Sunday, July 21, 2024

Sunday and Breakfast at Church

 I was up at 5:00AM and made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. When I opened the front door there were five cats out there waiting for their breakfast. So I fixed five dishes and took them out through the garage. They are eating now. I am waiting for
"the weather on the 8's" to come on TV.

I will need to fix my coffeecake now.

More Later...

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Saturday and Lunch at Gabbys

 I was up at 4:00AM, made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I haven't opened the front door yet. I have had my Chai Latte and my breakfast bar. I have even seen the "weather on the 8's". Here it is.

Today is to be 82 degrees and cloudy, Tomorrow is to be 82 degrees and AM showers, Monday is to be 85 degrees and few showers,  Tuesday is to be 89 degrees and mostly sunny, Wednesday is to be 91 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 93 degrees and mostly sunny, Friday is to be 91 degrees and partly cloudy. That's a few showers Sunday and Monday and otherwise mostly sunny and cloudy.

I imagine the cats are out there looking for their breakfast. I will check.

I was right. There were four cats out there waiting for their breakfast, Blondie, Whiteie, Blackie and Grey. They are all eating now.

I will need to get some more dry cat food. All I have left is the wet cat food.

More Later.. I got the dry cat food and fed the four of them some of it and also some more wet cat food. Then I cleaned up their bowls.

More Even Later...

Friday, July 19, 2024

Friday and Many Cats

 I was up at 6::00AM this morning and got my laundry out of the dryer and put away!

I opened the front door to four cars...Blackie, Blondie, Whitey and Grey.  I took them out both wet and dry food. They are about finished eating now.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and here it is:

Today is to be 86 degrees and  sunny, tomorrow is to be 84 degrees and mostly cloudy, Sunday is to be 84 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. Monday is to be 84 degrees and AM showers.and Tuesday is to be 88 degrees and partly cloudy and  Wednesday is to be 92 degrees and mostly sunny and Thursday is to be 93 degrees and mostly sunny.! That's the week! Two days of rain and lots of hot weather!

More Later.. 

I will read awhile now.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Thursday and Lunch at Copan

I was up early again this morning, made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I read awhile and then opened the front door to four hungry cats. I took food out to all of them and they ate and most of them left after that.  I had some Chai Latte but was out of breakfast bars so after the Dollar store is open I will go there and buy breakfast bars and some of their wet cat food. They prefer the type our Dollar Store carries.  I got what I am feeding them now at Coffeyville's Walmart. yesterday. It's rather dry and they prefer it wetter.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and here it is.

Today is to be 87 degrees and mostly sunny,  tomorrow is to be 87 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 86 degrees and mostly cloudy, Sunday is to be 81 degrees and thunderstorms, Monday is to be 82 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Tuesday is to be 86 degrees and partly cloudy,  and Wednesday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy That's the week! Two days or rain, Saturday and Sunday and the rest just hot weather.

More Later... 

I am planning to go to Copan for lunch today.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Yesterday's Mowing

Stephen's son, John,  and grandson mowed yesterday evening and John trimmed and I am glad because it is raining today. It has rained and had thunderstorms most of the night..I have Bunco at the senior center today at 1:00PM . I hope it doesn't rain and I will have to drive in the rain..I also have have my hair appointment with Toni at 9:00AM this morning. I will need to get a treat for Bunco, probably at the Caney Market... before I leave for the hair appointment. If it doesn't stop raining there may not be many there at Bunco.

I have fixed my Chai Latte and a breakfast bar for my breakfast. I don't know if the cats will come out in the rain for their breakfast. ...probably not.

I was wrong. Four cats came for their breakfast regardless of the rain. The were sheltered outside the front door. The last one to finish was Blondie. I am out of wet cat food now so dry cat food is all I have. At 8:00AM, I will buy more. At least two boxes.... If it isn't pouring rain.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is.

Today is to be 88 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 88 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 89 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 87 degrees and mostly cloudy, Sunday is to be 81 degrees and thunderstorms, and Monday is to be 82 degrees and scattered thunderstorms.

That's all for now....

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Tuesday and Possible Mowing

I slept well last night and was up pretty early ,,,around  4:00AM. I read awhile and then fixed myself some Chai Latte and a breakfast bar.. Finally I opened the front door to four cats. I took them out some wet and dry cat food and they are out there eating now. There is Blue, Blondie and Whitey  and a couple of kittens..a black one and a blond one.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's"and here it is,Today is to be 98 degrees and  mostly sunny, Wednesday is to be 88 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 87 degrees and mostly sunny, Friday is to be 90 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 89 degrees and mostly cloudy, Sunday is to be 85 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, and Monday is to be 83 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week!

More Later...


Stephen's grandson may mow today since it is to be mostly sunny

Monday, July 15, 2024

Monday and Another Hot Day

I was up several times in the night adjusting the heat and cool temperatures. Finally I got up shortly before 6:00AM. I made my bed and made up and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I opened the front door to five cats waiting for their breakfast. I fixed five bowls of wet and dry cat food and they dug in. Some are still eating but one or two have finished and left.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's". Today is supposed to be102 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is supposed to be 99 degrees and mostly cloudy,  Wednesday is to be 86 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 88 degrees and mostly sunny,   Friday is supposed to be  90 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is supposed to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy, and Sunday is supposed to be 84 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week! A couple of days of rain and the rest very hot!

More Later.. I wonder if Stephen's grandson is going to mow today? I will just have to wait to see. It may be Tuesday instead.

I just finished cleaning the apartment. It had been a little over a week since I had done it, Now I am charging the vacuum battery. That will take awhile.

It finished charging and I put it away.

 More Later... 

I went up to John and Leslie's on my way to the Dairy Queen to see how John was doing. He has a doctor's appointment in Bartlesville tomorrow. He is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. The doctor can tell him more tomorrow.

I had their $7.00 special with a cheeseburger this time.

I read all afternoon and finished one book and started the second one. It's 5:05PM now. Close to 7:00PM, I will take my bath and get ready for bed. I will go to bed closer to 9:00PM. Right now I will catch the CBS news.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Sunday and Another Hot Day

It is going to be another hot day. I opened the door to four hungry cats. I took four bowls out to them and all but Whitey are gone now after eating their fill. She is still eating. She waited until the others were gone to come over from across the street..

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and here it is.

Today is to be 99 degrees and  mostly sunny. Tomorrow is to be 103 degrees and sunny. Tuesday is to be 99 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 86 degrees and Thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 87 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 89 degrees and partly cloudy, and Saturday is to be 89 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week! Another scorcher!

I have the coffee cake out of the oven now and it is cooling on a wire rack. Soon I will put a glaze on it..after it cools a bit. 

I wonder if John, my son in law, slept well last night. He had a surgery on Friday and had his big toe removed. It continued to get infected and the infection was in the bone and had to be drained and he was miserable a good deal of the time. Poor guy! I sent some coffeecake home with Leslie for John.

More Later....

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Saturday and Lots of Cats

I was up early as usual. I made my bed, dressed and have fed four cats and two kittens this morning. I am ready for the day.  I hear thunder and I assume there will be rain this morning. Yes, it is predicted to be 95 degrees and AM thunderstorms. I did catch "the weather on the 8's".

Tomorrow is to be 100 degrees and sunny, Monday is to be 101 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be101 degrees too and sunny, Wednesday is to be 87 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 88 degrees and AM showers, and Friday is to be 88 degrees and mostly sunny. That's the week! 

More Later...  

Friday, July 12, 2024

Friday and A Cool Apartment

The apartment was cool all night and I was up at 5:00AM, made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. I opened the front door but for some reason no cats were out there. I fixed myself some Chai Latte and came into the den to work on this blog. I did catch "the weather on the 8's"and I will post it here.

Today is to be 97 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 97 degrees and mostly sunny,, Sunday is to be 99 degrees and sunny, Monday is to be 101 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 100 degrees and mostly sunny,  Wednesday is to be 93 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 88 degrees and AM Thunderstorms. That's the week..two days of rain and otherwise it will just be very hot.

More Later...

