Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gladiolas and Update :-))

I want to let Miss Mildred know that we have enjoyed the gladiola bulbs that she sent last year.... or was it the year before.  I can't remember... time seems to pass me by :-))  The flowers are very beautiful.




We are still working on the office.  The doors are being a problem.  It will eventually be overcome and remodeling will progress.

Frank and I went on another trip out west.  We had a good time despite Frank's Uncle Henry passing.  We did to get to see him before his death.  Frank's Aunt Ora Lee... sister of Uncle Henry passed away just a few days after he did.  Her death was unexpected.  Aunt Ora Lee had lost a daughter to cancer only a couple of weeks before her death.  So with this going on it was hard to smile sometimes.

We did smile even though we were evacuated from the RV park when the Guadalupe River flooded in Kerrville Texas.  Even though we both got a stomach virus while in Benson Arizona we smile.  The Medina River in Castroville threatened us... and we smiled.

If you would like to read of our adventure... I warn you that I am a very uninteresting writer... the travel blog is Wandering About II .  I am not a fast photo editor so the photos are not in the blog, but can be viewed through  Picasa Web Album  or if you prefer you may view through Flickr .

I may try and highlight my favorite places... so stay tuned.

Frank and I are doing pretty well.  We stay busy.... and I spend way too much time on FaceBook farming and chasing bears :-))

I am in physical therapy for neck again.  I'm really trying to improve my posture.  You wouldn't believe how hard it is for me to straighten up.  I'm hoping for lots improvement with not only me neck but my entire back.

I'll try and make time to visit some of your blogs.  I enjoy playing the games on FaceBook with some of you... so thanks for being my neighbor and I'm sorry if I got you addicted to some game.


Friday, January 1, 2010


I hope each of you rang the new year in safely and peacefully. Frank and I had a mostly quiet evening at home. The neighborhood set off fireworks and I slept through it... well, Frank said I talked through it.  He wanted to know what I said and I said I don't know... he was the one listening and I was sleeping :-).

I haven't slept well in weeks. With the damp weather we've had comes the flare up of bursitis in my hip. I see the doc on Monday and I know he will do something to help.

We are doing some more renovations to the house. The latest is taking David's old bedroom and making it an office.  It hasn't been David's bedroom for over 16 years.  It has mostly been a junk room/sewing room.  It wasn't always this  messy... this is the packing up stage :-)

Someday to become office

The paneling was removed.  The carpet was removed along with padding.   Underneath was another layer of padding.  It was stuck to the floor and Frank scraped it up and I swept.  Then Frank ran the shop vac over it. What a mess!

Office to be

Looking better!   The picture shows one of the old windows.  As you can tell we live in a house made from cement blocks.

Office to be

This shows a bit of both old windows and the newly painted ceiling.

Office to be

One of the new windows.  They were a bit hard to put in.  Frank is smart and figured out how to get past the glitches.

Office to be

Next we put up drywall. So you see we are busy.  Busy is good.  

Of course I'm still addicted to the games on Face Book  :-D

My thoughts and prayers to each of you.