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9/19/17 3:17 P

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Sounds like worth a try. Hope that works!

Glad you enjoyed your classroom time. Crafts today and classroom again tomorrow. You are so active on so many levels. Fantastic! HI to Joe.

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I found email p;references and put in my email, user name and password all over again I do hope that fixes it. I didn't change anything, just put it all in the way it's always been. Still going in through the back door.

Great teaching again Monday.

Craft circle today, and back in the classroom tomorrow.

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Jean from Texas
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9/17/17 1:58 P

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Sounds like a busy weekend for you folks. Hope things with the move will go well from here. Curious about the workers and mistakes made. At least they should be fixable. Sorry your step count got messed up. That does happen sometimes and may not be able to be helped.

I got out walking early...happy about that, but now trying to decide whether to walk or mow. Normally would wait till later in the afternoon, but with a 5 pm meeting and earlier sundown, that is not very workable.

Weather is pretty nice, but also pretty warm for mid Sept.

Hope SP gets fixed soon..somehow. HUGS.

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9/17/17 12:53 P

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Step total yesterday was sure low. I was the cashier for the garage sale and kept to the money box. An important job without lifting, but it killed my step count. Joe went with me yesterday and that was great. He went with son Kelly to the dump to get rid of some stuff that needed to be thrown out not sold.

The day went well. Good sales, but not as great as the first two days. it's all done now. Tomorrow they start packing up unsold items and taking things to Salvation Army, a day care, and other charities. A cleaning crew needs to come in for the sold house (which they are renting back now.) The new house garage floor was polyurethane coated yesterday and blocked off from workers, hopefully who will honor the tape and off limits sign. The workers apparently do not read English bc they did not follow the destinations son had written in bold letters on the equipment boxes. A fan without lights and a long pole to lower it to usefulness was installed in a bedroom, while a fan with lights and a short pole was installed on the patio. Other mistakes happened bc the workers seem not to read English. Where is their supervisor?

The kitchen glass stove top, and bathroom faucets throughout have not been delivered. Kelly told the builder that time is up. Buy the equipment locally, have the house ready for inspection Tuesday, and the movers on Friday. Suppliers are using Harvey as an excuse.

Kelly has had an amiable relationship with the builder, but he's getting firm now that time is running out.

We're fine. I'm teaching Spanish grades 3-5 Monday and Wednesday. I have a full time assistant. Should be fun days.

Still haven't gotten SP turned around.

Sending love to you.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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9/15/17 9:50 P

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Whew..bet that was a lot of noise! I remember going to support HS basketball team...some of the kids screamed so much I thought I would lose my hearing.

Sorry you are having troubles with SP. Wonder if there is a way to notify them?

Beautiful weather today. Walked and mowed...still have a few stairs to finish for the day.
Sending much love.

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Still not connecting. Have to enter through the back door for you every time. I have old email messages from the other two SP boards I communicate with a little bit. Few sentences now and then.

Today was grand with advanced high school economics. Then we had an all school (K-12) pep rally. Goodness! Such excitement and fun. Very entertaining.

Loved every minute.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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9/15/17 8:48 A

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Glad you are having so much fun with teaching.

Sorry you are having trouble connecting...SparkPeople does sometimes have glitches.

Was out to lunch with my step mother yesterday...got such a late start on walking..but still managed to get it all done. Fitbit is till arguing with me about number of flights of stairs climbed (it skipped first flight today!). this morning the sunshine is back and supposed to stay..and heat us up...for the next 4 or 5 days. So, clear for walking...and will be hauling water for plants soon.

Hope your day is great today...Thinking of you. emoticon


Oh..have to add. Went to visit the Orvis shop that opened here in Nashville. Wanted to actually try on pants for size...hadn't planned to purchase any. Started with size 12..they were too big. Lady brought me a 10 and an 8. Skipped the 10, tried the 8. I was astonished that they fit. Hubby said to buy them (I did but they are ridiculously priced!! Will have to war them a lot to get my money's worth! ) Tried on a medium sweater jacket..it fit well. Tried on medium ribbed turtleneck, it fit but I wouldn't wear it out because ribs make it so clingy and form fitting (My form is pretty lumpy! lol) Anyway, nice surprises.

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9/14/17 9:21 P

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Great clocks. Now I looked at all of them Lots of fun! Thanks

Today was fun with the 4th graders. We did a spelling rule worksheet on single vowels followed by single consonants and single vowels followed by double consonants. They caught on real quick that adding to their bases for single, single means you double the ending consonant like run becomes running, and get becomes getting, but with double consonants following a single vowel, jump, and ask only the base plus ing is right, so jumping, and asking. They had to pair 12 sets with cut and paste for the words. A bit messy, but they love that wort of learning.

I read 3 chapters of a good book, and then they put four events I gave them from the book into chronological order, and had to synthesize each event. They had to write the definitions for chronological and synthesize before they filled in the work sheet, but they figured it out after some puzzling over it. These events were cut and paste on a worksheet, too, but they had to synthesize from their own thoughts.

Now I am teaching Monday and Wednesday, too. Goodness. The new assignments are for Spanish 3-5. I do not speak Spanish, and told the teacher, but she wants me anyway and will have seat work for them There is an assistant in that class full time, too, so it will be a grand day.

Lunch was lasagna today. Delicious. Tomorrow is kosher hot dogs,, but I'll make a yummy salad instead and have another great lunch.

I am so happy to e back in the classroom. I really feel blessed to be able to do something that brings me so much joy.

Still not getting email notices. Trying to work my way through it again.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/14/17 9:07 A

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I think you got the short video of the clock now...sorry I couldn't reply last night. Was at Kingdom Hall. Wanted to reply from home so I could give you the page link for the clocks. www.overrainbow.com/cgi-bin/Store/st
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I would love a wall of them, but have no place...the one I got just came out.

Was about to head out to walk first jaunt down driveway when it started to rain...of course...so have waited it out. Need breakfast and the rain is now about stopped.

Hope your day is lovely. Greetings to Joe, hugs to you and Kiwi.

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9/13/17 8:44 P

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Where did you send the video. I didn't get it yet. I looked on my phone. I'd love to see those clocks. Sounds interesting for sure.

Joe walked again today. That's terrific. Not sure why he started walking instead of sitting at the mall, but I'm super pleased.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/13/17 2:17 P

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I have all the books in my bookcase ..only two that were released only electronically..and they are short, not full length books.

Just sent you a short video of my new sewing room clock. My sister-in-law has them on her website...This is a new addition to the collection available. She had a picture somewhere of a whole wall full of them at the lodge..so cute. i wouldn't have room for that display (and probably could not afford it!)

Happy to hear of Joe walking....and you getting in steps, too. I have nearly all mine done..now glad I had to rearrange step plans around the visits of the turkeys...I was coming up the driveway and they were feeding, so I did another lap up to the church and back. Now it i raining lightly, but I don't have to go back out again. Yay!

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9/13/17 11:35 A

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She is good. I have some of her paper backs, but not sure if I have her in my Kindle app on my iPad. I'll have to look. Enjoyable books for sure.

I visited the SparkPeople set up page and learned that email has ceased bc they were notified that my email address was not a valid one. Weird. I checked the box to indicate my email is valid. Hopefully tomorrow I will start getting message notices again. Perplexing.

