Monday, August 25, 2014

A NITE OUT ..YARD SALE… A FLOOD….

A nite out with…..

these great bunch of girls…these are a few of the women I use to work with at the hospital..worked there for 25 yrs…I seen one of them at WM and she said there was a GTG at local restaurant at 6 come on down…I had so much fun…but then we always had fun times….we all worked on OB…thanks for the fun at dinner girls…!!!

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And of course had to get a food pic..below is my order…had enough to take home for the next day…

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And another flood….

This is the third flood we have had this summer at least since I have been back.. 4 in this time..they could have had more before I got here…this pic below was a river running down my side and back yard…it looks like it just lying there but it was a raging river…my shovel sitting there I was trying to dig out my dead butterfly bushes..but I will have to ask son to do it…I could not do it…

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After the dinner with the girls I took a ride around the park where the Shenango river flows…and it was over the banks…it looked like earlier in the afternoon the whole park was flooded…but it had receded some what by the time I got there…the pic below..the river is really behind that tree that is leaning way over all most falling down…the rest of water in fore ground is over flow…

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Below more of the river over flowing…the river is way in the back of the pic…

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Below a pic of ducky’s playing around in the water….the water that they are in is not the river but more over the banks river….

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And the rest of the story…

I have been very, very busy…getting the house worked on…but mostly getting the rest of stuff ready for the yard sale…I did have it this last weekend…the whole neighborhood had one and I joined …tons of peeps showed up and it was a great sale…I decided to extend it on Sunday and glad I did…got rid of everything but 5 or 6 small boxes that I will donate to the Good Shepard Center…at the last on Sunday I gave a lot away cheap to a couple flea market guys. …then I put rest out to the curb and put up a free sign and it was all gone in about 45 min. I am so excited to get this last, very last yard sale out of my hair..I really see the light at the end of the tunnel now!!!!!! I only have about 3 weeks left before heading south…but I will get it all done and get the house on the market …I really wish there would have been more time to spend with family…but btween all different work hrs. for them it was hard to GTG… still have a little time maybe we can work something out….well I still have a lot to do …so  better get at it..thanks for looking and and come back soon

Blessings to all …G&M

 

Monday, August 18, 2014

CATCHING UP….

After leaving the campground…

We went to the pet food store to get Maggie some food and stopped at Jo-Anne’s…Went in the Giant Eagle grocery store deli and picked up a couple things for lunch…and headed back to Greenville …But not before stopping at Shenango Lake again….

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This time we parked on the other side of the causeway….we ran across this flock of geese flapping it up on the lake…I am not sure what they were doing out there maybe having a gang fight…lol

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Below is a pic of the causeway ( they are repairing it)…I tried to keep the cranes and other work stuff out of the pic..That strip of land and trees underneath the bridge is the campground…

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Below a view out the door where we ate our lunch…after eating we did a little walking around here and down by the lake….

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We walked down to the boat launch … there is a fishing area there also…it is fixed so that the handicap can fish from it..

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Maggie pic of the day…she likes the to sleep with her head on a small pillow…

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And the rest of the story….

Well I am down to the nitty gritty of having the last big blow out yard sale..this is it the last one…after 6 years of fixing and down sizing I see the light at the end of the tunnel..you have know idea what a relief this is…and I am sure you all are sick of hearing about it…lol…talked to son this morning and he will come and help me get the big stuff out to the yard…what else is going on…have an appointment with the dermatologist on the 21st to finish of this squamous on my arm..will be glad to have that behind me…on my down time after working on house and yard sale stuff I do some quilt block making..I will make a post on my other b log about this…well that’s it for now…thanks for looking and come back soon

blessings to all G&M

 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

2nd camping day….

We spent most of the time….

doing this…if we were not exploring or walking with the fur babies…relaxing under the apple trees between our sites…with fur babies…Maggie wants her own chair after seeing Thistles chair…her rug is not good enough now!  think Harley the Bark Ranger has his own chair also…so looks like Maggie girl will be getting one…lol

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On Sat. we went for a day adventure…

We started out going to the flea market at the Andover Ohio drive in theater…it is only about 20 miles from the CG…maybe less….Liz found a great like new “birdie scope” at the market…here she is below trying it out at the CG after we got back…we were looking for something to focus on that would not fly away while she figured out the settings…I spotted a water tower up by the ranger station…it looked like there was something black on top of it…so she put the scope on it and the black dot looked like a bird..so we were focusing on it for awhile and we decided it was a fake bird…looked like the shape of a hawk…maybe put there to keep out osprey or eagles from building a nest there?….she tried to take a pic thru the scope but did not work…Sorry forgot to take pic at the flea market….

