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Friday, September 21, 2018

A Lesson Learned

September 21, 2018

Good morning.  Tis a lovely day with temps in the sixties and lots of sunshine.  It definitely feels like Fall is setting in.   If it stays like this, it will be gorgeous!

Wow, yesterday was certainly a busy day.  When I finished posting my blog, I started right in moving things around to make room for the fridge delivery guys.  Thank goodness I did because they came about an hour later.  Wow, talk about being early!  But I was ready so all is well. 

The old new fridge went out and the new new fridge came in.  A few days ago, I ordered some shelf liners for inside the fridge.  They arrived a couple days ago but I saved them for the new replacement fridge.  They will make it easier for me to clean up any spills inside the fridge. 

Sad to say the other new fridge (in the house) is also making icicles.  So I guess I'm going to have to call now to have the serviceman come out and check that one.  First I'll check it myself again to make sure the icicles come back after being wiped off. 

This weekend I'm hoping to get the work on the fronts steps done.  We have a little bit more cement repair to do, then they can be painted.  In a couple more weeks, the burner service guy will be here to clean out the furnace.  I don't turn on the heat until after the furnace has been cleaned.  Not that I'm planning on turning on the heat any time soon. (I hope!)

Today I'd like to share a funny story that my friend Rhoda sent to me.  Thanks Rho, I enjoyed it!

FOUR WORMS AND A LESSON TO BE LEARNED


A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.  Four worms were placed into four separate jars.  The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.  The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.  The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.  The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:
The first worm in alcohol ......Dead.

The second worm in cigarette smoke ...Dead.
The third worm in chocolate syrup ...Dead.


The fourth worm in good clean soil ...Alive. 

So the Minister asked the congregation, "What did you learn from this demonstration?"


Maxine was sitting in the back and quickly raised her hand and said....."As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!"

That pretty much ended the service!

This is International Disturbed People's Day.  Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend just as I have done.


"Hang in there Sunshine. You're special."

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Another Busy Day Ahead

September 20, 2018

Good morning.  Today is a bit cloudy, and temps will stay in the low sixties.  Alas, I do believe we are seeing the end of the summer temps.  In two more days we'll begin a brand new season.  Even though this summer has been way too hot to be outside a lot (for me), I'm sure going to miss it. 

Autumn is a beautiful season.  The colors and temps are just wonderful.  However, it leads us right into the cold temps of winter.  That's the part I'm not so crazy about.  Winter seems to be the longest season of the year. 

Well, yesterday was a really busy day here.  I slept fitfully the night before.  I finally fell into a nice sleep around 6:15 a.m. and slept until 9:30 a.m.  By the time I had made a cup of coffee, Deanne was already on her way here to go grocery shopping with me.  So I took one sip of my coffee and started getting dressed. 

I get around slowly nowadays, so it took a couple hours to do the grocery shopping.  When we got home, Deanne carried it all into the house for me.  Now that was definitely a blessing.  Carrying the bundles into the house takes me a while because of my breathing.  

While we were at Walmart, I stopped by the Pharmacy and got my super dooper flu shot.  It's that time of year folks.  If you haven't got your flu shot yet, do so before the flu find it's way into your neighborhood. 

DIL Janet came by after work yesterday and we had a really nice visit.  We had Pot Roast for supper, then we spent the evening crocheting, chatting and watching TV.  Janet has just started on her Christmas crochet projects.  I'm hoping she is able to get them all finished in time.

Today I have a lot to do.  The new fridge is being brought in this afternoon, so I have a lot of things to move out of the way of the workmen.  When I finish this post, I'll start on that.  Once it is done, I'll be able to sit down and do a bit of blog reading.  Maybe.  It depends on what time the fridge gets here.

I borrowed a couple things from the web to share here.  This first image is for those of you who have kitty cats for pets. 


This next image is nothing personal against blondes.  (I used to have blonde hair in my younger days)  I just thought it might give you a giggle to start your day.


