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Flipper For Sale!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

For those of you following my escapades with the tooth ferry this winter know I had several teeth pulled for numerous reasons, like root cracked crowns needing to be replaced because of chips off and lets face it , just OLD AGE. I'm outliving my teeth. Since having them pulled early winter had what is refereed to as a "flipper"made to get me by until getting permanent false teeth for the 4 front uppers. They had to be glued in every day and taken out at night when sleeping. I suspect this night time thing might have been the deciding factor. I guess there's something about a guy without teeth that can really turn some people off. Go figure. After looking into what a divorce would cost me I decided these 4 implants plus a bridge, crowns, sinus lip uplift and bone implant was pretty cheap. I always was a slow learner but when faced with these kind of facts it was a no brainier. So therefore I'm putting up my slightly used "flipper" for sale. Let the bidding begin.
Isn't this life called " a journey" just the greatest? Have a great day. emoticon


Life is just too funny!

Monday, April 13, 2009

At the risk of being stone walled for life here goes.
GLBH and I made a quick trip to neighboring town Sat."Dixon" to get some needed things for the big weekend. Went to Wally World, bank and then home about noon. Ate an early lunch then I was off the the shed at the other farm to work. Came home for Dinner about 6 and GLBH greets me with " do you know what I did today" I answer now what, I wore two different shoes to town this morning, and you didn't notice either, I guess I'm going to have to look at her feet more than the rest of her body.
This just brings up one more. Last week she had a Monthly Dr. appointment. I had another meeting so she went by herself. Went to Dr. then ShopKo for drugs and our favorite bathroom in Dixon and then the bank and a few other stops before coming home. Came in the house and I noticed this trailing "tail" following her out from under her short coat. I say wait a minute ,what is that behind you? Sure enough it was a 2 foot trail of white paper. My GLBH says I'm sure no one noticed, so I agreed as I left to be left with my quiet smiles.
You can't make these story's up , Isn't life funny?
Have a great day! Skeeter

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DOLLIE6 1/10/2010 1:40PM

    I just found the rest of your blogs and I sure am enjoying them. Isn't life grand.

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GRAMMACATHY 4/28/2009 1:55AM

    Strangely enough about the same time you wrote this blog, I came home from work and discovered I had two different socks on. That wouldn't be such a big deal, but I frequently remove my shoes on home visits when I see white rugs. The good news is I was so engrossed in the clients new baby, that I did not pay any attention to my feet. Your wife must have been very intent on her shopping trip.

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    LOL. Y'all sound like me and my hubby!

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KLEE46 4/14/2009 10:41AM

    Real life humor is the best! My 14 year old son and I were in San Francisco in the Japanese Garden. He crossed over the high curved wooden bridge and I followed him. I was really scared as the steps seemed narrow and far apart. As I got off the bridge I said, "Boy was I scared, could you see the fear written all over my face?" He answered, "Yeah mom, and it was mispelled too." Good times. emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 4/14/2009 8:57AM

    LOL Skeeter... we all have our moments!

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VHASKEW36 4/14/2009 7:45AM

    Skeeter, been there on the shoes. Thankfully not with the tissue. lol. I have problems with colors and so when I worked the early shift one day I wore two shoes same color but different styles. About mid day I noticed it, I just made a joke to those around me and went on with it. We all laughted a good bit that day. Now as I said I have problems withcolors and I've matched white socks with yellow socks, even last year when I decorated socks for a fair project, and they were extra cute, my daughter said Mama one has yellow flowers, and the other has white. Anyway back to the point, now I don't worry so much because it seems the thing to do is wear 2 different socks, shoes, etc. My 14 year old granddaughter does it every day and when I wash for her, never worry about miss matching socks, just roll what ever is in the machine. So tell your GlDH she's in style (except for the tissue). Have a very blessed day, Ginny

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CAROL_ 4/14/2009 2:36AM

    I can't believe someone didn't tell her! That was mean. Oh well. They were either having too much fun laughing or they were embarassed.

