Friday, July 30, 2010


My friend Bob called me this morning. "Hey, whatcha doing?" "Nothing, why?" "Wanna go to Cabela's with me?" "Sure!" His wife, Judy, hates the place because of all the stuffed animals. The guys I use to work with were always telling me 'you need to go to Cabela's' 'I can't believe you've not been to Cabela's' Well, now I've been to Cabela's. What a treat that was. I can't get over the size of the place and everyone was SO nice. You could strike up a conversation with anyone. It took most of the day and I really enjoyed myself. Got some ammo and some other goodies.
Then met everyone for dinner and when they found out where we went and what I bought!!!!! Lois said, "Are you expecting a war?" Well...............maybe.
Got home and expected to find a mishap from poor Archie being in the house for most of the day, but, he was a very good boy. Cleo was outside because it was not very hot today. My kids are so good. So, I am set for the most part, but, must still get some more food stocked up. Just still have that crazy feeling or, maybe it's just the Girl Scout coming out in me.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WE'RE IN THE MONEY............

Today I picked up my mail and there was a letter from the auction house. The check wasn't what I'd hoped for but at least I'm rid of the excess baggage. I guess this depression, errrrr, I mean recession, is still going strong. Sometimes I feel like just crawling into a hole and hoping this will all get better. Then I think, no, stupid, this isn't la-la-land, this is real and you better be prepared. But, when I talk to people they still look at me like I'm some crazed person thats watched too much of Survivior. Anyhow, what to do with this money? Buy Gold, Buy Silver, dig a hole in the back yard and bury it? Buy another gun and more ammo? Dump it on the bed and roll around in it naked? Decisions, decisions, decisions. Notice I didn't say anything about putting it in the bank.
"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
Thomas Jefferson, (Attributed)
3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

Now don't plan on coming to my house and stealing it, I will shoot you. Besides, it won't be here, I'm paying my fall taxes with it. HA!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


That's a 'noogie' in Archie's mouth. We had finished our brunch and my friends, Bob and Weezie, little grandson, who was 3 last month, had gotten up from a short nap. He had his noogie in his mouth and took it out to show Archie. Next thing we know, it's in Archie's mouth. We were all laughing so hard at those two, but Bob had the sense to get his camera and snap some pics.


Archie and I were invited up to friends for brunch this morning. Homemade dried beef gravey on fried potatoes and onions with scrapple and toast and GOOD coffee and cold OJ. Boy that was good. Am waiting for him to email the pics he took of Archie and I will post them. Too funny.
Then stopped at my friend Patty's and dropped off the Southern Living Mags I had been saving for her. She is originally from VA and she misses the south. While there, a really nasty, but fast-moving storm hit, so, I was storm-stayed for a while.
Then left there and stopped at Fred's to chit-chat, didn't stay long.
Then went to PetSmart to pick up a few things and while there, got a call from Ross that they were going to the restaurant!!!! Yay!!!!
Told him where I was and I had to take Archie home first then I would be up. Stopped for gas cause I was running on the fumes. Got home and Cleo had messed in the kitchen. Must've been a bad storm or she wouldn't have done that. No, I did not yell at the poor thing, I could tell she was embarrassed about it. Cleaned that up and took off for the restaurant where, to my delight, Bill and Lois were there too!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Sorry about not blogging much lately for those of you who care. Seems something is going on everyday, and, for that, I am greatful. Still meeting my friends up at the restaurant every night. It's been sparce a couple of nights tho. Ross's truck died, swallowed a valve and ruin the motor. Cummins wouldn't do anything about it, so, he's selling the old Freightliner and going to work for someone else. He's not been there all week until tonight. His wife, Artie, missed three nights because of his schedule. Judy was sick a couple of days and tonight was the first time she and her husband, Bob, showed up. Lois came a couple of nights, once with hubby Bill. But tonight he was away at a bowling tournament. It was good to all be together, plus we saw a few people we hadn't seen in a while.
Tomorrow I go sit at 'a famous person from this county's' house for a tour day. OMG its suppose to be 99 degrees out and there is NO air conditioning. Just because they didn't have it in 1700. Go figure. Probably nobody will show up anyhow.
Mowed the yard yesterday, second time this month. Even got ambitious and cleaned the mower and gave it a bath.
Had a fellow show up to talk to me about a medicare supplement. Still haven't picked one yet. But, I like him and I don't think he'll do me wrong. If you want good insurance, you have to know and trust your agent. And, since I have the house and vehicles with the same company he's with, it'll be a good fit.
I'd sure like somebody to tell me where the last 45 years went. Seems like it was just last week I was cruising around my hometown in my 'vette having a good old time. Now, I'm on medicare!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Wow, I've only been at this 7 months and I got my first RUDE comment from some ANONYMOUS fool, no less. So, now I'll have to moderate my comments like everyone else. Why are people so mean? I do this as my own way to vent. If you, the reader, don't like what or how I write, then don't read the blog. Simple? It's like, don't bitch about whats on TV, change the channel or turn it off and read a book. Simple?

