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Feb 23, 2013 - More beautiful weather!!!!

Yesterday and today, the high temperature was 88 degrees.....Lovin' it!!!!! Yesterday morning was our shuffleboard turkey shoot here in the park. What fun!!! I played last year and embarrassed myself, but since I am playing a little better this year I tried it again. I scored a total of 200 points!!!!! Jackie only beat me by 10 points, so I was very happy. You play on all 8 courts, and each one has some sort of obstacle on it, but you get 10 points for each puck that lands in a scoring position. Fun...Fun...Fun!!! Afterwards, eight of us...

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Feb 21, 2013 - Another beautiful day in Florida...

The day today started out warm and sunny. 73 degrees when I got up at 8:00. Jackie walked early this morning as he was playing in a shuffleboard tournament here in our park. I don't know where he gets the determination to get up so early and walk 6 miles or more every day. But I'm awfully proud of him for sticking with it. He is such an inspiration to several people here in the park that have started their own walking regimen every day. I had to help serve lunch to the shufflers today, so I walked over about 10:00 to watch them play before...

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Feb 20, 2013 - Glad we are not in Branson....

Today started out with great weather again. It was 68 degrees at 9:30 when I went over to shuffle. I drew a bye again for the first game. I won the second game and lost the third one. We went to lunch with Tommy & Lorene today. We went to Lake Alfred to the LA Diner. Jackie had the chopped steak and I had chicken & dumplings. The food was very good and the company was excellent. It was strange to only have the four of us though. Richard & Sandra were busy doing laundry and Carl & Alice were at Disney World for the day. After lunch we...

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Feb 19, 2013 - A Very Nice Day

Now, this is more like it....70 degrees at 9:00am with lots of sunshine. Jackie walked his 6 miles before 8:30 this morning. He can do it in 90 minutes now. He has become a walking machine. I'm sure proud of him and I hope his heart doctor is happy when he sees him in May. He has lost 73 pounds now. I went over to shuffle and drew a bye the first game. But I played the next 2 games and won them both. I had a really good partner. Eight of our gang went to Big Tony's Pizza for lunch. YUMMY!!!!! This afternoon, I spent an hour or so over at...

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Feb 18, 2013 - Okay, enough cold weather....

I was up at 5:00 this morning and it was 38 degrees. When I got up for good at 7:30, it was 32 degrees. Both our heat pumps ran all night. I've had enough cold temps for this winter!!!!! I mean, I am in central Florida.......I want my 70's back!!!!! Jackie went to shuffle but it was way too cold for me. I stayed in where it was warm and cozy and worked on our taxes. After shuffling, Jackie went for his walk wearing sweat pants and a hooded sweatshirt. The sun was shining and he said it wasn't too bad. About 1:00pm we went to lunch with...

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Feb 17, 2013 - Colder here than western Nebraska???

My last post, the weather was perfect.....Not so since then. We have had 2 days of rain, some very blustery windy days, and last night the low temperature was 32 degrees with a wind chill of 28 degrees. My niece that lives in western Nebraska says it is warmer there than here....Today the high has only been 54 degrees with a cold north wind. Tonight our area and even further south is under a hard freeze warning. It is supposed to be below 28 degrees for more than 4 hours, which is devastating for the farmers. Smudge pots and sprinklers will...

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Feb 7, 2013 - Another week almost gone...

Another week almost gone....time is going by way too fast. The weather today was perfect. It was 73 degrees at 9:30 this morning when I walked over to shuffle. Jackie had a league tourney today in Davenport, so he and the team left an hour earlier. He isn't a person that likes purple, but his new league shirt looks kinda cute. He says that he voted for another color, but purple won out so he will be wearing this uniform to all his league games. I played 3 games this morning and lost all of them. Darn it!!!!! Jackie got home about 1:00pm. He...

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Feb 6, 2013 - Happy Monday!!!!

Monday was another fun day in Florida's paradise.... Richard, Sandra, Jackie and I had lunch at Beef O'Brady's. None of us had ever eaten there before, but I'm sure we will again. The food was excellent. Richard and Jackie had grilled chicken salads. Sandra had a rice bowl that she said was very good. I had 2 chicken taco's, just because the waitress recommended them, and she was right on.... They were the best I've ever had, served with salsa and chips for $5.79. A delicious bargain. Everybody met at the rec hall at 6:30 for darts. Richard...

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Feb 4, 2013 - More catching up....

Saturday morning is supposed to be a good time to sleep in....right???? Not at our house..... Jackie walked his 6 miles and was back home and had a shower before 10:30am. Most of the rest of our gang had other plans, so we called Richard & Sandra to see if they would like to go to Denny's for brunch. The four of us had some really good food, and when we got back to the park, we decided some exercise was in order. We played 3 games of shuffleboard, girls against the boys, and the girls won 2 of the 3 games. Now that was fun!!! Later in the...

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Feb 3, 2013 - So busy these days....

Gosh, we are so busy down here, I can't find enough time in the day to write anything. I know I'm three days behind, so here goes..... Thursday morning Jackie left at 8:30 to play in a double-header shuffle tournament out of town. I walked over to the courts at 9:30, but it had rained during the night and the courts were too wet to play. Half of our regular shufflers were at the tournament, so the 12 of us that were left decided to meet again at 11:00am and see if the courts were dry. They were, so we played 3 games. Afterwards, I came home...

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Jan 31, 2013 - A fun day!!!!

Yesterday we had the most fun and just wonderful weather....The temperature was perfect and sunny skies. The day started with Jackie walking his 6 miles and then he and the rest of the gang played shuffleboard. I played hookie and stayed home. As soon as shuffle was over, we all piled into cars and headed to "The Stable". It is a really neat place with a cafe called "The Back Porch". There were 18 of us from Treasure Lake that came. We spent about 3 hours eating and visiting and even did some shopping. There is an antique store and gift...

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Jan 29, 2013 - It's been a week?????

Can't believe time is flying by so fast... The weather has been glorious!!!!! We have been having so much fun outside. Tommy and Lorene made it back from Arkansas on Sunday night. They were gone for about 12 days. Richard and Sandra traveled along with them on the way back. They are going to be here for a month. We are having a ball showing them around. Richard has already started shuffling and darts, and tonight they both played bingo. I wanted them to win something so badly, and Richard was really close on two cards, but only Jackie won...

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