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ANNE403 4/13/2009 9:17AM

    Funny things do happen & that was a great story! We had 12 family here yesterday for noon & as usual I was in a dither! Was so nice to have all here in our home & 2 daughters & 1 DIL sure come thru & take over for dear OLD MOM! Our Mitch (grandson) came on Saturday about 4 pm & stayed past 7 PM which was great but we missed 7 PM Mass (which was a 2 hour deal) but did attend Mass yesterday at 5 PM shortly just before our family went home. So all went well & last eve even got my Easter things all put AWAY!
DH off to Amboy with a BIG SMILE & the rainy day does not bother him. I have to make myself get on the treadmill this morning & then go to Curves. I love walking outside & hope & pray my legs keep holding up & keeping my weight DOWN will help me! Thanks to you & the SPARK PEOPLE! I L Y Anne emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAVON27 4/13/2009 9:13AM

    Not sure what GLBH stands for but I'm sure she was mortified. Men just don't care about those things. And if a guy wore 2 different shoes he would probably tell all his friends and get a big laugh out of it. The genders are so different which makes things good and bad emoticon

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The Many Joys Of Life.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Have been patiently? waiting for spring to arrive so I can do my " full time job" farm. My guess is we won't have any spring and go right into summer like last year. Calling for lite snow tomorrow.
Helped my N unload a 20 ft. trailer full of furniture into our MIL's old house which I had helped paint a couple weeks ago, yesterday. Sure glad I've lost all the weight and am able to do "heavy lifting" again.
Made a quick trip to neighboring town for grocery's and had a fundraiser dinner at nearby church we always like to go to then back home to my GS#7 Biddy Basketball game at 5:30, for those of you who have never seen them they are VERY entertaining. Sure glad we have GK's nearby.
S#4 and family will be coming tonight to stay because they have an early Tumbling Meet for GD#8 nearby Sun. morning, they are the one's we baby sit for on Mon. 115 miles away.
This Easter season I can't help but count all my many blessings, The Lord Truly Has Been Good To Me!
Have a blessed Easter!
Skeeter emoticon

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DOLLIE6 1/10/2010 1:42PM

    Looking forward to wishing you a Happy Easter in 2010. Thats when I'm reading your blogs.

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ASHWARN22 4/8/2009 3:21PM

    Hi Gramps!! I love reading your blogs and sharing them with the rest of the family. Wish we could join you for Easter, but I may try to come back to Ashton next weekend. I'll give you a call soon to see if you and Grams are going to be busy. I miss and love you!

P.S. GO CUBBIES! emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 4/5/2009 9:14AM

    We've been wondering the same thing here--where is Spring??
We got about 5" of snow yesterday .Good thing is, they said blizzard conditions today--but so far no wind. The snow is quite heavy so it wouldn't go anywhere anyway , if the wind did decide to blow

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SDEHNKE 4/4/2009 5:06PM

    Blessings on your Holy Week, Skeeter, and I'll be singing Alleluia with you Easter Morn!



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    Sounds like you're having fun with your grandkids and fin being grandparents. Good for you. Enjoy these times..They grow up so fast.

Happy Easter to you and your family as we celebrate Palm Sunday tomorrow.

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LDERSCH 4/4/2009 9:54AM

    Grandkids activities are so much fun to be involved with. My four keep me busy, I know. I hope you and your family have a very blessed Easter also, Skeeter. He is risen!

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RAVON27 4/4/2009 9:39AM

    I always love reading your blogs. They are filled with family things. I've been away from mine for 3.5 years and am moving back the beginning of May. After reading this blog I can't wait to go and be surrounded by my 3 boys and nieces and nephews. Hope you have a great farming season and a happy and healthy weekend. emoticon emoticon

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Serious time, the cost of food.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I know everyone in these tough times are concerned about the price we pay for different products. Thought some of you might be interested in what my local Ill. Farm Bureau does once a year. They put on a breakfast for anyone who wants to come for the exact cost the average farmer receives as income.
8 oz. glass of orange juice $0 .05
8 oz. glass of Milk $0.10
pancakes [two] $0.04
Syrup [one oz. serving] $0.03
Sausage Patties [two] $0.19
Butter $0.09
Total $050

This breakfast is designed to educate consumers that only $.50 of a breakfast that would cost approximately $5.00 in a restaurant would be the farmers income.
We the farmers, are very small in number and can not always complete with the Giant Food Company's press arm. Just thought some of you might be interested.

