Sunday, August 13, 2017

Fountain

My hubby helped hook this fountain up at a friends house. I really didn't realize how soothing they are to listen to. The same concept as watching fish to relax. Do you own one too?


Saturday, August 5, 2017

There are not many places left that have the iron bars separating you from the tellers in the banks any longer. The bank manager put down the bars so you get get the total effect. Most times they are half way up. This bank is in our little village.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

What a unique idea to make from and old pole: We went to a get together this past weekend. My Sister-n-Laws, Mother-n-Law  created this master piece.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bassmasters in our area..........................

RECORD HIGH WATER TO EFFECT BASSMASTER?
Officials of the Bassmaster Elite Series are warning that the high water levels on the St. Lawrence River could have an effect at their contest based in Waddington July 20 to 23.
After competing on the St. Lawrence in two of the past four years, many of the anglers were starting to feel like they knew the fishery fairly well, according to the officials.
But when they arrive for next week’s competition, they could find a different world — one with a lot more water than usual.
Record-high water levels on the river this summer have caused major headaches for the multibillion-dollar shipping industry that uses the river, and they could create some issues for the Elite Series anglers as well.
But the truth is they won’t know until they get there.
“I spent an hour the other night trying to get information on what’s going on with the water right now, and I didn’t have too much luck,” said Josh Bertrand, an Elite Series angler from Arizona. “It’s a huge area — and a great fishing area — but it’s kind of on the edge of the earth. It’s not like the Tennessee River where you can literally find up-to-the-minute data on what’s going on with the water.
“The three days we have to practice before the tournament starts are going to be huge,” he said.
Bertrand said past information that anglers have gathered on the river might not help with the water up so high. “Everything could be completely different,” he said.
But he also believes there’s a chance the interesting conditions could actually make the fishing better than it’s been during past tournaments, such as the 2015 event that featured an Edwin Evers victory with 77 pounds, 10 ounces of bass.
“It’s a river where the current rips and the water is pretty clear,” Bertrand said. “If it’s just ripping a little harder than usual, it won’t be like it went from flat and smooth to ripping. We don’t know if that will make them bite better or worse — maybe it’ll be better.”
Virginia angler Jacob Powroznik doesn’t believe the high water will affect the tournament much because most anglers don’t get into the nearshore areas that will be most changed anyway.
“You have to be really brave to run within 150 feet of those banks up there,” Powroznik said. “Those rocks mean business. So, I think people would have mostly been staying out of those areas, regardless.
“I really expect the creeks and inlets to be about the same as they always are.”
For safety and for the sake of waterfront property owners, a 5 mph no-wake restriction has been implemented for vessels traveling within 600 feet of shore on all New York waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Boaters are also being warned about floating debris and rocks and other stationary objects that could be hidden just under the surface.
Of highest concern to anglers like Bertrand and Powroznik is the situation with the lock at Iroquois Dam that allows anglers to access good fishing downriver from Waddington.
“It’s always been open in the past where you just get off pad and idle right through,” Bertrand said. “Right now, I think it’s closed and you actually have to lock through. It could take you a while.”
In a message to Elite anglers Thursday, Tournament Director Trip Weldon said operators of the dam have agreed to set aside an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon during which the anglers and other recreational boaters can go through the locks. Commercial vessels, which take much longer to go through, will not be able to use the locks between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., and 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.
Without that arrangement, Bertrand said, the complexion of the event might have been changed.
“There are a lot of really big fish above the dam,” he said. “But it would just make the whole tournament fish really small. A lot of guys might be crowded in together.”
The St. Lawrence event is the seventh of nine regular-season Elite tournaments this season, and it begins the “northern swing” during which smallmouth specialists hope to enhance — or, in some cases, salvage — their seasons.
Daily starts will be held at 6:15 a.m. from the Whittaker Park Boat Launch. Weigh-ins will be held back at the park at 3:15 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
The tournament will feature a full field of 109 anglers for the first two days, with only the Top 51 advancing to third round. During the fourth and final round, only the Top 12 will battle for the $100,000 top prize.
The event is hosted by the Village of Waddington.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Here we go again..........................

