Friday, May 29, 2020

doing better

Well finally got back to walking after a couple of weeks with the cataract surgeries.
I'm here to tell you it does not take long for a person to get back out of shape.

The weather has warm up a bit very much that for the past few nights we have been sleeping with the window at our head open and the fantastic fan on high speed.

I have been trying to beat the sunrise getting up and out the door by 6:30 am of the morning to walk before it get too hot.
It has helped but I'm still soaked in sweat by the time I get back home.

The flowers along the way make for an enjoyable walk.

There are different types of flowers every day or so to look at.

The price of oil has gone up a little so the gas has made a big move up in the last week or so.
The price jumped from $1.68 to $1.85 but we all knew that would happen didn't we.

The right eye that was blackened from the surgery is much better but still some what black.

Thanks for stopping byand have a great day.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Thank You Vets

Please do not forget our Veterans that have given so much of their lives so we can live our great lives.
When you see these vets wearing their caps to show that they were in service to our country, thank them.

Yesterday morning started our very good with Nancy serving me a couple of eggs, that I added some sweet onions, tomato slices, a nice sausage biscuit and some hash brown potatoes and of course a cup of coffee.
With a breakfast like that the day had to be good.

The right eye that didn't look so good after surgery is slowly coming along fine.

As a matter of fact I finally felt good enough to grill up some sirloin tips with green bell peppers and onions,  That with potatoes and an ear of corn tasted mighty fine, man did I eat good yesterday.

I've heard all the news about all the stores that are making sure everything is cleaned good because of the virus.
But, this Walmart looks like they need more checking since there was no cleaning supplies to wipe down the shopping carts?
Maybe they had not got around to restock it yet.

Nancy is going to keep feeding me good today, as she said she was going to have beef roast for our meal.
I guess I will have to make her happy about the beef roast and take an extra helping of it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The other eye

Over the weekend I made some macaroni salad because I knew I would be out of commission for a couple of days with my eye surgery.
Well the weekend went fast and so did the macaroni salad.

I also did three loads of laundry just in case the results of the surgery would have me laid up longer than I thought.

I thought my left eye was a rough procedure, but that was a piece of cake as you can see.
By the way the photo in the other blog also showed my right eye but some how my phone camera was flipped and I did not notice it.
Yes it is as sore as it looks but the doctor said it was coming along just fine.

Poor Nancy can't stand to look me in the eye now.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The cataract surgery

Monday at 9:15 am my ride to the Florida Eye Institute where the ophthalmologist is to perform the cataract surgery.
The driver pulled up to the door where someone came out to check me in before I was allowed to go in while wearing a face mask.  Of course the waiting room had social distancing seating.

It wasn't long before going in and getting prepped then I was out like a light.  I don't know what they had but I've never been put to sleep so fast in my  life.
Even after the surgery was over and upon awakening I don't remember a thing.  As a matter of fact I don't remember getting into the car to ride back home.  The first ting I remember is opening the door to the motorhome, that is a scary feeling.

Yesterday I went in to get checked to see how everything was with the eye.  It seems as though the  cornea of the eye is swollen, but the doc said it would be ok in a few days.  I hope so because the vision out of that eye right now is like looking through a fog.
I got three different eye drops to take every two hours.

Anyway the  ophthalmologist is going to do the right eye this coming Monday, "the fun never stops.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mothers Day

I want to wish all you ladies out there a Happy Mother's Day.   These flowers are for you.
May this be the best day for you.

Nothing new here just the same with the walking and going to the store when necessary.
I think we all are going to have to get use to the new way of living.
It will be more tough on some than others who can not adjust so easy.

If you like more flowers these are for you.

Oh, you do not like the yellow flowers, will these be better?

Or a mixture of a couple of colors.

Oh yeah, its a nice day to go fishing!


You don't need a large boat to be out on the water.  Just a kayak out in the marshes will do.

It was a beautiful day yesterday with the sunshine and the temps in the low 80's.

Well, they finally called me yesterday to tell me they have the go ahead to start with my cataract surgery.  So early tomorrow they will do my left eye and maybe in a week or two it will be the right eye.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Cloudy all day

Well yesterday morning  was all blue skies but that gave way to clouds for today.
Not bad though because it looked nice and did not rain.
We had much wind all night long.

