Up And At ‘Em – May 7, 2019

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The Sun is up and at ’em today!

But let’s back up a little first:

Friday the painter did come back in and get the painting done.

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TA DAAA finished and a pretty good job too.  Still waiting to hear from the tile guy as we were told he would give us a call this week to schedule something to fix the thresh hold piece in our shower.

Saturday:

A little bit moist out in the very early morning:

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That is one of the windows in the sun room – on the outside.

So I went outside on the patio to get a shot of the morning:

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Misty morning fog early Saturday.

But it cleared up and turned into quite the lovely day.

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We finally got to sit out in the evening, before it got dark and enjoy our fire table, patio and some music.  (oh…and some V8 Juice) 😉  The little black ‘thing’ on the corner of the fire table is a speaker with a flickering fire like light inside it.  We wanted to play a card game, but I needed to get something to hold the discard and drawing pile, as the wind would have cards everywhere.  I have that now, so we will give it a try.

We also went to see Avengers: Engame with my oldest daughter and her family. It was a good movie. Long…. Made even longer by the film ‘breaking down’ mid-film. At first folks thought it was perhaps a restroom break, so a lot of them took off to take care of that.  But then the people in charge of the theater came in and said there were some problems.  Everyone seemed pretty cool about the whole thing and I’d say it took about 20 minutes to get back to where we were when it all broke down.

After that we went to Willy McCoy’s to eat. It was a nice enough afternoon to allow us to eat outside.

The relaxing by the fire table was just the two of us here and came after all of the above.

Sunday:

Not a bright start to the day.

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A bit of a dramatic sky. These clouds are ushering in:

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Got some rain!

Not much happened on Sunday, but we did get a little shopping done.  The later afternoon perked up a bit so while we were out running errands we decided to try a place to eat that we see all the time but never have gone to.  It is generally really quite crowed, but we went early to eat before the big dinner crowd came.  The name of the place is Boondox in Otsego.

It is a very casual place, a very large sports bar. They have volley ball courts in the back. As well as a second house out back for parties and so on. Lots of kids playing in sand. Many burgers to be had, marked gluten free options on their menu which makes it easy for me, having Celiacs. It was good.  Nothing really stands out about the place food wise.  Prices seem fine, not too expensive.  I didn’t take any photos, but if we go again, I will .

Monday:

I was pretty busy yesterday and never got around to posting, so I will continue playing catch up.

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Lovely sunrise. However, as the clouds broke up I thought the sky was pretty interesting.

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It was a bit cooler than it had been.  The Sun was out, but the temps didn’t get out of the 50s.  Still, if it isn’t really windy, that’s okay for us.

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Guess I put Mandy to sleep.

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Lemme: Are you done yet?

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Fidget: Put the computer down, empty the lap, make room for me!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

The Wall – May 3, 2019

Hey…look at this!!!

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Sun! Yes, we have a sunrise this morning. How great is that.  Makes me start cleaning right away because when the sun comes through the windows, I see everything. So by 7:30 this morning I had the floor cleaned, microwave, counters and other things I could see smears or dust on.

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It is still in the mid 30s outside so you can see, or maybe you can’t in this photo but I was trying, frosty dew sparkling on the grass and a bit of a mist in the air.

Nice, though they are saying it may still rain off and on. Enjoy it while we can. 🙂

Hopefully, the wall will be finished today, I mentioned it yesterday, and we will be done with that.

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The guy is here working on it now, he has the vacuum on as he sands so it makes it less dusty.

Mandy is not amused, she is really not big on the vacuum so this is how she was when it all began:

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She was standing in the vicinity of the work, panting and yawning…she does both when you make her nervous.

But I talked her down, and also she must have figured to give up the fight because it was going to be going on for a while, and now she is like this:

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Mandy: BUT if the guys moves from his current location I am watching!!!!!

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Mandy: You may think I’m sleeping, but just try ANYTHING and I will know.

Mandy: Hey he just turned off the vacuum and walked out the door…very suspicious.

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You might as well hit the snooze alarm, Mandy, he still needs to paint, he’ll be back soon.

Happy Friday!

 

 

 

 

 

Cloudy With… – May 2 2019

…a chance of Clouds.

Yes, you heard me right.

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This morning’s sunrise…foggy and gray.  Maybe tomorrow, sun?

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Fidget: No sunny spots today.

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Mandy: Sigh…well at least my bathroom is warmer.

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Fidget: Mom, we know all this murkiness is your fault. Make it go away and bring back the sunny spots.