As you know by now my husband works in electrical construction. He has for years. Only 3 more until he's 65 and plans to retire. with that being sad, let me tell you about the latest news.

My husband works for the union. His local is out of Watertown, New York. Believe me he would have gotten out of it years ago if it weren't for his pension.

When he goes on a job they let him know how long to expect sometimes that the work will last. If it is a short call, that means it is 2-3 weeks generally. If it is a long call it is from several months to years.

This last job that took us to Plattsburg , New York . It was an asphalt plant. Some company out of the capital did a lot of research and decided the best place for this plant would be in this area. The job would last for several months and then they would take the workers from this job to the next they had going. 
We were there a total of 4 1/2 weeks. When my husband went to work yesterday morning the owners were there with others. The workers were told to just stand by and wait because they were all in an important meeting. And hour later they came out and told all of the workers "the job is shut down. There is no more work." It seems the company in the area that had the monopoly on the asphalt companies didn't want any competition so they bought this other company out. I guess they had haggled the price for a couple weeks and no one knew it. Once the price reached three times what they paid for it they took the money. This is sad because you know the old saying "Money talks". So here we are back at home again waiting for the next job that comes along. It does look promising so far though because summer time everything always hops. Crossing fingers. More on all of this later.
(by the way, it took me 1 1/2 hours to pack everything up to come home) At least we met some more nice folks out there.
Please come back in a couple days....I have an event scheduled to show you.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Please forgive me but I could not help but post this on here. This is so true.....LOL



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth Everyone! Our day is spent loading up and going back to the hotel for another work week.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Once again I will show you two more pictures of where we are.

 The kitchenette surprised me when I first saw it. The cabinets have dishes in them too but the pots and pans are not very clean. I swear people just love grease! You would think the cleaning woman would look at that too. Anyway I scrubbed and scrubbed on them but no dice. I just walked across the street to the dollar store and bought a few cheap pans to cook in. I used them for the first time last night and they really are not bad pans.


The headboard on this bed was hand carved. The mattress is so plush it is hard to get the king size sheets on them. I think that is very unusual for a Motel.

Friday, June 23, 2017

What a find!

When we got to Plattsburgh, New York for my hubbies job, our hotel reservation was booked wrong. No pets! We looked around that city for a very long time trying to find a place that was pet friendly. We found one other that is not even mention-able. So we decided I was going back home and he would have to drive 2 hours one way each day just to get to work. (The hotels were the same price for singles as well as double) Hubby didn't want to go without me. On our way our of that place about 20 miles from the city we stopped at a small place that advertised a Motel. We thought we would try. It was the best decision we have ever made! They say things happen for a reason so maybe that is why we couldn't find a place earlier. I will share a few photos with you. WE are in #3. It is a kitchenette. I will send more photos next time. (Internet is here as well as you can see. I have been calling my family through the Google Voice program. I have to go way outside to use the cell phone.) I was amazed by the inside of this place for being a country motel.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Off We Go!!!!

My husband travels from time to time for work. This area is barren. We got the call today for the next job. It is a little over two hours away this time. (The last one was 4 1/2.) Now I am in a panic to get things together and get on the road Sunday. Bright and early Monday Hubby starts his new job. The hotel we are staying at has WiFi so I am hoping everything works well where I can get on here still. I guess it is time to get back to my novel again. I have a really large cross-stitch picture I am working on of an angel also. The house cleaning never came to fruition. The woman I spoke of earlier sure has a monopoly on things.
 I originally wasn't going to go with the hubby but we found out it is the same price for two people to stay as it is 1 in the hotel room. We have been married over 34 years now and the only time we have been apart was from the birth of our daughter and one trip to Texas many years ago.  I can honestly say we love each others company. I found my soul mate.
More on this later and maybe even a few pictures.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

What is wrong with the work force today?

I swear people get their jobs these days just turning on a faucet. They have no idea how to do their jobs! It is once again time for a vent session. Bear with me please.

My husband and I are struggling a bit right now but we make sure the bills are always paid on time no matter what. We try our best to keep our credit good. Now with that being said.....

