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I looked up online about vehicle license renewal. In my state they have extended the date by 90 days if your did date falls after March. Whew, I'm good for another 3 months. Another date to remember though. 

 

 

LIARS!  LIARS, LIARS PANTS ON FIRE!

 

I just drove by and their door was propped open. I had to come back home for my S.S. card (Indy drivers license) and go back for my tag. They won't answer their phone and put wrong info on their website. The girl outside trying to direct people had no clue what to do. She kept asking me if I had an Ohio drivers license. I told her twice I have dual residencies. She asked again for my Ohio license. She had my Indiana license in her hand. I told her you can only have one license at a time. No response. I told her I'd explain up at the desk. No problems there.I got the sticker with one day to spare. 

 

If this virus keeps on giving, I'm going to have to work on my stare down face. I think it kinda loses some of its effect with a mask on.  :ph34r: <--------Jeepers trying to look tough.   Fail.

 

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Walked, fed dogs, did video. Took cases of canned food to pantry B out back. Made fresh cucumber salad, baked falafel, (and a homemade turkey pot pie for DH), cut up 2 mangoes and that may be it for the day.

 

The falafel turned out good, but a little salty for me. I followed the recipe, but will leave out salt next time.


Will water gardens tonight as it is 92 today and no rain until Sunday, when we should get plenty!

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Oh my, what a beautiful day it was.  80° when I got up around 4 am.  Decided to drain the ‘hot tub’. :008Laughing:Hot tub in AZ in the summer. :008Laughing:  We turn it off. When we first got it, 125° + in the summer.  Anyway, it still had a thermocline, cool on the bottom, but warm on the top.  Added chems to cycle thru the hoses & drained it, then, cleaned the shell.  Next time we want to use it, I’ll add the natural bio cleaner as it fills and we will be cool, for about two weeks.  Typical city water is still only 80°, but, is nice for a soak.  
 

The lakes & rivers are already overgrown with algae and weeds.  A lot of kayakers are complaining about the fish dying off and the weeds clogging the areas.  :sigh:  We wanted to go yesterday, but DH got a “meh” feeling, and we don’t go when either he or I feel that way.  Not worth it, plus we usually see something on the news, that affirms it.  No need to temp fate.
 

It got up to 95° most of the day, light cloud cover, with dark clouds around the mountains, most of the day.  Then, the sun came out, and we shot up to around 100°. Sigh.  Yeah, no extra covid around here. :amen:

 

Did a couple loads of laundry, customers, training Storm, he likes to chase cars and kids.  I haven’t used the shock collar on him in a couple of months, battery died, but, when I put it on him today, he was my best friend and staying really close to me.  :grinning-smiley-044:  It even worked to calm down his barking, “bark, bark, bark”, at the UPS delivery person.  My goodness, he’s gotta make a scene any time they go by, even if they don’t stop.  :sigh:  Shock collars are a good thing, even if I only use the beep sound.  Lol

 

Made barbecued, hickory smoked lamb chops & bread sticks, cauliflower and long grain & wild rice for dinner.  
 

Tomorrow we need to be in Fountain Hills by 10 am., to pick up a solid wood, roll top desk, DH found for $75.00. Normally $1,500. on Amazon. :scratchhead:  I hope it is as good as he says.  So, in the mean time... I spent a week sorting out old business records, from our closed businesses, going back to 2005, shredding the old stuff, boxing up the records that can still be audited, until next year, and condensing the current records.  My poor shredder got hot!  And, the roll off dumpsters are full and heavy!  Oops.  I’m actually down to 4 drawers of company paperwork and if, the roll top has file drawers, I will be able to get rid of the two metal filing cabinets I’ve used for 30+ years.  Hopefully.

 

Stacked & organized most of my art & sewing supplies, still hoping there will be enough room with the new bed, supposed to be here today, but wasn’t, the new desk, filing cabinet, my art desks and supplies. I’m really pushing it in a 10’ x 10’ room. :icon19:  plus, I have my old fashioned typewriters, one from the 1930’s and one from the 1990’s.... printer, computer, and... all my clothes... and ....  :imoksmiley:

 

Need to can the tomatoes I’ve collected, before the birds got at them, probably only get 3-5 pints, God willing.  
 

