Monday, September 30, 2013

After the Flood

The 1/2" of rain Saturday blew under my carport enough to level out their homes,,,,,these pics are from Sunday, after the major rebuild.    Had to show you the after ones too.  Wish I had taken some showing the flood and how it leveled them out. 

Yall tc, and


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hard Work,,,,

This little doodlebug has worked really hard.  I put this mat down a few days ago, and he just found it irresistible,,, lol
 See those huge boulders he threw out?   Glad it's not my size,,,lol

My floor mat in my car kept getting overloaded with this gravel, soo,,,when I saw this mat on sale at Alco, I thot it would cure the problem.    It's heavy and won't blow away also.  AND, I won't mess up the little homes they make,,, love it.

I'm waiting for all this heavy rain we're supposed to get today, tonite, and tomorrow,,,It's dark in the West but not sure if  that's all of it.  I think it's coming down from the NW.  Need to look I guess.  I went to the store and got milk and my ice cream, so i'm sure ready for rain.  That last we got just raised Lake Buchanan a couple of inches. It needs 25 feet,,,not a good thing.  It will take hurricanes dumping water on top of us for a few days, to make a difference.  This hurricane season has been so weird.  DD,, not wishing you any tho.

That ol sciatic nerve has been acting up for a few days, and i'm not sure if it's because I cut down on the Aleve.  It's NOT my hip thank God.  Ok, no more of that.

I called to make an appointment to get my eyes checked, and told em I was a little late,,,,hahahaha,, she said,,like 2 years!  Well, any way, I did it, and,,, no change!  There was this place down the road at Bee Cave, 70% off for my age (cause i'm 71)  so my g/dotter drove me down there, and I couldn't find any I really liked, and the prices were so high it was unreal.  Visionworks.  Even with my 70% off, they still cost just under 200.00.  I didn't know they charged for each lens,,,,and they were just over 200.00 each,  plus those hi-priced frames.   Well, after all that, I found out they couldn't make them in an hour!!! 

These are the ONLY ones I liked, out of all they had, and wasn't sure about the way the lens are held in place, but after I finally got them by UPS, (took 8 days) i'm kinda getting used to it.  They do need just a little adjustment, mainly to hold them a little higher up, but I wanted the rimless, so I have to put up with the attaching ways.  (Don't care for that leopard print at all, but it's just a little, and if I had hair over my ears, you couldn't see that.
Anything else I need to catch up on?,,,,,Not that I can think of.  My son's Medicare started on 9-1, and we had done another Medicaid app, and he was turned down because his check was 42.00 more than allowed.  So,, had to start looking for what to do for that 20%, and with him under 65, all he could get was Medicare Advantage,,,Whew.  Not to get into that, found out there's not a whole lot of choice, but one, Humana, was 59.00 a month, the other free so got THAT done in time for it to start 10-1.  Not sure if any of them will be much good, but definitely the free one is better than nothing. 
Was nearly some excitement here, heard a vehicle versus building at the Dollar General, but turned out it was in Kingsland, not here.  Maybe 2 injured, then nothing else.  There's a man that posts all that stuff on Facebook, so guess i'll look.
Yall tc, and

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Do You Do This, BB?

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target.

Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse, so I had to learn to while away my time.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

Dear Mrs. Harris,
Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Harris, are listed below and are documented by  our video surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance,  causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.

9.. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ' Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'

And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Just a Little Update

Just checking in,,,gosh can't believe it's been about a month,,,nice vacation.

I'm so glad tv is getting something on again.  IE, the new shows, etc.  Overlapping ones now.  Like tonite, X-Factor, and the finale of AGT.  Just gonna watch the second half of that, after all, they won't announce the winner til the very end.

I had my eyes checked,,,told them I knew I was late,,,lolol.  They said,, try 2 years...Then I find out they haven't changed.  Got an update prescription anyway, because a place in Bee Caves, (closest to me) would give me 70% off a whole pair.  I've hated the ones i'm wearing since the day I got them.  G/dotter drove me there, about 60 miles down 71, and found out they had to send it off, would take a week!! Not an hour!  Told em just to mail them to me.  I'm NEVER having them dilated again,,,ever.  It took all day from 10AM,,,to come back close to normal.  And I don't think they've done it yet!  That was the day before, tho.

That's joining that stress test,,,the "not gonna do's" anymore.

My hip is fine, still, and that sciatic nerve is good.  My doc told me to double my gabapentin, for my neuropathy, and it's worked.  I quit the therapy after I asked if it would help get over all that and she told me no, but it would help prevent it in the future.  That wasn't enough for the pain it caused by just irritating the hip and nerve.  Now I found this little remedy I had cut out of the paper, saying eat 9 golden raisans , soaked in gin, every day for arthritis,,,,lol.  Won't hurt to try,,,huh?

Keep forgetting to get my flu shot,,,,think i'll just do it right now, and get a bottle of gin too. 

I'm still keeping up with the blogs, and sometimes I miss a day or so.  Don't blame you for wanting time off, BB, and i'm still not going to do a daily for now, but will check in every once in a while. 
It's a shame TX didn't get that run off from CO and NM,,,we need it so bad.  Only the Rio Grande.

Yall tc, and