For the last two days I have gotten a phone call telling me a payment was never received. Even though I put two checks into an envelope (one for my husbands account and another for my hubbies). They have both cleared the bank a week ago, They tell me they got the payment for my husbands account but not for mine. I have to show them proof that I sent the check to them. (remember I said, they already cashed it)

We live in the boonies and the bank is only open 3 days a week. So I now have to wait until tomorrow to go down and get a copy of the check to send to them. It usually takes a week to process anything. They are raising my bill now because they have no proof of payment.

Are we teaching idiots for these jobs? I talked to a supervisor too. She said not to send both payments in the same envelope even though they are due at the same time and go to the same place. (I have sent them in the same envelope for the past two years and never had any trouble until now) And I will continue to send it the same way.

What do you think?


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Housecleaning

Most people when they hear the word "house cleaning" try to put it off for as long as they can. I guess I came from a different mold. I would rather clean house than cook or wash dishes or even do laundry. I know it is just rinse and repeat like anything else us ladies do each day but it is my favorite of all of the tasks. As I have said in an earlier post, I used to house clean years ago. Most of the clients I had are no longer alive. I did manage to contact one of them for a reference. The woman told me she would give me a glowing report and was glad to hear from me after all these years.

The location where we live is a very small community. They still call it a village instead of a town. The outskirts of this place is called a town so there are two different types of taxes. Even the bank here still have those steel bars in place in front of the tellers. Anyway now I am off the beaten track.
(Some day I will drag out pictures and post them on here)

One lady in the village has the monopoly on the house cleaning jobs. The first thing I did was to call her. She is no longer taking any new clients because she just can't handle any more people. (by the way, this is a tourist, retirement community). She was going to send the over flow to me. I did get one elderly couple that I went to see and set up an appointment to clean their two story home. Before the appointment got here she came by the house and rescheduled due to family coming for the Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday she was at my door again cancelling the cleaning job all together. Her husband is on hospice and after the confusion over the holiday he is not doing so well. Of course I understood and thanked her for letting me know. (Now I am back to no one again.) I re-called the gal that has the monopoly on the house cleaning. It was like I had talked to her for the first time. Sigh....
All I wanted to do was to make a little extra cash to help out. No telling what the future holds in this department in the future. More on this later I guess. By rereading this it looks like I was venting. I guess we all have to from time to time.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I just had to share this photo with you. My sister-in-law has an app on her phone that can turn photo into bubbles or bottles. This one turned out so good.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Remodeling.....It sounds exciting for someone when the job is done, doesn't it? Well, in a past post I have told you how we finally sold my mother in laws house. The people that bought it is a young couple. They are very nice. With that being said, let me tell you what they are doing with the house. My hubby and I didn't want to see the place torn down but it was badly in need of repair. We got lucky. This couple is completely re-gutting the home. The only thing they are not replacing is the shell of the house. Here is one of the rooms they have gutted out. I will show you the before and now the torn out version. I can't wait to see what the finished product will be. The young woman has told me her plans for it and I will take pictures as they go. The picture below is when we were removing everything from the home right before it was sold. ( More on all of this again later.....)


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Job Hunting

First of all I do not have a specialized skill. It has been so many years since I worked out of the home except to clean houses. I am almost 60 and to think I have no specialized skill at this point is so sad. I sat down a couple weeks ago and started job searches on the internet.



My trouble is I have no resume because the places I have worked for in the past no longer exist.


I have dived into the classifieds to see what is available for a no skilled person. Also on the internet.


What a joke that has been. All you get is telemarketers calling at all hours for something you never signed up for! 
I am very discouraged at this point but will continue to search for something.

This morning I had an interview with an older couple to clean their home. It looks like this will be my answer for now.



Tuesday, May 9, 2017



I just love this little fellow. He really is my protector, following me around constantly until he just gets pooped and has to take a power nap. We have had many dogs over the years but this guy is happy all the time. As soon as he opens his eyes he wags his tail. I swear he talks to me when it is food time or for going out for his business, even when he wants me to play with his toys.I can only hope and pray he is with us for a very long time. Below are two of his favorites.