I walked the mall, but only for 30 minutes this morning. I took Kiwi on a moderate walk, so am only at 5,704 steps so far. Not great, but I'll hit the road some more. Joe is actually walking in the mall now. Very, very slow, but he's not just sitting anymore. Very pleased about that. He doesn't walk with me bc I am too fast for him, but I can see him while I walk.

I am still working on my getting my hair to look like the beautician did. I let it grow for 8 months, so she had something to work with. I thought I could make a vertical sort of curl over in the back to conceal part of my super thinness, but it wasn't working. It was over my collars and I just didn't care for the mess from the back view. She has never ever styled it before bc I always told her how to cut it.

Have a productive day. Me too. I'm going to the sewing room.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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9/12/17 8:53 P

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Curious about not getting notices. That has happened to me a few times over the years, but usually when a new thread is started and I haven't visited...I think. It has been a while...and I think you and I are the only ones on this team who post any more. And we haven't started new threads, so that shouldn't be the issue.

I hear dripping on the roof by my computer, so it must be raining lightly again. It was grey all day, but temps were mild and I was able to be out side. Hubby is working on figuring out how the foxes and other critters have been getting in under the house.

Am reading an electronic novella by Jennifer Chiaverini...Have you read the Elm Creek Quilting series? I have them all. This one is called The Fabric Diary.

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9/12/17 7:21 P

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So grateful you missed the horror.
Glad you are pulling weeds on a regular basis. Makes light work of a difficult chore.

I'll show you my table topper again when it's finished.

I am not getting any notices from SP about new replies to messages. And I don't even get a way to get back to Quilting Fans except by going to my own page to "recent posts" Not sue how I got blocked. The blue box at the bottom of my messages to you are checked.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/12/17 4:48 P

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All that wind and rain seems to have missed us altogether. Barely a mist in the air this morning. Did most of my walking as treks up to the church and back..gets a big chunk done at one time. When I walk my driveway now, I find I keep stopping to pull up grass and weeds...I have been at that project for much of the summer and now it is getting compulsive! But it all looks so much better. I do have other weeding to tackle..especially now that it is not roaring hot during the day.

Hope you had fun at Craft Circle. emoticon

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9/12/17 9:09 A

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Thanks. Today is craft circle. I'll try to keep up the good steps.

Hugs for you.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/11/17 9:28 P

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Yay!


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Good day for steps today. Very pleased.

Edited by: YIDDLE at: 9/11/2017 (21:28)
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9/11/17 8:00 P

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We are getting fairly light, soaking rain so far..it started to drizzle around 4 pm. Not much wind as of yet. More breezy than what I would call windy...but they think most of that will affect us over night. I am not worried.

Thanks for sharing your haircut picture...and the quilt pic.

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Glad you are safe so far. My prayers continue for you.

I'm probably getting my hair cut today. Don't like it hanging on my neck, but uncertain about how to keep the very thin back of my head looking nice.

All is well here. Our weather is delicious in the morning, but warms up to high 80's each day. Love the mornings for sure.



Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/11/17 7:57 A

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We are now under a wind advisory till sometime tomorrow. We are expecting rain...probably around 3 inches. Things will begin clearing up Wed. As you say, so many affected by this storm, and so many in areas they had not expected issues!

All is calm and quiet here right now. Will get my walking going and done early if I can. Weather related stuff will pick up late afternoon here. Hope YOU are having nice weather today and will have a good day overall.

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Irma is a tremendous storm. I pray she will stay away from you. So many loved ones are in her path. My prayers continue for their safety.

I helped a few hours again today at the garage sale. We went to 8:30 church, had breakfast, and then I drove over for a while. I'm teaching Friday, but will help out again next Saturday. I don't get steps guarding the cash box, but I want to help.

I'll watch the path of the storm and its destruction.

Thinking of you.

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Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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9/9/17 10:15 P

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I think we should be fine...Irma will, as it looks now, begin raining on us Mon. May be some heavy rain, wind, etc...but nothing like FL is going to get. We are to the East of Nashville and it looks like Irma will track to the west..they keep updating it. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for caring. I am sure whatever happens here won't be like what you folks experienced with Harvey.

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Wrote a long message and it wouldn't send.

Very tired from garage sale. Lots of fun.

Will you be OK or will Irma affect you also. 650 miles wide is treacherous.

Take care of yourselves.

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Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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9/8/17 4:06 P

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Check the website to see if your new Fitbit is just being uncooperative or really doesn't count stairs. Mine is working correctly today. Sorry knees hurt you. Do you take gelatin? I hear it helps. We take it in our smoothies.

Bruce is still working on his project, but the rock work is done, the clean up is done. He is working on detail work now..and has ordered the wood to replace the bottom rows of siding. I am so proud of him. Everything looks great.

Got my first walk in early this morning. We share garbage collection with son next door. The collection time has changed from late afternoons to before 7 am. I remembered just in time and high-tailed it down there..had to run the last few steps to put bag right into the truck! Gets the blood flowing and heart pumping doing things that way!! emoticon

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Morning
I'm having trouble falling asleep. Makes for late wake-ups.

Hope to return to the sewing room this morning, but need to walk first. The Alta HR apparently does not register stairs. Hm-m-m-m-m. I still climb some, but not as many as a few months back bc they bother my left knee at times.

Next Friday I have to wake up early to teach, so hope I get my sleep schedule turned around.

Hugs for you.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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Fixing a roof is pretty high priority esp. when folks are living IN the house.- glad yours is fixed and anything else can wait.

All your ongoing projects make my head spin! Whew! You are amazing. My friend in NC is kind of like that, too. She turns out so many projects! It makes me happy for both of you! I am busy cleaning woodwork and windows, mowing, walking..but often don't feel like I have accomplished anything that won't require doing again shortly! That's ok.I got vacuuming, dishes and one load of laundry done this morning. I also took broom down to end of driveway and swept off all the little stones, acorns, leaves and sticks that have been accumulating there. I don't like how messy it looks, but also fear someone driving too fast will slide off the road as they try to make the curve. I realized this morning that the guy that hit our mailbox recently was better off hitting the mailbox and getting his vehicle deflected into the rock and plants...if he had stayed straight, coming off the road from his lane with no obstructions..he would have hit a tree. That could have been MUCH worse.

Happy that you like your new Fitbit. Mine is being obnoxious today..not counting stairs correctly. It has recorded 4 out of 11 flights so far. annoying, but the steps are counting ok. That is more important..and I don't mind if it is not exactly precise as long as it is close.

Beautiful weather here...in the low fifties overnight makes for chilly walking if I get out early. Today I wore long pants for the first half of the day.

Take care, my friend. Greetings to Joe and Kiwi, too. emoticon


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GirlFriend Sew is so inspirational for all of us. We sew together on our own projects, and drool and admire what others have done. It's tons of fun. DIL Delores bought a kit to make a "Fear the Beard!" quilt for her youngest son, 24 year old Matt who has a heavy beard. She has asked him to shave it bc he looks dangerous, but he loves it. He has a fine job with a great company and they don't seem to mind. It's just a mom's preference. The fabric has shaving equipment, lots and lots of bearded men, beer, cigars, and funny stuff. The pattern pieces are sort of like men's ties without the knot on top. Then there's an appliquéd banner that reads, "Fear the Beard!" Very amusing. It will be for his Christmas if she can get it finished after her move and settling in. Their closing has been moved up to Sept 13th bc the buyer is leaving the country until Sept 28th.

