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Monday, March 19, 2018

Back Home And Wicked Busy!

March 19, 2018

Good afternoon.  Well, I had most of this post already typed, and Google ate it!  I'm not going to try to rewrite all of it. 

Yesterday we got home safely, and once I had a chance to sit down last night, I drifted off to sleep.  Pogo did too.  Today I've been busy doing laundry.  Before I left, I covered a lot things with towels and blankets so that they wouldn't be covered with two weeks of dust.  The towels and blankets made up two loads of laundry this morning.  Plus, one more load of clothing for Pogo and me. 

Their was a huge pile of mail that had come in while I was away.  I've already gone through all of it.  One pile of bills to pay, one pile to read and one pile to put in the recycle bin.  A new dolly dress pattern that I had ordered had arrived.  I'll take a photo later to share with you here. 

The first thing that Pogo wanted when he got home was to go potty.  He had held it in all day, and he couldn't wait to get to his wee wee papers.  After that, he went looking for Joe so that he could have his turkey treat.  Mmmm, that tasted so good!  Joe had cooked chicken for supper and gave us a big chunk of it for Pogo's supper. 

Saturday, Dee sent me some photos.  Kevin's union had a basketball game that day at U Mass in Boston, the Apprentices vs. the Journeymen.  Sad to say, Kevin's team lost, 41 - 29.  However, Kevin got 18 of those 29 points for his team.  Great job, Kevin!  Here's a photo of Kevin and Dee Dee's friend, Pam on the basketball court.

Later it was time for some refreshments.  Here's a photo of Dee Dee and her friend Pam.  You're looking great, ladies!

Pam's son Drew (Andrew Johnson, U.S.A. Marines) just recently passed guard academy with honors.  Here's a photo of Pam and Drew, taken in Washington D.C. after the ceremony.  We're all very proud of you Drew!

In a little while, I need to think about what's for supper tonight.  I also need to make up a small shopping list.  Joe offered to go to the market and pick up some groceries for me today after work. I appreciate this because I'm already tired from today's chores. 
The tree service called yesterday to ask if they could come out tomorrow instead of today.  Their chipper truck had a problem with one of it's tires Saturday, and was being fixed today.  Of course, I said yes.  So tomorrow will be another busy day here. 
Now I have to take the load of towels out of the dryer and fold them, and put the last load (blankets) into the dryer.  On that happy note, I'll take my leave.
So, till tomorrow, Y'all have an awesome day.
Hugs, Edna B.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Beautiful Day To End Our Vacation

March 17, 2018

Good morning.  Tis a really beautiful day here in Fla Fla.  Even though it gets quite cool during the night, the days warm up nicely.  I had to smile the other morning.  The temperature wasn't quite up to sixty degrees yet (it was early) and there were already a couple of families, children and adults, in their bathing suits heading for the pool. 

I don't do the pool.  The computer room is over by the pool, so I will walk over there today so that I can print out my ticket.  Tomorrow Pogo and I leave here and head back home.  It's going to be bittersweet to leave here, but it will feel good to be home too. 

Here's a couple photos I took of the view from our porch.  It's such a pretty place, and sooo relaxing.

I had another call this morning from one of the tree services that I had left messages with.  He will be going by my house today to look over the situation and give me an estimate.  It can't hurt to get another estimate.  This guy will even cover the damaged part of the roof with a tarp. 

This morning, I spoke with Joe, and he said that he will pick up some turkey so that Pogo can have his treat when we get home.  I'm sure this will make my little guy super happy because he has been missing his turkey treat these past two weeks.

Yesterday I was looking over some of the new quick pages that I've been making and I decided I wasn't very happy with one of them.  So I spent about an hour and a half  re-doing it.  Then I spent another  hour an a half making another new one.  It doesn't  normally take this long to make a quick page but I am sooooo picky!  At least when I finish one I am pleased with it.

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and I have another quick page for you.   I had a lot of fun making this page, (can you see why?) and  I hope you have fun with it too.  May your day be full of blessings.  (Mine is!)

Here is your download link:

I just got a call from the tree service that called me this morning.  The guy went by my house to look things over.  He gave me a much better price to remove the tree from the roof, cut up the tree and haul it away.  He'll also take photos of the roof damage for me and then cover every thing over with a tarp.  This is what I was wanting, so I'm hiring this guy.  I've already called the other company and told them that I won't be needing them. 

