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Catching up again

Well, here I am again, catching up on what has been going on around here lately.

To start off, I’m typing this on my new Surface Pro 3 which I just got delivered today and am still in the process of setting up.  So far, I’m loving it.  Had a few little wrinkles in the very beginning but I think I’ve ironed them out.  At least I hope I have.  LOL  Got the purple Type Pad and the Wedge mouse along with it.  Not sure I like the Wedge mouse, so I may end up returning it.  We’ll see I guess.  I may be just a matter of getting used to it.

Last Saturday we had a Birthday party for Jerónimo and had a lot of people here and had a ton of food.  Here are some pictures.


Those were taken before eveyrone got there.  As you can see, there were a lot of deserts.

Jerónimo’s niece from California was here for 6 days and she had a great time.  At least that’s what she said.  We went down to Leonore, IL and had lunch at Smitty’s tavern, then we went up to Holy Hill in Wisconsin and stopped in downtown Chicago to take in the Bean and Millenium Park and we had a nice lunch and a few drinks in one the the restaurants there.  It was a real nice day.

Well, I have been dieting and watching the portion size and have managed to drop 23 pounds in just over 2 months.  So, I’m pretty proud of myself.  I have a doctors appointment on the 23rd of June and I’m sure he will be happy with my A1C results.

Weather here has been pretty erratic lately.  One day hot, the next day you need a light jacket.  Mother Nature must really be upset with us.

That’s about it for this posting.  Will try to keep up more often.

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Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Catching Up


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Still waiting to get my bathroom finished.

The handyman who has been doing all the odds and ends stuff around here didn’t show up on Thursday because of car trouble.  Same thing happened on Friday and on Saturday I tried to call him and if he was still having car trouble I would have gone to pick him up, but it just went to voice mail, so I just gave up.  Today is definitely out so I’m hoping that tomorrow will be a better day and I’ll finally get to see the bathroom finished.  It’s not a lot that he has to do to finish.  A new shut-off valve and put a new top on the vanity.  And of course re-install the new faucet he installed about a month ago.  Then he can take his time on the other little stuff I have that I want him to do.  Stuff that will take only a few minutes to fix.  Like check the rear doorbell, install a new outdoor light, check the gutter on the garage, etc..

Been some beautiful fall weather we have been having lately.  Starts out cool and then warms up nicely.  That’s great because cool nights and warm days are what makes the trees have such beautiful colors.  Am going up to Wisconsin next week to a place called Holy Hill.  It’s a Catholic church up on top of a hill that was placed in the care of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns in 1906.  You can read the whole story here.  The trees should be in full color about now so it should be a very beautiful trip.  Hope the weather holds up and I hope to get lots of beautiful pictures.  I’ll include them in my blog for all to see.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Sunday and a great week.

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Posted by on October 17, 2010 in Just regular stuff


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