Saturday, October 14, 2017

Update here:

Well here we are five weeks into staying into a hotel again. Did I tell you we accidentally ended up getting a handicapped room? When I first called for this place I asked for a fridge , microwave and a king size bed. Well I got them all alright. Ha! The girl that made the reservation for us gave us a really good deal too. We don’t pay the usual price so we decided just to stay in this room.

The shower was the first thing to get used to. It is a roll-in one. A person with a wheel chair would just roll in it and seat himself on the chair in there and then take the shower. It has two shower heads. One of the original ones and then the hand held one. I have gotten to where I really like the shower though once I got used to it. You don’t step over a tub and I found out I can bathe Andy in it really easy. I don’t like the looks of the tile in the bathroom so I have taken it upon myself to get the floor scrubbed. We are going to be here for quite some time so I want the thing really clean when you step out of the shower curtain. Since we are a regular they come in every three days to clean the room. But I do get fresh towels every day. Most of the girls here are really nice. The guy that runs the management part of it is younger than me.

I finally bought a electric frying pan to cook in the room occasionally. We are so tired of the same stuff from the restaurant next door. Once in a while though we have an Italian place down the road deliver.

I walk around this place five times every day no matter what the weather does. Plus I go and visit with the help from time to time and of course all the times I walk Andy.

I do miss home though because these four walls get smaller and smaller as the weeks go by. We are hoping to get home for Thanksgiving at least. But the other day Mike came home and said he may have to work the day after Thanksgiving. I hope he takes that day off so we can go home and get some winter clothes too. Otherwise I will be on a shopping spree I really can't afford right now. I brought all sorts of clothes for him not knowing what all the job entailed. More on all this later I guess.........

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I hope I have not posted these before. I got first place ribbons on there at the fair years back. Thought I would share them with you. This is cross stitching:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Well here I am....found out if I pull the table over by the entry of the room and the window I have internet. Too bad it took me so long to figure this one out. I naturally thought to set the laptop on the desk in here. Anyway, I am putting in a couple pictures for you to see. (I have not taken one of the bad yet because they make them a special way when they change things every three days. Then I will snap a shot.) Please remember this is a handicapped room. Everything is cramped in. I had to ask for the table and chairs. The bathroom is called a roll in shower. I like it. They have a regular shower head just above the hand held one. I could not fit it into the picture. I can bathe the dog so easily this way. LOL. There is also a microwave, fridge with a small freezer, ironing board and iron, coffee maker and blow dryer. Since I have been here I have gotten the new fridge/freezer and a full coffee maker. They only had a one cup one in here before. (The first fridge did not have a freezer and I had to keep going down to the office each day to get the blue ice for Mike's lunch box out of their freezer.)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Update here:

Still working on this issue. I am down to the office right now using their connection. Don't give up on me just yet. LOL

Friday, September 15, 2017

Quick update here:

They are working on the internet here putting in a new service. I am lucky to get on right now. I hope it is fixed soon. It is hard not getting on line each day.
More on this later I hope........Take care all.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Here we go again!

Bright and early in the morning Hubby and I are going to drive to Pennsylvania. His next job is there. We already have reservations at a hotel until we can find a kitchenette somewhere. We think this job will last for quite some time. We are also hoping to come back home for Thanksgiving and restock on clothes. This is the time of year where it is cool in the mornings and at nightfall but warm during the day. It is hard to know what to wear.

I will post pictures here as I get them. We are suppose to have Wifi but I don't know how good that is yet in the area.
 Wish us luck!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

You ever feel like just being silly? I was in Walmart this morning and stopped the coca cola guy in there and asked if he had done anything really silly today. Of course he looked at me like I was nuts. I put this head on and he took my picture with my phone camera. He had a good laugh afterwards. It never hurts to laugh.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

When it rains it pours!

Are we the only area that has nothing but rain almost everyday this summer? I know it makes things green but this is just ridiculous.  At this point I feel like we are growing web feet!  One week we are muggy and in the eighties and the next week we are either in the sixties or low seventies. This is my favorite time of year and I just can't enjoy it. Winter is right on our heels. And I am one of those people that like to hibernate during that time. I have lived in the north east for 35 years and I still can't stand the cold. I keep telling myself we are going to relocate when hubby retires in a few years if not before that. That is the only thing that gets me through.

Two weeks ago we had a warning light come on in the car and had to pull over. Thankfully someone came along and brought us a 5 gallon jug of water. The radiator had blew. We would add a little water and race down the road a couple miles then pull over and let it cool down to try again. It took us over half an hour to go about four miles to Monroe Muffler. $546.00 later we were back on the road again.

Yesterday I was on my way to get groceries. (it is always a long ways to go to the stores). Half way there that blasted red light came on again with the warning signal. I quickly pulled over. Smoke was coming out of the hood. Hubby was working so I called the brother in law to bring water. He did but as soon as we put the water in it quickly just went right back out. Finally a tow truck came and took it to the garage. Now here I am waiting for the results of this disaster. I wish this black cloud would move on.

Who can afford a new vehicle these days? I am still paying on this one!

I hope your days are going better than mine.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


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..........................

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


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


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