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Thursday and a Cool Apartment

 I went out to Leslie and John's for the night. When I left here last evening, the men were still working on the air conditioners.  John slept upstairs and Leslie and I slept in their king sized bed. I slept very well and was up at 5:00AM. Leslie was also up and sitting on their front porch with a cup of Chai Latte. She made me some and we sat outdoors and visited and had kiki, their remaining Corgi, out there too. She is so cute!

I packed my stuff up and put everything in the car and left to try to  beat the air conditioning men to my apartment. The apartment was 75 degrees here this morning.They had evidently got it working last evening after I left. And Leslie had called in an order of Pizza to our Pizza Hut here in Caney and had me stop and pick it up for our supper. It was very good. I had mine with Root Beer. John had his with Dr. Pepper.

I hope the coolness of the apartment this morning is an indication of them having got it going after I left last evening. It is 75 degrees here in the apartment. They thought they finally had it working as I was leaving but I had had several false alarms already yesterday so I went on out to John and Leslie's anyhow.

I need to straighten up the garage now. I have boxes to put away. 

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and here it is.Today is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy,  Friday is to be 98 degrees and mostly sunny Saturday is to be 97 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 99 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday is to be 101 degrees and   sunny, Tuesday is to be 100 degrees and mostly sunny, and Wednesday is to be 95 degrees and mostly cloudy.  That's the week! No rain again!

I got the garage straightened up. and everything put away where it belongs.

 More Even Later... 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Wednesday and Social Security

I was up early again this morning..in fact, I was awake much of the night. Then I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day.

I will have my hair done at 9:00AM this morning. Then I will come on back home and wait for the air conditioning people to come to install my new air conditioner and furnace. It will be good to have cool air and be able to count on it. If it weren't for the ceiling fans I would be miserable much of the time.

I haven't opened the front door yet to see how many cats are waiting for their breakfasts. And I haven't caught "the weather on the 8's" yet either.

More Later,,, 

I finally opened the door to  five cats. I took four bowls of cat food out the them and they ate until they were full.

Then I  caught "the weather on the 8's" and here it is. Today is to be 93 degrees and sunny, Thursday is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy,  Friday is to be 96 degrees and mostly sunny,  Saturday is to be 97 degrees and sunny, Sunday is to be  98 degrees and sunny, That's the week! No rain this week.

I will leave for Coffeyville and my hair appointment at 8:00AM. Then afterward I will come back home.

More Later...

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Tuesday and the yard mowed

I was up at my usual 4:00AM, made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. 

My yard was mowed last evening. My landlord's grandson did it and he did a good job. My landlord did the trimming and kind of supervised. The grandson mows his grandfather's yard too. They work together well. I gave the grandson, Benton, a check for his work. I think this is going to work out fine. Jackson, the previous mower, just wasn't reliable. I never knew when he was coming and he didn't do a real good job. He didn't trim at all. Or if he did, it was a sloppy job. 

They are supposed to install my new air conditioner and furnace tomorrow. I will get my hair done and then come back home and see how it's going.

When I opened the front door this morning I had five cats waiting for their breakfast. There was Blondie and Grey and four kittens and the a little later, Whitey came too and I fed her.

Then I caught "the weather on the 8's"and here it is. Today is supposed to be 89 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow is to be 94 degrees and sunny, and Wednesday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny., Friday is to be 5 degrees mostly sunny, and Saturday is to be 96 degrees and mostly sunny,  Sunday is to be 100 degrees and sunny and Monday is to be 100 degrees and mostly sunny! That's the week! Mostly sunny and partly cloudy! 

More Later..

 

Monday, July 8, 2024

Monday and a Trip to Independence

I was up at my usual early time...around 4:00AM. Today I will go to Independence and see if I can get some service on my hearing aide.The right one is the one that is not working. It needs a rubber tip to get into my ear. I am out of those tips. 

I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. 

I opened the front door to three cats so I took out some dishes with both wet and dry cat food..Some of them are still eating and some have not come over yet.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is. Today is to be 86 degrees and mostly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 87 degrees and partly cloudy. Wednesday is to be 92 degrees and  sunny, Thursday is to be 92 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 97 degrees and sunny and Sunday is to be 97 degrees and mostly sunny. That's the week! No rain this week! Lots of cloudy and sunny!

More Later...

 

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Sunday and Church

 I was up early. as usual. I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day.

When I opened the front door, four cats were out there waiting for their breakfast..I fixed it...both dry cat food and wet cat food, Now I am out of both and will need to go to Dollar General and buy more later today.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's". Here it is.

Today is to be 82 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Monday is to be 83 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Tuesday is to be 84 degrees and AM thunderstorms and  Wednesday is to be 91 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 91 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 95 degrees and sunny and Saturday is to be 96 degrees and sunny. That's the week! Three days of rain and the rest partly cloudy or sunny.

More Later... I still need to go to Dollar General and buy more cat food...both dry and wet.

We had a good service at church this morning. Leslie had a good sermon and John's foot appears to be better. He has an appointment with the doctor in Bartlesville tomorrow to have it checked out..

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Saturday and possible Rain

I slept pretty well last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day.

When I opened the front door I found 5 cats waiting for their breakfasts. I took out four bowls and they all dug in! Some are still eating but most have had their fill and left.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it  is.Today is to be 91 degrees and sunny, tomorrow is to be 84 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Monday is to be 82 degrees and showers. Tuesday is to be 85 degrees and mostly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 90 degrees mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 90 degrees and mostly sunny and Friday is to be 92 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week! Monday is the only day of positive rain. Lots of hot weather though!

More Later,,, 

Friday, July 5, 2024

Friday and Copan for lunch

 I was up at 4:45AM after a restless night sleep. The fireworks went on until midnight. so I got very little sleep until after midnight.

This morning I had 5 cats waiting outside the front door for their breakfast. I took four dishes out to them and they shared.  They are still eating.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's though" and here is this week's forecast.

Today is to be 87 degrees and  partly cloudy,   Saturday is to be 91 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 86 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Monday is to be 81 degrees and AM showers, Tuesday is to be 88 degrees and partly cloudy, and Wednesday is to be 91 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week. Sunday and Monday thunderstorms and the rest of the week, just cloudy.

More Later...

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Thursday and Dinner at John and Leslie's Home

I slept well last night although I was hot from time to time and then  finally turned on the air. We are getting new air conditioners since ours are slowly dying and not cooling well at all..They will be on the truck tomorrow and sometime next week they will be installed. I am looking forward to having good cooling again this summer.

I opened the front door to five cats. Four of them were black kittens and one, Blue, is a black adult cat and one of the kittens was blond like Blondie. I took four bowls out to them and they have been eating...all five of them. I will need to buy some more wet cat food when Dollar General opens at 8:00AM.

Leslie texted me yesterday that John was doing much better. I was delighted that he had improved. His foot had become infected again. They drained it again on Monday. He had a very bad night on Monday. But by yesterday it was much better. I have been praying for him. I hope all the prayers of his family and friends continue to help. He has been through so much!

I also saw "the weather on the 8's" and here it is: Today is to be 92 degrees and PM thunderstorms, tomorrow is to be 88 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 91 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 83 degrees and scattered thunderstorms,  Monday is to be 84 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Tuesday is to be 89 degrees and  partly cloudy, and Wednesday is to be 89 degrees and PM thunderstorms. That's the week! Lots of hot weather and four days of rain. Today, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday!

More Later...

I went up to Dollar General when it opened and bought some groceries. That included that potato chips Leslie asked me to bring to their hamburger fry this evening at 5:00PM or so for their 4th of July hamburger fry and the homemade ice cream she is going to make..Leslie makes great homemade ice cream!

I also bought another box of 10 wet cat food. They have gone through quite a few of these. Of course, I am feeding 5 cats at least once a day...sometimes twice! 

I watered the flowers in the yard and when I finished the three books I had checked out at the Caney Library, I took them up to the Book Drop and dropped them in.

More Later..



 

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Wednesday and Bunco at the Senior Center

 I slept well last night thanks to the ceiling fans. I was up at 6:30AM, made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. 

Stephen came over and told me he had ordered two air conditioner units and furnaces and they will be on Friday's truck. They will install them sometime next week. When hasn't been determined yet.