So, yeah, I have been busy, and hoping everyone is hanging in there.  Oh, our high, highest high, according to my vehicle, has been 115°F.  :0327:  And... it isn’t Summer yet.  :24:

 

 

 

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A wild morning it was! I heard what sounded like a huge wind blowing, loud enough to wake me at about 5 am or ??? I lifted my head to listen more carefully and then things started going BOOM, BOOM, BOOM with flashes of sparks accompanying every one. Then the power goes out. Looked outside and it was torrential outside, both wind and rain. Went back to bed. When we got up about 7, chain saws were running all the way down our street. There had been some serious straight line winds? that took a trip right up our street. BUT...it skipped our whole lot! Not one limb down even though everyone else had huge limbs down and the street was blocked! Told hubby that the devil came stomping, I raised my head and he said "Oh no...she's awake !" so skipped right over the top of us. Thank you Lord!

With the power out we just did the quick McD's breakfast and ate in the van.  Then went to pay Menards and then over to the garden.  I needed to remove the baskets from my tomatoes (glad they were on during the storm last night!) and they were so beautiful.  Also removed the basket from my canteloupe and yellow squash.  Everything's looking good, but the potato plants did take quite a beating.  Hopefully they'll correct themselves to a better standing position when they want the sun.

Hubby will be gone all day tomorrow to work on step mum's projects so I'll just get some things done around here.

I did call the Nurse's office and explained to the receptionist what WM pharmacy had done.  She put me through to the NP's assistant (they were both out) so I could leave a voice message and said she'd also pull our files and put a note on them...and they'd give us a call Monday.  She also found it incomprehensible that a pharmacy would "lose" hand written prescriptions.  Looks like we won't need to go in for an office call, just a talk on the phone as to whether she'll call the script in herself or ???  Stay tuned!

 

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Brother broke his thumb last weekend and had to wait until tues for a call-back. They said to come in on wed to the surgeon. He drove around the city for four hours and finally went home. The surgeon called and apologized ans said to come back on Friday. He arrived back in the city today and they asked if he could reschedule for next tuesday. He said a few words, plus NO! They got him in today and fixed him up. The break on the xrays made my stomach churn. Our healthcare is broke but the media refuses to acknowledge it. 

I took my 92 y.o. mom to the city for dental work and echocardiogram today. The dentist was so sweet. The other appt made my bloodpressure rise. First, they didn't like tthe way my mask fit my face. Then my temp was over 100. I told them that it was taken an hour earlier and it was 97.6. That made her upset and I felt like telling her that her attitude sucked. She retook my temp because we weren't going anywhere without me escorting my invalid mother. Second time the temp was under 98. Felt like slapping some sense into her. The city healthcare is enjoying the power leverage at our expense. I am not impressed and if I was a drinker, I would have had a few when I got home.  :-)

 

 

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Homesteader, those kind of medical folks (when I worked in the hospital) always spoke disparagingly of those who "self medicated" with alcohol. As if getting hooked on oxycodone for arthritis is better?!?!?  i will never look down on ;people doing that, as long as they are mellow when they drink.  Not as long as they have to put up with all the crap the system insists on dishing out.

 

Now the good news....CM found a total refund for our sears order....every penny.....put back in our account this morning!   And the executive expediter was very nice and agreed with me that the service folks were "incorrect" on everything they had tried to make me swallow.  Looks like it was a case of them just trying to make me shut up and go away.  Not a good attitude for customer service.  I was assured it would be corrected.  

 

Our kitties are all healthy, and so is their mama.  I was astonished at how calm she was at being packed up to go to the vet.  I guess as long as the babies were with her she figured everything was OK.   Now everyone is in the house as we are getting a week or so of rain.  Mom is just hanging out with the babies, enjoying room service and her private meals and litter box.  In a few days we will give  Missy (our universal mama dog) a treat and introduce her to the babies so she can fuss over them.  Its so sweet to see.....

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, The WE2's said:

skipped right over the top of us. Thank you Lord!

 

:amen:  indeed!  Sounds like a doozy!

 

2 hours ago, Homesteader said:

They got him in today and fixed him up.

Och!  That's pretty rotten to make him wait so long with a break.  :o 

 

 

38 minutes ago, kappydell said:

Now the good news....CM found a total refund for our sears order....every penny.....put back in our account this morning! 

 

:amen:   Now to find another place to get your freezer before 2021, eh?   Good news in the kitty universe!  :wub:  

 

 

Jeepers: So glad you got your tags worked out.  And the mattress!  With everything upside-down, seems we have to check everything x3.  Hope you feel better! 

