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A long day tomorrow, DH has to have his eyes examined again.

Monday, July 21, 2014

DH has Macular degeneration and we have to have his vision re-evaluated.
Today we had a 2 hour meeting for senior college concerts. Several people were getting in to heated discussions. I thought it would never end.
DH was weary too, I know he is anxious to know how his vision is doing. -We shall see.
Grand daughter went to acting camp. She was nervous but she came homed smiling and now has an other friend in Maine.
Our 16 years old is not finding any friends in our neighborhood he has been looking which is good for him..
He and I have pruned the willow tree, cut back the junipers and I have been super busy most of the day. He will be loading our little pickup tomorrow so DH will be able to make a dump run. Grass, brush and the cardboard will get to recycling.
We are hoping to find a place where he can go but he is still loving living in our Motor home and our DIL has been taking him to look at the neighbouring communities.
Today they walked through Hallowell Maine and DIL and he had a good time together. DIL would have been in the house alone so they went out to explore.
I am off to bed. Things are going well with our home front but having to plan meals has been difficult. Now they all have in put which helps me. Our son cooks on the gas grill and our meals are proving to be very nutritious- Woo Hoo.
Salads and fruit are priorities and I like it that way. We are talking about food and compare notes. For the most part food is very simple and everyone uses the microwave if they find something they like. We never but pre-packaged I cook and leave planned-overs so they can help themselves. Pat in Maine.

  
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GLASSART43 7/22/2014 12:03PM

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Glad to hear you're spending time with your DS and things are going well. Hope the eye appointment was OK.

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MARTYLYNN1 7/22/2014 11:51AM

    I hope things go well with Fred's appointment. Glad things on the home front are going well now.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/22/2014 11:24AM

    i hope that everything is good with your hubby's eyes.

Acting camp sounds fun and it's nice they offer things like that for your GD.

Your GS sounds like a really good worker.

Most of my meals are simple too. I'm not really into fancy meals.

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BOOBERRY 7/22/2014 10:48AM

    Good Morning hoping all goes well at the DR appt you have a good day too enjoy

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TERRI289 7/22/2014 10:38AM

    I miss your cooking....hoping DH's appointment goes well...as always, thinking of you!!

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SUNNY332 7/22/2014 10:22AM

    Hope things go well today with DH's appointment.

Sounds like everything else is going well for your blended family.

Do have a lovely day.

Sunny

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NEEDSHELP52 7/22/2014 10:13AM

    Pat, Hope things went well for your DH. Your house is very busy. Glad they can help you some. HUGS, Terry

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GOANNA2 7/22/2014 9:50AM

    I hope that they can help Fred with his eyes Pat. My aunt and uncle have MD
and I worry that I may get it some day. My uncle is 88 and he gets injections
to keep what sight he has. So painful.
I'm glad that everything is good on the home front. the food discussions
are good and sounds like healthy choices. Have a great day. emoticon

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HARROWJET 7/22/2014 9:00AM

    It is good to hear that you and your family are getting things working smoothly for everyone.

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VEENAS1 7/22/2014 7:51AM

    I am glad the home front is going well. I hope your DH vision check up also goes well.


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EFFIEANNIE 7/22/2014 7:23AM

    Hope things go well your the eye doctor and you have a good day.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/22/2014 7:11AM

    Good luck with the eye appointment! Sounds like things are going well which is always a good thing!! I'm off to a sunflower farm this morning with daughter and grandkids.

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EACHMOMENT2 7/22/2014 7:05AM

  Appointment days feel so much longer than other days. Yesterday, was an appt. day for me at the dentist and my daughter at the recruiters. Had to use the dryer, cause couldn't fit in hanging the clothes up on the line. The walk at the end of the day was even better because I was so tired of sitting in the car. Hope your DH eye appt. goes well.

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MSLZZY 7/22/2014 6:46AM

    Hope the doctor's visit shows no surprises. Keep that young man busy and you'll have the whole yard in tiptop shape.

