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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

1/12/93 Left home - got as far as the first rest stop on I65. Don Rivers warned me that one wheel wasn’t turning when it was on the snow in our driveway, but we continued. We finally got started about 11:00 AM – tires were steaming (in the rain) and lug nuts were too hot to touch. Took the trailer to Sears in Columbus (Indiana). They sent me to Goodyear. Then to A1 Tire, who works only on semi’s. They sent me to A1 Auto, but no one was home. Finally got to Stout’s RV.

Went with the BW to visit with Julia Tuesday evening.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 9/15/2011 8:11PM

    Ah for the good ole' days. LOL

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KNIT1PURL2LOSE3 9/15/2011 4:51PM

    Hey Rex! You spent a frustrating day in a town I know and love--Columbus, Indiana!!!!! MISS that place!!!!

Now if only your trailer would've been a CUmmins rig, you'd a had an entire town filled with Cummins engineers who could've set things right in no time! ;-D

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MS.ELENI 9/14/2011 7:36PM

    memories. emoticon

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From Shortly After Retirement

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This was from some notes in a book that I wrote just after my retirement, and just before and after we left on the first trip with a 26 foot travel trailer and a 2/3 ton conversion van.

1/11/93 Moved clothes to trailer. Bought antifreeze for van, cross-lug-wrench. Inflated van tires from 26 psi to 42 and trailer from 40 to 45. Put car-top carrier on van and filled with camping stuff (ground cloths, air mattresses, tent, sleeping bag, foot pump and hair dryer, and screens for the van!) Bought a longer (5 foot) step ladder, sent ring to Roger and Wendy, bought melting salt and spread where van will be tomorrow. Said good-bye to Julia and to Dick and Lois. Late call from Emily – new job not having a definite starting date and manager of school instead of director. She wants classified ads – doesn’t want to raise kids in Kentucky. I have Sunday’s ads in envelope and will mail tomorrow before we leave.

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THINRONNA 9/14/2011 6:00AM

    How awesome1 The begining of a new life! I love it!

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MS.ELENI 9/13/2011 4:50PM

    You were a busy bee back then too

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Today's The Big Day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Today is the BW's day to eat out - she says. After a noon doctor visit, she wants to visit either Kally K's or Iris's Grill, or maybe Ivory. She had a birthday, and we had a 54th anniversary, which is really a long time to be married to the same woman, if you think about it. I guess we're getting old. She wasn't up to eating out the first two tries but maybe we'll make it today.

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KNIT1PURL2LOSE3 9/12/2011 1:23PM

    You've been married for as long as I've been on the planet!! emoticon

Have a GREAT meal!!!! Happy Anniversary!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THINRONNA 9/12/2011 12:54PM

    Have a great meal! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to your BW!

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MS.ELENI 9/12/2011 10:55AM

    54 years is a long time. Too late now to break in a new one.. emoticon
have a good day

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Tiring Triathlon

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I rolled out at 5:40 this morning, and made it to Nelson's by 6:10. We set up and made pancakes and sausage until 11:30, then cleaned up. I brought a bunch of stuff home and washed it, and now it's nearly 4 PM, so I've sort of wasted a Sunday. I went to sleep sitting in front of the computer a minutes ago, so this is about it.

I took some pictures of myself, as Red Shoes did, just to show you the stitches and black eye, but the software I have right now doesn't allow me to edit the pictures. I'll have to try another program later. Here I am in all my glory.

There are two lines of stitches in the first picture - the top one runs along just above my glasses' temple. Both show you the size of the hole they stretched skin to cover. Two doctors discussed how to run the stitches to have enough skin, and it did work.

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MS.ELENI 9/11/2011 7:54PM

    You look rough for sure. I hope it doesn't hurt as bad as it looks like it might.

If you haven't tried Lee Roy Selmon's yet I think you will like it. Food is awesome.

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No Exercise

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I taught safe driving Tuesday and Wednesday and did paperwork after class, then went to a three hour Kiwanis session Wednesday night. Thursday I rolled out and got up to New Port Richey, on the north side, by 8:30, and then spent 8 1/2 hours there while I had two Mhos surgeries on the last two skin cancers on my face (I hope). I don't have to go back for three months. Yesterday I was going to take the BW to lunch for her birthday, which was Wednesday, but she said she felt so bad that she wanted to skip it. Today I was going to take her out to Oldsmar to watch the water skiing show, but she still doesn't feel up to it. It has been raining here every day, and I'm due to cut the grass, but we're going to serve pancakes to the youth triathlon, both runners and adults, tomorrow morning. I'm still supposed to be resting (through tomorrow) and not exercising for a week, but I'm taking off the bandages and having a shower in a little while.

I haven't done anything like exercise for a long time, partly because it's been raining every day. I dumped 2.4 and 2.5 inches of water out of the rain gauge, and hope it's a dry morning tomorrow, but it probably won't be. I haven't cut the grass for more than a week, but it went almost two weeks the last time, so I'm sure there will be a dry morning along sooner or later.

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MS.ELENI 9/10/2011 7:28PM

    Hopefully things will get back to normal. I have always wanted to go see the water show but just never remember. Hope Ace feels better soon.

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