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  • in reply to: MIDWEST THURSDAY 10/30/14 #5302975 Report Abuse
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    good Morning Jan, I didn’t se this post but I did the other one.  Good to see you drop by.  Lair


    in reply to: Thursday in the Midwest October 30, 2014 #5302967 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, it is overcast and 32* here this morning but should get close to 50 this afternoon.  I need to close down the well today since it will be in the low 20′s this weekend.  Tim will be here this morning so I’ll ask him to help.  Well, the first call I made yesterday was to the vet to see if they could help me with a kitten.  The girl that answered the phone said she wanted a kitten.  Problem solved.  The main reason I didn’t want him was because the night before I had made contact with the wild kitten on the porch.  He was real friendly and I could tell he wouldn’t make it too long outside with the weather coming.  I couldn’t take on 2 at the same time so it was one or the other.  After I delivered the kitty in a box I came home and brought in the porch kitty.  It is really sweet and just loves me.  I fixed up a pen type thing with a litter box, food , and water in the GH.  He ate a little and walked out through the wire. Later he walked back in and used the litter box so all is well with him.  now just getting the other cats to know him.  i’m typing with one hand now because he is laying on my arm.  Tim snapped this picture yesterday of me and my wild kitty.

    i’ll have to come back when I have two hands.  Have a good day.  Lair


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    in reply to: Mid-West on Wednesday #5302581 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, I’m back, when I sat down here a while ago I started posting and I looked out the window only to notice a box on the porch.  I don’t remember ordering anything but I don’t remember everything.  The I noticed the top was moving.  Well,  someone dropped a kitten off on my porch.  He is tiny and I’m not sure he should be separated from his mother yet but he is.  I fed him some wet food and he scarfed that down then I gave him some water and put him in a carrier.  He is taking a nap now.  I just can’t take on another kitten so I’ll have to make a few calls.  Now I know what I’m doing today.  I’ll cut my hair and take a shower then I’ll start my day over again.  

    Yesterday was a nice time with Andy.  He came over after school and we worked until a little after 6 on some things.  We had a few nice conversations about his life and some of the decisions he has been making.  I think I have things smoothed out but Mary was right about his differences with his father.  I explained about us wanting to keep things as they were so we can deny we are changing and aging ourselves.  The talk went very well and I think Andy maybe understands more than his father now.  Where is everyone today?  I must get moving but will check back later.  Have a good day!  Lair


    in reply to: Mid-West on Tuesday, Oct 28 #5302156 Report Abuse
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    Hey again, that was strange, typing along and realized the computer was off.  Had to turn it back on and even had to sign in again.  Anyway I was saying we have a strong wind and had one yesterday too. Today I have to water plants around the house.  I should work on taking down some cob webs too.  Will have to get my long stick from the shop to reach the ceilings.  I have 12 foot ceilings in the house so they are way up there.  tim is off to work at his carpenter job today.  He went to the grocery store yesterday and came home with about 12 bags of groceries.  I had mentioned it would be a good time to clean the fridge because it was so empty.  I guess he thought I was hinting but I wasn’t, it would be a good time for him to clean not buy more.  I guess I could clean it today.  Andy is coming over this afternoon. he called and wanted to come over yesterday but I said I was busy.  I am starting to think he is making up projects just to be over here. I’m glad he enjoys my company I just don’t want it to get to be too much.  

    The guy is coming this morning to pick up my 3rd seat for the old car.  I should get off here because he called and he is on his way.  You all have a good dya.  Lair  


    in reply to: Monday in the Midwest #5301824 Report Abuse
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    Congratulations Carol for the longest post I have ever seen on the board.  I would normally try to out do you but I would still be here typing tomorrow so you win!   lol

    Good Morning everyone,  it is a balmy 59* and sunny this morning but we have a stiff wind but that too feels warm.  Yesterday was a quite day for me.  Mostly watched TV and sat around.  In the afternoon I went over to my buddy’s house where they were carving pumpkins.  It was fun for a while then I came home and did the recycling to the curb.  It got a little uneasy over there when Andy, his son, suggested he wanted to come and live with me for the rest of his High school years.  I told him to think carefully because I had the most boring life he could imagine.  Didn’t seem to phase Andy because he came over later and took over handing out candy for the trick or treaters from 5-7 pm.  Tim gave him a ride home about 9 so I hope that subject gets forgotten real soon.  Tim is off today and said he wants to go for a ride in my car today, maybe grab some lunch somewhere.  We will see how he feels this morning and decide then.  We are supposed to hit 75 this afternoon before the temp drops for the rest of the week.  I would like to do some work in the yard but if I don’t it is OK.  

