Sunday, July 27, 2014


waxing his pick-up.  He's got one more aluminum wheel and the top to do and he's done.  He's dropping hints about the top.  Plus he's telling me the '57 Buick needs washed and I should really use some rubbing compound on that chrome or it'll never come back.  Next it'll be the '72 Buick, which he NEVER drives, and, oh yes, the motorcycle should be gone over.  It's a 1967 Honda dream, restored.  I truly believe he is doing this in order to get his stuff ready for a sale.  But, we haven't talked  much about it, yet.

Weather has been really nice, hot, but not humid.  Turn the A/C on for the dogs by mid afternoon.  Since I lost those three Birch trees, the south side of the house gets hot and stuffy by then. 

New kitten is doing great, but, I think I will change his name from Dexter to Elliot.  He looks more like a Elliot and my friend Chet doesn't like the name Dexter 'cause of some TV show.  He's growing into a Elliot for sure. 

That's about all that's happening around here.  Looks like we'll be getting a storm soon, gotta go.......


Friday, July 18, 2014

AS PER A REQUEST FROM DIZZY DICK.........'s been 3 months and 13 days since I last blogged.........and.........I guess people are wondering....worrying....watching.   Where to start?

First, Dad is about the same.  He is mowing his yard, but, cleaning the mower is a chore.  His neighbor was over yesterday and in a flash was down on the floor and cleaning it out.  He has such good neighbors.  Dad turned 96 a couple of Sundays ago and all of his neighbors threw an ice cream and cake party.  He was really surprised and pleased.  They all look out for him.

Critters are all  Had an issue with Coco in June.  Was getting ready to comb her out and noticed a grease spot on her left side.  Got a gob of wet paper towels and started to wipe only to find it was blood and a hole the size of a quarter opened up.  Got her to the vet who immediately started poking and pushing and another hole opened up.  She then said it looked like a dog bite to her. 
Which meant Daisy.  They do freak out when anyone, especially Amish, goes by.  Being in the house and no way to relieve the aggression and turn on each other.  They did just that 3 days later when I installed a new fire/smoke/co2 alarm.  So, Coco was stitched up and sent home that night with meds and the 'collar of shame'.  Hair's growing back, scars almost hidden.  June also found me saving a kitten out of my maple tree.   He is grey with white socks and belly all the way up under his chin.  Named him Dexter.
Then, Archie started screaming one night.  Got him to the vet and she determined it was a pinched nerve or maybe be muscular.  Gave him a shot, sent home with meds.  Had to buy a harness and stop using a lead on the collar.  He's doing much better.  Told them all that the 'vet account budget' is tapped out
Storms about every week.  Some up close and personal.  Corn is looking good.  Haven't been doing much to the house.  Trying to keep the weeds out of the flower beds. 
Having breakfast with the usual gang on Fridays, but, haven't been meeting the girls for supper like before.  My day is split between this place, these guys, and, going over to dad's until 4, 5 sometimes 6, depending on what he is into.  Just too tired to go out for supper. 
So, there you have it.  Sorry for not posting in a while.  Hope all who read this humble blog are well and having a good summer.  Will try to post more often.