Monday, January 31, 2011

Good Weather

The weather is finally being what it should be here in the hanging moss and swamp state of Florida. At least here in New Port Richey.  The temps are going to be in the 70's for the whole week and that is going to be great.  The nights will dip down in the 50's which makes it nice to pull up the covers and sleep.
I think Nancy has come down with whatever I had because she has been coughing and really is down.  She wasn't able to go to church yesterday so I went with Sam and Carolyn.  After church we had our dinner at Kaposey's.  This small place sure has a crowd on Sunday's. It is because everyone is friendly,the service is fast and the food is very good.
We thought we would be able to get out and do some things this week,but with Nancy not feeling very well we'll just have to wait.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Flea Market Day

Yesterday was another Flea Market day.  I bought some vinyl materail for our florida room to replace the ones that have shrunk and now letting in the cold.  I had bought some at a window place in town and it cost twice as much as the one I got yesterday at the Flea Market.  Also bought vegetables and Nancy got a few things.  The weather is getting more like it should be this time of the year.
Today is always planned.  Its Saturday and you know that means college basketball.
Have a nice day.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Got Groceries

Yes we did,finally got out to Walmart and bought groceries.  The good part was Nancy had $12.00 in coupons.  The bad part was it still cost quite a bit.  Have you noticed that the boxes and containers for things are smaller yet the same price. For instance town house crackers which we like.  The box is no longer 16oz,it is now 13.5oz.  So I told Nancy looks like we will be switching to ritz crackers instead.  Besides isn't everything better on a ritz?
After getting home and unloading it was time to go to "Little Caesars" for our weekly pizza fix. After all it is wednesday and that means it was only $4.44 for a large with pepperoni.
The weather is still on the cool side but getting warmer each day and by the weekend will be in the 70's.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


 Here is what it looked like yesterday a couple of hours before the predicted big storm that was to happen.  Dark and gloomy skies with a gust of wind every now and then.

 Then the heavens opened up and let a flow of rain with wind,but not as much wind as they thought it would be. The rain lasted out the night and this morning is nice and sunny with a temp of 60°.  We started to Walmart to get some groceries Monday but we've not gotten there yet so maybe today we will get our groceries.  

The 55 watt solar panel that I bought off of ebay is still in the motorhome window where the sun is shining on it to produce enough power to keep the two house batteries charged up.  They are fully charged so now the controller is putting a trickle charge on them. I hope the weather will soon be good enough to where I can get on top of the motorhome to put the solar panel in its permanent position.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Yesterday was spent like most sports fans I imagine,watching the football play off games.  This is about the only time I watch the pro football games.  The sun did shine but the weather was still cool all day long and not much different today.  As you know we eat on the cheap side whenever we can and yesterday was one of those days.  Here in the Tampa aera the McDonalds have their hamburgers on Sunday for 49¢ and cheese burgers for 69¢.  I buy the hamburgers take them home and fix them up with a slice of cheese,tomato and onion.  This makes for a pretty good cheese burger. Told you I was cheap.  Not really as I tell Nancy it has something to do being brought up by my mother when my dad got killed in a coal mining accident. I was 12 and my brother 10 at that time and we had to really watch the little money that mom was getting plus the few cents my brother and I could earn from what ever we could do. Any way I think this up bringing help us in later life.  We will have to get out and do some shopping today which I'm sure will include a trip to Walmart. 

Sunday, January 23, 2011


We've had nice weather,a lot of rain with lightning and thunder and cold last night. So what ever kind of weather you like we have had it in the last few days. Yesterday I went to the flea market to pick up a few things and then just spent the day watching college basketball games on television. I'm feeling much better after being down with whatever it was for almost a month.  I don't usually get that way for a long time before I bounce back.  I just hope whatever it was I don't get it again. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nice Visit

We did go to Dallas and Gerry Jude's house up in Wildwood yesterday.  We had a very nice visit and Dallas's brother Denny came over while we there.  Our trip up and back was good with not a over amount of traffic on I-75. 

Here Gerry is playing the small fiddle that was a gift to Dallas.  You can tell she was having a good time.  Dallas and Gerry are two very good friends and very nice people that made us feel very welcome.  It was a very nice day with the temp around 75 and sunny.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nothing still new.  To tell the truth we are just not feeling the best and that is keeping us from doing things.  We're not real sick just enough to not being our usuall selves.  Yesterday Carolyn and Sam invited us over for some spaghetti,which was good.  I am now having some stomach problems in that when I eat it is causing pain going down.  Maybe to much acid?  Well anyway I know you don't want to hear about all this(after me already telling you about it).
Today Sam,Carolyn,Nancy and I are going up to Wildwood to see our friends Dallas and Gerry Jude that are also from the West Virginia.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rain Today