 

Annarchy, we had a cool/warm tub in summer too.  Now the heater doesn't work at all but it might be nice to have it cool - since we have shower only in bathroom.  Wow, you've been :knary:  already! 

 

MtRider  ....hope to rain again before a week or more of sunny/dry = wildfire danger  :pray: 

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Homesteader, sorry your health care day was trying. Our health care system is lousy now. Not a lot of consistency either. Some days they feel like messing with you and some days they don't. I swear, after a day spent dealing with health care you need to take a mental health day off. I'll bet your mom is so cute!  :bouquet:

 

Kappy, I'll bet your little fuzzy butt babies are fun to watch. Great for lowering blood pressure too! Glad your freezer refund came through. I'm sure you would rather have had your freezer though. Maybe soon.

 

Having a tub full of water sitting in the sun all day would probably make nice soaking tub in the evening.   :bathbaby:

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I had a very nice day. I turned 68 today. I never thought I'd be that old. Beats the alternative though. Everyone who was supposed to call did. Grand son about talked my arm off. Daddy is in the crawl space hooking up warm water to the outside so he can have warm water to play in. I got ALL the details.  :pout:

 

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Homesteader, I think our medical field has crashed. This Corvid--19 has even got the doctors afraid to open the doors for patientus. DH needs a dental clearance for the mitral valve clipping. So the dentist are closed and they won't open yet. So the hospital is going to do a dental X-Ray to make sure of no infection. That can and will effect the heart valves. Tuesday we go to Norfolk General for that and a pulmonary function test. Then they will set him up for more test and a Cath and then clip the valve. He will be staying in hospital over night. This will make 18 days in the hospital.  I am thinking of making a list of all the home medical equipment that you would need in cases like DH. Maybe it would help some of you in prepping ideas as well as anything anyone can think of to add to the list.  I will have to get it all together and then will post it. 

 

Today DH didn't feel like getting out of bed. We had a late dinner but he did get up and go to kitchen to eat. Now he is sitting in den watching TV.   Good days and bad days. Hoping tomorrow will be a good day for him.  

So today I put away the winter clothes and pulled out the summer clothes. Normally this would have been done a month ago. But it is what it is.  Then I went in bedroom where I store our extra food and put away a lot of canned goods. Every time I go to pick up RX's since it is a grocery store with the Pharm. in there. I shop for canned goods.  They now have a limit on canned meats of 3 only. So I pick up 3 cans and then when I go to my go to store close to me, I pick up more canned goods as they have no limit. They had canned Veggies for 49 cents a can and I bought a few of the no salt ones.  I did find paper towels. Not the brand I normally buy, but when I can, I do go through some paper towels. Not a lot as I use them to wipe the edge of the jars with white vinegar. And for spills as well. I try to use the bar towels like they use in the restaurants. They sell them at Sam's club and really come in handy. Using them now when I feed DH his breakfast in bed. One on the tray and one over his chest. Saves on using 2 or 3 paper napkins.  And yes I am now changing the bed sheets at least twice a week as he spends more time in the bed.  Note to self. Buy more sheets. I only have 3 sets and I am thinking maybe buying 2 or 3 more sets over time. 

Still need to clean kitchen up before bed as right now I needed to just sit down and relax with a cup of coffee. 

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Littlesister, I live by lists. I can't remember anything on my own. 

 

A couple of years ago when K-Mart started closing stores I stocked up on sheets. I'm glad I did now. I also got a few blankets. I'm pretty good in the linen department. 

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23 hours ago, Homesteader said:

I would have had a few when I got home.

 

Time for a strong cup of catnip tea and honey!

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21 hours ago, Jeepers said:

Having a tub full of water sitting in the sun all day

 

Kiddy pool time!

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2 hours ago, Jeepers said:

I turned 68 today

Happy birthday girl!

 

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1 hour ago, Jeepers said:

stocked up on sheets

 

We did that several years ago...via garage sales.  I only bought the nice ones (didn't care about colors) and lots of extra pillow cases and blankets, as well as comforters.  Just in case one would be caught in a cold spell without any source of heat.

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Hubby worked on step mum's honey do list, but didn't get it finished. Will have to go back another day.  Can't tomorrow...he's got to make a trip to the Roost and load up all the brush/trees/limbs he cut and take it to their maintenance barn for disposal.

Me?  Made a bit of a mop around in the bathroom and washed a load of denims and hung them on my lines.

