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Monday, May 02, 2011

I walked over to the Suntrust branch to deposit Saturday's proceeds this morning, and got a surprise. Because the wrapper was still on the 50 ones I got on Friday I hadn't counted them. First the teller said I had too much money, I told her that I hadn't counted the wrapped ones, and she counted them. The actual count was 35, and I was over by six dollars, which means I didn't count one 20 and one single. I always count everything twice and use dark field illumination, but it was about six PM on Saturday when I finished, I was tired, and I only counted once - in a slipshod manner. Now I know never to do that again.

Today I put the money box and two revised check lists in Nelson's and called all of the Safe Driving class people to remind them to be early tomorrow. The BW went to rehab and wanted to go shopping when she first came home, and then decided that didn't match "taking it easy" so she took a nap.

And that was today.

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MS.ELENI 5/3/2011 1:59PM

    sounds like you were just too busy and tired.I know you rarely mess up

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REDSHOES2011 5/2/2011 11:15PM

    Yeah we all make mistakes, God isn't finished adjusting me as yet. I am a on going project and I must have him scratching his head all the time lol...

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S3XYDIVASMOM 5/2/2011 9:57PM

    We all make mistakes. Especially when we get tired.

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

After all the real coffee I drank yesterday, which ended before 2:00, I couldn't go to sleep until 3:30 AM. I gave up and took Ralphy for a ride to Walmart at 1:00. I woke up at 7 feeling fine anyhow, but it was irritating.

We went to Consciousness-Blossoms for lunch. The BW had a waffle, I had a Ruben. Then we went to Publix for groceries, and now I'm about to walk the dogs. That's it for today until Upstairs Downstairs comes on at 9:00.

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MRDPOLING 5/1/2011 7:15PM

    I have been living on the black gold for too long. As of today, I have gone back to 1 cup a day and no more!!!!

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ROWINGFOOL 5/1/2011 3:16PM

    Sounds like a lovely Sunday.

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1THING 5/1/2011 3:15PM

    I am recording it

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Good Day Selling Dogs

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I got got up at 7, had breakfast, and spent a half hour loading everything back into the car so I could get to our storage facility before 9 this morning. Then we set up, and sold pizza and hot dogs from 10 to two,packed up, and made a run back to Nelson's.

Then I had the clean-up duty and washed pans and utensils, bagged up cheese, pepperoni, hot dogs, and buns in gallon freezer bags, and put them all back in Nelson's. Then I did the treasurer thing until 6:30. The result of the today's Bike and Boating Safety Day was that we spent $146.40, received $443.75, and showed a profit of $296.35, sort of. Since we always have some stuff left over, we didn't buy everything we used, but also didn't use everything we bought. Still, even at only four hours for 8 people, we didn't make much of an hourly rate. It's just good that this was a beautiful day and we were set up in the shade, so everyone had a fine time. It rained so hard that this event was cancelled two years ago, and we worked in the light rain all day last year. All in all, it was a great day.

My real gripe today is the fragility of my body. Old age and sun damage has made the skin on my forearms about as strong as wet tissue paper. Loading the hot dog buns in the back of the car this morning I brushed against the back door rubber seal, and a big flap about an inch and a half long and an inch wide flipped back where the skin tore. I pushed it back to where it belongs, as closely as it would fit, and put a big inch and a half wide band-aid over it. It was mostly lymphatic fluid to start, but it leaked some blood out from under the bandage anyhow. It didn't hurt, and there was never any feeling of anything pulling.

Then my left index finger broke open when we had a problem with the pop-up tent popping up, and I was pushing too hard on a pin. That thing bled several times today, and I messed up another pair of jean shorts. When the blood tries on them it seems to be really hard to get the blood stains out.

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ROWINGFOOL 5/1/2011 3:49PM

    Pretreat with cold water soaks for the blood, wash in cold, use enzyme pretreater/detergent if still needed, do not dry the clothing until all the blood is out, or the stain will set. If you can toss the garment into cold water before the blood dries, that's best. Peroxide is a bleach and won't get blood "out" any more than regular bleach will.

I'm sorry to hear about your skin damage. I put sunscreen on everybody whenever we're out for all-day events, but not day-to-day. I suppose we could do better.