    Carol, I have plans to collect leaves next weekend like you and Ray did.  Andy is coming over on Sat and will mow and bag them with the mower.  He also told me it is time to clean gutters so he will do that then.  I plan on using the leaf blower while he mows so the should get a majority of them before winter sets in.  

    Mary, glad to hear your kitties are still around.  I didn’t mention but I have a new kitten.  She is a tiny little thing and shows up at the door about dusk and eats all the cat food on the porch floor.  I am so stupid because I am going out and making sure there is enough for her.  Last night she was so brave she didn’t run more than a couple feet when I came out.  Next thing she will try getting into the house.  I have said no more pets but who knows where she will end up.  

    Gee, where is the time going, I need to run, You all have a nice day.  Lair


    in reply to: Sunday in the Midwest 10-26 #5301482 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, It is sunny and 42* outside going up to a high of 79* again.  Had a wonderful day yesterday.  @ boys came over and cleaned up everything next to the house amd around the parking area.  Lots of things went to the compost pile.  I walked by the raised beds and noticed a big bump in the dirt.  Didn’t know what it was because everything was cleaned off a couple weeks ago.  I gave it a lot more thought and still didn’t know what it was so I took my shovel and investigated.  Low and behold I found 6 large sweet potatoes under the bump.  I had removed the vines and dug the potatoes but missed this clump.  The must have continued to grow without any vines and started raising the soil.  I’ll eat a few more days.  No plans for today except rest from all I did yesterday.  There is rest for the wicked after all.  Carol, glad your sale went well.  Everyone have a good day.   Lair

    Question:  can I dig my cannas and callas even though we have not had a frost yet?  For some reason I don’t think I should but don’t know for sure.   


    in reply to: Friday in the Midwest #5300679 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning,  It is 44* and so foggy I can’t see across the street.  They say it will clear off and be a nice day.  I’m hoping they are right.  I had plans to not take any anxiety pill today but I don’t think that will happen.  Tim is at his real job all day and this is the first day I will be alone all day so maybe I’ll cut off the pill until next Monday when I have someone around.  I do have to water in the GH because Wed is my day to do that and I missed it then.  Other than that not much planned besides picking up the house.  

    I did run to the town next door and do some shopping yesterday.  My little car is real fun to get around in.  Even with the smaller motor it drives real well on the highway.  The best part is I filled it up with gas.  Wow, it cost me 31 bucks compared to the usual 100 in my old car.  It also turns real short compared with the old one.  Makes it real easy parking and getting in and out is like sitting in a chair compared to climbing a ladder in the old one.  I bought a new pair of slippers/shoes.  This morning I have 2 cats fighting over the shoe box.  Apparently it is the only place in the house they can sleep today.  Well, I don’t have anything interesting today so I’ll just say I hope you all have a great day.  Lair


    in reply to: Mid-west on Thursday, 10/23 #5300570 Report Abuse
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    Good evening, I just wanted to tell Carol a story of why the poem is so appropriate.  When I took Smokey in to the vet they took us to a room with chairs and a couch.  The vet came in and gave him a shot so he would slowly go to sleep.  Everyone left and he and I were alone so I sat on the floor and he layed down and put his head on my knee and gave a big sigh.  After a few minutes I heard a low snore.  I petted him and he opened his eyes to look at me and then closed them again.  Over the next few minutes he snored a little then he started moving his legs like he was running.  He let out a few low muffled barks and continued running motions.  I am sure he was in the meadow chasing a squirrel or rabbit in his dreams.  He used to dream like this a lot up until the past year so I know he was already in a better place. He was so peaceful and although I felt so bad for me I knew it was the best thing for him,   My guess is that is where I will find my buddy when I get there.  Thanks again Carol and everyone’s kind words.  .  Lair 


    in reply to: Mid-west on Thursday, 10/23 #5300374 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning everyone, it is 42* and looks like it could rain any second.  The forecast is for rain until noon and then clear up for the rest of the week and weekend.  Temps in the low  70′s.  Yesterday was a real chore but turned out good car shopping.  After looking at several models I ended up with the first one I looked at.  I took it for a test drive all around the 3 lots of cars.  The ones I couldn’t afford, The ones I could and then the ones they wouldn’t sell me because they don’t sell lemons locally.  At least they were honest.  I then took the car to 2 mechanics and both of them gave me the go ahead to buy it and said I was getting a good deal.  Went back to the dealer and got them to come down another thousand so I am happy.  By late afternoon all papers were signed, license changed and insurance taken care of so home I came.  Car drives niice and is so easy to get in and out of so that’s a plus.  I’m sure I’ll enjoy it a lot.  