When I opened the front door this morning I had four cats and kittens waiting for their breakfasts. I took them out several bowls of both wet and dry cat food. Some are still eating while others finished eating and moved on. 

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is.  Today is supposed to be 88 degrees and cloudy, tomorrow is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 87 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 89 degrees and mostly sunny,   Sunday is to be 88 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. Monday is to be 85 degrees AM showers, and Tuesday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week..a couple of days of rain and some partly cloudy. 

Today I will go to Coffeyville for Bunco at 1:00PM. First I will have my hair done at 9:00AM.  I will take my book and read while I wait between my hairdo time and Bunco. And I will need to get a treat for Bunco.

More Later...

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Tuesday and Apartment Cleaning

 I slept pretty well last night thanks to the ceiling fans. I did get up early in order to change my bed. That hasn't been done since Keith and Esther were here.

 The vacuum sweeper is charging now. And I opened the front door to find six cats waiting to be fed. I fixed several bowls of both dry and wet food and took it out to them. They have eaten now and are gone.

The air conditioner man came yesterday afternoon and checked out the air conditioner. It wasn't cooling and without the ceiling fans it would have been even more miserable.

 He called Stephen and said he had checked it out thoroughly and it was not worth fixing. Stephen is planning on buying two new units...one for mine and another for their apartment next door. They were both installed at the same time when Mr. Bridenstein built these units for his two sons.   

I hate that Stephen is going to be out so much money. He's only had these units a couple of years at most.

Jackson came and mowed yesterday.  He did a fair job but he mowed too close to the air conditioner unit and there was a lot of grass in the AC unit and he did not trim either. Without being trimmed, it doesn't look neat. For $40, that needs to be a part of the job. I tried to trim with mine but it didn't turn out too well. It is very old.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" this morning. It's pretty much the same as yesterday's. 

Today is to be 99 degrees and  sunny, Wednesday is to be 89 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 92 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 92 degrees and PM thunderstorms and Friday is to be 86 degrees and 86 degrees and partly cloudy. Saturday is to be 91 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 90 degrees and mostly sunny and Monday is to be 87 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week! Not much different from yesterday's forecast.Three days of rain and a lot of hot weather..

Jackson was to come pick up his check since he had finished his job while I was at the library. I told him I would be home in thirty minutes. That was at 4:00PM. He still had not come when I was ready to take my bath last evening at 7:00PM. I reminded him I was waiting for him to come pick up his check. He finally came but it was after 7:00PM. And he never did trim. For $40 I expect a better job. Leslie is paying for his mowing.

More Later...

Monday, July 1, 2024

Monday and Lots of Cats

 I was up early as usual...about 5:30. I made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day.. When I opened the front door there were five cats of all sizes and sexes out there waiting for their breakfasts. I fixed four bowls and they shared.  Some are still eating.

Then I caught "the weather on the 8's". Here it is:

Today is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 99 degrees and sunny, Wednesday is to be 92 degrees and  isolated thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 91 degrees and isolated thunderstorms, Friday is to be 87 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 91 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 92 degrees and AM showers. That's the week! Three days of showers. The rest either partly cloudy or sunny.

More Later... 

 

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sunday and Rain Too

 I was up early as usual. I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. When I finally opened the front door. I found cats of all ages and sizes waiting for their breakfasts. I took out several bowls of both dry cat food and wet cat food and they all ate hungrily.. One, at least, is still  eating. The others are evidently full and have gone to find a dry place to rest and digest their food.

I also caught "the  weather on the 8's " for the week. Today is to be 84 degrees and AM thunderstorms, tomorrow is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 99 degrees and sunny, Wednesday is to be 91 degrees and AM thunderstorms,  Thursday is to be 93 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Friday is to be 95 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Saturday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week. Four days of rain! Today, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I am ready for some sunshine so my yard can be mowed.

More Later... I made my coffeecake and later left for Coffeyville and the church. We had a few more people in attendance and the sermon was recorded. We enjoyed our coffeecake and Chai Latte.

I gave Karan some of the leftover coffeecake. Then afterwards she and Phyllis and I went to Eggbert's there in Coffeyville for lunch.

When I got home I tried to contact Cox Complete Care but they were not online. I did finally reach them and their tech gave me the website for Yahoo so I could contact them for a subscription for McAfee. I was unable to reach anyone there. It's Sunday. Maybe they won't be there on a Sunday.

I will try again tomorrow.

More tomorrow...

 

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Saturday and Rain

 I slept well last night and found six cats outside the front door this morning. I fed them all and they have mostly left now. It is raining some.

I had my breakfast bar and Chai Latte too already this morning.  I also caught "the weather on the 8's".  Here it is!

Today is to be 96 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Sunday is to be 83 degrees and AM showers, (it is raining some now too) Monday is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 9 degrees and sunny, Wednesday is to be  97 degrees and PM Thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 96 degrees and isolated Thunderstorms, Friday is to be 89 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week! Five days of rain! We can use it.

More Later... 

I went up to Eggbert's for breakfast and then on to Coffeyville to take one of the Coffeyville library books back to their book drop. Then I washed my car at CJ's car wash, and dropped my grocery sacks off at Genesis.

Then I came back home and read all afternoon.  Its 3:34PM now. 

More Even Later...

Friday, June 28, 2024

Friday and Another Good Night's Sleep

I was up at 5:00AM this morning and made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. I had a cup of Chai Latte before opening the door to see how many cats were out there for their breakfast, There were six counting the three black kittens. I took all the bowls out there with both kinds of cat food and they all ate heartily. I have had my breakfast bar and caught "the weather on the 8's" .

Here is what I found. 

Today is to be 96 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Saturday is to be 96 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 87 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Monday is to be 96 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 101 degrees and mostly sunny, Wednesday is to be 93 degrees and partly cloudy and Thursday is to be 93 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week! Three days of thunderstorms and lots of hot weather.

I will go check on the cats again now.

Later this morning I will go back out to Dollar General and buy two more small cat dishes.

More Later..

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Thursday and a Better NIght's Sleep

 I slept much better last night and was up at 4:30 AM, dressed and made my bed and got myself ready for the day.

When I opened the front door three cats were out there, Blue and two black kittens. I took their food out to them through the garage and they are eating now.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and here it is. Today is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 96 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Saturday is to be 93 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 86 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, and Monday is to  be 94 degrees and isolated thunderstorms. Tuesday is to be 101 degrees and sunny, and Wednesday is to be 97 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week! A couple of days of thunderstorms.

More Later. I had better go check on the cats. 

I checked on the cats and they came back several times to eat more during the day. In fact they came back this evening for even more for a supper. I went to Dollar General earlier for more Meow Mix and even some more wet cat food.

I took my bath this evening at 7:00PM. The weather is still very warm. The computer says it is 90 degrees in here in the den...and sunny... or maybe that is an outside temperature. Who knows? I will read some more until I can get sleepy. I like to go to bed at 9:00PM.

I do not want to watch the first of the presidential debates.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Wednesday and a Thunderstorm

I woke up in the night to the sound of a thunderstorm...first thunder and later a little hail and rain. I turned on the TV to check it out. I kept the sound low so to not disturb my landlord and his wife.

No cats were out and the rain was light.  I watched the weather on the TV until I booted up my computer.

I have a hair appointment in Coffeyville this morning at 9:00AM. I will see what the weather is like at 8:00AM or so.  We also have game day at 1:00PM at the senior center. That also depends on the weather.

I did catch the weather report and here it is. Today is to be 96 degrees and mostly sunny, Tomorrow is to be 91 degrees partly cloudy, Friday is to be 100 degrees and partly cloudy,   Saturday is to be 93 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Sunday is to be 90 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Monday is to be 96 degrees and partly cloudy, and Tuesday is to be 103 degrees and sunny. That's the week. No rain in the next week's forecast...just lots of hot weather.

More Later... 

About 8:00AM after the storm was nearly over, I went to Coffeyville and had my hair done. Then I went to the Coffeyville library and checked out a couple of books to read after I had my hair done and was waiting to go to the senior center and read and later attend game day. After game day, I came on back home but first I took one of the books back to the Coffeyville library. It was the one I had been reading at home and from the Caney library. After game day I took it back to the Coffeyville library and put it in the book drop there.