Delores and I looked through my camping theme fabrics and came up with a plan for those quilts. I feel good that we worked out a good solution. Tackling multiple small quilts will be lots of work, but at least now I have a workable plan in place. They'll all be for the Up North family. Should be fun if I don't get bogged down.

My new Fitbit is logging steps accurately as far as I can tell. I'm pleased. I walked the mall after Kiwi's walk and have 8.4K steps so far. That's good for me.

I have four greeting cards and checks to write for the family. Birthday for son Jeff, Anniversary for Jeff and his wife, and anniversary for Jeri, their daughter plus anniversary for son Mike and his wife. They all expect my computer made Print Shop cards (and checks of course!) Getting back to normal means taking care of family stuff.

Roof is fixed. Other insurance paid fixes will have to wait until the contractor gets caught up with Harvey jobs. Bless his heart. Glad he did our roof quickly.

Hugs for you.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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. . . . Vivian Greene


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Great news on your end regarding roof repairs and Kelly and Delores' upcoming move.

DH has just about completed the rock work under one side of the dining room. It is like a giant jigsaw puzzle to get things to fit snugly. I am so impressed with all he has accomplished..and really in a pretty short time.

Have fun tonight. I am about to tackle study for tonight's meeting. Don't like to wait this late in the day..everything is a bit off schedule, but that is OK. I should have time to finish up before it is time to go.

Enjoy your girlfriends!

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Of course I wanted you to have them if you could use them. I am very pleased with the new Fitbit bc the steps are good. I was worried that I'd have a harder time hitting 10K each day, but apparently it will be the same as before. Very grateful.

The contractor is here now fixing the roof. We had a bit of rain this morning, but at least now it will be covered. We'll see what else he can do from the estimate the adjuster left us. He may not want to tackle some of the ceiling painting, and deck replacement. Others may need his work more than us once the roof is fixed. So many folks suffered in this hurricane. Tremendous losses all around us.

Girlfriend Sew tonight gives me a chance to turn in he cowboy quilt. I'm glad. I've started other projects I can work on with the ladies tonight, so it's all good.

Kelly and Delores' house is nearing completion. It looks like they can move from their sold home into the new one seamlessly. Their closing is Sept 14th on their house, and Kelly said since he is paying cash, he may go ahead and close on the new one Sept 15th. Only the soaker tub and plumbing for that tub may not be done. They'll withhold that amount until that installation is complete. They are going to cover the new garage floor with the polyurethane coating that takes three days to dry before they move in. But the buyer of their home will be out of the country after the closing until Sept 28th, so they can rent their existing home until they move. Very exciting time for them. Delores has things packed,and even started on food stuffs in their pantry. Kelly was disturbed until she told him she's only packing baking things she'll not use until she's settled in the new home. Grins.

So glad your repairs are coming along nicely.

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I have two of the ONEs ...finally turned up the one that had gotten lost. I think I am pretty well set, thanks. You could always label them, package them in a baggie and donate them to Goodwill. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and your offer.

I think DH has finished the repair project except for getting replacement siding wood ..which of course will need priming, painting and then installation...but the worst is over. There is still a dip from the corner of the log house inside...with no indication as to why it has done this sloping from the corner ...so I guess we will just live with that. Eventually, that flooring will have to be replaced..hope a pro can do it.

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I have no need now for the Fitbit One charger cable and holder clips for it. I have two clips. Do you need spares? I can mail them to you in a brown envelope.

The Alta HR cable is even different than Joe's Charge HR. So we can't swap each other out.

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Adjuster changed time to 1:00PM, so I went to craft circle on time, but left early and stopped at Best Buy for new Fitbit. He did our inspection and subtracted $4,700 from total for our deduction of 2% of insured dwelling. He went over his report with us, but his printer in the truck was out of ink so he has to mail our check. He emailed me our report and we have a hard copy for the contractor.

Tomorrow is my Girlfriend Sew 5:00PM meeting at the quilt shop, so I'm taking the quilt in then. They'll process it for someone else to quilt. So day got turned around, but still a lot accomplished. I'm taking my "camping" themed fabric to Girl Friend sew to get started with some simple quilts for the Michigan family. I think I can make 4 small quilts for the family with the fabric I bought.

I have a new pattern for the table topper I'll create at craft circle with a 12" 90 degree ruler on a border print. I understand the cutting now, and can get started here at home. The gal who is guiding me will go over the step by step next week when I have the triangles cut. Glad we could spend some time today before I left.

So happy your Bruce can repair things on your beautiful home. Joe just cannot do that kind of work any more. He can draw his plans, but not execute them. Such a blessing that your man can still do most of his own work.

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You sure do have a full day today! Hope everything will go well.

Hubby continues to work on the house repair job. He put in a really long day yesterday...but has gotten things very well stabilized..and he then put sheet metal strip along the exposed wood so as to protect it from the rains we expected (and got) overnight. This has, of course, turned into more than he expected, but it has allowed inspection underneath and really solid structural repair. Proud of my guy! Looking forward to this being done, of course.

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I do hope you can attend the quilt show with your quilting friend. How wonderful that would be.

Today is full.
9:00AM the insurance adjuster comes.
When he leaves, I'll go to Craft Circle.
When I leave there, I am taking the cowboy quilt to Quilter's Crossing to have someone quilt it for me.

I hope to shop for a new Fitbit while I'm out and about without Joe. My only steps now are manually entered on the computer.

So much planned. I'll see how things work out.

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Figured there must be some roof damage with that big a tree. Perhaps someone can at least get up there and put a tarp over the damage until insurance inspects and repairs can be done. I am glad you HAVE a roof and really not all that much roof damage.

Beautiful here again this morning. Yesterday was gorgeous all day. Front coming through tomorrow will bring rain and cooler temps. I am pleased to be at 8500 steps so far. Will mow later and hopefully finish this round of the yard before the rains set in.

FINALLY sat down at my sewing machine again over the weekend. Did seam repair on a skirt...I bought the skirt at the airport very impulsively..wore it several times and spilled something on it. So, gently washed it. Noticed a thread hanging so looked..and discovered all the seams were raveling on the inside. NONE had a finished edge! Now they all do. With cooler weather coming, and shorter days, I would like to get some of the junk collection OUT of here and get back to quilting. May need help figuring out where I left off on the ones halted after classes.

Found out about the Asheville Quilt Show at the end of this month. Am contemplating maybe trying to go so I can meet up with my online super quilter friend, Cindy. We'll see how that develops. I hear the Houston show will go on as planned. I can't even imagine a show that big.


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Normal will not return soon for so many hit hard by Harvey. I can see roof shingles mangled even from the ground now that the tree is down. No idea what the adjuster will say. Rain can get in, I know, bc the ceiling in the guest room already had two moisture circles. No holes in ceiling, but I don't know what's over the ceiling.

Hope to get straightened around here soon.

Looking forward to seeing the quilt top.

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Will share a pic of the quilt if/when I can.

Tree effort must have been mammoth. We had a 100 yr old sugar maple by our house..we knew when it had been planted..when great aunt and uncle...Laddie and Lassie, were born in 1900. The tree looked wonderful despite the ongoing drought at the time. In the middle of the night, a HUGE branch came down and hit the dining room roof. In the morning we could see from where that branch had joined the trunk right up through the top of the tree. The whole thing was rotten inside. The branch that fell was the size of a huge tree itself! Husband and sons worked long to safely bring down the rest of the tree and cut it up for firewood. It was heartbreaking to see such a special and beautiful tree have to come down. DH is still working on the stump all these years later and the tree he chose to replace the maple...a weeping willow (planted over my objections much too close to the house) is now taller than the house.

