Sunday, December 1, 2013

17 days

Only 17days that we have been in Florida.  Linda called today to ask how long we had been here.  We left early, to get away from the "things" that have to be done at home.  Lawn, etc. 
So did we get away from it all?  Of course not.  There are always things to be done.  Got the bugs cleaned off the windshield and then when the sun shone thru it was quite streaked.  So today, I cleaned the inside and it looks better.  No, there were not bug marks inside.  Just did a sloppy job cleaning the inside the first time.

Then today as we were sitting down resting, from walking home from the Church yard sale.  Austin came over,  "Want to pressure wash your patio?
I will bring down my pressure machine.  So we did and then had to take showers.  When the dirt between stones gets hit with pressured water, it spays all over.   Spotted like a dog. 

But the patio looks great.  No more black mold, dirt or what ever on the cement.  Also did the slab where someone had a shed or covered patio.
Near supper time we put more dirt in my two big round planters and planted
lettuce and radishes.  Also some marigolds.  Ernie said they were not a vegetable.

We have been over to Busch Gardens.  Changes have been made in different areas.  The Stanley Ville Theatre is now enclosed.  Not sure whether we like that or not.  The way they have the sound so loud, the acoustics are not good.  Hurts your ears.  The gardens are so pretty,  Lots of topiary
Christmas decorations. A pretty angel and just round balls of greenery lighted.  And so many poinsettias.   all colors, white, red, red and white, yellow and white. 

We saw three shows.  We like to watch the Castaway critters and see if they have taught the animals any new tricks.  then on to a "Vacation musical" at Stanleyville.  We stopped last at the ice show.  different this year, there were
6 children as part of the show.  All good skating, pretty costumes. and music.   

We are also walking.  Checked the mileage with the car.  After several trips around the park, we averaged .6 of a mile for one trip.  so we have been walking 1.2 miles each day.  a few times 1.8,  slow, but we are walking.

Will add more later, getting sleepy.   jkc

Wed. the 27th.   Day before Thanksgiving.   Bob and Judy stopped by.
Want to come to a Thanksgiving dinner?   Southern Aire is having a turkey
dinner at 4  There are two open spots.  so, yes, we will go and I will take some  apple salad.  So tonight we had turkey for supper.   I had bought turkey thighs for us.  Had some dressing, green beans and cranberries with cottage cheese.  We bought a sweet potato pie Tues. and had another piece of that after supper.  I only roasted one of the thighs, put the other in the freezer.  Will eat it some other day.  Have a Cornish hen in the freezer for possibly Christmas.  I had the freezer so stuffed when we first got here,  and so the ice cream bars were on the soft side.  It is a little empty now, at least the packages are not crammed and wedged in as it was when we left home.

We stopped at TG Fridays last week.  thinking we would get our special of endless soup and salad, with bread sticks and a drink.  Sometimes we even got cheese and nachos.  Prices have gone up.  Now it is just endless soup and salad.  No bread sticks, drink or nachos, unless you buy them.  Shucks.
Ernie has liked their clam chowder, it just wasn't as good as last year.
Thought we might try and different Fridays and see how their soup tastes.

this week end will be the time to get out our few Christmas decorations and
check out the card list.  Haven't decided if I will write a letter or just send cards.  Need to get more cards if I do just cards.

Not much else for now.   We hear and see on TV that Indiana is COLD.
It is supposed to get cold here tonight also.  Down in the 30's.  But warms
up on Friday, back to the lo 70's.   But we have the little heater out just in case we want it.  And the electric blanket is hooked up and ready to turn on.

Have a good night.  Sleep tight!


and later still.  Sat. Nov. 30  it did get cold and we had the heater on in the bedroom and the electric blanket.  The front of the coach was cold when we got up.  Today it is 75 with a cool breeze.  Got out the tote with the Christmas decorations to be put up this week end.  Depends on my mood whether I get everything out or just some of them.  The only free space I might use (on my credenza, the top of some cupboards, is full of tomatoes and fruit.  Will have to use the front dash for more than the little tree. 
The Big Top flea market has lots of Christmas decorations.  Did buy a little
castle JJ pin.  that's is 4 pins, so far this year.
We also got new I phones this week.  So our phones are now are hot spot for the computer and we save money by not having the little hot spot box.
Have to get used to using the phone to get on line.
We have sprouted radish and lettuce seeds.  Marigolds  no.

the water is hot so time to do some dishes.   Have a good day.   jkc

We have had rain.  Almost 6 tenths in the rain gauge.  That is a good rain for this part of Florida. 

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