Monday, December 31, 2012

56 years

WOW,fifty-six years ago today Nancy and I at 18 and 17 years of age went to the Mingo county court house and got married. we went into the county clerks office and told him we wanted to get married. He said it would be $5.00. Not a big fancy wedding but a marriage that has lasted thru the rough and good times. We had people that told us it wouldn't last being married that young. It may not,but we will keep working at it.
We will go out some place later on and have a nice dinner. Then as we always do this evening we will be making cabbage rolls for tomorrows meal.
Saturday I watched a football and basketball game and lost both of them. I won't tell you which teams,but let you know I'm from West Virginia and always liked Kentucky Wildcat basketball,enough said.
How about you will you be doing the same this New Years Eve? 
Whatever you are doing please be safe,I need all you readers and thanks for being with me this year. I hope we can share another year together.
Happy New Year and have a great day.   

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Everyday chores

Here it is saturday again. Man the days sure go by fast these days.
This means another day of college basketball and also maybe some bowl games of football.
I always kid Nancy that I have the chores of feeding my animals and attending to the crops.
As far as feeding animals,they are the squirrels and birds that come to the feeder during the day. The crops are four tomato plants that I have. I hope I get a few tomates off of them before the cold weather kills out the plants.
The crops are easier to attend to than when we lived in West Virginia. I had 25 tomato plants,12 green pepper plants plus the green onions,potatoes,cabbage and lettuce. How about you do you still have a small garden?  I know you don't now but in the summertime.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rain and Post office

Well are you over Christmas or is it still lingering on?  Like now you may have to exchange that gift for the right size or for something all together different. Maybe go to the store and get all those things that are on a special discount. 
I had to get out and mail a couple of packages yesterday.
I knew we were to have a bad storm by watching morning weather report. As I was getting closer to the post office I could see the black clouds moving in and hoping I would make it before the rain hit.
As it happened the rain came before I got to the post office. Not to worry though we always have more than enough umbrellas handy. In the car at the house umbrellas everywhere. In fact we bought enough umbrellas incase someone visting us and it starts to rain when they are leaving we tell them to take an umbrella. So with one in hand off I went into the post office. One good thing is with a heavy rain there was no one in line.
We are having cold weather here today with the temp 42 this morning and only 63 for the day. Looks like another good day to catch up on the inside chores.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Nancy and I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas.  May your day be joyful and happy.
This was the scene looking down our sreet last night. Christmas lights and the milk jugs with burning candles in front of each site.
I saw this unusual camper the other day at Walmart and thought it was fixed up nice.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Look out Christmas is about upon us. Just a few more days of watching all those commercials that will save you money if you buy at their store. Hey you think they would take a check on that bank in Nigeria where I have millions of dollars waiting on me?  The best way to spend Christmas is with family if you possibly can. Sometimes that can;t happen when the children and grand children are spread out over the country. But hey,we have all those momories of past christmas right?
Speaking of cold weather I think it doesn't matter where you are in the good old USA that you are kind of chilly today.  Our temperature this morning was 47. Some of you are way colder.
Today looks really good for staying in and watching the college basketball games. That is after my saturday big breakfast.
Thanks to all who have been wishing for me to get better. I think I'm finally and slowly on the mend. Its been a rough two weeks for me.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Doctor Doctor

Man the title to the post says it all. Very boring but thats what we have been doing. We have never been down for this long,of course we have never been this old before either.
The new medicine that the doctor prescribe me is making me feel better but not completely. So maybe it will. Nancy went to see the doctor monday,and you guessed it. Different medicine for her. Her blood pressure just won't come down no matter what the try. All the test and scans she had shows nothing so it looks like they are stumped.  I guess thats why they say a doctor practices medicine.
We did get out for a couple of hours yesterday to walk and loaf in Kmart.  Didn't buy anything just looked around and talked about how much fun it use to be buying Christmas presents when our kids were small.
Yeah we are getting older.
Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Doctor again

Well I'm feeling about the same as I have all week. I took all of the medicine that the docotr prescribedso yesterday morning it was back to see the doc.
No the photo isn't blurry. Thats the fog that we had on ridge road as I started out. The Gulf coast Medical Center where we see our doctor is open seven days a week. Although our doctor is only in 5 days a week there is a doctor there.
Turning off ridge road onto route 19 was more of the fog.
Getting in to see the doctor and getting checked he said I had fluid in the ears and infection in the throat. Chest xray showed lungs clear. So it was different and more medicine. One bunch of pills are taken 5 times a day and the other bottle of pills twice a day.
I sure hope this dose of pills do what they are suppose to.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Still the same