Thanks for the weather report but Mother Nature controls the weather not your human servant. You don’t fool with Mother Nature:

 

Love those old commercials. 🙂

Speaking of old, our house is now 8 months old and we are still working out a few kinks.  Especially in one of our main walls.

Before:

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A bit on the ‘lumpy’ side.

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We actually didn’t notice this on our walk-through before we settled as when you have the kitchen lights on, the counter is across from it and creates a shadow on the wall. It is when natural light is bright enough to see the wall in all its bumpiness.

Just to refresh memories, we did a quick walk through on an October afternoon, when it was cloudy and dark like today. The lights had to be on.  At that time we were having to leave for Chicago to be with our daughter that afternoon. They quickly fit us in October 4th (or 5th). Then in order to close on October 11th, we drove back to be here the afternoon of October 10th for an early morning closing the next day, then drove back to Chicago October 12th.  A crazy time but it all worked out.

We didn’t actually move into the house until October 23rd, I think it was. Then left the first of February to be with my Dad who was injured in an accident. We were gone for nearly two months due to that.  So we haven’t really lived in the house all that much yet.  November, December and January was all about moving in and the holidays.  So we are still getting around to things here.

The builder told us not to worry if we missed something, that they would be able to handle fixing things for a year. So far we haven’t found much, but they have honored their word.

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They came yesterday and left with the wall looking partially repaired.  They will come again tomorrow morning to sand and repaint.  Hopefully, that will take care of it.

We also have a tile threshold in our shower/drying area that is loose. There is a ticket in for their tile guy to come, but it’s been two weeks and we haven’t heard anything back from him yet. So when they finish the wall, I will let the warranty work manager know we appreciate the wall repair, but still haven’t heard from the tile person.

Other than that, we really haven’t found a lot to complain about with the new place.

 

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Mandy: To chew or not to chew.

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Mandy: That is the question.

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Mandy: Chew!

Happy Thursday!

Gray Day, May Day – May 1, 2019

HAPPY MAY DAY!

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My oldest daughter, and for a while with my grandson, used to surprise me with a May Day basket on my doorstep.  She liked to do a drop, ring the bell and run.  So sweet and  was so much fun.

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No sunrises to report on this week.

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This morning.

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I haven’t done other posts this week, so let me catch you up:

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Yesterday…Tuesday.

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Day before yesterday – Monday.

Yeeeeahhh – you get the drift. No sun around this week but there are high hopes for tomorrow.

The only event in the last few days is…well I will let Fidget and Lemme explain.

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Fidget: Well I was just sitting around not doing anything…

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Lemme: Yeah, just sitting around.

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Fidget: The next thing I knew I was crated, transported and ended up in the Vet’s office. This is me in the Vet’s office, apparently hiding was not going to stop what was to come. THE  ANNUAL PHYSICAL and vaccinations.

I dug my claws into my hiding spot and they had to move it out of the corner…well let’s just say it took two people to remove me so the Vet could examine me.

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Lemme: Yeah, two people…wait…

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Lemme: I don’t mind going to the Vet’s place, I don’t even mind the car.

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Lemme: Come to think of it, Fidget, you are a real pain in the tail when we go. Loud, obnoxious and a real brat about it.

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Fidget: Lemme is the definition of ‘Ignorance is Bliss’. 

I am happy to report, both of the boyz are in excellent shape!

Happy Wednesday!

 

 

Room-scape – April 26, 2019

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This speaks a lot to Hound vs. Feline.  It is warmer in the house now, due to the sun.  I look up because I hear heavy breathing and it is Mandy.  She is laying with her body on the softness of the rug, but with a large part of her body on the coolness of the floor, she is still too warm.  Lemme, a black kitty, chooses the sunny spot on the rug because he feels one can never be too warm.

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And then there is Fidget laying in the hall, because it is closer to the food AND he can watch everyone in case they want to feed him.

Nice day today, not as warm as yesterday and supposedly snow tomorrow and Sunday. Though I doubt we will see if up here, north of the cities, we’ll see.

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Mandy: Did you just say S N O W? Bad Mom…Bad, bad, bad Mom!

Happy Friday!

Wildlife Study – April 25, 2019

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A little sun, very little, is better than none.  Though the weather peeps are saying it will be sunny later. Fingers crossed.

A Wildlife Study:

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Things start off slightly blurry and the subject seems a little suspicious.

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Behold the magnificent beast!

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Ruler of all he surveys.

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Okay, maybe not quite ‘all’…well, sometimes…or not.

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Whoa!

He’s either roaring, bored. or wants me to check out his tonsils.  Looks good down there Fidge.

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We’ll go with bored.

Happy Thursday!