2019 June 06 Thursday

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2019 June 06 Thursday in Cutty’s, Grimes and Des Moines, Iowa

The day began with a warm 72° and reached 83 or more.

Ella (yellow pegs) about to win and my blue pieces haven’t even made our into play

Wii bowling leagues planning the coming multi senior center tournament in September.

We were invited tho John and Dawn’s for supposed tonight we took some pan fried morel mushrooms to share.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 June 05 Wednesday

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2019 June 05 Wednesday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

61° and mostly clear but with soon impressive clouds also.

Work Work Work

Then Village Inn for pie with friends.

Later train dominoes

God bless and g’nite

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2019 June 04 Tuesday

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2019 June 04 Tuesday in

Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

61° and cloudy overcast this morning that reached 84° under mostly sunny skies. It was a great day to sit on the patio. We had breakfast and supper there.

The Grimes senior center had a good crowd today.

After lunch we drove to Des Moines to get the bulletins from church.

I also did some writing on the patio and later we play some games of Fast Track

God bless and g’nite

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2019 June 03 Monday

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2019 June 03 Monday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

61° and overcast this morning.

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A meeting of the minds over coffee at Cutty’s cafe. Give us an hour and we can solve all the world’s problems … or create new ones.

A trip to the Grimes senior center wouldn’t be complete without a game of Fast Track

After overcast ends rainy skies all day, the sun made a brief appearance just about sunset.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 June 02 Sunday

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2019 June 02 Sunday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

Sunday morning worship at Cutty’s. A non denominational, or perhaps more correctly a multi denominational, worship time in the Cutty’s adult center.

Tom Stone (Stoney) lead the service and brought the message.

Rudolf the red nosed pickup was thirsty so we visited the new Casey’s General Store and gas station that opened this week. This Google Earth map is outdated. There is a new interchange and road that aren’t shown. However, you get the idea of how close it is to the campground. At any rate Casey’s real claim to fame isn’t their gasoline, it’s their pizza. As they say, “We are a pizza chain that happens to sell gasoline.” So while we were there, I got a couple of pizzas for lunch (now and in the future).

On the way back into the campground, we stopped at the gate to inform them that we were having a guest. No nonmember is allowed in unless authorized by a member.

About 45 minutes later Cindy arrived. We sat on the patio and talked for a while. My leg began to cramp which meant I needed to move around for a bit.

I spent time moving the hanging plants hooks. All of the rain lately has softened the ground to the point that the weight of the plants caused the hangers to tilt. By moving them, I hope that it will stand straight again.

I also did thesame for our decorative fence/screen.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 June 01 Saturday

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2019 June 01 Saturday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

53° and, because of wildfires in Canada*, smoky haze.

I tried something different this morning. I microwaved two small potatoes and then diced them. I have a silicone muffin pan that I cut down to 9 instead of 12 holes. I did that because it wouldn’t fit in a compact convection oven that we had. But now that it it’s smaller. It also fits the microwave.

I buttered four of theholes and placed eggs in them. I put the diced potatoes in for holes, leaving the center hole empty

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I worked at the fee booth from 8 to 3:30 and it was a steadily busy day without being overly rushed.

When I left work we went to the closest Verizon store looking for good quality cell phone charger cords. It was a surprise to find that the store was no longer there. The next closest Verizon store was in the outlots of the local Wal-Mart. Ella was unable tho find the quality she was looking for. She also thought that the lower quality cords were too expensive. So we went tho Wal-Mart with the reasoning that, if we had to settle for low quality, we might as well get it at least cheaply.

The remainder of the day was rest and relax.

God bless and g’nite

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*Wind is pushing smoke from wildfires raging across the northern part of the Canadian province of Alberta hundreds of miles south and east, into the United States. And when smoke fills the sky, especially high in the atmosphere, it reflects the sunset colors of red and orange back to the surface, magnifying them.

2019 May 31 Friday

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2019 May 31 Friday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

62° and hazy. The sun this morning looks the same as it did last night … hidden in a smokey haze.

It was nice enough to have breakfast on the patio this morning. And, no, that’s not a Bloody Mary. It’s fruit juice.

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I worked at the fee booth from 8 to 3:30 today.

After Ella pitched 4 me up at work. We went to Burger King for chicken sandwiches (we had a coupon). They we’re well past “golden brown” to full on brown. The best comment came from Ella. Who said. “They aren’t as bad as I thought they would be.”

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The fires in Canada are still giving us strange sunrise and sunset photos.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 May 30 Thursday

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2019 May 30 Thursday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Des Moines, Iowa

55° and mostly clear that turned into a beautiful 77° sun drenched day. Praise the Lord for some warm sunshine, it does my soul good!

We had coffee with friends at Cutty’s cafe this morning. We always manage to get in a few laughs which is a great way to start the day.

Of course, because it was another day off for me, we went to the Grimes Senior Center for games and lunch.

After lunch, we stopped at Wally-World for some hair products. It’s time to start “training” my moustache. I also found something to give the beard a little extra shine and hold. Normally, in the off season (not Christmas), I don’t do much to it other than wash and condition. The beard has aged to a nice natural white, which saves me from bleaching and tinting. However, with some Christmas in July events coming up soon, I’ve begun thinking more about my appearance.

Upon returning home, I spent some more time fighting the Battle of the Patio. No matter how much leaves, seeds, and other tree trash I remove, there is always more there behind me.

Having reached an impasse on the patio, I retired to my recliner for a nap. Then I checked my email and found a notice that our worship bulletins for this coming Sunday, were printed and ready for pick up in the church office. Over this past winter, the church office and pastor’s office were moved from the basement to the second floor.

That’s a lot of stairs to climb for someone with bad knees. I asked Ella to go with me and climb the stairs instead of my climbing them. She agreed. She had both of her knees replaced 13 years ago and they work very well.

Once again returning home, we got our naps.

After the nap, I returned to do battle once more upon the patio.

I even put the patio umbrella up.

Even though it is under the awning and seemingly unnecessary, it helps to visually define the area beneath the umbrella.

The sun didn’t so much “set” as just slowly fade into the haze in the western sky.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 May 29 Wednesday

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2019 May 29 Wednesday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

Foggy 56° and, as hard as it is to believe, we had more rain over night.

And looked like more was on the way. But it never made it.

I made some American fries to go with our bacon and eggs this morning.

As we were going to Cutty’s cafe for morning coffee, we spottedthis guy in the lake.

After lunch and games at the Grimes seniors center, we stopped at the office to mail some things and get our mail.

Then we went across the street to Dollar General for hearing aid batteries, greeting cards, and freezer bags.

Then we meet up with 5 friends at Village Inn for Pie Rush Wednesday

Wednesday evening there is a weekly scheduled Train Dominos game at the Adult Center. Last week it was just Ella and Linda. This week it was Due, Ella, and I. We played 5 rounds with no one keeping score. Then we stopped and went to the cafe for ice cream.

Some dark clouds in the west at sunset.

God bless and g’nite

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2019 May 28 Tuesday

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2019 May 28 Tuesday in Cutty’s, Grimes, Iowa

52° with thunder, lightening, wind, and rain to start the day. But, what’s new, huh? It reached 60° which feels really cold for this time of year.

Another round of thunderstorms came through this morning.

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Yep, it’s another work day. It is raining hard again, so I don’t expect much incoming traffic. On the other hand, there are 20 that are due to leave, move, or extend today.

By noon I’d extended 2, checked 2 out, let 2 guests in, and taken 1 payment for electric usage on a seasonal site.

It continued to rain on into the evening. By 8:30 pm we had an additional 1.25″. Radar shows more on the way. Yay.

God bless and g’nite

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