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DOLLIE6 1/10/2010 1:45PM

    Its a shame the way farmers are treated. they use to be the back bone of America. There is a lot of farms letting people come and pick crops and different things to make ends meet. Have you done any of that.

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CAROL_ 3/28/2009 3:10AM

    As more Americans start growing their own food, they'll have more respect for farmers.

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URSULAVAN 3/22/2009 10:41PM

    Wow! That's unbelievable! Thanks for sharing, Skeeter.

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GGKIDS7 3/22/2009 7:28PM

    I know most people have no clue what it takes to make the products that people complain about the price. I complain about the price of a loaf of bread. If we could just get as much for the wheat that it takes make one loaf bread, then I would not complain. The farmer does the work and others make the profit. Like the little red hen??

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SDEHNKE 3/22/2009 7:06PM

    Sobering thought. That's probably why the big family farming outfit back home opened their own restaurant. Look it up Huber's Family Farm in Starlight IN. They have a petting zoo, a little store, a U-Pick operation and even a winery. The food at the restaurant is SO great because the vegetables are fresh. Fried Chicken and fried biscuits...oh my word! It's allowed them to keep the whole family employed.


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ROLOHA 3/22/2009 6:47PM

    Doesn't seem fair at all Skeeter...thanks for sharing the info. Robin

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RAVON27 3/22/2009 3:28PM

    That's why most of the farms I see in Illinois seemed to have sold half of their property to build condos. It's a shame. Thanks for the blog.

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LDERSCH 3/22/2009 2:45PM

    That's why my father quit farming about 47 years ago.

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Keep your eye on your rear!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Haven't bogged for awhile so have some thoughts piling up.
Been real busy this winter just doing "things", running to Dr's getting some teeth pulled , there wearing out, that's what happens when you live so long, and painting at my N house that he and his family will be moving into this month, wanted to do all the painting before removing old rugs to expose the beautiful hardwood floors.
Always have trouble with wild animals in my machine shed where I live, no cement just gravel floor. I put a big live trap in there and put some bait in usually a apple. Two weeks ago I found a dead skunk in it, figured he had been in there for some time and probably froze to death. Carried the trap outside and dumped it out over the nearby fence. No big deal, I've carried them out when their alive but that's another story. Yesterday I was checking the status of my dead skunk and guess what, he was not there, figured some other wild animal or bird had drug him off UNTIL I went back in the shed and checked the trap, and there HE was. I guess he wasn't dead just hibernating . He sure must be a dumb skunk to go right back in the trap. He now is woke up so will have to use extreme caution when taking him out side. The joys of living on the farm.
Went to my favorite Wally-World the other day, and doing what Ole Duffers do at the urinal when I heard behind me a lady's voice say in a VERY excited manner, Kylie, this is the MEN'S bathroom. As old as I am I know she was more embarrsed than I. So the Ole guy's advice for the day is " always cover your rear".
Have a great day.
Skeeter emoticon

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DOLLIE6 1/10/2010 1:47PM

    I love it.

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SDEHNKE 3/21/2009 1:37PM

    That's my motto too "always cover your rear" for reasons we won't go into here. emoticon

Great to see you blogging!


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CAROL_ 3/21/2009 5:43AM

    That was so funny! Hope you made out okay with the skunk and other wild creatures . . . hope you didn't get the wrong end of them, like the ladies at Walmart got yours.

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ANNE403 3/19/2009 6:55AM

    You gave me a big laugh so eary in the morning! You can tell your story so great! You have a very interesting life! Have a great day! Love Anne emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMACATHY 3/18/2009 8:36PM

    You always make me laugh. Thank you for giving us the heads up about your blog. I can't decide whether I liked the skunk story or the rear story best.

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MELINKY 3/18/2009 11:05AM

    You live a very exciting life. Watch out for those skunks. Did you know possoms can play dead up to six hours? Son and I learned that a few months ago. =)

It's so good to hear from you. Blog more as you have the time.


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RAVON27 3/18/2009 10:57AM

    Thanks for making me laugh this morning. I never even thought about the fact that skunks hibernate hahaha! Be careful out there. It's a good thing you left him in the trap until you dumped him.

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