2018 September 13 Thursday

2018 September 13 Thursday in Grimes, Johnston, West Des Moines, and Urbandale Iowa

62° cloudy to start the day and reached a high of 83°.

We had coffee with Keith and Jean, and Sue and at the clubhouse this morning.

Ella had an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon who told her that, because of the arthritis in her shoulder, they would be unable to repair the rotater cuff or do a typical joint replacement. However, there is a procedure called a reverse replacement that could help.


In a reverse shoulder replacement, the normal ball-and-socket structure is reversed. An artificial ball is attached to the shoulder blade. An artificial socket is attached to the top of the arm bone. The large deltoid muscle that covers the shoulder is typically able to move the arm.

There is not enough time for her to have the surgery and properly heal (3 months) before we go to Texas. She will be contacting my orthopedic surgeon in Texas. For today she just got a cortisone shot to ease the Passion

It was lunch time when we finished at the doctor’s so we stopped at KFC. We made two more stops before returning home; post office and gas station.

Once we were home there was a short nap and then to the laundry. Afterwards we went to Village Inn for supper.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 September 12 Wednesday

2018 September 12 Wednesday in Grimes and Johnston Iowa

62° and hazy to start the day. It reached a high of 82°.

We received the following email last night:

Cutty’s Store will be open:
Friday 3pm – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 9am – 3pm
Cutty’s Store will be closed Monday through Thursday.

The Cutty’s Cafe is in the store. That means that we will not be meeting for coffee at the cafe in the mornings until next spring. Bummer! But we got the word out to most of the gang that we will gather at the clubhouse for coffee at 9 a.m. Bring your own coffee/tea.

We went to the senior center this morning and along with games and lunch we each had pedicures. The older I get the thicker those toenails become and the farther away my feet become. A couple times a year I get my hoofs trimmed.

Wednesday is bingo day at the center. I don’t much care for playing bingo. However, I do like calling bingo. I wonder if that says anything about my need to be in control? No! No I’m sure it doesn’t. Not at all. Forget that I brought it up.

Some of the gang gathered at Village Inn for free pie Wednesday.

After supper we gathered at Cutty’s Adult Center for a train dominoes.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 September 11 Tuesday

2018 September 11 Tuesday – Patriots day – in Grimes Iowa*

61° and clear sky. It reached 80°.

Two minute sunrise

We were the only ones to go to the cafe for coffee today.

A county nurse was at the senior center today testing blood pressure and giving flu shots. Ella’s and I got the heavy duty shots for old people.

Nothing much to report today but scroll all the way down any wayl

One minute sunset.

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G’nite y’all!

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Bonus extra:

*IOWA, according to Jeff Foxworthy:
If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Iowa.
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t even work there, you may live in Iowa.
If you’ve worn shorts and a jacket at the same time, you may live in Iowa.
If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number…, you may live in Iowa.
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Iowa.
If you have switched from ‘heat’ to ‘A/C’ in the same day and back again, you may live in Iowa.
If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Iowa.
If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both doors unlocked, you may live in Iowa.
If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Iowa.
If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you may live in Iowa.
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Iowa.
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you may live in Iowa.
If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you may live in Iowa.
If you find 10 degrees “a little chilly”, you may live in Iowa.

2018 September 10 Monday

2018 September 10 Monday in Grimes Iowa

Nearly cloudless and 56° to start the day and 72° by noon.

More than just coffee at the cafe this morning. I had a mini breakfast pizza and Ella had the breakfast burrito. Sandy and Francis, Sue and Stoney, Keith, and Ella and I were there.

Since the camping season is winding down, the fee booth has shorter hours. I worked from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ella choose to stay home today and not go to the senior center.

Not a very exciting day.

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G’nite y’all!

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2018 September 09 Sunday

2018 September 09 Sunday in Grimes and Des Moines Iowa

Started at 68° and crawled up to 72°.

Union Park UMC online bulletin said that church started at 10:00. We arrived at 9:30. The service started at 10:30. That gave us plenty of time to visit with people we hadn’t seen for a while. After church there was a hamburger lunch in the fellowship hall.

Once we were home we spent the afternoon reading, playing games, watching TV, and napping.

Shortly after five o’clock Sue came by on her Hoverround and reminded us that it was time for the employee appreciation dinner. There was a special appreciation trophy given to “The Twins” also known as “The Boys”. They are not Cutty’s employees but are everywhere in the park greeting people, helping people, and participating in all of the club activities. These twin boys are in their late 30s it early 40s and are mentally slow. By most importantly, they are two of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Almost missed getting a sunset photo.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 September 08 Saturday

2018 September 08 Saturday in Grimes, Urbandale, and West Des Moines, Iowa

Good news, no rain!

Scrambled eggs with shredded chicken and cheese sauce for breakfast.

Then a normal morning at the cafe with Sandy and Francis, Sue, and ourselves. The only change is that the cafe hours have changed from 8 a.m. through 9 p.m. to the new shorter hours of 9 a.m. through 7 p.m.

Ella had won a $50 gift card to HyVee good stores. Today I took her shopping and told her to buy things for herself (no groceries). The super store we went to has clothing, florists, Electronics, household items, and more. She bought a plastic storage box, pretzel bites, caramel pop corn, and beef jerky. I added Prego spaghetti sauce and wet wipes.

Around 11:30 we finished the shopping and went to Cracker Barrell for lunch.

Nobbies was next on our agenda. We were looking for Halloween and//or Christmas items but didn’t find anything we wanted to buy.

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On the way home e received a call from nieces Kara and Karla. They were coming down for a visit.

Arriving home about a half hour ahead of them, I took a nap. I’d been awake since shortly after four this morning.

We played several games of Fast Track with them and did a visit call with their brother Kirk.

For supper the two of them took us to Texas Roadhouse.

I had to get this photo of 6’3″ Karla hugging 5′ Ella. It was a great day.

G’nite y’all!

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2018 September 07 Friday

2018 September 07 Friday in Grimes Iowa

59° and rain again. Yesterday, since it was still raining, I didn’t empty the gauge. It had one inch yesterday morning.

An inch and a half this morning.

And almost 1 3/4 inches at four o’clock this afternoon.

Seriously we have mushrooms growing in the yard.

That didn’t stop us from going to the cafe for coffee with friends this morning. Jean was the first to arrive after us. Then Sandy and Francis arrived. Linda stopped to talk but didn’t sit and stay. With the rain we didn’t expect Sue to come on her Hoverround. And Tom wouldn’t come without her. The two of them did go for lunch at the Grimes senior center.

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G’nite y’all!

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