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Tired again
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      6 comments

The heat and humidity really pull me down. I do enjoy the heat of summer but I hope I will enjoy the cool of fall soon.... Read more
Chihuly glass
Friday, August 11, 2017      7 comments

Wife and I traveled yesterday to see her mother and this morning drove to Bentonville AR, to visit Crystal Bridges Art Museum and particularly their Chihuly art exhibits. Inside we looked at American art from before the Revolutionary War to this... Read more
Real workout
Thursday, August 10, 2017      5 comments

Had my chainsaw in the shop and finally got it back to cut up apple tree that blew over. Going to use it to smoke BBQ. Hot work today and my heart rate was really up there. Went to the pool after and wife and I had a great time.... Read more
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      5 comments

Worked at office this morning and returned to house at noon. It was cloudy and I thought I would cut grass between rains, they are light showers and are absorbed quickly. So I fixed and ate my lunch and sat down in recliner and fell a sleep. Wi... Read more
Monday, August 07, 2017      7 comments

Tonight there was a U.S. Grant re-enactor and Grant's wife re-enactor that spoke for an hour and a half and were very interesting, despite the hard benches. He presented some facts that I had not read or heard in my studies of the Civil War. Gl... Read more
Sunday, August 06, 2017      7 comments

Another sign of aging and being out of shape is getting tired. After the road trips I really enjoyed my bed. And my right knee, the first one replaced, started giving me trouble as we returned Friday. It has been great for 12 years and I hope it... Read more
Reality strikes again
Saturday, August 05, 2017      10 comments

Sunday my DD1's father-in-law died at home totally unexpected not having had medical issues. Celebrated his 70th birthday the previous week. My daughters married into great families and John was an outstanding man in all areas he was involved in... Read more
Half way home
Thursday, July 27, 2017      6 comments

We drove to Mother-in-law's today, a trip that drained both driver and passenger. She was glad to see us and remembered us as well. Good sign. It was 4:30 in the afternoon. Sometimes I think she doesn't remember things because it is too much wor... Read more
Heading back to AR
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      6 comments

After 4 good days with DD1 and grands we are heading to Mother-in-law. Heat warnings are posted but a/c works. We will be traveling back roads so we will get good mileage but make poor time. She is 90 and knows us most of the time so it is well ... Read more
"Every day with Jesus is greater than the day before"
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      6 comments

As children we didn't get much tv time and the house didn't have central air so we played outside. We would build a tent fort after lunch and crawl in and watch clouds until lunch had settled. Then the kids in the neighborhood would gather on ou... Read more
Only one more day?
Saturday, July 22, 2017      5 comments

Due to temperature and humidity our part of AR has been under a sever heat warning for three days but today's notice said that the warning will expire Sunday at 8 pm. Hope they are more accurate on this projection than they are with rain. It is ... Read more
Plan ahead
Friday, July 21, 2017      6 comments

My son gave me a professional grade battery powered weed whacker that he won in a golf tournament, Echo brand which is the same as my gas powered.. I went outside at 2 to catch up on the weeds that were qualifying as shrubs. It was hot! Checked ... Read more
Moved a sawmill today!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      6 comments

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 amazing, down to the fire tools for the boiler. The timber business was huge in our county even allow... Read more
I'm the idiot that didn't read all of the column as typed.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      7 comments

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 I ate all the fruits and vegetables I could put my hands on. We were only supposed to eat 7 servings... Read more
Competition brings failure
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      4 comments

Eating freggies has been fun eating tomatoes from the garden, peaches from the trees and the Rainier cherries along with various squash. However they have calories and I have exceeded my calorie limit the last three days. I have been full though... Read more

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