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Jul 29, 2019 - Monday 7/29/19

We had a nice, quiet weekend, and things are getting back to normal. Bill (I call him “Bill 2.0”) is doing well. We have three busy days this week. Today, my new mattress comes (but not until after 5pm), and Bill and Harold (using Harold’s truck) are going to cart off the old shower stall to the dump. They are loading up as I write this. Wednesday at 8am (yikes!) is Bill’s diabetes specialist, and the window coverings in the afternoon. Friday, we get the new garage doors. So, just a typical week for us! Our skunk has become a regular...

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Jul 26, 2019 - Friday 7/26/19

This is going to be one of my venting blogs, so feel free to skip it if you want. Bill kept going downhill all weekend. He called his new doctor’s office several times, but only got to speak to her nurse. Every time he relayed his symptoms (high blood sugar levels, shortness of breath, nausea, weakness) she told him to “be patient” and let the Trulicity do its thing. Mind you, they took him completely off insulin on the 17th, after he’d been on it for over 15 years. By Tuesday morning, he couldn’t even put his shoes on. I was done with...

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Jul 20, 2019 - Saturday 7/20/19

Although I’d picked out the tile for the new shower on Monday, we just got the proposal and cost breakdown Friday afternoon. I hate that we lost a whole week, but they had to factor in plumbing changes (they were out here with the plumber on Thursday to get his take on the project). Now we have to wait for all the materials, which is supposed to take 10-14 business days. Bill asked this plumber for an estimate on re-plumbing the whole house, since we haven’t heard back from our regular guy. The garage doors are in, but before they can be...

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Jul 15, 2019 - Monday 7/15/19

With the old shower removed, and once the shock of the situation began to wane, we both started thinking of the possibilities. Bill’s first thought was to put in a large tub for me. His plan was to change rooms so I would have the master bedroom and the tub of my dreams. If we had done that, he wouldn’t have any place for his office (and I love the front room for my art). I told him that I had my dream tub for 30 years, and now it was his turn (but what a sweetie he was for thinking of me first). He has never had a really nice shower, but...

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Jul 12, 2019 - Friday 7/12/19

The guys came back out on Tuesday afternoon to punch a good-sized hole in the half wall on the living room side, so they could reinforce the kitchen side. They did it, patched the wall, sanded and textured it. Wednesday, they came back to paint the patch and to re-grout the other side (the kitchen wall). Despite their sweeping and vacuuming, the drywall and grout dust got all over the floors and counters, but that’s okay. By late Wednesday afternoon, the guys packed up their stuff and left. They will be back when the new garage doors come...

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Jul 8, 2019 - Monday 7/8/19

My tortoise kitchen rug came early, and I just love it! It really adds some color to the rather monotone kitchen. We spent all day Friday and part of Saturday scrubbing the floors on our hands and knees. We used Bona (the version for vinyl floors), a microfiber towel and a Scotch Brite non-scratch pad. And it worked! The grit and residue are off, and there is a wonderful sheen to them. One consequence of the new floors that I hadn’t considered: Vinyl flooring + vaulted ceilings = Echoes! I’ve even thought about taking up yodeling (after...

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Jul 5, 2019 - Friday 7/5/19

One step forward, two steps back. The backsplash went in without a hitch on Tuesday afternoon. They had wanted to come back Tuesday night to grout, but we had signed up to play (learn) Bunco at 7pm, so they came back Wednesday morning. Bunco is a strange buy easy game to play. You play in tables of four (two teams per table) with three dice at each table. You start with ones. Everyone takes turns rolling the dice for ones. Each dice with a one gives your team a point. As long as you keep rolling at least one dice that has one dot on it, you...

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Jul 1, 2019 - Monday 7/1/19

I bought a reusable 18” wet/dry mop at the local cleaning supply store Friday. The bottom of the mop has Velcro, and it came with two washable microfiber pads that have the corresponding Velcro loops on the back. I always thought it was such a waste to keep buying Swiffer wet pads. They get dirty so fast, and even in my small Denver kitchen I would nearly go through a whole container of them each time I mopped. These reusable pads pick up a whole lot more dirt than Swiffer, and now that I have a whole house to mop, they just make more...

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Apr 2, 2019 - Johnson Creek HHHH Rally

8th Annual HitchHiker Hill Country Hideaway Rally (HHHH). My sixth year attending. Looking forward to renewing friendships and making new ones. Reference 2014 Adventure Entry: Haulin' HitchHiker 9 Apr 2014, for more info on my first HHHH rally...

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Oct 19, 2017 - More catch-up

So I left off with Tuesday updates. Wednesday morning we got up super early and left here about 5:30 to drive back into San Antonio. Bob had an eye appointment and since they were probably going to dilate his eyes, I needed to go so I could drive back. We arrived in San Antonio about 7:30 and went to the house to check the mail and get a few things. I had left my computer power cord at home and my laptop was dead. With my old laptop, Bob and I could use the same power cord, but this one is thinner and has a smaller plug on the power cord...

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Oct 17, 2017 - Happy 3rd week in Oct𯘀

So the rally ended Saturday night and everyone pulled out at various times on Sunday. We'll be here until Saturday, 21 Oct. This past weekend Kerrville school district had a "Chalk Fest"! It consisted of a group of people drawing on the sidewalks with chalk. So we went over there on Saturday afternoon. We walked around and watched a few people work, but went back on Sunday to see the finished work. Some were very good and some only ok. Probably raised a bunch of money for the schools. Each picture was sponsored by some person or business...

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Oct 12, 2017 - Bob's early & long day.

Bob left this morning about 5:15 so he could definitely be at home by 8. The repairman is supposed to be there between 8 & 10. He actually split the difference and arrived about 9. I know what time be arrived because I have ARLO armed! Anyway, he did what he needed to do and left. Bob made it back here about 11:30. Now we don't have to worry about the CO monitors until 2023 and with any kind of luck, we will be long out of that house before then! Tonight was the first event of the rally. The hosts had devised a matching game based horror...

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