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Be it ever so humble...

Thursday, August 23, 2012      8 comments

We finally arrived home at 5:0pm. We made a few stops on the way home,, unscheduled,, to Hartwick Pines for a long beautiful walk in the ancient pine trees that DD has never seen,, on to West Branch for lunch and shopping,, bought a few Chris... Read more

Wind, sand, swimming

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      5 comments

there was a sandstorm on the beach today,, we were the first ones there at ten,, stayed about five or six hours,, the winds were gusting, sending sand on everything,, I went swimming twice,,but we are going to check out Mullet lake tomorrow aft... Read more

INdian River

Tuesday, August 21, 2012      8 comments

We are saying goodbye to Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan this morning.. down to Indian River, Mullet and Burt Lakes, acting like trunk-slammers(tourists) I am determioned to get SOME rest on this vacation.. we will post pics ... Read more

Bears, Yoopers and friends

Monday, August 20, 2012      6 comments

We started out going to Oswalds Bear ranch when they opened this morning,,, 29 bears, all rescued from breeders or orphaned,, or people that actuall own them illegally. so cute,, black bears.. we drove all over the U.P, visited with Con... Read more

Tahquamenon Falls

Sunday, August 19, 2012      7 comments

I made a nice big breakfast before we headed out to the blueberry festival on our way to Tahquamenon Falls,MI.. we played a game, won threeizes,, a toddlers T shirt, crayola markers and a stuffed animal online game thingie,, kids plaay them, I ... Read more


Saturday, August 18, 2012      7 comments

I ended up driving the whole trip,, DD was tired,so we arrived, did the tour of the resort, unpacked, went down to the lake,, vegged out the rest of the night,, made lots of stops on the way,, we bought a new memory card and fresh batteries for ... Read more

Paradise, here we come!

Friday, August 17, 2012      10 comments

Couldn't sleep, it is 3 am.. everything packed except laptop, cold foods and us! DD sleeping, so I am up and ready ,, hours before it is time.. I smell a nap on the road,,glad DD is driving most of the way!! More Later..... Read more

Off to Paradise tomorrow!

Thursday, August 16, 2012      9 comments

I finally did get two Rx meds in the mail,, both the ones I did not need right now, so last evening I called Kroger to refill my BP med,, Dd and I are checking things off our list.. went there after work to pick up Rx, some milk and eggs for tri... Read more

86,400 seconds until V-day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      4 comments

Lots of things to take care of today after work.. had to call CVS Rx company,, they still have not shipped two of my meds,, one is a BP med..and mine is way up now!! gave cell number and mailbag to neighbor for her to collect our mail while we a... Read more

172,800 seconds until vacation(2 days)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012      5 comments

Busy day at work, so glad I am almost ready to hit the road, far, far away from here for awhile!! Still sucking water out of basement,, wrapping Christmas gifts and packing staples to put in trunk. Sure is a lot more work to do with two pe... Read more

259,200 seconds of rainy weather before..

Monday, August 13, 2012      2 comments

Dd and I ran errands after work and now are chilling until we go out in the garage and clear outmy trunk and size some tubs to see how they will fit. Bought some drugstore items and went to visit the Mom unit.. off to do more packing..... Read more

345,600 seconds until vacation..

Sunday, August 12, 2012      3 comments

We are still bailing water out of our basement,, DD has been down there a long time this morning/afternoon.. I am doing the upstairs housework, while she shopvacs the hundreds of gallons of water down there,, Hauling boxes up and down the ... Read more

432,000 seconds left...

Saturday, August 11, 2012      2 comments

Up and at 'em before 5 this morning, slept in a bit.. still raining and blowing out there,, kinda scared to look out the window,,(it is still dark out) our temps dropped from the high nineties to 62 degrees! 100% humidity.. DD went outside las... Read more

518,400 seconds to Paradise vacation time!

Friday, August 10, 2012      3 comments

I am not sure if it is possible to have a hurricane in Michigan, on the Lake, but here in Mid-Michigan, we have had 40mph gusting gales and constant, skin-pelting rain.. Gully washer rain, rain that pulls berries off plants! Flooding every... Read more

604,800 seconds to go!

Thursday, August 09, 2012      3 comments

One week from today I will be finished with work and start my vacation! usually I wait for the mom bills to make a stack and pay them all at once, along with mine, but now I am doing the pay-as-they-arrive method to keep up with them before we... Read more

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