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~ Sunday, June 14, 2015 ~
~ Harvested Pie ~
~ Another Nice $50 Lotto Win ~
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~ What's Wrong with my Finger Doc? ~

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Kinda sprinkly out there on Saturday Morning... and I had planned to do some Gardening up on the Hill
I put that off and started doing some editing on the latest Nature Day Camp Video
I am not too happy with the quality of this Video so far, the bright Sun and deep Shade didn't work
They start in the Picnic Area which works great on a cloudier day but the high contrast with Sun doesn't work so well

Anyway, I got bored with that later and did go out front to get a couple Photos and then went up the Hill to check
And, the Pepper Bed and Tomato bed need weeding, the Tomatoes need more tying up
The Spinach and Beets in those two Beds did practically nothing, too wet, but the weeds did fine

In the Cucumber Bed up there the Cukes are growing some but not near as well as those in the Pot
And the Swiss Chard I planted in the Cucumber Bed has failed to appear at all, then... next the Pumpkins
The one Amish Pie Pumpkin plant the Deer missed gave up completely, A couple of the Big Max ones still look OK

~ Deer Again or did it just Give Up ~ Couple big Max still Going ~

Then I checked the Rhubarb on the Way back in, looking great, needed to be Harvested again... more Pie?

~ Rhubarb Ready to be Harvested ~

So I went back in for a Bag and my Shears and back out to cut down the bigger Stalks, quite a few this time
Dumped them on the Veranda and snipped off the Leaves, too bad you can't eat them, lots went in the Dumpster

~ Harvested ~ Ready for Pie ~ Pie Baked and Ready ~

Then in to rinse the Stalks and cut them into short pieces for Pie, that rested while I headed to the Price Chopper
I had a couple Items I needed as well as some Pie Crust and I got my Lottos on the way out
Had another Cup of Coffee, and then worked my Lottos for a nice $50 Winner, the best one in three Days now
Then started on the Pie, Rhubarb in the Pot with Sugar and Corn Starch, let that Cook some
The Rhubarb and Sauce into the Crust, the Pie into the Oven, an hour later looking Great

~ Another Rhubarb Pie.. All for Me!

Again the rest of the Day was the same old routine, afternoon Cocktail, TV and then dig something up for Dinner
Now today... Flag Day and my Flag is out front at 6 a.m. Few people observe this Day
But the Flags are out along Downtown Parkville's Streets as they always are for every Holiday Observance

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Saturday, June 13, 2015 ~
~ Harvested Rhubarb ~ Made a Pie ~
~ Another Nice $50 Lotto Win ~
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~ What's Wrong with my Finger Doc? ~

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Kinda sprinkly out there on Saturday Morning... and I had planned to do some Gardening up on the Hill
I put that off and started doing some editing on the latest Nature Day Camp Video
I am not too happy with the quality of this Video so far, the bright Sun and deep Shade didn't work
They start in the Picnic Area which works great on a cloudier day but the high contrast with Sun doesn't work so well

Anyway, I got bored with that later and did go out front to get a couple Photos and then went up the Hill to check
And, the Pepper Bed and Tomato bed need weeding, the Tomatoes need more tying up
The Spinach and Beets in those two Beds did practically nothing, too wet, but the weeds did fine

In the Cucumber Bed up there the Cukes are growing some but not near as well as those in the Pot
And the Swiss Chard I planted in the Cucumber Bed has failed to appear at all, then... next the Pumpkins
The one Amish Pie Pumpkin plant the Deer missed gave up completely, A couple of the Big Max ones still look OK

~ Deer Again or did it just Give Up ~ Couple big Max still Going ~

Then I checked the Rhubarb on the Way back in, looking great, needed to be Harvested again... more Pie?

~ Rhubarb Ready to be Harvested ~

So I went back in for a Bag and my Shears and back out to cut down the bigger Stalks, quite a few this time
Dumped them on the Veranda and snipped off the Leaves, too bad you can't eat them, lots went in the Dumpster

~ Harvested ~ Ready for Pie ~ Pie Baked and Ready ~

Then in to rinse the Stalks and cut them into short pieces for Pie, that rested while I headed to the Price Chopper
I had a couple Items I needed as well as some Pie Crust and I got my Lottos on the way out
Had another Cup of Coffee, and then worked my Lottos for a nice $50 Winner, the best one in three Days now
Then started on the Pie, Rhubarb in the Pot with Sugar and Corn Starch, let that Cook some
The Rhubarb and Sauce into the Crust, the Pie into the Oven, an hour later looking Great

~ Another Rhubarb Pie.. All for Me!