Very glad to hear of the good report regarding all the flood relief efforts. So many organizations and churches are pitching in. In 2010, Jehovah's Witnesses here did all the repair and replacement for JWs affected here. There was ongoing construction and relief all summer that year...especially on the weekends. I worked every weekend except I think two that summer. Knowing such efforts are ongoing all over warms one's heart for sure.

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Sun Bonnet Sue quilts are beautiful. I do hope you can find someone willing to complete this in time for the dear quilter to see it done. What a gift for her.

I have dozens of photos for the adjuster on Tuesday to see the tree that caused the havoc here. I'll share just four of them with you.



Quite an adventure.

Our church has been the donation and distribution center for our area supplying local shelters with needs. (We volunteered to be a shelter, but there were already three open in our community, so they designated us as donation and disruption) Our church's gymnasium has been filled four times and emptied sending out food, clothing, household needs, cleaning agents. Plus already this week they have taken in over $100 thousand dollars designated for Harvey relief. 13,000+ members have been generous with support. Multiple teams of muckers have gone out cleaning up flooded homes. One member even bought a boat to help evacuate folks stranded in their homes. A beautiful outpouring of love for those in dire need.

So much is happening here. It was good to hear a report from our pastor.

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Thanks for SHARING the PICS!

My DIL was just given a quilt top and approached me about finishing the quilt. Her Granny has made quilts all her life...all from scraps from making clothing etc. This is probably the last one she will finish. Dianna said her Granny is making pot holders now instead of quilts. Dianna wants to finish this one so her grandmother can see it completed. It is a queen size...I have NO idea how I could ever do it for her, but I suggested some things we can do to get help. My niece at Over The Rainbow will probably take it on, but she is expecting a baby in about a month..so don't know how that is going to work out. I don't have pics, but pattern of quilt top is Sunbonnet Sue.

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I finished the backing today. It's complete. Tuesday I'll deliver it to the quilt shop to have someone quilt it for me. My shoulders and lower back are not happy with the project, so I won't even try to quilt it myself. This is the largest quilt I have ever attempted.

Thanks for looking at it.

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That is beautiful. I am sure grandson is going to be delighted. I am sure he has no concept of what goes into a project like that. What a special treasure for him.

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This is the quilt top. The top and bottom of it have the three sashes running all the way across. It is laid out here on our King bed, I meant for it to be a couch quilt, and then decided a twin would be fine. It does fit the twin batting I bought, but the quilter will need 4" on each side, top and bottom which is 8 " larger in both dimensions. So I'll deliver the quilt and backing and let her choose the batting for me. I like it,and so does my Joe. I think grandson Joey will be delighted especially since he's tall and sleeps on a twin bed.

Back to the sewing room. I have figured out the backing, but am still cutting it to size. It will be all NFL fabric. I'm pleased about that.

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Since our Harvey deductible is 4K, We may not get anything from the insurance. We'll see what the adjuster says.

My Fitbit will not sync at all now. It records only the first hour or so after charging all night. I hope to replace it when I can get out alone to shop.

I finished the Cowboy quilt, and am working on the backing. It is much bigger than anything I have ever tackled. I am going to have someone else quilt it on a long arm machine. It has been wrecking havoc on my shoulders and lower back. I keep sitting up straight whenever I think about it, but then I start hurting and realize I am bent over the machine again.

Grocery store was stocked this morning so we could get some good food in the house.

Hope your rain was just what you need and not a drop more.

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Amazing experience. The 70' tree is down. The workers are still here, but just wrapping up removing debris. I have zillions of photos for the insurance adjuster. Hope they pick up at least part of the expense. It was over 4K, but totally necessary. No we were not ripped off. this is our tree service that we go to for major events, trustworthy and honest. They were wonderful in a scary situation.

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Bet that is quiet the event!! Hope there is not much roof damage!

It is raining off and on today..this time Harvey rain. I have managed to get in some walking in between downpours. Heading out for another round in just a minute. So glad I don't have to GO anywhere today.

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Today is the day.

The tree is coming down.

So pleased it is finally being taken care of.

Happy Day

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Glad all in your family are safe. I have several other friends in Houston area..one in Woodlands even...and all have checked in as are OK.

We had rain yesterday..not Harvey related..and it was welcome as we needed a dousing. Today is clear and sunny right now. Rain..I think related to Harvey moving inland, will begin to impact us tomorrow and through the weekend. Nothing like what you folks are dealing with. We had big flooding event here in 2010...but of course, Houston is getting hit much harder!

I am glad you can work on your quilt..and stay put! HUGS.

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Thank you.

We continue to shelter in place. Our local roads are open within the community, but the highways are under water in too many places to venture out. TV coverage shows the extent of the flooding in and around Houston. None of our family has returned to work yet bc getting to work is not possible.

All of our family is safe in their own homes with good supplies.

Prayers appreciated. This is far from over.

I am quilting on grandson Joe's Dallas Cowboys quilt.
TV is so heart wrenching, I just cannot sit and take anymore of that in. Joe is glued to the TV.

Rained all through the night, but it is only light rain now. Kiwi and I had his first walk. Fitbit is not holding a charge beyond a few hours so cannot finish the day even. Not heading out to shop. Not essential.

Hugs for you .

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Am sorry for the damage and upcoming removal expenses, but so relieved and happy that you are safe and well.

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Thanks. No! We have used Bill Beals Tree Service in the past when an enormous crane was used to remove trees from our yard. They are honorable and good folks. Our daughter Pam uses them for her property management company also. They will not overcharge us, but this will be a huge expense bc of the sheer size of the tree. Probably 60 - 70 feet tall and three feet in circumference at its base, 20 feet or so up, it split into a "Y" and both of those were two feet in circumference.

The tree in the back of our property fell across the road behind us and covered both lanes. It had to be removed quickly at 6:15AM so traffic could move in and out. Our lot has giant trees. We love them, but they pose danger in storms, and are expensive to remove. The huge roots of both trees came right up out of the soggy ground. Roots have to go, too.

The tree on our house continues to slide down the back of the house from the weight of the rain and its slipperiness.

It's not too scary. I have peace about the whole experience.

Hugs for you.

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I am glad you posted. Sorry about the tree damage..glad it was not worse! But more importantly, you are OK. I recall other storm issues like Katrina where trees were down everywhere and then the companies that do the removal were charging outrageous prices because they were in such demand and could get away with it!! HOpe that won't be the case for you folks.

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Harvey Storm tree down behind and on back of home. Resting on roof. Major tree. Called tree removal service but they cannot get out of their area to come yet. Roof damage is minimal bc it appears to just be resting on roof. Tree will take a huge crane to hold and lift it during removal. Tremendous job.

2nd tree of ours came down and blocked N. Millbend street behind us. County removed the part that blocked the road, but not the trunk or roots. Still a considerable job on that tree, too.

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The rain keeps falling in Houston and surrounding areas. You are SO much on my mind, Jean. I hope your home has not flooded and that you, Joe and Kiwi are safe.

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Everyone is watching the weather and waiting to see what will happen and when. Am glad to know you have plans in place and others available to help you as needed. Hope you can stay home.

Weather here was beautiful yesterday and at sunrise this morning. FEELS good now, but is lightly overcast. No humidity so I am not complaining. Got almost half of my steps done by 7 am...then another chunk done walking the hallways of the medical bldg where my friend was getting an eye exam preparatory to cataract surgery Sept 5 and 12th. Then we went to breakfast. Both of us ready for naps when I dropped her off at home (had left my house at 7 am). Still not to my nap yet but def. heading in that direction.

Keep me posted if you can, but I will understand if I don't hear from you for a while. You can text my cell phone if you need to/want to. Will send you the number. Much love.

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My Fitbit will die without nightly charging. Not sure it can recover if off for days. I'm sure I'll buy a new one when forced, but will keep this one going as long as I can. So if my Fitbit communication lags, that will be why. You have my phone number, so texting is an option - as long as I can keep that charged.

Pam and Megan will move to Garry's if power is off long term. Garry has a generator and lives just outside the Woodlands, and, of course, we are invited there, too. We'll stay home if we can, but move either to Canyon Lake house, or Garry's if necessary for our health. So we will get through this. Having plans in place is comforting.

Today is still normal. Skies overcast, but no hint of rain yet.

We've lived through other hurricanes and the helpfulness of others, as well as the criminal acts that plague such disasters.

I know you are keeping us in your prayers and truly appreciate that.

Hugs for you, too.

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I am glad you are proactive in preparing for the storm. It sounds like you have choices as well, so that is a good thing. I know my Mom was without electricity and phone for months after Hugo devastated St. Croix...storm just sat on the island for 8 hours. Mom said there was not a blade of green grass or a leaf left on any tree after that onslaught. I hope nothing like that will occur for you. Of course, Houston is on the mainland and relief is much more readily available.

You are SO right about the ones who will prey on unprotected properties. The looting and other bad stuff in St. Croix after Hugo was unbelievable. Even the police participated..and it was filmed from helicopter! Mom said people who had generators would wake in the morning to find someone had left a lawnmower running (for the sound) and stolen the generator! I could go on and on with the stories...Bruce spent 6 weeks there trying to help with the recovery. Everyone was so traumatized.

Geesh..I am sorry. Should not be telling such tales as you face a possibly dangerous storm.

First books moved into the secretary. I notice he is also working on the desk top part...I haven't examined what he is doing, but at the moment, it is all open. The finish is tacky still.
Have NO idea what we will end up displaying in there. Shelves are high as well..so hard to reach.

Hope things will go well over the next few days. You KNOW I will be watching the weather/news and thinking of you and Joe and Kiwi.

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I've been pro-active here. Water bottles filled and placed in garage fridge, water containers placed in big freezer, laundry done again, floors damp Swifter mopped, So I guess I'm as prepared as can be.

Our electronics use electricity to charge. The mall does have charging stations, but I'm sure they'll be busy in a wide spread power outage.

Youngest son called and said if they lose power in Tomball, they're heading to lake house, and we can join them. We've lost power before in big storms, so that is another option. Days and days with power gets really hard. Trouble is criminals realize all security systems are down without power unless resident has generator back-up. So deserting a house is not always a good idea. Some neighbors have generators. Not all.

Thinking positive. Really

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Yes, I have containers I can fill, and will put water in both tubs for flushing, and cleanliness. I decided my lovely blue bottles in my green house window can be put to good use. I'll clean them out and fill them. Plan to freeze some plastic containers, too, as frozen containers will help keep freezer contents cold. We have some food that will spoil if we lose power. Hopefully someone in the family will have power and we can share. We have good neighbors, too.

Skies are beautiful, but TV predictions are getting dire.

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Perhaps you can fill containers at home. Some folks fill tubs so have water for other than drinking if needed...like flushing toilet. Our water is pumped so when the electricity goes, so does the water.

You HAVE had a busy morning. I so miss my dogs...esp. Daisy.

I have been tackling lots of small things. Got a lot of steps done early..then had to sleep a wee bit more. Thursdays are always short on sleep for me. Anyway, have been processing a bunch of cucumbers into a salad for Bruce, cleaning odd things and putting away things that seem to accumulate everywhere. Have been trying all morning to get three pictures hung...but keep getting interrupted. It will involve measuring and eyeing accuracy. Took me a while to find the correct nails for hanging.

Learned today that since my aunt and uncle made a sudden move to retirement community (he has Alzheimers, is 91 ) and their house sold in one day, house must be emptied by Sept 30 closing date...and they have NO room for most of the stuff still there, including a lot of her paintings. Hubby is not pleased, but I hope we can go Monday and see if we can use any of the stuff. The two sons live out of state..one in Seattle...and it is tough for them to come though they did come and get the parents moved over two weekend visits. I would go today if I were more comfortable driving his van....but if we claim the couch and two chairs, I couldn't load them alone anyway. My aunt is an artist and has beautiful works...I will be interested to see what is left..though I don't think it will be anything I have room for.

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I started my day by giving Kiwi his bath, and then his walk, and walked the mall a bit. Now have taken Kiwi to vet for his nails and we're home. Busy morning.

I'll work on my pants now. I should have returned them when I saw their poor fit, but I bought them for the deep pockets to carry my phone, and procrastinated. Hope I can salvage something wearable out of them. I'd love them for school bc they are dressier than plain heavy cotton slacks. If I do one at a time perhaps I can muddle through it.

Skies are still gorgeous today. I dread the coming storm. DIL bought 4 cases of bottled water. Oh, dear. I thought about bottled water, but with Kiwi in the car and 91 degrees out there, I didn't do it.

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Someone (ahemmm!) has already raided MY space to move my childhood books ...the Childcraft collection, to, I presume, the shelves in the secretary. I too have too much space devoted to stuff...though honestly, it is not all MY stuff. Still trying to clear it out of here but it is not high priority (maybe it should be!)

Have been hearing about the hurricane-to-be approaching the coast. Sure hope it won't affect you more than difficulty getting in/out. I remember how, when we lived in St. Croix, we all paid close attention to any hurricane as it developed in the Atlantic..and monitored where it was headed. St. Croix was devastated by HUGO. It was so bad that some folks drove to airport, abandoned car and never returned. Recovery took years.

I know you are delighted to still be called to Sub.

I know what you mean about ill fitting pants. I bought a pr. of jeans that looked more like jodphers...so bad I sent them back with comment.

I am with you on the skull pics on everything these days. DIL and grandson next door wear a lot of that stuff and I hate it. Bruce had a huge collection of skulls and artifacts as he was growing up. Now only a few of the skulls remain, but the artifact collection is still growing. The man needs his own museum.

Half my steps done for today. Temps in the 60s this morning...was in low 80s yesterday and will be the same today. NICE change after so much heat and humidity. Late to bed and early to rise...think I am going to need a nap. Hope you have a lovely day. HUGS.


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We seem to be in the path for the dirty side of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. Lots of media warnings already. 10" of rain possible for Friday. We'll watch and be careful. Our home sits the highest on our street, so we have always been safe. Street flooding can hamper our getting out and about.

This afternoon It rained 10 minutes or so while I was at DIL MaryAnn's church making dresses for the Haiti mission. She's very involved and I go with her some Wednesdays.

Rain is predicted tomorrow, but the heavy stuff could hit us Friday.

