a HEAVY Pot

~ That first Tryout of the Worx Aerocart ~
So I started on that, taking my time, those things are bulky and heavy, especially after all the Rain
I moved them all over in front of my Parking Place and moved them closer to the Curb as they won't be in others way there
And I noticed that there were several overhanging branches from the Pear Tree out front... another chore?

It was about 1 p.m. so I thought I would check on the Mail again and my SSD was there
So I stuck that in my New Dell, installed the Migration Program and started that going
And that takes quite a bit of time moving all the Programs and Data to the SSD
So I went out back and up the Hill to retrieve my Loppers where I left them last time
And while the SSD was Cloning I started in trimming a few Branches

OK, that done and I got most of what I wanted trimmed, need to get the Ladder and do a few more
But that can wait, a busy busy day already for Wednesday, checked the Disk Cloning to see it was finished
Then I had everything on the new SSD that I still had on the Hard Drive, lots of backup
Next was to sign on to the Microsoft Windows 10 'Insider Pragram' to download the Windows 10 Preview
First attempt failed, I tried again and it started downloading and I hoped installing
And then it was time to just let it run and start my afternoon stuff... TV, Cocktail and 'What's for Dinner?'

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday ~ May 19, 2015 ~
~ Another Cool Morning ~
~ Another Lucky Lotto Day ~
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~ More Popcorn Roses ~ Everywhere ~

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Another Cool Morning in the 50s, I don't like 50s in the merry merry Month of May
And I got everything wound up Tuesday Morning and thought I would head down to the Coffee House
I saw that Lewis' Car wasn't there so then I headed for the Fast Stop for my Lotto... just One
And I just won One... a $10 One... So I took that back to the Price Chopper and won NONE

But then the Winning started... Next I won a $15, then a $20, then another $10, and finally another $15
So $65 of Winnings Monday and $70 Tuesday, made a nice profit both Days... But where... is that BIG ONE?

Still no plans for anything to do, out of home made Bread so I started the Bread Machine again
Nothing much needed to be done in the Garden or out Front, and it -was- a chilly day... so
So, worked on a Video a little, adding subtitle Names for the people involved... Still need two names
I like to mention the Dignitaries and the Workers in the Videos amd usually forget to ask
And so I checked the City Site online for some and asked Director Fluchel for others and I got all but two

And that was about it for Tuesday, fed the Cat, made some fresh Potato Salad and had some more Smoked Chicken
A couple more re-run TV shows and off to beddy bye, another pleasant day

Now what is this... Another Wednesday? Off we go

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday ~ May 18, 2015 ~
~ More Roses Blooming ~
~ A Nice Lotto Win! ~
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~ Popcorn Roses ~ Blooming Pink, White and Yellow ~

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Bright and Sunny start on Monday Morning but a bit on the chilly side, where did that come from?
No plans for Monday, all the action was on the Weekend, and there was plenty for me
And so first thing off to the Price Chopper, decided to only buy my Favorite Scratcher
They have two Machines and I decided to buy two Tickets, one Machine gave me three for the price of one!
But then all four were losers... that's the way the Cookie crumbles sometimes

So... Give up with that...HUH? Me? Back to the Price Chopper for more and won a $5 and a $50
Then traded that to Kicks for one more and won a $10.. that's a good profit for the day!

~ That $5 Double Crossword Ticket Translated to Cash ~
And then a look out front, the Popcorn Rose next door popping away, one all in White the other Pink and Yellow
The Big Boy Tomato in the Pot now at 24 Inches, grew six inches in six days, getting with the Program now
I had to tie it up just a little more to keep it straight, and tied the Eggplant also

~ Big Boy Tomato ~ Six Inches Taller in Six Days! ~

On into a slow afternoon, Cocktail hour and TV, catch up with the CNN made up news again
Was looking for the Cat all afternoon, had a nice snack all ready for him but no show at all
On one trip out the door I saw two Deer across the street, grabbed my Camera for a Photo
Was kind of dark over there in the Woods but I did get one good shot

~ BBQ on the Hoof ~ But it ran off into the Gully ~
So later, I hotted up some of that Smoked Chicken from Sunday and finished up the day
A pretty nice Monday after all.. how about Tuesday? Let's go see

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Sunday ~ May 17, 2015 ~
~ And a Busy Sunday ~
~ Two More Videos Finished ~
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~ Another Work Day in Parkville Nature Sanctuary ~

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Uploaded the Parkville Sanctuary Work Day Video and then finished editing the Sullivan Sanctuary Video Sunday Morning
And then set that to upload while I finished my Morning Routine and headed out for my Lottos
I won $15 at Kicks 66 and then traded at the Fast stop and lot it all there

