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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Fri May 11, 2018 7:25 am

Very quiet day but slowly packing for a month in Spain as we go next week.
Am off to get birthday card for son re tomorrow. I know he's passed but sense he visits and I want him to see it. Also put candles and photos.
Will go to shops soon and get scrip from doc's to chemist.
Husband been weeding the garden,- this means going round with a weed sprayer as our gravel path is full of them. Once the sun comes out and with all the rain its terrible.
We have a beautiful lilac tree in the garden thats just coming into blossom and it looks so pretty.

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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Fri May 11, 2018 8:18 am

Back is hurting today as it was yesterday. Might have to do with my sitting at a file cabinet, as I have my desk moved to the living room.
Rain has stopped, but the radar shows a lot more on the way, so I don't think I'll be going out today. Hopefully, I'll have an easy day.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 am

Yes take it easy LFF.

I love lilac but cannot seem to get a bush to grow here. 2Anne maybe it is my soil.

Going to run errands this morning. Also going to be hot! Had to turn the A/C on. Hated to so early for we have gone from cold to hot with hardly no spring.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Fri May 11, 2018 11:09 am

Our lilac was one bush but its put daughters out and we have a bed with several trees flowering and it looks beautiful. It might be your soil Glad but Lavender does well here in Norfolk too.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Fri May 11, 2018 4:16 pm

2Anne, we also have a large, old Lilac and we're allowing it to spread along the creek bank. We love Lilacs. It blossoms just at the time the Irises blossom and the scene is purple/lilac for awhile.
I hope your vacation in Spain is relaxing and pleasant.

Lightfoot, I'm concerned about this move and that it's causing you discomfort. Maybe you need to take an entire day off, aside from walking Chipper.

We were up early and off to a Subdivision sale. The first stop had really nice things. I bought set of two pinkish bath towels, one pinkish hand towel, several washcloths which are white with a pink rose on them and two smaller than hand towels, white with a pink rose. I have used Sea green and Forest green towels for years and decided a change might be nice. I saw a lot of nice things, but there is so little I need. At another house, I bought three, new in package, tee-shirts for my large grandson.
After lunch, I let the doggies out. I went to Meijer for a few items and let the doggies out again on my way home. I did three loads of laundry today. Rather busy actually.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Fri May 11, 2018 4:59 pm

@joyous wrote: Maybe you need to take an entire day off, aside from walking Chipper.

I feel like I'm taking too much time off, but we're at a standstill till Loretta gets help from her Grandson.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by 2Anne on Sat May 12, 2018 1:33 am

Change is hard LFF so sending good wishes🙋
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 12, 2018 5:29 am

Thank you, 2Anne.
Well, here it is 6:30 in the morning, and I've been outside with Chipper, and changed the grape jam jar in the Oriole feeder. They sure like that grape jam!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sat May 12, 2018 9:55 am

Lightfoot, do ants bother your Oriole feeder?
We used to have a feeder for them and ants got
into it.
We feed Hummingbirds. We also plant flowers that
attract butterflies and bees/Honey bees I hope.

My day thus far:
Not much. It's dreary and damp. All I have done
is a walk around the garden. Everything is growing.
The asparagus is slow. Years ago, we set out asparagus crowns
alongside the creek. It did well and we hadn't begun using creek
water for the flowers at that time. Therefore we were able to eat it.
When we began using creek water, we could no longer eat that
asparagus, so in 2014 we set out 8 crowns in an extended bed.
In 2016 we set out 6 more crowns. In 2017 6 more crowns.
I thought we could eat it this year, but it seems reluctant to grow
large enough.
Sorry! I have turned a simple point into a diatribe!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 12, 2018 10:15 am

The ants haven't found our oriole feeder yet. Had trouble with bees on our hummer feeder last year. We're not putting one out this year as the lady upstairs has a couple, and we'll be moving soon, I hope.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sat May 12, 2018 10:19 am

Our neighbor, two doors away, has both feeders, Hummingbird and Oriole. We accuse her of enticing our birds awayLOL
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 12, 2018 11:26 am

I took down the Suet feeder, and now we have the Oriole feeder, a Finch sock, and a regular seed hopper. The lady moving here won't be feeding the birds, and out back, we'll just have the Oriole feeder and maybe the Finch sock, because there are a lot of other feeders along the back of our complex.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sat May 12, 2018 11:48 am

If a person is able, I think it's almost our duty to feed birds.
After all the joy they bring us with their songs, their antics,
the way they call to each other.
We have Wren houses for their spring and summer nesting.
The larger birds are unable to squeeze inside, but there are
other houses with larger entry for them. The Robins prefer
trees for nesting usually. However, one spring a Robin tried
to build atop a light fixture. His material kept falling off. He
then tried building atop a ladder which leaned against a wall.
No luck there. Himself put a square of wood just beneath the
awning, near the gutter. The poor Robin got the idea, but his
nest building skills were nil. Himself climbed up, sort of knitted
the twigs into a first layer. "AHA" says the Robin, "So that's how it's done!"
From that little help, he went on to create a nice nest and he
and his mate raised a family right there.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sun May 13, 2018 7:14 am

Happy Mothers' Day to all you Moms!
I'll be going to dinner this afternoon with my Mom, Sister, and Brother-in-Law.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sun May 13, 2018 7:33 am

Good son, Lightfoot!

