Monday, December 31, 2012

56 years

WOW,fifty-six years ago today Nancy and I at 18 and 17 years of age went to the Mingo county court house and got married. we went into the county clerks office and told him we wanted to get married. He said it would be $5.00. Not a big fancy wedding but a marriage that has lasted thru the rough and good times. We had people that told us it wouldn't last being married that young. It may not,but we will keep working at it.
We will go out some place later on and have a nice dinner. Then as we always do this evening we will be making cabbage rolls for tomorrows meal.
Saturday I watched a football and basketball game and lost both of them. I won't tell you which teams,but let you know I'm from West Virginia and always liked Kentucky Wildcat basketball,enough said.
How about you will you be doing the same this New Years Eve? 
Whatever you are doing please be safe,I need all you readers and thanks for being with me this year. I hope we can share another year together.
Happy New Year and have a great day.   

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Everyday chores

Here it is saturday again. Man the days sure go by fast these days.
This means another day of college basketball and also maybe some bowl games of football.
I always kid Nancy that I have the chores of feeding my animals and attending to the crops.
As far as feeding animals,they are the squirrels and birds that come to the feeder during the day. The crops are four tomato plants that I have. I hope I get a few tomates off of them before the cold weather kills out the plants.
The crops are easier to attend to than when we lived in West Virginia. I had 25 tomato plants,12 green pepper plants plus the green onions,potatoes,cabbage and lettuce. How about you do you still have a small garden?  I know you don't now but in the summertime.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rain and Post office

Well are you over Christmas or is it still lingering on?  Like now you may have to exchange that gift for the right size or for something all together different. Maybe go to the store and get all those things that are on a special discount. 
I had to get out and mail a couple of packages yesterday.
I knew we were to have a bad storm by watching morning weather report. As I was getting closer to the post office I could see the black clouds moving in and hoping I would make it before the rain hit.
As it happened the rain came before I got to the post office. Not to worry though we always have more than enough umbrellas handy. In the car at the house umbrellas everywhere. In fact we bought enough umbrellas incase someone visting us and it starts to rain when they are leaving we tell them to take an umbrella. So with one in hand off I went into the post office. One good thing is with a heavy rain there was no one in line.
We are having cold weather here today with the temp 42 this morning and only 63 for the day. Looks like another good day to catch up on the inside chores.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Nancy and I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas.  May your day be joyful and happy.
This was the scene looking down our sreet last night. Christmas lights and the milk jugs with burning candles in front of each site.
I saw this unusual camper the other day at Walmart and thought it was fixed up nice.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Look out Christmas is about upon us. Just a few more days of watching all those commercials that will save you money if you buy at their store. Hey you think they would take a check on that bank in Nigeria where I have millions of dollars waiting on me?  The best way to spend Christmas is with family if you possibly can. Sometimes that can;t happen when the children and grand children are spread out over the country. But hey,we have all those momories of past christmas right?
Speaking of cold weather I think it doesn't matter where you are in the good old USA that you are kind of chilly today.  Our temperature this morning was 47. Some of you are way colder.
Today looks really good for staying in and watching the college basketball games. That is after my saturday big breakfast.
Thanks to all who have been wishing for me to get better. I think I'm finally and slowly on the mend. Its been a rough two weeks for me.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Doctor Doctor

Man the title to the post says it all. Very boring but thats what we have been doing. We have never been down for this long,of course we have never been this old before either.
The new medicine that the doctor prescribe me is making me feel better but not completely. So maybe it will. Nancy went to see the doctor monday,and you guessed it. Different medicine for her. Her blood pressure just won't come down no matter what the try. All the test and scans she had shows nothing so it looks like they are stumped.  I guess thats why they say a doctor practices medicine.
We did get out for a couple of hours yesterday to walk and loaf in Kmart.  Didn't buy anything just looked around and talked about how much fun it use to be buying Christmas presents when our kids were small.
Yeah we are getting older.
Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Doctor again

Well I'm feeling about the same as I have all week. I took all of the medicine that the docotr prescribedso yesterday morning it was back to see the doc.
No the photo isn't blurry. Thats the fog that we had on ridge road as I started out. The Gulf coast Medical Center where we see our doctor is open seven days a week. Although our doctor is only in 5 days a week there is a doctor there.
Turning off ridge road onto route 19 was more of the fog.
Getting in to see the doctor and getting checked he said I had fluid in the ears and infection in the throat. Chest xray showed lungs clear. So it was different and more medicine. One bunch of pills are taken 5 times a day and the other bottle of pills twice a day.
I sure hope this dose of pills do what they are suppose to.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Still the same

