Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day Two of Total Knee Replacement

Day one with surgery and getting up beside the bed was a very hard day. It hurt bad to stand up by the bed. Then day two I got to take a few steps and they got out a knee bending machine to use on my leg. I wonder if it is because I waited so long to have it done that I had so much pain. I know I should have had it replaced sooner but without enough insurance I just couldn't afford to do it. But it got so bad I couldn't step on it. I used my cane all the time to keep from falling. I hope today is better.


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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Total Knee Replacement

I had my left knee totally replaced yesterday. I will be in the hospital for three days. I will be glad to get home and feeling better. I have a lot of things to get done before winter. I haven't been able to do them because I had so much pain from my knee being worn out. The pain from the surgery is nothing compared to the pain I had before I had the surgery. I could barely step on that leg at all.

Undercovers: A New Kind of Show

Guest post by Gerard Mcdaniel

The movies have covered the storyline of a couple working together as superspies. I can't wait to see how it is going to turn out as a new Fall show. In Undercovers, the main characters are a married couple and both were spies before the got together. Now, they are caterers that go back to being spies. They don't know everything about each other before they were married and in the midst of all of their adventures, they end up learning about each other.

I can't wait to watch this one on satellite TV. From the previews, it looks like a good mix of action and drama, but with some comedy thrown in so it isn't too serious. I haven't seen the main actor or actress in anything befor this, but sometimes, that ends up as a plus. It means that I won't look at them as some of the characters they have played in the past.

For me, any type of spy type action movie is interesting. The fact that they are husband and wife is just going to be icing on the cake. My mom said that she would come over to check out the first episode with me, so it should be a pretty good time.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sun and Clouds

I am finally seeing some blue sky peeking out between a lot of huge white clouds. It has been a lot of gray days which finally get kind of depressing. When you see the sun out it just makes you feel a lot better. The wind is really blowing though and I wish that would let up as it will almost blow me over. I am not too steady as it is and I don't need hard winds to push me around.

Hiking the Joshua Tree

Thanks to Lemuel Craft

Living in Southern California, there are literally dozens of places to go hiking. In this case, I decided to head on out to Joshua Tree National Park. This is going to be a day trip; got to make sure things are secure. That means setting the alarm on my home security system, more info.
A drive out the 10, two hours or so, and I'm there. National parks have entrance fees, so I came prepared with some extra cash. Park the car, lather on the sunscreen, grab my pack and the map and find a trail worth hiking. At Joshua Tree, this is a challenge. There are quite a few good trails here and I chose the one that got me lost. Figures, right? Maybe that's why it's called the Lost Oasis. Getting lost in Joshua Tree is a very, very bad idea, so I highly recommend a GPS. Anyway, the scenery was great and I got there early enough to finish the hike out while it was still cool. Spent the afternoon swatting flies while I sat in the shade, and headed back as the day got cooler.
Best part about hiking Joshua Tree is that you can spend most of the day on the trail and still not see another person. Love it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nobody Listens

More elections coming up and the country is in another mess as far as I'm concerned. There's a race going for Iowa Governor that to me is another farce. The one in office hasn't shown me anything he's done for the general public unless you have big bucks. The guy running against him is a former governor who was totally farmer oriented and the general public was left on the sidelines paying the bills. The worst part of the situation is that's the choice we have to vote for. I think just once before any dies they should have a choice besides the lesser of two evils.

What? More Rain?

Every year at harvest time we get a whole bunch of rain to keep the farmers out of the fields. There's going to be another bumper crop this year I think. The money people are slowly putting themselves out of the market. They started converting corn to alcohol and building plants all over. Now they have to many plants and now enough demand for the product. Farmers enjoyed the big money for their corn and now everybody's going broke buying it. The consumer is the one who will pay the most at the grocery store. All because the need for more money.

Gold Bullion

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Changes in Weather

Yesterday morning it was so cold I got into my sweatpants and sweatshirt and tried to warm up. During the morning, within a couple hours, the temperatures jumped 20 degrees and the sun came out and I would have liked to have died of the heat. I had to get back into my shorts to survive. It rained last night and is cooler today but still warm. I have lots of errands to do so will get going on them.

Free Link Building Tools

Being more of a beginner blogger, I am not really familiar with how to build links to my website. I know I would like to get more people reading my blog but I don't really know how to go about it so I really need a lot of help. I have had readers talk about exchanging links but I do not know how to get free link exchange. So I know that m best bet is to get on the Internet and find out and study up on it and see how free links work.I did find out that it was quite easy. All I had to do was fill out a simple form and register to set up an account. Then they could help me learn how to build up my website. It is really pretty simple and that is just what I need.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cold Weather

I don't know about this summer weather. It is so darned cold I have to keep my sweatshirt and sweatpants on to try and stay warm. And every day it seems like it rains. If the sun would just come out for a couple days and warm things up, it sure be appreciated. You have to pull the blankets up to your chin at night to stay warm and that just isn't right for September. It feels more like late October or November.