Called most of my close friends to check on them and say hello since we haven't been able to "see" each other.  One had to go the hospital, spent 5 days without her husband at her side, before they figured out she need heart medicine to keep her heart rhythm in good time.  She's about 15 years younger than myself, so that's very scary for her.  Other friend gave up her car when it went capoot, and doesn't plan to fix it.  She'll save her money and just buy another one.  Said saying home (she very high risk) really didn't change anything for her.  Her neice does her shopping for her. Everyone else seemed to be doing ok.  One is supposed to call me back later...probably tomorrow or ??? She's the one that moved to Mississippi not long ago...just in time for the virus!

Supper?  Breaded fish patty, steamed potato and carrots.  Dessert? Jello.

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Walked this morning, then took Peanut Butter (in photo) to beauty parlor for bath and haircut. While she had her spa day, I went to one thrift store and Tractor supply (more garden stakes).

Brought the Princess home and went out and pruned all the big tomato plants, then found recipes for 4 canning projects. Got jars from shed and put in dishwasher and got out ingredients to make Caramel Apple Butter tomorrow (crock pot), before I go to Church.

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I was not a happy camper on the way my ancient mom was treated in the city healthcare cardiac clinic ysterday. She has never worn a mask and they were very short with her because it didn't fit properly. She is there for tests so she can get supplimental oxygen and they kept her on a short chain because she couldn't breathe properly. My mask wasn't quite on properly so I got the third degree.  grrrrr!!  My temp was just over 100 F and they about came unglued. I explained it had been 97.6 an hour ago at another place, and i had been standing on their asphult driveway trying to get my mom into the building. They didn't like someone talking back. They retook my temp and it was 97.8. They were so proud that they could give me permission to proceed to the next desk. I won't talk about the next station and the idiot who can't talk with  mask and plastic faceshield.

 

I don't like being belittled by little demi-gods who are having fun with their power plays. I especially don't like it when they involve my crippled 92 year old mom. I don't see much good coming out of our collapsed healthcare system. God have mercy on us, especially when they try to ram national healthcare down our throats. I survived it when I lived in Europe. Barely. 

 

 

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of all places we found a freezer on Etsy!~   

Now our friends will have one, and so will we have two small ones.  Yay!  Free delivery, in 4-6 DAYS instead of months.  And yes, there are more of them.  So if anybody is looking....try Etsy.  On to phase two....tomorrow I will buy 2 padlock hasps and some JB Weld and put locks on those things.  I did learn from the internet NOT to drill and screw one on as one would expect....many freezers have coolant lines in the doors, and if you hit one, well, no more freezer.  With the money we have saved CM wants to get more chicken to can.  Wow...who's the canning fool now??

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Happy Birthday Jeepers!
 

We needed to go get the roll top desk for my office/MIL’s/ guest bedroom.  DH said pick up time, was moved up to noon.  Filled his truck, washed his windows and left the house around 11 am. Took our normal road.  Got to the base of the mountain, and the police had blocked the road.  There were a few small signs about an accident.  After navigating the crawling traffic, a U turn, we were headed for the next road, we know, that goes to the highway we needed to get to.  After, traveling another 10 miles, we got on that road, only to run into another road block.  We guessed, maybe the accident had been on the highway, not the joining roads.  So, that left one road to use.  25 miles of city driving, and we were finally headed there.  By then, it was after noon.  DH pulled over to look up driving instructions.  An hour later, we were there.  They said they had gone to do something in the morning, but got caught up in slow traffic and had barely gotten back, before we showed up.  
 

We decided to go home, the way we originally wanted.  Oh my!  What a mess!  No, it wasn’t an accident, at all.  It was Saturday.  The lake was full to capacity, law enforcement had stopped more traffic from trying to get there.  The people were parked along the road, walking over a mile or more, to get to the water!  Then, as we approached the river, the same thing!  Hordes of people everywhere, parked along side the road everywhere, and almost all of that part of the road has No Parking signs, about 30’ apart, on both sides.  At the bridge that crosses the river, I looked down, it was overwhelmingly crowded/packed with people, even in the water, floating on tubes and rafts.  That’s the reason we quit going on weekends, but, after seeing it yesterday, we won’t be going back, not even to fish. :yuk:
 

As we passed the road block, around 2:30, cars were lined up waiting for the road to open.  I really doubt they opened it back up.  Plus, there wasn’t any evidence of an accident, that we could see.  