Sunday, April 30, 2017






Series Description

This 1957 version of the Zorro TV show was a 30 minute adventure action series on ABC about "the other masked man". Like the Lone Ranger, Don Diego Del la Vega dons his mask (and cape) and becomes "Zorro", defender of the weak and downtrodden from the corrupt government officials in 1820s California. One of the few shows that had action without getting overly violent.
A great family adventure series!

Zorro Cast

Guy Williams .............. Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro
Henry Calvin .............. Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
George J. Lewis ........... Don Alejandro De La Vega
Gene Sheldon .............. Bernardo

Saturday, April 29, 2017





You Bet Your Life

Series Description

You Bet Your Life was actually two programs in one. First, Groucho Marx would "interview" two contestants by asking them questions about their lives. Groucho was truly a master at finding a joke somewhere in just about every answer they gave. After the "joking around" portion of the program, the quiz show would begin. The contestants could win money by correctly answering trivia questions. This process would continue with more pairs of contestants and the pair that won the most money would get a bonus round.

You Bet Your Life Cast

Groucho Marx ........ Host
George Fenneman ..... Announcer
Marilyn Burtis ...... Secret Word Girl

Friday, April 28, 2017





The X-Files

Series Description

The X-Files was a 60 minute sci-fi series on the FOX Network. It was about a man and a woman who worked together as investigators for the FBI. Their cases were typically ones that involved strange happenings that were impossible to explain. Special Agent Fox Mulder usually felt that the cause involved the paranormal or aliens from outer space and his partner Special Agent Dana Scully played the skeptic who usually couldn't explain their cases in any other way no matter how hard she tried.

The X-Files Cast

David Duchovny ....... Special Agent Fox William Mulder
Gillian Anderson ..... Special Agent Dana Katherine Scully
William B. Davis ..... Spender, The Cigarette-Smoking Man
Mitch Pileggi ........ Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner (1994-2002)
Tom Braidwood ........ Melvin Frohike (1994-2002)
Dean Haglund ......... Ringo Langly (1994-2002)
Bruce Harwood ........ John Fitzgerald Byers (1994-2002)
Nicholas Lea ......... Alex Krycek (1994-2002)
Sheila Larken ........ Margaret Scully (1994-2002)
Steven Williams ...... Mr. X (1994-2002)
Chris Owens .......... Special Agent Jeffrey Spender (1996-2002)

Thursday, April 27, 2017







Wagon Train

Series Description

Wagon Train was a 60 minute (90 minutes in season 7 only) western action series on NBC for its first five seasons and on ABC thereafter. It told the stories of pioneers travelling through the unsettled territories to reach California. Along the way they encountered "wild" Indians, cattle rustlers, con men, blizzards in the mountains, running out of water in the desert and every other hazard you can imagine. The series also often explored the motivations that caused average people to leave civilization for the unknown lives they would find in the Western United States!

Wagon Train Cast

Ward Bond .......... Major Seth Adams
John McIntire ...... Christopher Hale
Robert Horton ...... Flint McCullough
Terry Wilson ....... Bill Hawks
Frank McGrath ...... Charlie Wooster
Denny Miller ....... Duke Shannon
Robert Fuller ...... Cooper Smith
Michael Burns ...... Barnaby West

Wednesday, April 26, 2017





The Virginian

The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie.
It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western.

The Virginian Cast:

The Virginian.........................Played by James Drury
Judge Garth...........................Lee J. Cobb
Trampas...............................Doug McClure
Steve Hill............................Gary Clarke
Betsy Garth...........................Roberta Shore
Randy Benton..........................Randy Boone
Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker...........Clu Gulager
Jennifer Sommers......................Diane Roter
(Was brought in as the Judge's niece after Roberta
Shore left the show)
Morgan Starr..........................John Dehner
( Morgan Starr was brought in to run the ranch for
 Judge Garth because of Garth's appointment as
 Governor of Wyoming.)
John Grainger.........................Charles Bickford

Tuesday, April 25, 2017





The Unit

Series Description

The Unit was a 60 minute military action series on CBS about a covert unit of U.S. Army Special Forces who took on the most difficult missions no matter where they had to travel worldwide. Most of the missions were related to terrorism but finding missing servicemen, defeating evil dictators, and capturing valuable in-tell were also among their objectives.