I walked the mall, and then ripped apart a pair of black slacks I need to redesign. They do not fit nicely at all. They have a definite outward curve over the hip side seam, and I'm not built that way. I plan to re-do the side seams and the waist band for a better fit. I ordered them from Macy's a while back, but do not wear them bc of the awful fit.

Since I have my first sub assignment (September 15th) I want to have professional clothing ready to wear at a moment's notice. Apparently I am on the sub list which means I might get calls. I'm delighted.

I do not like skulls on clothing jewelry or as decor. I understand you not wanting a lot of them on display. I hope you can temper what goes in your new secretary.

My son Mike (MaryAnn's DH) collects so-o-o-o-o many things. It began as MatchBox and cast iron vehicles, but has morphed into entire towns with buildings, people, and vehicles. It was just a shelf or two in the living room, but now is an entire bedroom upstairs, and huge displays in their living room. He shops estate sales, used stores, Salvation Army, garage sales, etc. - - any where he thinks he can find a bargain to add to his obsession.

My Joe reads library books, and I am so lucky he does not collect stuff. Of course the entire upstairs in our home is now my sewing and knitting. So I am the horror in our house. Grins! But try to keep some semblance of control on my extravagances.

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I am hopeful that the secretary doesn't end up filled with skulls and similar artifacts...that is the kind of stuff our house is getting filled with since Bruce retired. He has always been a collector and interested in old stuff, but some of what he keeps is getting ridiculous AND is taking up more and more space. I don't begrudge him his interest or collections, but I have reached the point where his mother was when I met him...HE has to dust all that stuff!

Half way though today's steps. Heading to grocery shortly. Managed to finish the lawn mowing before rain moved in...whole lawn done for a minute or two. Have been weeding in the driveway more than usual this morning..thus walking took longer. Stubborn stuff comes up more easily after the rain. We had a very stormy one inch of rain last night...electricity even off for about 20 minutes. Cooler and lovely this morning.

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Oh, wow! A delicious new antique to love and cherish. How beautiful for both of you. Filling it will be awesome. Hope you save some room for non-book items as you decorate. Special items will be so treasured on the new piece. Take photos when its set up even though the drawers will not be in since we can't see them anyway.

Joe teases, but I am thankful he is not a curmudgeon. That would be hard to take. Cantankerous folks of any age can make life so miserable. Joe loves me and shows it in many beautiful ways. He is my sunshine, and my rock.

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Today the Boss asked me if I had thought about what we can put on the shelves of the secretary..the book case part. He says it is nearly done. (Drawers are not restored...but they are out of sight..just the front visible and restored.) That is pretty exciting...especially when you consider what we started with!!

I fully understand the desire for our guys to stay with us. My uncle is 91..and his legs have given out. I gather he is very difficult though I have not been around them. Family moved them into a retirement complex...uncle is NOT happy, but family told him it was for Aunt...she had about reached her stress limit. This getting older stuff is not for sissies! Even if Joe is low energy...I am happy for you both that he is up and going!

HOt weather here today. Weather says storms coming. Light rain showers have come through...still too hot to get out and mow..only have one section left to finish. Hope we DO get the storms predicted...we need the rain. Have done 9000+ steps so far. Glad I started early. That will get harder as the dawn comes later and later.

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Today is another hot one forecast. We did not get the anticipated rain yesterday, but may get some today. We ignored the total eclipse. It did get dark for a bit, but we didn't have protective gear, so didn't go out to check on it.

This is my Craft Circle day. I'm starting a new project there using a 12" - 60 degree triangle. I'll create a kaleidoscope table runner with a musical themed border print. Should be fun to watch it emerge.

Wonderful that Bruce is starting the secretary again. Joe helped me pick up debris when I blew the deck and drive last week. I'm pleased whenever he steps in to help. His energy level is low, and I just want him staying in my life.

All is well here

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Today..at last...is the day of the solar eclipse...we are in the path of totality so it seems like the world has gone crazy over this. I will be glad when the hoopla is over...tired of hearing about it all.

Hubby is working on the secretary...don't know what he is doing but it is looking better and better. The drawers are not fixed, but the fronts are looking very nice. he was so burned out on the project at one point that I feared it would never get done...bur thanks to a friend stepping in to help motivate and jump start things, it will get done. I SO know what you mean about keeping up with repairs. I have been doing things like cleaning windows and scrubbing outdoor woodwork, weeding the driveway etc, but I can't do the big things...like the painting...stalled...and the bug-a-boo project of repairing the corner of the dining room where the sill has separated. I have put all spending on hold as much as is logical...furniture, travel etc (though am planning to drive to Knoxville this weekend...just me and a friend).

Today is supposed to be the hottest we have had in Aug this year...perhaps hottest for summer. I am half way through must-do walking. Want to get back out there and finish before the heat really sets in and the shade is gone (may already be too late for the shade on the street part).

Well, guess I had better hustle. Letter to go in the mail and walking to do. Love to you.



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Thank you. We told a few folks at church and enjoyed their smiles and congratulations. Joe, of course, said "condolences" were in order. Everyone enjoys his humor. Funny man.

We had a mostly quiet day. I did go with Delores to pick up her new Bernina from the quilt shop. I toyed with the idea of buying her two year old one, but decided against it. I would really love for Joe to have the exterior of our home painted. Spending money just does not appeal to him and yet so many things need to be done to keep our home in good repair.

Joe took me out to Chef Chans for Chinese. I enjoy it, but it's not high on his list. I ordered the Special wonton soup that contains vegetables, shrimp, chicken, and pork.. We shared an order of egg rolls, and pork fried rice. Plenty of food. A celebration treat for me.

More heat today of course. It's still summer.

After my walk, I'll get going on grandson Joe's Dallas Cowboy quilt.

Bless you in all you do. Have an awesome day.

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emoticon HAPPY 62nd ANNIVERSARY today!! emoticon

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Finished the last two fabric sheet music bags today. I turned one in last week, and now can turn in the last three. Happy to have them done. My next project is a table runner from a border print using a 12" - 60 degree triangle.

Thanks for your good wishes. Yes, Joe is my sunshine and my Rock. I cannot imagine my life without him.

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The tech at my Bernina store has been trained by Bernina. He and his wife own the store. I really like him. Glad YOUR Bernina is happy again.

Pretty muggy here today...was 89 on the car thermometer around noon. I mowed last evening and got nearly 20000 steps done. Hope to mow another chunk this evening, but not until the shade comes around. Am at 8700+ steps right now. Got going a bit early today since I was awake a bit earlier than usual. Saturday and Sunday mornings are wonderful for walking...little to no traffic.

How wonderful to have shared 62 yrs together...and it is obvious that you have a great relationship. I loved meeting you both in person.

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Charged Fitbit overnight again. It's recording today, so we'll see how it goes. I did get in 10,000+ steps after it decided to work yesterday.

My sewing machine is back from repair and seems to be clicking along just fine. I did complain the last time I took it in that I am sick of taking it in and hope they are just as sick of seeing it returned three times this year. They went over it thoroughly this time. Lubricated, reset the needle, cleaned it again, replaced the bobbin door, and machine's handle. It's purring so far. The quilt shop owner is learning to service Berninas, but I think the guy tutoring him was not good. Now the owner and his wife have added a second Bernina quilt shop where the repair tech is excellent. So now all the machines are being serviced in the second location with the seasoned tech man. And Bruce, the owner, can learn from the best.

Still hot here. Will need to water the outdoor plants later today.