Just a short one today as I really don't feel like doing much of anything.
I did see the doctor and it looks as though I have a bad sinus infection.
I've been taking antibiotics and they are not doing much. My throat swells so much my adams apple doesn't want to move. So I've been drinking water all night long to keep it moving. I sure hope I can get some sleep tonight.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Feeling ill

I could say this past weekend was like all the others,but that wasn't the case.
I woke up saturday morning with a head cold and sore throat. I just felt plain miserable the whole weekend and not any better today. I didn't even feel like having my big saturday breakfast. Tried watching the ballgames,couldn't concentrate on them enough to really get intrested in them. So maybe I'll feel better in a couple of days.
Sorry to post with my problems. 
Nancy had to go and get blood drawn this morning and will be seeing the doctor again next monday.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Saturday, December 08, 2012

A little walking

Yesterday we were going to do a little walking at the  Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. This is a new park in the Florida park system. It is very small and not completed,so small they only have seven parking places. That was a problem for us because we didn't have a spot to park in.
So we went to the Port Richey Waterfront Park to do the walking. This is also a small park they are upgrading with plenty of parking.
Several people were out on the pier trying their luck at catching fish from the bay.
Some nice flower blooms on the bushes. We walked out on the pier and then out and around to the boat launch. Theres always a nice cool breeze here and felt good on this sunny day.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Pearl Harbor Day

Let us not forget that day in 1941. Many people lost their lives in the attack. I don't actually remember the day as I was only 3 at the time but I do remember World War II.
We went to the John Chesnut Park yesterday to do dome walking.
This to us is so much better than in the RV Park. We like to get out and see the wildlife.
We saw this small gator floating with its head sticking out of the water. If you look close you can see the gators body hanging straight down.
Tarpon Lake was nice and smooth for the day.
Couple of egrets feeding on the shore line.
This anhinga drying its wings after swimming in and under the water.
Here are two of the five deer we saw out feeding.
We had a nice day that wasn't very hot to do our walking.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, December 06, 2012


Well with the Christmas lights up about all that was pressing for yesterday was watering the flowers and the couple of tomato plants that I have. Also putting out bird seeds in the feeder for the birds and squirrels. The squirrels always get there first to get the sunflower seeds.
Nancy and I took a short walk arond the park. When we got around to the lake we saw some people had gathered up,which means a gator is out to be seen.
Yes sure enough it was an alligator.
Not only was the gator out,but it was eating a duck that it had caught. If you look close you can see the feathers hanging out of its mouth. This is the first time we have seen an alligator here eating a duck. The ducks always just swim around on the lake all the time.
After getting back to the house I went to Little Caesar's to get us a "Hot & Ready" pepperoni pizza.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Lights up

Yesterday I got all the Christmas lights up around the carport and down the posts. then on the way to Walmart we stopped in Wendys to grab a bite to eat. Nancy had the grilled chicken with fries and I had the Daves burger with fries. But wait you say,you're cheap what happened to the value meal? Aha,we had a coupon that gave us the sandwiches free went you buy a small fries and small drink. This Wendys is a new remodel Wendys that looks like maybe a model for future Wendys. First thing you notice is a large wall tv that is built in with a fireplace under it. The you give the cashier your order walk around pick up your order and get your drink from one of those new machines with all the buttons.
From there it was to Walmart. I got a gift card to buy gas at $3.20--9/10  while Nancy did her shopping.
The light all came on last night everyone of the bulbs were on.
A different way to show it.
Really something doesn't look right in this photo. It doesn't seem right to have Christmas lights and live hanging flower baskets.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Laid back day

Yep another laid back day. Is there any other kind of day when you reach a certain age?  We thought of going out to do a little walking but I told Nancy I needed to get out the Christmas lights and check them to see if they were all burning. I need to get them put up some time this week. Several of the folks in the park have their lights up already and I don't want to wait too long. I also found some Christmas things that we haven't used in years so out to the dumpster they will go.
Finally got around to doing some more grilling on a couple of sirloin steaks that I've had in the freezer. I did a good job of grillin' the steaks with onions and peppers and Nancy did a better one on the italian green beans and the fried taters. Yum good eating. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  