One load of laundry.
Going to breakfast with # 3 son, his wife and her mom.
Later meeting some of my children at a park to scatter their grandmother's ashes.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by margie52501 on Mon May 14, 2018 10:54 pm

Good Evening all. It's raining here now. Just heard some thunder also. It's much cooler in the 60's and I like that. Had to go to the pharmacy and get medicine for John today, his heart medicine that is. Also went and got a few things from Aldi's to. By the way eggs went down there this time, .77 a dozen, last week they were $1.77 for a dozen.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue May 15, 2018 7:44 am

Hi all! Not a lot going on here yet. Dawn told me she's moving out Thursday. That's a mite sooner than I expected.
Will get a shower today, take Dawn to a noon meeting, and walk Chipper on the boardwalk today. Hoping the rain has quit for a while.
Have a good day all!

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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Tue May 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Hey Margie, you were away for awhile.
Welcome back.

Lightfoot, we began building an ark,
but tore it down when the rain subsided.

Okay, seriously, I managed to vacuum
all carpeted area today, got some
gardening work done. Sat on the glider,
watching the Humming birds sip nectar.
Talked with my sister awhile on the phone.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue May 15, 2018 8:28 pm

We gave our hummingbird feeder to the neighbors today, but the Orioles sure like the Oriole feeder. Helping Dawn pack.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Spice on Wed May 16, 2018 3:38 pm

Good afternoon.

Just thought I would pop in and let you know, I am moved into a house as of May 5th. My son will be moving in at the end of the month. Still don't have much in the way of furniture but we are getting there. At least I hae a bed to sleep on...lol!


Keeping my forum offline a while longer as I will be moving it. I am in no hurry though, and taking my time setting things up for it.

Hope everyone is doing well.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Wed May 16, 2018 5:02 pm

Good to hear, Spice! I wish you well!
Still haven't heard on my moving. Dawn will be moving out tomorrow though.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Wed May 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Spice, how good it is to see a post from you.
Ahhh, a bed is so important. So is a son.

Lightfoot, I hope your move is soon complete
and you're settled into the new place and then
you can get into a new routine.

MY day has been mostly in the garden. I did
see the doggies. The little one absolutely must
jump up on me and I foolishly wore white pants.

I also took a bit of recycling and went to CVS
to buy Arizona tea at two gallons for $5.00.

Have a peaceful evening.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Wed May 16, 2018 7:54 pm

$2.50 a gallon for tea? That's almost as much as gasoline. Our gas is at $3.05 today.
Today was a nice day here. Temperature in the low 70's, with clear skies. Took Dawn to a haircut, Chipper to get groomed, Dawn to Salvation Army store in Plainwell, to Fred's in Otsego to drop off a fake tree , to Save a Lot, and then to the boardwalk in Allegan to walk Chipper, before coming home.
Repotted 2 Mosquito plants, and got a good nap in today.
Tomorrow, I don't expect to be around much.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Thu May 17, 2018 6:57 pm

True Lightfoot, $2:50 a gallon for tea is a lot, but it's what my youngest son drinks and it's usually over $3.00.
I spent a lot of my day in the garden. I planted 2 rows of beans, 2 rows (short rows) of carrots. Set out a few more onions. I picked Kale. Watered most everything.
I made a Tuna, pasta salad. It was yummy and there is enough for tomorrow!
Early tomorrow we will go to a Subdivision sale. I hope it's a good one.
Oh, the doggies today too.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by margie52501 on Sat May 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Good evening all. Been resting up the last couple of days. Feel more like myself now. The landlord had Scott come over and put a new screen door on our back door yesterday. On Monday morning Scott will be back to do the front door and kitchen floor. I have to go to the court house for classes Monday morning and will be gone for an hour or so. Working on the Election Polls come June 5th and then in Nov also. I think this will be my last year to do this. Spice it's great to hear from you again my friend. Glad you found a home to be in also. Thinking of you always my good friend.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sat May 19, 2018 9:52 pm

Took Chipper for a walk at the Sports Complex today. Got about a, eighth of a mile, and someone started shooting off firecrackers or something. Traumatized Chipper, so I had to take him back to the car.
Been working on packing- about all packed up now. Sorted through some of Mary's jewelry that was left. Ready to turn in. Good night all!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Sun May 20, 2018 6:06 pm

My day:
Began with a load of laundry.
Shower.
Off the Meijer for a roasted chicken.
(Meijer does the best roasted chicken I have tasted.)
(A whole chicken is two meals for two people here)
I went by the Huron river in Huroc Park to see my
youngest son a minute. He was fishing.
This afternoon I visited my oldest son and his lady friend
of 20-some years. She was leaving for Novi to be with her
sister who will undergo surgery Tuesday. My son doesn't
feel comfortable alone, but told me to go home and perhaps
come back tomorrow, just to be in the house while he showers.

