Friday, February 28, 2014

#14 2014

A rainy weekend in SoCal.  Mud slides in the burn areas, river rescues, Sig Alerts on the freeways.  It seems rain is so rare here people don't know how to act.  Of coarse all the TV stations are on storm alert.  We are on the down slope of the mountains, where does the water flow?  To the sea, to the sea people.  Now the people who live on the ocean front in low lying places have to deal with high tide and storm surge.  Kinda like being caught between a rock and a hard place.

I was given a form to fill out from the Center on Tuesday.  It was about quality of life.  As I read the questions it made me think how I was feeling.  I am not very good at sharing my feelings or thinking to much about them.  Some of the questions caused me to search my heart before I could answer.  Given the medical problems I have and the treatments I am taking, I have decided my quality of life is good.

Have a good night, love to all.

Friday, February 21, 2014

#13 2014

Hello all,
This week marked a milestone for me.  Jo and I had our 49th wedding anniversary.  Thinking back to when I first met her and how we seemed to get along from the start.  We both took a chance that it would work.  We have had our ups and downs over the years, but some how it has worked out.  I can't say how but loving each other, and respecting each other will go a long way.  Two wonderful children who we love and care so much about.  All in all it has been a great trip through life.  How would my life have been other wise?  I simply can't image.

Thank you Sandy for the nice card.  I thought you expressed yourself very well.

Nice day here, I may go to Costco later and do a little shopping.  Don't really need anything but feel like I want to get out and around.

Have a good day, smile and tell someone they look great.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

#12 2014

Garlic mayo, ribeye steak grilled with boiled red spuds.  That's what we had for dinner.  Also some brownies.  It has been a very relaxing day here on the homestead, Isabel is here for the weekend.  Good to have her company.  Lulu is very happy when Isabel comes to visit.  I enjoy just spending time with Isabel.  We don't try to solve the worlds problems, it just a natural flow of conversation.  Quiet time mixed in, just very pleasant.

Not much going on tonight.  Watched some of the "Games".  The ISA is having a tough time on the ski slopes.  They are trying hard but luck is not on their side.  Saw some bobsledding.  USA hanging in there, maybe they will win a medal.

Have a good night.  Be happy.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

#11 2014

Lovely day here, almost 80' F.  Is it summer?  Maybe time to plant some garden things.  I think I will have the gardeners till the garden patch Friday.  Also put some fertilizer on the lawn.

Next week we will have our 49th wedding anniversary.  We have selected a place to have a late lunch.  It has always been a good place to eat.  We don't go there very often but it is a very peaceful and we enjoy the experience.

I started the ssr today and it fired off just fine.  The solar battery charger seems to be working.  It had been about a week since I last started the vehicle.  Sometimes I think I should sell the ssr, but then I get in and I like it to much to let it go.  I wanted one for such a long time.  Makes me happy to have it. (maybe that's my happy place)

The Jazz beat the Lakers in LA, that made me say yahoo.

I can delete some email about things being shipped.  The last couple of items were delivered today.  If I holding 6 or 7 emails I get nervous.  Just kinda freaky of me but that's how I roll.  Makes me feel good to get that little message "sure is neat in here".

If you only wash your car to try and sell it, you might be a redneck.

Have a good evening, be kind to the one's you love.

Monday, February 10, 2014

#10 2014

He said let there be light and there was light.  Just recently received a hanging pendant lamp to put over my desk.  Now I can see the keyboard very well.  As flexible as Jo and I are it was not and easy install.  But it works great.

Our tax man come to our house today to prepare the 2013 tax returns.  In about 1954 I remember my Dad telling my mother they made $5000 that year.  Now for 2013 that's how much we have to pay the IRS.  85% of our social security income is taxed.  We paid taxes on that money when we earned it, now we have to pay more taxes on that money.  Don't seem right to me.  I get grumpy around tax time every year.

Should have a happy place to go too.

Northern CA is getting some rain and snow.  Much needed.  Saw and interview on Saturday about the drought in CA.  There is a little fish in the delta called the Delta Smelt.  They tend to get caught up in the pumping plants which pumps water to the central valley and SoCal.  To save the little critters they have turned off the pumps and are sending 800000 acre feet of water into San Fran Bay and on to the ocean.  So when you have to pay $5 for a head of lettuce remember the Delta Smelt is enjoying his life thanks to you.

Valentines day is Friday.  What are you going to do?  Get a Hallmark card?  Is this a real day or just a made up day for commerce?  Flowers, candy, teddy bears, and God knows what else.

Have to give a shout out to Mia.  She is planning a trip to here.  Be great  to see her again and have her company.

Take care all, hug some one.