PICKIE98   248,281
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
PICKIE98's Recent Blog Entries

Thursday

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The winds are even stronger today than yesterday,, (50+mph) we have a flood and wind advisory until tomorrow. It is raining so hard that I cannot see anything out my windows. Even the streetlight... too dark yet to see if the pool cover stayed on after we re-attached it last evening.
DD said she thought somebody drove into the house last night before bedtime, it was the bushes slamming against OUR BRICK HOUSE!!!

Up to four inches of rain in less than 24 hours, we live in Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron, so this is a very big deal! No outdoors today... so glad we got the parents house fixed when we did.. not sure which county their trash can will end up in though.. since DD had her wisdom teeth extracted, we have not been back there to retrieve it from near the road.. Cie` la vis`!!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OCTOBER2842 10/21/2011 7:03AM

    Good morning, yes I did the the article in the mail, thanks muchly. I did send you a note on a blog but maybe you did not get it. My DH has a cousin who married Sam Castillo and they live in Essexville, any relation. Joni was a Sweeney gal from Saginaw.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 10/20/2011 10:29PM

    LINDA WE HAVE NOTHING AS BAD AS THAT WE JUST HAVE RAIN HERE. WE DID GET THE POOL COVER EMPTY OF LEAVES AND WATER AND NOW THE DECIDUOUS LEAVES ARE FALLING. I HOPE THERE IS NO WIND AND THOSE LEAVES DO NOT BLOW ALL OVER US. I KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN. I CAN HOPE CANT I?.
I HOPE YOU ARE PREPARED, I AM SURE YOU ARE AS WE ALREADY ARE FOR THE WHITE STUFF. WE HAVE HAD MILDER TEMPS OF LATE AND MANY OF THE TREES ARE STILL GREEN. I PANTED GRASS I HAVE NEVER WATERED IT AND THE PINE NEEDLES AND RAIN PROTECTED IT FROM THE BIRDS. I WISH I HAD DON THE OTHER 2 AREAS THAT NEED TO BE DONE BUT THE ONE I DID WAS THE BIGGEST SO WE ARE HAPPY IT HAS TAKEN SO WELL. HUGS- BE SAFE PAT- IN MAINE. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 10/20/2011 2:48PM

    Oh boy! You have it rough over there it early. Stay safe. Keep warm.
It's a lovely sunny day here today. I loved my walking this morning no sweater or anything.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SGILBER6 10/20/2011 9:39AM

    Wow sounds kind of scary! Stay safe and I hope you have candles and supplies for any power outages! Sounds like a good day for some board games inside!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


51 mph winds!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We are in a wind advisory until tomorrow. Our pool cover blew half off the pool, broke all of the clips so we had to go out in the 51 mph winds and replace them, retie the cover on and get the old clips off and re-screw the new ones on. Nobody is outdoors, you cannot drive in a straight line.
Kristy is trying to eat soup, first food she has eaten,, got sick earlier, but we think it is from her antibiotics or pain pill and no food. I had so many things I wanted to accomplish today, but it is scary to be out. I did have the luxury of a haircut, highlights and style only to walk outdoors and chase my hair back to my car!!

My huge maple tree is bent about 30 degrees southwest... scary..


  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

1CRAZYDOG 10/19/2011 8:40PM

  We have had high winds and rain today, too. UGH.

Hope Kristy feels better.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 10/19/2011 8:24PM

    LINDA you wished the leaves would leave. I guess your wish was granted.

I hope Kristy will feel better soon. For some people antibiotics can really upset the gut. If I am on antibiotics I always eat yogurt with it. When my Dr even suggests them, I ask him how bad do I have to be before I need them. I do not like to take them but sometimes they will insist like before they do surgery and such.
I am hoping your DD is feeling better by now.
I cant stand being sick . My Mother was the same way. Taking naps gives me headaches that make me nauseous but I do not have migraines. Weird body. I like to take long walks when I am sick. Gran used to tell me to go outdoors and walk and do not play with the kids. That was how it was handled.
Be safe and be well HUGS Pat in Maine. xoxoxox emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 10/19/2011 7:09PM

    Stay safe and warm. Give Kristy a hug for me.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARON10002 10/19/2011 6:59PM

    Hold onto your knickers! Stay safe . . .

