2017 August part 1

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August 01 Tuesday was a normal day with nothing special going on.

August 02 Wednesday morning while haveing coffee with friends at the Cutty’s Cafe, we made arrangements to gather at Village Inn at noon for “Pie Rush Wednesday”. Then we went to the Grimes Senior Center for lunch. We asked to be served first because we had somewhere to be at noon. After lunch and pie, we hurried home so that Tom could get ready for work (2-9). While Tom worked, Ella played Train Dominoes at Cutty’s Adult Center.

August 03 Thursday  Our niece Kara came to visit so we stayed home from the Senior Center. We introduced her to the game “Fast Track” and I think she quickly became addicted to it. She stayed until it was time for us to go to the Cafe for supper. Once a week, they have a special dinner on Thursday evenings. This day it was meatloaf. It is very good (not as good as Tom’s) and very large slices. Served with a vegitable and a big baked potato, it is enough for two. Yes we have become that ‘old couple’ who go to a resturant and split a meal.

August 04 Friday Tom worked 3-10 while Ella played Card Jackpot.

August 05 Saturday The Nye family gathered at Cutty’s for a family reunion. It was held at the Adult Center. In the process of cleaning up and carrying things to the truck, we misplaced the keys to the storage cabinet in the Adult Center. This is where we keep all of our supplies for our worship service. It even had the laptop which has Sunday’s sermon on it. Not good … not good at all.

August 06 Sunday Because we had no key to the storage cabinet, our worship was interesting. No bulletins meant no hymn lyrics and no responsive readings. Tom was able to receive his copy of the bulletin and sermon on his tablet. We did the expanded Lord ’s Prayer by having the congregation recite one line at a time. Tom then read a scripture passage relating to that line of the prayer. That worked well without having a bulletin. We sang the first line of Amazing Grace from memory. We had people look up the scripture verses (Colossians 1:13-23 and Luke 9:28-36) in their bibles or on their devices. The sermon title was “The Visible Image of the Invisible God”. Again, didn’t need the bulletin.

Tom then went to work at the fee booth from 2 to 9.

August 07 Monday We did our usual Tuesday stuff at the Senior Center.

The full moon rose orange with layers of clouds. All that was missing from this view was the image of a witch on a broom.

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August 08 Tuesday Lunch and games at the Senior Center and then Tom had a Doctor’s appointment. His knee (the one he had surgery on in April) has been causing a lot of pain. He said the other day, “If the only way to get rid of this pain is to take the leg off … I’d consider it very strongly.” The pain had lessened by the time of the appointment but was still painful. He was told to take Tylenol every six hours, keep it iced, and elevated. If it doesn’t get better in a week, he is to make another appointment. It is a little difficult to keep it iced and elevated when he has a job (even if it is part time) as well as a lot of things to do at home (which is what caused the pain to flareup in the first place).

August 09 Wedn0810172001_HDR.jpgesday Tom had the day off and spent the afternoon installing “rafters” to our awning. One of our friends at Cutty’s made these for us about six or seven years ago for a different trailer.  Since they were made for a different size awning it took a little adjusting of the lengths to make them fit snuggly.  It was also nessasary to drill some holes in the awning roller tube. By the use of the rafters along with deflappers and multible tie-downs, we have had that previous awning withstand sustained 50 mph winds with gusts to around 60. When I know a high wind is coming, I still take them down.

Because Wednesday is when we get together to play dominoes, and because we still haven’t located the missing key to the cabinet in the Adult Center, we took two of our sets, a double 9 and a double 12. The set at the Adult Center has numbers instead of dots. Ours has dots. So it required people to actually count dots but we got through without too much grumbling.

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August 10 Thursday Tom is on blood thinners and needs to check his INR (International Normalized Ratio) which is a check of blood coagul tion. He normally does this at home on Thursdays so that he call in his results in time for the doctor’s to get back to him before the weekend (if they need to make a change in his meds). This also when he checks his blood sugar level. One finger stick … two tests.

August 11 Friday We gather to play Ca  rd Jackpot (think bingo with cards) at the Adult Center on Fridays. However, because of that missing key (all of the cards are stored in the locked locker), we gathered all of our decks of cards (and purchased a few more) so that we could still play. As we were getting ready to go, Tom went out to the truck and searched once more for the key. He moved the passenger as far forward as possible and then back as far as possible and guess what … that’s right … found the missing key next to Ella’s seat. Now the argument is, “Who lost it in the first place.”

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August 12 Saturday  While Tom was at work and Ella was somewhere (sorry I don’t remember what she was doing) John (son) capencil_sketch_1503057633851.jpgme out and took the Excel from storage. He took it home to make sure it was ready for the trip to Texas. While he was here, he also put the small storage shed together. What a great guy he is.

 

August 13 Sunday Tom’s sermon was And How Are They to Hear?” based on Romans 10:5-15.  It was nice to have the bulletins and laptop back in service again. Tom worked 2-9.

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August 14 Monday Coffee at the cafe and lunch at the center then Tom worked 2-9.

August 15 Tuesday We had a Williams Family reunion planned for 4 p.m. However because there were isolated rains in the area, many of the family decided to postpone it to a later date. I even booked the Lodge at Cutty’s so that we could be out of the weather. But some said they had to have a grill. And since the Lodge is on Main Street there was no place to put a grill.  The new date is September 9th at our place. When I talked to Kara, I said to come on over to our place and we could have a mini reunion of our own. She had a couple of her granddaughters with her. They wanted to go to a movie. They came over later and we had a nice visit.

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August 16 Wednesday Our niece, Kara came to visit with two more of her grandkids in tow. The kids swam at the indoor pool at the Clubhouse while Ella and Kara played Fast Track. Tom stayed home and made pizzas for them to eat once the swimming was over. After lunch, we just sat and visited. Somehow the topic centered on ghosts and dreams. This was one of the few Wednesdays that we have not gone to Village Inn for Pie Rush Wednesday. Later in the evening, John brought the Excel back to Cutty’s and back into storage. He had checked the wheel bearings and brakes and found them to be ready for travel.

August 17 Thursday On the way into the Grimes Senior Center, we stopped at our storage space to retrieve some trunks and storage bins that will now go into our shed that is on our seasonal site. We found that we couldn’t get the key to turn in the paddle lock. It had rusted too badly. We left it for the time being and went on to the center for games and lunch. After lunch we stopped at Ace Hardware to purchase a paddle lock. Instead, Tom found a pack of four locks that are keyed alike. We went back to our storage spaces and had the manager cut off the rusted lock. After the trunks and storage boxes were loaded into the truck, we replaced that lock with one of the new locks. Then we went to our second storage space and changed our lock there also. Arriving home, we unloaded the trunks etc and put them in the shed and then locked it with the third lock. The fourth lock went on the tool box in the truck.

August 18 Friday Tom worked 8-3:30

August 01 Tuesday

August 02 Wednesday

August 03 Thursday Kara came to visit and we introduced her to the game “Fast Track”.

August 04 Friday

August 05 Saturday The Nye family gathered at Cutty’s for a family reunion. It was held at the Adult Center. In the process of cleaning up and carry things to the truck, we misplaced the keys to the storage cabinet in the Adult Center. This is where we keep all of our supplies for our worship service. It even had the laptop which has Sunday’s sermon on it.

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August 06 Sunday Because we had no key to the storage cabinet, our worship was interesting. No bulletins meant no hymn lyrics and no responsive readings. Tom was able to receive his copy of the bulletin and sermon on his tablet. We did the expanded Lord ’s Prayer by having the congregation recite one line at a time. Tom then read a scripture passage relating to that line of the prayer. That worked well without having a bulletin. We sang the first line of Amazing Grace from memory. We had people look up the scripture verses (Colossians 1:13-23 and Luke 9:28-36) in their bibles or on their devices. The sermon title was “The Visible Image of the Invisible God”. Again, didn’t need the bulletin.

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August 07 Monday

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August 08 Tuesday

August 09 Wednesday Because Wednesday is when we get together to play dominoes, and because we still haven’t located the missing key to the cabinet in the Adult Center, we took two of our sets, a double 9 and a double 12. The set at the Adult Center has numbers instead of dots. Ours has dots. So it required people to actually count dots but we got through without too much grumbling.

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August 10 Thursday

August 11 Friday We gather to play Card Jackpot (think bingo with cards) at the Adult Center on Fridays. However, because of that missing key (all of the cards are stored in the locked locker), we gathered all of our decks of cards (and purchased a few more) so that we could still play. As we were getting ready to go, Tom went out to the truck and searched once more for the key. He moved the passenger as far forward as possible and then back as far as possible and guess what … that’s right … found the missing key next to Ella’s seat. Now the argument is, “Who lost it in the first place.”