    Tim is off to work again today being a carpenter.  I’m thinking I will run and get some cat food and see what else I will need when I am there.  I am going to change my surgery date from tomorrow until later.  Can’t do anymore this week as far as stress goes.  Once that is done I’ll just kick back and do whatever I feel like doing.  Well, I better get moving, Thanks everyone for your kind words when they mean so much. You all have made a hump into a bump for me, thanks!  I’ll be back later, You all have a nice day.  Lair


    in reply to: Mid-west on Thursday, 10/23 #5300359 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning again, I should have posted before I read the poem.  I’m having a little trouble seeing to type.  I’ll come back in a little bit.  Thank you Carol for posting this.  Yo have no idea how true ti is.  Lair


    in reply to: Wednesday in the Midwest 10-22 #5299906 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, It is sunny and in the upper 40′s this morning and going up in the 60′s later.  My Doctor appointment went well yesterday.  My good cholesterol is 82 and my bad is down to 40 so they were happy.  My sugar is still elevated but about the same as last year. They wanted to put me on more medication but I said no to that.  I had to tell her that I have cut my medication in half since last appointment and the sugar level has stayed the same so I am not sold that it has much to do with medication. She was concerned about a spot on my chest and wants me to have it checked.  They have already called and wanted to give me an appointment for Friday but I can’t do anymore this week so we will make it next month.  I can’t say much about the trip to the vet but will later but it was made as easy as possible by the caring people at the office.  There are a lot of voids here in the house and in my heart.  

    I’m going shopping for a car this morning.  The guy I want to deal with comes in at 10 am so I would like to be there then.  I’ll let you know how that turns out.  Carol I hope your color tour is a lot of fun for you and you have great weather.  Leroy, you have fun too at your store close out.  Get some good deals.  Everyone else have a good day.  Lair


    in reply to: VSR~ Tuesday, October 21 #5299526 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, I just had to stop by and wish Larry a happy birthday.  I know Charlene reads this at noon and I won’t call tonight when she has company.  Charlene wish Larry a Happy Birthday.  Lair


    in reply to: Tuesday October 21, in the Midwest #5299522 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, It is 42* and sunny today going up to 60* this afternoon.  Yesterday was grand with a high of 65* and sun.  The furnace man came and got a number of the parts he needs and they should be in today or tomorrow but funny thing the furnace started working last night and is still running this morning.  I have a doctor appointment this morning at 11 am.  Tim is off to work on his carpenter job.  He took my car so I’ll be taking his to the doctor.  I need to have it this afternoon because Smokey can’t get into mine anymore. I’m taking Smokey to the vet this afternoon for the last time.  Tim and I took turns breaking down last night and I imagine tonight will be worse.  I know it is the right decision to send him ahead of me but it is still hard.  Tomorrow I have an appointment to look at cars.  I already have lined up a mechanic to look at one if I find it.  Price is the biggest limitation I have, any make or color will be fine is there no problems with the car.  

    I have been wondering about Dena too, I hope she is doing well with everything.  Also Sandy hasn’t been around too much but I guess life just gets busy for all of us. There are quite a few who posted for a while and then disappeared.  If any of are just reading let us know what you are up to.   Well I better get cleaned up for the Doctor and my day.  You all have a good day.  Lair


    in reply to: Monday in the Midwest #5299201 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, It is 46 and the sun is shining going up to 60* this afternoon.  We are to have nice weather this week.  I am waiting for the furnace man to come.  I’ll be back when he leaves and it is a little warmer in here.  Have a good one.  Lair


    in reply to: Sunday in the Midwest October 19, 2014 #5298820 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning, it is sunny here and 36* but the wind is out of the north at about 20 mph.  It will be chilly when I take the Smokey out, guess it coat time.  It is 54* in the kitchen this morning so I may need to get a coat for there also.  I hope they can get the furnace fixed tomorrow.  I made my list of things to do this week but I quit. Furnace repairman, visit the doctor,pay bills, go to the Vet, and go car shopping start the list.   I don’t want to do anything on the list and I won’t feel better once I get them done except for the furnace repair.  I didn’t mention that the local school came over on Friday and raked leaves.  Last year they did a wonderful job but this year was almost the opposite.  There were 16 kids that were out there and 4 had rakes and one with a large leaf bag.  The rest stood by the house out of the wind.  They were here about a half hour and filled 2 bags half full and were gone.  I even had to haul the bags to the curb for pick up.  Poor supervision is all I can figure.  Last year the gal was right there with the kids but this year the teacher was standing by the house with the kids and he was on the phone the whole time.  Oh well, better than nothing.  

    Today I am just trying to keep warm and get the recycling done.  Maybe bring some of my lawn sprays in the house so they don’t freeze.  I better keep moving so I don’t freeze in one spot.  You all have a good day.  Lair   


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