We finally got to church yesterday.  It has been a while that Nancy and I both were up to going.  We are on the mend though. Yesterday was a nice sunny day and the temp got up to 75°.  After church Sam,Carolyn,Nancy and myself had dinner at Kaposey's.
It rained almost all night and is still rainning this morning,but thats ok we don't have any plans except going to Walmart sometime today,with hopes that the rain will stop or slow down enough for that.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Flea Market Day

Yesterday we went to the USA Flea Market.  I found some large alligator clips for my battery charger that I have been looking for for months.  I had one of them on my charger that broke,it was made of heavy plastic and the ones I bought are all metal,so they should last a long time.  I also bought some vegetables.  From the flea market it was to Pam's Kitchen for dinner.  I was dissapointed with the food this time as it was not close to being prepared as I had told them and after it came the second time out still wasn't very good.  After the dinner we went to the inside flea market that was in the same strip mall where we had eaten.  The evening was doing the usual things.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Did I say cold!

Someone please tell me I'm in Florida.  I keep hearing "this is not your normal weather for Florida". After two straight winters like this I'm begining to think it is normal weather for Florida. This morning it was 31 when we woke up.
Yesterday Sam and I went down to the Northern Tool and Equipment store at Tarpon Springs to see what it looked like.  This was my first time in the store and I have to say it will not be my last time.  This place has just about any kind of tool a guy would want or need.  After spending around an hour looking around and buying a few things we went to Walmart to get a couple of needed items.  On the way back home we stopped and got a Little Caesar's "Hot and Ready" pizza.  The remainder of the day was a short nap,on the computer and watching a couple of college basketball games on the tv.  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I finally got the antibiotic prescription filled yesterday.  So now I hope I will start on the mend and quit so much coughing.

The flowers are still having a time trying to stay alive in this weather.  Some will make it and some won't.

Yesterday was a dreary day with clouds most of the day. The sun did try to get out towards the evening time.  Carolyn invited us over for dinner yesterday evening,she had made chili with beans which tasted very good.  After eating and sitting around talking for a while we all took a short walk around the park.  The rest of the evening was watching the college "BCS" football game.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Here we go again

Around and around again yesterday.  I called the doctor office to make sure they called my prescription in to Walmarts since the fax that they sent in was lost somewhere in cyber space.  They said yes they did call it in.  I then called Walmart to see if it was ready. Here we go again,the Walmart pharmacy said they never got a call from the doctors office. So the antibiotics I'm supposed to be taking is nowhere to be found.  I guess I will have to go to the doctors office and get the prescription in my hands and take it in.  I told Nancy maybe I should make a video of me handing the prescription to the pharmacy just in case they may say I never gave it to them.  I've had trouble with the Walmart pharmacy before but nothing like this. So today will be a day of doing nothing again,Nancy and I do that like old pros already.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Yesterday I was back at the doctor.  They did an xray and EKG,everything was ok on those,but still congested.  The doc fax a prescription to Walmart for antibiotics.  So when it came evening time we went to Walmart for a few things and to pic up my medicine.  No medicine,it seems as though Walmart didn't get the fax,I said I have a copy of the fax he did send it.  I'll go home get the copy to show you.  Came back showed the copy. No good they have to have original,I don't have the original he fax it to you people,we don't have it. It started to sound like the Abbot and Costella bit that was on tv years ago about the baseball players. Anyway I had to call the doctor's office and get them to call in the prescription.  The rest of the evening was as usuall. 

Friday, January 07, 2011

Thrift Stores

Although I'm still on the puny side with more coughing then should be we went out with Sam and Carolyn yesterday.  We went out to see if we could find bargains at the thrift stores.  First it was to a couple of stores in a small plaza where Sam bought some things,Nancy and myself didn't see anything we couldn't do without.  From there we were off to the Salvation Army store in Holiday.  Once again Nancy and I didn't find anything,but Sam who seems to like the thrift store thing bought a couple of things.  After that we came home,ate dinner and did our evening thing that we always do.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Hair Cut

Yesterday was haircut day for Nancy and myself.  First we went to Aldi to get a few groceries and then it was for a haircut which took a while.  There were quite q few ahead of us.   From there I stopped a Pizza Hut for the pasta special which we brought home and shared with our friends Sam and Carolyn Opauski,who are renting the cottage next to us.  Then it was just our typical evening.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Getting Better

I didn't mean for this blog to be a health and wellness blog but that is what has been happening to me lately.  Anyway I'm getting better and it does seem to be more of a virus or some kind of bug instead of just a sinus thing.  There are quite a few of the people in the park with the same thing.  I've still got a linering deep cough.
I managed to finally get the Christmas light off of the carport and put them away.  We also went to Sams Club for a few things I just wished Sams didn't have such a big bunch of things together.  I guess that is the most profitable for them.  The weather has returned to our normal temps of around 70° which feels good.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very Nappy New Year.  I still fell puny today.  Maybe after a very more doses of the pills in the z tab or zpac which ever its called,I will feel better.  Just sitting around and feeling sorry for myself.