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  • Moved a sawmill today!

    7/19/2017 10:51:31 PM, by MNABOY

    A fine gentleman donated a working scale sawmill to the county museum today. It was hand made by his late brother-in-law in 1976. The detail is a... Read more

  • I'm the idiot that didn't read all of the column as typed.

    7/18/2017 12:37:18 PM, by MNABOY

    I am in an eight week challenge and this week we were to focus on eating fruit and vegetables. Saturday my daughter prepared great meals, Sunday ... Read more

  • Competition brings failure

    7/18/2017 12:20:37 AM, by MNABOY

    Eating freggies has been fun eating tomatoes from the garden, peaches from the trees and the Rainier cherries along with various squash. However ... Read more

  • Grammar or Spelling or both

    7/13/2017 11:16:50 PM, by MNABOY

    Willie who is playing for WalMart or who's. Old and tired seldom proof read well! Sorry. Thank goodness my wife the English teacher doesn't follo... Read more

  • Maintaining/losing

    7/13/2017 11:05:16 AM, by CH64412010

    Well 175 was my goal weight and I've reached it a few months ago. I am doing well at maintaining. However, I did want to lose 20-25 more lbs and ... Read more

  • On the road again, without Willie whose playing for WalMart

    7/13/2017 12:31:07 AM, by MNABOY

    We plan to hit the road tomorrow and I don't know if I will have a scale. they don't weigh loaded cotton bags everywhere. I will weigh in the mor... Read more

  • Maybe this week will be sane

    7/9/2017 9:58:34 PM, by MNABOY

    The week leading up to the Saturday start involved a trip to Chicago with the grand kids and a lot of walking and standing all day so I was takin... Read more

  • Spark Team Bonus Points

    7/6/2017 11:37:04 PM, by MNABOY

    I'm off the internet four days and they bring back Spark Team Bonus Points! Love them... Read more

  • Vacation

    7/6/2017 2:43:59 PM, by CH64412010

    Well I gained 5 lbs while on vacation but back to it ... Read more

  • Best laid plans

    6/29/2017 12:51:35 AM, by MNABOY

    Big week planned with grand kids started with a death on the in-laws side so we had to cut the trip short to go to funeral. Non cancelable rooms ... Read more

  • Fun in the sun

    6/26/2017 11:04:36 AM, by CH64412010

    I had an active weekend of helping my sister pack, catching my niece's softball games, swimming, and grilling. The bad part is the weekend flew b... Read more

  • Drained

    6/21/2017 11:32:16 PM, by MNABOY

    Woke up tired and had to do pidling work. Did a local walk because I had the devotional at church tonight and after jobs finished I didn't have t... Read more

  • Week with the grandkids

    6/20/2017 11:59:02 PM, by MNABOY

    We leave Thursday to pick up the 3 grandkids and head to Chicago. We will celebrate my cousins 80th birthday and then go for the Museums, aquariu... Read more

  • Day Shift! Yay!

    6/20/2017 7:58:22 AM, by DANILOTT

    Finally off night shift and working in an office. Night shift is hard on your metabolism. ... Read more

  • Bad weekend

    6/19/2017 11:29:43 AM, by CH64412010

    Well with father's day being this past weekend, I was on the go a lot. It was also my grandma's bday and step dads. We did a lot of eating out an... Read more

  • My story of overcoming psychological abuse

    6/16/2017 12:50:26 PM, by MANDI2181

    I ended my marriage 4 years ago this November. Had I not ended my marriage when I did, I can honestly say it probably would have led to my death.... Read more

  • A day at the lake

    6/12/2017 10:47:54 AM, by CH64412010

    We spent over 7 hrs at the lake yesterday. We were ac... Read more

  • Church

    6/11/2017 11:21:06 PM, by MNABOY

    Whatever you call the time and place you gather with like minded believers to practice your beliefs should be a positive experience. My church ha... Read more

  • There are good people around

    6/11/2017 12:13:57 AM, by MNABOY

    Wife and I stopped at a Nike Discount store in Memphis,TN to shop for polo shirts that fit now that I lost a size. Frustrated with the choices th... Read more

  • Master Gardeners luncheon

    6/9/2017 10:50:48 PM, by MNABOY

    Wife asked if I would go to Master Gardener's meeting out of town and I agreed. This morning we rollout and I start asking questions and she had ... Read more

