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

Wednesday, April 19, 2017





The Patty Duke Show

Series Description

The Patty Duke Show was a comedy series about two teen-aged female cousins who look exactly alike. Their interchanging of identities allow them to engage in activities which usually ends out in trouble for the "twins".

Cast:

Patty Duke .................... Patty Lane / Cathy Lane
William Schallert ............. Martin Lane
Jean Byron .................... Natalie Lane
Paul O'Keefe .................. Ross Lane
Eddie Applegate ............... Richard Harrison
Rita McLaughlin ............... Patty Duke's Body Double
Kitty Sullivan ................ Sue Ellen Turner
Alberta Grant ................. Maggie
Skip Hinnant .................. Ted
Susan Melvin .................. Nicki Lee
John McGiver .................. J.R. Castle
Ann Alford .................... Eileen
Kelly Wood .................... Gloria
Robyn Miller .................. Roz

Tuesday, April 18, 2017





The Odd Couple

Series Description

The Odd Couple TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on ABC about two men who shared an apartment. One was a neat freak and the other was just about the biggest slob the world has ever seen! And that's just one thing where they were total opposites! They were the best of friends occasionally and at each other's throats the rest of the time!

The Odd Couple Cast

Tony Randall ............... Felix Unger
Jack Klugman ............... Oscar Trevor Madison
Al Molinaro ................ Murray Greshler
Brett Somers ............... Blanche Madison
Larry Gelman ............... Vinnie
Carole Shelley ............. Gwendolyn Pigeon (First Season)
Monica Evans ............... Cecily Pigeon (First Season)
Ryan McDonald .............. Roy (First Season)
Archie Hahn ................ Roger (Fourth Season)
Garry Walberg .............. Speed (Episodes 1-4)
Pamelyn Ferdin ............. Edna Unger (Episodes 1-2)
Joan Hotchkis .............. Dr. Nancy Cunningham (Episodes 1-2)
Elinor Donahue ............. Miriam Welby (Episodes 3-4)