Just a short one today as I really don't feel like doing much of anything.
I did see the doctor and it looks as though I have a bad sinus infection.
I've been taking antibiotics and they are not doing much. My throat swells so much my adams apple doesn't want to move. So I've been drinking water all night long to keep it moving. I sure hope I can get some sleep tonight.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Feeling ill

I could say this past weekend was like all the others,but that wasn't the case.
I woke up saturday morning with a head cold and sore throat. I just felt plain miserable the whole weekend and not any better today. I didn't even feel like having my big saturday breakfast. Tried watching the ballgames,couldn't concentrate on them enough to really get intrested in them. So maybe I'll feel better in a couple of days.
Sorry to post with my problems. 
Nancy had to go and get blood drawn this morning and will be seeing the doctor again next monday.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Saturday, December 08, 2012

A little walking

Yesterday we were going to do a little walking at the  Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. This is a new park in the Florida park system. It is very small and not completed,so small they only have seven parking places. That was a problem for us because we didn't have a spot to park in.
So we went to the Port Richey Waterfront Park to do the walking. This is also a small park they are upgrading with plenty of parking.
Several people were out on the pier trying their luck at catching fish from the bay.
Some nice flower blooms on the bushes. We walked out on the pier and then out and around to the boat launch. Theres always a nice cool breeze here and felt good on this sunny day.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Pearl Harbor Day

Let us not forget that day in 1941. Many people lost their lives in the attack. I don't actually remember the day as I was only 3 at the time but I do remember World War II.
We went to the John Chesnut Park yesterday to do dome walking.
This to us is so much better than in the RV Park. We like to get out and see the wildlife.
We saw this small gator floating with its head sticking out of the water. If you look close you can see the gators body hanging straight down.
Tarpon Lake was nice and smooth for the day.
Couple of egrets feeding on the shore line.
This anhinga drying its wings after swimming in and under the water.
Here are two of the five deer we saw out feeding.
We had a nice day that wasn't very hot to do our walking.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 06, 2012


Well with the Christmas lights up about all that was pressing for yesterday was watering the flowers and the couple of tomato plants that I have. Also putting out bird seeds in the feeder for the birds and squirrels. The squirrels always get there first to get the sunflower seeds.
Nancy and I took a short walk arond the park. When we got around to the lake we saw some people had gathered up,which means a gator is out to be seen.
Yes sure enough it was an alligator.
Not only was the gator out,but it was eating a duck that it had caught. If you look close you can see the feathers hanging out of its mouth. This is the first time we have seen an alligator here eating a duck. The ducks always just swim around on the lake all the time.
After getting back to the house I went to Little Caesar's to get us a "Hot & Ready" pepperoni pizza.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Lights up

Yesterday I got all the Christmas lights up around the carport and down the posts. then on the way to Walmart we stopped in Wendys to grab a bite to eat. Nancy had the grilled chicken with fries and I had the Daves burger with fries. But wait you say,you're cheap what happened to the value meal? Aha,we had a coupon that gave us the sandwiches free went you buy a small fries and small drink. This Wendys is a new remodel Wendys that looks like maybe a model for future Wendys. First thing you notice is a large wall tv that is built in with a fireplace under it. The you give the cashier your order walk around pick up your order and get your drink from one of those new machines with all the buttons.
From there it was to Walmart. I got a gift card to buy gas at $3.20--9/10  while Nancy did her shopping.
The light all came on last night everyone of the bulbs were on.
A different way to show it.
Really something doesn't look right in this photo. It doesn't seem right to have Christmas lights and live hanging flower baskets.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Laid back day

Yep another laid back day. Is there any other kind of day when you reach a certain age?  We thought of going out to do a little walking but I told Nancy I needed to get out the Christmas lights and check them to see if they were all burning. I need to get them put up some time this week. Several of the folks in the park have their lights up already and I don't want to wait too long. I also found some Christmas things that we haven't used in years so out to the dumpster they will go.
Finally got around to doing some more grilling on a couple of sirloin steaks that I've had in the freezer. I did a good job of grillin' the steaks with onions and peppers and Nancy did a better one on the italian green beans and the fried taters. Yum good eating. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  

Monday, December 03, 2012

Back in time

Yes back in time,thats what happened to me on thursday. I forgot to mention in fridays post that we also went to the Sausage House. They have Hungarian,German and Polish sausage and meats. I bought a few different meats and treats that I just had to have. When eating them it took me back to when I was a young boy. I would go to my aunt's house after they had killed a hog and did the butchering. Then my aunt would do the cooking and I would get some of the goodies. Man did that stuff taste good.
Saturday was the same as always,Nancy reading her ebooks and me watching the college games on the tv.
Yesterday after church we didn't eat out because we still had spaghetti left over the Nancy cooked saturday. The rest of the day was rest. Like we needed rest. If you are not at that age yet you don't know what I mean.
No plans today we will just let it happen.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.