Tomorrow is our 62nd wedding anniversary. Very wonderful.

Hugs for you

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It is pretty warm here today again...started overcast but is bright and sunny...and warm now. I had planned to start next round of mowing last night, but the fox showed up so I went and sat by the chicken coop...between where the fox hid and where our dumb hens come right out and socialize! I got a lot of the weeds up...but no extra walking.

Today got going later than usual...sun coming up later may be affecting my rising time. I don't know. Have just over 4000 steps right now. Have done laundry X2 loads...dried on the line. Have vacuumed and been to town. Did a bank deposit...delighted to find only one person ahead of me! Then went to Staples..redeemed $25. coupons...needed new earphones so I can listen to radio as I walk...last one has such loose wires it became impossible. I used iPhone for two days..but the App for Nashville Public Radio has really not been working well.

Got home in time to have lunch ready on time. DH did weekwhacking all along the fence line between cow field and hay field. Long line to do. He is resting now, but we are expecting the chimney sweep any time in the next hour. I hope to mow this evening...did a lot of weeding yesterday...and a bit this morning. So goes each day...plenty to do. Always trying to get in walking and stairs.

Hope your weekend is lovely. So glad you go to enjoy the company of friends to do the crafts and quilting. Love to you.


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Yesterday I tackled the heavy vacuuming and worked until I felt it. All is well again.

Forecast here is for "Feels like" 110. So I got out early with Kiwi's walk, and then blew off the front deck and driveway.

American Sewing Guild yesterday was inspiring and fun. Such a lovely group of super talented ladies.

We had an overnight visit of some kind of critter who was really making a racket scratching around in the privacy area. Kiwi even barked to the darkness. Sigh.

My Fitbit is acting up terribly. This morning it was blank. It's plugged in again. Used to keep a charge for a full week. Not anymore. I didn't even get a low battery warning. Must be on its last breath. So no steps so far on the Fitbit. I charged it overnight just a couple of days ago when it quit on me.

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Am 4000+ steps done early, but came in when all the turkeys showed up. I try to let them feed...some are pretty nervous, others not so much. The flock that came through years ago would let me walk right out among them. Will head back out shortly to get at least 6000 done early.

Have fun with your guild today. Glad Joe is feeling better. It feels humid here this morning early, so I am sure it will be hot as the day progresses. Yesterday was so full with activities..both planned and unplanned, that today seems like a clean slate...what to tackle next!!

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Today is American Sewing Guild. Since we meet in JoAnn's Fabric Store, there's always the lure of shopping, too. Some friends from Craft Circle also belong to this group.

Still hot. I have so much I need to tackle here.

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The wily fox will get to those remaining chickens when the bird seed is not enough to distract them. Not good at all. So sorry.

Our days are filled here too, but I don't always get my walking in like you do.

Joe dropped 8 pounds with his upset. Down to 170, We both wish he could stay there, but with his appetite returning, so will the pounds.

Staying busy keeps the mind healthy,too.

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Love that you have (and posted) a pic! Glad you had fun.

Had another encounter with one of the foxes this morning...this is not good. I don't begrudge them bird seed etc. but really don't want predatory critters hanging around here. They are too comfortable...and chickens (all two left!) don't seem concerned. I AM!

Got to serve lunch to a large group today...the school for full time minister (called pioneer school). The menu was Italian. YUM. Came home to find the guysv putting up the new planter and mailbox (ours was run down and destroyed overnight). I still hae walking and stair to do...and Bible study for mtg tonight. Gonna run out of time. Too hot for walking till the sun move a bit more, so guess I need to go study. HUGS.

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Breakfast today with the wonderful retired teachers from Oak Ridge HS where I taught for 23 years. Smiles, hugs and so much shared joy. Fantastic ladies.

After breakfast I shopped Talbots with my gift card from our daughter and got a lovely shirt and skirt. August 14th was my 81st birthday: Sunday is our 62nd wedding anniversary.

Joe continues feeling good, and I am so grateful for his return to health.

Critters inside the house are upsetting events. Glad you found a way to entice your little one outside again.

Sending you love and prayers for continued great health.

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Very glad to hear Joe is feeling better and you have managed to miss thi round of whatever is going around. Your crafts circle sounds like a fun group. What a lot of variety going on there, too.

Had a hummingbird trapped in the upstairs front hallway this evening. I opened the screen doors and put a feeder out on a stool...it finally left while I was finishing up my walking. i had been really worried about it but at least it was not crashing into the wall or glass as some birds do. DH has been opening up all the doors and all sort of bugs fly in and die...I keep screens on the guest room and our bedroom doors to prevent birds and hopefully bugs from coming in the rest of the way.

till getting steps and stairs done each day...and at least some weeding of the crabgrass and weeds in the driveway...Still much to do there but it definitely is looking better.

Time for me to head to bed. Still some reading to do and with no nap today, i am ready to crash. Much love to you, my friend. emoticon

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Ouch. We hate sitting in traffic, too. With all the construction on major highways this year, we were thinking we might get caught over and over. Seriously the ONLY times we were held up were huge accidents, and the rubber neckers slowing down to look once they finally got up to the accident. We were truly amazed that construction didn't kill us.

Yes, Joe hates sitting in traffic, too. But I don[t think its just a guy thing.

Crafts Circle was great this morning. So much talent there, and incredible inspiration. I have great friends there now, too. The "Quilts Etc." leader put my name with making tape on the Brothers sewing machine I use each week. That was nice. I always pick the same one bc I've learned how to thread it, wind its bobbin, and use it confidently. We probably have 16 ladies in our group - all working on different projects. Baby bibs, shopping bags, table runners, Christmas tree skirts, wall hangings, quilts of all sizes, purses, aprons, oven mitts, and more.
Embroidered baby blankets, bibs, receiving blankets, towels, and more. The gals who embroider items bring their stuff in all finished and just put it in show and tell, and then it goes into the boutique stash. Always something new. All of us in attendance can purchase products from show and tell any time we want. I have bought several things for great grand baby Emmett, and for gifts.

It's above 90 again today. I wore warm jeans to Craft Circle bc it's so cold in there too much of the time.

Joe is better today. No problems. I still feel normal, so may not get his bug.

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We had a pretty miserable outing this morning..went out to Cool Springs to go to Costco...should have been a 45 min trek...got stuck in traffic going...and loads of heavy rain...there had been an 18 wheeler wreck! Went through Costco, had kind of mediocre lunch and then headed home...and spent over an hour stuck in traffic on I65...another traffic jam caused by an 18 wheeler wreck. Hubby was sure fuming!! It rained an inch of water while we were gone and has been raining again since we got home.9566 steps done...hope the rain will stop long enough for me to walk down and get the mail eventually! Two trips would finish my walking goal.

Hope you are feeling well yourself despite Joe being sick. Glad you are having a quiet day.

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Thanks

Laying low today.

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So sorry. Never fun to be sick, but this time of year seems worse somehow. Friend in CO is sick and granddaughter who lives with my friend is also sick...first week of school and she has strep already! Hope we both manage to stay well.

I didn't know we were/are to get rain today...got almost 6500 steps done before the showers started. I believe rain has stopped now, but we are heading out for the morning shortly.

Sending much love.

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Joe's the achy, yucky flu today. He's spent the majority of the day in bed. I Feel bad for him.

Quiet day at our house.

