Showing posts with label memorial day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label memorial day. Show all posts

Sunday, May 24, 2015


Around our place a person comes and posts some papers on your door if they need to let you know new rules etc. Well I heard her SLAP the papers on the door so I go out and see what it is all about.


The new manager here made a BIG BIG mistake and so the district manager had to let us all know that WE DID NOT have to pay the money for putting in our A/C units. WOW talk about a reversal. A whole lot of tenants were thrilled at this news.Seems you only PAY for help putting it in IF you do not go and get the plexiglass to fill in the windows YOURSELF.{ OKAY, this is not interesting to others I know but it sure was a load off my mind. It's the day to day things that add up and get on your nerves sometimes. I am new to how things work here still and having to learn what goes and what doesn't. }          

I ask about decorating my patio, "Sure do whatever you want out there." Ahhhh well within reason of course. No BBQ stuff and NO umbrella stuff. Can I trust what she says to be true? Will some other person in charge change the rule.. probably. Just

the way it is around here. Some already dug up the rocks around each of their patio and planted flowers in there. That's a lot of rocks!! I dreamed I had a birdbath on my patio the other night..I guess I was dreaming of this one I had in our old yard. I took the flowers out and turned it back into a place where the birds could have some fun. I don't think this place here is a good place to have a birdbath, the hawks might use it to drink out of and capture some snacks of smaller birds...Yikes. That would be a horrible sight. So I will just make do with what I have right now and maybe add some things here and there as the summer goes by. I tried sitting out there the other day and it was SO HOT with no shade I could not stay long.

For those who read this blog and know me, you might remember HELL HOUSE. Well it still stands today abandoned but bought by our local college. Eventually it will be torn down and something will be built on that spot. I am sure the neighbors cannot wait. AS for our old home. Sad to say it looks so bad I just GASP when I saw it recently. Seems those who bought it did some improvements but the outside looks horrible. This paint was applied almost TWO YEARS ago and then just left. They never finished any of it. The porch was full of junk, furniture and the back area by the garage full of garbage and trash. No wonder the neighbors are in an uproar.
She was a grand ole place when we lived there, yes we miss the old days a whole lot when life was good.
Guess I will wrap this up as I am getting too sentimental here. 




Friday, May 25, 2012


Feels kinda like July fourth weekend instead of Memorial day around here. Weather is scorching hot and clear so far. Not sure if we will get any relief in the heat at all.
 I added some color and music to get me in the mood. Hope it won't be too much, I just felt like a parade I guess. We don't do many parades around here anymore. Not many used to show up so they decided to just march a few blocks and that was it. Kinda sad compared to years past with all the hoopla. I do pause to think of all those who served and are serving in our military and helping to keep us safe and free. They sure don't get enough credit for all they did and do. 

Whatever your plans are..I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


By now most of you know I had a little tumble and fall accident this past week. I am still recovering from it, funny how something small can change your whole life.
    Talk about ..    

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 
Robert Frost
 I recently had a chance to change things up some and maybe take myself in a new direction. I was going to try and take a chance anyway. Then I fell, and when I did,  I saw stars..well at least I think that's what they were. That pain was something I hadn't ever  felt before. I have fallen many time in my life, but  I immediately thought..OH now you have really broken it!  No, the kneecap wasn't broken but the whole thing is bruised and I was LUCKY!! So lucky. It made me take note of what limitations I have at this time of my life. So some plans had to change and I am left to sit around  healing up and trying to keep a positive spin on things.
 First time I had driven around in the car was yesterday. I was very careful for sure. Nothing like tweaking that thing over again, especially when you are away from home. Wearing a velcro elastic brace on it just to keep it in line. Trip to the store was even longer than I expected. Had forgotten how long and tired a trip it can be for someone who is disabled,  I felt pretty give out by the time I got home. I just have to take it easy for awhile. I find climbing steps a real challenge but I know it will be better day by day.  One step at a time. 
 I still cannot believe Memorial day weekend is coming soon.. I hope you all have a safe and happy one.