Now for today's quick page.  This one celebrates the end of one season and the beginning of another one.  I hope you like it.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/89jdc1pir0b7pz9/EB_-_QP_2018_-_68.zip/file

Now it's time for me to get busy here and start moving things around.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sorry, No Post Today

September 19, 2018

Sorry, no post today.  It's been a busy day and I'm not quite done yet.  But I'll be here tomorrow with a new quick page too.  Be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

It's Time To Get Out The Canoe

September 18, 2018

Good morning.  My goodness, but it is wet here!  First, I woke up to rain.  Then a while later I got a flash flood warning on my phone.  A few minutes later the skies opened up and boy oh boy did it rain!  The heavy downpour has diminished now to a steady rain. 

Oops, I spoke too soon!  It is downpouring again.  Ah well, we've been needing a bit of rain to help fill our reservoirs and ponds.  And it's an excellent day to do indoor chores. 

Yesterday my grandson Kevin was on his way home from (electricians) school and another car hit his, pushing him to the side of the road.  The car had to be towed, but Kevin appears to be just fine (physically).  Thank you Lord.  A car can be fixed or replaced, but my grandson is priceless.

For some good news, over the weekend, SIL Eddie and a few other members of IBEW Local 103 were busy volunteering at a local Teen Challenge Project.  Awesome work guys!  Here's a photo that Deanne sent me.  That's Eddie on the left.


How about more good news.  A friend of Audrey's is expecting a new baby and has just finished decorating the baby's room with panda bears.  So Audrey has made her a blanket with baby animals all over it.  Audrey, this is beautiful.  Your friend is going to love this blanket.

 
Oh my goodness, the downpour has started up again and the thunder is roaring up above.  Pogo is busy barking, at what?  He hasn't yet figured out who, or what, is making all that wicked noise, but he's by the door keeping watch.  We go out on the porch to watch these storms, so unless the noise is exceptionally loud (like a huge lightning crack) Pogo is not scared.

My yard is beginning to look like one very big puddle, and the thunder keeps on rolling up yonder, so I think I should shut down my laptop and get out the canoe.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, September 17, 2018

I Am Very Blessed

September 17, 2018

Good morning.  Tis another gorgeous day here in New England.  Tis sunny with a breeze and temps around seventy degrees.  This afternoon will reach up to eighty degrees.  Can't ask for better weather than this. 

Today I have photos to share that Deanne sent to me.  For his birthday, (14 next month) my great grandson Jack Jack wanted to ride in an awesome sports car.  So Deanne and Eddie took him to ride in the McLaren.  Goodness, what a gorgeous car.  Jack Jack had a fabulous time and wants to go back next year.   Here's the photo with Jack Jack with the McLaren.


And here's the photo of Deanne with the McLaren.


I'm not sure where this car place is, but you can look it up on Groupon.com.  They offer great buys on all sorts of things.  Someone else I know recently bought a refurbished Samsung laptop from Wish.com and she loves her laptop.  I haven't looked into this program, but you can find it on Google.

There's even more good news in our family.   Grandson John (Mac and Audrey's son) has re-enlisted (2nd time) in the Navy.  He's a third generation sailor.  Congratulations John, and thank you for your service.  We're all very proud of you.



With old houses, things tend to keep happening that need repair.  Lately it's been the steps and porch to the main front door of the house.  The bricks and cement are beginning to crumble.  Joe has been fixing them, and this week we'll go to Home Depot and pick up some new paint.  Then Joe will give the whole area a fresh coat of paint. 

Lately, I've been working an afghan using the Medium Grey, Dark Grey and Tunnel Vision yarns.  It's really quite nice looking.  I switch working between this and the pink afghan.  At least until I find the right color of orange yarn that I'm looking for. 

My bedroom is starting to look like a craft store, so today I think I'll start clearing it out a bit.  This should keep me busy most of the week.  (I work slowly these days.)  Sometime this week, I'll need to do a bit of grocery shopping too.  There are a few things that I forgot to pick up last time. 

The mail just came and in it was a package from Amazon.  Because the company that supplies the oxygen concentrators does not ever come out to do maintenance on the machines, I have to order new cannulas on line.  Thank goodness for Amazon.  They seem to have just about everything I need. 

Well, that's my news for today.  Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading before I start in on my chores.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

PLEASE DON'T LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND

September 16, 2018

Good morning.  What a beautiful day it is here today in New England.  Blue skies, lots of sunshine, a teeny tiny breeze and temps at seventy degrees working towards eighty.  Simply perfect.  And tomorrow is supposed to be another gift like today. 

