I just realized….

…………that I didn’t write yesterday.oops
Oops…….
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My bad….
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I’m sorry. I know y’all just wait with baited breath for every post I do.

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………….not…………….

Anyway……Uncle is still hanging in there. SisterCuz is coming from Indiana tomorrow to see him and I’m hoping we can get together for a bit tomorrow later afternoon or evening….

I finished wall #2 last night.
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It looks so bright and clean in there now. I finished up the wall around the door last night and I still have the wall to the left to do yet.
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This is the new front door I picked out. I need to get it and get it installed soon. I also need to do the balcony door and the screen porch door. For some reason he put hollow core doors on those. I have several doors in my garage that would work. Just need someone to install.door screen door.jpeg
I have this really cool patio door I would LOVE on my screen porch. I need to measure it up and see if it will work…..

I think this will be ‘The Summer of Doors’.

 

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I’m sorry….I am exhausted today…..

Last night, Chris and Rob came over, picked up 3 motors and 2 Ford rear ends. I sold everything for enough to pay this baby off today.

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She’s mine, lock, stock and barrel. Now THAT pay’t can go to the credit card I want paid off next.

I was so full of thoughts about this, it was after 1:30am before I could shut the light off and try to sleep. I dropped off only to have the dog trying to jump back up on my (over waist high) bed and he didn’t make it. He was hanging off the end, so I had to help him up. This was at 3 or 4am. It scared the cat out of a deep sleep so HE jumped up, scaring the shit outta me….

You can’t make this shit up…..

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Tidbits to remember: Memorial Day 2019

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I hope you don’t think that.

It’s common for volunteers to place the American Flag on graves in the national cemeteries. Memorial Day is also a popular day for people to visit cemeteries and honor those who have died while serving in the military.

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Although not as popular today, one Memorial Day tradition was to eat a picnic meal while sitting on the grounds of a cemetery.

Because it is SO MUCH more than that.

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There are more than 300,000 fallen soldiers buried at Arlington Cemetery. On average, 28 burials are held there each day.

And remember who you need to thank.

They are the ones that cannot say “you are most welcome”

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Approximately 620,000 soldiers on both sides died during the Civil War.

These photos make my heart clutch in pain.

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The Grand Army of the Republic was created by the Union Army to honor their dead. After World War I, the American Legion took over their duties.

Please always remember……………..

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In 1966, President Johnson named Waterloo, New York, as the original place of Memorial Day.

…..and never forget………

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Congress passed the National Moment of Remembrance Act in 2000 that requires all Americans to stop what they are doing at 3:00pm on Memorial Day to remember and honor those who have died serving the United States.

I go stand in front of my Grandfather’s grave. And I remember him.

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On Memorial Day, the flag is supposed to be flown at half-mast until noon and then raised to full mast until sunset.
Barely. But I do.

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Memorial Day is sometimes confused with Veterans Day. However, Veterans Day honors ALL United States military veterans, while Memorial Day honors the soldiers who died while serving.

NEVER EVER forget why you get that 3 day weekend the end of May. Because if you do? Their sacrifice is for nothing.

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Go see this. Maybe you’ll understand. It will take your breath away.

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So River had spoken of the strange SPAM comments she’s gotten. I hadn’t gotten any for a long while…
….till today.
I laughed at the comments because the posts they were referencing. I had 9 to sort through. And for the final time? I don’t NEED Nike’s???? hello??
LoL……………..
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So I left Building 49….

……..in tears of grief. Seeing Uncle so changed ………..

It was raining when I walked in there.

It was snowing when I walked out of there.

I don’t think poor Gary knew what to do with me.

So we headed home.

He is a wonderful man.

One day I will have to tell him I love him huh?

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Susie Bell….one last time

God that was hard. The complex is pretty big.  We turned right….drove

all

the

way

around

the

complex.

Finally found building 49 where Uncle was.If we would have turned left? RIGHT THERE.

Anyway, I was walking the hall following the sign to 49 when a vet in a wheelchair asked me for a push, then asked me where I was going. I said I was looking for Building 49. ‘No, his name.’ I said ‘Bert’. Ah. Follow me to the elevators. We had a funny little conversation on the way about hidden elevators.