Looked up and thought this would make a nice shot.
There were a few people going out to fish in some smaller boats even though I would say the gulf waters were choppy today.

Different shades of yellow flowers along the walk.
Even some as I would call them red orange flowers.

Field of daisys.

The price of gas here in Hudson, Florida. It hasn't gone down in about three weeks so I guess this is the lowest it will be here.
Its no wonder though in Florida the federal and state tax is 83¢ a gallon.
While in Georgia the tax is 66¢ a gallon. 
So if you are coming through Georgia on your way to Florida, you need to stop and fill up while in Georgia.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 


Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Out and about

Another night with the temperature close to the 70 mark.
We slept with the window open over our heads and also had the fantastic fan on low speed so we had a nice breeze coming in all night long.

Starting my walk with the sun already coming up nice and bright.
The sky was all blue telling us it would be a beautiful day.
Looks like a good day  for the Sun West Park but I don't think it is opened up yet.
Just look at that blue sky, no wonder everyone wants to be out and about.

One of the boats I saw this morning headed out to the gulf waters.  Some with the fishing rods sticking out of the back of the boats.
And for sure a few of the boats will just be out on the water for a joy ride this day.
People just want to get out, I hope its not to soon for that yet.
Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.


Sunday, May 03, 2020

Things I see

I had a good start walking this morning and by the time I was finished I had walked 3 1/4 miles.
I'm sure I may get a little more walking in.

Sometimes the walking takes me a little farther down a side street just so I can see something different.

Every few days there may be different flowers blooming out.  Or maybe different people out walking or riding their bicycle.

                                              Sometimes you just got to lay down to sleep.
This fella was sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the RaceTrac filling station.
He was sound asleep as I walked by him.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Special Day

We had a large thunder Strom during the night with some gust of 40--50 mph winds.
We were glad the wind didn't last long but the rain did and this morning report we had 3" of rain.

A couple of times the wind did shake the motor home a scared Nancy.
We know we can with stand winds as high as 60 mph because we have been in winds of that speed a few times.

Today was a special day for me because it was my Birthday number 82 and did I have something special to do?  
No, I  readjusted the patio awning after it was a little loose after the wind we had last night.
I also took a load of laundry down to the park laundry room to wash and dry.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Old bus

Its always good to start the day with a good breakfast.  This was the one I had the other day, with a couple of eggs, 2 slices of bacon, tomato, a biscuit and a cup of coffee.
Well this is how I actually started the day, with the sun already out and the breakfast after my walk.

A nice blue sky out over the gulf.

The last few days the walks have been short with the temps in the low 60's and high 50's.
With those temperatures short pants and a short sleeve shirt just doesn't go very well together.
Then when the sun is out the temps are up in the middle 80's.

Walking down a side street I notice this old school bus behind a locked fence.  There was an old house that was run down and had not been lived in for a long time.

There was a for sale sign out front so I thought I could go in and get a closer look at the bus.
Getting a close look I could see it was and old international school bus.  Maybe an old 40's or early 50's. It was rusty, but it still looked solid.
Could be a younger guy might make a good project of it by converting it to a motor home.  It would be a conversation piece at that when finished.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Saturday, April 25, 2020

Stretching walking distance

Wow, we sure has the rain yesterday.  The rain amount was a little over five inches in a few hours which is a lot considering this is suppose to be in the drought season.  The rain did last off and on all day long so I did not get to walk.

So this morning I did some extra walking by going down a few side streets.

I saw a few different flowers that was nice. 

I like flowers and when I see the different kind I kind of get excited about it.

I didn't get excited about the way the down pour yesterday washed out the grass clips and gravel out on the sidewalk.

I saw this medic unit probably going to an accident since the fire truck was already gone in front of it.

Did you ever wonder why the fire truck and police get there before the first responders do?
Being an EMT in addition to repairman and welder at the mines where I worked I can explain it.
They taught us to make sure that the other miners had made it safe for EMT's to enter the accident area before going in.  Because if it was unsafe and we got hurt we would not be able to help anyone of the accident victims.
So the police and fireman block off the area to make it is safe for the first responders to do their thing.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

A puzzling photo

As I walk along each day I see different things that people have discarded.
I do not know why people always litter our highways and can't wait until they get back home or stop at a gas station and throw it in the waste can.