Again the rest of the Day was the same old routine, afternoon Cocktail, TV and then dig something up for Dinner
Now today... Flag Day and my Flag is out front at 6 a.m. Few people observe this Day
But the Flags are out along Downtown Parkville's Streets as they always are for every Holiday Observance

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Friday, June 12, 2015 ~
~ Off to the Hand Fixing Doctor ~
~ And a Shopping Spree at JCPenney ~
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~ First 'Slim Fingers' Eggplant in the Pot ~

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Well if isn't one thing it's a half dozen others, first thing Friday off to see an Orthopedist
When I saw my Primary Doctor about the Tick Bite I asked him about my bent finger, getting worse now
He said he would get me a referral to an Orthopedist and they scheduled that for Friday
The bent finger isn't painful but will not straighten out and gets in the way at times

So off to North Kansas City again at 8 a.m. The usual wait, then the tests and then the Doctor
The Doctor came in... talk about a Movie Star, this guy is a young and handsome dude... Yeah!
So he took a look, said yeah, Dupuytren's Contracture, usually genetic, mostly affects Northwest Europeans
In Dupuytren's contracture, the palmar fascia within the hand becomes abnormally thick
Which can cause the fingers to curl and can impair finger function... Just means stiff bent finger to me

~ Dupuytren's Contracture up Close ~

So then he went into the various options, none sounded very good to me, especially the whole hand surgery
And there is a very high recurrence no matter which treatment is used, so... What do you reccomend there Doc?
Well he said, do nothing unless it becomes painful or gets much worse, maybe check back in a year or so

And I headed back home, picked up some Lottos on the way, then another cup of Coffee and worked off all losers
Then what? Well I got this nice 20& off Coupon in the Mail from JCPenny, including already On Ssle Items
Well I did need a few items so then off to JCPenny way up North,headed in for my goodies
Long walk in there no matter what you want... and I had a long walk, Men's stuff and Bath Stuff
I got a new leather Belt, six pair of 'Gold Toe' Socks (the Best), an 'Izod' Polo Shirt, a couple Tee Shirts
Nice pair of Dockers' Khaki slacks and two big yellow Bath Towels, I love them bright yeller Towels!

~ Everything on Sale Plus a $20% off Coupon ~ Total including Tax... $108.00! !

Well, JCPenny always shows inflated 'Regular' prices, most everything is 'On Sale' anyway
Their List Price showed a Total of $193.00, Total Regular discount was $68.00, with Coupon another $25.00 more
So I got all my Loot for $108.. and I think that is a good deal, Penney's sells good stuff

And back home before Noon, cloudy all Morning, Sun then peeking out later, on into the afternoon
Then.. Hey Hey! All the Way! Got an email from 'Hound' the new Phone Search App... Supposed to be the best ever
It said Download... then Install... then Activate... and I then checked it out... Works GREAT!
Take a look here and see what you think, all they said works for me... so far...
~ www.soundhound.com ~
Oh... This is only for Android now.. IPhone losers will have a to wait a while they say

Then the same old afternoon routine slipping off to evening and 'What's for Dinner?'
Well, grilled breast of Chicken, Baked Potato, buttered Carrots and halved Pear Tomatoes with Basil
And a Garlic Buttered Crescent Roll and glass of Vino Tinto, quite an ample repast...

And now another whole Weekend ahead? Off we go again

~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ~
~ Another Nature Day Camp ~
~ New Blu-ray Burner Arrived and Installed ~
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~ Nature Sanctuary Director Explaining Plans for Rehab ~

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It was the Annual Nature Day Camp days at the Nature Sanctuary on Wednesday through Friday
So I headed over about 9 a.m. to set up for some more Video, almost the first one there
And people began coming in, getting set up and organizing the Groups and Projects, me getting Video
I thought I would just Video the Start and get more Video later but then I wanted to get Video of the Waterfall
After all the Rain lately it is really rushing... So a Volunteer was leading two latecomers there and I followed

I reached the Waterfall and got some Video then headed to the Girl Scout Pavilion ahead on the Trail

I ran into a group there making Leaf Prints on T-shirts, got some more Video there
That was about it for me for the Morning, Director Bob FLuchel was there and offered a ride back down
So then I left and headed to the Price Chopper for my Lottos, bought $15, won $15... even up for the Day

Then I worked on the Video some, got tired of that, had my Manhattan and some TV catching up
Went up the Hill to check the Mail. Saw my new Blu-ray Burner was there, back home to install
Pretty simple process, pop off the Computer side and front Panels, remove the cover over the second Drive bay
Slide in the Drive, two little Screws, plug in the Power and SATA Cables and all done
Side and front Panels back on, plug in all the Cables and tried it out... And of course it works

~ New Blu-ray Burner Drive ~ Installing in the New Dell ~

I tried the Blu-ray DVD Playback and then Burned anther copy of my latest Video... Now that Box has all I want in it
On to the rest of the Afternoon, more TV and Dinner, end of another very warm and busy Day

~ Hey... Thursday Next ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Wednesday, June 10, 2015 ~
~ Another Nature Day Camp ~
~ New Blu-ray Burner Arrived and Installed ~
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~ Nature Sanctuary Director Explaining Plans for Rehab ~

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It was the Annual Nature Day Camp days at the Nature Sanctuary on Wednesday through Friday
So I headed over about 9 a.m. to set up for some more Video, almost the first one there
And people began coming in, getting set up and organizing the Groups and Projects, me getting Video
I thought I would just Video the Start and get more Video later but then I wanted to get Video of the Waterfall
After all the Rain lately it is really rushing... So a Volunteer was leading two latecomers there and I followed

