Sunday, March 24, 2019

A new Broom Sweeps Clean

Today we finally made a trip to the hardware store to replace a missing broom. When our son from the south was here in February, he helped us do various things around the house and yard.

I do not recall that any of those chores involved a broom.

After he left, we could not find our broom. When I texted him about it, he said it might be in the back yard.

Nope.

We looked every place we could think of and finally decided that with the $10 coupon the hardware store sent us, we could do well to replace said broom!  This new broom looks exactly like the previous, missing sweeping tool. I've thought about keeping it in the bedroom closet instead of the garage so that I can keep track of it.

And paying only $5.00 for a fifteen dollar broom sounds like a good deal to me. Let's hope this one sticks around for a long time.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

One of Many Missions

Yesterday I searched our "Market Place" for shelled walnuts. Someone read that they are good for you. So that was the request of the day.
 In the multi-acre store there were several places containing nuts. Cashews, peanuts, almonds, pistachios, mixed,  but no walnuts.

Today we took a trip to the far side of town to visit a place with "market" in the name. This smaller place has the biggest of variety of Everything you could ever want. Vegetables, old fashioned drinks, cookies, candy, honey, t-shirts with the store's name, socks, all flavors of chips - in other words, many things the larger place does not carry.

And walnuts! A large container weighing 15 oz. was only $6.99.

Successful Mission!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday and Warm Temperatures

What a lovely morning. No wind and it will be in the sixties by afternoon.

We have been eating breakfast earlier and together. Usually I am up first and need something to eat so we seldom ate that first meal together. Now we have had several days of an early breakfast together!
Very nice change.

Lee has been filing insurance papers. They do pile up!

I received an early birthday card today from my sister-in-law in South Jersey NJ 080, according to the postmark! No town listed. I've never been east of Frankfort, KY.   Wait.   I've been to Florida but not the northeast part of the U.S. I would love to see New England but will have to just see photos. When I was a kid we went west because that's where the relatives were: Arizona and California. I feel lucky I got to see that part of the country. Much later our son moved to Oregon and I had a cousin in Washington state....both beautiful places to visit. I would be happy to live either place but we love our little flat town in the middle of the country; usually quiet and not the rush and rat race of bigger places. And then there is Texas. Dalhart had dear friends there and now the other son and his family near Dallas.

I have great memories of traveling. And lots of photos!


Thursday, March 21, 2019

An Early Day's Start

I went to bed very early last night. A long day of stress and errands caught up with me.

So this morning I was awake early. All the laundry was done by 6:00. We got a notice yesterday that the water will be "off" between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for replacing valves.

The afghan grows very slowly, row by single crochet row. I really like this pattern. It is so simple and a great way to use lots of left over colors of yarn.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Voice Box

After this long time of unwellness, my voice is still a mess. Lee can't understand half of what I say.

I tried gargling some warm salt water. Soothing, but no help for the voice.

Yesterday on a trip to the clinic, I happened to see an old quilting friend. She is having the same problem with her voice. I told her about the salt water. She laughed and says she gargles with whiskey.

We have a small bottle with about an ounce of Southern Comfort in it so I tried that this morning. So far no positive results and I did not swallow one drop.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Saturday - A Day to Forget

And now it's Sunday and sunny, with promises to be warm. Fifty-eight degrees sounds good to me.

Someone has suggest ordering food "out" so I won't have to cook for one meal!  I guess when you are at this particular age, you might as well do what you want. No food police nearby! I looked at the packages of beef and cabbage. The packages were for a family of at least six. The two us would have had to eat a lot of corned beef for that not to have been very wasteful.

We may get a  pizza.

Or fish.

Friday, March 15, 2019

A Long Journey

Today was the day to take the information to the tax lady. She is located in a town south of here known as South Hutchinson. We have been there many times. Today a street was closed where we usually turn. I continued on till I could turn off the highway and ended up in a large empty parking area for a trucking company. Back to the road.

After a long ride through parts of town never before seen by us and a long winding trail through Carey Park (think salt company) we finally arrived at South Main Street and turned south again to get to the tax office.  Lee finally asked, "Where are we going?" It would have been funny if I had felt better.

The nice tax lady says most people over sixty-five are doing the standard deductions. We'll see how it works out.

We did manage to find our way home by sticking to Main Street.