2019 May 09 Thursday

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2019 May 09 Thursday in Grimes, Ankeny, Iowa

No sunshine This morning

39° and cloudy.

Up early and off to Ankeny this morning. Jason and Audrie were heading to the hospital for more surgery on Jason’s foot. They needed to leave before greatgrandson Caleb was up and off to school. And so needed trees to be there just to insure thwart he made out out the door and to school He got right up at the appropriate time and quickly was dressed and ready for school will before the bus arrived.

We left Ankeny and took the scenic route to Grimes and the senior center.

I was inspired by www.justsketches.WordPress.com to do some sketching today while at the senior center. People were all engaged in conversations

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2019 May 08 Wednesday

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2019 May 08 Wednesday in Grimes, Iowa

41° and rainy that reached 63° for a moment or two under an overcast sky.

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We arrived at the senior center slightly before 8:30 because a public health nurse was there to trim toenails. If you haven’t reached an advanced age, you might not understand how nice and necessary it is to have someone take care of your feet four you.

Then we had plenty of time to play multiple games of Fast Track with Joyce, Elwin, and Sue.

The meal today was liver and onions, so I went to McDonald’s for a sandwich, not because I don’t like liver and onions (I do) but because I have am extreme allergic to onions.

After lunch they played bingo until 1:30.

We met with friends at 2:00 for pie at Village Inn.

We had Just enough time for a short nap before going to John and Dawn’s for supper. Linnea and Rob were also there as was Brandon.

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2019 May 06 Monday

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2019 May 06 Monday in Des Moines, Ankeny and Grimes, Iowa

47° and partially cloudy. That reached a high of 66°.

A trip to Dr. Campbell DDS is Ann interesting way to start the day.

Here I am smiling for the ( x-ray) camera. Then on to the teeth cleaning. I’m good until September. Ella, however goes back on the 15 for fillings.

We made it you the Grimes Senior Center for games and lunch.

After lunch we stopped at the post office and picked up a handful of mail.

From there we drove into Des Moines to help out a young friend. She has a baby but until now has not ha a babybed. She found once online a local buy/sell/trade site. It was free but server had no way to haul it. We have a 3/4 ton pickup. We picked her up at her apartment. Then drove to the Ankeny Police Station for the transfer. Soon a gentleman in a van arrived and we moved the disassembled bed into the the truck.

On the way back to our friends apartment, Ella received a phonecall from granddaughter Audrie. She told Ella to pull into a parkinglot for a hug. She and her husband has seen us on the road and were a few cars behind us. We stopped and got our hugs.

Then a proceeded to our friends apartment and unloaded the bed.

Before leaving the apartment complex, I spotted thirds vine encircled tree and thought out was photo worthy.

Our good deed done, we stopped at a neighbourhood ice cream shop.

A multitude multilayered sunset tonight after an afternoon rain shower.

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2019 May 05 Sunday

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2019 May 05 Sunday in Des Moines and Grimes, Iowa.

53° and mostly cloudy that turned into partly sunny ants reached 77°.Happy Cinco de Mayo It wasn’t a very pretty sunrise..But the clouds made an interesting skyscape a little later.We took a drive around the campground before going to church. We stopped to talk to “the twins” also known as “the boys”. They are twins but since they are in their 40s they are not really boys. They are delightful people who are mentally challenged. They are also the unofficial campground reporters. They walk everywhere and talk to everyone. They know more people than nearly anyone else here. They also seem to know more about what is going on in our community..This is the choir singing for the last time until fall. With summer vacations our its nearly impossible to have the full choir. So during the summer the church relies on volunteer special music.Below is a link to this morning’s sermon.https://youtu.be/x0nZ4kpb7PgOn the way home from worship we stopped at grandson Nate’s for some hugs from the great grandkids. Nathan was working on a logsplitter when we arrived..We drove through Dairy Queen to get some shakes to go with our leftover pizza.This cloud looked just like a giant wall of white to our north.Once home, I spent more time raking and burning leaves. It seems as though there are more leaves left than there were when I started,While I worked outside, Ella worked on unpacking and putting away.Then we napped.God bless and g’niteVisit my daily devotions blog https://musingsdevotions.wordpress.com

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2019 May 04 Saturday

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2019 May 04 Saturday in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma all the way to Grimes, Iowa.