My next project will be to find  me a roofing company to come out and repair any damages to the roof.  Joe told me that the shed roof didn't really have much damage.  Only a dent of sorts, no holes and no leaking.  This is good. 

Now I think I'll get dressed and Pogo and I will walk over to the computer room to print out my ticket.  Then I will make sure that most everything is packed in our suitcase.  I don't want to be rushed in the morning or I'll surely forget something. 

So, till Monday, Y'all have a fabulous weekend. 

Hugs, Edna B.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Have A Safe Flight Home, Beth.

March 16, 2018

Good morning.  Well it's 3:15 a.m. and Beth has just left for the airport to go home.  We drove out by the office a little while ago to wait for the shuttle bus to pick her up.   It just doesn't seem possible that our two weeks is over already.  I have two more days, then Pogo and I will be heading home.  Here's a photo I took of Beth getting into the shuttle bus.  Have a safe trip home, Beth.

It's going to seem wicked quiet around here today and tomorrow.  Without my partner in crime, I won't be gadding about town.  I guess maybe I'll just work on the dolly dress.  It will amazing if it actually comes out sort of like it's supposed to look.  We'll see. 

Yesterday, we took a ride to the UPS store in Celebration (right up the street) so that  I could mail my box home.  Then we stopped at a gas station to fill up the tank on the rental car.  While we were there my doctor's office called to tell me that they were  getting ready to fax me the letter that I need to be able to bring my portable oxygen on the plane.

While we  were waiting for the fax to come through, I took this photo of Beth out in front of the office building.

After this, we went riding around to find a place that sold ice cream cones.  We finally ended up going through a McDonald's drive thru to get our ice cream cones.  Mmmm, boy, did they ever taste good!

When we got  back to our condo, Beth took this photo of me and Pogo.  You can see that I have my phone in my hand.  We had been taking some photos of the flowers that were blooming.

I also got a call from a tree service (from back home) to make arrangements to come out on Monday and remove the tree from my roof.  The guy said he would try to line up a roofer to come out on the same day so that the roof can be covered over with a tarp.  Joe said he would go to the store and pick me up a big tarp just in case.  With a little luck, maybe the roofing guy will be able to fix my roof that day. (or at least soon) We'll see.

When I get home, I'll have to look around the yard to see  if I can find my money tree.  That's if the snow hasn't  buried it.  (joke, joke) These guys will be wanting to be paid when they finish the tree and roof work.  Silly me, I had thought that they all got paid by my insurance company.  But I guess I pay them and then put in a claim to the insurance. This is all new territory for me but I'm learning.

Even though tomorrow is Saturday, I'll be posting here because I won't have much time Sunday morning.  Pogo and I have to leave around 7:30 a.m. to return the rental car so that they can drive us to the airport.  Here's hoping the weather back home can behave itself long enough for us to get home. 

Well, now I think I'll go back to bed and see if I can catch a few winks.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Our Vacation Is Coming To An End

March 15, 2018

Good morning.  The sun is shining, so you'd never guess that it  was just 33F degrees here this morning.  Thankfully, it will warm up to the low to mid seventies in a few  hours.  This is good because I have to go out later this morning to mail my box home.  I would have done it yesterday, but we had ourselves a lazy day instead. 

I did get my suitcase half-packed yesterday, and I think that today I should actually finish packing it.  I need to make sure that everything fits.  Wouldn't it be awful if I had to get another box to mail?  Gosh, I hope not.

Well, today is Beth's last  day here.  Her shuttle bus is picking her up at 3:30 tomorrow morning to take her to the airport.  Yikes!  What an ungodly hour to be going to the airport!  I'll have to call my doctor's office  again this morning to see if they are going to fax me the letter that I need to take my portable oxygen on the plane.  I called yesterday, but I guess they were still on snow break because there was no answer.

Beth will have to go see her doctor when she gets home because her legs have been aching these past two days.  Hopefully, it is just from all  the walking that we've done so far.  We've both been pretty lucky to stay healthy while we were here so that we could get out and do a few things.

