Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bad News- Good News

The temperature outside was getting into the high 80's and I didn't have my central air on. I suffer from emphazema and my lungs are about shot. The hot weather was getting to me so I turned the AC on. Nothing happened and the housejust kept getting hotter. It had worked just hours before so I went into the check all contats and fuses mode to no avail.SO after sleeping or trying to sleep in a 82 degree house for 2 nights my friends came over for a cold one. Telling them what was going on they started checking and found the trouble. That means the good news is my AC is running and the house is cool so it'll be a lot better sleeping tonight.Better

Light Rain

We are getting just a little light rain today. It didn't last long and just wet the ground. It seems very hard to rain here this year. The crops are ruined. The farmers are combining the corn way ahead of schedule as it is dry and not going to grow anymore. Some cut theirs for silage. I heard the ears of corn are only half filled out. I think I heard that one plant is closing due to shortage of corn to make ethanol and I bet there will be more shutdowns. The bean crop will be smaller too and they use beans for biodiesel. I don't think they should be using crops to make gas anyway when it is needed for food. Food prices are skyrocketing. And it will get worse before it gets better.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Taco Tuesday

I love Taco Tuesday. Taco Johns has 69 cent tacos on Tuesdays and they are sooo good. My sister has been coming over from the next town to join me. We have a good meal and a good visit at the same time. We missed a couple of Tuesdays because I was sick or gone but today we can go there for lunch. I love the green hot sauce and you have to ask for it specially. And it is hot. My sister tried it once and that was enough for her. She will stick with the regular sauce. We love the churros too for dessert. Just can't beat that Mexican food.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Knee Replacement

I had a knee replacement almost 2 years ago. It has given me a great deal of pain ever since I got it. The doctor who did it said x-rays show it is fine, come back in 2 years. Well it isn't fine because I have to take pain pills, strong ones, every 4 hours to stand it. I get very little sleep and stay up most of the night before I can go to sleep. I finally went to Rochester, MN and they said it is a bad knee and needs replacing. I guess I knew that all along but glad to finally have someone say I am right. I will have to put up with it a couple more months and then I sure hope things will be completely different and pain free. My sister has had 3 knee replacements and has had no trouble with any of them.

Monday, August 13, 2012


I just read in the paper about the Cicada Killer Wasp. I haven't seen any yet and don't want to. Although they are called Killer, they do not sting you. They just go about minding their own business. They don't build nests on buildings like regular wasps. They are much bigger than a regular wasp and wasp killer won't kill them. They burrow in the ground and since it has been so dry, that is easy for them so they are multiplying this year. My niece is petrified of any kind of wasp and she has seen several of them in their yard. I guess there were some last year in the next town but I haven't seen any yet here. I hope this is just one of those cycles and they don't appear next year.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rocky Mountains

It has been many years since I drove truck and was in the Rocky Mountains. They are really something to see. It is hard to picture when all around you are corn and bean fields. I would just love to make a trip out there again and see all that beauty. My sister was lucky enough to go with her kids out to Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park. I would sure enjoy traveling there too.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Hospitals are a good place to be when you need them. But you sure do not get any sleep there. I went into the ER on Monday about noon. I had not had anything to eat since Sunday night and that was just a hot dog. They wanted to do another colonoscopy on me so had me drink that junk and then postponed it a day. Had me drink it again the next day and finally had the test on Wednesday. In the meantime, I got a little beef broth and coffee. I was losing blood and had to give me quite a bit to keep me going. They cauterized some veins in my stomach to stop the bleeding and I finally got to go home late Thursday. Looks like I have to go back in 3 months and have the same thing done again, cauterize more veins in my stomach.