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDSAYHENNIGAN 10/19/2011 6:56PM

    Yikes, sounds exciting. Gonna be a long night.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Wish the leaves would leave...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another cloudy, windy day.. got to call surgeons office to see what they want,,probably to change my appointment.. they usually do..
hope to get more walking in today,, going to staples for more ink cartridges,,
my life is always a glamourous ride!!!!!!!!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OCTOBER2842 10/18/2011 9:35PM

    I love Fall but it is coming to an end. Ba Humbug

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 10/18/2011 12:18PM

    compared to some of us yes it is!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PICKIE98 10/18/2011 10:36AM

    99% of the leaves are from the railroad trees on the on the other side of my fence. We either mulch them all into the grass(the eco-friendly way) or dump them back on railroad property. Bunnies and squirrels make nests from them..

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 10/18/2011 10:09AM

    They can only leave in Plastic bags, I wish I could burn them all up at once but the city takes them for compost so I feel i have to get it done.
The pines are ours but the maples are from the rest of the street, I wish they would stay in their own yards or at least chip in for plastic bags. Most of these neighbours just wait till they are all in our yard. If we wait too long it is a very cold job. HUGS Love you Linda. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Productive day

Monday, October 17, 2011

We finally got the new heating system installed completely in parents house! It took all of today, but it is finished.
DD mowed their huge lawn, I made phone calls to take care of hospital bills that were already paid, made salon appointment, we then went to drug store to get a cream for DD eczema, got mom some new diabetic stockings there too... picked up Rx at Kroger, did laundry.. I am so tired, but glad that we can look forward to lower utility bills this winter at parents house anyway..
Getting closer to back-to-work day I think,, will know more after Wednesday.. not thrilled to go back, but must..

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHARON10002 10/17/2011 10:00PM

    Wow, that recuperation time has really flown on by hasn't it? But you did make very good use of it to get a slew of things crossed off your To Do List!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 10/17/2011 8:22PM

    Yikes! You said the W word!

You did so much today. Bet you are very tired. Rest up!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KILLERANGEL47 10/17/2011 7:55PM

    AWESOME! I'm sorry I haven't been very active lately. My thesis was taking up a lot of my time. It's almost finished, though! Soon I will have lots of time for sparking!! :D

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 10/17/2011 7:12PM

    Linda emoticonyou were able to accomplish so much while you were recuperating from your surgery. What an emoticonaccomplishment for Mom's place too, you certainly are an organizer.
Too bad you have to go back right now. It sure was a good thing you were able to get that little e trip you so deserved in the summer.
You are just one amazing lady, HUGS Pat in Maine. xooxxo emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
OCTOBER2842 10/17/2011 7:02PM

    Back to work already? The time just flies when your having fun. Thanks so much for the anniversary article, I got it in the mail last week but was entertaining a SIL from FL. Hated to see her leave. She came for the granddaughters wedding and stayed to visit.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Sunday

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another cold, very windy day here in Michigan. An omen of things to come. We have enough leaves down to fill about 40 or 50 leaf bags, but the trees are not even half empty,, gee, why do I HATE fall and winter????

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SHARON10002 10/17/2011 9:58PM

    Yeah, it was pretty windy when we were up there a couple of weeks ago, too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NORASPAT 10/16/2011 6:57PM

    Linda, I am with you. We were supposed to go to a concert, I keep coughing and no voice but I went outdoors and it was a nice day so I raked pine needles and filled 12 bags,the very large 40 gallon size, boy those are heavy but when the needles get in the pool they plug the lines so it had to be done.. emoticonI never intended to do it but it felt good, it was relaxing and it energised me. Now I can look from my kitchen window and see grass not pine needles and pine cones.
. emoticon. emoticon. emoticon. emoticon. emoticon
I do not like the cold either, I would love to go South but DH cannot tolerate the heat. I figure I can put on another layer but once you are too hot you have no place to go except to stay inside in A/C. We are expecting rain tonight and very windy so more leaves, most of the pines are down now. Now I get my neighbors maples leaves. We are at the end of the street so the leaves accumulate in our front yard, just like the snow does. HUGS, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBIEANNE1124 10/16/2011 1:37PM

    ot a leaf blower?
Blow em out your gate into the street. Oooops!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 Last Page