While that Video was still uploading I took a walk out back to check the Garden Beds
I got a Photo of the Popcorn Roses blooming in the Side Bed, looking great
Then checked the Garden Beds, no major improvements, looking good but will be a while for any Harvest
The Radishes have a few plants that look like the roots are forming, but not yet
And the Pumpkins look well established, need some more Sun to grow nicely

~ The Pumpkin Plants are Growing in the four 'Hills' ~

And then the Parkville Nature Sanctuary Video was ready to Embed, and I set the Sullivan Video to upload
Here is the Parkville Nature Sanctuary work day with some of our usual Volunteers, the Video is mostly for them

And then the Dedication Video was uploaded and converted. I then embedded it on the Nature Sanctuary Home Page
And Posted it on my Facebook Page and the Nature Sanctuary Facebook Page<
They aren't going to win any Academy Awards but I think they tell the story

So... What else to finish up a beautiful weather Day Sunday? Was watching a Cooking Show
And they were making 'Jerk Chicken' and it sure looked good! Maybe I'll smoke some Chicken
Off to the Price Chopper to find me a nice fat Fryer Chicken and I found one
Back home to rinse that big Bird and then split it in half, then shower it with BBD Dry Rub
Then into the Smoker with a couple chunks of Hickory Wood for a few Hours
Out of the Smoker. painted with KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce and into the Oven to finish

~ Smoked Chicken for Sunday ~ Yummy! ~

And that was a great finish for the day, a couple more episodes of 'Bates Motel' and 'Breaking Bad' and off to bed
And what a great Weekend that turned out to be, two busy and fun days in a row...
But now it's Monday and I do like Mondays!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday ~ May 16, 2015 ~
~ Another Very Busy Saturday ~
~ Two More Videos on the Way ~
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~ A New Door Lock Installed Quickly on Friday ~

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And yes, working on two Videos at once. The Saturday Morning Work Day Video in Parkville Nature Sanctuary
And the Dedication Ceremony in the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary Saturday afternoon
The Work Day Video was not planned, I just popped over there to see what was going on

I started out the Day with my usual Morning routine, and got my loser Lottos at the Fast Stop
And then started editing the Video I took Friday in Sullivan Nature Sanctuary installing the Sign
I knew they were having a Work Day over in Parkville Nature Sanctuary that Morning
There was an Email from the City of Parkville requesting Volunteers to help there
So about 11 a.m. I was all caught up so I headed over to see what was going on

I headed down the Trail to White Alloe Creek where they usually have the 'Stream Team' activity
And there were several of our usual Volunteers there, but no extra people answering the City request
I have Video of several previous 'Stream Team' events with School Volunteers helping
This time it was mainly just our usual people that always are there to help out, I got some Video of that activity

And Bob Fluchel and Lewis Jonas were supposed to have another team working up at the Waterfall area
So I headed that way to see what was going on there, Saw Lewis heading up the Hill spraying Poison Ivy
And then he was followed by Bob Fluchel with another Sprayer, no other Volunteers there to help either
They were just finishing up and They gave me a ride back down to the Work Shed, they began to pack up and I left

So, I headed for home, got back about Noon and it had just started to Sprinkle a little Rain
Then I started editing the Video I got that Morning, finished it by the time to head to the Sullivan Sanctuary
Then about 2 p.m. the rain had stopped, bright sun and warm temps, just a gorgeous day by then
And I headed down to English Landing Park and the adjacent Sullivan Nature Sanctuary, I was the first one there
But soon others began to show up and they had a nice small Crowd by 2:30 p.m. for the Ceremony
The attendees were mostly our Parkville Sanctuary people and City Officials and Brown and Smalley Family Members
They are the people that donated the Land for the Sullivan Nature Sanctuary now managed by the Parkville Nature Sanctuary

So I began to Video the Visitors as they arrived, the Welcoming by Director Bob Fluchel then a walk to the Maria Ewing Circle
And then the Dedication of the new Trail Sign for the Maria Ewing Circle Trail, a few parting words and we headed out

~ Dedicating the Maria Ewing Circle Trail ~

Back home to mix my Manhattan and load in my Video and start the Edit of the Video, got quite a bit done
Gave that up then to catch up on the TV, get something warmed up for Dinner
And finished up the Day with another Episode of 'Bates Motel' and another of 'Breaking Bad' and off to Bed

So now, Sunday Morning... Two Videos to finish up and upload... These Videos meant for the People that were involved
Not a lot of popular appeal as entertainemt for the general Public, but a record for those interested

And bye the bye... Parkville Mayor, Nan Johnston, was there and mentioned that the City was preparing a 'Time Capsule' of Mementos
And would like to include one of my Parkville Nature Sanctuary Videos, what an Honor I would consider that... Oh Yeah!

