Monday, February 4, 2019

Carpet Cleaning

Today was the big day for the carpet cleaners to arrive. One efficient man, lots of hoses and a strong smell of cleaning stuff. It was not unpleasant but it was very strong. I had to go out on the back porch to breathe for a while. The forecast from two days ago failed - from a promised 68 down to about 40. We had planned to sit out there with the dogs and soak up the sun. Instead, Lee stayed in the middle bedroom with the dogs for an hour and twenty minutes. I was amazed that they didn't bark when they heard a different voice.

So nice to get that cleaning out of the way. I do wish we had tile floors!  When they built this house wall to wall carpet was all the rage. Now it's hard wood or a facsimile there of.  Times and styles change! When I was a kid, the four houses we lived in during my growing up years all had wooden floors with a large rug in the main living room but none in the bedrooms.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Saturday - Half Gone

I slept till eleven o'clock this morning. Who knows why? I was not up late last night.

We managed to get out in the 59 degree weather to buy peanuts for the squirrels and birds, draw money out of the bank and pick up a few groceries.

What an exciting day.

Friday, February 1, 2019


A warm up is promised for this week-end. That will be so nice!

Another trip to the store yesterday. I managed to get everything on the list. Lee waited in the car. He couldn't believe the short time I was inside the grocer's. I didn't time it but it was probably less than half an hour.

The Market Place is so big that it is my place for a hike.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


For the first time in my life (at least in my memory) I was awake from 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  Oh wait - there was a three hour nap on Tuesday afternoon. But that faded away as I couldn't get back to sleep until Wednesday morning.

There are sure a lot of ads on night time tv about ailments for oldsters.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Well, feeling better lets a person move around and get some stuff done - like laundry, putting stuff away and making a real lunch instead of soup and sandwiches. Luckily Lee likes soup and sandwiches but feeling like cooking a real meal was far from getting done.

So this noon we had a real meal of pork cutlets, baked potato, corn "pudding," asparagus and some greenery. I think he was surprised.

And now I need to rest!

Monday, January 28, 2019

See the Doctor?

Yes, I got to see a doctor today and received two injections. I hope this works. Getting so exhausted that I slept from 2:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

Now back to bed.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sunday and Warmer

The thermometer shows 62, a nice warm day in preparation for tomorrow's high of 38.

I managed to get to the store. Then home to rest and talk to New Jersey Judith for the first time in several days. It's hard to talk when it makes you cough so I've been plenty silent around here. I'm sure Lee appreciates it.

I do feel a little better. Hope that trend continues.