August 12 Saturday

August 13 Sunday Tom’s sermon was And How Are They to Hear?” based on Romans 10:5-15. Tom worked 2-9.

August 14 Monday

August 15 Tuesday

August 16 Wednesday Our niece, Kara came to visit with two more of her grandkids in tow. The kids swam at the indoor pool at the Clubhouse while Ella and Kara played Fast Track. Tom stayed home and made pizzas for them to eat once the swimming was over. After lunch, we just sat and visited. Somehow the topic centered on ghosts and dreams. This was one of the few Wednesdays that we have not gone to Village Inn for Pie Rush Wednesday. Later in the evening, John brought the Excel back to Cutty’s and back into storage. He had checked the wheel brearings and brakes and found them to be ready for travel.

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August 17 Thursday On the way into the Grimes Senior Center, we stopped at our storage space to retrieve some trunks and storage bins that will now go into our shed that is on our seasonal site. We found that we couldn’t get the key to turn in the paddle lock. It had rusted too badly. We left it for the time being and went on to the center for games and lunch. After lunch we stopped at Ace Hardware to purchase a paddle lock. Instead, Tom found a pack of four locks that are keyed alike. We went back to our storage spaces and had the manager cut off the rusted lock. After the trunks and storage boxes were loaded into the truck, we replaced that lock with one of the new locks. Then we went to our second storage space and changed our lock there also. Arriving home, we unloaded the trunks etc and put them in the shed and then locked it with the third lock. The fourth lock went on the tool box in the truck.

August 18 Friday Tom worked 8-3:30

 

August 01 Tuesday

August 02 Wednesday

August 03 Thursday Kara came to visit and we introduced her to the game “Fast Track”.

August 04 Friday

August 05 Saturday The Nye family gathered at Cutty’s for a family reunion. It was held at the Adult Center. In the process of cleaning up and carry things to the truck, we misplaced the keys to the storage cabinet in the Adult Center. This is where we keep all of our supplies for our worship service. It even had the laptop which has Sunday’s sermon on it.

August 06 Sunday Because we had no key to the storage cabinet, our worship was interesting. No bulletins meant no hymn lyrics and no responsive readings. Tom was able to receive his copy of the bulletin and sermon on his tablet. We did the expanded Lord ’s Prayer by having the congregation recite one line at a time. Tom then read a scripture passage relating to that line of the prayer. That worked well without having a bulletin. We sang the first line of Amazing Grace from memory. We had people look up the scripture verses (Colossians 1:13-23 and Luke 9:28-36) in their bibles or on their devices. The sermon title was “The Visible Image of the Invisible God”. Again, didn’t need the bulletin. ,

August 07 Monday

August 08 Tuesday

August 09 Wednesday Because Wednesday is when we get together to play dominoes, and because we still haven’t located the missing key to the cabinet in the Adult Center, we took two of our sets, a double 9 and a double 12. The set at the Adult Center has numbers instead of dots. Ours has dots. So it required people to actually count dots but we got through without too much grumbling.

August 10 Thursday

August 11 Friday We gather to play Card Jackpot (think bingo with cards) at the Adult Center on Fridays. However, because of that missing key (all of the cards are stored in the locked locker), we gathered all of our decks of cards (and purchased a few more) so that we could still play. As we were getting ready to go, Tom went out to the truck and searched once more for the key. He moved the passenger as far forward as possible and then back as far as possible and guess what … that’s right … found the missing key next to Ella’s seat. Now the argument is, “Who lost it in the first place.”

August 12 Saturday

August 13 Sunday Tom’s sermon was And How Are They to Hear?” based on Romans 10:5-15. Tom worked 2-9.

August 14 Monday

August 15 Tuesday

August 16 Wednesday Our niece, Kara came to visit with two more of her grandkids in tow. The kids swam at the indoor pool at the Clubhouse while Ella and Kara played Fast Track. Tom stayed home and made pizzas for them to eat once the swimming was over. After lunch, we just sat and visited. Somehow the topic centered on ghosts and dreams. This was one of the few Wednesdays that we have not gone to Village Inn for Pie Rush Wednesday. Later in the evening, John brought the Excel back to Cutty’s and back into storage. He had checked the wheel brearings and brakes and found them to be ready for travel.