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All of that sounds lovely. 13 miles is not THAT far unless you are walking it! Close enough to see one another often.

I am well on the way to meeting walking goals for today. Next on my agenda, though, is Bible study for today and for the Watchtower study at our mtg. this evening...we are the 4th congregation so currently meeting last. We will have the first meeting starting January 1st.

Hope you have a lovely day. emoticon

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We had dinner with our youngest and his wife. They're so happy to be on their way to a somewhat smaller place. Going from three acres of upkeep to an acre that is more natural will be a relief, too. Plus they're giving up their built in pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, and storage barn with all that upkeep.

Because of the toll road, they'll be a bit longer trip from us. Going from nine miles away on mostly a toll road to 13 miles of less travelled roads will take perhaps twice as long. Still we're happy for them. Any kind of shopping will mean a longer trip for them, but this is the life they want.

Enjoy your Sunday. I'm off to church

Hugs and smiles to carry in your heart

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Lots of watering of plants here...they keep telling us we will get rain, but so far, nothing here. Flooding in the southern part of the state today. Oh well. I am mowing and weeding daily. trying to do stairs early in the day...with mixed success. Am glad to be able to do multiple flights if I need to.

So happy to hear your walking is improving. Glad to hear your health is good. Hope you folks get pictures of all these multi-generation relationships! What a privilege to have so many layers of love in the family. Our older generation is going, going and almost gone. Two stepmothers left...one year apart in age. Now I am trying to trace family history...it is not an easy task, for sure! I did the Ancestry.com DNA test...learned my background is mostly Irish, then Scandanavian. (sorry, can't spell it) Knew of Irish but didn't know it was predominant. My mother's ancestry is predominately Danish..so that is what I associated with. Her father was Irish...don't know a thing about previous generations there. Lots to dig into.

Sorry, didn't mean to get so sidetracked,

Sending much love your way. I need to do my Bible reading and then head for bed. Have had a very full day. emoticon

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Yes, Emmett Kelly Boyd is grand daughter Tara Jean's son. So he's Kelly and Delores' grand son, and our Texas great grandson. We haven't given him different names for his grandparents and us. Not sure how confused he might be about that. Delores calls me, "Grandma," and of course Tara and Laramie do also, while Kelly calls us Mom and Dad. Both Texas grandsons calls us Grandma and Grandpa also.

Tara and Laramie will be married December 30th. Tara was married to a man her father's age. When he became abusive, she left and filed for divorce. He finally signed the papers after Emmett was born. She reminded him his deadline for signing the divorce papers was that very day as he'd stalled long enough, and she intended to legally file for 18 years of chid support from him. So he finally capitulated and signed the papers. Everyone knew Emmett was Laramie's child, but her first husband thought he had another way to hurt her.

Larry wanted to marry her immediately, but she needed time to be sure in spite of their baby.

We have not had any flooding near us. Lots of welcome rain, but no disasters.

I am getting back to better walking.

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Exciting news about the house. Hope everything will go smoothly for all the transitions.

Glad you had fun with Emmett...he is your great grandson?

Just heard about flooding in the Houston area. I take it that you are not affected? Hope not.

Had a productive day...walking, weeding more crabgrass from the driveway, mowing X2 sessions. It is warming up again and humid for sure!

Love to you. So glad you are getting to visit with old friends.

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Delores and Kelly are purchasing the larger home that is under construction. The sale of their Tomball, TX home is going through on schedule, and the builder came down again in his price.

So there will only be one move. The home under construction can be finished in 30 days once they pick things out. They'll pay cash for the new home from the sale on their current home. The builder knows that. Of course, they'll have to give him some money ahead of time, but there will be no mortgage approval to go through.

They have a slight mortgage on the lake house, but that one is going on the market when things are resolved on their new home. They both love the larger home, but would be very happy wth the smaller place. It's just that moving twice and renting an apartment plus storing things would eat up any savings from the smaller home. And Kelly would get enhancements for the smaller home that would drive the price up, too.

Emmett was a doll this afternoon. He was napping when we arrived and a tiny bit puzzled when he woke up to find me there instead of his grandmother. I let him adjust to the idea. He bounced around like on a trampoline in his crib for a while and chattered at me, then decided I could take him out. Cute!

We hit 100F here today at least in the car. No rain now for a while.

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Today is National Lazy Day. Giggles! My body must've know it was lazy day. I didn't wake up until 7:30 Wow!!


Kiwi had a short walk and then I head to the mall. Delightful. I found an artist who was featured in our art gallery and walked an hour with her. Then just as I was about to leave bumped into an English teacher I subbed for at the private school. So good to see old friends and have a chance to catch up.

DH and I are off to babysit little Emmet this afternoon. He's a fun little guy, full of life.

School starts here August 16th, and I'm having breakfast that morning with a wonderful groups of retired English teachers from the high school where I taught for 23 years. Really looking forward to that.

Enjoy your day.

Jean from Texas
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I am sure Joe is giving good advice.

Hope the check up goes wonderfully well.

Hope the glasses adjustments go smoothly...since they made me start so long ago, I barely noticed.

Our weather has been milder for the last week..and the relief has been welcome. Still getting enough rain that the grass is growing rapidly...keeping me mowing like crazy. Just started the next round last night. July was SO HOT...and then with so much rain that keeping up was a challenge.

I know you will have fun with little man. Hope the knees are OK. Bet you will sleep well tomorrow night! Those little ones keep you hopping.

My weight has been bouncing up and down...esp. this week. Had a low day before yesterday...then UP and then today...shock at the even lower low. Don't know if this is good or not...wondering if I should be worried. Next trip to Dr is not until Dec. Will be watching this trend closely. Glad I have a record. Also glad the weight is going down rather than up, for sure!

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No news on son's bid for a lower price on the house under construction. The builder did come down in price, but Kelly countered again. Joe told him the wait for the unbuilt home would cost him more for a smaller home bc of all the expenses he'd need to incur in the double move, etc., and bc he'd continue to upgrade the smaller house as it was built (knowing our son) We'll see how things pan out there. Son is in California getting annual additional training for his position.

Today I see my urologist for my semiannual check-up. Things are going well, so I don't see any adjustments necessary.

I'm still trying my new glasses daily. I prefer my reading glasses for computer, reading, sewing, and knitting. Tilting my head is not fun yet.

We have cooler weather now with more lovely rain expected this afternoon. The relief from the high 90's feels wonderful.

Tomorrow I am babysitting the great grandson so Delores can have her knees checked out by her doctor. Continuing to have her sewing room upstairs in their next home may not be much fun.

Hope your weather is pleasant, too

Jean from Texas
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It is nice that the young folks have options. I remember when both of our daughters were purchasing new houses and got to select the stuff inside. I admit, I was surprised at some of the choices. Both have long since moved on but it was nice when they lived nearby and near one another.

We certainly do hope to stay independent as long as we can. FIL was 90 and his body let him down fast at the end. I have an uncle, now 90 also, and he is dealing with dementia as well as his body giving out. His wife has been struggling to cope. The sons came and moved them into a smaller place with assistance. He hates it and objects loudly, but she needed the help and relief as a caretaker. They are not selling their beautiful home..at least not yet. For her sake, when he dies, I hope she will be able to go back to the house. He is older than she is. We just never know what the future has in store for us. I hope I can keep my mind working even if the body gives out, but for now, I am working on keeping both going!! I know you are, too.

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