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Then we headed ….

Pymatuning State Park…since we were in Ohio we started on the Ohio side of the damn..it spans the two states…we just kind of rode around the water area and did not get out to explore much in Ohio…where we were was only a small part of the lake…

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When we got to the PA side of the lake…we checked out a couple areas…I didn’t take pics but Liz did and maybe she will post on her b l o g about it…when we got to the  main damn area there was festival going on so we went across the damn and checked out the other side…where the damn lets out the water that feeds the Shenago river…

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When we arrived …we just missed a tour of the gate house…I was sorry to miss that…I have lived here all my life and never seen the gate house open to the public…

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Below is a pic of a pontoon boat from the festival give free rides…we did not go to the festival..to many people for the dogs and just as we were checking out the gate house they started shooting a canon…loud noise …the babies were afraid…so we left..it was time anyway…was a long day…

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Below is the area where the water is being let out…to form the river…I guess you could call it the head waters….

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And the rest of the story…

I have not been line much because it seems like I am losing a lot of my GB’s from my Verizon internet…I have gone round and round with them…to no avail…they are no help at all…and after reading a lot of on line complaints …looks like it could be faulty Jetpack..but they will not admit to that…when I get back to FL I will be looking  into finding  another provider..Getting a lot done on the house….inside…I will take a few pics and make a post soon…have a health issue…found a couple spots on my left fore arm and hand went to the dermatologist they did biopsy's …have to wait a week to find out…l really enjoyed my weekend camping trip…hope to do some more…but my time in PA is running short…over half gone already…I told the doc I had to leave by mid Sept. so need to get what ever treatment going right away…well that’s it for now thanks for looking and come back soon…blessings to all G&M

Baby Charley pic…

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

VISIT WITH LIZ AND THISTLE…

The first day….

We arrived at the same time at the Shenango Campground….even tho I had only about 7 miles to go and she had hundreds of miles…after checking in we both went to the dump station and did our duty…then headed to our sites…the sites are close to the ranger station and pretty busy area…but then again it looks like the whole campground is filled and busy…lots of water toys here it will be busy on the lake today for sure….100_7587Arriving at same time…

Below is a pic of my site #5…I am not going to put a lot out as it is only going to be for 2 night stay…..

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My site…..

Liz at the table reaching down to quiet Thistle the dogs were barking at another dog passing by…that seems to be their pass time …Check out my colorful tropical table cloth…

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Taco’s for dinner…we both had the same idea for dinner…Liz said she was thawing out meat for tacos…I said… I have taco meat already cooked…so we went with mine….also had refried beans…pic was taken after I already had one taco…almost for got a food pic..…then we had chocolate cake with chocolate icing we dubbed it Liz’s birthday cake..so yet another birthday celebration!! Check out my new tropical table cloth! Score yard sale!

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Close up of food and tropical table cloth

And this is where we spent the rest of the evening lounging around with the dogs and few mosquitoes…with I pads and internet phone browsing…any yakking it up…Weather couldn’t be better!

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Tomorrow….

We might take a little side trip to Pymatuning St. Park …will have to wait and see…So far it has been  a nice break and GTG…thanks for looking and come back soon

blessings to all B&M

Monday, July 21, 2014

MADE A/C FILTER..& DATA PROBLEM

Got this…

furnace filter at WM the other day….had to get a pack of 4 only needed one…the filter on my rig A/C was shot..It was very dark almost black I tried using the sweeper hose to pull out any dirt …but it still looked black in places…I am not close to an RV store so had to figure out something until I can get to one...

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so I got out an old pair of scissors and cut the card board off the green filter…I found out when trying to wash (found out you cant do that,) the old filter one needs to use gloves while handling this fiber…after I cut the card board..I used the cover as a template for the new filter…when I washed the old one it more or less fell apart…even tho I did it by hand…this worked out great I hope it does the job…except that it is green…at this point that does not bother me…

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And here is the finished project…green looks ok…I did see that my cover is broke in one spot..so guess that will be on the list to get also…I did not get this project done to soon ..I went out at 5pm to watch the news and it was hot…and also tomorrow it is suppose to be 90!

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Maggie pic …..

of the day…here she is looking over her domain …..watching out for those pesky squirrels…and now she has a pesky baby bunny to watch out for …ahh a dogs life….

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And the rest of the story….