Monday, December 03, 2012

Back in time

Yes back in time,thats what happened to me on thursday. I forgot to mention in fridays post that we also went to the Sausage House. They have Hungarian,German and Polish sausage and meats. I bought a few different meats and treats that I just had to have. When eating them it took me back to when I was a young boy. I would go to my aunt's house after they had killed a hog and did the butchering. Then my aunt would do the cooking and I would get some of the goodies. Man did that stuff taste good.
Saturday was the same as always,Nancy reading her ebooks and me watching the college games on the tv.
Yesterday after church we didn't eat out because we still had spaghetti left over the Nancy cooked saturday. The rest of the day was rest. Like we needed rest. If you are not at that age yet you don't know what I mean.
No plans today we will just let it happen.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  

Friday, November 30, 2012

BJ's Wholesale

Yesterday after doing our chores that we have each day we took off around 1:00pm. I had a 60 day pass to BJ's Wholesale that I got online and printed out so that is where we went. BJ's is like Costco and Sams Club maybe the things are not quite as good as those but still some good buys. With the pass in hand we walked all the aisles looking at the different items. Nancy bought a couple of things that had a good price. I don't even consider paying for a membership since we already have a Sams Club membership and is a lot closer to where we are.
After a few hours of walking and looking we were ready to leave. We stopped on the way home to grab a bite to eat.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Well folks sorry that I'm not posting very often,but I don't think you are interested on how many times we go to Walmart. When you live in a stationary house you just do the same old things over and over. Very boring isn't it?
Nancys last report on her last test was negative they didn't find a thing. As usual the doctor is trying some different medicine. I ended up going in again to the doctor to have the fluid drained off of my knee again. The doctor gave me the name of a couple of  orthopedic surgeons to see if the fluid builds up again. He says There may be a small bone spur that is causing the problem and will have to be removed. So we shall see.
We are going to try and get down to the Sausage House today to buy a few Hungarian prepared meats that I like and can't find anywhere else.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, November 26, 2012


The weekend was just about like the rest.  After church I stopped into the roadside market to buy some tomatoes and like everything else they have gone up in price. $1.69 a pound for fresh Florida tomatoes. They were so big that they cost $1.25 each. Someone tell me that is to much to pay for tomatoes.  Then it was to Christo's for dinner. 
 Today its back to the doctor for Nancys result on the last scan she had last week. If nothing shows up,its back to our regular doctor to see whats next.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The same today

I hope most of you are over the Thanksgiving Day. Are you still eating the leftovers?  We had planned on going to the Golden Corral for dinner,but when we got there they had a long line out the door. We meet up with our friends and ended up at the Perkins Restaurant for our Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner was good and the conversation
The title says it all.  Since we don't do the black friday thing there was no need to get out yesterday. I can't see getting in line and waiting overnight or even a couple of days to get into a store or concert or anything. It can't be that I'm old because I would not and didn't do when I was young. As for gadgets I like them but can wait until the price comes down.
Today will be like all my saturdays so you know what I will be doing.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish all my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving day today and for the rest of the year. We all have things to be thankful for. I for one am very thakful for everything that I have. I have things that I use to dream about having and much more.
Most of us will eat more than is good for us today and then later on we will have our Thanksgiving Day nap. I will be one of those people that are not going out looking for a early black friday sale. I did that one time and thats enough for me.
All of you stay safe and be happy.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Walmart and Sams Club

Yesterday we went to Walmart to pick up our medicine. We dropped off the bottles to have the refills the the day before. Each time we have our medicene refilled it looks like we are stocking our own pharmacy. I have a few and Nancy has more than a few.  From there it was to Sams Club to get a few things that are cheaper than buying them at the Walmart.  Then it was a stop at the Pizza Hut to get the double pan of pasta for $10.00 which makes two meals for us. We always get one of them chicken alfredo and the other marinara sauce.
Later Nancy watched Dancing with the stars while I was on the computer.  After she watched her program I watched a good college basketball game.
It was a very relaxing evening for us.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Well dag nab it I didn't have a biscuit with my breakfast saturday. Nancy uaually has me a canned biscuit,but I forgot to buy some,so it was toast for breakfast. It still was good,but I sure would of like the biscuit better.
Saturday was no different from the last few that I have been having. It was another football day with the same result of the team I've been watching. Yeah this makes five in a row of losing. Oh basketball is here and I do like it better.
Sunday was one of those blah days for me. For some reason I just couldn't get to sleep saturday night and I felt the effects of it most of the day,up until the evening time after a short nap.
The days and nights are begining to be a little cooler here. So I guess the season is changing.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.    

