Saturday, July 31, 2010

Almost August

What a nice spring and summer we're having this year. We've had temps in the 90's and very high humidity that gags you and had cooler nights so you can sleep. The power company is happy since my electric bill is more that my whole light and gas bill last month. You have to live and the A/C helps but you pay for it at the end of the month. Lawns are still a beautiful green instead of all brown and dried out so you can enjoy just looking around. With rain off and on every week the grass looks great and flowers are still blooming to help out. With 4th of July and RAGBRAI over, the town is back to normal with the boat owners trying to find a place to park. It's a nice little town of 9,000 and the next one east of here is 30,000 so shopping is good too. I think if I ever move again in my old age, it won't be to a town on a lake because I like the quiet. I suppose I had better go out and enjoy the day myself and get errands done so I can put my feet up and relax. Everyone have a great day where ever you are.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Friends Dog

My friend called the other night all in tears and said her dog had a stroke. She just had her other dog die 6 months ago and isn't ready for this. Both dogs are and were about 12 years old within a year. The one that died was the older of the two. Baby asprin pulled her through the stroke but unstable in the hind legs yet. I think she'll pull through but it is a question how much longer she has left. So I guess it's one day at a time.

Great Day

It's really been hot around here the last couple weeks. We had a nice rain last night that cooled it off some but will be back up there temp wise by this afternoon. If it doesn't rain today or tonight then I'll have to get on my mower and cut grass. It takes about 2 hours to mow what I have to mow. I do have a nice John Deere riding mower to use for it. I hope it's cooler tomorrow again so the grass will dry and cut good.

Transunion Settlement

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Surgery Go Ahead

Heart doctor said go ahead with knee surgery because my heart will be fine. My lungs may be a problem but they use a spinal injection to deaden you from the waist down and your lungs aren't bothered. Like they say, If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of my body when I was younger. Funny how the older you get the more signs of wear you see.

Back To Normal

Ragbrai is a bicycle ride that covers almost 500 miles across Iowa. Yesterday the riders came into Clear Lake to the tune of almost 20,000 bike riders. Clear Lake is only less than 10,000 people so we really had a crowd in town for the day and night. I think it would be fun to ride with them but having bad legs and lungs I would be left far behind. That doesn't keep me from dreaming.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Favorite TV Snack

Posted by Roland Hyde

My favorite snack to eat while watching my tv service, i got through directv deals near Dallas, is Lay's Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips. I found these chips while I was going to college this past semester. I was in the dining hall and they had shelves of potato chips and when I saw this kind, I decided to try them. Now that I know how tasty they are, I could eat an entire bag in one seating. When I went to the supermarket around where I live, I found that they sell them there as well for even cheaper than my university does. These chips have such a perfect blend of sour cream and cheddar cheese that no other chip or snack could ever compare. What's great is that you can buy a small bag really quick on your way to class or buy a big bag for a long night in front of the television! I love chips that have more than one size bag so that I can just grab and go if I want instead of buying the full size bag. It would look really weird if I was sitting in class with a huge bag of potato chips. But as soon as I get in front of the tv and relax to a nice movie or tv show, the big bag is just what I need.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Weather problems

With the rain off and on about every day the humidity just hangs around. The heat and humidity is what causes me to have the bad breathing problems. If it would just stay cooler then I would be very happy. I'm not talking winter but just cooler would be fine.I think right now going to the kitchen and fixing something to eat would really help too.

Surgery OK

The heart doctor gave me the thumbs up for knee replacement surgery. I was sure the heart would hold up for them to do it but they wanted assurance from a professional. The only thing that could be a problem is my lungs that are really bad. If they use the spinal and deaden me from the waist down the lungs will still function and should be fine. They don't want to get at a place where they have to use the breathing machine since there is a chance I could never get off of it again. Just the risk I have to take to get rid of some pain.

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How About a New Bedroom Set?