Well I have not been posting or on line that much lately ..because of Verizon…to let you know how it is …take this months data usage from my Jet Pack…it started new on July 13th and 5 days later Verizon told me that I had already used 1/2 of my data…I called them on several occasions with no help what so ever…they are worthless…I have not done anything different that would cause this usage… I am afraid to get on line…because I pay bills on line and do my banking also…and I need the data for that when the time comes…I really don’t know what to do…except go with a different server…any suggestions out there..??? Work on the house is coming along…I am now patching some cracks and small nail holes in the hall and also working on that large hole in the upper hall way..my son started to patch it up last summer…also been working on some sewing …making some string quilt blocks…I am going to post on my other blog about that soon …so go check that out…have two sewing stations set up in the dinning room one for me and one for my sister…I am going to take a break and go camping on Fri. and Sat…RV friend Liz is passing thru here on her way to to see her sister on MA…we will camp at the Shenango Damn campground…it will be a much needed fun time…So I will leave you with this post and hope it doesn’t eat up to much data…thanks for looking and come back soon

blessings to all ….G&M

Saturday, July 12, 2014

GOT’ER DONE !!!….

The kitchen that is…
Just a few minor things to do but I am calling it done…finished painting the woodwork and cabinets on Sun. Last year son put down the laminate floor…This is looking toward the back door…that end of the room use to be the back porch…about 25 years ago the wall was taken out and it was made to be part of the kitchen…so you could then eat in the kitchen….lol see my stove…. a two burner hot plate…it also travels with me for camping use…
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This is the other end…basement door and outside... to the right hall leading to front door…that door needs replace but I am not the one to do it…I lived with it for over 35 years so its here to stay …for me anyway…the toaster oven is the counter part to the hot plate…where I do my “baking”…I baked a pie in there last year….it makes good cookies also…
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When I got the kitchen finished I allowed my self some fun time…so made a couple of string quilt blocks…you can check it out more on my other … http://redapplejunction.blogspot.com/
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And the Maggie pic of the day…she got her bath on Monday ..I had to take this sad sack pic of my baby girl…the ones I had taken before but lost them last year when the computer processor died…look at the sweet sad face…she hates getting a bath..she is a good girl about it..but hides when it comes time for it….I have to try and trick her but some how she knows when it is time…and tries to hide from me....
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And the rest of the story…
I am so upset with Verizon…I could scream…I used up all my GB’s at the half month …and I didn’t do anything different than I always do..I called them …they had no answers for me…worthless…Well since I made this post…my GGD was born ..on 7-11 2014…WT. 7lbs 11oz….20 3/4 long…everyone is doing great…
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I will have more and better pic later…I am at my sisters using here unlimited data …so am able to get this post in…I will have more later thanks for looking and come back soon…
blessings to all G&M

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

BEFORE & AFTER…

And a rose….

that survived the bad PA winter…this is a peach color rose…I have had this bush for about 15 years..and I has been cut back a bunch a times…it must have liked the winter cause it has never had so many blooms on it as this year…

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Before and after…

The kitchen before pic…I started on the hardest part the windows and upper cabinets…had to use the ladder for this part ..I am not too fond of using the ladder at my age…but I was carful and it worked out ok…

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And the after…when I painted it green and gold it was in the time when country decorating was big..and it did look good for that period…but for selling it was due for a change…white and yellow is a much better seller and it was time for  a change….I did put the green curtains back up…if I were going to stay and live here the walls would be painted red…a red and white kitchen is so retro cool..I painted the kitchen in the house I rented for my store red…it was big hit…people would walk in the door and ask..where is the red kitchen we have heard about…it was a big big draw….it was great for all the retro vintage items I sold..a lot of “red kitchen stuff”..

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My neighbor wanted to know if I knew what this was…did not…so thought I would post it around the net and see if I could find out….it is very similar to the bottom of an old wooden ironing board…but it is not…

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This is the only thing that is on it…anyone out there know what this is..???

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The rest of the story…

I have run out of data with my Verizon plan so I am not sure when this will be posted…I have been doing post on Live Writer and storing them so I will post when I run into some free Wi-Fi…I have slowly painting on the kitchen as you see in pix above…I cant paint for long periods of time because of my legs…I will be glad when I get the veins fixed this fall….I would normally have this painted 2 coats in 2 days…I have been on this a week already …only 2/3 done…also been gathering things that are left for another yard sale..I am going to have at least 2 then I will be done…the left overs will be sold to a dealer , donated or pitched…I really would like to get away in the RV for a day or two…Liz might me stopping here on her way to MA at the end of July…so that will be fun..and I think I will look for some local day trips to take maybe every two weeks or so…that is all a can afford …due to the price of gas..makes me sick the way they manipulate  us…but I will not go there….basically I still have a lot to do but no way near what it was…so thanks for looking and come back soon..blessings to all G&M