Have you tried a retinol-A containing cream to strengthen your skin? I found out that red palm oil (unrefined, from Tropical Traditions) has a genuinely huge amount of retinol in it. I bought $20 worth to use as a beauty cream, but found out the hard way that it dyes your skin orange. OK to use right before bed, if you sleep on dark colored sheets. Retinols are orange, after all. :)


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IRISHF 5/1/2011 3:36PM

    Whoa, sorry to hear about your skin tearing.

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MS.ELENI 4/30/2011 8:50PM

    Getting old is not for the weak.It really stinks.My skin doesn't tear yet but I bruise at the slighest touch.
Try using perioxide to get blood out. Get some rest tomorrow

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Sweet Onions for the Crowd

Friday, April 29, 2011

I bought everything today, including a five pound bag of sweet onions. Now I have to peel and dice the onions tonight. When we serve hot dogs we provide all the fixings!

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MS.ELENI 4/30/2011 9:50AM

    If you keep your knives sharp like I do it will cut quick. I have to be real careful because I take blood thinner.The last time I did nick myself my knife wasn't real sharp.
Your hot dogs sound so good.I have been craving a good one for days.I actually like checkers hot dogs.When I was little I ate them straight from the pack.

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THINRONNA 4/30/2011 2:17AM

    Sounds good!...except for that cut on your finger. I hate when that happens.

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REXTINE1 4/29/2011 10:17PM

    But frozen onions aren't the same as fresh - and how do you know you will get Vidallia's? Anyway, when I got to the last onion (I had been dicing them for nearly an hour) I cut all the way through the onion on the first horizontal slice and sliced the end of my left ring finger. I normally work the knife back and forth, and I don't know exactly what happened. So then I cut the slice vertically from front to back several times, then horizontally a few times, and did the rest of the onion half the usual way. But I put a band-aid on the ring finger first, because it tended to bleed. The knife was sharp so it didn't hurt, and I'm typing with that finger, but the blood did run out for a while.

Comment edited on: 4/29/2011 10:19:33 PM

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S3XYDIVASMOM 4/29/2011 7:00PM

    I remember taking my 3-year old daughter to a neighborhood picnic for the children. She was disappointed because they did not serve any onions. Sounds yummy. I may have to indulge in a hot dog before the weekend's over.

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DIASTER 4/29/2011 6:56PM

  Oh no! I would have purchased a large bag of frozen chopped onions.

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    No kidding! When do we eat? heh.

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Sprinkler Education

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yesterday I surveyed both Sam's Club and Costco to see who had the best prices on Nathan's All Beef Hot Dogs, hot dog buns, mustard, relish, Coke and Pepsi, etc. It's my job to buy the hot dog and drink supplies for the Bike and Boating Safety Day Saturday. The Kiwanis will be the only group serving that day, and the menu will be pizzas and hot dogs.

I also bought another sprinkler and replaced one that wasn't putting out enough water for some of the new grass plugs I planted. I noticed a tiny sign that said the sprinkler heads have an easily cleaned filter, so I saved the old sprinkler. Today I searched until I finally found an educational video on how to clean the filter. I did the job, and was so encouraged that I cleaned the one next to the one I had replaced yesterday. It's too bad I didn't get that message last year when I replaced another one, but the new one was only five dollars.

I took the dogs straight west this morning, down to the Pinellas trail, south to Florida, and then west to Pop Stansel Park, which is on Sutherland Bayou. Then we went straight north past Sutherman Complex, which is a bunch of ball fields and other recreation complexes, then East on Missouri past the hockey rink (they play roller hockey on concrete down here) and the too tall (zoning violating) basketball court.

After that we jogged east and south to get back across Alternate US 19, and went past the high school and south on 14th Street to get home again. We started out at 7:00 and were home again just before 8, but the thermometer read 75 at 7 and 77 at 8. It is 78 inside the house, but when we went out it was warm outside. It looks like I'll be going out by myself pretty soon and just walking the dogs over to the cemetery afterward.

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MRDPOLING 4/29/2011 1:56AM

    I have been craving grilled hotdogs for a couple days now. Guess it is about time to fire up the grill!

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MS.ELENI 4/28/2011 8:58PM

    Bill waited til dark to take Roxy and it was still in the 80's. They didn't walk far.

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