Found the main floor nurse’ station and the guy asked if Bert was here. She said yes! I asked the nurse what room he was in and she took me to the TV room. I thanked the guy for the directions and he thanked me for the ride……

Then………..

There he was.

“Do you know this lady?” The nurse asked.

“Susie Bell” and a smile.

This is gonna be hard.

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Have YOU ever been to a Russian wedding?

Gary and I.jpeg It was such fun! We were exhausted! Wedding, then the drinking began!

The wedding/reception/dance were all in one place. After a SHORT (15 min) wedding, we were kind of ushered to the other side for h’ordurves as they put up a rolling wall. We drank as they set up the tables over there. Then we all had to find our names on the table list. The DJ was playing some good music, we all were asked to sit down. Just as they started serving us Salad and baked chicken breasts, the DJ said EVERYONE ON THE DANCE FLOOR. Gary and I were like ‘huh?’ so we went back to the dance floor. They did the Grand March! (meanwhile our awesome chicken breasts were getting cold) Finally we sat again, ate our cold chicken (that was sposed to be hot)….

A little bit later, they bring out Beef (so tender), asparagus, and REAL mashed potatoes. Just as we load our plate, DJ says ‘EVERYONE OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR!’ Gary and I looked at each other and said no. We are eating this one warm. This time is was for the parents of the couple to teach the new bride and groom what they have learned about kissing over the last 30-33 years. GORKA!!  ya. ok. They finally sent everyone back to the tables to eat their cold beef and taters……then EVERYONE OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR!

While everyone was out there, the salmon and ravioli arrived. ‘Ok everyone sit and eat your fish!!’ I don’t do salmon so I was good.

Little bit later ‘EVERYONE OUT ON THE DANCE FLOOR!’ Time for the Maid of Honor and the Best Man speech. Then it was ‘Desert bar is open!’ OK, I admit I had already snitched from there. Some of the BEST tarts I’ve ever eated and strawberries covered in chocolate the size of your FIST!

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We had a great time. Danced a lot. It was freaking COLD outside and raining so I’m glad we were in such a cool old building.

I’ll tell you about Sunday’s drive to see my Uncle tomorrow. Later everyone!

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Yes I do……

I Want To Be Six Again

  

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult, in order to accept the responsibilities of a 6-year-old.

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I want to be six again.

I want to go to McDonald’s and think it’s the best place in the world to eat.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make waves with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money, because you can eat them.

I want to play kickball during recess and stay up on Christmas Eve waiting to hear Santa and Rudolph on the roof.

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I long for the days when life was simple. When all you knew were your colors, the addition tables, and simple nursery rhymes, but it didn’t bother you, because you didn’t know what you didn’t know, and you didn’t care.

I want to go to school and have snack time, recess, gym and field trips.

I want to be happy, because I don’t know what should make me upset.

I want to think the world is fair and everyone in it is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible.

Sometime, while I was maturing, I learned too much. I learned of nuclear weapons, prejudice, starving and abused kids, lies, unhappy marriages, illness, pain, and mortality.

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I want to be six again.

I want to think that everyone, including myself, will live forever, because I don’t know the concept of death.

I want to be oblivious to the complexity of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want television to be something I watch for fun,not something used for escape from the things I should be doing.

I want to live knowing the little things that I find exciting will always make me as happy as when I first learned them.

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I want to be six again.

I remember not seeing the world as a whole, but rather being aware of only the things that directly concerned me.

I want to be naive enough to think that if I’m happy, so is everyone else.

I want to walk down the beach and think only of the sand beneath my feet and the possibility of finding that blue piece of sea glass I’m looking for.

I want to spend my afternoons climbing trees and riding my bike, letting the grownups worry about time, the dentist, and how to find the money to fix the car.

I want to wonder what I’ll do when I grow up and what I’ll be, who I’ll be and not worry about what I’ll do if this doesn’t work out. I want that time back.

I want to use it now as an escape, so that when my computer crashes, or I have a mountain of paperwork, or two depressed friends, or a fight with my spouse, or bittersweet memories of times gone by, or second thoughts about so many things, I can travel back and build a snowman, without thinking about anything except whether the snow sticks together and what I can possibly use for the snowman’s mouth.

I want to be six again.

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If only I could be six again for just a little while.

Just a little while…………….

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