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August 17 Thursday On the way into the Grimes Senior Center, we stopped at our storage space to retrieve some trunks and storage bins that will now go into our shed that is on our seasonal site. We found that we couldn’t get the key to turn in the paddle lock. It had rusted too badly. We left it for the time being and went on to the center for games and lunch. After lunch we stopped at Ace Hardware to purchase a paddle lock. Instead, Tom found a pack of four locks that are keyed alike. We went back to our storage spaces and had the manager cut off the rusted lock. After the trunks and storage boxes were loaded into the truck, we replaced that lock with one of the new locks. Then we went to our second storage space and changed our lock there also. Arriving home, we unloaded the trunks etc and put them in the shed and then locked it with the third lock. The fourth lock went on the tool box in the truck.

August 18 Friday Tom worked 8-3:30

August 01 Tuesday

August 02 Wednesday

August 03 Thursday Kara came to visit and we introduced her to the game “Fast Track”.

August 04 Friday

August 05 Saturday The Nye family gathered at Cutty’s for a family reunion. It was held at the Adult Center. In the process of cleaning up and carry things to the truck, we misplaced the keys to the storage cabinet in the Adult Center. This is where we keep all of our supplies for our worship service. It even had the laptop which has Sunday’s sermon on it.

August 06 Sunday Because we had no key to the storage cabinet, our worship was interesting. No bulletins meant no hymn lyrics and no responsive readings. Tom was able to receive his copy of the bulletin and sermon on his tablet. We did the expanded Lord ’s Prayer by having the congregation recite one line at a time. Tom then read a scripture passage relating to that line of the prayer. That worked well without having a bulletin. We sang the first line of Amazing Grace from memory. We had people look up the scripture verses (Colossians 1:13-23 and Luke 9:28-36) in their bibles or on their devices. The sermon title was “The Visible Image of the Invisible God”. Again, didn’t need the bulletin. ,

August 07 Monday

August 08 Tuesday

August 09 Wednesday Because Wednesday is when we get together to play dominoes, and because we still haven’t located the missing key to the cabinet in the Adult Center, we took two of our sets, a double 9 and a double 12. The set at the Adult Center has numbers instead of dots. Ours has dots. So it required people to actually count dots but we got through without too much grumbling.

August 10 Thursday

August 11 Friday We gather to play Card Jackpot (think bingo with cards) at the Adult Center on Fridays. However, because of that missing key (all of the cards are stored in the locked locker), we gathered all of our decks of cards (and purchased a few more) so that we could still play. As we were getting ready to go, Tom went out to the truck and searched once more for the key. He moved the passenger as far forward as possible and then back as far as possible and guess what … that’s right … found the missing key next to Ella’s seat. Now the argument is, “Who lost it in the first place.”

August 12 Saturday

August 13 Sunday Tom’s sermon was And How Are They to Hear?” based on Romans 10:5-15. Tom worked 2-9.

August 14 Monday

August 15 Tuesday

August 16 Wednesday Our niece, Kara came to visit with two more of her grandkids in tow. The kids swam at the indoor pool at the Clubhouse while Ella and Kara played Fast Track. Tom stayed home and made pizzas for them to eat once the swimming was over. After lunch, we just sat and visited. Somehow the topic centered on ghosts and dreams. This was one of the few Wednesdays that we have not gone to Village Inn for Pie Rush Wednesday. Later in the evening, John brought the Excel back to Cutty’s and back into storage. He had checked the wheel brearings and brakes and found them to be ready for travel.

August 17 Thursday On the way into the Grimes Senior Center, we stopped at our storage space to retrieve some trunks and storage bins that will now go into our shed that is on our seasonal site. We found that we couldn’t get the key to turn in the paddle lock. It had rusted too badly. We left it for the time being and went on to the center for games and lunch. After lunch we stopped at Ace Hardware to purchase a paddle lock. Instead, Tom found a pack of four locks that are keyed alike. We went back to our storage spaces and had the manager cut off the rusted lock. After the trunks and storage boxes were loaded into the truck, we replaced that lock with one of the new locks. Then we went to our second storage space and changed our lock there also. Arriving home, we unloaded the trunks etc and put them in the shed and then locked it with the third lock. The fourth lock went on the tool box in the truck.

August 18 Friday Tom worked 8-3:30.  There were sever thundrstorm warnings for the Screenshot_2017-08-18-18-24-10.pngarea so Tom took down the awning rafters down and undid the tie-downs.

 

When they were predicting wind gusts up to  70 mph, it seemed like a good time to put the awning away. After climbing up and down on the step ladder, Tom’s knee started aching again. So while Ella went to play Card Jackpot, he stayed home and iced his knee.

 

 

 

 

 

Good night and God bless.

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