Modern Bedroom Furniture

Well, I have had my place now for quite a few years and I think it is about time I made some major changes. You might call my furniture Early American and I do mean early. I have had it so long, I do not even remember where I bought it. That can only mean one thing and that is that I need some new Contemporary Furniture to spruce up my house. I figure the best place to start is in the bedroom. I have been checking out the Internet and doing some shopping with my computer to see what the latest trends and styles are. I found quite a few modern platform beds. I found one called the Metropolis - 5 modern bedroom with all the pieces and that would suit me fine but then I spotted one called the Catalina Contemporary Platform Bedroom Suite and now I can't make up my mind which one I like best. I think the best thing to do is get both and put one in my Master Bedroom and the other in my Guest bedroom. I like the Metropolis in wood color best and the Catalina in chocolate color. Then after I get rid of all this old furniture, and get my new bedroom sets settled in, I can start looking at furniture for my living room. I am sure I will be able to find beautiful modern furniture for that room also.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Riding Lawn Mower

I guess we got just enough rain to make the grass grow again. I am glad because then I get a chance to get out and make some money. I have a good John Deere riding mower to do the job with and that sure makes it easier than walking. It is much cooler now and I like that too. The hot heavy air makes for too hard breathing and the cooler air is much better. It just takes me a couple hours and I make enough to buy some groceries and every bit helps out when you are retired.

Accepting Credit Cards

Setting up a merchant account is one of the first things you do when you go into business. Today everyone uses various credit cards much more often than cash. However, having worked in a smaller business that accepted credit cards I found out it cost them quite a bit to process each card. It was important to have cheaper transition rates in order to afford to let the customer's use their credit cards. When the owner found out that one particular card cost more to process than it was worth it to him, he began to look for the best credit card processing to save money. He was able to do that, making more of his customers happy because they could use their credit cards and it was good for business. Whether you have a large or small business, you can always check out the Internet and find a better way to process the transactions of your customer's credit cards at lower rates.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Weekend is Over

Time really flies. The older you get the faster it goes. One day it was Friday and now we are staring at Monday again tomorrow. It sure got hot today. My sister said she turned on the A/C about 5:30 when the house hit 82. That was hot enough for her and her dogs tongue was hanging out. It just isn't worth it. It is supposed to get cooler this week though. I will be glad to see that.

Meet Local Gals Tonight

I have been sitting home alone for a long time. Since I lost my wife, I have not had the feeling to get out in public again. I do not want to go by myself. You get spoiled having a wonderful mate go with you everywhere and you just do not feel like going alone. People invite you to come to their parties, weddings and other celebrations, or just out to the local restaurant and bar, but it is not any fun by yourself. However, I spend a lot of time on the computer and in checking through the Internet I found meet local girls for fun and that sounded quite exciting. I sure would like to meet someone to go places with me and spend time with me. I might even decide to get married again and I could possibly meet someone online that has the same idea. Wouldn't that be great? I found that there is a simple form I could fill out and join for free. That is a price I could afford. I also found out that you can just look through all the profiles and pictures of others who are looking for companionship and pick some out and sent them a flirt. If things work out, I could set up dates with several and see how things go and I would be so happy to meet someone with the same ideals that I have. It is exciting to be able to have so many to choose from too. If you are lonely, perhaps you would want to look into dating online too.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beautiful Fall Day

Now that the rain is over, it is a beautiful Fall day here. I guess the football team played last night in the rain. My brother-in-law says they won and the other team didn't score a point. Their local team also won last night for the 3rd time so both teams have a good winning streak. It is a perfect day to get out and run my errands. It is a little windy though so better watch my step and don't get blown over.

Affordable Health Insurance and Medical Benefits

I have health insurance but I am not sure but what I could get some that has lower health premiums. My friend suggested that I check out the Internet to see if I could find discount medical insurance policies. He was right, of course. I got on my computer and found out that I could find the best health insurance quotes available and they had much lower health premiums than mine have right now. I could sure use the savings in money for every day living expenses. Health insurance is so expensive and I heard on television that the insurance companies may be raising their premiums next year. I want to get the lowest premiums and best medical benefits I can right now as I am having surgery soon.

Friday, September 10, 2010


The local football teams gathered to play football just before the rain started. It held off long enough for the game to start and then poured. I haven't heard whether the game was called or not. If it wasn't there's going to be a lot of muddy uniforms tomorrow. I used to be a part time janitor for the schools and we were the ones that ran the laundry.

The Rain

Well the rain they forcasted finally got here but I didn't think it would be so much. When it finally did arrive it came in like crazy and just poured. Then after a half hour of hard steady rain it quit only to start again a half hour later. I think the grass will have to be mowed as soon as it drys out. That's good because I mow the grass on a rider lawnmower and get paid to do it. It's not much but buys milk and bread.

Accutane Lawsuit

There are millions of people in the world with a complexion problem. The biggest of these is acne plus it's the one that nobody wants. Treatments are creams and other over the counter drugs but for nodular acne accutane has been being used. The biggest problem there is side effects like diarrhea, cramping and pain. Colon and other digestive track problems have been traced to the use of accutane for acne treatments. Lawsuits have followed and it has been taken off the market in 2009. This site Accutane Lawsuit can give you all the information to see if you have a case against the manufacturers of this product.