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IOEINC 7/22/2014 6:40AM

    Good luck to your DH for his vision test. We are off to the hospital this morning for my hubby's hip replacement.

Have a terrific Tuesday!!

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ARTJAC 7/22/2014 2:22AM

    hope dh eyes are good and he gets a good report emoticon

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123ELAINE456 7/22/2014 2:05AM

  I hope DH Eye Appointment goes Well and He gets a Good Report. So glad to hear your GS is Loving to stay in the Motor Home. And the way He is Helping DH and You out in the Yard is Wonderful. Your DIL taking Him to see other Communities is Fantastic, They are getting to know each other much better. So Good for them. And your Son cooking is Fantastic. God Blessings Always. Have a Nice Day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going Your Way Not Me Pat. I would have love it would nave been me and if I could. My Health won't permit it at this time. So sorry to disappoint You like I did. Take Care.

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NASFKAB 7/22/2014 12:34AM

  all the best to your husband for his test, great the family is interacting

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MCFITZ2 7/21/2014 11:25PM

    Best on the vision check tomorrow.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 11:09PM

    Good luck to your DH tomorrow. And hope your Grandson finds something suitable!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/21/2014 11:04PM

    Sounds like you're all set for tomorrow. Enjoy!

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I tried a lot of programs for picures but I want an easy one.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

I am trying to get this done but I cannot get to the downloading from THE PROGRAM. I have to ask about the privacy policy because it says they can copy the photos. Never heard of that so I am going to check in to it. Sorry. Off to bed Pat in Maine.

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/21/2014 10:45PM

    Hoping you come up with something.

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LITTLEWIND53 7/21/2014 2:19PM

    Isn't technology amazing...... (she asks with tongue in cheek)

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GINIEMIE 7/21/2014 1:48PM

    I can get pictures from my camera onto my desktop, but haven't figured out what to do to get them onto my laptop w/o a thumb drive and that's only useful if I've downloaded them onto the desktop in the first place...
Sorry, this girl is no help.
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MARTYLYNN1 7/21/2014 1:41PM

    Wouldn't have a clue of what to tell you about the Surface. I like my PC!

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MSLZZY 7/21/2014 9:02AM

    I haven't a clue on what to do differently. Hope you get it to work.

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SUNNY332 7/21/2014 9:00AM

    I have used Picasa for years and it is still my "go to" for photos. I tried some of the others and just didn't have success with them.

http://picasa.google.com>
Hope this helps you. Do have a good day.

Sunny


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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/21/2014 8:56AM

    Good luck on the pictures. My hubby has to help me.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/21/2014 7:21AM

    Hope you had a good rest!

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NASFKAB 7/21/2014 2:12AM

  hope you find something have a good sleep

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123ELAINE456 7/21/2014 12:11AM

  Sorry to hear all the problems you are having with your computer. Hope you can solve them soon. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Take Care.

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Three of us had a good day.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It is almost midnight but I have to say we made a good decision.
DH and I took only our 16 year old grandson to the Paris Hill car exhibition. It is only open to the public once a year.

The house was the home of Hannibal Hamlin, he was Vice president for Lincoln. He was also Governor of Maine too.
Very interesting day.

I am hoping we might have pictures but do not hold your breath GS and I are going to try to put some on my SURFACE tomorrow. HUGS Pat in Maine.

  
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GOANNA2 7/20/2014 11:59PM

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LITTLEWIND53 7/20/2014 10:05PM

    So glad the three of you had a good time. Nope, I won't hold my breath waiting because I know you have problems getting pictures on your surface. But then again, maybe GS can figure it all out for you......

(((HUGS)))

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PICKIE98 7/20/2014 6:33PM

    I cannot wait to see the pictures!! What a great day!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/20/2014 2:07PM

    I'm so glad the 3 of you went and enjoyed yourselves.