54° and high fog

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I snapped this as we were leaving Denny’s. It is as close to a sunrise as we saw today.

Just a lonely stretch of road about 9 am in Oklahoma.

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Stopped for gas in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.

More lonely stretch of road in as we crossed into Kansas around 10.

I tried to get a photo of the wind turbines with the top in the fog.

11:00 near El Dorado Kansas

1:00 pm near Topeka

In Parts Unknown in Kansas at 1:33 in the afternoon a pretty good size turkey flew across the road in front of me I actually clipped its tail feathers we could have had a good meal off of that thing. But it would have cost me a windshield.

This was an accidental selfie taken as I grapped for the phone to check the navigation. It turned out so good, I’m keeping it.

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About 4:30 we stopped at the first rest stop in Iowa.

Just before 6 we arrived at our Iowa home.

I’ve got a lot off yard work to do. There are mountains of soggy maple leaves to rake and burn or bag for the trash. Composting isn’t an option, for us.if you’d like them, they can be yours absolutely FREE, just pay the shipping and handling free.

We unloaded some of the truck and then went grocery shopping.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 May 03 Friday

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2019 May 03 Friday in Liberty Hill, Cedar Park, Texas and all the way to Oklahoma City

62° and cloudy. Thunderstormed all night but appeared to be clearing at daybreak.

It was raining and wet and Soggy when we arrived in Texas back in October and it’s rainy and wet and Soggy when we’re leaving Texas now. But at least it’s warmer

Rudolph the Red-nosed pick up is packed fairly tight. The truck bed is as filled as it can get. The back seat is full but not completely. I may actually be able to tilt my seat back. That was Ella goal.

Our first stop was at Vera Bank where I had purchased a money order to pay for our post office box in Iowa. Only to find out that they would not be able to cash that. So I stopped at the bank to see if I could get my money back. And they showed me an 800 number on the back of my stub that I can call and do a stop order on it and hopefully get my money back.

Our next stop was at doctor Borick, the orthopedic surgeon. I got injections of a long-lasting steroid in both knees. Plus 2 new braces. We arrived early and got right in. We were all done and out before the actual time for the appointment.

We were out of the doctors in time for a stop at DQ for lunch. We took our time eating but were still about 2 hours early for the next doctors appointment.

The next appointment was with doctor Crimmins. Even though We were very early, we got in and, went through the list of medications, and for the EKG taken. The doctor cameon a little later, listen to my heart, read the EKG, and pronounced me good to go.

So go we did. Right straight tho interstate 35 and breaded north.

1:15 and we were on the road tho Iowa.

By 2:00 we in Belton

2:46 we were somewhere around Waco. Google Navigation had taken us off of I-35 because out an accident on the interstate. Did you know that it also warns you of speed traps? I didn’t until today.

We stopped at a rest stop at 3:30 somewhere near Hillsboro.

When 4:30 arrived I was doing something that I claimed i’d never do again, drive through Fort Worth. By 5:30 the traffic had started moving along near the speed limit. Of course, by then we’d reached Denton Texas.

We stopped in Denton for gasoline and Boston Market prime rib … yum!

At 6:30 we saw the partial rainbow somewhere in Oklahoma.

Just before 8 the sun peaked out between cloud formations.

About 15 minutes later and a little farther down the road we were treated to this sunset.

Shortly after 9 we came to rest in Oklahoma City. We did a Google search for a cheap motel. And we found one.

That’s the toilet seat in our room. I guess odds true. “You get what You pay for … or a little less than what yippy pay for.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 May 02 Thursday

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2019 May 02 Thursday in Liberty Hill, Texas

61°and cloudy that turned into 63° and thunderstorm.

Strange clouds this morning that resembles angry eyes.

We loaded a few more items into the truck this afternoon before the rains hit.

There was a good sized crowd at the Over three Hill Gang today. And we got to play some games with friends.

I put insulation into the windows this evening.

God bless and g’nite

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