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Sunday, September 02, 2012      4 comments

GOt humidifiers going full balst, have been manning them continuously,, I hope bug fogger killed all the skeeters at parental home yesterday.. today is housework, yard work, finally using the oven ,, nice healthy baked chicken, spuds, Brussels ... Read more


Saturday, September 01, 2012      3 comments

We actually opened our windows again for a couple hours, but hurriedly closed them again when we returned home this morning. First trip was to bank for mom deposits,, second to Ace hardware for mosquito bombs for parental garage. Third place w... Read more


Friday, August 31, 2012      2 comments

Very hot, sunny and lots of traffic everywhere,, I am going ot run my other errands tomorrow morning. I sure miss my pool today...... Read more

Feeling better about things

Thursday, August 30, 2012      4 comments

Sometimes life kicks us around, sending us into a sad time or leaves us with little or no motivation. today was very long day at work because I knew I had three thousand and one things to do after work. I was very absorbed in my checklist o... Read more

30,412,800 seconds

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      4 comments

The title to this blog is for Sharon,, as of yesterday,, Today is just busy stuff, bill paying, calls to credit union, calculating deposits and withdrawals.. Ex hub informed me yesterday that there is an unusual swarm of aggressiv... Read more

Tuesday thoughts

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      5 comments

Glad ex came over yesterday,, today he repaired parental unit upstairs toilet,, I had tried a long time ago, but could not get the fixtures to cooperate with me.. he informed me that parents mower deck will be ready by next Monday at the latest... Read more


Monday, August 27, 2012      5 comments

Debbieanne, I do not get a paid vacation,, any time I have a day off, I do not get paid,ever.. that is why I only take one week per year.. IF we did not cook our own meals and take our own food, get free gas cards online, find free things t... Read more

Vacation is over!

Sunday, August 26, 2012      4 comments

Today marks the last day of my vacation.. Still unpacking tubs of supplies and finishing laundry,, DD mowed the lawn, I shopped for essentials.. Back to the grind for another year.. I am relived that our cabin is reserved for next year a... Read more

BEAR with me!

Saturday, August 25, 2012      7 comments

Going to try to put some black bear pics on here from Oswald's Bear Ranch in Michigan. A total rescue ranch for bears all over North America. Friend of my Dad's owns it. The first one is the first bear(there are currently 29 there ,including 3... Read more

What hit us?

Friday, August 24, 2012      4 comments

DD and I both slept wonderfully last night in our own little beddies with our own pillows(I always take one of my own memory ones with me though).. woke up this morning, started some laundry,, sat in chair, slept on and off all day!! I mean, out... Read more

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

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