2018 August 28 Tuesday

2018 August 28 Tuesday in Grimes Iowa

58° overnight with an abundance of clouds.

The lake at Cutty’s looked beautiful this morning.

The sky looked to be threatening rain for most of the day.

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After our morning at the senior center, we stopped at Many Hands Thrift Market. Because of Ella’s problems with her shoulder, she needed more shirts that aren’t pullovers. She found four. The store is much like a small retail store and very neat and clean. It also raises money for a mission in in Haiti.

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The sky was this gloomy grey all afternoon.

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As a treat for ourselves we saw Antman and the Wasp this afternoon. There was only one other couple in the theater. I was surprised at the amount of humor in the movie. Surprised and pleased. We really enjoyed it … every Ella who was never a comic book freak liked I was.

No sunset and no photo

G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 27 Monday

2018 August 27 Monday in Grimes Iowa

73° hazy and humid. Reached 85 that felt like 94.

Rained overnight which made it steamy all day.

This is not the best picture of Sue and Stoney. But it’s the only one from this morning. It was only them and us for coffee today.

Every say I mention having coffee, breakfast, or supper at Cutty’s Cafe. So I decided to show you the menu so that you’ll better understand what I’m talking about.

We stopped at Casey’s to purchase my lunch (sausage sandwich) before going to the senior center and playing games.

Goulash was what everyone else ate for lunch. But because it had onions in it, I did not.

I worked 2-9. It was surprisingly slow considering that Labor Day is coming up.

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G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 26 Sunday

2018 August 26 Sunday in Grimes Iowa

71° with clouds. Reached a high of 82° around five o’clock.

Worship at Cutty’s was small. Only five of us. Sue’s loner electric scooter didn’t make it through the door to the adult center this morning for worship. It took three of us to push the thing inside. we got it hooked up to electric power and it charged for the next hour during worship service. And then did work for her to wear get back home with afterward. However we got a call saying that she had fallen at home and that they had called nine-one-one. Shortly the fire department showed up and since I was working at the fee booth, I directed them to her RV. Shortly after that the sheriff showed up and he saw the fire truck and went directly there.

I called Ella to let her know that Sue had fallen again. Ella talked to her and found out that Sue is okay. Her rolling stool got away from her again.

Late in the afternoon the overall gray day broke into individual clouds and let the sun peek through.

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This photo is deceptive. It looks like blue sky with a few clouds. Really it is completely overcast except for that small section. A spattering of rain past through just before seven.

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.A beautiful end to a gray day

G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 25 Saturday

2018 August 25 Saturday in Grimes Iowa

68° and more haze and smoke in the air in the morning. Reached 81° under mostly sunny skies at noon.

Breakfast at home and then coffee with the gang (Francis and Sandy, Keith and Jean, Stoney and Sue, Francis and Sharon, and Bob) at the cafe.

From there we picked up our mail. Instead of calling Ella about an appointment for an MRI on her right shoulder, they sent a letter. It is for a week away. And then she’ll have to wait for a doctor to review and then (maybe) set an appointment for treatment/surgery. And all of this head to happen before we leave Iowa at the end of September.

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.G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 24 Friday

2018 August 24 Friday in Grimes Iowa

66° and drizzle. It rained overnight but didn’t amount to anything.

Breakfast at the Cutty’s Cafe this morning and then to the Grimes senior center for games and lunch (which I couldn’t eat because it contained onions). Ella ate at the center. I went to McDonald’s. I still have a few hives from that trip to the ER on the 12th.

I came home for a nap before work. When we got home there was no water. The park’s was off to repair a leak. By the time my nap was over, the water was back on.

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I relieved Dixie at the fee booth and then work that afternoon with Jim who left at 7. I worked until 10.

This grey overcast haziness it’s still due to the fires out west and Canada.

This summer’s relentless California wildfires have claimed at least a dozen lives and destroyed more than 1,200 homes. But along with the loss of life and property, the blazes have also taken a tremendous toll on taxpayers and the state’s huge tourism industry.

British Columbia is on fire. In this Canadian province, 56 wildfires ‘of note’ are active and continuing to blow smoke into the skies overhead.

My lovely wife came to visit with me after Card Jackpot tonight. She was going to just leave the truck and walk home. I convinced her to stay and wait the last hour and a half. She has been falling a lot in the last few months and I fear for her walking on the gravel road in the dark. By the way, she lost at Card Jackpot tonight. Usually she wins something to add back into our nickles and quarter jar. I think we’re still ahead a few cents for the season.

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G’nite y’all!

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2018 August 23 Thursday

2018 August 23 Thursday in Grimes Iowa

59° and hazy again. Another jacket day. 71° for the high. Grey all day.

Nothing exciting to report today.

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Just a few of us for coffee this morning.

We went to the senior center for lunch but all I could eat was peas and carrots and the cherry pie with ice cream.

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More of us showed up for supper. Pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, and a pumpkin bar for supper (no onions).

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Ella and I played Rummikub before and after supper.

G’nite y’all!

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