I am now a widdower, living in an old bachelor's pad and I do mean old. I have lived here for a long time with the same old furniture for many a year. I looked around the place the other day and said to myself that it was about time that I got some new furniture all through the house. But where would I start? I have been working on my office for the past year off and on and have not gotten a whole lot done. Then I got to thinking the other day that the place I spend a lot of time is in the bedroom. So I decided to get on the Internet and start looking at bedroom sets. I was surprised at how much furniture has changed since I got mine. I found some great rustic style bedroom furniture that would just suit me fine. I have always leaned toward westerns and western styles so this would be right up my alley. Now to choose the right pieces to fit my bedroom. I know it would really give it a great new look and they say when you make changes like this, it is also good for your moral and that sure can't hurt. I am excited to find just the right bed and nightstands to fit in here. And I found some great dressers and a fabulous western mirror that would be just right.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cabin by the Lake

Thanks for the article from Isaiah Gaines

My family and I are heading up to our beautiful cabin in Minocqua Wisconsin in just a few short weeks. We have gone every year since I was eleven years old so it's kind of a family tradition. At first it was just me, my Mom, my Nana, and my two sisters. As time went on we started to allow boys up to the cabin as my sisters and I got boyfriends and my Nana and Mom missed their husbands for the week.
With the boys coming up now we are not afraid of the dark. We do however make them set the home securitysystem back home before they leave so we don't have to be afraid to come home. They usually stay for a couple extra day to fish and do the wonderful bodning tasks that men do.
This year all my cousins on my mothers side of the family will be coming up to the cabin. There are only three bedrooms with four beds. There will be nine adults including myself now that I'm 21, and five children. It's going to be fun trying to find room for us all. As you get older though you see how important family is. The cabin was a beautiful place to just get away and relax when it was just us few girls, but it was so great we decided we loved our family enough to share

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Treating Myself to a Real Vacation Was a Great Decision

Thanks to Wm Rowe

This year my family decided to go on a summer vacation. Normally our trips are day trips to local sights and events, however; we decided to venture further this year. After careful deliberation by all members of the family, we decided that we would visit South Carolina. We chose this because we wanted someplace unique and relaxing, and felt that the history of South Carolina and the ocean beaches would be perfect.

To plan our trip, I did a lot of research on satellite internet that we got recently from getting a TV and CLEAR 4q bundle. This gave me the opportunity to view many websites to get ideas for hotels, restaurants, and the best beaches. Like most people, I wanted to get a good value for my money, so I comparisoned shopped for our lodging, airfare, and automobile rental.

Our trip to South Carolina turned out great. We had great weather, great food, and great accommodations. We got a chance to do things we do not normally do in Minnesota. We dined on fresh seafood, played in the sand at Myrtle Beach, and toured the historic areas of Charleston. This summer vacation was a trip we will remember fondly for many years.

Monday, July 19, 2010

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I was paid for this post. My honest opinion was given and not swayed in any way.

Saturday, July 17, 2010


I just came back inside from doing an errand. Boy that 90 degrees weather just makes you think of lemonade and surprise I have some in the fridge. Which is why I'm going to cut this short and go get some and cool off. If it's hot where you are then you should get some lemonade and sit and sip.

Changing Weather

Yesterday it was so hot all day you could barely breathe. Then last night it rained over an inch of hard rain with a tornado here and there. It was very comfortable ai 8:00 this morning and now it's back in the 90's. It's been in the middle 80's and low 90's all week and looks like it will keep up for a while yet. With breathing problems I stay in as much as I can.

Friday, July 16, 2010

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The day has finally come!

Thanks to guest blogger Alex Costlen for the post.

So I've decided to pack my things and head all the way south to Miami. I just kid, the move was not that sudden. I have been planning this for a few months and I've gotten everything to work out. I finally got the new job settled here through an inter-company transfer and I'm pretty stoked for how everything will turn out. I had to deal with all the preparations upon arrival of setting up new internet, cable, and learning about ADT alarm system benefits. I think these have all been handled fairly well and I'm eager to explore my new surroundings
! I have to get used to how many different cities are referred to as Miami. There is Miami, Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, and South Miami that I have learned about so far. I'm working on getting the new tags on the car, but I've been driving around and it's much different than the city. It's still a large city like New York, but things seem to move slower here, maybe it's because I'm not experiencing any pedestrian hustling and bustling. This is strange too! I have to use my car to get everywhere when before I hardly had a reason to drag it out of the garage more than once a week. Anyway, I'm really excited for this and I'll keep you posted!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Smart Phone