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Friday Again

I think it's Friday again but anymore time goes so fast it could be next week as far as I'm concerned. When things start getting all planned out for you I seem to lose a day here and there. This is one of those weeks because of a friends funeral the things I would have done, didn't get done. It seems like it happens a lot lately. Getting old is really so much fun I can hardly wait.

Look For It

Early this morning the weatherman said it's going to rain. I've been lookingfor it and don't want to get envolved in outdoor projects if it rains. So I just keep looking and nothing is happening. I guess I think they should be able to pinpoint the time closer than just saying today we'll see rain. I want to know when today.

Regency Beauty Schools

You say you want to be a beautician but don't know where to start so I have good news for you. This site Regency Beauty Institute is that place. Started more than 50 years ago Regency Schools are becoming the best in the beauty business. They have expanded into 19 states with their school campuses. You won't have to travel far for the education you need to be a great hair stylist. Trained beauticians are in demand every where you look. If you want to train for this profession then it should be by the best and there's no better time than right now.

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Spoiled Kids

When my kids were young I guess we spoiled them but now that they're grown my cats are the kids. One especially is spoiled and follows me every where. Now she is walking back and forth across my keyboard. I keep pushing her away but I think she's on a rubber band because she keeps bouncing back.

Gone Shopping

Well I went shopping and I'm back all ready. It's funny how shopping has so much to do with having money. Since my funds are limited it doesn't take me long to get it done. My friends think I'm a real fast shopper but thay don't think about the money part.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Ran into an old neighbor yesterday. It was funny because my sister parked right in front of us. We were so surprised to see each other too. My old neighbor said she didn't know I had a sister and asked where she lives. I told my sister this gal used to live by us before we moved our mobilehome. My sister is living in that mobilehome now. She really likes it.

Midnight ride with Paul Revere

Guest post written by Luke Kitson

My kids and I are huge history buffs, so we love to go on vacations where we can go and see lots of historic sites and see the places where we've studied about in school.
This year we picked to go to Boston and take a trolley tour around to see all of the historical sites. One one of these tours we had to get back on the trolley before 5 or we couldn't get on another one for the rest of the night because they stopped running after that, except I didn't realize that and didn't hear that. So when we were off seeing the original Cheers bar my kids were reminding me that it was almost 5 and I couldn't understand what they meant the significance of that was. Then when we left after 5 I realized it. After we had to take a taxi back to our car in rush hour traffic, my wife looked up hearing aids in Boston on her smart phone and showed me what she foudn. We talked through it and decided to go to miracle ear when we got home later that week.
We tried not to let that incident spoil our trip and we forgot about it pretty soon because we went on a really fun ghost tour that night.

Good Day Today

Had a good day today. My friend Todd came over. We couldn't get the computer to work. Now I am having trouble with the laptop too. I wish I could get them both running good. I have some work to do on the computer and it is frustrating when it doesn't boot up. Will try again later or tomorrow. Almost time for bed.

Gold Bullion

I just wish I had enough money right now to invest in lots of gold bullion. My sister told me today she heard that the price of gold has gone way up. It is a very safe investment and a great way to save up for the future. By buying gold, you know it is going to keep its value and it is usually going to go up too. I see I can buy direct from the U. S. Gold Bureau and they will send it directly to me. They have a very good staff there that will help me find a good safe place to keep it. I guess that might be my bank right here in town. I will have to look into that. I know gold has been something people for centuries have owned because they knew it would keep its value and not fail them.


Computers are wonderful when they work. Mine is down again and hoping to get it back up again tonight with the help of a friend. I have some posts to write and need to get busy at it. Has been a busy day and going to be a busy night. I am tired too and that doesn't help. But I'll get it all done one way or the other.


Why is it everytime you really need to use the computer for something important it stops working? I've been bothered with my share of problems the last few weeks. My computer is only 3 years old so the bugs should be gone by now. I guess I'll just have to get the bug spray out again.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Restaurant Business Cards

If you are in business, you know how much advertising means to grow your business. It takes a great deal of your budget to advertise to reach new customers that will come to your business and buy your products. If you search out the Internet, you will find that business cards are a great way to spread the knowledge of your business and bring in new customers. For instance, you can order massage therapy business cards for your therapy business. People have a tendency to show others the cards they have to let them know about new or existing businesses. The restaurant business has a great deal of competition and you need all the help you can get. By passing out business cards to everyone who comes into your establishment, you spread the word quickly and easily by way of those customers. A satisfied customer is worth a great deal and will quickly tell their friends and relatives and often pass your business cards on to them. In that way, your business grows exponentially and achieves the goal you have in mind. If you have not considered business cards before, then perhaps now is the time to do just that. You can have them designed to suit your particular business, making them attractive and people will remember them.


BRRRRR It is downright cold this morning after all the heat. I better get my sweatshirt on this morning. The wind is really blowing and it is supposed to get up to 35 mph before the day is over. It might even blow higher gusts. It is nice and sunny though and a beautiful day. Will run my errands and enjoy it.