Then I came back home and read some in the living room. At 7:00PM, after I watched the news and I took my bath. It's 7:41PM now and I am thinking of going on to bed. I am hoping the weather cools off so I can sleep well. I have both the ceiling fans going.... the one in the bedroom and the one in the living room and that may help. It did last night.

More tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tuesday and a Better Night's Sleep

 It finally cooled down sometime in the middle of the night. and I turned on the heat. I was up at 5:30AM or so and made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day.

When I turned on the TV and opened the front door I had six cats waiting for their breakfasts. I took out several dishes  and they are eating now. Blondie, Blue and three small kittens..all  eating.

I also got "the weather on the 8's" and here it is:

Today is to be 99 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow is to be 95 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 93 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 101 degrees and partly cloudy and windy,  Saturday is to be 92 degrees and scattered Thunderstorms, Sunday is to be 88 degrees and AM  thunderstorms, and Monday is to be 97 degrees and mostly sunny. That's the week ..some rain but mostly partly cloudy.

More Later...

Monday, June 24, 2024

Monday and Mowing

Today Jackson or one of his helpers will come mow my yard at noon. He decided last evening that Monday was best for him and his helpers. It's fine with me too.

I have six cats coming to eat breakfast here. It looks like between Blondie and Grey or one of the other female cats  are producing offspring. I had five cats coming to eat at the same time today...three of them are tiny kittens. Grey was here today too, and Blondie and Whitey came but could find no food. The others had eaten it all. I had four bowls out there.,,,all with food of some kind.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" It's going to be a scorcher week. Today is to be 101 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 98 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 94 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 100 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 91 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, and Sunday is to be 90 degrees and AM thunderstorms,,,lots of hot weather but some rain too. We can sure use the rain.

More Later...I may go buy breakfast at Eggbert's. I had a breakfast bar and Chai Latte already. But I could buy a bigger breakfast with Keith's gift card. 

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Sunday and Coffeecake

I was up early again this morning, fed six cats and baked my coffeecake. Blondie was out there early this morning too and Blackie. I fed both of them and then later, three very small black cats were out there...really small kittens.. I think Blondie may be the father and the little black cat seems to be the mother. Yesterday I saw her nursing one of them. So now I am feeding six feral cats. I guess I can afford that.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" and here it is for the week.

Today is to be 97 degrees and  partly cloudy, tomorrow is to be 101 degrees and sunny, ( Jackson or one of his helpers is supposed to mow for me on Monday) and Tuesday is to be 99 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 96 degrees and sunny, Thursday is to be 95 degrees and isolated thunderstorms, Friday is to be 100 degrees and mostly sunny, and Saturday is to be 95 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week! One or two days of rain.  That's better then nothing. 

More Later... I went to Dollar General this evening and bought a few groceries. I spent $29.05.

Maybe More Later..

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Saturday and an Early Rise

I was up very early this morning, and read until I was finally able to sleep. It was a very restless night. It had been a terrible experience yesterday. I went up to the Dairy Queen and had their $7.00 special and then I started out of their exit on the north side of their parking lot. When I turned to the west, something drug under my car. As I turned toward Oak street, there was a dragging noise coming from under the car. I drove three blocks and the noise just got worse. I pulled into the corner stop sign  by Woods and a car stopped behind me. A guy in a pickup truck was driving. I asked him to check under my car and see what was making that dragging noise. He looked under the car and said, he could see something dragging under there and he had heard the noise when we pulled up to the stop sign. I told him I had better get to Quality Motors and have it checked out. 

That's what I did. The noise continued all the way to Quality and Scott Mills checked it out. Their estimator, Nina Goodman, had the car put up on a rack and she and Scott Mills made an estimate for insurance purposes.

It appears the 15 Front bumper guard clips were broken off. The splash shield for the Radiator support was gone. The estimate was a total of $2,450.27 counting labor. They conferred with one another and then suggested I submit their estimate to my insurance company and see if they would pay it.

They then came and told me they had suggested to one another that I just drive it as they had rigged it up. They had rigged it up and it was supported so it was no longer dragging. Nina said they conferred with one another and said "if this were your mother would you just suggest she drive it as they had it rigged up". That was their suggestion to me.

I went back to Coffeyville to my insurance agent and gave her their estimate. She said I had a $1,000 deductible on my comprehensive insurance and that would be the insurance that would be covering it. She suggested I discuss it with Leslie and get back to her later after that. I decided I could not afford to submit it to my insurance with that $1,000 deductible. I would just drive it the way it was as Nina and Scott suggested. They had just rigged it up so it wasn't dragging anything now.

I will go back up to Quality today and see what I can do about the bill. Maybe they will let me pay the labor at $100. a month. If they had ordered no parts and it was just labor, maybe I can pay it out that way. The labor is $619.20.

It's always something! 

Scott and Nina don't work on Saturday so I was unable to work anything out. I went over to the main office just as a man was unlocking the door. I went over the plan with hm and he said, "This is only an estimate and they arranged it for you to just drive the car the way they fixed it, So do what they suggested and just drive the car." So I did. It is working just fine now. And they said I didn't owe anything. And it's making no noise now.

I have fed the cats all morning. Blondie and Grey and Blackey have been fed at least twice. 

I went up to Joyce's and had my own lunch.  Then I came back home and read all afternoon. I finished the first Coffeyville library book.

I will take it back on Wednesday. 

More Later...

Friday, June 21, 2024

Friday and a Trip to the Dairy Queen

 I slept pretty well last night and was up at 5:00AM. I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. I opened the front door to find Blondie and Blackie waiting for their breakfasts. I took them out some cat food and they are eating now.

I am having my Chai Latte here in the den.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is.

Today is to be 92 degrees and AM clouds and PM sun, Saturday is to be 96 degrees and  partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 97 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 99 degrees and partly cloudy, Tuesday is to be 99 degrees and PM Thunderstorms, Wednesday is to be 95 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 93 degrees and sunny. One day of rain is better then nothing!

I will go check on the cats and see if any more have come for their breakfasts.. 

More Later... 

Whitey, Blackie and Blondie came to eat breakfast. They are mostly finished now. 

I plan to have lunch at the Dairy Queen in Independence today. I went up earlier this week but the parking lot was completely full. I just went through the drive through and  bought a blizzard to go.

More Even Later...

 

 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Thursday and Dinner at Copan.

 I slept pretty well last night and was up at 5:00AM and made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. I opened the front door to Blackie and Grey who wanted their breakfast so I took it out to them. I see Whitey is across the street waiting for Grey and Blackie to leave so he/she can come eat..

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is. Today is to be 89 degrees and mostly cloudy, Friday is to be 92 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy,  Sunday is to be 98 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday is to be 100 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 100 degrees and partly cloudy, and Wednesday is to be 97 degrees and partly cloudy. It looks like a very hot week! No rain at all!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Wednesday and Bunco

I slept poorly last night. Awake off and on and not rested this morning. I haven't opened the front door to check on the cats yet. I think it's too early. It's just 5:22AM. I have had my own breakfast but have not checked on the cats yet. I have seen "the weather on the 8's"and here it is.

Today is to be 90 degrees and mostly sunny, tomorrow is to be 91 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 92 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 96 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 98 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 97 degrees and partly cloudy and Tuesday is to be 99 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week...no rain just plenty of partly cloudy.

I finally checked on the cats and there were three out there. Blackey, Blondie and Blue. So far I haven't seen Whitey.

About the appointment with the dermatologist yesterday.And Leslie went with me. First we had lunch..a very good salad lunch.There was nothing to be concerned about at all according to him. There was no cancer and according to him, nothing at all to be concerned about. That's what I thought but I thought I should get it checked out anyhow....just in case. I went back in the dentist office when I got back to Caney and gave them his opinion. Caroline put that on my chart. I have another dental appointment in March.

More Later...

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tuesday and an Appountment with a dermatologisti

I will be going to Bartlesville today to see a dermatologist there at shortly before 2:30PM. Leslie will be going with me and we will have lunch first. I filled out the paperwork right  after I stopped in and made the appointment. Both my dentists thought I had cancer on my face near my right temple. I'm not so sure which is why I am seeing a dermatologist. That rough place has been there for years and has not changed. Years ago I did have a small cancer on my face when I used to see Dr. Eslicker.. but he retired after he got his twin boys though college. He took it off and it never returned.