The Unit Cast

Dennis Haysbert .............. Jonas "Snake Doctor" Blane
Regina Taylor ................ Molly Blane
Scott Foley .................. Bob "Cool Breeze" Brown
Audrey Marie Anderson ........ Kim Brown
Max Martini .................. Mack "Dirt Diver" Gerhardt
Abby Brammell ................ Tiffy Gerhardt
Robert Patrick ............... Colonel Tom Ryan
Demore Barnes ................ Hector Williams
Alyssa Shafer ................ Serena Brown
Michael Irby ................. Charles Grey

Monday, April 24, 2017





Tarzan

Series Description

The Target: The Corruptors TV show BC This version of the Tazan TV show was a 60 minute crime action/adventure series on NBC about a man who had been raised by apes in the jungle. He had eventually been found and spent years being educated in the civilized world but he never cared much for man's corrupt society so he decided to return to his old life in the jungle. Along with his chimpanzee (Cheetah) and Jai, he once again fought for good against the local bad guys.

Tarzan Cast

Ron Ely .................. Tarzan
Manuel Padilla Jr. ....... Jai

Saturday, April 22, 2017



Sanford and Son


Series Description

Sanford And Son was a 30 minute comedy series on NBC about a 65-year-old bigoted, stubborn, grumpy, Afro-American man named Fred Sanford who, along with his 34-year-old son Lamont, ran a junk business in Los Angeles, California. Fred somehow managed to find ways to get Lamont to do most of the work on their junk business even though Lamont was really only there because he knew that dad needed him. Fred was also always coming up with some "get rich quick" scheme that would backfire and Lamont would have to help him out of the jam.

Sanford And Son Cast

Redd Foxx ............... Fred Sanford
Demond Wilson ........... Lamont Sanford
LaWanda Page ............ Aunt Esther
Whitman Mayo ............ Grady Wilson


Friday, April 21, 2017





The Rifleman


Series Description

The Rifleman TV show starred Chuck Connors in this 30 minute family western action series on ABC. Connors portrayed a widower who raised his son Mark to be a decent and caring, but strong man in the old West. His one desire was to successfully homestead his ranch in North Fork, New Mexico. The Marshall of North Fork, however, had a difficult time handling the weekly "bad guys" and in each episode Lucas had to get out his Winchester Rifle and help the Marshall protect himself, his son, and his neighbors.

The Rifleman Cast

Chuck Connors ......... Lucas McCain (The Rifleman)
Johnny Crawford ....... Mark McCain
Paul Fix .............. Marshal Micah Torrance
Hope Summers .......... Hattie Denton
Harlan Warde .......... John Hamilton (1958-62)
John Harmon ........... Eddie Halstead (1958-62)
Joan Taylor ........... Milly Scott (1960-62)
Edgar Buchanan ........ Doc Burrage (1958-59)
Rhys Williams ......... Doc Burrage (1959-60)
Ralph Moody ........... Doc Burrage (1960-63)

Thursday, April 20, 2017





Quincy, M.E.


Series Description

Quincy, M.E. was a 60 minute drama series on NBC. Plot lines would begin with a death that would appear to be from natural causes. Quincy, however, would notice something that would cause him to suspect foul play. Then he would changes roles from Medical Examiner to detective and solve the murder that was "unseen" by all others. Quincy's boss would always get upset believing that Quincy was seeing evidence that didn't exist. The police department didn't care for him
"shouldering-in" on their territory either! That didn't even slow him down in his quest to solve the crime!

Quincy, M.E. Cast

Jack Klugman ........ Doctor Quincy
Robert Ito .......... Sam Fujiyama
John S. Ragin ....... Doctor Robert Asten
Val Bisoglio ........ Danny Tovo
Joseph Roman ........ Sergeant Brill
Garry Walberg ....... Lieutenant Frank Monahan
Diane Markoff ....... Diane
Lynette Mettey ...... Lee Potter
Anita Gillette ...... Doctor Emily Hanover