Today I have some cute  photos to share of my little guy.  This first photo shows just how tiny he is when standing next to the legs of the dining table and chairs.

The  next photo shows how happy his little face gets when you ask him if he wants to go for a ride.  He absolutely loves riding in the car.  Isn't this a beautiful smile?

Well, I didn't get very much crocheting done while I've been here.  I think having to re-write the whole pattern for the dolly dress sort of put a damper on my fun with crocheting.  I did go online and order a new pattern which should be waiting for me when I get home. 

I did not realize before this that there were two different  sizes of dolly bodies that were used to make this bathroom tissue dolly.  I'm going to have to look for the other size when I get back home.  Of course not until after I finish my tax stuff.  I let that all go so that I could enjoy myself here in Florida.

I've mentioned a few times about our trips to Old Town, so I thought I'd show a couple photos of the brand new entrance to this fun place.  I took these photos on our way out of there a couple days ago.  There is a big ferris wheel to the side of the entrance, and I tried to get a shot of it through the windshield of the car.  It's really quite pretty.

I've been following the Weather Channel every day.  There's another storm headed for Boston and the rest of southern New England, and I'm just hoping that it will hold off until well after I'm back home safely.  I still have that tree on my roof at home to deal with when I get home.  These storms are making it really difficult for me to get it taken off my house and get any damages repaired. 

I've come across an awesome new blog and I thought I'd like to share it with you.  Please check out this blog.  You'll be ever so glad that you did.  It's written by a journalist, and his stories are just so heartwarming.  His name is Sean Dietrich, and his blog is called Sean Of The South.  Just click on his blog name to go there.. 

Well, I've finished my coffee, and now I think I'll have me a second cup.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be  safe and have  a great day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gosh, Where Has All The Time Gone!!

March 14, 2018

Good morning.  My goodness!  It's 39F degrees here this morning.  Of course, it won't stay like  this for very long.  By noon, temps will up to around 71F degrees.  In all the years that I've been coming here (since the mid 80's) this is the coolest it has ever been during my two weeks here.  Mind you, I'm not complaining though.  The sun is shining and it is really pretty outside. 

Back home, the storm really left a wide path of misery everywhere.  We all got around eighteen inches of snow.  Not the soft stuff either.  The first foot of snow was the heavy wet stuff.  Here's a photo that Deanne sent me yesterday morning.  It will take a while to shovel out from this storm.

Yesterday, we went out to do a couple errands, and I was on the lookout for a cardboard box to use for sending a few things home.  I'd like to get this box in the mail either later today or tomorrow. So I guess I'll have a trial run at packing my suitcase today.  (so I can figure out what gets mailed in the box)

While we  were out, Beth picked up a couple plants at Orange World to take home with her.  She got a dwarf orange tree and a dwarf lime tree.  I hope they grow well because I'd love to see photos of them with fruit on them. 

Here's a couple photos I took while we were there. On the way out of the shop, Beth stopped to taste some of the fruit.  In the first photo, I've put a yellow arrow pointing to Beth.  The second photo is a close up, showing Beth with her new tote bag.

Another photo that Deanne sent to me yesterday was a sweet memory photo of Jazzy after a performance of 80's music at her elementary school.  Wowsie!  She gave the same type of performance seven years later at the Paris Cabaret.  I've put both of her photos together, and my goodness, our Jazzy girl has grown into quite an awesome young woman.

I'm not sure what we're up to today.  Beth goes home early Friday morning, so there's only a couple days left to have fun.  Pogo and I go home Sunday morning.  Gosh, where has the time gone?  It seems like our two weeks has just flown by!  I'm thinking that I could use a couple more weeks.  Hmmm, not possible, but a super idea!

Today I have a new quick page for you.  I've made  it rather plain so that you can add some of your own embellishments.  This one is for the fun photos that you will be taking on St. Patrick's Day this coming weekend.  Have fun with it.

Here's your download link:

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

Hugs, Edna B.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Belated Birthday Eddie

March 13 2018

Good morning.  Tis another beautiful day here in Fla Fla.  Sadly, that's not the case  back home.  The folks at home are in the midst of another N'oreaster.  Snowfall expected back home is between 12 - 18 inches.  More trees and power lines are coming down and there are more power outages.  And, the  forecast is for another storm next week?  Oh wow, I hope not!

Yesterday was SIL Eddie's birthday. I forgot, my bad!!  Eddie, I hope your day was awesome. Happy belated  birthday, Eddie, from me and Pogo.  We love you.

This  morning I need to call my doctor's office again to see if they are going to fax me a letter saying that it is okay for me to take my portable oxygen on the plane.  I did not realize that I needed this letter to take it on the plane.  Once I got to Boston's airport, I learned that without a letter from your doctor and a spare battery, you cannot use your portable oxygen while you are on the plane.  It has to go in the overhead storage bin for the duration of the flight. 

Hmmm, I wonder what happens if you find yourself needing oxygen?  Last year's flight home was not fun.  I don't want a repeat of it.  Hopefully, the doctor will have the letter that I need faxed to me here.  (It's always something, isn't it?)

Today's temperature will be around seventy.  It's the perfect temperature for walking around, so maybe we will go out today.  I need to find me a cardboard box (and buy some packing tape) so I can send a few things home that won't fit into my suitcase. I usually go to the pack and mail store in Celebration to mail my boxes out.  It's right up the street and easy to get to.

Today I have some photos of some of the palm trees in Old Town.  In this first photo, there's a ring of gorgeous flowering bushes around the foot of the tree.  See the second photo for a close up of the flowers.

Deanne has just sent me some photos of the trees in a neighbor's yard attempting to come down under the weight of the new snow.  If they come down, they will take down Deanne's fence and her pool.  So far, just the top of one of the trees has drooped over the fence and is resting in the pool, while another branch is resting on the fence. 

I'm still waiting for Joe to send me pictures from our yard.  When (and if) I get them, I'll post a couple here.  I just called home to ask how things look there, and my answer was "white, very white!"  I will be following the Weather Channel all day and night because the storm isn't supposed to let up back home until late tonight.

Joe just called me and said that we already have ten inches of wet heavy snow.  The shoveling is very difficult, and he's taking a break right now before going back out to shovel more snow.  Sad to say, the other guys in the house are not in any rush to go out and help Joe with the shoveling.  Hmmm, what else is new?

Now I think I'll take my leave.  It's almost time to make some lunch.  I'm thinking that we'll have spinach pizza for lunch.  Mmmmm!  So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a super day.

Hugs, Edna B.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Keeping An Eye On The Storm Up North

March 11, 2018

Good morning.  The sun hasn't come out yet, but the temperature is 68F degrees.  Soon it will get up to the low 70's.  We might even get  little rain today.  The green lawns and beautiful flowers will be loving it. 

I've been watching the  Weather Channel to see how badly the Northeast will fare with this new snow storm.  It's not looking so good right now.  The forecast is calling for a foot or more of snow for my hometown.  The best I can hope for is that we don't get as much as they say we will, and that it will warm up and melt it all quickly.  No, I don't smoke  the funny stuff!  I just like to think positive.

Yesterday was laundry day, plus I spent a lot of time on my laptop making quick pages.  Does anyone else spend hours working on one quick page?   I get an idea in my head for something, and then I spend hours either looking for it or making it.  That's how yesterday went.  I spent at least two hours each on two different quick pages.  Most of this time was spent making one element for each page.  But when I finished each page, I was pleased.  So that's all that counts.

We are on week two here in Fla Fla.  Gosh, it goes by so quickly.  The good thing is that neither Beth nor I got sick this year.  (knock on wood)   We've been able to get out and do things whenever we feel like it.  Today or tomorrow, we'll probably take another trip to Old Town and to Orange World.  These are two of my favorite places to visit.  Here's a photo I took of a post card that features a picture of Orange World.  I's advertised as the world's largest orange.

Let me  give you an update on the Drama competitions back home.  The semi finals were held this past weekend, and Jazzy's school got another award.  Now they move on to the finals in Boston.  I'll let you know more when I get more information.  Here's the  award that Jazzy's school got.

I also have photos of a couple of the beautiful hedges that they have here in Florida.  Some have pink flowers, some have blue flowers, others have yellow flowers.  They really are beautiful.

Now I think I'll take my leave.  Housekeeping is here and they'll be wanting to clean this room soon.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.