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 7/20/2014 1:34PM

    I know you all three had a wonderful day. Bet your grandson loved the car show. like to go to car shows and look at all the classic cars.

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MARTYLYNN1 7/20/2014 12:01PM

    Sounds like a great exhibit to take a 16 year old boy too. I am sure you all enjoyed it. So nice you were able to spend some one on one time with the GS.

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MARITIMER3 7/20/2014 11:32AM

    Given that he was Vice President for Lincoln, I'm sure the collection is amazing. Glad you had fun,
Gail

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NEEDSHELP52 7/20/2014 9:38AM

    Pat, Going to the exhibit was probably very interesting and nice. Extra special with the GS along. Hope your GS can help with the Surface. Would love to see some pictures. HUGS, Terry

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MSLZZY 7/20/2014 8:22AM

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Glad GS went with you!

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/20/2014 7:17AM

    So glad you had a good day!! GS should be able to help with the computer!

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SUNNY332 7/20/2014 7:09AM

    Glad you had a good day and I look forward to the pictures.

I am up and headed to Church soon then will go out to eat with some friends from Church.

Do have a Blessed Day.

Sunny

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    I'm glad you had a good day together. I hope we get to see the pictures.

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NASFKAB 7/20/2014 12:19AM

  looking forward to the pictures great you enjoyed yourselves

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I am looking forward to the weekend.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tomorrow we are going to an open house showing Antique cars an hours drive from home. DH and I are taking Grandson so we will have some good time together, just the three of us.
I am hoping he will not change his mind and stay at the house to swim.
This is a once a year opening to show the cars and bikes and the proceeds go to the library.
The library is housed in the jail.

The original property was where Hannibal Hamlin grew up. I will know much more after we go round the buildings.

I went to see the house and amazing view of the mountains . In the evening the decorations were lovely. They used to do house tours at Christmas but it seems people do not go to see houses from the past so the house tours have stopped. The decorations are all there and the gorgeous old homes. Off to bed and hoping for a nice day weather-wise.

Pat in Maine will be in PARIS Maine tomorrow.

  
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TERRI289 7/19/2014 9:44PM

    Hope you had a wonderful day!!!! emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 7/19/2014 5:45PM

    Sounds like a wonderful outing!

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LITTLEWIND53 7/19/2014 5:10PM

    Hope you enjoyed the show and had a good time with GS

(((hugs)))

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/19/2014 1:21PM

    It sounds wonderful. I would love the entire day. Have fun!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/19/2014 12:38PM

    Have a wonderful day! HUGS

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VEENAS1 7/19/2014 9:09AM

    Have a great weekend

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NEEDSHELP52 7/19/2014 8:46AM

    Pat, sounds like a nice day. Enjoy! HUGS, Terry

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SUNNY332 7/19/2014 8:32AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day. I will look for pictures.

I am having lunch with Sis today.

Take care and enjoy the day.

Sunny

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EFFIEANNIE 7/19/2014 8:28AM

    Have a great day with your grandson.

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BETHGILLIGAN 7/19/2014 7:25AM

    Have a wonderful time!!

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NASFKAB 7/19/2014 12:50AM

  looking forward to your comments about the trip hope GS joins you then you three can be together

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PRAIRIECROCUS 7/18/2014 11:52PM

    Have a great weekend , all of you !

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    ENJOY YOURSELF !!!
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We had a sunny day so we walked the trail and saw an eagle.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

We love seeing Eagles. This one was HUGE and we noticed a small boat was stopped it's occupants were just watching it in a tree about 30 feet from us. It was outlined against a blue sky but it did not have a white head. It was a huge bird, not like the turkey vultures.

We had just been in the arboretum and the Eagle is the biggest bird in Maine.

We walked 4 miles and five of us went to the bakery for coffee and we split two muffins amongst five of us. We do that every time, It makes us keep the helpings very small.

