NORASPAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NORASPAT NORASPAT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Today has been long and the house is a mess. Hopefully just three days more. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226799 It is a situation we have at home because the contactor asks what we want. <BR> That keeps us at home. <BR> The poor dogs are not happy with the noise and one is a BEAGLE who always joins in with the racket. <BR> He likes to be with me so we walk around the yard together. The Chihuahua is always to get out of the very big yard. She just has to be out there looking for trouble. She is just a lady of privilege and she does what she wants not here we are ready to tie her up. <BR> <BR> Only solu... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:29:45 EST Today the front steps were re-built by ME!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226186 I am getting very handy with a CROW BAR. <BR> DH did not want me to do this but he knows we will have to start from scratch. I had been taking down our wall and I am using some of those concrete blocks to save our concrete steps.. <BR> To me it is like sewing you just have to put the pieces together. That was what I did. <BR> <BR> Today was a REAL WORK OUT. <BR> I used the crow bar and I kind of rolled the rectangle blocks. I was able to get it up of the other block and once it was up on end... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:23:47 EST Tomorrow the contractor to fix the floor that the plumber neglected to close the pipe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225149 We did not notice for a long time and when we got to the basement there was a lot of water to wipe up. <BR> Called the plumber and his boss came out to fix it. <BR> Now the floor has to be fixed and then we have to fix the floor. Have to redo the sink and counters too. <BR> They called today and we were out and now we will have to take everything out that we can. <BR> Looking forward it will be fixed soon <BR> <BR> Pat in Maine. <BR> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:51:18 EST I have another garden bed in front of the bay window. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224579 Today I have trimmed it with concrete blocks left over for the wall. <BR> These blocks were the heaviest I could do but I did it. <BR> I tried to get the photos but Internet explorer kept coming on saying OOPS there is an error. <BR> I am hoping for some rain just to wash the clay soil down and get the grass to stand up so we can cut it. <BR> Today we have decided to redo the pool. It was the same price to fill it in as the new liner and starting again. This time it will have steps in the po... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:53:22 EST Today was Great ! I feel so much better because DH and I have been doing more things together. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224028 Usually DH has been doing Card games while I do my sparking. <BR> I was doing outside work and when I feel I need help I just asked for it and he did it. <BR> <BR> We have been going to places together but that has to stop for a few days. We have to stay home for a bit while the contractor will replace the floorboards and we will have to be here to see it was done the way we want it. The reality of it DH always let me have my own way. <BR> <BR> I am going to have carpet in the kitchen a... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:25:19 EST Today we had a trip to a projector museum in BUCKSPORT Maine and donated our old projector. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223442 When DH and I came to the US we did not bring much because we never were supposed to stay here in Maine in the US We were supposed to stay just 2 years. <BR> <BR> We wanted to see the sights so we bought a Bell and Howell super 8 camera and the screen and the lot. <BR> <BR> We have had it over 50 years and we kept it in the box and we packed it away. <BR> When our family came to live with us for a while, we wanted to get it out of the house. <BR> DH immediately said the DUMP. <BR> I asked o... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:45:53 EST Finally I am getting there. Just the final touches. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222833 I have widened the path behind the garage where the water gets in to the garage and we are seeing wood rot on the legs of DH wooden home made work bench. <BR> <BR> The water comes over the garage sill. The caulking was never done properly. I am using Silicone weather stripping. I have to use a caulking gun. <BR> That might be a problem for me so I am hoping our son can do it for me. <BR> I used to be able to caulk and found out I can skim it along the bead. I have to use both hands and my l... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:23:12 EST Today felt Sadness and Happiness for a friends son. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222209 MY DH and I were asked to the cemetery because our friend died last year. <BR> Her husband and DH and I are friends with the couple till she died and we keep in touch with him now. <BR> He lives in Pittston and Florida in the winter. <BR> <BR> This couples son was by his mothers bedside when she died. <BR> Then he had to leave before her funeral. <BR> He has been very upset that he did not get to her funeral. <BR> His father decided to have his family to come to Augusta and have a special g... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:39:20 EST Still not yet finished but I hope it does not rain because I am so ready to do something else. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221695 I checked with the store for advice for the back of the garage. It appears to have the waterproofing between the concrete floor and the 2 by 4 framing wood. <BR> <BR> Water gets makes lakes in the outside and when it melts the water goes back in and then the floor is a skating rink. Last year I was hurrying to take GD to the bus stop the roads were like glass but the sanding trucks were a bit late. <BR> I rushed in to the garage an d immediately slipped to the ground. I was so glad I have m... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 23:30:31 EST Now I am going to get technical. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221157 When it rains heavy some water gets in to the base of the garage. In winter it actually floods and it freezes. <BR> I will go o Home Depot and buy some tar paper and some kind of Mastic that I can paint on and I hope I can slide down the wall of the garage and stick tar paper stays there for years. <BR> I am excited about this, I really think it should work. <BR> Our son will be home and I need to power wash the garage and the house. <BR> <BR> Time for bed Pat in Maine. <BR> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:36:51 EST The pathway is almost finished. DH is really liking it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220626 I did it all myself, our son has overtime and I love to play with garden tools. <BR> DH would come when I asked him to take the clay soil to the back of the fences and after I have time I will break it up and eventually plant something there. Maybe a ground cover. <BR> <BR> I did take photos but since I have to go to the "no ads" site my camera will no longer down load. <BR> I hope our son can help me out but he works tomorrow, <BR> <BR> I am uprooting my many Hostas and I will plant them ... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:38:52 EST Still working on the pathways. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219920 Today we had to miss the dining club for a Dr Appointment. We went to the Dr instead. We thought 15 minutes and it was an hour office visit. <BR> <BR> We went to the College and waited for the diners. It was a big exhibition and so we looked around ourselves for a while, and returned when the docent was taking our group. He is part of our senior college so we know him well. <BR> <BR> The Exhibition was good but chatting together for almost 2 hours was a delight. <BR> <BR> We got home I f... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:08:37 EST Still trying to get the Algae out and thinking about some comments. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218663 Wow, after reading your ideas I am going to sit down with my idea. I will ask the family to help with suggestions. <BR> I have asked the man who put it in 43 years ago. <BR> 1976 we were swimming in it. We had a bicentennial Party. I marched with the band it was a hot day so we had to watch the musicians as they played down town in case they needed water. At the end of the day I was feeling ill and our neighbor was in the pool and he told me to get in. I said no and he said IN NOW! I had he... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:56:08 EST Today was a hot day and I tried most of the day to vacuum the green stuff out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218068 It is not a very hard job when there is a little green, but when it BLOOMS it is a mess. <BR> <BR> I started to keep the vacuum pole and keep it very steady and it worked well but there was a call for me I handed over the pole to one of the guys. <BR> After my call and looking through the widow I saw it was more like stirring the mire and I knew it will be a challenge to get it out. <BR> <BR> I am going to ask about our options from a realtor. Do pools in this area are an advantage or di... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:58:29 EST A sleeping day -now this is rare for certain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217545 I was up at 7am and started to do things around the house. <BR> I took my medication and there was an extra pill to take,' An hour later I was itching every where. <BR> 'I took 2 Benadryl and went to bed till 3 pm. <BR> <BR> It has been a very drowsy day. Now it is mid night I am raring to go. I did 30 minutes Gazelle. It rained all day so my Algae bloom is still there. Pat in Maine, Sat, 13 Aug 2016 23:59:09 EST Today was over 90, the pool has an Algae bloom. Got to fix it tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217002 Today was busy trying to catch up after my 200 mile drive taking my walking buddy to Acadia and back. <BR> It was a nice outing with just two people to chat with. <BR> The day was excellent and we stopped at my favorite place 'Anglers " for fish and chips. We had haddock and just sliced red potatoes and no desert. <BR> <BR> Driving home I found a historical films old movie house in Bucksport in Maine. I have some projectors and other items I can hope to donate, otherwise the Bell and Howell... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:45:21 EST I have written it and my post has gone twice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216459 I was annoyed my tracker was completely wrong. My food was in and not the food I eat ???? <BR> I want to eat what I like to eat. <BR> <BR> I have no clue why my nutrition was put in with food I do not eat. Please let me decide. <BR> I had no clue to find out how to change it. Old ladies like myself need instructions to find out how to change it back if you please. <BR> <BR> What is going on now. <BR> I love Spark but it looks like it is trying to go to being pay as you go. I have no probl... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:48 EST Today was a cool day so I did more batch cooking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215887 This time it was baking. DH loves Banana Pumpkin Bread so I made a double batch in smaller pans. <BR> He too has to keep the sugar down. <BR> I am amazed when I bake I half the sugar and it tastes the same, Even DH the original sweet tooth agrees. He said the sugar overpowers so many flavors. I am glad he had that conversation. <BR> I was given Zucchini and so since the oven was on I made a big batch of Zucchini Brownies with Walnuts. Another favorite of his. <BR> Tomorrow we are planning to... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:58:52 EST Today I took it easy but I did 5 mile walking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215235 I took it easy and my friend wanted to walk. <BR> <BR> The day was awesome and we walked slower, <BR> <BR> DH was at the Drs office for a follow up and DH commented about another fall for me on Sunday. <BR> Today I was told it is whip lash and it should just take care and wait. <BR> That was from the nurse. There was no time at the office so I will wait it out. <BR> <BR> I have to sleep in the recliner because it hurts if I move my neck or head. <BR> <BR> If it is not better by tomorr... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 22:56:49 EST Today I took it easy but I did 5 mile walking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215234 I took it easy and my friend wanted to walk. <BR> <BR> The day was awesome and we walked slower, <BR> <BR> DH was at the Drs office for a follow up and DH commented about another fall for me on Sunday. <BR> Today I was told it is whip lash and it should just take care and wait. <BR> That was from the nurse. There was no time at the office so I will wait it out. <BR> <BR> I have to sleep in the recliner because it hurts if I move my neck or head. <BR> <BR> If it is not better by tomorr... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 22:56:49 EST I went to the Acupuncturist today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214593 My Dr is also an MD and a Chinese medicine practitioner. <BR> I had fallen again and I landed on the back of my head on the driveway. <BR> Boy it hurt. <BR> I had my appointment for a long time and I fell Sunday and 8am was my appointment. That was most convenient. <BR> <BR> Today I had my usual needles and I like the relaxation and music. Such a really great place to be. <BR> <BR> After the session I tried to sit up and my neck hurt a lot even though it had been needled. <BR> I have to go... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 22:38:23 EST Today was a great day to get some work done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213992 Today my basement had a small space for me to set up my ironing board and alter my skirts. <BR> I am still not done with it, maybe tomorrow. <BR> Our son and DH tried to make the basement shower open the door easier. . There is a glass door and it has been very good. The door can get really stuck. They were able to get it working much better just because they shower twice a day. <BR> The shower is much better now. <BR> <BR> I have no to where they go other than Karate. <BR> <BR> I hope... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 22:49:41 EST Too late to write it again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213003 This is getting too dismal. <BR> Fred said by another computer but I must be doing it all wrong. <BR> <BR> I am too old to do this any more. Off to Bed <BR> 53 years of a fabulous marriage so perhaps I really am too old for this. <BR> <BR> Cortizone shot today went wrong for a bit and so I had to hang around the office. <BR> <BR> We live 60 miles away and wont you know there was a big accident and the roads were stop. <BR> Pat in Maine. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 00:03:24 EST A whole evening going between Google and my provider. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212468 I think I am having a big conversation with someone at GOOGLE, It might likely be another computer to talking back to me. <BR> <BR> I have used up hours of my Spark Time and I am actually have been questions. <BR> At least I know I hopefully have another Mail account. Some days I have to answer questions but tonight I think I actually have understood at half a page they were talking to me(WRITING TO ME I SHOULD SAY) <BR> <BR> Anyway. No-one has got in to the pool except our neighbors. <BR... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 23:55:37 EST I was hoping to find a tutorial in pictures. I am still trying. Pat in Maine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211190 I am trying to use pictures from Picasa. I am busy trying to remember how I did it but I will try it again very soon. Thanks for the helpful support here. <BR> Thanks <BR> There was so much to do today so I am needing an early bed time. <BR> It has been a very busy cleaning day.Pat in Maine. <BR> <em>304</em> mm <em>345</em> <em>223</em> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 20:56:48 EST Today we went to the gardens, I took photos and they are great. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210693 I took a walking Friend to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay in Maine. <BR> <BR> If you want to know more about it that is where you can read about a community wanted a Botanical Garden instead of condominiums. The Community wanted to purchase it and they even mortgaged their own homes to get it. <BR> <BR> You all know I am trying to remember how to do photos. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/954d54a2-4841-40bc-9f0c-1dc480a6fab3.JPG"> <BR> I am not very sure th... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 23:38:59 EST Today I surprised the guys. ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209510 <BR> It was a fabulous day to go to do something nice like a long walk but instead I decided to stop and try to fix the outside water faucet that was wasting too much water. <BR> <BR> I took it apart and our son and DH were not happy about it. It is a special faucet that goes through the basement wall. We turn it off and it stays closed till spring. <BR> <BR> I went to the hardware store and I took the faucet and the 12 inch pipe that goes through the wall. 3 men were there but when I as... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 23:57:27 EST Trying to find photos from the cottage mini vacation in Mount Desert Island MAINE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208937 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b67fa283-1ba6-4656-a634-cfcda07dfd28.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8529eaad-30d8-4dd8-826f-4bfadf03b459.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2221a846-7306-4d7d-b69c-e6dac278817b.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ba17d9c-2d75-4c27-845b-de2907e2cdf8.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a305bfc9-1d2f-49c6-a8f2-defc6190bb3d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> First time to use my computer ... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:47:27 EST Woo Hoo, we are here watching the seal pups and canoes floating by. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207853 We are watching the fire flies. A magical sunset in front of the picture window eating a late dinner was great. <BR> Now the tide is changing and the seals are coming back so they can relax and do what seals do. There are over a hundred some times and I will try to head count tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Tonight it is a dark night with no street lights and no moon so far. <BR> In the cottage we have the TV on and I am trying to multi-task, I can not do this very easy so I am hoping to get some photos... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:30:30 EST Tomorrow Mini-vacation, going to Bar Harbor on the ocean at Indian Point.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207308 Yesterday I was asked to go to a cottage at Indian point Bar harbor. My walking buddy owns it and rents it so DH and I are going till the renters come. <BR> Well we were supposed to go till Saturday but I had a tiny Spark Meet in Augusta where we live and a few sparkers are going to the Annual Quilt show for three days. <BR> <BR> We will come home early Friday and DH will drop me off and he will go to the house. He might go back to bed and I do not mind at all. We watch outside till the tide... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:45:20 EST Today I walked alone. No-one was around so DH drove me to walk the rail trail. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206665 I needed a walk. My walking buddy was busy so I did it alone. <BR> The rail trail was very busy today. Mostly adults and not many runners so it was a good day. <BR> I heard no more Sturgeon, I wonder why they are not here. Perhaps it has been I was walking up at the wrong tide. <BR> The trees are blocking off the view but even when I asked people who sit for hours at the edge of the dock watching for them said if they had seen many STURGEON. They did agree they are not here but who knows wh... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 21:32:39 EST Today was hot and busy but I do like busy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206103 Today I accomplished something that needed to do. <BR> <BR> We have a chain link fence and it was damaged being hit by a Deer. It buckled the gate and the Deer ran off. <BR> I keep thinking he went away and was not hurt. We looked and never saw it again. <BR> <BR> I took the chain link and using pliers I got it adjusted and now it is much higher off the ground. <BR> It was a big accomplishment and even DH was surprised. <BR> Now my hand and shoulder are staying OK I hope. I am so hoping... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:29:52 EST Quick Blog tonight after along day. A good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205606 My walking buddy asked if we could walk since it was a hot day. <BR> We walked. I had a problem with Dongle and asked DH to put in new Battery. <BR> After the walk the tracker was zero so I opened it up and the paper backing was overlooked. <BR> I tried to find the maps of the rail trail but it was not there. I had to put in my mileage but no steps. <BR> DH met my friend and we had a southwestern salad We love those. <BR> Afternoon I vacuumed the pool and some other chores and then after a ... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:44:14 EST My very long drive in the R.V. was excellent, it was a lovely day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205041 Hi everyone I drove about 60 miles round trip. <BR> I climbed in and backed the R.V. out into our circle and it was great to be able to drive it again. <BR> I wanted to drive to Waterville, I know that road so it was helpful to just drive on a very familiar road. <BR> I drove through our development and through town and I drove on to the interstate. It is a good road and familiar to me so I could easily find the dashboard again. <BR> <BR> RV windows and mirrors are the hardest to get used t... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:49:58 EST Tomorrow I will drive the RV. I would love to stay over night but DH is not in a camping mood. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204609 I used to drive the small RV and we took the grands to many places and camped there. <BR> I want to drive so if DH wants to go places I have to practice. He drives the car but I want to go for a trip. <BR> I will drive along the interstate and then the back roads home. <BR> I am determined to be comfortable driving it again. <BR> Off To bed. <BR> Today I am sure I have the yard and he pool are in Maintenance. <BR> Just add chemicals and mowing the yard. Weeding is easy so I feel it look... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:46:25 EST We drove 50 miles to "Five Islands, Georgetown in Maine". It was a good crowd of friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203456 ~~~~~~~~~~~~Five Islands Georgetown Maine.~~~~That is what I searched if you would like to see the area.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pat in Maine. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our dining experience today was picnicking on a working wharf on a small harbor. <BR> It was so beautiful to see five islands and it looks like an old but lovely house on each Island. <BR> We were told each of the islands is owned by a family or individual. How fabulous that would be. It is a picture of tranquility now but once the ice takes it g... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:35:37 EST Finally we have the RV on the road. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202874 I must say that our small RV is mostly off the roads these days. <BR> I love to drive it. DH was never an outdoors person except for his cycling. He would drive miles and I do mean 50 to 100 or more and with the other cyclists all stayed in Youth hostels in UK. <BR> When we came to US I wanted to go camping and DH was not liking sleeping on the ground. <BR> When our sons were 2 and 4 we had a tent and every Friday I packed the station wagon and as soon as DH changed from work clothes to campi... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:04:10 EST AND THE BEAT GOES ON !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202285 Today I was up early, I could not go back to sleep so I decided it would be a BATCH COOKING DAY. <BR> <BR> After dishes and counter tops were cleaned I decided-to bake because the day was raining and the house was quite cool. <BR> DH loves English scones so I started there. I made 2 double batches 48 scones all together. <BR> <BR> I went on to Bake 5 Pumpkin- Banana loaves. They were three 9 by 5 and I have a 12 by 4 and an 8x4. <BR> I use coach Nicole's great recipe. I do not use a cu... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:03:04 EST Thanks for the support. I think only DH knew where I was hurting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201746 I have had this GD come to Maine for over 10 summers. She usually stayed when her older brother came back and she still stayed. <BR> We cooked together- I have sons who cook but once they could do it they lost interest but all three cooks do cook very well. WooHoo. <BR> <BR> This GD liked baking and sewing, my love of those hobbies. <BR> I had painting and going places while her cousin who lives here with us is in Las Vegas so I had her on my own for a few days together .Then I hoped they w... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 23:55:08 EST DISAPPOINTED---- It is for the better but I had such plans. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201243 Today I took the Grands, DIL and our GS to the Botanical Gardens. <BR> We had a great day and I was happy to see them. <BR> <BR> After having a good day looking at flowers and frogs. I rented my GD a scooter because her foot has been hurting for many months now. <BR> School did nothing for her. Eventually DIL told them GD needs a wheel chair. She used it to get around quite well but her arms became sore. The Dr said she had to be wheeled at school . <BR> They said there was no-one to wheel h... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:53:43 EST Bar harbor was excellent. We had a good time and I drove all the time. WEARY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200673 I drove to Indian Point where my walking Buddy gave us permission to walk the beach. <BR> We got there at low tide. I said sorry no seals . My friends cousin said they are there. Look at the white pups were left there while the adults have to catch food. We counted on the Bar rocks and we all found different numbers about 25 on the land side. Others would be on the ocean side to. <BR> The youngsters found so much to do. Mostly picking up big shells, they saw small fish, crabs and all kind of... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:45:33 EST It happened they are here. WOO-HOO Only 2 full days but it will be FULL. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200122 It takes a day to drive here. <BR> 2 full days to see Bar Harbor for the first one and Friday we have to work on that there is so much to do. <BR> DH is going to keep the dogs company and he has an appointment too. I have a confirmed Dr appointment I am glad they will sleep in. <BR> Our Grandson and his girl friend has not seen the ocean so that is the place to go to Bar Harbor there is so much to see. <BR> Right now they are swimming in the pool till midnight. They are cooling off and they ... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:41:39 EST I said in the morning but I had to do it to tell it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199499 I was up at 6-30 am and the dogs were barking and the crows were chasing a stray cat. It is around frequently but no-one owns up it is their's. <BR> Emily our GD decided to give it water and so now it is here but she is on vacation so I do find places to leave a bowl. Especially on hot days.I was told the cat was the day care center in one house but I cannot see any one looking for it. <BR> <BR> Oh Well, the dogs keep barking so I was cleaning and tidying the garage. The dogs stayed with me ... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:29:54 EST Hi there it is almost Midnight. A full day and I will write it in the mornng. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198973 Hi there My computer is doing something with the browser and they keep telling me to do add-ons??????. <BR> I have no clue about it but our son will try to morrow Night. Pat in Maine. Good night. Lots of things done. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 23:56:02 EST Today was too productive for yesterday. I am going to bed early. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197773 Yesterday I was determined to get the job finished. <BR> This morning my walking buddy asked for a walk. I was walking at a good pace and today I have over 8,000steps. <BR> I had to go to the store to select the counter top and the floor for the carpenter to buy I do have the samples. <BR> These days we do not buy things that are good looking , these days we make sure we have to have none skid on the floor of the kitchen. I would love carpet but it will be always needed shampooing. I think th... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 22:12:50 EST Today it is finished, the pool is clean and every paving stone has been vacuumed. GREAT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197246 It has been a long time, I am very tired I worked alone. <BR> It has taken weeks to get all the leaves that were on the cover. The ice was thick and the pool cover was torn by some very thin ice, just like a knife. <BR> The leaves and debris was at the bottom of the 8 foot diving well. No one around to help and I wanted to either do it myself or try to have the pool filled in. <BR> It has been a long time to get rid of the deep end mess. I would vacuum and at first DH said we had to fill it ... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 23:00:16 EST I am going to Plattsburgh to be there when our Grandson gets his diploma. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188519 It is a beautiful ride through parts of 4 states. Maine -our home~~.New Hampshire, the White Mountains lots of snow and mountains and trees..~~~~ Vermont The Green Mountains. They have cut back a lot of trees to farmland and it is much more open for arable land and cows for making cheeses, so many kinds of it.~~~~~ New York, not the City but the upstate has many farms, Apples and potatoes come to mind. We go over Lake Champlain to the other side and that is where our eldest son and family liv... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:08:54 EST Computer is slow as molasses, it has been great till Spark ads messed it up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187955 SO sorry TERRI <BR> I had commented on your page . It took me ten minutes DH was watching me. Finally everything went but so did my comment. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I have to leave to get to Plattsburgh NY. I wanted us both to go our GS but DH has been having dizzy spells and he has a brace on his leg. Our son has an attic bedroom where we slept last time. DH was not happy to climb the stairs. <BR> our son will be off work and our GD will be home. <BR> I REALLY WANTED TO GO TO SEE OUR ONLY GRAN... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:57:40 EST Short one again, we had to cancel our day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186625 DH and I were going to a farm that is all organic. We were being shown round and the they have a restaurant and this was our dining group. <BR> <BR> I was looking forward to the trip. <BR> I went to the sink and the water was not going away in the garbage disposal. I looked at the second sink was the same. <BR> I tried the plunger and it began to flow but it still kept stopping. <BR> We looked beneath the sinks and there was water in the lights so I used my cell and informed we could not co... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:45:07 EST We had agood day the family all ate together, I like that. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185990 I did more to the pool it is chemical time now. <BR> I planted the rest of the annuals. <BR> <BR> I made a 7 vegetable dinner and we had Atlantic Salmon. Oh I was good. <BR> Our son Bought DH a coconut pie and I ate my share. Woo-Hoo I am not a fan of coconut pie so I ate and enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> I went to Spark and he was at the sink and both drains were plugged. I went downstairs to and water on the floor. <BR> I went back upstairs and eventually I got it open. I later got to my Spark. ... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:57:03 EST