Yesterday afternoon we had rain, rain, rain. It came down so
hard and so fast, suddenly the street was full of water and
rushing down toward the creek. What we used to call a cloudburst.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sun May 20, 2018 9:08 pm

I won't be around much this week. Have to get everything finished. The move is scheduled for Friday!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Mon May 21, 2018 8:13 am

We understand LFF. Wishing you well and please do not get stressed over it. Just think this time next week you will be settled in and the best thing will be saving a bit of money. If you have time stop by and tell us how it is going. Sending prayers!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Mon May 21, 2018 8:15 pm

We sure will miss you, Lightfoot, but do what you gotta do.

Today was more gardening. I planted beet seed and pulled massive amounts of Bind weed.
Also spent time with Angel, my son's older dog. She barely moved and refused to go outside.
I managed to give her two aspirin in a dab of peanut butter. Bless her dear heart. The Little Rascal cares not a whit if she is nearing the end. It's all about him.
WE got quite a bit more rain late afternoon.
Funny, I did a load of white wash, but was it today or yesterday?
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Mon May 21, 2018 9:13 pm

I called Charter today, and have arrangements made to install cable, internet, and phone in my new apartment on May 30, which is 5 days after I move (Couldn't call before now, because was waiting to see when Loretta's Grandson could help her move.), but I made arrangements to keep the service here till then, so I could keep my modem and router here in her apartment till the 30th. That way, I can still use my laptop. The problem is, I was able to find the laptop in what I've packed, but I haven't found the charger yet.
Went to my Sister's today for a few hours, and helped set up for the garage sale today
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Tue May 22, 2018 7:53 am

Sometimes Charter works things out weird. A while back I needed to call them and they were out the next day!. I remember how I struggled to get the house cleaned over night for they were coming on Sat am and I did not find out until late Friday afternoon. But it all worked out. No problems with the tv boxes since. They checked the computer outlit too and did something there.

Hang in there LFF it will be over soon.

Joyous I spent a couple hours pulling weeds late afternoon yesterday. Went to work in the morning. Today I am lazy. I may go visit the grave site and put flowers on the graves instead of waiting until the end of the week when more people will no doubt be there.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue May 22, 2018 7:58 am

Thanks Glad! IF we move Friday, I'll have 5 days to straighten up things there, but I have to work the garage sale 3 of those days.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Wed May 23, 2018 6:56 am

Just remember, "Rome was not built in a day!"
What is that all about, you ask?
Just saying, what we don't get done today will
still be there tomorrow.

Yesterday was spent mainly traipsing back and
forth between here and my son's place.
Angel is slowly leaving us and needs caring for.
The little one is , ME ME ME!
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed May 23, 2018 7:52 am

Joyous, sorry about the precious doggy. I saw its picture on facebook.

I notice we had someone stop by with the name Whimsicalseahorse. Sure hope they come back and post. I try so hard to think of something to attract new people and new posts. I love our older members but we need new things around here.

Today I plan to place flowers on the graveside so I won't get into the weekend traffic for memorial day. Other than that my day is not busy. Do have to take son to mow is weekly mowing job and also go to church this evening for Bible study. We are in Genesis about to discuss the flood.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by margie52501 on Thu May 24, 2018 10:47 am

Good morning all. Finally getting things done here. The front door is now done so is the back screen door. Now the tile is being put in the kitchen. No more rug to clean or sweep anymore. Amen to that. So how is the move going for you LLF?
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Thu May 24, 2018 3:21 pm

Have to finish all the packing and cleaning today, because the move is scheduled for tomorrow.
Took Chipper on a boardwalk jaunt, then drove my Mom to the cancer center in Holland, and home again. Talked with her a while, and then helped my Sister get a bike down in her garden shed before I came home again.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Fri May 25, 2018 8:36 am

LFF glad today will be over for you and you get settled.

Would love to see your new renovations Margie. Glad the landlord is fixing up the place.

I will work this morning. Going to be hot so will be there around 10:30
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Fri May 25, 2018 4:24 pm

A bit of gardening early due to expected heat later.
Spent some time with the little dog.
I feel sad when dogs must be left alone.