  • Rhymes and reasons

    6/9/2017 12:03:38 AM, by MNABOY

    Our oldest daughter has drafted family and friends to join the 30 Day Plank challenge which ends July 4th which is the day of our family reunion.... Read more

  • Outside

    6/7/2017 11:48:24 PM, by MNABOY

    Mundane yardwork is required, cutting, weeding, edging and raking or mulching, but we do burn calories. Also get some Vitamin D. To get away from... Read more

  • Tomorrow

    6/6/2017 10:19:57 PM, by MNABOY

    "Annie" has the song "Tomorrow" extoling the hopes of the future. I am singing this to myself in hopes that it will happen.... Read more

  • Tired

    6/5/2017 11:27:10 PM, by MNABOY

    Developed an infection that makes me feel bad and weak. Hopefuly the antibiotic will kill it quickly. ... Read more

  • I could weigh the humidity with a cotton sack scale today!

    6/4/2017 12:05:36 AM, by MNABOY

    Did some seated exercises today but went outside about 11 to weedeat, edge the walks and hand weed the flower beds. We have an abundance of Virgi... Read more

  • Haircut

    6/3/2017 1:30:54 PM, by CH64412010

    Well after 100 lb loss, I cut my hair. New life and ... Read more

  • I need a realistic self evaluation.

    6/2/2017 12:06:40 AM, by MNABOY

    We are going to get a new shed when we, wife and I, agree on one. It took us seven years to agree on a bedroom suite. Our previous shed was bough... Read more

  • It is getting hot

    5/31/2017 11:55:21 PM, by MNABOY

    Worked some this morning outside and wife agreed to Hike with Scout and I this afternoon. I got busy helping move desks and computers to a new lo... Read more

  • Doctors and such

    5/31/2017 11:43:21 PM, by NICKI984

    Tomorrow I have to go to the Doctor to have an ultrasound done on my ovary. Something I have gotten used to over the past 2 years, but still make... Read more

  • The rewards of labor

    5/30/2017 11:07:00 PM, by MNABOY

    Today my brother and I sold the first load of recycled metal we loaded. The net results will cover a nice meal for four. I BURNED enough calories... Read more


    5/29/2017 10:43:16 PM, by MNABOY

    Seems funny but weed-eating, weeding, planting and sawing fallen trees seemed easy compared to the workouts of the last month. Need to keep BURNI... Read more

  • A day to think and honor

    5/29/2017 12:46:14 AM, by MNABOY

    my brother joined the Air Force ROTC in college which embarrassed me, having received my commission in the Army at the same university in 1970. I... Read more

  • 175!!!

    5/28/2017 11:42:21 PM, by CH64412010

    I did it. I hit my goal of losing 100 lbs! I have made a new goal of 150. I'm gonna give myself 9 months to lose the other 25 lbs so just gonna b... Read more

  • Recycling is for the young!

    5/27/2017 10:55:39 PM, by MNABOY

    My wife has developed a phobia about end times and is working it out with a drive to recycle everything. Plastic is the number one criminal with ... Read more

  • Will it ever end?

    5/26/2017 11:27:20 PM, by MNABOY

    My brother and I are gathering the scrap metal from the various store locations to recycle them. It is hot, dirty,hard work. But there is fellows... Read more

  • This cannot be right?!

    5/25/2017 11:46:30 PM, by NICKI984

    72 lousy calories for walking a half mile?? Really? I know this is probably rated for an in shape person with a body of average size because I se... Read more

  • Let's go hiking

    5/25/2017 11:41:59 PM, by MNABOY

    Our dog, Scout, loves to walk on hiking trails and when I ask her if she wants to go hiking she jumps up wagging her tail vigerously and rushes t... Read more

  • Memorial Day weekend

    5/25/2017 1:29:01 PM, by CH64412010

    I'm soooooo excited and in need of a long weekend. I have a big military family and just hope everyone remembers the reason for the celebration. ... Read more

  • Great day for a walk

    5/23/2017 12:36:10 AM, by MNABOY

    The sky threatened to bust loose with rain all day but it didn't at our house and at the trail we hiked with our dog. The 71 degree temp was very... Read more

  • Sunday some rest

    5/21/2017 11:13:29 PM, by MNABOY

    Today I didn't go to Sunday School but did go to worship service and the meeting after. Wife had a headache so I called to see what to bring her ... Read more

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