Friday, I mentioned that I had purchased a mobile Power Station.  I should have also mentioned that we also have a generator in the shed that we bring out in case of power outages.  It will keep the refrigerators, the freezer, the microwaves and a few lamps burning while the power is out.  It is run by gasoline. 

The mobile Power Station is mostly for my oxygen equipment and other small devices.  (and my TV) However, for those of you who go camping, picnicking, tailgating, etc, this power station is just the thing to have along.  I've been wanting an electrical outlet on my porch.  Now I don't need it.  This power station will take care of all my electrical needs while I'm out on the porch. 

I checked on Google to see what the future path of Florence will be, and I downloaded one of the images.  It shows just how huge this wicked storm is.  Instead of just fizzling out, Florence is tracking all the way up the northeast portion of this country, and even parts of Canada, before heading back to sea.  (the red arrow points just south of Boston)


Here is a cropped section of the image to show where I am.  


Granted, we will most likely only get some rain and light wind, but other parts of the country are under water from the excess rainfall, and in some places it is still raining.  These photos were taken two days ago in Chocowinity, N.C. (borrowed from the web)  As you can see, the flooding is horrendous.



As of early this morning, this storm has already killed nine or ten people.  Sad to say, I'm sure we've lost quite a few pets too.  Even with all the urging, some folks still evacuated and left their pets behind.  This really hurts my heart.  While you are praying for everyone's safety, please say a prayer for the animals too. 


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.  DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND.

Today I have another whimsical quick page for you.  I hope you can use it.  Enjoy.


Here is your download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/7vtji5yqr3u02aj/EB_-_QP_2018_-_75.zip/file

Now I'm off to do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe, and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, September 14, 2018

It's Pouring Everywhere!

September 14, 2018

Good morning.  Today started off a bit cloudy, but now the sun is peeking through the clouds.  Temps will be in the seventies today.  Just a simply gorgeous day!  Here.  Not so in other areas. 

Yesterday, there was a series of gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.  At least ten people were injured, and one was killed.  Fires ignited in at least thirty nine homes, forcing many neighborhoods to evacuate.   Electric power and gas has been shut off to prevent further damage.

There are tropical storms in the Gulf of Mexico threatening to dump lots of rain from Florida to Texas.  Many of these areas are already water logged and really can't handle much more rainfall.  Hurricane Florence made landfall and is creating havoc everywhere in her path.

Last week, one of the daily specials on the Home Shopping Network was an EcoFlow Tech 500W River mobile Power Station.  It is a small, yet powerful, generator that can keep your devices, small appliances, TV's, lamps, etc. powered.   The battery life is one hundred hours.  (depending on how many and what kind of items are being powered.)

When the presenters mentioned that this would be an ideal investment for folks using a C-Pap machine, it dawned on me that it would be great for those of us who depend on oxygen too.  I have a regular oxygen concentrator and a smaller portable concentrator, and they both need electric power.  This Power Station was expensive, but I felt that it would be one of my best investments.  Being the daily special, I saved two hundred dollars off the retail price. 


In the photo above, I've circled the two power stations to show the size.  Also on display are some of the items that are plugged into the host's power station.  There's also a padded carry case for the power station.  (I've put a yellow arrow pointing to it.)  If anyone is interested in more information about this item, you can look it up on HSN.com.  The item number is 630-693.  (mine arrived yesterday)

Today I'm waiting for the Sears repair serviceman to come to check the freezer compartment on my new fridge.  There is a leak in the rubber sealer strip around the inside of the freezer door and it is making little icicles form along the top of the inside of the freezer and along the inside of the door.  I'm hoping he will fix the problem while he is here. 

I just talked with my daughter Audrey (she lives in Suffolk, VA).  They are getting wind and rain there, and there is a tornado headed her way.  I'm praying everyone stays safe.  They're not able to have basements and storm shelters in her area.

You know the old saying "when it rains, it pours!"  Well, it's pouring now.  All over the place.  On that note, I'm going to sign off now and do a bit of blog reading while I wait for the repairman.  So, till Sunday, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous weekend.

Hugs, Edna B.