Now here is a bucket, why litter the highway with this because a bucket can have many uses.

But the next photo really puzzles me.

Yeah, that three baggies of puzzle pieces on the sidewalk.  They may have fallen of a bike, I don't know they were all close together.

I stretched my walking out a little more by walking down to Frank's Restaurant.  Frank's was in a smaller building straight across the road from the park we are in.  But has move 1/4 mile south to this much larger one.
This is a good place to eat and I know he would like to be over the virus thing, because he is always full of customer's.  "Hang in there Frank".

I took the photo off the television.  We got interested in watching two Bald Eagles raise two eaglets from the time they came out of the egg.
They are two months old now and they really put on a show flapping their wings and dancing around.
I don't know how they got the live cam up in that tree but it is live 24/7.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A nice day

Sunday was not much different than the other days.

Well yes, US Highway 19 there was a difference in that it had less traffic.  So I guess there's still quite a few people are still working and maybe they have Sunday off.

I'm still enjoying my walks along the sidewalk each morning.  I walk a little over 2 mile every morning and try not to walk any less.

So with my walking and watching the news about the Coronavirus that leaves little to blog about.

Oh I almost forgot to mention, the other day I did get under the motorhome to grease the front end grease plugs and also grease the slide pins with high temp grease.
That is  necessary, because if the brakes doesn't slide the pads will wear on one side and when braking the front wheels will pull to one side.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.  

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Rain, lightning then clear

I was back up early Yesterday morning to do my walking.
The reason was that the weather report we had called for at 10:00 am we were suppose to get a rain storm and a lot of wind.

So after my walk and breakfast I was off to Rural King to get some drinking water.  The water there is $1.99 a case of 24.  By the time I got there it started to rain, but I made it in and out before it came down hard.

And the storm did start on the time that the weather people said it would.
It did clear up in a couple of hours and was nice the rest of the day.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Yeah, more walking

I grilled a couple of chicken breast Thursday and they really tasted good.

Nancy added fried potatoes and some peas, that with a roll was a plate full.   I did not grill the breast whole.  Instead I cut them cross wise, then put on Lawry's seasoned salt and garlic powder.  When they were finished grilling it really brought out some good taste.  

Yesterday morning was a good walking day as I didn't get to hot.
As a matter of fact it was only around 65 degrees when I started my walking.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Still walking

I wanted to an early start yesterday because it was going to be another hot day.

Well the sun did come out as I was starting my walk.   All I can say what a beautiful way to start the day.   The sun just coming up, a palm tree to the left and to the right most of all "Old Glory flying" her colors in the wind. May she fly forever. Is there anything better than seeing that grand old flag flying.

The price of regular gas down another three cents in the last couple of days.

It was a good day walking and I got 2 miles in again.  I think it may be getting time to try and stretch it out a little more.

It was another stay at home day, but it may be getting time for another grocery run soon. I think it has been seven days since the last grocery shopping.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Walking and laundry.

Yesterday morning was like all mornings.  You know people get into a routine,  especially if you are retired.
Nancy and I have for years now have had our first half cup of coffee while sitting up in bed watching the morning news.
Then I usually get out of bed, get on the computer to check the emails and catch up on some blogs.
After a short time Nancy is up and get our breakfast.

Well in the last couple of weeks that has changed some what.  We still do the morning coffee, but I'm up and get ready for my 2 mile walk up and down the sidewalk.
After getting back home I do the computer thing, then its breakfast time.

My walking time takes me by the entrance to the Suncoast west beach Hudson, Florida.
Of course it is closed up like many other places.

I did get the time to slice the boneless ham that we had for Easter.

This picture was supposed to be in the Easter dinner blog.  But for some reason I couldn't get it to working that day.

I did some of the laundry yesterday and while looking out on the swimming pool.
The pool is locked up due to the pandemic, but we sure could use it now with the temperature being up to 90 the last few days.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.