Guest post written by Tim Andrews

After months of contemplation I finally bought a smart phone. I’m retired so it’s not like I really need to keep up with my e-mail for any purposes besides personal ones. But I thought it was time to catch up with the times and tired of hearing about all these useful phone apps that would work on my regular old phone.
For all the phone’s perks, I noticed I was having trouble hearing the person on the other end of the line during phone calls so I used the phone’s Internet capability to look up hearing aids and miracle ear cost.
I found the info I needed, scheduled a hearing test and got fitted with a hearing aid that you can’t see unless you look really hard for it. It’s obvious that I’m advanced in age when you look at me, but that doesn’t mean that I want to wear a bulky, ugly, old-fashioned looking hearing aid.
Now I can use my brand new toy – my smart phone, not my hearing aid – in public without being embarrassed.

Friday, July 9, 2010

The 4th Of July

I live in a small town on a lake and every year they have a big 4th celebration. You know parade and carnival rides and all the trimmings. Every year the little town of 9,000 people swells to 50-60,000 people. I used to enjoy it with everyone else but not anymore. The visitors are a bunch of crazy idiots and nobody is safe on the streets. Well thank God it's over for another year and I'm making plans to just stay home.

Knee Surgery

I had a knee replaced a little over 10 years ago. Needless the other knee wore out and needs replacing and soon. I thought wow lets get it done but was I wrong. First pre-surgery physical must be performed by heart specialists so you don't die while they give you a new knee. That's all well and good but it means another month of 24/7 pain before they do it. With no other choice I guess I'll wait for the tests.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Enlist Help of Family and Friends

Guest blog post from Jessica Mosberg

When leaving to go on vacation, we tend to ask our friends and family for help in watching our house and property. We do notify the police that we are leaving and give them our contacts numbers just in case. We also stop the mail and the newspaper. It looks kind of suspicious when a house has a bunch of newspaper thrown all over the yard or the mail is piling up!
My parents have a key to the house and they come over on a daily basis to check the house out and to feed the dog and let him outside for a while. We like to do this because it looks like there is activity going on around the house and will hopefully keep lurkers away. Maybe once during the week my father will mow the grass for us and do yard work. If it is winter, we usually hire someone to plow the driveway and shovel snow if my father doesn’t feel up to it.
My parents are also given numbers for contacting us, the authorities, our dog’s vet, and any other pertinent numbers we feel they may need. We also have wired alarm systems that we set before we leave and my parents have the contact numbers for them also.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our New Kitchen

Thanks to guest blogger Morgan Reyess.
For ten years, we lived with a hodgepodge collection of kitchen cabinets. Some were here when we originally moved in, and the others we picked up at a local building supplies auction with the idea of remodeling the kitchen ourselves. The wall between the kitchen and dining room was removed making one large room out of two smaller rooms. Then the wall that had no cabinets was filled with our shiny new cabinets bought at the auction.
Overtime, those cabinets never got the replacement doors they needed to make the job complete. Our air conditioning also needed to be repaired. In addition, we couldn't match the cabinets with any currently sold in stores to replace the other laminated versions that originally made up our kitchen. Our affordable cabinet collection become a temporary storage solution until we could arrange to have a fully matched set installed by a professional.
This finally was accomplished last summer. We first got HVAC service from SEARS to fix our AC. We selected the new cabinets we wanted to install, called a professional contractor and began the process of replacing the entire kitchen with new cabinets. Since our contractor had other work, the remodel took far longer than had been originally planned. Months later, we installed the last five cabinets ourselves. There are a few still in need of handles, and the trim work has been lost in the shuffle, but we have a much more functional, storage-rich, beautiful kitchen than when we bought the house.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Best Major League Baseball Tickets

I have been a big fan of baseball ever since I can remember. I can remember when we used to go out in a big pasture near our home and pretend we were Babe Ruth. All the kids in the neighborhood would join in and we would spend hours playing out there.

Back in those days, it was always the Yankees and the Dodgers. It seemed to us they were the only ones playing. I am sure there were many others. Today no matter where you live, you can go see a great team play.

However, now it is a good idea to get on the Internet and see where you can get the best buys on tickets. I think it is great when you can get the best tickets you want and get a 100% satisfaction guarantee along with them. We have gone to Kansas City a few times and want to get better seats next time.