June 14, 2016
Good morning. There's another beautiful day outside my door. We have been blessed with some really fabulous weather, and I am very thankful for that.
Well, yesterday's work in the upstairs bathroom took a bit longer than expected, but most of the work was finished up by 6 pm last evening. Today, the guys will come back and put down the new tiles. I was not able to get out yesterday to do my errands, so I'll give it a try today.
Did you know that the summer cold has a fluffy new enemy? According to the AARP magazine, it is called the marshmallow. The gelatin in a toasted marshmallow coats the throat and relieves irritation and pain. Just don't eat them too hot.
Here's another great idea for some of us old folks. A Granny Pod is set up (built) on your relative's property not too far from the main house, and is hooked into the existing power, water and sewer. The Granny Pod has hand rails, defibrillators, first aid supplies, lighted floor boards and a soft floor to minimize damage from falls. These can be quite pricey, with an average price range of $85,000 to $125,000.
However, the Granny Pod is basically a tiny house with lots of medical equipment. You can have a tiny house (perfect for any age) built from $20,000 or less to as high as you can afford for the features that you might want. I think I would like the tiny house with a bedroom on the main floor. No loft for me. I think as long as the tiny house is set up not too far from the main house, you probably don't need all that pricey medical equipment. But of course, each person's wants and needs are quite different.
Today I have more photos from my garden. There's a medium purple iris, a white rhododendron, a pink rhododendron and a pink Knock Out rose.
SIL Eddie picked up more plant stakes for me, so today we will prop up a few more of the heavy peony blooms. Hopefully, this will help. If not, at least I tried. Grandson Kevin might be coming by today too, so maybe I'll see if he will go to the Post Office with me so that he can help carry the boxes.
Pogo's appetite isn't quite up to snuff lately, so I'll have to think up something tasty to tempt him with. I am not happy when my little guy isn't eating. He acts like he wants to eat, but when I give him a plate of food, he just sniffs it and walks away. Hopefully he is just being picky.
Well, that's my news for this morning. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.