 

Got home safely and moved the solid wood door, I’ve been using as a desk, and the wooden boxes it was sitting on.  Brought in the top of the desk, and got the bottom in the house, only to discover, it wouldn’t fit through the kitchen door.  We had to take the drawer handles off, then, put a silk parachute under it and slide it to the hallway into my room, where it almost got wedged.  :gaah:  DH got a box cutter and pry bar, handed them to me, since I was stuck on one side and he was on the other side, I cut the paint around the door moldings and removed 2, and took the door off...  we finally got it in.  Tomorrow we will go get new molding and paint...  :shakinghead:  It’s in that room forever now.  I am still trying to figure out what to do with all the stuff in my room, because, the bed frame is supposed to be here this week.  :scratchhead:
 

I’m glad they had the key, the top locks in place as soon as the top closes.  

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You might have cause to buy one of those stick-on battery powered night-lights that you touch to activate for your hallway.  We had one when the kids were younger.  I used it often.

 

 

That is a beautiful roll-top desk.

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Thank you Annarchy.

 

What a nightmare road trip. You'd think people had never seen a lake before. Or it was going to dry up tomorrow. People are so inconsiderate of others. Good thing there wasn't a real emergency where someone's life was in danger. They would die before help could arrive. I guess we see how the second wave of the virus is going to happen. 

 

That desk is absolutely beautiful!!!! I always wanted a roll top desk. That one looks like it's in perfect condition. I love it! Well worth the hassle of getting it into its new home. Wow Annarchy, it sure is beautiful. I love those pulls on the drawers in the cubbies too. And the detail on the carved wooden handles is so extra special. Oh yeah, it's just my style. And I know you have customers at the house so a locking desk is something you really need. Enjoy it! 

 

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Sitting here not getting the cardboard and paper burned because of the feeder bands for Cristobal.  Instead, we spent a lot of time sorting through videos and photos from the demonstrations and various arrests and so on, matching up duplicates and so many things where I just haven't been able to tell what I was seeing.  Or hearing.  Sigh.  Other people will have to recognize the buildings or the skylines or the uniforms.  Got to the two-hour Reuters video.  My good friend was saying it didn't happen, that it was liberal media distortion.  I sent her the video.  She said she wouldn't watch it because it didn't matter any more. 

I don't understand rejecting facts.

Facts just are.  You don't have to like them.  Like gravity, they exist anyway. 

They matter anyway.

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Good idea Ambergris. We are posting at the same time  LOL  Also a desk blotter so you don't mar the surface with a pen.

 

Unfortunately there are a lot of people like your friend. If they don't want to look at the proof then it's best to move on. You'll only frustrate yourself trying to help them. "There is none so blind as those who will not see" or something like that. 

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today is a "quiet day:  Since my computer does not do streaming well (lots of fits & starts) I wait until my church service is over to view it online.  My church is so tiny that if we were to follow the covid re-opening guidelines perhaps 20 folks could sit in the church at a time, and maybe 30 in the church hall.  Then the cleaning....my oh my....the church is over 200 yrs old so it would be a task and a half.  So for now, we stream the services.  Communion is available by knocking on the door of the office when you see the pastors truck in the driveway.  He will bring out the consecrated host for you.  I do miss singing in the choir though.   A good side effect of the covid stay-home orders is an increase in introspection and my prayer life.  I am finding there is plenty of time to pray once the rattleing and distractions of the outside world abate.  I notice folks have reconnected with their children more, and this is also an unexpected blessing.  It would be ironic if the "summer of covid" became a pleasant childhood memory for those who succeed in quelling the fears and accenting the togetherness.

 

CM and I have not had to adapt a lot.  Our lives have been more deliberate than most due to our budgetary restraints.  It is hard to do a lot of impulsive things on a sparse budget.  Yet we get everything we need, and finish everything we need to do.  We just plan it out and do it a little slower.  As I wisecracked when I was on the walker, "I used to hustle and bustle, now I just do a meditative amble.  I still get there, though, and the trip is much nicer."

 

Our tomatoes are starting to ripen....we are drooling with anticipation!  Picked our first "make it into zucchini bread'" size zucchini.  That is the whole reason we raise them, as CM does not like them any other way, and I find their flavor rather bland as a vegetable.  Its a good thing we are making more freezer room.  I will be pureeing and freezing all the zucchini we can beat the vine borers to as well as baking up zucchini bread out of the zucchini we will be replacing.  Rotation can be tasty!

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