I believe Marianne's son said the memorial
will be May 30th? Am I correct?
Will anyone be attending? I cannot.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Sat May 26, 2018 8:17 am

No I won't be going but I will surely think of Marianne that day. I know ISH did not think this way but I picture the two of them discussing the Bible in one accord now. Both of them were very knowledgeable in the Bible something I lack. I will always remember the two of them.

Speaking of ISH....cell phones sure are nice......I zoomed in on his house recently on the weather map.....looks like there is a newer house behind the one he lived in....wonder if his son sold the property or if he built a new house.....(it would not let me zoom in real close).

And speaking of gardening.....we did not have a spring! Lettuce, spinach and radishes have bolted. I am saving the seed from the radish and spinach. The lettuce I have not mastered how.

Matt (my son) took pictures on the camera yesterday. I have them down loaded on computer now to finish them to here and facebook. Still revamping going on and some weeds to pull but hey that job is never finished is it?
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Sun May 27, 2018 7:04 am

I've been soo busy! Am all moved, Have everything unpacked. Have to put clocks and paintings on the wall yet. Now, I havetogo out to my Sister's. Can't change addresses till Tuesday....
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Sun May 27, 2018 8:32 am

Glad you are all moved now......maybe this will be permanent for you
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Mon May 28, 2018 9:58 pm

Congrats, Lightfoot and happy apartment warming.

Glad, Most of the lettuce I planted this spring is from seeds I saved last year. Just allow the lettuce to go to seed and dry, place the seed head inside material such as cheesecloth. Maybe a sieve that will allow the seeds to fall through, but not the cottony stuff and when the seeds are completely dry, place them in a small jar.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Tue May 29, 2018 8:58 pm

My day has been good. Fred brought Dawn out about 10 a.m. She was amazed at how well I have the apartment set up already. Then, I took her to a meeting here in Allegan, and walked Chipper for a bit before I took him home because of the heat.
Went back and picked up Dawn from her meeting, we went to Save a Lot for some groceries picked up her prescriptions, , and I brought her back here where, as we visited, she made me a 4 lb, meat loaf (to last me a few days), some mixed veggies, and mashed potatoes. I took her home, and came home to relax.
I'll tell you. I'll sure feel better after I get my cable hooked up tomorrow, and can get back to using my desktop, rather than this laptop.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed May 30, 2018 6:51 am

LFF I know you will be much happier with that hook up too.

I go to the doctor today. Hoping for good results when they take the blood work.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Wed May 30, 2018 1:58 pm

I hope you get a good report from the Dr. Glad.

Lightfoot, very impressive, your speedy acclimating to the new Digs.

Aren't we spoiled by comparison to 1980s? At that time, we had Dial-up,
which was slow as molasses in January and now we insist on the latest.
I hear myself whining if the net is down all evening!

Oh, my day:
Setting out tomato plants, Marigolds beside each tomato, a few Begonias,
spending about an hour with Little One and he tried to refuse to go back
inside. 2lol
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Wed May 30, 2018 6:18 pm

I'm back up and running! Took Chipper for a walk while the temperature was relatively cool. I've been working on changing addresses, and the Charter installer came out early, but he ran into problems, and after searching high and low, he found the problem was a disconnection behind the wall jack.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Wed May 30, 2018 8:50 pm

Glad it is all done LFF!


Are you still on the first floor of the building?
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Thu May 31, 2018 5:19 am

@Glad E Olah wrote:Glad it is all done LFF!


Are you still on the first floor of the building?
Yes I am. Moved from a 2 bedroom, 2 bath at the front of the building, with a panoramic view of the parking lot, kids playing in the lush green grass of our 'yard', and people walking their dogs to the 'pet walk area' to a 1 bedroom, 1 bath at the rear of the building, with a tantalizing view of a dirt path, separating the building from an overgrown wooded ravine. With a high of 88 today, seems like a good day to stay inside.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by Glad E Olah on Thu May 31, 2018 7:58 am

Seems like a good switch to me.....now you can watch the birds at play.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by joyous on Thu May 31, 2018 11:28 am

Sounds like you got a better place, aside from not having a guest bedroom and bath. If your overnight guests are anything like me, sleeping on the couch would be fine.
The wooded ravine is far more to my taste than a parking area.

I spent the morning weeding veggie and flower gardens, after putting Epsom salt around each tomoto plant.
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Re: What's Going On With Your Day

Post by lightfootfan on Thu May 31, 2018 12:59 pm

My one bedroom has 2 beds in it- Dawn's full size bed, which was Mary's, and a twin size hospital bed, which was offered to me by the lady who lived here ( It didn't help her, and her Son and Grandson didn't really want to move anyway).
I don't use either bed. I sleep in one of the 2 recliners I have in the living room, where I also have my desk, computers, and TV with TV table, along with two 2 drawer file cabinets.

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