Saturday, November 17, 2012

One more test

Thursday Nancy felt the effects of the hiking we did at Brooker Creek,so I told her it would be the best to just rest a bit for the day. After not walking for so long you just can't pick up from where you leave off. It will take awhile to get back to the regular walking. Even when we rest there are things that have to be taken care of. Like our commode has been slow to fill up so I thought that is a simple solution. Just take the refill gizmo out and put a new one in. I did that and still slow water refill?  I took the water line loose a second time to check the valve and sure enough it was stopped up,huh. For some unknown reason the line has three valve in it. So I ended up just running a new line and one vavle.
Yesterday it was another test for Nancy. When the cardiologist told Nancy her test showed her heart ok. We asked why is the blood pressure staying so high. This was the reason for seeing him. He said one more test to check something.  So for the time being there is no answer for the high blood pressure. What do you do when three different doctors say,I don't know?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Brooker Creek Preserve

Yesterday was another good walking day for us,that found us at the Brooker Creek Preserve.
The Evironmental Education Center is only open Thursday-Saturday,but the hiking trails are open all week.
So with the trails open we started our hike.
The trail starts with a boardwalk over the swamp that is covering the land.
Theres quit a bit of water around.
Looks like the tree roots try to stay out of the water,but eventually have to go into the ground.
We saw some fish jumping in the water. They have plenty of bugs to eat.
This Anhinga was drying its wings and paid no attention to the fish.
We did see a few wild flowers on the trail.
The trails are good and wide after you get off the boardwalk. Most of the trials have a good base and just very few with the loose sand,which makes it good for walking.
The trail we took came out at the parking lot. It has been about four years since we were here and we could see a lot of improvement in the trails. The only other things is that after you get into the trail there are no benches for sitting and resting. We will be coming back again to walk more.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

James E. Grey Preserve

Yesterday we went to the James Grey Preserve to do a little walking. Nancy is determened to get her strength back. Even though she had to set down a few times we did get a little over two miles of walking.
We prefer walking in places like this instead of walking around the RV Park or the Mall.
This is a nice walk beside the small river that flows along beside the walking trail.

The James E. Grey Preserve, located on Plathe Road and Baker Road, is an 80-acre nature park. If you ever wanted feel like you were in a jungle,this is the place to go. 
We will be trying to get out a little more as time passes.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Doctor report

Sunday was just about a normal sunday.  We went to church and after church I stopped at the roadside market to get a few tomatoes.  From there it was to Christo's for dinner. Christo's was crowded but we got a seat in a short time. Like most of the small places we go to the service is good and quick. They do get people in and out very fast and that is how to stay in business.
Yesterday was the day for Nancy's report from the doctor. He told her all the results were negative,but that she did have a small leak in the valve on the botttom of the heart. He said its nothing to be concerned about,but keep a check on it. The doctor also told her she could do anything that she wanted. Nancy said maybe she might just have to get use to getting older.
Isn't that like something George Burns use to say,"You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old".
So we will see what happens.
Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank you Veterans

First and formost I want to thank you vets for what you did and are doing. Its because of you I can enjoy what I do. A lot of the real horeos didn't make it back home.
Friday Nancy got her haircut,then we went to the Waterfront Park to take a walk around. It is a short walk and Nancy had to sit down a couple of times to rest. I sure hope she can get back to her old self soon. From there we went to Walmart for a few things.
Yesterday I did my football game thing all day. Oh I did have my usual big breakfast. 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Little Caesar's Pizza

The votes are in and maybe things will now settle down. One good thing is we won't have to watch all those ads on the tv. Of course there will be more ads of a different kind. I guess the tv stations sure like it when there is an election,where they can make a bunch more income.
The weather has turned cold here. It was 48 this morning and is going to be cool for the next couple of days.
Yesterday was our pizza day as it was wednesday. Nancy asked me if I wanted anything else and I told her pizza would do. Pizza is her favorite food,I think she could eat it every day.
Looking around the park,everything is about the same. More people are coming in each day and settling in for the winter. 

