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Sep 15, 2020 - Hello, Everyone

Good morning and "hello" to everyone out there. - It's been a month or so since I last wrote but here I am at 6:20 in the morning drinking my coffee and pecking at these keys trying to wake up. This is my morning ritual, every morning. Some days I don't start moving around until 8 and sometimes 9. I have always been that way even when I was in the working world I would get up at least half hour earlier for me to wake up before I move around. It's best that way or I'd be pouring my juice over my cereal instead of in a glass. - Our daily...

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Jul 5, 2020 - Hot and Dry

Just like the title says....Hot and Dry. This week temps are on the rise 97-98-98-98-101-103 You get the picture. No rain either but we do hope for an afternoon thunderstorm as it's time for the monsoon rains. We have had monsoon rains in the state but just not here. This is the first home we have had with refrigerated air conditioning and we sure like it and our electric bill sure shows it. - I've been keeping busy with my stained glass but my work bench is in the garage and there is no A/C. I try to start around 9AM and work until it gets...

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May 9, 2020 - Staying Home and Keeping Busy

We have been trying our best to avoid any contact with people. So far I have not been in any stores and I plan to keep it that way. I really don't like to go in them anyhow. Before the virus started wreaking havoc in America I would go into the stores with Judy just because it was an outing for me but I'm content to just stay at home. - I'm content to stay at home because I can always work on my stained glass if I get bored. I also get my honey-do-list items done and yesterday I helped Judy plant 3 rose bushes that she got for Mothers Day....

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Apr 7, 2020 - Spring has Sprung !!!

Sorry I did not do any entries during March but I was fully engaged in my stained glass projects. I am about done for awhile because the local stained glass shop called "Hot Flash Glass" is closed due to Covid19 and Hobby Lobby is also closed. I cannot even finish 2 of the projects that are done except for the 3/8" zinc channel that is used to frame the pieces. - Judy and I have bought groceries 3 times since the virus started at 3 different places using their curbside feature. It works well except that by the time they go to actually pick...

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Feb 8, 2020 - Got Shot and then Shot 2 More Times

I want to thank God for bringing my Pain Doctor into this world and giving him the knowledge to help me. Tuesday was my doctor appointment for my herniated disc and sciatic pain....I'll tell you about right before my appointment in a minute...The doc put me on my stomach on his worktable and cleaned my lower back about 3 times before inserting a needle with maybe lidocane and didn't wait very long until he shoved the big needle into my spine with the steroid. It hurt and then hurt a little more and then he said he was all done. No hot baths...

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Jan 29, 2020 - 3:00 AM

What the hell is this. I've been getting out of bed almost everyday between 3 and 3:30 due to pain in either my lower back, my knee, or my lower leg. This all started about the first of the year and I already had a scheduled appointment with my primary care doctor on Jan 7th and he ordered Xrays, PT, a pain medicine doctor and a chiropractor. On the morning of Jan 12th, my 70th birthday I asked Judy to take me to the Emergency Room. This getting old is for the birds I want you to know. I ended up getting a MRI and found out that I have 3...

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Jan 4, 2020 - Happy New Year !!!

Happy New Year to everyone out there in "internet" land. Just wanted to drop a line or two to let you know that we brought in 2020 sound asleep in our beds. Uneventful just the way we like it. - If you follow us on FB you may remember a post that I implied that I planned to watch the Time Square Ball Drop at 9PM our time and go to bed. Well, that didn't happen. I screwed up on the time changes. We've been spending our winters in Palm Springs for the past 5-6 years and there it's 9 when it midnight back east but I forgot we're not in Pacific...

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Dec 25, 2019 - Merry Christmas to All !!!

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year. - Judy and I went to Mass yesterday at 5PM so we don't have to go out this morning. There were so many people in church with colds and that was the first Christmas Mass at our Lady of Belen Church and I can tell you one thong for sure and that's that they burn way too much frankincense during Mass. Many of the people had their mouth and nose covered because it was so strong. Don't get me wrong, I love the smell of incense but too much for a lot of us is not a good thing. We left at the first...

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Nov 29, 2019 - Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. Ours started out with a winter wonderland. The snow started lightly the night before and snowed all night to give us a blanket of about 6 inches on the ground. I'm sure you all know that Judy and I had enough of the white stuff while we lived in Pennsylvania. I didn't even go outside until it was time to go down to the clubhouse for our Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. There were about 30 people there and all had a good time conversing with one another. We even won one of the two door...

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Oct 13, 2019 - Balloons Flew Away

Today is the last day of the Albuquerque International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. The balloons are in the air and flying away. Judy and I had made plans to go one day this week, clothes were laid out, camera batteries were charged and alarm was set to leave at 4 AM. The alarm went off, I got up and asked Judy if she really wanted to go or just stay in bed. It didn't take long for her to answer so we just crawled back under the covers. As it turned out it was a good thing we did because there was too much of a breeze on the field and aloft so...

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Sep 20, 2019 - We're Still Alive but Things Changed

I'm so sorry that I've not posted all summer here but Judy and I were either being "camphosts" at the State Park or out viewing homes that we thought we would maybe be interested in buying. At the location of the state park we were either driving a hour south to view homes or two hours north, sometimes 3 hours north. That went on for a couple months until we viewed one that Judy felt was right. I had to rely on her because all the housed seemed OK to me. We ended up buying a very nice above average manufactured home in the retirement...

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Oct 12, 2018 - Time to Go

It was time to move on today, and Trixie managed to go into hiding on top of the top bed in the back before we even had our coffee. How does she know!? We actually had to hook up the trailer and move it forward a few feet for her to scamper down and head for her spot under the covers. Then I was able to drag her out to put her in her carrier for the trip. We had such a good time here, visiting and eating and watching the balloons at Balloon Fiesta on the TV. Hard to leave, but we will see them again when they host for us in Pagosa next...

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