Back to work on the latest projects now... Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble... So I don't even try!

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday ~ May 15, 2015 ~
~ Coffee Shop Meeting Again ~
~ A Start on the Next Video ~
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~ Water Leak Next Door Thursday ~ Neighbor's Furniture in the Van ~

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Halfway through May already, time is really flying away for me... except the last week before Pay Day
And I had NO plans for Friday but it turned into a busy Day anyway, went to the Coffee House first
And Lewis was at his usual spot, reading the Paper as usual, and then Pat Harris and Bob Fluchel came in
And we had some lively chat and photo sharing, Bob on his Ipad and Me on my Galaxy S5 Phone
We continued on toward 10 a.m. Lewis left early to see the Doctor for his latest treatments
Then Pat and Bob left to head to the Sullivan Sanctuary to set up a sign for tomorrow's Dedication
I said I might drop down and take a Photo after I got my Lottos, and headed to the Price Chopper

So I got my Lottos and, traded in a $5 Win and added $10 more for a couple more tickets
Came home to see Tom, the Maintenance Man, was next Door, told him I was having a little problem with my Door Lock
Then I had a Cup of Coffee, worked my Lottos, won $10 and then headed to Sullivan Nature Sanctuary
I parked opposite the Entrance, saw the Nature Sanctuary truck way back down the Trail and headed in
I headed down the Trail, Bob Fluchel, Pat Harris and a new Volunteer, Samone, were there digging holes for posts for the Sign
So I started taking a few Still Photos and then Pat started sawing a fallen tree so I started recording Video
They finished and I headed home to see what I had, decided to start on the Dedication Video that I wlll do today, Saturday
I started my Video, the titles, added the stills, then the Video, then proceeded to an 'Intermission' point
Looks good for a start and I'll add my Saturday Video and hope this will be an entertaining and instructive Video for all involved

~ Setting up a New Memorial Trail Sign in Sullivan Nature Sanctuary ~

And... Didn't mention, when I got back about Noon, Tom had my new Key in my new Lock in the Door
And... they were moving the Neighbor's furniture back in already, they fixed that leak fast!
Talk about Service, this place is the Best, they fixed that water leak next door in two days! and my Lock in two hours
So, I guess I will stay here awhile, even after Boss Bob told me not to feed the Cat... HAH!

~ Leak Fixed ~ Moving Back In ~

And then, on to my Manhattan and TV, fed the Cat, had Dinner and off to bed
Today, Saturday... The usual Morning run around then this afternoon, head down to the River
See if I can get some good Video of the Sullvan Nature Sanctuary Dedication and finish that Video

Off we go... into the Wild Blue Somewhere

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Thursday ~ May 14, 2015 ~
~ Wet and Windy Again ~
~ Lots of Noise Next Door ~
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~ Another Climber Tomato to Watch ~

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And the Rains came back, all wet and dreary on Thursday Morning and first thing I solved my Monitor Problem
That black border around my new Monitor, found the answer online and tried it and it worked
I also read that it could be a setting on the 'ATI Catalyst Control Center' that came with my HD Graphics Card
But I lost that Software in some upgrade and the Disk would not install it again, but the DVI Cable swap worked

So, finished my Morning Routine and set off for the Price Chopper, needed some essential TP
And I picked some non-essential Lottos but this time won $25... GOOD! Biggest win all Month

And then at 11 a.m THE NOISE STARTED! Tom, the Maintenance Man, Jack Hammering the floor next door
Boss Bob and Tom started working on a water leak there Wednesday, that showed up first with a wet Carpet
So they pulled that up, then started taking down wallboard on the wall between the Living Room and Bathroom
And finding nothng, now they think it is a water Pipe leak beneath the floor
Then Thursday Morning brought in a UHaul Van and moved her living Room furniture to the Van
So they are drilling to China and making one heck of a lot of noise now

And noise on and off during the afternoon, finally quit and went home, don't know what they found
Then later in the Evening another truck pulled up, a guy went in to work, no noise though

And then... That Moth that was hanging on my front Wall outside finally gave up the Ghost with spread wings
So I got a Photo to show the experts at the Coffee House, see if they know what is it.... or was

~ Moth on my Porch Wall ~ Came to Rest and Departed ~

And so what for today, Friday, saying Rain and T-Storms probable but warming up nicely to the 80s
I'll just run on Downtown and see what's going on there, and I have a possible Video Project for Saturday

~ And Again ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


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