Monday, November 05, 2012

Android Apps

Saturday wasn't good for me as watching a few college football games go. Some teams that I was wanting to win lost,but on the other hand some that I watched with little interest won. This coming saturday will be the starting of the college basketball season. Now that is really the sport that I get into.
Yesterday we went to church and again after church we had lunch at Caposey's Restaurant.
The weekend I aslo tried different android apps on the Straight Talk Merit phone. This is the same phone as the AT&T Avail. I tried some then I would take them off as I could see that app would not be what I wanted.
One I did leave on was CoPilot Live. Which is a free app. It is a mapping app that works offline and may be useful.
Thanks for stopping by. Do have a great day. 

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Smaller packaging

Yesterday we got our flu and pneumonia vaccines at Walgreen's. We were going to get the shingles shot also but they said we should check to see if our insurance pays for it. If the insurance doesn't pay for the shot it would cost a little over $200.00 each for it. So I guess I will call some time this week to check on it.  From there we went to the Harmony Plaza Restaurant to eat. We had the special that we had a couple of weeks ago. They have the stuffed cabbage that is pretty good,but not as good as home made cabbage rolls. From there it was to Walmart for a little groceries.  A little bit of groceries for a big price. Does it seem like you are paying more and what you buy doesn't last as long? We needed some mayonnaise and I saw a jar of Blue Plate that had a sticker on it that said "ours is still 32oz". Then I checked the amount of Hellmans and sure inough it had 30oz in it at a higher price. So little by little all of the packages are getting smaller.
Of course to day is my big breakfast and college football game day.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day.   

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Cleaning time

Yesterday started out as a normal day,whatever that is. As I was out in the florida room I looked up at the ceiling and saw that it looked like it might need a little cleaning. So upon checking a little closer I was sure it needed the cleaning more than a little. So out comes the ladder and cleaning supplies for the job. Its not very much fun climbing up and down a ladder and cleaning up over your head for half of the day,  I did get thru with it though. Yesterday was wednesday and that day is our pizza day,so around 3:30 off I went to Little Ceasar's for our pizza fix. I wonder why we chose wednesday to be our pizza day? Could it be that our Little Ceasar's has a special of $4.44 on wednesday's has anything to do with it?
The rest of the evening was resting time,being on the computer and watching the tv.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I've been like most people the last few days watching the Hurricane and the damage that it has done. While living in West Virginia we went through a number of floods. Even though it came into our houses and destroyed a couple of them completely,it was small compared to this storm. Our hearts and prayers go out to these people.
We have just been doing the normal things that people do.
Yesterday Nancy had her two part stress test that took up most of the day.
She was worried about falling off of the tread mill,because the last time she had a stress test she did just that and the doctor had to catch her. The worrying was for naught though. She had the stress test without the tread mill. They did the kind where she was on the table and put her body under stress.  We won't find out the result until she sees the doctor in a couple of weeks. 
Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hanging in

Not a heck of a lot going on here. Just living life as it comes,doing the same things each day. Watering the flowers,which take a lot of water in the heat that we have. Putting bird feed in the feeder.
Nancy is still not feeling the best or close to it so it is best for her to not do much of anything until she is completely checked out.  She has the appoinment monday for a couple of test. The docotors always seem to move so slow,but what are you going to do?
Hurricane Sandy is not going to have much effect on us here on the west coast of Florida.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A little busy

Not a lot going on the last few days.  One of our elderly couple friends from Missouri called Nancy that they will not be coming back to the park anymore. Harry is 104 years old,you read it right 104. Hattie his wife is 95. She said the trip is just to much for him and she had been diagnosed with cancer. She had someone move her trailer and was also suppose to move the little metal shed,but after two weeks the shed wasn't moved. So she asked me if I would try and get rid of it for her. Of course I said I would try. I went over to look at it and opened the door,uh oh it was stacked full of stuff. Going to be difficult getting it gone with all that in it. So first I had to clean it out,then monday I put it on Craigslist. Within ten minutes someone called and said they wanted it. So now it is gone.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.  

