Friday, May 19, 2017

Stormy Weather

We did get the sirens today and radar showed a possible tornado headed our way. I put the cell  phone in one pocket and the charger in the other; harnessed the dogs and put leashes on them.

We were ready to head to the smallest bathroom. No basement here which is crazy in this state. Then we watched the weather guys in Wichita follow the radar. The funnels stayed mostly over farm country and so far no reports of damage. Then after heavy rain, the sun came out. The bad weather went south of us.

More rain tomorrow. My hope is for no more warnings!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Springy Storms

Today we have many warnings in the central plains.  Rain and high winds have occurred all over the state of Kansas.
Yesterday there were tornadoes west of Great Bend.

Not a peaceful time of the year.

And Jill doesn't like the thunder.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Unpleasant Encounter

Who knew it was so discouraging to order a sandwich.  I had the feeling that the clerk was being trained. There were long pauses between sentences. The speaker at the drive-through was not very loud. We couldn't hear the voice. "Please turn off your vehicle."  We still couldn't hear and Lee has excellent hearing.

I said I'd drive around. The window opened and an unhappy face appeared stating the amount of the purchase. I smiled and said I was sorry we couldn't hear. No response. Then I mentioned that she hadn't asked our choice of veggies. "No, you drove away."

Not a very pleasant way to help a customer. We got our sandwich. I saw her name was Mary Ann and smiled and told her I was Mary Lou. Not a glimmer of kindness or acknowledgement. So I said, "Your day will get better and again I'm sorry." Nothing.

So when we got home, I wrote on a blank note card, addressed to "Mary Ann" in care of the restaurant to "Keep Smiling. Sorry we had trouble hearing you."  No return address so she can't come and egg our house.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Surprise Visit

Older son and his younger daughter surprised us driving all the way from Tejas!

We no sooner had them arrive than we had them at work. Two fence posts - up.  Two downspouts - up.  Plastic on porch - down. One shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet had collapsed and we couldn't get it perched back up. Someone, sometime, had put the shelf holders in upside down. One finally broke and dumped the shelf to the rear so nothing fell out when someone happened to be sitting on the throne.

All the holders were wrong. We did some serious spring cleaning, tossing anything that was outdated or looked weird. We had a whole plastic grocery sack full.  On to the "en suite" where the same condition existed. More stuff thrown out or recycled. Shelf holders switched. What a job for visitors!
I helped by throwing out and replacing what we saved.

Fluorescent lights over the sink and in the laundry room were replaced. And at the opportune moment with helpers here, one of the lights in the garage died.

It may be a while before they return!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Nice Invite

In my email there is an invitation for Mother's Day, addressed to my husband.

Lone Star restaurant is having a succulent steak topped with a grilled shrimp and champagne sauce. Margaritas are only $3.00. There is a chocolate dipped cheese cake topped with a strawberry. $22.99.

Too bad they closed a couple of months ago.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Latte at Home instead of To Go

Since I came to my senses and quit buying coffee at $5.00 a cup, I have discovered this product. Because I watch way too much television, you might know that's where I found it.

The directions say it contains six to seven servings when you press the spout for five to seven seconds (so many numbers to remember!)  Well, I have had it at least four weeks. I don't use it every day but I've kept track of the number of cups I was able to squirt out.  Twelve!

I think the price was $3.49 which is pretty cheap for a latte.  Oh yes. it comes in Vanilla, Mocha and Caramel. The Mocha was good. I'm trying Caramel next.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Warm - as in Eighty-one degrees

A nice summery day but with a little wind. We had to get out three times. That is unusual. We usually try to make it one trip a day - and some days no trips.

But when you forget something, back you go!

Such an exciting day.