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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sun shine, good customer service and good dinner out.

For our son John
We could not say our last farewell
Or even say good-bye
For you were gone before we knew
And only God knows why.

As you can see I’m back to posting. The price with Verizon - $10 per extra GB -  isn’t too bad and I’m curious to see how many extra GBs we’ll use in 13 days. The regular price is $50 for 5GBs a month. And we’ve never even come close to going over it. But I did find out that for $80 a month we can get 10GBs. Not worth it for us.
Construction or I should say destruction on the upstairs bathroom started yesterday. The contractor has worked for us before and he is very good. The thing I like about him is he really loves his work. Don’t think I’ve ever seen such a happy person when they are working. And he has lots of good ideas on how to improve things. Yesterday he got the bathroom almost gutted. Discovered the tub had been sunk in three inches of concrete when it was put in. What a mess – also discovered water damage behind it too. The tub was installed when the house was built in 1972 – it is cast iron! Going to be a bear to get downstairs!
Late yesterday afternoon we went into Columbus to Best Buy and returned the Surface. No problems, no extra fees. I was surprised they took it back without a fuss. I will stick to my new camera and old laptop for now. Don’t need anything else to mess with. Technology has gone so far past what I need…..or understand….
After that we went to pick out the vanity etc for the bathroom. Then to dinner. Discovered that one of our favorite restaurants serves a Senior dinner of liver and onions, one of my favorite things. We usually are in town earlier in the day so haven’t had dinner there before. So much food I couldn’t finish it. And very good. It is a small Indiana chain – Lincoln Square.
Our contractor is also bringing us lots of mulch – he gets it free from the landfill. The landfill grinds up all the vegetation and makes it into mulch, supposed to be pretty good stuff. And Bill has continued to plant more hostas along our bank to the street. Sure hope the deer repellant works because they love hostas. And more of our flowers are blooming every day. So pretty.
Lots of blooms on this one. 

Back to shorts and t-shirt weather here. Yesterday it reached 90 here in the hills. And no rain for us. Today is supposed to be cloudy and only in the mid-80s. And wouldn’t you know tomorrow it is supposed to rain and we’ve made arrangements to pick up the Alfa and bring it home. Hope the weather holds until we get home. 


  1. I LOVE liver and onions as well!! Sunny here no rain in forecast either.
    Have fun with reno, thought we got away from that moving to a condo but oh no we just contracted for two bathroom renos LOL.

  2. I love country living! Well, I'm still getting used to it, but I love it! It's so great for green cleaning, gardening, and happy kids!

  3. Will you drive the Alfa in Mexico next Winter?

    1. From now on we'll be using the Alfa all the time. So we will use it on our next trip to Mexico.

  4. I am sooooo happy to read that the both of you are having such a good time!

    Back here at Home Camp, my real estate lady phoned yesterday. Seems that I might get another chance at buying the land here!

    Tu amigo,