Monday, October 22, 2012


Saturday as you know I start the day with my big breakfast. Then it was a quick trip to the store for a few things,a stop into Dollar Tree for some more little things. I know most of the stuff in Dollar Tree comes from China. But now the USA companies are jumping in and making some products in a smaller package to sale at the $1.00 price.
I took this picture the other day in the Sears store as we were passing thru to do our walking. The stores have already stocked up their Christmas things.
Here is one of the two Sandhill Cranes that we have hanging around the park. Every evening they fly over our house on the way to werever they roost. I can set my watch when they fly over because,they are honking and  it is always 7:30 pm.
Yesterday after church we ate at Caposey's a friendly small restaurant.
I looked out the back window to see what was feeding and saw this bird. There's 15 of these that come and go in the park. Everyone calls them the little green parrots.
We changed clothes,then I took Nancy to Bealls but she couldn't find anything to buy. Man I must have her trained good.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day. 

Friday, October 19, 2012


We took our time getting up yesterday morning. I know you're saying,thats nothing new. We were really in slow mode yesterday. After enjoying a breakfast of ham,eggs,biscuit,slices of tomato and coffee. It was time for Nancy to have her aqua-therapy. Well actually we went down to enjoy the pool for and hour or so. It was the first time in a couple of seasons that we have been in the pool and it felt good being in the water. We then came back to the house,had our showers got ready and had left overs for supper. The rest of the evening was tv and computer time. Now doesn't that sounds like two old people in retirement?
Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.    

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Walking in mall

Yesterday it was a cool 81ยบ and cloudy with a threat of rain. We did have a few drops of rain all day so we couldn't do our walking outside. Nancy was feeling the effect of overdoing it the day before,so we went to the mall to do a little walking.
After one trip around we were off to Walmart to buy a few groceries and walk at the same time. on the way back home I stopped at the Little Ceasar's Pizza for the $5.00 "Hot and Ready" pepperoni pizza. The place we get our pizza has a special on wednesdays for $4.44 so we make wednesday's our pizza day.
The rest of the evening was tv and computer time.
Thanks for stopping by.   

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

To the park

Yesterday Nancy said she was tired of feeling so rotten and wanted to try to do a little walking. So went went down in Pinellas county to the John Anderson Park to do some walking. Since we haven't been walking for a long time Nancy had to sit and rest quite often.
As soon as we parked the car we saw this heron by the edge of the water.
As we walked along we saw the usual little animals,such as this squirrel.
Seeing a bright colored cardinal is always nice. All nice and red with its little black mask. We really like to get out and watch all the little critters.
The temperature was 87° so there were some boating and fishing in the lake.
Yellow flowers of different shapes.
Also red flowers.
We do like our Florida winters. I know the snow up north is beautiful,but when you start getting older its no fun getting out in the cold weather.
Well with Nancy having to rest all along the trail and us taking our time we got in 4 miles of walking. So I'm proud of her trying and doing the walking.
Thanks for stopping by and may your day be a great one.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Doctor again

Yesterday was another appointment for Nancy.  First she had the echo-cardiogram,which didn't take long. Then it was to the other side of the building to get some blood drawn. As she was coming out of the office after having her blood drawn she was holding her arm and didn't notice but she had blood gushing down her arm. She had to hurry back in to the office where they applied more gauze on the puncture to stop the blood flow.  That was a small bit of excitment.  That will do it until the 29th when she will have a nuclear stress test to check out the old heart. From that maybe we can see what is going on.
The park was in somewhat of a mess as they are trimming the palm trees.
I like to see the palm branhces hanging down on the trees,but I guess they don't want any of them falling on anyone.
Nancy says she may try to get out to do a little walking today.
Thanks for stopping by and may your day go as planned.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Long drive longer

We woke up and started fairly early for us yesterday. I usually have my big breakfast on saturday mornings and I kept that appointment yesterday. As we were leaving Augusta,Georgia,Nancy noticed a Ryans buffet so we stopped and had the breakfast buffet. After that we were on the road for 15 miles when the phone rang. It was the motel we had stayed in telling Nancy she had left her picture of Sally on the night stand. So I turned around,we got the picture and an hour later we were in the same spot down the road. A long drive made an hour longer by having to go back and get the picture.
This was someones house on the main highway. Like so many small towns that have seen their better days.
We went to South Carolina almost all interstates but on the way back I the small roads.
A grain silo that has seen its better days long gone.
A civil war statue of a southern soldier in one of the towns.
Get off the interstates and see some good scenery.  When you see these signs along the road you know you are in Florida.
We got back home just as the sun had gone down. We had a very long weekend.
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