I reached the Waterfall and got some Video then headed to the Girl Scout Pavilion ahead on the Trail

I ran into a group there making Leaf Prints on T-shirts, got some more Video there
That was about it for me for the Morning, Director Bob FLuchel was there and offered a ride back down
So then I left and headed to the Price Chopper for my Lottos, bought $15, won $15... even up for the Day

Then I worked on the Video some, got tired of that, had my Manhattan and some TV catching up
Went up the Hill to check the Mail. Saw my new Blu-ray Burner was there, back home to install
Pretty simple process, pop off the Computer side and front Panels, remove the cover over the second Drive bay
Slide in the Drive, two little Screws, plug in the Power and SATA Cables and all done
Side and front Panels back on, plug in all the Cables and tried it out... And of course it works

~ New Blu-ray Burner Drive ~ Installing in the New Dell ~

I tried the Blu-ray DVD Playback and then Burned anther copy of my latest Video... Now that Box has all I want in it
On to the rest of the Afternoon, more TV and Dinner, end of another very warm and busy Day

~ Hey... Thursday Next ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Tuesday, June 09, 2015 ~
~ Another Sunny Day and HOT! 95 Degrees! ~
~ Worked all Day on another Old Video ~
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~ Cukes getting some Climbing Tendrils ~

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A busy Day all Day on Tuesday and another busy Day ahead today, Nature Day Camp again
Tuesday woke up like Monday, bright and Sunny and later quite warm... Well 95 is HOT!
Some luck running around for Lottos, might have actually come out ahead... Doing well the first of this Month
And then, I started early, before my first trip out for tickets... on another Video Remake
The first few Videos I made were just a collection of still Photos as I didn't have an HD Camera back then
And the Photos were all 4X3 Ratio and didn't fill the Screen, so I resized and edited all of them
They look a lot better now and will make a better presentation on a 16X9 Video

I started with the Stills from the first work there, then added the flood Video that damaged the Sanctuary in 2011
Next I need to manage how to add the footage of the rehabilition plans and work to rebuild the place
I might decide to just make another Rehab Video with that footage as I don't want the Video to be too long

Anyway that Project will be put off until after I complete another Nature Day Camp Video I plan to start on Wednesday
I kept on the Video stuff until late afternoon, finally started on my afternoon Routine later than usual
Mixed my Manhattan, found something for Dinner and did a couple more episodes of 'Breaking Bad'
I am almost finished with watching the entire five Seasons for the second time, the show is addictive like the drugs they make

Anyway, a couple of Good Days already this week, off to what I hope will be another good one on Wednesday

~ On to Wednesday! ~ Ever Onward and Upward ~


~ Monday, June 08, 2015 ~
~ Sunny Morning again Monday ~ HOORAY! ~
~ Burned some more Blu-ray DVDs ~
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~ My 'Friends of Platte Parks' Button ~

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First thing Monday I needed a few Copies of the latest Video for the Parkville Mayor and Bob Fluchel
It was all edited and uploaded Sunday so it didn't take long to burn off two more Copies
Then I headed down to the Parkville Coffee House about 8:30 a.m. Lewis and Dean were there

So the 'Show and Tell began, I had the most to relate on Monday, some Flood Photos amd that Event on the River
And of course my new 'Friends of Platte Parks' Button I had pinned to my shirt
A short time later, Director Bob Fluchel came in to join us with the latest, he was going to work in the Sanctuary
Our conflab went on to near 10 a.m. when Dean and Bob had to leave, so Lewis and I adjourned also

I headed to the Fast Stop to trade in a $15 Winner for three more Losers... BAH HUMBUG!
About time for a 'Brunch' then, I skipped Breakfast, took care of that with some fresh Baked Bread and Apple Sauce
Then it was time to go trade for some more Lottos and I hit the Machine at the Price Chopper
And this time some better, a $5 and $40 Winner! That's the way I like it, so back to the Fast Stop to cash in
I got $15 more Lottos and then won a $15 Ticket, got my money back anyway... time to quit while s ahead

And I did take a side trip to City Hall, the Mayor was in a Meeting so I lelt her new DVD with the Receptionist
Back home for what then? ... Well, several ideas, more old Videos to edit over again,... and test my Video Camera
I had been experimenting with different frame rates and renderings and the last Video I didn't like
I had set the Camera to a lower Frame rate and it made the rendered Video a bit jittery... no go there
So I set the Camera Frame back to 60fps and then rendered to 30fps and 60fps frames to check the result
And the render to 60fps looked as good as ever so for now I am going to try that

The rest of the Day was pretty Routine, same old... I did win a couple Lottos, won $20 Saturday and $25 Sunday
Then Monday won a $40, $15 and then a $15... not bad but... someday... the BIG ONE!

Sliced up and stored the latest loaf of Home made Bread, nuked up a Tamale for Dinner... Ole!
Then on to TV, Cocktail and finished off another good Day

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


~ 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 ~



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