I slept fairly well last night and was up at 5:00AM. When I opened the front door I had three cats waiting for me to open the door. They were Blondie, Blue and  Blackie. Now Whitey is waiting for Blue to finish so she he/she can eat what is left. I will need to get some more boxed cat food today. I only have one can left in the box. Keith had bought several boxes of it when he and Esther were here but only one can is left. 

I did catch "the weather on the 8's". Today is to be 89 degrees and cloudy and windy, Wednesday is to be 90 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 98 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 96 degrees and partly cloudy Sunday is to be 96 degrees and partly cloudy and Monday is to be 97 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week! No rain at all. And we could sure use some rain. Next Monday my yard is to be mowed again. I have Leslie's check for that mowing. I have put it on my calendar with a paper clip.

More Later....

I called Leslie to ask what time she wanted to leave for Bartlesville and she said "noon". So we will leave at noon. She says she will drive. I will be ready.

More Even Later...

 

Monday, June 17, 2024

Monday and Laundry

 I was up early as usual and began my laundry. I took the trash out to the curb..both of them...Mine and Stephen's. I dressed and made my bed and got myself ready for the day. I made my breakfast of Chai Latte and a breakfast bar...later I will go out to Eggbert's for a more and better breakfast.

I fed four cats and then a new one came too. It is a number of colors but I have never seen it before.  It ate and left. The other regulars ate and left too. Finally Whitey came and ate. Little Blacky came and Blondie and the other regulars.

In the meantime, I did a load of laundry, folded it and put it away. That's done for a week.

Then I caught "the weather on the 8's". Today is to be 93 degrees and mostly sunny, Tuesday is to be 93 degrees too and partly cloudy and windy. Wednesday is to be 90 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy and Friday is to be 93 degrees and partly cloudy.  That's the week. No rain this week. Thank goodness the mowing and trimming was done yesterday afternoon.

More Later...

Sunday, June 16, 2024

A Change in Plans

I was up early as usual.and dressed and got myself ready for the day.There were several cats out there this morning..Blondie, Grey and Blacky as well as three more small black kittens, Evidently one of them..probably Blacky, had kittens over the weekend or even  earlier.this month or week.

I have my coffeecake in the oven now baking.

My TV went off while I was putting the coffee cake together. When I got that done I went in the living room and turned the TV back on. That's twice this week that has .happened....Luckily it did turn back on.

More Later...

Krystal's daughter, one of them at least, will be mowing for me this afternoon....some time after I get home from church..

And I did catch the weather report. Today is to be 93 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday is also to be 93 degrees and mostly sunny,   Tuesday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy and windy, Wednesday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 88 degrees and partly cloudy, Friday is to be 92 degrees and partly cloudy, and Saturday is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy. There was only one day of rain forecast yesterday and now that one is gone.

The two large Grey cats are still out there and also Whitey. The coffeecake is finished except for the glaze. When the butter melts and the powdered sugar in it, I will get that on it too.

 More Even Later.. 

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Sayurday and Four Cats to Feed

Today Jackson is supposed to come mow my yard. I hope he comes early and gets it done/ I want to get him paid.

I was up early as usual  I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. Four cats were waiting for me to set out their food. I had to take it out through the garage. They wouldn't ;move away from the door. Anyhow  they are all eating now.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's". 

Today is supposed to be 93 degrees and partly cloudy.Tomorrow is to be 93 degrees and also partly cloudy. Monday is to be 92 degrees and sunny. Tuesday is to be 89 degrees and AM clouds and PM sun,  Wednesday is to be 88 degrees and partly cloudy,  Thursday is to be 87 degrees and showers, and Friday is to be 90 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week! One day of showers! Otherwise, hot weather!

More Later... 

I went up to Gabby's for lunch and left a note for the kid Leslie got to mow for me. He never showed up. I was gone thirty minutes and when I got back home where I had been all day, he had not come.

I could have mowed it myself early this morning but Leslie said if I did that, she would take the mower away from me. I have a contract that says it has to be mowed weekly.  It will be two weeks on Tuesday since it's been mowed. It's over 6 inches tall. I need someone I can count on weekly. Krystal Vanatta's daughters did it the past two years and were always dependable. She says they are unavailable now. I will send Krystal a text and offer the girls $30.00 a week. They never missed a week in two years.

More Later..

 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Friday and Poor Sleep

I slept poorly last night. I woke up several times in the night and had a hard time getting back to sleep. It's 5:10AM now and I am just getting ready to have my breakfast....such as it is...a breakfast bar and some Chai Latte. I may go to Eggbert's later this morning and have a more substantial breakfast. I still have plenty of money on that gift card Keith gave me when he and Esther were here last month. I have only used it twice.

I haven't checked on the cats yet this morning or even "the weather on the 8's". 

More Later... 

All four cats came for their breakfast. They ate and left.

I now have "the weather on the 8's" . Today is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy too.Sunday is to be 93 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 93 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 90 degrees and Wednesday is to be 90 degrees and AM thunderstorms,  and Thursday is to be 91 degrees and AM showers. That's the week! At least we have a couple of days of showers and thunderstorms. We do need rain but the man who is going to mow for me will do it on Saturday when it is to be partly cloudy. The rain doesn't come until Wednesday and Thursday next week.

More Even Later...

I drove down to Bartlesville and found a dermatologist there and got an appointment for next Tuesday at 2:30PM with a Doctor Metus a PA.C. at the Northern Oklahoma Dermatologist office. I will have him look over my face where that rough place is that the dentists here in Caney thought might be cancer.  The doctor is located at 309 SE Frank Phillips Blvd. There are four of them in that practice.

I filled out the paperwork the receptionist gave me this afternoon.

After I got back to Caney, I read the rest of the afternoon.

This evening the cats began coming to the front door again.  I gave them a supper.

The kid that is going to mow my yard should be here tomorrow. I hope he gets it finished in good time. I would like to go have lunch at Gabby's tomorrow but I want to be here when he finishes mowing too. I want to to get him paid.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Thursday and More Hot Weather

I was up very early this morning..I just couldn't stay asleep. 

I watched the "weather on the 8's" and it doesn't look all that good. For instance, today is to be 93 degrees and sunny . Tomorrow is to be 92 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 93 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 92 degrees and mostly sunny, and Wednesday is to be 92 degrees and mostly sunny...lots of hot weather and no rain.

I opened the front door to find Grey waiting for his breakfast. I fixed it and took it out to him and he is eating now. I had better check to see if any more cats are out there...so more later...

Sure enough, Whitey was out there waiting for his breakfast. Grey was gone and  had left some food in his dish so Whitey began on it. I added another full wet bowl for Whitey. 

More Later...

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Wednesday and a Hair Appointment

 I will leave at 8:00AM for Coffeyville and my hair appointment. .It really needs it!

I think that's all there is today. over there.I will call Janet later and check to be sure.

I had all four cats come for their breakfast this morning. There was Blondie, Grey, Whitey and the little one, Blackey. They all ate their fill and have left now. I brought in their empty dishes.  

I also caught "the weather on the 8's" Here it is.

Today is to be 88 degrees and sunny, tomorrow is to be 93 and sunny, Friday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy,  Sunday is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, and Tuesday is to be 92 degrees and isolated thunderstorms.. That's the week! Not much chance of rain. 

The new mowing person, Jackson, is supposed to mow on Saturday. It is very high now...about 6 inches. I see Stephen has mowed and his looks nice. Mine looks like a mess. I was going to mow at least the front yard myself but Leslie said they would take back my mower if I did that They are afraid I will overdo it and be sick. Keith had told them I was sweating heavily when I mowed while he and Esther went to Keith's reunion. Kids!

More Later...

I was working on my blog and suddenly both computers went down. I tried to get them both back up but it was futile. In about five minutes I was able to get them both going again. I don't think the TV went down but it may have just come back up after being down. I was busy trying to get both computers back up and didn't check. When I finally did, the TV was on. I don't know whether it went down and then came right back up. That may have been the case.

I am going to start for Coffeyville now and my hair appointment now. I see by looking at the bank site that my social security came in. That's good! 

More Even Later.  

After I got my hair done, I went up to Independence and ate at the Dairy Queen. I was in the mood for that $7.00 special deal.

I got my Computer  Digest a little while ago and was reading it in the bedroom when the phone (which was in the dining room began to ring. I ran in to pick it up but whoever it was gone. I looked at recent numbers and saw Dean's so I called him. It wasn't him at all. We chatted a bit but that was all. I have no idea how I got his number to come up since he didn't call me and I didn't call him. Well it was nice talking to him anyhow.  He had taken a fall and had been in the hospital. His son was fine. But I think he said he himself had broken a bone. I was so surprised and embarrassed to find the caller wasn't him anyhow that I didn't get the details of his broken bone.

Anyhow more Even Later... 

It's a little after 7:00PM now and I have taken my bath. I can't seem to get the cool air to spread. I set the thermostat on  67 several hours ago but it still reads 78 degrees in this apartment and the thermostat  still says 67 degrees but it's still 78 degrees in the apartment..I have turned on the ceiling fans in both the living room and the bedroom. I hope that will spread out the cooler air. I went out and checked the air conditioner and it was running and putting out hot air. 

More tomorrow....

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tuesday and Possible Mowing

 Leslie has told me that the man who will be mowing for me now may be mowing today. It was a week ago that he first mowed for me. I have her check to pay for his mowing. I hope I don't miss him. I am planning on eating at Eggbert's here in Caney at noon. Keith left me money as a gift card to pay for my lunches for awhile. I slept well for awhile but was up earlier then usual.The furnace is not heating well for some reason.. I was cold much of the night even with extra covers.

I haven't seen any cats yet this morning. I have checked twice.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is: Today is to be 87 degrees and partly cloudy, tomorrow is to be 89 degrees and sunny, Thursday is to be  90 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny,  Saturday is to be 95 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, and Monday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, Sounds fair..no rain forecast! That's the week.

Now I will check on the cats again.

Sure enough! Blackie was out there and also Blondie . I fed them both and then Whitey came and I fed him too.

More Later...

I was going to mow the front yard but Leslie threatened to come get the mower so I decided to clean the apartment instead. It is cleaned now.and the sweeper is charging. I also swept out the garage and put away the box the cats sometime slept in when it was cold out.

I will go to Eggbert's for lunch. Keith gave me a nice Eggbert's gift card when he and Esther were here. I have used it once. This will be the second time.... since I was at camp last week.

More Even Later...

I went to visit my niece, Denise, today. She has breast cancer but is handling it as well as possible under the circumstances. She has some symptoms but is handling the symptoms as well as possible. There are several people in the trailer park where she lives who have had cancer and they are a good support group.  I had a very good visit with her. We sat in my car with the windows down. That's what she wanted. She is a couple of years younger then my daughter, Leslie.

When I got home, little Blackie was at the front door wanting some more food. So I fed him again.

More Even Later...

 

Monday, June 10, 2024

MONDAY AND LUNCH AT COPAN

I was up early as usual and read most of the morning. At lunchtime I went to Copan for lunch and had my usual beef vegetable soup and a piece of German Chocolate pie. As usual, It was all very good!

I had fed four cats earlier. They were Blondie, Grey and Whitey and Blackie. 

More Later..

 

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Sunday and Coffeecake for Church

I was up fairly early this morning. I knew I would have the coffeecake to make for church. I have it finished now and iced somewhat. .I now have time to blog. Grey,. the feral cat... one of four that I feed...has come and eaten his breakfast and left. Whitey came too and I fed him.The other two, Blackey and Blondie have not come yet..

I have seen "the weather on the 8's" I will post it here.

Today is to be 76 degrees and cloudy, tomorrow is to be 84 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 86 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 88 degrees and mostly sunny, Thursday is to be 92 degrees and sunny. Friday is to be 94 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 94 degrees and partly cloudy. No rain in this week's forecast and we could use some. I have my hair appointment on Wednesday and I really need it!

More Later...


Saturday, June 8, 2024

Saturday and Feeding Cats Again

The cats were back this morning....most of them at least. Grey was there, Whitey was there and the small black cat came back too. I fed them all breakfast...every one but Blondie. I didn't see him.

Maybe he will come later...

I did have an interesting experience one morning at camp. The Caney police called me at the camp. They (or some one at least) noticed I was not feeding the feral cats I feed and wondered if I was all right. So they called me at the camp to ask. I assured them I was fine..just at camp for the week.

But I appreciated their checking on me.

I did catch the weather today too. Here it is:

Today is to be 94 degrees and AM Thunderstorms,  tomorrow is to be 78 degrees and AM Thunderstorms, Monday is to be 84 degrees and Partly Cloudy, Tuesday is to be 84 degrees and mostly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 86 degrees and mostly cloudy, Thursday is to be 91 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 92 degrees and sunny. That's the week! Two days of rain...today and tomorrow. The rest is either sunny or partly cloudy.

More Later... It's 7:41 AM now..

Friday, June 7, 2024

Friday and Back Home.

We had a wonderful  family camp! My daughter and son in law, John.  attended, and everyone had a great time! In fact there were over 200 who attended and the weather was perfect.

I got home this afternoon and had a milkshake for supper after putting everything away. I really wasn't hungry.

I had two utility bills waiting for me. I wrote both checks and took them to the drop box.

Tomorrow is Saturday and I will do some laundry.

More Later..

Friday, May 31, 2024

Car all Packed.

 I worked all morning packing my suitcases and putting them in my car. About 1:30 PM I will go over to Karan's and put my bags in her car because she is going to drive to the reunion camp grounds. Her car is much newer then mine. Mine is 16 years old. I will leave mine in one of her three garages. We will be gone a week.

I have labeled all my suitcases so I will know what is in each of them. 

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is.Today is to be 78 degrees and Thunderstorms,  Saturday is to be 83 degrees and thunderstorms, Sunday is to be 86 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Monday is to be 80 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Tuesday is to be 97 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. and Wednesday is to be 86 degrees and also scattered thunderstorms.  Looks like a lot of rain in the next week. 

More after camp is over. I am not taking my computer to camp... 

The little black cat and Grey came for their breakfasts and so did Whitey. I have not seen Blondie yet.

More Later... 

I called Karan to tell her I would be over to her house at 2:00PM and she told me the reunion doesn't start until tomorrow. Sure enough...that is what my calendar says.   I would have gone over there a day early if I hadn't called her this morning. For some reason, I was thinking it started today.  But it is actually tomorrow.

I noticed I had another flat..my 5th flat this year.  I took it to Main Street and they got it right in and got it repaired. Sure enough, it had a roofing nail in it...again. ...the 5th flat I have had. Because I had written him a check, it was only $15.00. So he saved me some money.

More Even Later.. I had gone out to Eggbert's for lunch and used the some of the $60.00 Eggbert's gift card Keith had given me this week.

About 2:00PM, I will go to Karan's and load all my stuff in her car. We will leave at 2:30PM. Somehow I have lost my phone charger. I looked through all my bags but never did find it. I will stop at the Android phone store and see if I can get another one. In the meantime I will use my Kindle charger.


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Packing for Church Reunion

I am packing for reunion today. Karan and I leave tomorrow for our church family camp we call "reunion.". I have attended the camp for  50 years...every summer. Scott was one year old when I began to attend our "family camp". He is 64 now. Keith is five years older then Scott and Leslie is two years older then Scott,  I will take three bags of clothing and a sleeping bag.We stay in a lodge that is complete with rooms we can share. They are complete with bunk beds.  Karan and I usually share our room. There are showers and bathrooms for both sexes in the lodge. We are provided with all our meals. They are included in the registration.

There are also small cabins along a path behind the dining hall and some more on the way to the swimming pool. But I usually stay in the lodge and room with Karan. It is a great camp. There are classes and sermons held in  a Tabernacle on the grounds. My daughter is in charge of planning the camp.

More Later.. I need to finish packing. 

I Managed to finished my packing for the Church reunion. Karan and I will leave for the reunion grounds tomorrow at 2:30PM. I will go to her house to put my luggage in her car at 2:00PM tomorrow.

I fed Whitey and Blondie and Grey today twice and the small black cat as well. I will be gone to the camp for a week so they will have to find food somewhere else.  

More tomorrow morning. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Wednesday and A Color and Cut

I was up early as usual and left for Coffeyville and my hair appointment at 8:00AM right after Esther and Keith left for Chicago. I tried to reach Karan several times this afternoon to find out what time she wants me to come over on Friday for our  trip to the camp grounds. She never did get back to me. 

I had a text from the Caney Drug this afternoon that I had my thyroid pills replenished. I went up to pick this up. Then I decided to mow the front yard. It was long again and wasn't going to be mowed until the new mowing person starts on the 7th when I return from reunion on that Friday. Leslie is going to pay him $40.00 to mow for me every ten days and she will give me the money at reunion.

Dee Anna, my landlord's wife, invited me over to see the tea sets she had put out for her granddaughter to use for refreshments. She is very nice and so is Stephen, her husband.

He saw me mowing and I told him not to tell Leslie I was doing that. It's primarily the front and some of the west side.  When I got hot, I stopped and emptied the bag and put away the mower.. He had mowed his yard too. It looked nice!.

More Later...

 

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tuesday and Breakfast for cats

 I slept well again last night. We had gone out to John and Leslie's for some of John's good hamburgers yesterday afternoon. We had gone out after church on Sunday and they had fixed steak for the four of us and their son, Jeromy, my grandson,  and his two girls. Everything was very good. Keith and Esther had bought two pies form Jay, who buys them from the Amish in Parsons. They were also very good. They bought one pecan pie and one chocolate pie.

Keith has been fighting a cold ever since they have been here. He has a lot of drainage. They stopped at Walgreens in Independence and bought some  medicine and that helped some but he still has a lot of drainage.

They will be leaving tomorrow at 6:00AM to drive back to Wichita and then catch flights that will take them back to Germany where they currently live. It has been a blessing to have them here. Esther, however, had developed  a urinary track infection and they went down to Bartlesville yesterday to find a doctor to treat it.

A new little black cat came with Grey to have breakfast this morning. It came here for the first time yesterday. I haven't seen Blondie yet. 

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" though, There is going to be quite a bit of rain this next week.

Today will be 80 degrees and AM rain, tomorrow is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday it is to be 80 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 79 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Friday is to be 75 degrees and thunderstorms, Saturday is to be 83 degrees and AM showers, Sunday is to be 86 degrees and AM thunderstorms and Monday is to be 86 degrees and scattered thunderstorms.

That's the week, Six days of rain. 

Saturday June 1st, I will go to a friend's house and put my luggage in her back seat and she will drive me and herself to 10 miles south of Joplin to our church reunion for a week . That's a church camp and I have attended every year since Scott was 1 year old. And he was born in in 1960. So he is 64 and will be 65 in November.

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We went to Coffeyville to look for shoes for Esther and Keith found some he  liked and bought them. Esther couldn't find any that fit her feet correctly. They all pinched her toes. So she didn't buy any. Then we went to Nowata to get to Bartlesville since there was a detour and a very long train so we couldn't go directly to Bartlesville. We looked at the Brown Shoe company in Bartlesville but again, they pressed against her toes and she could not use them.  They would hurt her feet. So she didn't find any that were comfortable.

We stopped at a Mexican restaurant and had lunch. I had a child's plate and didn't finish all of it. But it was very good.

Then we came back to Bartlesville to try one more place. We never found any she could use. She really wanted Skechers'. She just couldn't find any that were comfortable for her feet..

When we got back home Keith went out the Dollar General store again and bought several big boxes of cat food...the wet kind. He also bought Kleenex.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Sunday and a Tornado Warnng

About  1:45AM  the city's tornado warning went off. Esther and I went into the bedroom closet and took cover as best we could  until the alarm went off. I stayed up awhile to see if there were any more warnings. Nowata county was under a storm warning until 5:00AM this morning. It's 4:36AM now. I made my bed and dressed but the kids are sleeping in my bedroom so although I went in the bathroom to use it, I did not try yet to make up my face, I will wait awhile rather then to disturb them. In awhile I will also start the coffeecake for the church breakfast.

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I got the coffeecake done and even got into the bathroom to make up my face. I am ready for church even if the kids are not up yet. I think one of them may be up now..at least one. They were out late last night at the class reunion at Keith's 50th reunion class. Then we were up with the tornado warning too. It's 7:32AM now. Our church class begins at 9:30AM. 

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Saturday, May 25, 2024

Saturday and Keith and Esther Here

I was awake at 5:00AM this morning. I slept on the daybed trundle so Keith and Esther could have my bed.

I slept fine. The only other person who has used that trundle are 5 year old grandchildren. When I have company, I give them my bed. Then I sleep on the trundle.

Blondie and Grey were at the front door when I opened it. I fixed them some wet and dry food. They ate and left and then Whitey came to finish what they had left.

Keith got up first. Esther was still sleeping until just a moment ago. She is dressing now.

When they are finished dressing, I will make up my face. I dressed earlier.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" . Today is to be 86 degrees and mostly sunny, tomorrow is to be 87 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 87 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 84 degrees partly sunny, Wednesday is to be 83 degrees and AM showers, and Thursday is to be 80 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Friday is to be 80 degrees and scattered thunderstorms.

That's the week! Three days of showers!

I got the front yard mowed while they were gone last evening to the music show downtown.

More Later..After Esther got around we decided to go to Bartlesville and look around. I also wanted to get a chemical to take out the stump on the west side of my yard. We stopped at a nursery just west of Tuxedo Boulevard. We left Easter in the Pennington Hills area at Hobby Lobby. She wanted to shop some. Keith had had his new phone taken care of at "In Touch Communications:. I think that was the name of the cell phone provider. Esther had a lot of pictures to transfer to her new phone.

They have left now to go to the school and meet with Keith's classmates. Later they will go to the home of one of his classmates.

More Even Later...

 

Friday, May 24, 2024

Friday and Keith and Esther Coming

 I heard from Esther last night. They were having a two hour layover in Chicago before leaving for Wichita. They will have breakfast with their friends and then rent a car and drive down here to Caney sometime today.

When I opened the front door this morning, I found Grey waiting for his breakfast so I fixed him some and set it out to him. After he ate and left, Whitey came and ate what Grey had left.

I was up at my usual 4:00AM and dressed and made my bed and got myself ready for the day.

I did get the weather report and here it is: Today is to be 81 degrees and AM thunderstorms, tomorrow is to be 87 degrees and mostly sunny,   Sunday is to be 87 degrees and partly cloudy, Monday is to be 84 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 83 degrees 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 81 degrees and AM showers. That's the week! The kids will leave on Saturday after Keith's class reunion is over. I hope he gets to see a lot of his classmates again this year.. It's his 50th class reunion.

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I went to Eggbert's here in Caney and had an omelet for my lunch.

I heard from Esther again that they plan to be here late afternoon or early evening.  I am looking forward to their visit. I got a package in the mail and it is flat so I am not sure what it is. It may be the package they were looking for this week or it may be something for me. I will know for sure which it is when they get here.

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thursday and One Day of Storms

I was up at 4:00AM this morning and dressed and made my bed and got myself ready for the day.

When I opened the front door, Blondie was out there waiting for his breakfast so I fixed it. I am nearly out of wet cat food so will need to go to Dollar General and buy more this morning after they open at 8:00AM. It's 5:55AM now so I have awhile to wait.

Whitey came and finished off some of Blondie's wet food. Then later Grey came and I gave him the other half of Blondie's wet food.  It's 6:25AM now. I have an hour and a half to wait for Dollar General to open.

But I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is for the week. Today is to be 83 degrees and partly cloudy,  tomorrow is t be 82 degrees and AM thunderstorms, Saturday is to be 87 degrees and partly cloudy, Sunday is to be 86 degrees and mostly sunny, Monday is to be 81 degrees and sunny, and Tuesday is to be 86 degrees and mostly sunny. That's the week! Looks like Friday is the only day for thunderstorms. Maybe I can mow one day this coming week.

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I went out front after the cats left and cleaned out a lot of leaves from under the hedge. It's not perfect but it's a lot better. Then I swept off the sidewalk and put the leaf bag in the garage. If I can mow the back yard this week before Keith and Esther come that will be something else anyhow. They are to be here tomorrow. I cleaned the house last week and will do some more cleaning before they get here tomorrow. I don't know when to expect them. They are having breakfast with a couple of couples Keith has kept in touch with for years. Then they will leave...perhaps by afternoon. I guess I will know when I see them!

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I decided after I cleaned up the leaves under the hedge that I would mow the back yard. I had gone down to Copan for lunch..by myself...Sally didn't get back to me after I left her a message about what I wanted to do about lunch. That worked out fine. It's 78 degrees now and I am plenty hot! I will drink some water and rest..I am plenty sweaty.

It's 1:48PM now. I will get back to my book. I took the first one down to the book drop at the library.

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I read the second book today. I will take it to the book drop tomorrow.

I had an e-mail from Esther. They have a two hour layover in Chicago and then they leave for Wichita. From there after a day with friends, and breakfast with them, they will come to visit the rest of us for five days, from May 24th until May 29th.

I plan to go to bed around 9:00PM. I am still plenty tired!

I am looking forward to seeing Keith and Esther.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Wednesday and Rain

 I was up early again... about 5:00AM. I made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. When I opened the front door, Blondie was there waiting for his breakfast. I fixed his breakfast and set it out there. He ate and left.  Then Whitey came and I fixed her some too.

I also caught "the weather on the 8's". And here it is..Today is to be 75 degrees and light rain. Tomorrow is to be 81 degrees and isolated thunderstorms. Friday is to be 83 degrees and AM Thunderstorms, Saturday is to be 85 degrees and AM Thunderstorms, Sunday is to be 85 degrees and  mostly sunny, and Monday is to be 81 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week.

I will be going over to Coffeyville for my hair appointment and Game Day at the senior center in the afternoon from 1:00PM until 3:00PM. I hope it doesn't hail while I am out there.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Tuesday and Thunderstorms

I was up at shortly after 4:00AM this morning made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. When I opened the front door, I found Blondie waiting for his breakfast so I fixed it for him and took it out to him. He ate what he wanted and left. No other cats are out there yet.

But I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here it is...

Today is to be 86 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, tomorrow is to be  76 degrees and isolated thunderstorms, Thursday is to be 79 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Friday is to be 83 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, Saturday is to be 84 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 86 degrees and AM thunderstorms and Monday is to be 82 degrees and partly cloudy. That's the week. Mostly thunderstorms! Not much chance to mow until next Monday.

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Whitey came for her/his breakfast next. She/he ate all he wanted and I brought the cat dish back in the kitchen.

I trimmed my hedge again this morning. I found a shingle nail on Stephen's driveway. I picked it up and set it on the window ledge. That's two for me and one for him.  I hope that's all.  I sure don't want it in my tire.

Keith and Esther will be here from Germany on the 24th of May and will leave on the 29th to go back to Germany. They will be here for Keith's 50th class reunion. I guess he graduated in 1974.

I will be leaving for Church family camp (reunion is what we call it) on the 1st of June and be gone a week . The camp is 10 miles south of Joplin. Karan will drive again this year. I will leave my car in her garage in Coffeyville.

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I called Sally to see if she wanted to go to Independence to the Dairy Queen for lunch. She wanted to go but she wanted to leave at noon to go there. I think she has a church meeting on Tuesday mornings and would rather I picked her up at noon instead of 11:00AM. or 11:30AM. That was fine with me. I will swing by her place at noon and pick her up. She is good company for lunch.

More Even Later.. I thought about mowing the back yard this morning but ended up trimming the hedge instead. There's quite a breeze out there and I have terrible allergies this time of year.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Monday and Thunderstorms all Week

 I was up at 4:45AM this morning and to the sound of thunder. Finally, I got up and dressed and made my bed and got myself ready for the day. When I opened the front door I found Grey waiting for his breakfast. I took it out to him...both wet and dry cat food. He is eating now. I went in the garage and got some more dry cat food from the bag. Now I am prepared for the others.,,,if and when they come.

I did catch "the weather on the 8's" and here is the week's forecast.

Today is to be 87 degrees and AM thunderstorms, tomorrow is to be 86 degrees and scattered thunderstorms and wind. Wednesday is to be 72 degrees and AM thunderstorms and wind, Thursday is to be 81 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Friday is to be 83 degrees and scattered thunderstorms, and Saturday is to be 86 degrees and AM thunderstorms,  and Sunday is to be 86 degrees and scattered thunderstorms. That's the week! A week of rain and thunderstorms! There will be no mowing this next week!

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Grey finished his breakfast and then Blondie came to eat too. After he finished, Whitey came to eat next. Now all three cats are fed. I will go to the Dollar General store when  they open at 8:00AM and get a few things I will need next week.. definitely wet cat food, Q tips and water.

More Even Later... I read most of the afternoon and then decided to mow the front yard. It was looking pretty ratty, I fed Whitey and she left when I put the garage door up.

I got the front yard mowed and it looks a lot better. I emptied the mower, put the clippings in a plastic bag and put it away in the garage. Then I put the garage door down. Now I think I will take my bath.  I am pretty sweaty. The front yard looks quite a bit better.

More Maybe Even Later... maybe more tomorrow depending on the weather.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sunday and Church

 I was up at 4:30AM, dressed, made my bed and got myself ready for the day.

After checking out the weather, I opened the front door and found Grey waiting for his breakfast. I fixed it with both dry cat food and wet cat food and he ate what he wanted of it and  left the rest for Whitey. She/he came over to the bowl with what was left in it an ate most of it.

I caught the weather forecast too. Here it is: Today is to be 88 degrees and sunny, tomorrow is to be 89 degrees and mostly sunny, Tuesday is to be 85 degrees and scattered thunderstorms,  Wednesday is t be 78 degrees and partly cloudy, Thursday is to be 81 degrees and PM thunderstorms, Friday is to be 85 degrees and partly cloudy, Saturday is to be 91 degrees and isolated thunderstorms. That's the week! Looks like three days of rain or thunderstorms.

I started the coffeecake and got it in the oven at 350 degrees and for 45 minutes. When it was finished I put the glaze on it and left for church at 8:00AM.. I had some Chai Latte and coffeecake there.

Leslie and John came a little later and Karan too. All in all we ended up with 13 in the congregation. Melissa spoke and did a nice job. Leslie used the computer and projector and did the church school. She also did a nice job.

Phyllis and I went to Eggbert's for lunch. They were very busy and noisy and I had my usual parfait and iced tea and Phyllis had a sandwich. They seated us at the north side and it was very loud in there. It took a long time for us to be served.

When I got home. I went back to my book. I was not impressed. I finished the first one and took it to the book drop at the library earlier this morning before I left for church. 

This evening I will try once again to use Zoom for the evening service for the Mission Center. Leslie came here yesterday and walked me through the steps again. I hope I can remember them. I did make notes. We will see.

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Saturday and Apartment Cleaning

I slept fairly well last night and was up early to change the sheets on my bed. I have washed them and they are now in the dryer. A little later, I will mop my bare floors and run the vacuum. I like to do that once a week...usually on Saturday.

I also caught "the  weather on the 8's". Today is to be 87 degrees and sunny, Tomorrow is to be 88 degrees and sunny, Monday is to be 89 degrees and mostly sunny, Tuesday is to be 87 degrees and PM thunderstorms and wind, Wednesday is to be 87 degrees and PM Thunderstorms,Thursday is to be 81 degrees and scattered Thunderstorms, and Friday is to be 82 degrees and AM Thunderstorms.

Blondie came for his breakfast early and he may be finished with it now. I will check.

So three days next week with thunderstorms. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

More later...I need to fold the sheets in the dryer. 

I got that done and put them away in a dresser drawer.

Then I mopped the floors and ran the vacuum sweeper. Now it is charging. 

More Even Later.. 

My eldest son and his wife will be here on the 24th and be here until the 29th. They live in Germany and he works for the department of Defense in our embassies all over the word as an IT.