DH had to go to the Dr. so we were in 2 cars so I was able to do errands and get some much needed groceries. 6 mouths to feed instead of 2 sure makes a difference. Our son does some of the cooking and both grands are helping around the house.

I am hoping to have a day out tomorrow but with the hours our son sleeps it takes up half of the day. He and his daughter like their family time. The next few days are supposed to be high 70 to low 80's. The family and our GS are big in to board games.

DIL still has a very bad cough and her knee is swollen. We should take her to the urgent care her office notes have still not arrived so we have to get on the phone to fax them to us so she can be treated ASAP.

I am off to bed. It has been Good day and a long walk. I love to get out for a nice long walk. Pat in Maine . Enjoy Friday and plan. a nice weekend.

  
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LITTLEWIND53 7/19/2014 5:12PM

    Sounds like a lovely time was had by all....

Sure hope the medical file gets sent soon so your DIL can get the treatment she needs. Best wishes to her and all of you....

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1CRAZYDOG 7/18/2014 10:30PM

    Your poor DIL is really having a time of it, isn't she! **SIGH**

Hope you have a good weekend. And for sure it's different cooking for 6 vs. 2.

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SUNNY332 7/18/2014 7:12PM

    I love seeing the Eagles in the wild. They winter along the Mississippi and I reserved a room at a B & B south of here for January Eagle Days. They are right on a bluff and there are lots of Eagles. DH and I will enjoy the weekend there.

So glad you got your walk in.

Hope your DIL gets treated soon. What did she do to her knee?

It is good to be back.

Hugs, Sunny

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HARROWJET 7/18/2014 4:20PM

    We are having a good time dog-sitting for our daughter. We will probably go home on Sat. after they are back.

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MARITIMER3 7/18/2014 4:07PM

    Sharing the muffins is a great idea. Hope your DIL feels better soon.
Gail

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MARTYLYNN1 7/18/2014 2:08PM

    Sounds like you had a nice day. We will occasionally see an eagle here and we have falcons that are regular visitors. I hope your DIL is better soon.

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IOEINC 7/18/2014 9:24AM

    Sounds like you had a really nice day!! My son loves board games too and has since he was a kid. A really good one if you can find it is Redneck Life. A really fun game. I found it online one year for one of his Christmas presents and we have been having fun playing ever since.

Hubby's hip surgery is fast coming up!! Still have a few more things to get this weekend but otherwise we are ready. But definitely NOT looking forward to the postop period. I don't think he will be a patient patient.

I hope your DIL feels better soon!!

Have a great weekend!!

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GOANNA2 7/18/2014 8:52AM

    Sorry to hear that your DIL is still not well. I hope she
can get some relief soon. Good to hear you went for
you walk with your friends. Love the idea of sharing
the muffins.
Must be a big job to shop for 6 people. I was on my own
for 6 months and now that my son is back, I can see a
big difference in my grocery bill. Ah well, all for family...
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NEEDSHELP52 7/18/2014 8:32AM

    Pat, Hope DIL feels better soon. I played a lot of board games with my DC as they grew. Not so much an more with the GC. Either they are too young or not interested because of the electronics. Have a good day. HUGS, Terry

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/18/2014 8:08AM

    I loved them too and once got within a few feet of one that was feeding on a deer carcass. Hubby and I went back later and we both got to see him/her. I'm glad you were out with your walking friends.

It must be challenging to have people on different schedules. I am blessed to only have to deal with my hubby's schedule now.

We like board games too and have a lot.

I will send a prayer for your DIL.



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BETHGILLIGAN 7/18/2014 7:13AM

    Sounds great! Hope DIL feels better soon!

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NASFKAB 7/18/2014 12:19AM

  what a great day lovely idea sharing muffins

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    I'm glad you all had a wonderful day.

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TERRI289 7/17/2014 11:42PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day..sweet dreams..

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TATTER3 7/17/2014 11:34PM

    Eagles are just this year being seen in our area in Southern Indiana. Lots of sightings! Love it!!!

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