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Starting Over … Again!

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Once again I’m starting over on my blog. There was some difficulty with the previous hosting and none of the 475 posts would show up when RVingFulltimeWithTomAndElla.com was searched for. So I’ve switched to a different hosting platform and am trying to rebuild. Keep in mind that some of these posts go back to 2011.  That is a lot of posts to copy and paste. Please keep checking back. Thanks for your interest and your patience.

 

2019 August 19 Sunday

2019 August 19 Sunday in Grimes and Carlisle Iowa

We had eggs to order at the clubhouse this morning.

Worship service at the adult center

Picked up a prescription at the pharmacy.

Drove to Linnea and Rob’s for lunch. We also got to see the great grandsons for a little while. And then Nathan and Beth.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 18 Saturday

2018 August 18 Saturday in Grimes Iowa

66° and a high fog or haze. Amazing, it nearly reached 90° today and was still at 85 at 6 p.m.

There was no work today and no senior center. I started working on the bulletin and sermon early this morning and didn’t fix breakfast. So, we had breakfast at the cafe this morning.

We had a short town hall meeting at 10:30 where they discussed items brought up at last months meeting and then addresses some new items which will be discussed by the board at their next meeting.

Keith and Jean took us Pizza Ranch for lunch. It was a reward for Ella watering their garden while they were away.

The afternoon was taken up with more work on the bulletin and sermon for next week’s worship. Just a more services left at Cutty’s this year. Labor day will be the final one. It may well be the last one I preach here. We have soft plans for spending less time here in the coming years and more time in Texas.

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G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 17 Friday

2018 August 17 Friday in Grimes Iowa

65° and mostly clear start of the day.

As I was sitting outside waiting for the sunrise, I noticed that morning doves, ducks, and many other birds are beginning to flock together. I think fall may actually be on its way.

And finally, the sun arose.

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We played games and ate at the senior center.

Ella’s shoulder had been bothering her for some time now. I’ve been telling her to make a doctor’s appointment. Today, after lunch, I dialed the doctor’s office and handed her the phone. They got her in within an hour and a half. After examining her, he said he thought it was a turn rotator cup.

We had just returned home (not even gotten out of the truck) when we heard sirens that sounded like they entered the campground and stopped. Immediately, we thought of our friends the Stones because their seasonal site is just inside the gate. We drove up there and there fire truck, ambulance, and sheriff’s SUV were at Stone’s RV. Sue, who is disabled, had fallen from her rolling chair. Tom was unable to lift her and called 911. Apparently she was alright just too shaken up.

Later in the evening 16 of us gathered at Cutty’s Adult Center to play Card Jackpot. Ella won a round and I split a jackpot with one other person.

The sky was completely overcast at sundown so no photo tonight.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 15 Wednesday

2018 August 15 Wednesday in Urbandale and Grimes Iowa

71° and misty in the morning. 86° by noon.

My day started with a trip to Firestone for plugs and wires. My Verizon HUM informed me of missfires so I made an appointment.

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Rained slow and steady overnight. Slightly less than 1/2″ in the gauge this morning.

We didn’t make it Cutty’s Cafe this morning but went straight to the senior center after getting the truck serviced.

Caliburger was the regular meal today but the flex-meal was brats with saurkraut.

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G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 16 Thursday

2018 August 16 Thursday in Grimes Iowa

66° with an almost foggy haze in the air. It is amazing that the forest fires on the west coast could be affecting the air in the Midwest. It kept the temperature from going above 82° at noon and kept it steady there until after 4 p.m.

As I do every Thursday, I checked my blood clothing factor. Today I was a little on the”thin” side. Partially this was due to the steroids I’ve been on since Sunday morning’s trip to the emergency room. I received a call from the Coumadin Clinic advising my to lower my dosage for the next couple of days, until I’m no longer on the steroids.

After breakfast we went to Cutty’s Cafe for coffee with Francis and Sandy, Keith, and Gail. We stayed there until about 10:15. I had an appointment for a follow up with the doctor to verify that I’m recovering from the allergy attack.

We arrived at the senior center in time for lunch. Unfortunately they were serving meat loaf. And after all the health problems caused by the meatloaf last Thursday, I decided to not have it. The side dish was pureed sweet potatoes which I do not like. Bake ’em, butter ’em and I’ll eat them. Make them look like baby food that’s already passed through the baby and I won’t. I went to McDonald’s and had an egg McMuffin.

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We had a guest speaker today who had some of us doing the Macarena.

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Here is a practice run through the sermon for this coming Sunday.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 14 Tuesday

2018 August 14 Tuesday in Grimes Iowa

68° with clouds this morning.

My hives are still itching and, though I’m not supposed to scratch them, my fingers haven’t gotten the message. I catch them digging at my flesh and order them to stop. But while I’m concentrating on one hand, the other finds a new spot to scratch. One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing.

I’m being so good today that I even have a halo.

It was a slow day at work with only give customers. It stayed slow untill Terrianne came to relieve me at 2.

At that time Ella and I went to Dairy Queen for my lunch, her supper.

While we were eating, my niece called to say that her and her sister were coming down to visit. When they arrived, we say on the patio and played 3 or 4 games of Fast Track.

It began a slow, spotty rain just before Kara and Karla left.

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G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 13 Monday

2018 August 13 Monday in Grimes Iowa

66° and hazy at the day’s beginning.

Hives aren’t any fun. Last night I kept finding myself scratching at the rash, which I’m not supposed to do. I told Ella that I needed one of those cones they put on dogs to keep them from bitting at the itches. She said, “except they’d be on your hands.” I got up and put a pair of socks on my hands. It worked okay over night. But I don’t think I can work at the fee booth with socks (or gloves) on hands.

Here are my life savers for today.

I’ve taken my steroid tablet for the day, and the first Benadryl.

Filed under thank you God. I got in Rudolf the red nosed pickup this morning, pushed on the brake in preparation for starting. Pedal went all the way to the floor. I’m out of brake fluid.

Ella dropped my off at the fee booth and then went up to the cafe. Don, who works in maintenance, was there and put some break fluid in Rudolf. After work, I’ll buy a bottle and top it off.

As I comb my beard, some hairs are pulled out.

When I look at them, it’s easy to see why it becomes tangled.

The weather alert / civil defense Sirens started going off about 10: 39 this morning. I have no idea what reason it was. normally they check them at noon on the first Saturday of the month. and since this is neither noon or Saturday I’m really kind of confused about what’s going on. As I was typing this, Ella called to ask me why the Sirens were going off. I’ve checked the weather and there is nothing but sunshine and blue skies.

I never did find out the reason for the Sirens.

After work, I bought some brake fluid, filled the truck with gas and ran it through the car wash.

Ella had BBQed chicken thighs in the Crock-Pot and we had our lubber (lunch/supper) at about four o’clock. Q

I took more Benadryl and a nap that Can lasted until 7:30. It was nice to wake up before bedtime.

G’nite y’all!

Visit my daily devotions blog https://musingsdevotions.wordpres mys.com/

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All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams