Some thoughts

October 23, 2018

The moon looked good last night and after I got the wife off to
work we had a chat. Once again he had some good ideas but told
me to check the legality of said ideas before acting on them.

A little later today I’ll get some doughnuts from the doughnut
shop and cruise over to visit Dad. This may be a bit different
from all the others as he has never lost a son before. We talked
about it a few times and the Antique Farmer stated he believed
that wasn’t supposed to happen.

Then we have the subject of flowers for the funeral. I admit to
getting sticker shock when looking at the various offerings and
it got me thinking. The flowers denote love or respect of the
sender, I think. But who we send them to is dead so doesn’t know
they were sent.

Seems like a wasted sentiment to me. But yes, we did send the
flowers. Visitation will be this afternoon and in my list of
places I’d rather not be a funeral home is a close second to the
hospital. I may get over it when I get older.

Finally, the weather on the east coast of Iowa is going to be
great for the funeral and most of the week. No rain in the
forecast until Friday and then only a 20% chance with highs in
the 50s. Good for getting outside work done.

Enjoy our Tuesday and keep an eye out for the full moon
tomorrow. Now I need some coffee and bacon.
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October 22, 2018

As I get older the things one is never told about aging keep
popping up catching me by surprise. That’s not necessarily a bad
thing but does make one wonder. And sometimes it causes

Like yesterday. I took the last of one of my medications and
thought no problem, I got a 90 day refill less than a month ago.
Problem is I can’t find it. We brought it home, sat the bag
down, and the medicine just disappered.

Still thinking it was no problem we searched places I usually
put my meds until needed. Right. The bag is gone, the boxes are
gone, and the bottles, pills and all are nowhere to be found.
Most young folks have no idea how that feels.

We’ll keep looking. I do know where my suit is hanging and
later today will give it a test fit in preparation of the
visitation for my brother tomorrow. I even located a dress shirt
and tie last night, unless they have took off along with the

At first I thought it could be the concussions I’ve had over
the years until I looked in a mirror. The image that glanced
back at me was not as young as I origianlly thought. We’ll leave
it there for now as the search for my meds continues.

Enjoy our Monday because we won’t get another this week. Now I
need some coffee, leftover pizza, and my missing meds.
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Sunday snicker

October 20, 2018

We couldn’t find a new religious funny so thought we’d share the

An Arab was walking through the Sahara desert, desperate for water, when he saw something, far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he walked towards the image, only to find a little old Jewish man sitting at a card table with a bunch of neckties laid out on it.

The Arab asked “Please, I’m dying of thirst, can I have some water?”

The man replied “I don’t have any water, but why don’t you buy a tie? Here’s one that goes nicely with your robes.”

The Arab shouted, “I don’t want a tie, you idiot, I need water!”

“OK, don’t buy a tie. But to show you what a nice guy I am, I’ll tell you that over that hill there, about 4 miles, is a nice restaurant. Walk that way, they’ll give you all the water you want.”

The Arab thanked him and walked away towards the hill and eventually disappeared.

Three hours later the Arab came crawling back to where the man was sitting behind his card table. He said “I told you, about 4 miles over that hill. Couldn’t you find it?”

The Arab rasped “I found it alright. They wouldn’t let me in without a tie.”

Of cloudy days

October 19, 2018

It can’t be sunny all the time and sometimes a little rain must
fall. Last night the family was at the hospital as my brother
recieved last rights, he was taken off life support, and he
breathed his last.

I remembered the good times as he slipped away and will miss
him more than he would know. Now, it’s all over but the crying
and I have to believe he’s in a better place. Goodbye John.

This is short but my mind is elsewhere. We’ll get back to a
semblance of normality tomorrow. Or at least as close as we’re

Enjoy our Friday.
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Wrong turn

October 18, 2018

We thought our world was going to Hell in a hand-basket, and now
we know. Big Bird is leaving Sesame Street? Makes one wonder how
the children are going to survive. Below are more reasons we
believe this.

We have people claiming we’re all going to die if we don’t stop
the climate from changing but have no experience in science. Yet
we are told if we don’t believe we are somehow mentally
deficient. We have people of one political persuasion telling
anyone who listens to go out and attack those who think

We have people who, while well-educated, have never been
president of anything giving opinions in the guise of news that
our real president is doing everything wrong. This while our
unemployment is low and our economy is booming.

At some point intelligent discourse and polite disagreement
went the way of common sense. There are different sides to every
story and everyone can’t be happy. Some adults among us have
turned into whinny little divas who believe the world owes them.
Everybody just needs to take a deep breath and keep calm.

At some point this perfect storm of nonsense is going to
implode. We’re not sure when we made the wrong turn as a
country. And to be honest, when I woke up I thought today was

Enjoy our Thursday as we will. We’ve got things to do and
coffee to drink.
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Hoping for the best

October 17, 2018

Some who know me acknowledge my dislike, perhaps even a phobia,
of hospitals. After being in one for an hour I have trouble with
my breathing and pace like a caged wildcat. The endless halls,
and most waiting rooms, have no windows in the ones we’ve been

But yesterday we did spend some time in a hospital as my brother
had heart surgery and word got to me he wasn’t doing
well. I have to admit when I first spied him it looked to me
like he went 8 rounds with Mike Tyson.

So I held his hand and talked to him a bit before I started
paying attention to what the nurses and doctor in the room were
saying. Things didn’t seem so dire after the chat. I hope he
pulls through and believe he’s just ornery enough to do it.

The picture of the moon was taken yesterday after we left the
hospital and seeing it soothed my soul so thought I’d add it
here and it may help someone else too. Here in a bit I’ll try
to get the yard work done that didn’t get done yesterday and if
that doesn’t pan out it will be on the agenda for tomorrow.

Now I’m going out to feed Mama cat and the feral cats outside
before having a cup of coffee. Enjoy our Wednesday as it looks
to be a good one here on the east coast of Iowa. At least as far
as the weather is concerned.
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Short one

October 16, 2018

It’s another fine day here on the east coast of Iowa and we’re
not complaining. The sun is out, the birds are singing, and once
it got above freezing enjoyable. Yeah, nothing wrong here today.

Went to visit Dad this morning and had a good talk and a great
visit. Left him in good spirits with enough doughnuts to last
him a few days and his TV working again. We even have our
internet and phone back. I’m not going to jinx it by saying
about time.

The wife and I went out to have lunch and managed to find a
parking spot close to our destination. There are days when that
just doesn’t happen. When asked how I want burger cooked I say
“burn it” and usually end up with the burger cooked anywhere
from rare to medium. This time, while not burnt, it was close
enough for me.

Tomorrow I’m going to try to get some of the yard work done as
it needs it. If I don’t there is always Thursday. So enjoy our
Tuesday as we will. Now I need more coffee as I’m still trying
to wear the kitten out.
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