Monday, July 19, 2010


On Sunday, I was scoping out the 'Medicare Supplement' sites and filled out a questionaire. DO NOT, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER, EVER DO THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! This morning I got a phone call from a nice gent in the neighboring county about said insurance. I set up an appointment for Wednesday. Ah, all is well. I like him. I went to the PO, did some errands, one of which was to stop at my attorney's. The nice lady in her office gave me a name of a fellow that has started a Med. Suppl. Dept. with the insurance company I already deal with for the house and vehicles! Perfect. When I got home there were 4, yes 4 messages on the machine. One phone call from a guy in Tampa FL. Then another call that I ignored because I was talking to the guy she reccommended. Are ya still with me? Anyhow, I ended up calling the first guy and told him I was going with someone else. And had to put this message on my answering machine. "Hi, you've reached xxx-xxxx. If you're calling about a medicare supplemental insurance plan. I'm good. I don't need to talk to you. Thank you very much for your time. Good Bye" I've got 4 more messages since then but all I hear is snickering in the back ground. Guess they're getting the message. Bunch of sharks, circling, waiting for the next idiot. Oh, yes, I've Blocked/Bounced at least a dozen e-mails also. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Went to town to the restaurant tonight. Didn't expect anything to happen but, my friends had two birthday cakes and the restaurant crew all sang to me. Even some of the patrons joined in. It was really, really nice.
Not much else going on. The auction guys came yesterday and pick up what I had ready to go. The house is looking empty and that was only Phase 1. The chimney sweep is coming on Monday. He is such a cool guy. Arrives in a white tee shirt and pressed jeans and leaves the same. I don't know how he does it. He also checks the chimney and the stove to make sure everything is OK. Can't be too careful.
New door is in, and I need to order more siding for when we take out the back sliding door and put in windows.
All the 'kids' are fine, loving the A/C. Just got my electric bill today and it only went up $20 from last month. It's been stinking hot this past couple of weeks, and is suppose to continue into next week. We did get some more rain. The crops are loving it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


About 7:30 this morning I woke up to the phone ringing. One little short bleep. Then lost all power. No lights, no scanner, no fan. No nuttin'. Just the quiet, peaceful noise (an oxymoron?) of RAIN. Nice and steady, all day. Just what we so badly needed. Praise GOD. I stood out in the middle of the back yard (NO, I wasn't naked) and got soaked. After two weeks of 90+ degrees, it felt wonderful.
Packed some more crap for the sale today. Then tonight I met Artie and Ross at the restaurant for supper. I never go up there on the weekends but I treated self to spaghetti and meat balls.
Busy week coming up, Dr appt on Monday. Archie gets a haircut on Tuesday. Fred is coming down Wednesday to take the ceiling fan and some lights down that are going to the sale. Thursday the auction house guys are coming to take the stuff. Friday is open. Saturday is lunch with old friends.
I got a notice from my insurance on Friday, July 9th. (remember that date) telling me that since I was now turning 65 I would no longer be covered under this insurance as of JUNE 30th. Now, wouldn't ya think they should've told me the middle of June not the middle of July. So, since I must pick a supplemental insurance, and I was seriously considering staying with UNITED HEALTH CARE. Guess what, ain't goin' to happen now. I'll have to go back to the dentist and pay for that visit and go back to the lab and maybe be able to change the bloodwork charge over to medicare. What a bunch of sneaky bastards.

Thursday, July 8, 2010



Went to the dentist today. Remember when the hygenist pulled my filling out last week? Well, today he fixed it, NO CHARGE. I wonder what he would've done if I hadn't make a stink about it.
Had my catfish tonight, the whole gang was there. Such fun. Hope we can keep doing it. Sure does brighten the day.
Bill brought up the 'changes' that were coming with this health-care bill and how you will be taxed on the amount of the value of your insurance. Artie was shocked beyond words, she knew nothing about it. And, she is our hometown's treasurer.
Our gubment is just slip-slidin' and sneakin' around and the average human bean is in the dark, just where the PTB want them. Get your #$%^&* heads out of your @#$%, folks. It's not going to be long.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Well, I truly hope everyone had a good 4th of July. I was a little busy with packing stuff up for the coming sale, plus more painting and spackling. I did remember to hang out the good old stars and stripes. I think I'll continue to do that everyday. Maybe even get a solar spot light and leave the flag out all the time, except in inclimate weather, of course. It is easy to spot when you come down the road and people need a reminder some times, As much as this country is in trouble, it's still the greatest nation on earth. For now.
I got an email from a friend about praying for America everyday for 140 days, starting today. This is the site. Can't be a bad thing if you're a believer, if you're not a believer, well, then, do you own thing. Whatever works for you!
Tomorrow is Dad's birthday, Archie and I will go over as usual. He'll be painting on a tractor hood, if it's not too hot. What a guy. The world will get along with out him when he goes, but I don't know what Sharon will do without her daddy.
Neighbor came down this morning, wants to buy the car. Told him it's not for sale. He then told me that his two stepsons wrecked their cars. They ran into each other. And, he wants to buy this car? Not a chance, I wouldn't sell it to him if he offered $10,000. This is the car my friend, that died last July, had. I haven't gotten the estate settle yet. He told me, 'well it's been sitting for a year' 'Yeh, well, I don't want to sell it.' What a ditz.